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You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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How David Lee Roth of Van Halen Almost Ruined My Marriage

I thought the man I’d married was a 
rock star. That turned out to be closer 
to the truth than I ever imagined.

I Was on the Fence About Hiring a Cleaning Person, So I Got a Roomba Instead

Long before Marie Kondo, there was Roomba. 
In this classic from 2003, Mary Roach 
gives the robot vacuum cleaner...


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10 Valuable Items People Have Found by Accident

Ever stumble upon something valuable? It’s an incredible feeling.


16 Photos That Celebrate the Good in All of Us

As we navigate through this unprecedented time, the number of people who need help continues to grow.


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21 Moving Photos of Kindness in the Time of Coronavirus

Tough times can truly bring out the best in people.

Top Photographers Choose the Pictures That Make Them Happy

We asked photographers to send us the one image that most says "happiness" through their lens; these are a few...


9 Photos of the Most Dramatic Rescues from Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey killed at least 14 victims and left dozens injured in a category 4 hurricane—the most powerful one to...

This Adorable Little Girl Thought This Bride Was a Princess, and Her Reaction Is Precious

One little girl's fairy tale came true when she mistook a bride for the princess in her favorite book. The...



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These Twin Sisters Got Married the Same Day and Dressed Exactly Alike, and the Photos Are AMAZING

These Indiana sisters did everything together; from sharing their wedding to raising their kids as siblings.


A Fire, A Grieving Family, and the Kind Strangers Who Saved Photos—and Memories

When photos are all that remain after an unthinkable tragedy, a team of experts cleans away the ashes.

These Inspiring Photos Helped a Child with Muscular Dystrophy

An amateur photographer helps a boy with muscular dystrophy achieve his dreams.


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‘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


Photo Essay: Sound and Vision

Ever been inside a guitar? A team of German art directors and photographers commissioned to make an advertising campaign for...