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A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination
A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination

We said it back in our July/August issue when we ran a big excerpt in our pages: Kristen Iversen's… >>

9/11: One Remarkable Story Out of Many
9/11: One Remarkable Story Out of Many

Each year, the New York Says Thank You Foundation helps a community in need as a way of repaying… >>

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7 Websites For Book Lovers

This past weekend, friends and I had a long conversation about our latest and greatest reads. I… >>

Three Things a Mummy Won't Tell You
Three Things a Mummy Won’t Tell You

As the books editor at Reader's Digest, I usually have my nose in a manuscript, but today I’d… >>

Three Documentaries to See Now
Three Documentaries to See Now

Sure, it might be a great weekend for Frankenweenie, Tim Burton's latest multimillion dollar 3D… >>

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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5 Things You Didn’t Know About “Mad Men”

It's been a week since the fifth season finale of "Mad Men" and my mind is still reeling… >>

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Surprising Christmas Trivia You Never Knew

Ever heard of a Christmas carp? Wonder why stockings are hung by the chimney with care? And ponder… >>

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Christmas Around the World: Traditions and Customs

Santa Claus takes on many different forms, and Christmas traditions vary greatly from continent to… >>

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RD Interview: Malcolm Gladwell Explains the Truth About Underdogs

Malcolm Gladwell casts doubt on the cult of the powerful, asserting that David can still beat… >>

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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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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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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 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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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 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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Money Facts and Trivia: How Much Do You Know?

Are you current on our currency? Test yourself below. >>

Under Fire: 6 Hot Military Books
Under Fire: 6 Hot Military Books

We've heard a lot about Navy SEALS of late—and for very good reason. Last month saw the… >>

Under $20 Guide: The Superman-Wonder Woman Lip-Lock
Under $20 Guide: The Superman-Wonder Woman Lip-Lock

As Entertainment Weekly first reported last week, Superman and Wonder Woman are set to bring new… >>