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8 Intimate Animal Portraits That Will Stop You in Your Tracks
8 Intimate Animal Portraits That Will Stop You in Your Tracks

We're used to seeing animals in vivid color, which may be one reason Boza Ivanovic's photographs… >>

There Was Once a Wolf Who Loved Too Much. And What Happened to Him Was a Crime.
There Was Once a Wolf Who Loved Too Much. And What Happened to Him Was a Crime.

One day in Alaska, a black wolf appeared in front of wildlife photographer Nick Jans. This is the… >>

5 Fun Ways to Enjoy Your Vegetables
5 Fun Ways to Enjoy Your Vegetables

You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these seasonal dishes from the cookbook Eat Your… >>

17 Memoirs Everyone Should Read
17 Memoirs Everyone Should Read

Looking for something splendid to read? These brilliant stories, old and new, stand the test of… >>

Love a Good Thriller? OJ Prosecutor Marcia Clark's 8 All-Time Favorites
Love a Good Thriller? OJ Prosecutor Marcia Clark’s 8 All-Time Favorites

Marcia Clark knows nail-biting crime stories—after all, she was the lead prosecutor on the O.J… >>

10 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Write Your Life Story
10 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Write Your Life Story

Everyone has a story to tell. Here's why you should write yours up. >>

Reader's Digest Recommends: What to Read This Summer
Reader’s Digest Recommends: What to Read This Summer

From breezy reads to life-changing lit, our books editor has found something new for everyone to… >>

6 Outrageous Tree Houses You'll Want in Your Backyard
6 Outrageous Tree Houses You’ll Want in Your Backyard

Have your head in the clouds? These fantastical structures are just the place to visit. >>

Incredible: How One Couple Saved 50 Children From the Nazis
Incredible: How One Couple Saved 50 Children From the Nazis

Gil and Eleanor Kraus, a well-to-do American couple, risked everything to come to the rescue. >>

10 Pictures That Remind You of Being a Kid in Summer
10 Pictures That Remind You of Being a Kid in Summer

School was out and the possibilities were endless. >>

9 Graphic Novels Every Grown-Up Should Read
9 Graphic Novels Every Grown-Up Should Read

When you pair serious literature with "comic" art, the result can be extraordinary. Here's a… >>

Why You Should Read While You Walk
Why You Should Read While You Walk

When you read while you wander, your destination may be a surprise. >>

23 Contemporary Writers You Should Have Read by Now
23 Contemporary Writers You Should Have Read by Now

In a fair world, these critically acclaimed authors would be rocking the bestseller list. If you… >>

The Best Vacation Books You Ever Read
The Best Vacation Books You Ever Read

Sometimes a book is an indelible part of a journey. Our staffers share their lasting memories. What… >>

Rick Bragg: This Book Changed My Life
Rick Bragg: This Book Changed My Life

Celebrated journalist Rick Bragg reflects on To Kill A Mockingbird's enduring message of courage… >>

The Reunion That Took 77 Years to Happen
The Reunion That Took 77 Years to Happen

A teenaged Minka Disbrow was forced to give her newborn daughter Betty Jane up for adoption in… >>

5 Female Photographers Working to Change the World
5 Female Photographers Working to Change the World

Among the 60-some freelancers currently working for National Geographic magazine, about a dozen are… >>

4 Mark Bittman Recipes That'll Change Your View on Vegan
4 Mark Bittman Recipes That’ll Change Your View on Vegan

Based on his best-selling book VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00, Mark Bittman's new recipes from The VB6… >>