True Stories

we hear you america, movies Higginsville, Missouri
We Hear You America: Higginsville, Missouri

Without a modern projector so residents can watch digital movies, the Davis Theatre, a fixture in… >>

heroes of the hurricane, Seaside Heights, NJ
Inspiring Stories: The Heroes of Hurricane Sandy

When Sandy hit the East Coast, these American heroes sprang into action, proving that spirit can… >>

Teen Saves Others from Deer Attack Using a Hammer
Teen Saves Others from Deer Attack Using a Hammer

When high school student Alexis Vaughan saw a buck attacking a woman, she took matters into her own… >>

Nujood Ali, age 10 and divorced
“I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced”

When her family would not help her escape the horror her life had become, this Yemeni child acted… >>

Teens and Prescription Drugs: Little. Legal. Lethal.
Teens and Prescription Drugs: Little. Legal. Lethal.

Nearly one in five teens has used prescription drugs to get high; one in ten high school seniors… >>

two million reasons for murder
True Crime: Two Million Reasons for Murder

Justin Barber said his wife was killed during a late-night robbery—but the details didn't add up… >>

letter from a free man, Jourdon Anderson
Slavery in America: Letter From a Free Man

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

Barbara Locker with son Robert Wood
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. >>

Linda Carswell
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… >>

magic in the mind, Teller card trick
Magic Tricks Revealed, By Teller: 7 Ways to Fool the Brain

How do magic tricks work? Teller, of Penn & Teller, pulls back the curtain on human perception. >>

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… >>

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… >>

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. >>

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. >>

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… >>

RD Interview: Mitt Romney
RD Interview: Mitt Romney

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

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… >>

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… >>

when Jackie met Queen Elizabeth
When Jackie Kennedy Met the Queen

The first lady famously charmed France’s president Charles de Gaulle, but Britain’s sovereign… >>