iOS app Android app

Inspiring Stories

I'm An Immigrant And This Is My Truth

Tamara Holder | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Tamara Holder

You see, the immigration process for legal immigrants can be tough. That's nothing new. However, what's more tragic is the lack of attention to details of some organizations who sign up for the task of educating those who choose to come to the United States. It's not the government's fault. It's people not doing their jobs.

Stories That Won't Make the News

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

In my role at World of Children Award, I am fortunate enough to hear uplifting, truly amazing stories about real children all over the world. Every day, these stories remind me that there is still so much good in the world.

8 Habits of Happy, Self-Loving Women

Rachael Yahne | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Rachael Yahne

These are the tidbits of wisdom I've learned from women before me, including my incredible mother who saved my life during and after cancer, and many other teachers, mentors, and friends I've had the privilege of knowing.

Sharing Positive News, More Important Now Than Ever: Challenge

Toan Lam | Posted 01.20.2016 | Good News
Toan Lam

The truth is there are more good stories out there than bad stories. We just need a big ole platform to broadcast this. That's why I created Go Inspire Go, so you can go to a place to be inspired and go do something and create change. I believe the more good you see, the more good we will do.

The Persistence of Light Over Darkness

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Millions more children around the world are facing a future of uncertain tomorrows. They face physical and emotional violence, attempt to re-build broken lives, or struggle to face another day. Who will bring them light?

From Abused and Homeless to Ph.D.

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

"Oh, my God. Are you serious?" That's a reaction I often get when people hear how I accidentally discovered, at the age of twenty, that I was adopted.

This Quadriplegic Artist Creates Impressive Portraits Of Athletes With His Mouth

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.15.2015 | Good News

Henry Fraser won't let quadriplegia suppress his creative spirit. He's gained social media fame by sketching and painting athletes, celebrities and Ha...

A Match Made in Heaven: A Cherished Newborn Heals the Heart of a Grieving Sister

Neil Willenson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Good News
Neil Willenson

Nicky Stansell could have never imagined that the palpable heartbreak and grief she experienced nearly 20 years ago would ultimately lead her to the cherished child who has become the greatest blessing in her life.

The Art of Being Alive Series: Meet a Company on a Mission to Spread Happiness

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Adedayo Fashanu

"On January 17, 2014 I woke up realizing that this may be the last time I ever wake up. When I woke up 8 hours later alive and happy I knew this operation had just changed my life dramatically."

Thank You, First Sergeant Westbrook and Gunnery Sergeant Small

Sara Martinez | Posted 05.06.2015 | Education
Sara Martinez

If it wasn't for them, I would not be graduating from DePauw University in 18 days. While in high school, they offered me so much guidance in my academic life, but even more impactful was the guidance they offered in my personal life.

Student Who Walks Home In Cold After McDonald's Shift Gets Help From Kind Cop, Internet

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.04.2015 | Good News

You don’t always have to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to understand their needs. Jonesboro, Arkansas, police officer John Shipman prove...

Interview With Demi Lovato: Using Her Tour and Platform to Empower Others

Marianne Schnall | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marianne Schnall

I talked with the multi-talented Lovato about all her various projects and why she feels so passionately called to use her platform to help and inspire others.

This Cancer Patient's Invention Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.03.2014 | Good News

When he was diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer a year ago, 30-year-old New Yorker Alex Niles was shocked. He had always been healthy and active, an...

Meet 10 People Who Prove You Can Reinvent Your Career After 50

Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiat...

Meet 10 Inspiring People Who Took Risks After 50

Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty

Huff/Post 50 recently asked readers to submit nominations of people who've reinvented themselves for the better after age 50 as part of an initiat...

How to Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

But how often in the middle of life's challenging moments, do we stop for half a second and see the beauty in our own lives? The big picture kindness. I am convinced that there are many actions we do every day that go unnoticed, by others and by ourselves, almost like a wave we don't stand up on.

Rita Wilson: We Want 50 People Over 50 Who've Reinvented Themselves

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty

Dear Readers, When we launched Huff/Post 50 in 2011, we made clear our generation was not ready to go gently into the night. I was, and continue ...

Secrets About Life on Earth

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

I was waiting to hear where I was going next. When the being in charge of revealing my destination said "EARTH," the other beings all around me oohed and ahhed at my good fortune. I recall feeling a deep sense of elation.

Pennies From Heaven and Plums That Fall From the Sky: What a Wonderful World It Is

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

Is goodness tossed at me every day, all day long, and if it is, how often do I miss it, step over it or look past it? Regardless of my state of mind, every time I do stop and see a plum on our walkway, I feel as though someone has given me a gift.

This Blind Runner Is Going To Keep Breaking Records Because 'It Doesn't Feel Good To Give Up'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.21.2014 | Good News

Amelia Dickerson isn't afraid of what she can't see. She triumphs in it. Last Saturday, Dickerson completed Denver's Colfax marathon, turning in a ...

A Mother's Day Letter to My College Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
Kathleen Buckstaff

As we celebrate Mother's Day and your upcoming graduation, let yourself fall in love with older women -- women you deeply admire. Let their grit, humor, strength and wisdom inspire you, permeate you, and change you on a cellular level.

Inspiration Campaign: You Are Amazing

Veronica Rae | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Veronica Rae

When was the last time you were reminded that you are amazing? When was the last time you were reminded that you are powerful and capable of more than you've been told?

Single Mom Snags Huge Shopping Spree With Miami Heat Star

Posted 04.11.2014 | Divorce

He may be gearing up for the playoffs, but that doesn't mean Chris "Birdman" Andersen of the Miami Heat is so busy he can't help out a fan in need. ...

Trapeze Artist Becomes a Quadriplegic and Still Flies: Olivier Meyrou's Acrobat

Karin Badt | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

In French, the title of the film is different from the English, and it is a shame the original did not translate. The title is Parade, which means "spotter" -- or more interestingly, in French, "the person who assures the other."

These Quotes From People Who've Created A More Loving World Are The Only Valentine We Need

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 02.14.2014 | Impact

Forget the cookie-cutter Valentine's Day greetings and the cheesy rom-com clichés. When it comes to lessons on love, we'd rather look to those who ha...