True Stories

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… >>

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The TV Shows That Changed the World

Most of us watch television to be entertained. We may not agree about what's good and what… >>

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… >>