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How I Made My Mind Up About Fracking
How I Made My Mind Up About Fracking

What are the pros and cons of fracking? A science writer who inherited a share in a Texas oil well… >>

A Story About My Larger-Than-Life Uncle from the 1940s
A Story About My Larger-Than-Life Uncle from the 1940s

A distinguished portrait of an unquenchable humbug, in the sprightly Leacock manner. Originally… >>

Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.
Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.

It's insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife. It's also insanity to close hospitals, fire… >>

The Stranger Who Changed My Life: The Horse Whisperer
The Stranger Who Changed My Life: The Horse Whisperer

The road was wet, our dad had been drinking—and we crashed, flipping our horse trailer. Then a… >>

Special Report: Why a Hospital Bill Costs What It Costs
Special Report: Why a Hospital Bill Costs What It Costs

Reader’s Digest investigates the shocking ways we overpay up to thousands of dollars on medical… >>

7 Money Saving Tips That Actually Don't Pay
7 Money Saving Tips That Actually Don’t Pay

Beware these common money missteps: It's easy to fall into the trap of saving only to have it cost… >>

The Best Advice for Planning to Pay for College
The Best Advice for Planning to Pay for College

Consider this required reading: Whether your student is many years or mere months away from… >>

Don't Pay These New Hidden Fees
Don’t Pay These New Hidden Fees

Watch out for these sneaky ways that you are nickel-and-dimed. >>

What It Means to Be Middle Class: Our Facebook Fans Respond
What It Means to Be Middle Class: Our Facebook Fans Respond

We asked our Facebook fans what it means to them to be middle class. Here is a sampling of their… >>

75 Mind-Blowing Facts About McDonald's to Celebrate Its 75th Anniversary
75 Mind-Blowing Facts About McDonald’s to Celebrate Its 75th Anniversary

With billions of people served, McDonald's has played a fascinating role shaping international… >>

12 Short, Sweet Stories About Moms (That Will Make You Want to Call Yours)
12 Short, Sweet Stories About Moms (That Will Make You Want to Call Yours)

In 100 words or less, readers share their poignant tales of the bond between mother and child. Have… >>

Kids Under 18 Can't Buy Cigarettes, But They Work on Tobacco Farms. Is This Safe?
Kids Under 18 Can’t Buy Cigarettes, But They Work on Tobacco Farms. Is This Safe?

Child tobacco field workers say the hazards are worth the risk to support their families. >>

11 Confidence-Boosting Quotes From Seriously Impressive Historical Women
11 Confidence-Boosting Quotes From Seriously Impressive Historical Women

Celebrate National Women's History Month during March with these wise words from 11 inspiring women… >>

Nutritionists and Trainers Confess the One New Year’s Resolution They’re Making
Nutritionists and Trainers Confess the One New Year’s Resolution They’re Making

Nutrition experts and fitness trainers already do a gazillion things right, but even they have… >>

Your True Stories, in 100 Words
Your True Stories, in 100 Words

Everybody has a story to share. What's yours? Tell us here for the chance to be published in… >>

And to All a Good Laugh: Surviving Christmas The Funny Way
And to All a Good Laugh: Surviving Christmas The Funny Way

Humor editor Andy Simmons recalls the 25+ funniest Christmas jokes, stories, and news items in this… >>

He Taught His Kids the Family Trade: Robbing Banks
He Taught His Kids the Family Trade: Robbing Banks

Widower Scott Catt had a secret life as a bank robber. But when he wanted accomplices, he turned to… >>

Remembering September 11: How America Has Changed
Remembering September 11: How America Has Changed

"Nothing will ever be the same" was our constant refrain after the terrorist attacks. But how… >>

The Beautiful Life of Your Brain
The Beautiful Life of Your Brain

A look at the neuroscience of our most human traits—love, anger, compassion—and how to harness… >>

RD Interview: Robin Williams, in His Own Words
RD Interview: Robin Williams, in His Own Words

Robin Williams was unscripted and uncensored—and you could always expect the unexpected, as in… >>