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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...


Why I Stopped Complaining About Quarantine—And You Should Too

Staying at home provided me with a golden opportunity to embrace mindfulness and gratitude.


How My Mother’s Lipstick Ritual Is Bringing Me Strength During Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many in a state of uncertainty. However, I've found solace and strength in my mother's...


I’m a Therapist. Here’s How I’m Staying Sane During Coronavirus Quarantine.

We're experiencing a mental health crisis in this country right now.

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.


These People Donated Millions After They Died—But No One Knew They Were Rich

In life, they were humble secretaries, 
teachers, and janitors. 
When they died, they were richer 
than anyone knew—and they 
gave...

13 Times Fortune Cookies Literally Changed People’s Lives

That fortune can be surprisingly accurate—or incredibly beneficial: Check out these amazing stories of fortune-cookie inspired luck.


The 17 Most Inspirational Kids of 2022

They've created life-saving innovations, founded nonprofit organizations, and raised money for important causes all before reaching legal age. The future's...


How to Find More Meaning In Your Life, According to 5 People Who Did

Living a meaningful life can be different for everyone, but in these five incredible people found that what really matters...


4 First, Humble Jobs of CEOs That Will Remind You Anything Is Possible

When we encounter top industry leaders it seems as though they were always successful. The truth is everyone has to...

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...


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.


A Groundbreaking New Water Park for People with Disabilities Just Opened—and You Have to See It

Morgan’s Inspiration Island is the first water park of its kind. Thanks to its amazing technology, it's both inclusive and...



8 Incredible True Stories That Prove Good Karma Is Real

What goes around comes around—and sometimes that's a good thing.

This Little Girl’s Love of Elderly People Will Melt Your Heart

When a four-year-old bumps into a widower at the grocery store, the karma is instant—and everlasting.


Why Hundreds of Teens Are Turning to This Farm for a Better Life

In this organization, horseback riding is more than just a pastime; it's a chance to change your life.


The Most Beautiful Life Story Lies in This Woman’s Button Box

A button box can tell a lot about the milestones in a person’s life, as one woman found out when...


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Decades After Tying the Knot, This Couple Finally Got to Walk Down the Aisle Together

Bill and Alice have been together for more than 50 years.



He Was Left with Nothing in the Slums of India. Then He Met Someone Who Taught Him a Powerful Lesson.

Leon Logothetis swapped his office job for a trek across America on five dollars a day, but even after his...



Her Teacher Was Long Dead. Here’s Why This Student Wrote a Touching Thank-You Note Anyway.

This teacher not only taught his class about the periodic table, but also inspiration and curiosity.

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Try Not to Cry While You Watch This 10-Year-Old Girl Get a Doll With a Prosthetic Leg Like Hers

If this little girl's tears of joy don't warm your heart, nothing will.



This 9-Year-Old Girl’s Walk to School Was Filled With Homeless People. So She Raised $14,000 f...

Donating to Khloe Thompson's charity could help hundreds of people in need.



A Store Clerk Offers Wisdom to an Impatient Customer: Cherish Your Mother

"It's the little moments that'll come back to you. Moments like this. I know."


This Small-Town Cop Set a Prisoner Free. Here’s the Heartwarming Reason He Came Back.

The policemen assumed their prisoner was long gone, but dad knew best.