Every two months an email arrives that I am always happy to receive. Its the bi-monthly newsletter from the Awesome Stories website.
Awesome Stories is designed as an educational website that makes primary source material available to the general public. Much of the material is normally available only via national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies etc. The stories are used to place these materials in context and make them much more accessible.
There are numerous categories: biographies, disasters, history; philosophy, sports, the arts, trails and flicks.
The site might be designed for educators, but it's also very valuable in organisations. If you are looking for a story to use in a presentation or to support a point, this is a great resource. A word of warning though: it's very easy to lose yourself for a few hours on the site :-)