True Stories

Must-Read Book: 'Bringing in Finn'
Must-Read Book: ‘Bringing in Finn’

Most births don't make headlines unless the mother is, say, Snooki. But the arrival of Chicago mom… >>

Must See: Absolutely Gorgeous Bird Photos
Must See: Absolutely Gorgeous Bird Photos

You don't have to be a bird watcher or a bird lover to enjoy Audubon Magazine's Top 100 Photos of… >>

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Music to Help a Community Impacted by Violence

Late last week, Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer released a musical tribute to the… >>

More Tough Times for America's Post Offices
More Tough Times for America’s Post Offices

An article published yesterday in The New York Times is bringing more attention to the troubles… >>

Meet the Superhumans of the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team
Meet the Superhumans of the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team

As we prepare to kick back over the long Labor Day weekend, 227 American athletes are in London to… >>

Meet My New Hero: Triple Amputee Todd Love
Meet My New Hero: Triple Amputee Todd Love

If you're like me and you need the occasional shot of pure inspiration, say hello to Marine Cpl… >>

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Major Moments in GOP Convention History

Although the tradition of political conventions has changed greatly over the years—in the past… >>

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Laura and Louis, A Love Story

Sometimes a book, a story, insinuates itself into my heart and I want to tell the world. In my… >>

Laughter: Really the Best Medicine
Laughter: Really the Best Medicine

It’s not every day that a man walks around a field of cows wearing nothing but a pink tutu. Or… >>

Last Chance: Take One Minute to Support Some Fantastic Charities
Last Chance: Take One Minute to Support Some Fantastic Charities

On December 8th, NBC and Chase are giving $2 million away to a handful of fantastic charities, and… >>

Is Fear Holding You Back?
Is Fear Holding You Back?

How's this for emotional: BuddyMedia's founder, Mike Lazerow, takes a poignant retrospective of… >>

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Inspiring: Golden Retrievers Provide Comfort in Newtown

Newtown schools are just now reopening after last Friday's tragedy, and Sandy Hook Elementary will… >>

In Zoo News: Chimp Thinks Like Human
In Zoo News: Chimp Thinks Like Human

Santino, a feisty male chimpanzee at the Furuvik Zoo in Sweden, is known for throwing rocks at… >>

How Bill Gates Predicted the iPhone … in 1995
How Bill Gates Predicted the iPhone … in 1995

Talk about a visionary: I was blown away by Gates’ description of something that is eerily like… >>

How a Little-Known Web Browser Took Over Belarus
How a Little-Known Web Browser Took Over Belarus

Those not inclined toward obsessive techiness may not spend a lot of time thinking about which… >>

Holiday Cheer for Military Families
Holiday Cheer for Military Families

It's already that time of year: Starbucks' annual red cups are out in full force, our favorite… >>

Happy Ending for Kitten Saved by Miracle Dog
Happy Ending for Kitten Saved by Miracle Dog

Here's a bit of inspiring news: a 4-year-old Pekingese pooch named Mittens recently saved the life… >>

Great Kids: Tennessee Teens Honor Their Special Pal With Homecoming Crown
Great Kids: Tennessee Teens Honor Their Special Pal With Homecoming Crown

In a touching twist to the traditional story of homecoming king and queen, three teenage nominees… >>

File Under Fuzzy: 5 Warm Christmas Gestures from Everyday Americans
File Under Fuzzy: 5 Warm Christmas Gestures from Everyday Americans

I can't help but get that fuzzy feeling reading about these incredible holiday acts of… >>

Fascinating Art: Do You Have a Doppelgänger?
Fascinating Art: Do You Have a Doppelgänger?

Doppelgänger theory suggests that everyone has a double, somewhere in the world. But, is it… >>