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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… >>

RD Interview: Mitt Romney
RD Interview: Mitt Romney

On his campaign bus in Zanesville, Ohio, the Republican nominee talks with Reader’s Digest editor… >>

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… >>

Stopping Bullies is Everybody's Business
Stopping Bullies is Everybody’s Business

In the moving video below, news anchor Jennifer Livingston, of CBS affiliate WKBT  in LaCrosse… >>

12 Most Artful Presidential Campaign Posters of All Time
12 Most Artful Presidential Campaign Posters of All Time

In its new book, the Library of Congress celebrates the past two hundred years of presidential… >>