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You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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8 Remarkable Stories of the Most Unlikely Friendships

Would you pal around with your spouse’s ex? Or buddy up to someone who put 
a foot in your face? These readers did—
and found lifelong companions.

My Best Friend Scammed Me Out of $92,000, Forcing Me into Bankruptcy

She swindled me out of $92,000, forcing me into bankruptcy and destroying my once sunny outlook. But I finally...


I Broke Up with My Best Friend Because We Couldn’t Agree on Black Lives Matter

This cause is simply too important to just "agree to disagree," even to keep an old friendship.


Coronavirus Canceled Our Wedding—Until a Good Samaritan Stepped In

Getting married in the middle of a pandemic may sound crazy but if COVID-19 has taught us one thing it's...


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16 Things We’re All Looking Forward to Once Social Distancing Ends

Real-people share stories about what they're most looking forward to doing after self-quarantine restrictions finally let up.

How Being a Girl Scout Saved My Life

Their tight-knit Buddy System was a literal life-saver.


How Being Single for Years Made Me a Better Partner

Years of singledom teach us more than what we want in a partner—they also teach us how to be a...

Two Pilots Were Flying from Oahu to Hawaii—Then They Heard the Engines Go Quiet

They swam through jellyfish, the threat of sharks, and 16 miles of exhaustion before being sighted.


He Dialed the Wrong Phone Number. The Guy Who Picked Up Is Now His Best Friend.

You never know what may come of a funny answering machine message.


He Was a Gangster. She Was His Prosecutor. Now Their Unlikely Friendship Is Changing Lives.

DeQuandre Davis was doomed to a cycle of gang violence. Then everything changed.