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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… >>

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… >>