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Weird News Round-Up: Woman Dies and Comes Back to Life During Childbirth
Weird News Round-Up: Woman Dies and Comes Back to Life During Childbirth

If ever you should find yourself screaming for an epidural, take heed: It could be worse. •… >>

Joyland
Reader’s Digest Picks the Best Summer Reading for 2013

From serious literature to serious fun, our books editor Dawn Raffel selects the summer's hottest… >>

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Study: Why Your Brain Remembers More From Facebook Than Actual Books

The closer something is to natural speech, the better we remember it. Dude. >>

This Is Water
The Best Books to Give as Graduation Gifts

We'll always love "Oh, the Places You'll Go!," but these thoughtful, inspiring graduation gifts… >>

Frankenstein
7 Classic Novels We’d Love to See in 3D

For me, the new 3D version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Great Gatsby was a lot bigger… >>

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Reader’s Digest Trust Poll: Here’s What Shocked Us the Most

To understand how our trust instinct shapes our culture, we compiled a list of over 200 American… >>

Tom Hanks
Reader’s Digest Trust Poll: The 100 Most Trusted People in America

Reader's Digest teamed up with research firm The Wagner Group to poll over 1,000 Americans and… >>

Readers Digest Trust Poll biggest surprises
Infographic: What Were the Biggest Surprises From Our Trust Poll?

We teamed up with research firm The Wagner Group to poll over 1,000 Americans and discover which… >>

Reader's Digest Trust Poll: Which Celeb Did You Trust More?
Reader’s Digest Trust Poll: Which Celeb Did You Trust More?

We paired up movie stars, game show hosts, technologists and more to see who America puts… >>

Readers Digest Trust Poll top ten professions
Infographic: The Most Trusted Professions in America

We averaged the rankings of the individuals tested in each category of our trust poll to determine… >>

The Most Trusted People in America
Reader’s Digest Trust Poll: Why Do We Trust at All?

Trust: It’s cited on our currency, valued in our relationships, and vital to our faith. Trust… >>

Robin Roberts with mother
Why Robin Roberts Is the Most Trusted Woman on Television

Editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello sat down with Robin Roberts to talk about life-or-death decisions… >>

Trust poll winner: Tom Hanks is America's most trusted man
Infographic: Why We Trust Certain Faces and Distrust Others

Why do we trust certain people and distrust others? The key might be in these facial… >>

Serpentine Book
Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time

Though the slithering critters might creep you out, these artistic snake pictures are incredibly… >>

Umbrella
20 Reasons You’re Happy You Don’t Live in Winterfell

Sometimes it looks glamorous: the castle, the feasts, the silk dresses and the gold (assuming you… >>

The Great Gatsby
14 Books You Really Should Have Read By Now

Seeing the movie doesn't count! If you skimmed these in school, take a closer, grownup look with… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Worst First Date Ever, Senator Proposes Seersucker Ban
Weird News Round-Up: Worst First Date Ever, Senator Proposes Seersucker Ban

This week's oddest headlines will make you thankful for even the lamest first dates, your freedom… >>

Typing Class
5 Classes You Took That Your Kids Won’t

Memories of Typing and Home Ec are far, far away when we consider the Facebooking, Tweeting teens… >>

Willie Nelson Farm Aid
Willie Nelson’s Birthday Bash: 10 Reasons He’s Even More Awesome Than You Thought

Ain't it funny how time slips away? In honor of the touring legend's 80th birthday, here are some… >>