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Reader's Digest Picks the Best Summer Reading for 2013
Reader’s Digest Picks the Best Summer Reading for 2013

From serious literature to serious fun, our books editor Dawn Raffel selects the summer's hottest… >>

Study: Why Your Brain Remembers More From Facebook Than Actual Books
Study: Why Your Brain Remembers More From Facebook Than Actual Books

The closer something is to natural speech, the better we remember it. Dude. >>

The Best Books to Give as Graduation Gifts
The Best Books to Give as Graduation Gifts

We'll always love "Oh, the Places You'll Go!," but these thoughtful, inspiring graduation gifts… >>

Funny: How These Famous Shakespeare Quotes Would Be Written Today
Funny: How These Famous Shakespeare Quotes Would Be Written Today

Quothable Quoths: You speak an infinite deal of nothing. Like, really. >>

Mark Bittman’s New Book Makes Vegan Easy
Mark Bittman’s New Book Makes Vegan Easy

A few months ago, I wrote 11 Convincing Reasons Eating Vegan Isn't Crazy. I knew all the white… >>

Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time
Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time

Though the slithering critters might creep you out, these artistic snake pictures are incredibly… >>

20 Reasons You're Happy You Don't Live in Winterfell
20 Reasons You’re Happy You Don’t Live in Winterfell

Sometimes it looks glamorous: the castle, the feasts, the silk dresses and the gold (assuming you… >>

14 Books You Really Should Have Read By Now
14 Books You Really Should Have Read By Now

Seeing the movie doesn't count! If you skimmed these in school, take a closer, grownup look with… >>

Oh, the Tweets He Would Tweet: If Dr. Seuss Had the Internets
Oh, the Tweets He Would Tweet: If Dr. Seuss Had the Internets

If the Doctor were still around, we suspect he'd be spending his day like any one of us would:… >>

A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination
A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination

We said it back in our July/August issue when we ran a big excerpt in our pages: Kristen Iversen's… >>