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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? >>

“Call Me Maybe”: Why Is It So Addictive?

Don't be embarrassed. We've all blasted it in our cars or turned it up on our iPods (and then… >>

The Year's Best Photos
The Year’s Best Photos

Whether you want a refresher on the national and international news of 2012, or you just like to… >>

The Worst (But Funniest) Way to Kill a Spider
The Worst (But Funniest) Way to Kill a Spider

In our household, my wife’s job is to cook, clean, take care of our daughter, do the… >>

The Word of the Year Is...Just 3 Letters Long
The Word of the Year Is…Just 3 Letters Long

What better way to kick off the season of year-end lists than with the announcement of the word of… >>

The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes
The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes

The Electoral College remains a mysterious process for many Americans, and electoral math can… >>

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The Six Apps You Need This Election Season

With more Americans turning to mobile devices for political news, navigating the plethora of… >>

The Second Debate: An Eyewitness Account, Plus the Best Follow-Up
The Second Debate: An Eyewitness Account, Plus the Best Follow-Up

“Hey, do you want a ticket to the debate?” When I got this text from a friend (a pal of his who… >>

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The Only Fiscal Cliff Guide You’ll Need This Holiday Season

The news media is abuzz with talk of the impending fiscal cliff—a series of tax hikes and… >>

The Morning After: Joe & Paul Rock the House
The Morning After: Joe & Paul Rock the House

Now that was a debate. Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan gave America a great show… >>

The Morning After: Best Debate Follow-Up
The Morning After: Best Debate Follow-Up

The verdict is in, and Mitt Romney gets the win. As we noted in a previous post, for all the… >>

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The Great Collaboration: Beck’s ‘Song Reader’

Beck's latest album, "Song Reader" is collection of 20 new songs unlike anything you've ever heard… >>

The Day I Met J.K. Rowling: An Editor's Story
The Day I Met J.K. Rowling: An Editor’s Story

Here at Reader's Digest, we have a long-running feature called "My Most Unforgettable Character."… >>

The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth
The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth

David Milarch is a pioneering spirit who believes that cloning huge ancient trees—such as the… >>

The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever
The Best Damn Book About Politics Ever

Every now and then a great writer finds his ideal subject. Herman Melville on whaling. F… >>

The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey
The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey

There’s been no shortage of media coverage of this erotica-lite trilogy, and frankly, it’s… >>

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The 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars

If you're a bit of a cinephile—or just someone who really, really likes celebrities—clear your… >>

Test Your Brain Power and Fight World Hunger At the Same Time
Test Your Brain Power and Fight World Hunger At the Same Time

Did you know that hunger is the world's number one health risk? It kills more people each year… >>

Take that, Instagram!
Take that, Instagram!

In a series called Pencil Vs. Camera, Artist Ben Heine seamlessly combines sketches and photography… >>