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The Most Shocking Break-Ups of the Last Five Years

This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the 1970 break-up of the Beatles. Here, eight recent… >>

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“I’m Not Dead!” 10 Celebrities We Mourned Prematurely

No: Cher's not dead. Yes: Hashtags are confusing. >>

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13 Songs for the Perfect Summer Playlist

Go beyond the Beach Boys with our round-up of upbeat songs—plus learn the surprising music trivia… >>

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8 Eye-Popping Art Park Sculptures

Want to see something cool? Take a trip to these awe-inspiring oases of art, on display in parks… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Bieber Loses Monkey, Guinea Pig Consumption Rises
Weird News Round-Up: Bieber Loses Monkey, Guinea Pig Consumption Rises

There were notable losses this week—film critic Roger Ebert, artist Carmine Infantino, and… >>

Looking Back: Ebert's First Review in Reader's Digest
Looking Back: Ebert’s First Review in Reader’s Digest

Movie lovers worldwide today mourn the passing of Roger Ebert, the famed film critic who pioneered… >>

50,000 Shades of Grey: The Wonder of Bookless Libraries
50,000 Shades of Grey: The Wonder of Bookless Libraries

What if you could fit a library’s entire collection in the palm of your hand? That’s the idea… >>

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12 Untranslatable Words We Love

These wonderful words from all over the world have no direct English translation or equivalent, but… >>

Baseball Trivia: 9 Moments That Changed the Game Forever
Baseball Trivia: 9 Moments That Changed the Game Forever

As the new baseball season gets underway, a look back at the deals, rule changes, and cultural… >>

Who Said It Best: 'Game of Thrones' or 'Girls'?
Who Said It Best: ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Girls’?

You don’t need to be a Targaryen or a twenty-something to get great insight from these hit shows… >>

13 Celebrities You Didn't Know Had FBI Files
13 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Had FBI Files

The G-men kept tabs on Steve Jobs, Whitney Houston, George Steinbrenner, John Denver, and many… >>

7 Ways the Sequester Is Really Going to Hurt Kids
7 Ways the Sequester Is Really Going to Hurt Kids

There's nothing abstract about $85 billion in federal budget cuts. Here's how extreme… >>

Social Media Trends: Get Pinned, Go to Jail
Social Media Trends: Get Pinned, Go to Jail

Forget "cake in a mug": One small town newspaper is using Pinterest to put criminals behind bars. >>

Weird News Round-Up: Vatican Loves Batman, Edible Hotel Opens
Weird News Round-Up: Vatican Loves Batman, Edible Hotel Opens

As with recent weeks, the Vatican, Batman, and Dennis Rodman seem to be hot topics. Let's see… >>

11 Questions I Think Paul Rudd Has Secretly Always Wanted to Be Asked in an Interview
11 Questions I Think Paul Rudd Has Secretly Always Wanted to Be Asked in an Interview

What girl doesn't dream of spending an evening in a fancy hotel's penthouse suite with dreamboat… >>

We Found Mad Men Season 6 Plots in Reader's Digest!
We Found Mad Men Season 6 Plots in Reader’s Digest!

Who knew the answers to the new season of AMC's hit show were hiding in our November 1967 issue. >>

6 Weird Kickstarters That Actually Got Funded
6 Weird Kickstarters That Actually Got Funded

Follow your dreams—if these wacky Kickstarter projects can find crowdfunding, so can yours! >>

9 Amazing Moments When We Almost Reached World Peace
9 Amazing Moments When We Almost Reached World Peace

Former NBA star and serial eccentric Dennis Rodman's recent so-called diplomatic mission to North… >>

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5 Secrets the FBI Doesn’t Want You to Know

We investigate a few of the juicier government secrets from one of the nation's most private… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Killer Bees Swarm Tampa, Batman Is Real
Weird News Round-Up: Killer Bees Swarm Tampa, Batman Is Real

There's the big news this week- a recovering U.S. economy, North Korea threatening nuclear action… >>