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Experts Explain Why Certain Words Sound Fat

It's not just you: researchers say humans literally size up words based on how they sound. >>

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11 Things Most of Us Believe In

A new study from the Associated Press reveals surprising information about American values. >>

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Movie Trivia Game: Guess the Working Title

Can you figure out which are the working titles for these blockbuster films? >>

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Surprising Christmas Trivia You Never Knew

Ever heard of a Christmas carp? Wonder why stockings are hung by the chimney with care? And ponder… >>

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Christmas Around the World: Traditions and Customs

Santa Claus takes on many different forms, and Christmas traditions vary greatly from continent to… >>

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John F. Kennedy Quotes: 9 Lasting Thoughts

A look at the Kennedy family's legacy through President John F. Kennedy's enduring words and images. >>

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Money Facts and Trivia: How Much Do You Know?

Are you current on our currency? Test yourself below. >>

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RD Interview: Malcolm Gladwell Explains the Truth About Underdogs

Malcolm Gladwell casts doubt on the cult of the powerful, asserting that David can still beat… >>

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Tom Clancy’s Fighting Words: 11 Choice Quotes

Tom Clancy wrote books that were “my kind of yarn(s),” according to President Ronald Reagan… >>

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Coping with Death on Facebook

Should it be easier to pass away gently on social media? Three people who have suffered loss share… >>

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8 Irresistible Fall Books We’re Reading Right Now

Here's the short list of the titles that will keep Reader's Digest books editor Dawn Raffel turning… >>

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“Gravity” Movie Logic: NASA Tells Us What It’s Really Like

NASA astronaut Cady Coleman consulted on the film, and talked to us about why it's a surprisingly… >>

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The 31 Scariest Movies of All Time

We sorted through the scariest movies out there and picked the most ghoulish and jaw-dropping… >>

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The Vampire That Wouldn’t Let Anne Rice Go

When Anne Rice, the queen of vampire stories, created her bad-boy star Lestat, she never dreamed… >>

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Most Honest Cities: The Reader’s Digest “Lost Wallet” Test

What are the most (and least) honest cities in the world? Reader's Digest conducted a global… >>

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How Do You Clean the World’s Biggest Monuments?

It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it; Daredevil moves and high-powered tools keep Big Ben… >>

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What Cool Things Can 3D Printers Make?

Yes, 3D printing's made the jump to your home—but scientists are using it for much, much more… >>

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How to Take an Unforgettable Photo

Great shots come from having fun and feeling the moment. Here, Lange shares the stories behind the… >>

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The Scary Side of Adorable Animals

They may look harmless, but these five cute creatures have a dark side. >>

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What Company Logos Looked Like When They Were Young

The Microsoft logo beefed up, the Apple logo stripped down, and McDonald's used to be a "famous… >>