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13 Animal Adoptions That Will Melt Your Heart
Get the hankies ready and the sound the cute alarms: These touching tales of animal...
After Getting into a Serious Car Accident, This Woman Never Thought She Would Meet the Woman That Helped Her Daughter Stay Safe—When She Did, She Couldn’t Believe What She Heard
After colliding with a bus, this woman is lucky to be alive.
After a Hiker Injured Her Knee, Strangers Took Turns Carrying Her Down the Mountain to Safety
She landed on her left leg and then heard a snap.
15 Ordinary People Who Changed History
People who change the world aren't always who you expect. They're housewives, sisters, and ordinary...
22 Incredible Things People Have Done to Help Out Their Neighbors
These kindhearted people take being a "good neighbor" seriously.
When a Man Made Fun of His Seatmate’s Weight, This Stranger Stepped In
She glanced down at his phone and saw that he was texting, “Hey Babe, I’...
I Survived 9/11—These Are the 15 Questions Young People Ask Me the Most
Twelve-years-old at the time of the attack, the author survived, and so did her family....
Military Dogs Struggle Just as Much as Humans When They Return Home From War
On the front lines in Afghanistan, Dyngo was a hero. But retirement for the canine...
After a Car Went Up in Flames Outside His Home, This Man Climbed in To Save the Driver
“I feel like I just did what had to be done,” says Languell.
This Sixth-Grader Brings Joy to Seniors One Wish At a Time
"If you could have any three things, what would you want?”
One Student Taped a Dollar on the Whiteboard After He Found It on the Ground—Then the Money Started to Multiply
High school students have a lot more power than they may realize.
Toni Morrison, “Beloved” Author, on Confronting Evil: I Will Not Run Away
The Nobel Prize winner shared this personal story about finding courage and confronting evil.
30 Women Pioneers Who Changed the World
Whether they are already household names or a hidden figure deserving of more recognition (and...
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...
See the Last Photos Ever Taken of Nelson Mandela
These stunning photos reveal how one of the world's most iconic figures spent the final...
These Are the 50 Nicest Places in America, According to Our Readers
Reader's Digest readers nominated over 1,000 places across America for our third annual search for the...
5 Things We’ve Learned About the Impact of Kindness from 10 Years of Anti-Bullying Work
A little bit of kindness really does go a long way.
13 Oddest Ways People Have Made $1 Million
From viral memes to miracle mops, we rounded up the craziest ways people have made a fortune.
7 People with Real-Life Superpowers
You won't believe the superpowered feats these real men and women have pulled off.
Over 40? Whatever You Do, Avoid These 9 Dating Mistakes
If you want to have fun, save time, and find a great mate, here's what...
20 Real-Life Heroes That Are Changing the World
There is still a lot of good in this world.
This Is Why the Survivors of USS Indianapolis Disaster Claim They’ve “Never Had a Bad Day” Since Their Rescue
Survivors of the USS Indianapolis spent days bobbing in the sea enduring sharks, blistering sun,...
How the Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Was Almost a Massive Failure
The Disney megahit was almost a disaster, until a series of creative brainstorms saved the day.
This Soon-to-be Bride Sent One Invitation to the Wrong Address—But She Got the Most Touching Note in Return
Kindness can really make you pause and be thankful during a stressful time.
The Day Robert Downey Jr. Saved My Grandma
At the height of an emergency, the actor turned into a real-life superhero.
This Carpenter Built Memorials for Victims of Violence—Then Tragedy Struck Close to Home
A carpenter’s memorials have appeared after countless tragedies around the country. This time, the...
After Saving a Man’s Life, These First Responders Returned to His Home to Finish a Project He Couldn’t
They saved his life—and then his lawn!
10 Things You Never Knew About Amelia Earhart
Here are ten fun facts you probably didn't know about the accomplished aviator.
Famous Female Firsts: Aretha Franklin and 57 Trailblazing Women Who Made History
Celebrate the history-making women who have blazed the trail toward equality.
The Mysterious Note Walt Disney Left Behind Before He Died
When he died, Walt Disney left behind a multi-million dollar franchise. But one small note...
How We Paid Off $18,000 in Debt in 18 Months
Overwhelmed by credit card debt? This southern California couple paid off a huge chunk of...
The Heart-Wrenching Moment That Led to the Idea of the Red Cross
From tragedy, sprung hope.