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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… >>

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7 Fancy Words that Make You Sound Smarter

In just a few seconds, you can add these pretty words to your vocabulary. How clever! >>

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The Museum at Ground Zero: A Sneak Peek

Get up close to a few of the special items that will be on display when the National September 11… >>

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Breathtaking Waterfall Pictures and Coastal Views

Picture yourself surrounded by North America's natural beauty, from the winding river dells of… >>

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Scary: 9 Vampire Legends That Are Actually True

Hold onto your garlic: These vampire myths are actually rooted in fact, which makes them all the… >>

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Gloria Steinem Tells: How to Change the World in 5 Steps

The feminist icon, in celebration of the release of the 200th video from the MAKERScollection of… >>

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5 Louis C.K. Quotes That Tell It Like It Is

The truthful comedian channels his inner Buddha and offers lasting life advice as curated from… >>

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Game or Lame: Is Baseball America’s Greatest Sport?

It’s an argument for the ages as baseball naysayer James Breakwell riles up our bat-happy humor… >>

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Inspiring Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1968, Dr. King gave his final speech — 'I Have Been to the Mountaintop' — to striking… >>

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13 Secrets Reality TV Show Producers Won’t Tell You

Want to know how to get on a reality TV show, and what to expect if you make it? Get ready to be… >>