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19 of the Scariest Moments Pilots Have Experienced on the Job
Flying is still considered the safest mode of transportation, but these pilots have stories that...
What It’s Really Like to Work for a Psychic Hotline
Fess up: At some point, you’ve considered calling one. But are these phone-in psychics...
This Man Only Adopts “Unadoptable” Animals—And He Now Has 21 Pets
After the death of his beloved dog Wolfgang, Steve Greig started rescuing older dogs and...
I Got Shot in a Place That Loves Guns, and I Still Can’t Bring Myself to Hate Guns
One Alabama woman’s experience—as an observer and as a shooting victim—underscores how...
A Firefighter Was Getting Ready for Bed, but a Few Minutes Later Ended up Saving a Woman from Being Hit by a Train
He grabbed a flashlight and headed outside still in his pajamas.
Snow Had Been Falling at This Luxury Italian Resort for Days, Then It Came Barreling Toward the Hotel at 60 mph
An avalanche turned a luxury hotel into an icy coffin, with little chance of finding...
This Family Keeps Their Community Warm by Chopping Firewood for Those in Need
A family tradition of chopping wood together warms the hearths of others.
What It’s Really Like to Be a Hallmark Holiday Writer
Ever wonder who comes up with those sweet stories of snow, St. Nick, serendipity, and...
Ex-Gunman Tells Us How to Stop the Next Mass Shooter
An eye-opening look into the minds of mass shooters—from a wannabe killer who was...
This Teacher Saved a Cafeteria of Students from an Active Shooter
Her students now compare her to Chuck Norris.
I Was Adopted at 13, and Now I Dedicate My Life to Helping Others in Foster Care
After growing up in the foster care system, Shanté Elliott is working to help others...
11 Craziest Things Found in People’s Bodies
Doctors and other medical professionals see some of the craziest things, but at the top...
15 Stories That Prove It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Life
Get inspired by these determined doers who refused to sit back and let life pass them by.
13 of the Bravest Dogs in History
From rescuing swimmers to flying into space to saving countless soldiers' lives, these dogs have...
16 New World Records for 2019
Feats spanning the silly to the awe-inspiring were the new Guinness World Records to beat.
This Veteran Found His Long-Lost Love After 75 Years
Grab a tissue. This romance between a World War II veteran and his long-lost love...
We Need to Bring Back the Pledge of Allegiance in Our Classrooms
Singing the national anthem or saluting the flag are not “reflexive patriotism.” Children need goals...
A Lifeguard Saved Two Kids from Drowning. The Mother’s Response Will Sicken You.
Never judge a hero by his tattoos.
This Artist Painted the Burned Home of a Wildfire Victim—And Transformed a Community
An artist fights a devastating forest fire, one can of spray paint at a time.
What It Feels Like to Be Caught Inside a California Wildfire
Half inferno, half cyclone, the Carr Fire burned as hot as 2,700 degrees and packed winds...
Why Magicians Have the Most Rewarding Job in the World
If you could make people feel like this, why wouldn’t you do it all the time?
What It Feels Like to Have a Wildfire Burn Over You, Straight from a Firefighter
The most dangerous time for a wildfire is late afternoon, when the sun is hot,...
How One Second-Generation American Is Empowering Immigrant Girls Around the Country
Why aren't more immigrant girls going to college? This woman knows—and she has a solution.
How a Former Victim of Domestic Violence Is Protecting Young Girls from the Same Fate
"These are girls who felt thrown away and lost and we are there to show them that is not true."
How a 17-Year Old Is Helping to Feed 12,000 Homeless People
"We have 1.5 times the amount of food needed to feed everyone on the planet, it's...
24 Stories About the Touching Kindness of Strangers That’ll Make You Tear Up
We asked readers for firsthand accounts of compassion. Here are 24 stories that touched your lives—...
25 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Adopted
Families form in many different ways. These celebrities not only understand the beauty of adoption,...
How Everyone in This One Small Town Became Millionaires Overnight
Except for one unlucky resident, everyone in this debt-ridden farming community became incredibly wealthy when...
Here’s How a 78-Year-Old Gambler Brought One Woman Humanity
An unlikely friendship teaches one woman the importance of taking a chance on others.
12 Real Life Exorcisms That Actually Happened
The belief that evil spirits can possess humans has been terrifying people throughout history. That's...
A Car Accident Paralyzed Her from the Waist Down, but That Didn’t Stop Her from Fulfilling Her Dream of Dancing
A pioneering dance troupe is proving that you can chase your dreams—even in a wheelchair.
People Joined This Lunchtime Running Group to Stay Fit; Instead, They Helped Catch a Thief
While on a run they heard someone scream for help.