True Stories

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Do You Know Why We See Snow as White?

A savant's story reveals the complexity of snowflakes and the simplicity of snow. >>

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Remembering the Boy Who Was Brave

The grieving mother of a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting finds solace in her son's last… >>

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Meet a Very Special Courthouse Dog

Rosie was a "failed" service dog who finally found her calling in the courtroom. >>

Liz Vaccariello
Editor’s Note: Quotable Quotes, The Office Edition

Reader's Digest Editor-In-Chief Liz Vaccariello shares her favorite quotes heard around the office… >>

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Immaculate Obsession: A Neat Freak Recalls a Childhood of Chaos

Ours was a house of things, items saved and stored. We didn't have conversations or emotions; we… >>

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Gamers Give Back: 3 Charities That Help Kids

Looking for an inspired way to do good? Try one of these video game-centric charities. >>

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Photo Essay: A Surfer Makes Waves With Post-Hurricane Relief

After Superstorm Sandy devastated coastal communities in New York and New Jersey, professional… >>

Battle we didn
Photo Essay: A Husband’s Lens on Breast Cancer

Photographer Angelo Merendino documented his late wife's battle with breast cancer, sharing an… >>

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The Day I Felt the Richest

We asked and you answered: here are four incredible moments when our readers felt their richest. >>

Robin McGraw
Robin McGraw Shines a Spotlight on Domestic Violence

One terrible night, her mother’s fierce protective instinct taught Robin McGraw to stand strong. >>