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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.