11:15 AM EDT 01/24/2015
Heroes Among Us
Originally posted 07/31/2014 05:45PM
Arriving in Afghanistan in 2010, U.S. Army Maj. Glenn Battschinger, homesick for his two Eagle Scout sons, knew right away how to make a difference.
Originally posted 07/24/2014 02:50PM
Most high school students kick off their shoes and laze poolside during the summer. But not these six Georgia teens – they celebrated the break by volunteering to improve their community.
Originally posted 07/17/2014 01:45PM
When Brenda Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she used her experience to create what she calls her "Vera Wang moment."
Originally posted 07/10/2014 06:45PM
Most families spend their summer vacation at the beach – not traveling across the country to help families in need.
Originally posted 07/07/2014 12:45PM
The people who work at fast food restaurants put up with a lot, and you might think it would be hard to surprise them. The guys at dating advice site Simple Pickup, however, found a way: handing those workers five $20 bills as a thanks for effort that usually goes unrecognized.
Originally posted 07/05/2014 10:45AM
With their brightly colored mats spread along a sidewalk, Tameka Lawson's yoga students try to follow her instructions: concentrate on their breathing and focus on the beauty of their surroundings.
Originally posted 07/03/2014 04:45PM
The knock on the door that changed Bill and Muriel Elliott's life forever came at 4 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2000.
Originally posted 06/26/2014 07:45PM
From first glance, it's clear that Australia's Turia Pitt is not your typical magazine cover star.
The 26-year-old mining engineer was running an ultra marathon in 2011 when she was caught in an out-of-control bush fire that left her with burns over 64 percent of her body. Pitt lost all the digits on her right hand and spent almost six months in the hospital.
Three other runners were also injured in the blaze.
Originally posted 06/26/2014 01:00PM
When life gives you lemons, you can do much more than make lemonade, says Zack Francom.
Originally posted 06/24/2014 02:20PM
Yes, Patty Kearney is 63 years old, she has battled lung cancer and her chronic COPD means that she needs an oxygen tank to breathe. She's also absolutely fearless. The Marion, Indiana, woman recently confronted – and fought off – a would-be burglar who attempted to break into her home, beating him out the door with her wooden backscratcher.
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