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4 Women Revolutionary War-Era Heroes Your History Class Forgot to Mention
4 Women Revolutionary War-Era Heroes Your History Class Forgot to Mention

Though they may not always be mentioned in textbooks, these courageous ladies fought for the… >>

13 Things You Never Knew About the Song 'Happy Birthday to You'
13 Things You Never Knew About the Song ‘Happy Birthday to You’

At a well preserved 122 years old, "Happy Birthday to You," the most frequently sung English song… >>

40 Shocking Facts About the Filming of 'Jaws'
40 Shocking Facts About the Filming of ‘Jaws’

Fascinating trivia to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this classic summer thriller >>

A Deaf Woman, a Risky Surgery, and the Chance to Hear for the First Time ... At 39
A Deaf Woman, a Risky Surgery, and the Chance to Hear for the First Time … At 39

"What if it goes wrong?" says Mom. But what if it doesn't? >>

This Unlucky Social Security Number Has Been Stolen More Than 40,000 Times
This Unlucky Social Security Number Has Been Stolen More Than 40,000 Times

Poor Hilda Schrader Whitcher—her SSN was "issued by Woolworth" for years. >>

From Global Warming to Cancer, 5 Brilliant Ways Animals Help Scientists Solve Big Mysteries
From Global Warming to Cancer, 5 Brilliant Ways Animals Help Scientists Solve Big Mysteries

They may not wear lab coats, but creatures big and small can help scientists study global warming… >>

7 Weird Facts About Trees You Never Knew
7 Weird Facts About Trees You Never Knew

We crave trees' shade and admire their beauty, but there's plenty of fascinating trivia about trees… >>

8 Home Pages You Should Visit Daily That Boost Your Natural Genius
8 Home Pages You Should Visit Daily That Boost Your Natural Genius

You could start every day by learning something new, getting motivated by the creative arts, or… >>

7 Poems to Remind You of the Beauty of Nature
7 Poems to Remind You of the Beauty of Nature

In honor of #NationalPoetryMonth, some of our favorite submissions from the 2015 Reader's Digest… >>

Meet the Winners of the 2015 Reader's Digest Poetry Contest
Meet the Winners of the 2015 Reader’s Digest Poetry Contest

We received over 4,800 entries from readers. In honor of #NationalPoetryMonth, we are pleased to… >>

10 Teary-Eyed Poems on Love, Loss, and the Meaning of Life
10 Teary-Eyed Poems on Love, Loss, and the Meaning of Life

In honor of #NationalPoetryMonth, our favorite submissions from the 2015 Reader's Digest Poetry… >>

8 Inspirational Poems That Will Warm Your Heart
8 Inspirational Poems That Will Warm Your Heart

In honor of #NationalPoetryMonth, these top submissions from the 2015 Reader's Digest Poetry… >>

7 Random Things You Never Knew Had An Official Color
7 Random Things You Never Knew Had An Official Color

Read on for the signature shades of a weather pattern, a U.S. state, the cosmos, and more. >>