LIFE

Family Builds A Supposedly Indestructible House On The Beach Before Soon Facing The Ultimate Test

When it comes to the safety of your family, you might hope for the best while planning for the worst. Even if disaster never strikes, the knowledge that you and your home (and everything in it) won’t end up damaged beyond repair can go a long way.

Girl Orders Jimmy John's For Her Boyfriend Only To Receive A Strange Call From The Delivery Guy

When you order food to be delivered, you know what to expect: the driver will arrive at your house, bring you your food, and leave. He or she may or may not smile. There is little interaction that comes with having food delivered, which, of course, is a major selling point of having it delivered.

20 Wild Facts About Antarctica That They Definitely Don't Teach In Schools

Can you imagine thousands and thousands of miles of uninhabited land with zero electricity? With climates so inhospitable that without supremely specialized equipment, humans would quickly perish? It sounds like life on Mars, but this place we’re talking about is actually a whole lot closer to home.

Struggling Mom Training A New Hire At Work Is Caught Way Off Guard By A Message From Her Boss

Missing soccer practices and dance recitals is something no parent ever wants to do, but because of the rising cost of living, it’s the reality for most. Too many parents slave away at work day in and day out, causing them to spend hours away from their kids.

Father And Daughter Struggling In Poverty See Others In Danger And Hatch A Scheme To Save Them

A family who is barely scraping by will often open their hearts for friends — or even strangers. It’s a common tale that the disadvantaged are likely to offer a helping hand to anyone in need. After all, it isn’t always about what you have to offer: it’s about empathy and understanding.

The Incredible Story Behind An Amusement Park Carny Saving Millions Of Lives

Believe it or not, we’re only a few decades removed from the days of the common cold being just as deadly as the flu. With medical knowledge at a premium back then, what were the parents of sick babies to do when it seemed like nothing they tried was working?

Hero Soldier Returns From Service To Find His Home Out Of Sorts

The family dog wags his tail so hard his whole body shakes; the kids turn off the Xbox and jump with joy. Then the spouse comes in for that tearful, happy hug: a soldier returning home from service is a triumphant, picturesque affair — one that’s nearly magic. Or, at least it should be.

Grieving Parents Go To Their Favorite Restaurant And Hear The Words They Had Needed All Along

Any parent will tell you that as soon as you gaze into the eyes of your newborn child, you’re immediately overwhelmed with indescribable love. The experience of raising a child is life-changing, but that experience, of course, doesn’t come without potential problems.

20 Heart-Racing Photos Taken By Photographers That Were In The Right Place At The Right Time

A career in photography may seem as simple as snapping pictures, trying to capture cool angles or vivid colors. But there’s a heck of a lot more that goes into capturing the pictures we see adorning the pages of magazines like National Geographic than we think.

Daughter Catches Mom Way Off Guard With A Powerful Gift At The Moment She Needs It Most

During the holidays, we gather our families to relax and create memories — we bake together, eat together, and laugh together. But when a loved one passes on, its a big blow to any holiday cheer: moving forward and keeping long-held traditions we once cherished takes extra effort.

Young Woman Opens Up After A Puzzling Controversy Affects Her Prom Night

You play that one song a hundred times, imagining a hundred iterations of your dance to it. You find the perfect dress that you’ve tried on a million times in front of the mirror. You get ready four hours before you need to leave, just in case. It’s finally prom night, and everything is going to be perfect!

Boy's Small Act Of Kindness That He Forgot All About Is Repaid In Dramatic Fashion Years Later

Sure, a pat on the back or a simple “thank you” is usually the standard for a job well done, but what if a single compassionate act could change your life along with someone else’s? Doing good for others is often a reward in and of itself, but sometimes our generosity comes back to us in ways we never imagined.

Photographer Captures Rare Wolves That Are Unlike Any Other Canines On Earth

For centuries, wolves have been feared by villagers who feel the canines might snatch children from beds or wreak havoc on the village’s livestock. Wolves, those villagers think, are snarling animals thirsty for blood and hungry for red meat.

