This Man Spent Days in a Swamp After Losing His Arm to an Alligator—and Lived to Tell the Tale
This is his incredible story of survival
The Big-Rig Crisis: How We Fail Our Truckers
Long hours and low pay are taking a toll on our nation's drivers
Our Readers Share Their Greatest Strokes of Good Fortune
These reader-submitted stories are true tales of good fortune
The Lessons My Motorcycle—and Grown Daughters—Taught Me on the Road
What one father learned about life, love and the importance of adventure
The Odd Couple: How Two Opposites Formed an Inspiring Decades-Long Friendship
It was disdain at first sight. Forty years later, they’re still best friends.
The Importance of Men’s Friendships—and How Poker Could Make Them Stronger
People who make time to hang out with friends have all the luck
He Played a Superhero—but a Daring Rescue Made Him a Real-Life Hero
It's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's Captain Harrisburg, saving the day thanks to his quick thinking and...
Readers Share the Most Moving—and Hilarious—Ways They’ve Been Told They’re Loved
Pumpkins, mustard and skydiving—oh my! These true "I love you" stories from our readers are sure to make you smile.
Readers Share Their Most Hilarious—and Inspiring—Sports Stories
Our readers share their sports stories, from the highlights that won trophies to the bloopers that won hearts
Meet the Exotic Dancer Who Went Undercover to Take Down Terrorists
Using her wits and guile, she helped capture some of the most dangerous men in America
Nick Offerman on Why You Should Get Outside More and Embrace Mother Nature’s Gifts
The Parks and Recreation star offers cheeky tips for bartering with the ultimate gift-giver: Mother Nature
Meet the Blacksmiths Who Transform Guns into Garden Tools
It takes 2,000 degrees of heat—and dozens of volunteers
Nicest Places in America 2023
Nicest Places in America is a nationwide search for places where people are kind and do amazing things to improve...
Little Helper of the Week: Watch This Little Girl Offer a Plate of Food to a Homeless Person
One small act can make a huge difference.
Readers Share Stories of Strength and Success After Setbacks
Seeing a challenge as an opportunity can change your life
His Super Bowl Parties Feed the Homeless, So Everybody Wins
One party launched a charity now helping thousands of people experiencing homelessness
Third-Act Encores: True Tales of People’s Best Later-in-Life Accomplishments
Inspiring stories from real people whose most unreal accomplishments came later in life
Meet the Woman Who Helped Save Her Disabled Brothers During a Brutal Hurricane
Trapped by Hurricane Ian and rising waters, a devoted sister struggles to save her disabled brothers
I Have Terminal Cancer. A Houseplant Is Helping Me Confront Mortality.
His lucky bamboo is more than just a plant
This Passenger Got an Emergency Flying Lesson After His Pilot Passed Out at 10,000 Feet
The plane is careening toward the sea without a pilot. Air traffic control’s mission: Teach a passenger to land...
Readers Share Their Heartwarming Real-Life Secret Santa Stories
Santa's best-kept secret? He's got elves everywhere—and these sweet stories of holiday kindness prove it.
An Old Friend Performs a Small Holiday Miracle—and Saves Christmas for a Single Mom
The year Santa’s suit went from signature red to true blue
Meet the Kind Strangers Who Became Real Christmas Elves to Kids in Need
When local kids needed more than toys, strangers started checking off Santa’s list
A Pair of Beagles Were Left to Wander in the Snow—Until a Kind Stranger Took Them In
The story of an expectant couple and a wise man (but not the ones you’re thinking of)
Meet the Couple Who Became Real-Life Versions of Santa After Receiving Mysterious Letters
A Christmas mystery turns an unassuming couple into Santa Claus