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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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100 Random Acts of Kindness to Make the World a Nicer Place

Things feel tougher than ever these days but instead of getting bogged down in the bad, do these little acts of kindness to bring light and love to your loved ones, your community, and the world.

30 Stories About the Touching Kindness of Strangers That’ll Make You Tear Up

We asked readers for firsthand accounts of compassion. Here are 30 stories on kindness that touched your lives—and our hearts.



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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.

26 Love Quotes to Add to Your Valentine’s Day Cards

Instead of struggling to find the perfect sentiment, tap these authors, producers, journalists, poets, and writers for their most inspiring...


The Heartwarming Reason Why We Put Oranges in Christmas Stockings

This age-old tradition has a few surprising origins.


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...


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This Soon-to-be Bride Sent One Invitation to the Wrong Address—But She Got the Most Touching Note in...

Kindness can really make you pause and be thankful during a stressful time.


22 Heartwarming Stories of True Friendship That Will Make You Call Your Bestie

If you’re lucky, you’ll find one person who brightens your day, lends an ear, and inspires you. RD readers share...


9 Thoughtful Ways to Donate Your Used Books

When it comes to donating used books, look beyond your local library or thrift store; there are plenty of incredible...

30 Dating Deal Breakers for Men

Men shy away for all sorts of reasons—some ridiculous, some justifiable, some absolutely mysterious. Here's what can turn a guy...


Marriage Advice from the 1950s That Still Applies Today

The decade known for happy housewives and Mad Men husbands may not appear to offer much guidance for modern unions....


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19 Inspiring Quotes from Teachers Around the World

Teachers are shaping the future leaders of our world.


This Heartwarming Christmas Tradition Has Been Passed Down Through Multiple Generations

Oversize Christmas stockings were 
a labor of love for avid knitters.


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...


This Heartwarming Detail About Meghan Markle’s Ring Will Make You Melt

There's more to this stunning ring than meets the eye.


These 10 Heartwarming Veteran Reunions Are Guaranteed to Make You Cry Tears of Joy

We're sharing some of the sweetest reunions between military members and their family, friends, and fur-babies. Just try not to...


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...

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This Heartbreaking Story Will Remind You Just How Much Kindness Really Matters

Her moving story will stay with you long after you finish reading.


These Heartwarming Responses to Bullies Will Make You Believe in Humanity Again

Read heartwarming stories about the people who helped kids overcome their fear of bullying in the most creative ways.


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...



12 Children’s Books That Encourage Kids to Be Nice

Kindness is a must-have trait in today's world, and it's made easy in these kid-friendly reads.


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...