The past six months have been exceptionally difficult, yet for many people, the pandemic has brought some greater clarity. Read these lessons from StoryCorps interviews, and use them to reflect on what you’ve learned.

8 TED speakers show you how to nudge your mind toward the sunny side

Enjoy these insights from elders on the key ingredients for a good life, and get inspired to do your own interview with an older relative.

Katie Copeland

It’s one thing to read about segregation and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s in books. But history comes to life when you hear from the people who were on the front lines.

You don’t “find your calling,” you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life).

The “Great Thanksgiving Listen” aims to capture the stories of a generation of elders over one weekend. But the questions you can ask are useful every day.

Between them, Dave Isay of StoryCorps and Brandon Stanton of the photography website, Humans of New York, have collected more than 75,000 stories from regular folks around the world. They share their thoughts on how to get the best out of people.