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Interpersonal relationships are a vital part of everyday life. We know relationships aren’t perfect, but we can help guide you through advice on how to fix common issues, things you should and shouldn’t say to the people in your life, and, of course, roundups of funny cartoons and quotes to remind you that laughter can be the best medicine.

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Heartwarming Stories of Teachers Who Changed Their Students’ Lives

Good educators share knowledge. 
Great ones make an impression that stays in their students’ hearts forever.

The Heartwarming Story of a Five-Year-Old Girl Who Asked Her Neighbors to Be Her Grandparents

Bill and Arlene were the most amazing neighbors ever. I’ve got a certificate on my wall to prove it.


13 Heartwarming Stories of Dads Going Above and Beyond for Their Kids

These men have a powerful way of showing their love that goes further than simply saying it.


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13 Random Acts of Kindness in the Age of Coronavirus That’ll Give You Hope

Acts of kindness, no matter how small, can still bring hope during a pandemic.


8 Heartwarming Stories of Older Children Who Finally Found Their Forever Home

It's not just infants who need forever families. Grab a tissue: These adoption stories will make you cry—in the best...

Heartwarming Stories of Relatives Who Found Each Other Through DNA Tests

Millions of people have used commercial 
DNA tests to trace their family trees. For a few 
lucky folks, the results...


22 Famous People You Didn’t Know Are Middle Children

In honor of August's National Middle Child Day, let us bust a pervasive myth for you: No, middle children aren't...

8 Adoptees Who Found Their Birth Parents Through DNA Kits

Who knew that swabbing your cheek could result in family reunions across the world? A simple test is responsible for...


10 Lives That Were Forever Changed Thanks to the Power of Generosity

These stories of radical compassion reveal our inner humanitarians, the part of us that believes that if we live with...


The Stories of These 6 Foster Kids Finding Their Forever Home Will Melt Your Heart

With over 100,000 children in the U.S. foster care system, organizations like The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption can play...


The Heartwarming Reason My Grandma Ironed My Grandpa’s Work Clothes Every Day—Even Though He W...

The author’s grandmother wanted the world 
to see her husband not as an aging farmer with false teeth but exactly...


15 Kids Who Went So Above and Beyond for Their Parents, You’ll Be Brought to Tears

Need a gift idea? Sometimes it's better to show a parent you love them than tell them. These true-life, heartwarming...


This Inspiring 83-Year-Old Runs a 210-Acre Farm—and Has No Plans of Retiring

There’s no mandatory retirement age on this sister’s farm.


How Elephant Polo Is Saving the Elephants—and Kids with Autism

What do you get when you cross the world's largest land mammal with a mallet? Elephant Polo! Bangkok's unique charity...


The Heartwarming Reason My Dad’s Favorite Chair Will Never Leave My House

It's not the most beautiful chair, but it represents the world to me.

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10 Inspiring Books Every Teacher Needs to Read

Whether you're a rookie looking for advice or a seasoned educator seeking inspiration, this collection of books will help you...


Forget Cute Onesies: This Is What Every New Mom Really Needs

It's true that it takes a village to raise a child, but sometimes it just takes a couple extra loads...


One Heartwarming Reason Every Girl Should Have a “Hope Chest” Before Marriage

Piece by piece, I built up for a life filled with hope and love, as I kept alive the hope...


Here’s Why I’ll Never Part With My Beautiful, Handmade, 80-Year-Old Dollhouse

How a special gift showed Margery Zaccheo the true meaning of kindness.


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27 Classic Children’s Book Quotes Every Adult Needs To Hear

"All grown-ups were once children... but only a few of them remember it."


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.


People Shared Their Funniest Family Stories and It Got Heartwarming Real Fast

Kids—and spouses, apparently—still say the darnedest things.


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.

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How Charities Spend Your Money: Eye-Opening Truths to Read Before You Donate

Know what happens when you donate money to these four organizations, and how to make sure your giving counts.


So I Let My Daughter Play With a Stranger at the Beach. And Then Learned This.

My misguided fear about my child interacting with strangers led to a heartwarming discovery.


How This Chance Meeting at the Ganges Changed 5 Lives Forever

An impromptu lesson in kindness inspires one man to give an incredible gift to a complete stranger and his family....


The Inspiring Story of How Frank McCourt Won a Pulitzer

From his students, the teacher learned his lessons slowly but well.


Inspiring Story: Swimming in Socks

Sportswriter Joe Posnanski strikes a deal with his noncompetitive daughter—and they both win.