11:24 PM EDT 03/10/2014
Originally posted 02/27/2014 11:00AM
This article was originally published by NationSwell, a website dedicated to sharing the stories of innovative Americans who are working to effect social change and move the country forward.
Originally posted 02/28/2014 09:45AM
He's a world-class actor and film star. But Forest Whitaker says he finds great inspiration in giving back, leading his own foundation as he works to empower youth around the world.
Originally posted 02/26/2014 07:45PM
Toby the teddy bear isn't just any old stuffed animal to Brooklyn Andrews.
He's a cherished link to a father who died far too young.
"She's slept with it every night since she got it when she was 3 years old," says her mother, Marsha Andrews, 39, of Chunchula, Ala.
It even has a special message in it recorded from her father, Tony Andrews, a police officer who died of a heart attack on duty in 2006.
Originally posted 02/26/2014 01:00PM
Originally posted 02/24/2014 02:15PM
One high school senior was handed his diploma early, thanks to his principal and the support of his entire high school.
Originally posted 02/21/2014 03:30PM
After months of schoolmates calling her names to her face and whispering behind her back in school's hallways, 15-year-old Renata from South Carolina had enough. Feeling terrible about her looks, she didn't want to go to school and spent most of her time at home.
Originally posted 02/21/2014 12:25PM
A busy Miami expressway came to a standstill Thursday afternoon, when a woman jumped out of her car holding a baby, screaming for help.
Originally posted 02/21/2014 08:00AM
Like many children, Claire Lankford, 5, of Dickinson, Texas, adores princesses. But few have experienced the surprise she got this week, when a princess parade in her honor brought hundreds of supporters out in royal proportion.
Originally posted 02/21/2014 07:40AM
If you liked the enormous, eye-catching, vintage Vivienne Westwood hat that Pharrell Williams wore to the Grammy Awards, here's some good news: You can buy it!
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