True Stories

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… >>

Eerie & Beautiful: How Natural Science Works
Eerie & Beautiful: How Natural Science Works

Worn out by the draining combination of Sandy (11 days and counting without power) and the… >>

Dance the Night Away for Sandy Relief
Dance the Night Away for Sandy Relief

Since super storm Sandy hit my hometown, I've donated to the Red Cross and dropped off food for… >>

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

In many ways, 2012 was the year of Lincoln: On the big screen, he worked tirelessly to ensure the… >>

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Coloring the News: Kids With Crayons Cover Current Events

In mid-June, swarms of honeybees took to the streets of New York City, prompting something of a… >>

Cold Dog in a Onesie Will Warm Your Heart
Cold Dog in a Onesie Will Warm Your Heart

File this under "Aww": English pooch Lily has a rare bacterial skin infection that's taken her fur… >>

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Chuckstrong: The Most Inspiring NFL Story of 2012

“Touchdowns and tackles. Those are usually a few things we think about during a typical football… >>

Brave Vets, Great Cause, Cool T-Shirts
Brave Vets, Great Cause, Cool T-Shirts

A new initiative from Threadless Causes, a philanthropic offshoot of the internet t-shirt vendor… >>

Boston Bombing: An Emotional First Aid Kit
Boston Bombing: An Emotional First Aid Kit

Once again, senseless carnage has been visited upon the innocent. And once again, we are following… >>

Awesome Acts of Charity You Probably Never Heard Of
Awesome Acts of Charity You Probably Never Heard Of

When a billionaire like Bill Gates whips out his checkbook to help the less fortunate, it's not so… >>

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America Says Thanks: Wal-Mart to Hire Veterans Seeking Jobs

Facing a staggering unemployment rate of over 20 percent, much higher than the national average… >>

Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride: Flying Pioneers
Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride: Flying Pioneers

One day after the announcement that Sally Ride, the first woman astronaut in space, had died, there… >>

Amazing Pearl Harbor Story Finally Published... 71 Years Later
Amazing Pearl Harbor Story Finally Published… 71 Years Later

The USS Arizona burns on December 7, 1941. "There was blood and the fear of death—and death… >>

Amazing Athletes: Three Must-See Videos
Amazing Athletes: Three Must-See Videos

As an aging soccer player and runner, I love seeing spectacular displays of athleticism in… >>

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A Vivid Reminder: One Vietnam Vet’s Quest

This vivid Washington Post profile of Jan Scruggs, the driving force behind the Vietnam Veterans… >>

A Movie That Sings, From a Member of the Dave Matthews Band
A Movie That Sings, From a Member of the Dave Matthews Band

When I trace back the events that have led to my greatest happiness, inevitably I arrive at this… >>

A Deaf Person's Favorite Music
A Deaf Person’s Favorite Music

As my co-workers can attest, I spend a good part of most work days with ear buds firmly in place… >>