True Stories

3 Unbelievable True Stories You'll Want to Read this Weekend
3 Unbelievable True Stories You’ll Want to Read this Weekend

As we approach Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and oh yeah, Thanksgiving, many of us will enjoy some… >>

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… >>

'No Excuses': 19 Photos That Will Inspire You
‘No Excuses’: 19 Photos That Will Inspire You

Need a shot in the arm to help push you through the work week? Put down the coffee mug and  take a… >>

the gold and ivory table cloth
Christmas Stories: The Gold and Ivory Tablecloth

A pastor’s impulsive purchase leads to an incredible reunion. Coincidence—or divine guidance?… >>

Thank You for Your Service: How Everyday Americans Help Veterans
Thank You for Your Service: How Everyday Americans Help Veterans

We asked for your stories of gratitude big and small that show how America helps its own returning… >>

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… >>

Hometown Heroes: Building Homes for Disabled Veterans
Hometown Heroes: Building Homes for Disabled Veterans

Back from war, two injured soldiers help other vets rebuild their lives. >>

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… >>

Hometown Heroes: Facebook Friends Save Teen from Suicide
Hometown Heroes: Facebook Friends Save Teen from Suicide

Friends use Facebook to avert a student’s suicide. >>

Your Story, In a Sentence
Your Story, In a Sentence

You've heard the saying, "less is more." My favorite professor once applied that notion to literary… >>

The Year in Miracles: Inspirational Quotes
The Year in Miracles: Inspirational Quotes

Grab a tissue: These miracle stories inspired us with their incredible heroes, amazing acts of… >>

No Small 'Feet': Man Climbs Chicago's Willis Tower with Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Leg
No Small ‘Feet’: Man Climbs Chicago’s Willis Tower with Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Leg

This past Sunday, Zac Vawter, 31, climbed 103 stories of Chicago's Willis Tower with the first… >>

NY Marathon Runners Help a Battered City
NY Marathon Runners Help a Battered City

The New York City Marathon is a world-class race, and some 47,000 runners were psyched to compete… >>

Occupy Sandy: True Heroes in a Time of Crisis
Occupy Sandy: True Heroes in a Time of Crisis

Stranded in my mom’s house during the worst storm to hit the East Coast in my lifetime, scouring… >>

Project America Run: Honoring Our Fallen Troops One Mile at a Time
Project America Run: Honoring Our Fallen Troops One Mile at a Time

If you think running a marathon is impressive, try running one every day. Well, that's exactly… >>

'Oh, Sandy:' Views to a Hurricane
‘Oh, Sandy:’ Views to a Hurricane

News reports, tweets, and status updates about Hurricane Sandy—the big, bad storm that's now… >>

tot and the twister, Laine Enochs
The Tot and the Twister: A Real-Life Tornado Drama

When a tornado struck near their hometown of Forney, Texas, the Enochs almost lost it all: Here's… >>

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Deeds
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Deeds

Who says you have to be a household name or hold an advanced degree to change the world? At… >>

The Perfect Fall Road Trip: No Car Required
The Perfect Fall Road Trip: No Car Required

The first thing I noticed when I spoke with Grace Potter at Farm Aid was her down-to-earth… >>

RD Interview: President Barack Obama
RD Interview: President Barack Obama

During a relaxed conversation with Reader’s Digest editor Liz Vaccariello, the president opens up… >>