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.
My Dad Sent Me a Fruitcake Every Year for Christmas. The Last One Didn’t Arrive Until a Year A...
My father resembled a fruitcake. One year, he even sent one. It never arrived.
I’m a Teacher—Here’s Why I Won’t Go Back to School When It Reopens
A college professor explains why online learning can benefit both teachers and students—and it’s not just about staying safe during...
Students Noticed One Boy Was Wearing the Same Clothes Every Day, so They Stepped in to Help
"They went home and hunted through their own drawers and closets."
The Two Most Important Things My Dad Passed Down to Me: My Love of Bikes and a Strong Character
He taught me how to ride and all the rules of the road.
Read One Teacher’s Genius Response to the Question “What Do You Make?”
Teacher Taylor Mali's unforgettable, searing retort to a thoughtless question certainly put a dinner companion in his place—and can make...
Two Nurses Working at the Same Hospital Discover They’re Half Sisters
Holly O'Brien and Meagan Hughes noticed startling parallels in their lives. They are originally from South Korea. They were adopted....
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...
How Star Wars Helped Me Bond with My Dad
The film holds a special place in many people's hearts, but its place in my heart also includes my dad.
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.
Why I Stopped Complaining About Quarantine—And You Should Too
Staying at home provided me with a golden opportunity to embrace mindfulness and gratitude.
I’m an Extrovert—Here’s How I’m Surviving Quarantine
This "new normal" will never feel normal, but these five things are helping me feel a little more at peace...
Why It’s So Important for Daughters to See Their Parents Working
It's an apprenticeship in resilience.
Anonymous Donor Writes Check for $55,000 After Reading a Reader’s Digest Article
In one of the Nicest Places in America, high school students lead the way in caring for those in their...
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...
This Family Raised a Baby Goose for a Year—20 Years Later, It Returned Home
When two adult geese left their gosling behind, a human family stepped in to raise him. Many years later, the...
After Losing Touch and Not Seeing Each Other for Years, This Woman Recognized Her Sister in a Crowd ...
I was crossing a very busy street when I heard something familiar.
A Man in His 60s Working Towards His Masters Proves That You’re Never too Old to Learn
At 63, Jerry Valencia was determined to get his college degree—and his master’s too.
My Grandfather Left the Structure of His Old House to Rot in a Field. Here’s Why I’ll Never Tear it ...
The old farmhouse was abandoned and falling apart. But tearing it down would be like razing the author’s past.
One Student Taped a Dollar on the Whiteboard After He Found It on the Ground—Then the Money Started ...
High school students have a lot more power than they may realize.
A 4-Week-Old Baby Was in Desperate Need of a Home. The Couple That Took Him in Knew He Was Meant to ...
Sarah Mouracade thought she would never have a child—then a miracle happened.
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.