Advice

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

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Jobs for Veterans: Donna Bachler, the Administrator

Burdened with post-traumatic stress disorder from her 12 years in the Army, this veteran endeavors… >>

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Jobs for Veterans: Mark Haake, the Aviation Tech

After a frustrating job search, this former Marine corporal was lucky to find just the right fit. >>

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Jobs for Veterans: Andrea Gillotte, the Journalist

Optimism fuels this Navy vet, though the road to a promising career has been long and challenging. >>

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Jobs for Veterans: Eric Smith, the Corpsman

For this six-year veteran of the Navy, finding work at home has proven to be a struggle beyond that… >>

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Ask Laskas: “Is Ma’am Offensive?”

Jeanne Marie Laskas writes our magazine's monthly advice column; now it's your turn to help solve… >>

Editor's Note: How Do You Hug A Hero?
Editor’s Note: How Do You Hug A Hero?

Reader's Digest Editor-in-Chief, Liz Vaccariello, on showing gratitude to veterans. >>

Extreme Stunts: Urban Bike Riding
Extreme Stunts: Urban Bike Riding

You might have thought the impressive pop wheelie tricks you did on the road by your house when you… >>

Radical Reefs: A Photo Essay
Radical Reefs: A Photo Essay

Sunken tanks and subway cars make odd but inviting homes for endangered coral—and assorted reef… >>

The World's Most Outrageous Modern and Medieval Castles
The World’s Most Outrageous Modern and Medieval Castles

Forget fairy tales: These fortresses are more likely to be creepy, haunted, or just over-the-top… >>

The World's Most Outrageously Expensive Vacations
The World’s Most Outrageously Expensive Vacations

These private island resorts offer all the relaxation you could ever want—with the outrageous… >>

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10 Ways to De-Stress Your Work Day

Career stress? Here's how to simplify your 9 to 5. >>

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6 Secrets for a Well-Behaved Pet

Is your pet's bad behavior driving you crazy? Here's how to fix six common problems. >>

8 Wacky Theme Parks
8 Wacky Theme Parks

Forget Disneyland—these fun theme parks run the gamut from crazy to crazier. Think: Charles… >>

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50 Things Your Veterinarian Won’t Tell You

We asked veterinarians and vet technicians to reveal pet vet tips and cautionary tales, which can… >>

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Mom Advice: The Best and the Worst

Great and not-so-great advice from their mothers: Anna Quindlen, Alec Baldwin, Sissy Spacek… >>

The Joy of Homemade Pop Tarts
The Joy of Homemade Pop Tarts

Alana Chernila knows what it's like to try and get dinner on the table for her family, day in… >>

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Mom Advice: Deal With It!

In her own way, actress Vanessa Williams' mother showed her daughter how to learn life's tougher… >>

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Mom Advice: Make Them Laugh Hard

Legendary writer and director Garry Marshall continues to be inspired by his mother's passion for… >>

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Mom Advice: How to Keep Cool

Author Patricia J. Williams credits her mother with helping her gain the right perspective on life. >>

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Mom Advice: How to Mix Metaphors

His mother's unique turns of phrase sent a clear message to author Pete Nelson. >>