True Stories

Technology Unites Relatives in New Type of Family Portrait
Technology Unites Relatives in New Type of Family Portrait

Whether you're wearing matching ugly sweaters or experiencing other awkward moments with your… >>

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… >>

Willie Nelson Has More Friends Than You
Willie Nelson Has More Friends Than You

The greatest concert I’ve ever seen wasn’t The Stones or Springsteen. It was Willie Nelson… >>

'Thanks, Mom!' Comic Artist Captures Special Power of Gift-Giving
‘Thanks, Mom!’ Comic Artist Captures Special Power of Gift-Giving

We've all got gifts on the mind this time of year, but when's the last time you gave (or received)… >>

Read This, Feel Smarter
Read This, Feel Smarter

Prepare to be the most informed relative/coworker/friend in your circle this holiday season. New… >>

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The Heroes of Sandy Hook

As the details emerge and the country struggles with the immense horror of the massacre at Sandy… >>

Must-See: The Tale of the Abandoned Piano
Must-See: The Tale of the Abandoned Piano

Art is where you find it, they say. Filmmaker Anthony Sherin found it right outside his window on a… >>

Send a Card, Save a Dog
Send a Card, Save a Dog

The North Shore Animal League America, the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption… >>

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… >>

Relax, Earthlings, NASA Says the End is Not Near
Relax, Earthlings, NASA Says the End is Not Near

Apocalypse believers who fervently expect the world to end on December 21 are in for a surprise… >>

Old News: How 12/12/12 Was Covered in 1912
Old News: How 12/12/12 Was Covered in 1912

Before you get too excited about today's date, remember that it happens once a century, like… >>

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Slavery in America: Letter From a Free Man

A former slave sends his “Old Master” fierce words, dry wit—and a bill. >>

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Football Safety: Why I Broke Up With the Sport

A sportswriter and longtime fan won’t be tuning in anymore. The reasoning behind his decision is… >>

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Survival Story: The Little Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Help

Eight-year-old Robert was nonverbal with an autism spectrum disorder, so when he vanished in a… >>

Dr. Phil Shares
Dr. Phil Shares “The Holiday I’ll Never Forget.”

A secret father-son pact still delights TV show host and author Phil McGraw decades later. >>

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

"There was blood and the fear of death—and death itself—in the emergency room as doctors… >>

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This is What Real Sportsmanship Looks Like

Jared Stevens, a teenager from Brentwood, Tennessee with severe cerebral palsy, realized his… >>

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… >>

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Why Can’t Linda Carswell Get Her Husband’s Heart Back?

After an inconclusive autopsy report, Jerry Carswell’s heart remains in a refrigerated cabinet in… >>

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… >>