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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… >>

Comics for the Cure: Marvel Goes Komen-Pink
Comics for the Cure: Marvel Goes Komen-Pink

Heads up, true believers: A partnership between Marvel Entertainment and Susan G. Komen for the… >>

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A Golden Ticket to the House That Wonka Built

In my earliest days of reading, Roald Dahl's fantastic collection of children's books left a… >>

Laugh and Learn: The First Obama-Romney Showdown
Laugh and Learn: The First Obama-Romney Showdown

With President Obama and Mitt Romney scheduled to square off in the first Presidential debate on… >>

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."… >>

Top 3 Websites for Grown-Up Story Time
Top 3 Websites for Grown-Up Story Time

When I'm not writing and editing stories at the office, I'm attending readings in every corner of… >>

Stop, Drop, and Grab
Stop, Drop, and Grab

If your house was burning, what would you take with you? That’s a scenario nobody wants to… >>

Obama vs. Romney: The Video Game Edition
Obama vs. Romney: The Video Game Edition

With the presidential election only 40 days away, all eyes are on President Barack Obama and Mitt… >>

Behind The Scenes of America's Scariest Film
Behind The Scenes of America’s Scariest Film

Take Your Daughter to Work Day is especially cool when your dad is Stanley Kubrick. Vivian… >>

Like Maps? You'll Love This Blog
Like Maps? You’ll Love This Blog

I love maps enough to have one hanging over my kitchen table, so when I came across the blog A… >>

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Are you a Red Voter or a ‘Brew’ Voter?

Amid the frenzied back and forth over which voter groups will be most important come November, a… >>

Must See: The Week's Best News Photos
Must See: The Week’s Best News Photos

I never miss Time's online feature "Pictures of the Week." Every Friday, the magazine's photo… >>

Instagram Photos, Now in Cookie Form
Instagram Photos, Now in Cookie Form

I consider the mobile app Instagram to be like magic for photos: I snap a picture of my breakfast… >>

A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More
A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More

We're been big on baby pandas in our house ever since Tai Shan made his debut at the National Zoo… >>

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Sea Otters: Adorable Partners in the Fight Against Global Warming

A new study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows that… >>

'Classify' Makes Classical Music Accessible, More Awesome
‘Classify’ Makes Classical Music Accessible, More Awesome

Though I'm a big music fan, I've never really gotten into classical. Maybe it's because my parents… >>

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A Reader’s Reminder: Books Still Provide “Some Kind of Hope”

As a senior editor for Reader’s Digest Select Editions, I read a lot of books. I also read a lot… >>

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Support Our Troops: Wear Our Boots

One of the most recognizable accessories of the U.S. military uniform, the humble combat boot is… >>

Beyond Libya: Milestones in American Foreign Affairs
Beyond Libya: Milestones in American Foreign Affairs

As the turmoil in the Middle East continued two days after the murder of the American ambassador to… >>

Artist Gives New Life to Old Books
Artist Gives New Life to Old Books

For the folks out there reading the latest Michael Chabon novel on an electronic device… >>