Best of America

Fairbury, IL: An Upgraded Library
Fairbury, IL: An Upgraded Library

How a small Illinois town is using its Reader's Digest We Hear You America prize money to bring its… >>

Averie the Snow Angel
Averie the Snow Angel

Averie Carrion, just four years old, braved a cold, snowy night to rescue her family. Did she have… >>

To Serve and Protect
To Serve and Protect

Daniel Hernandez doesn't see himself as a hero. The people of Tucson, Arizona, and the nation, beg… >>

Twin Miracle: Hugged Back to Life
Twin Miracle: Hugged Back to Life

An amazing phenomena called the kangaroo mother care might have been what brought Kate Ogg's infant… >>

Swept Away: A Miracle at Sea
Swept Away: A Miracle at Sea

60-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa and his wife fled the tsunami they feared was following the… >>

Baby Evan: A Miracle of Science
Baby Evan: A Miracle of Science

After infantile spasms worsened, baby Evan's parents thought nothing could stop them from losing… >>

The Boy Who Defied Death
The Boy Who Defied Death

Dozens of rescue and medical professionals helped her son, but mom Kirsten Ostrander also credits a… >>

Taken by the Wind—and Back to Earth
Taken by the Wind—and Back to Earth

Reginald and Danielle Eppes are convinced their son survived his ride in the maelstrom of a tornado… >>

Christopher Hitchens on Freedom of Speech
Christopher Hitchens on Freedom of Speech

In our April 2011 issue, Vanity Fair columnist, author, and world-famous contrarian late… >>

The 20 Best Reads of 2011
The 20 Best Reads of 2011

From magazines, newspapers and the Internet, the most unforgettable articles that crossed our… >>

Never Forgotten: At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Never Forgotten: At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

On the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial endures as a symbol of… >>

We Hear You America: Higginsville, Missouri
We Hear You America: Higginsville, Missouri

Without a modern projector so residents can watch digital movies, the Davis Theatre, a fixture in… >>

Inspiring Stories: The Heroes of Hurricane Sandy
Inspiring Stories: The Heroes of Hurricane Sandy

When Sandy hit the East Coast, these American heroes sprang into action, proving that spirit can… >>

The Most-Craved, Favorite Regional Foods
The Most-Craved, Favorite Regional Foods

From boiled peanuts to reindeer hot dogs and deep-fried rattlesnakes, take a look at the wildly… >>

Slavery in America: Letter From a Free Man
Slavery in America: Letter From a Free Man

A former slave sends his “Old Master” fierce words, dry wit—and a bill. >>

Thank You for Your Service: How Everyday Americans Help Veterans
Thank You for Your Service: How Everyday Americans Help Veterans

We asked for your stories of gratitude big and small that show how America helps its own returning… >>

RD Interview: Mitt Romney
RD Interview: Mitt Romney

On his campaign bus in Zanesville, Ohio, the Republican nominee talks with Reader’s Digest editor… >>

RD Interview: President Barack Obama
RD Interview: President Barack Obama

During a relaxed conversation with Reader’s Digest editor Liz Vaccariello, the president opens up… >>

What Happens When Soldiers Become Civilians Again?
What Happens When Soldiers Become Civilians Again?

Three men fought together on the front lines in Iraq, but faced new perils and different fates when… >>

7 Weirdest Ice Cream Flavors
7 Weirdest Ice Cream Flavors

Creative geniuses across the country keep inventing odd ice cream flavor combinations to tempt (or… >>