How I Survived an Awkward Family Dinner with My Humor Intact
Stand-up comedian Zach Zimmerman recounts their first family dinner in four years, proving with their trademark humor that you can go home again
20 Sweet Stories About Moms (That Will Make You Want to Call Yours)
Mother's Day 2022 is coming up on May 8. These readers' stories offer much-needed mom love and inspiration.
13 Sweet Vintage Letters to Santa—from Almost 100 Years Ago
Sweet, vintage letters to Santa from Texas farm kids recall a simpler, more generous time.
Mitch Albom on What It Means to Be a Real Father to a Special Orphan
What is a real father? An orphan in Haiti teaches bestselling author Mitch Albom a wonderful new definition.
10 Clever Ways People Are Celebrating Birthdays Under Quarantine
While COVID-19 may have limited people's abilities to actively go out and celebrate their birthdays, that doesn't mean creative celebrations...
16 Things We’re All Looking Forward to Once Social Distancing Ends
Real-people share stories about what they're most looking forward to doing after self-quarantine restrictions finally let up.
The New Quarantine Hobby I’m Never Giving Up
From making stained glass to growing sourdough starter, 14 people share their new passions—and some great ideas to fill your...
12 Famous Sibling Rivalries Throughout History
Just because you're related to your brother or sister doesn't mean you have to like them. Here are the best...
24 Stories About Meeting Santa That Will Fill You with the Christmas Spirit
Santa Claus has a lot of kids to visit each year, but he never fails to get his job done....
17 Reasons My Favorite Teacher Changed My Life
It only takes one person to make a difference in the life of another—and teachers are often that person. Check...
What It’s Really Like to Live with Someone with Autism
While living with someone who has autism may have plenty of challenges, overall, the experience can be an absolute gift.
This Girl Wrote Her Dad a Letter to Cope with His Death—and Got a Response
Desiree was only four when she lost her Dad. She desperately wanted to talk to him one last time.
One Father’s Battle Between Working and Giving Attention to His Daughter
In this award-winning story, originally published in Reader's Digest in 1969, a father learns to embrace the chaos of his...
15 Cringe-Worthy Stories About the Worst Roommates Ever
And you thought it was bad when your roommates forgot to clean their dishes.
Real Teachers Reveal What It’s Like Teaching a Genius
If you spend enough time teaching, you're bound to eventually encounter a student with truly unbelievable brainpower. Here's how 10...
This Grandma Found the Secret to Staying Close to Her Grandkids—Who Live 800 Miles Away
The tech-savvy grandma will have you rethinking your family reunions, guaranteed.
This Woman Is Raising Money to Open a Salon Accessible to People with Disabilities
Cat Rongitsch, whose stepdaughter has spina bifida, dreams of a place where anyone can feel safe and comfortable getting a...
14 Heartwarming Stories That Prove There’s Nothing in the World Like the Mother-Daughter Bond
Tales of infinite mother-daughter love in 100-words or less.
This Powerful Story Will Convince You to Stop Saying “Let Me Know If You Need Anything”
What does someone who has suffered a sudden trauma and grief most need?
Behold, the Old Barn that Was Transformed into a Basketball Court
When they saw how their friends made an old barn the perfect space for a pickup game, this family decided...
Doctors Thought This Disabled Boy Would Never Speak. Boy, Did Alexander Turner Prove Them Wrong.
Alexander was a strangely motionless and silent baby, and doctors knew of fewer than 100 cases like his in the...
I Was Afraid to Tell My Grandmother I Was Gay. Her Reaction Left Me Speechless.
For years, I lived in fear that my conservative grandmother would discover I was gay. Once she did, the reality...
4 Heartwarming True Tales of Vintage Christmas Kindness
These true stories from readers like you prove that, deep down, Christmas has always been about the joy of giving.
My House Burned Down, and Here’s What It Taught Me: One Mother’s Heart-Pounding True Story
"My family and I survived the blaze, but we thought we’d lost everything else. We were wrong."
“Pull Yourself Together!”: Rob Lowe on the Unexpected Tears of Sending His Son to College
The Emmy award-winning actor had no idea how hard it would be to send his favorite Patriots fan off to...