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What It’s Like to Notify a Nobel Prize Winner

“We tell assistants this is a very important call. A. Very. Important. Call.” >>

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Finish This Sentence: The Two Most Beautiful Words Are…

What would you say? Finish this sentence below, then go to Facebook.com/ReadersDigest for a chance… >>

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Why Ze Frank Is the King of Connection

Ze Frank is the master of the cute cat video. But don’t let that fool you—he’s deeper than… >>

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Bill and Melinda Gates: 3 Myths About the World’s Poor

Life is improving for most people on this planet: Leading philanthropists deliver good news about… >>

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Redheads

While only about 2 percent of people have naturally red hair, there are plenty of fun facts about… >>

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8 Rare, Candid Photos of Women in the 1950s

Eight never-published photos taken for Look magazine let you travel back in time while considering:… >>

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10 Empowering Quotes from Women in Politics

From diplomats to champions of democracy, these impressive women share timeless advice. >>

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The Case of the Jilted Bride

When a prospective groom misbehaves and then calls off the wedding, should he pay the expenses? You… >>

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The Best Short Books You’ll Ever Read

No time for War and Peace? These great short books, recommended by Features Editor Dawn Raffel, are… >>

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5 Animals That Live Forever

These lucky creatures have found the fountain of youth. >>