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How I Made My Mind Up About Fracking

What are the pros and cons of fracking? A science writer who inherited a share in a Texas oil well… >>

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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… >>

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Wow Art: 7 Completely Stunning Mosaics, Made From Insects and Fish

In his book Biophilia, artist Christopher Marley transforms exotic insects and wildlife into… >>

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The Bizarrely Ordinary Lives of Astronauts: A Day Inside the International Space Station

Largely forgotten by the American public, astronauts have been orbiting Earth for 15 years. Here's… >>

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12 Magical Paul McCartney Quotes on Love, Optimism, and His Final Moments With George

The Beatles bass man sounds off on everything from how the band came together to raising kids. >>

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10 Wise Quotes You Can Use to Stop an Argument In Its Tracks

Great thinkers speak the truth about the senselessness of squabbles. >>

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A Peek Inside Cuba: 8 Never-Before-Seen Photos From Beyond Havana

With direct flights between the U.S. and Cuba starting this summer, many people will begin to… >>

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14 Abraham Lincoln Quotes That Are Truly Modern Rules to Live By

One hundred fifty years after his assassination, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America’s most… >>

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“It Was On Good Friday”: A Detailed Glimpse Into How Lincoln Spent His Very Last Hours

Originally published in Reader's Digest’s April 1965 issue, this story is a fascinating account… >>

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The Life-Changing Lesson I Learned After Spending 100 Days at Sea With My Family … and 750 College Students

Far from a pleasure cruise, our round-the-globe trip with Semester at Sea was a profound voyage of… >>

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How This Sixth-Grade Teacher’s Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook

Melissa Bour was concerned by what her students were posting on Facebook. Instead of lecturing, she… >>

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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… >>

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Exonerated: How This Innocent Man Spent 39 Years In Prison for a Murder He Didn’t Commit

A crime, a lie, life sentences and vindication: The remarkable story of how three innocent… >>

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A Woman Asks to Pump Breast Milk at Work. Can She Be Fired Without Cause?

Did a Houston, Texas debt collection firm sexually discriminate against a new mom for wanting to… >>

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4 Powerful Psychological Reasons Even Honest People Lie and Cheat Sometimes

The fascinating scientific explanations for why even good, honest people bend the rules, and what… >>

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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. >>

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11 Stunningly Simple Nature Photos to Get You Psyched About Spring

Spring may be slow to sprout this year, but these beautiful photos of early signs of spring from… >>

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8 Inspirational Poems That Will Warm Your Heart

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

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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… >>

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12 Historical Predictions That Completely, Utterly Missed the Mark

Elvis should stick to his day job? Excessive smoking plays only a minor role in lung cancer? Check… >>