20 Of The Coolest Festivals Celebrated By Different Cultures Around The World

Put away the streamers, the nice music, and the piping hot hors d’oeuvres — in fact, forget everything you know about celebrations. While you might imagine festivals as casual gatherings, when they reach their full potentials, they’re marvelous exhibits of colors, oddities, baby jumpings, tomato tossings, and more (seriously).

Woman's Train Ride To Work Takes Serious Turn That Leaves Her Relationships In Serious Jeopardy

Whether it’s by starting a new job, pursuing college, or just ironing out details that will launch them into the next phases of life, most 19-year-olds are just on the cusp of solidifying their identities. That age is the perfect time to re-examine relationships and start fresh.

20 Genius Ways To Repurpose A Tampon That Could Come In Super Handy In A Pinch

Ladies, you dread it every month: your visit from Mother Nature, the hello from your Aunt Flo, your shark week, your blood moon, your crimson tide, your Carrie, your red wedding, or a code red! Worry not because you can make this time of the month a useful time of the month.

20 Hilarious Office Pranks That Take Workplace Shenanigans To A Whole New Level

The average full-time employee spends at least a third of every day at work — that’s about a quarter of their whole week! Both a downside and an upside to this is seeing the same faces every workday, so while you may sometimes get totally sick of someone, you can always have a little fun with them…

20 Creative People That Came Up With Wildly Inventive Solutions To Everyday Problems

Don’t have a rain jacket? Your dog keeps escaping from the yard? You’re in desperate need of toilet paper? These are all annoying problems that we’ve faced at one time or another — but they’re not unsolvable.

Baby Growing So Rapidly That His Mom Can't Care For Him Soon Gets The Strangest Diagnosis

Whether it’s a pair of twins conjoined at the head or a baby born with a third leg, the medical world is full of anomalies. Just ask any doctor who’s been in the field for quite some time, and they’re sure to have at least a dozen stories of eye-opening medical cases. Like this one, for instance…

19 Ways That American Presidents Spent Their Lives After Leaving Office

Between social media and the 24-hour news cycle, it’s hard not to follow every little thing the President does while in office. For the Commander-in-Chief, every inch of life is under a magnifying glass. But what happens to Presidents after they leave the White House for good?

Two Years After A Teen Vanishes, Police Show His Parents A Photo That Reignites The Case

You go into your teenage son’s room to wake him up for school, and he’s not there. What’s worse, his bed is still made. What follows is every parent’s nightmare: calling the police, searching, and the sinking feeling you get when something maybe horrifying has happened. It’s a feeling one family knows all too well.

Woman Manages To Make The Country's Financial Crisis Work To Her Advantage In Wild Fashion

When it comes time to write that rent check, just grabbing a pen to start the process can sometimes cause a headache and a half. Parting with money is never easy, and most people just tighten their belts when the end of the month rolls around — but that doesn’t mean we don’t all dream of living a rent-free life.

20 Incredibly American Photos That Are Bringing Out The True Patriots Around The Country

Baseball! Apple pie! Fireworks! It seems like almost everyone has an opinion on what it means to be an American. Yes, a little good-natured disagreement is never a bad thing, but there’s one thing every true American can agree on: loving this country runs in our blood.

Foster Child That's Called Into Her School's Office Learns The Court Has Made A Huge Decision

For parents, there’s no greater anxiety than a child’s happiness and well-being. As much as moms and dads want to give their kids everything, they know that life has a way of taking carefully crafted plans and tossing them out the window.

Travelers Whose Vacation Takes A Dire Turn Rely On An Unlikely Source For Help

We’ve heard it from our older and wiser folk  — life is short. Ask her out, take the vacation, order the steak! Why not? By taking chances on what you want, you’ll experience the thrill that usually comes from driving in the fast lane. But as the laws of physics have taught us, the faster you go, the harder you crash.