Advice

We rounded up the best advice from the experts on pets, money, travel, work, parenting, love, and more.

5 Everyday Things That Should Last a Lifetime, cast-iron pan
5 Everyday Things That Should Last a Lifetime

From a good-quality bag to a cast-iron pan, these durable buys are worth the splurge. >>

Women on Fire! This Week's Hottest Story
Women on Fire! This Week’s Hottest Story

The Most Surprising Story to Go Viral This Week: The Atlantic magazine's "Why Women Still Can't… >>

Colin Powell: The Meeting He'll Always Remember
Colin Powell: The Meeting He’ll Always Remember

In case you missed it, from our July/August issue: Colin Powell reflects on the wisdom he’s… >>

10 Ways Hotels Use Promo Photos to Fake You Out
10 Ways Hotels Use Promo Photos to Fake You Out

It's amazing what a little cropping, staging, and retouching can do to make these hotel photos look… >>

Keep More Cash in Your Pocket couple finances
13 Secrets to Stop Wasting Cash Now

You can destroy debts by finding extra money within your current budget, not by deprivation. The… >>

13+ Things Your Mail Carrier Won't Tell You
13+ Things Your Mail Carrier Won’t Tell You

Postal workers from around the country reveal the secrets of their profession and why mail is still… >>

4 Tricks Online Stores Use to Make You Buy
4 Tricks Online Stores Use to Make You Buy

If you want to save money online, read this: here are a few sneaky ways retailers get you to… >>

6 Oddball Moneymaking Tricks
6 Oddball Moneymaking Tricks

From batteries to salaries, see six quirky ways to save or make more money with very little effort. >>

25+ American Tourist Restaurants that Locals Swear By
25+ American Tourist Restaurants that Locals Swear By

These restaurants may be listed in every guidebook, but they evoke fierce hometown pride from those… >>

A Sportswriter's Father, Remembered
A Sportswriter’s Father, Remembered

Have a dad? This moving essay by sports writer and Neiman fellow Tommy Tomlinson might make you… >>

10 Outrageous Markups You'd Never Guess You Were Paying
10 Outrageous Markups You’d Never Guess You Were Paying

Sticker shocker: You might not think much about how products are priced, but we did the math to… >>

Want to Stay Married? So Do I!
Want to Stay Married? So Do I!

When one makes a commitment, it’s usually a good idea to keep it. And it helps to brush up on a… >>

8 Ways to Rack Up Air Travel Miles
8 Ways to Rack Up Air Travel Miles

Visit your airline's website to convert everyday purchases and online shopping into flight miles… >>

American Trivia: Great State Nicknames
American Trivia: Great State Nicknames

Think you can tell the Beehive State from the Volunteer State? Quiz yourself and see. >>

Wanted: Chance to Go Ape
Wanted: Chance to Go Ape

For a city girl whose idea of a hardcore outdoor trip is navigating a steep lawn without… >>

99 Ways to Tell a Story
99 Ways to Tell a Story

Aside from my job at Reader's Digest, I'm taking a class in Narrative Theory and Screenwriting. One… >>

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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… >>

Does Gender Have a Color?
Does Gender Have a Color?

We outline the checkered history of pink and blue for boys and girls. >>

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American Quiz: Highest, Lowest, Oldest, and Largest

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of trivia: Test yourself as we spotlight nine notable locations… >>

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Unforgettable Car Stories: Staff Picks

Our editors reflect on the rides that meant the most to them, from their first set of wheels in… >>