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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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

7 of the Earliest Signs of Alzheimer’s
7 of the Earliest Signs of Alzheimer’s

If you or a loved one experiences these subtle but possibly serious symptoms of memory loss… >>

Outrageous: The $99,000 Outhouse & Other Follies Your Taxes Paid For
Outrageous: The $99,000 Outhouse & Other Follies Your Taxes Paid For

These ridiculously expensive federal projects prove that government waste comes in all shapes and… >>

The Unforgettable Legacy of Miss Bessie Taylor Gwynn
The Unforgettable Legacy of Miss Bessie Taylor Gwynn

The lessons she taught went far beyond the three Rs. >>

A Reader's Digest Classic: Kidnapped and Buried Alive!
A Reader’s Digest Classic: Kidnapped and Buried Alive!

His abductors had entombed him in a flimsy wooden box in the middle of nowhere. As days ticked by… >>

The Day We Planted Hope
The Day We Planted Hope

I tucked five seeds into the dirt, then sat down and waited for a watermelon. >>

13+ Secrets to Getting Deals at the Farmer's Market
13+ Secrets to Getting Deals at the Farmer’s Market

Get the best buys with these tips, straight from the farmers themselves. >>