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Laughing
Why We Copy People Around Us Without Even Realizing It

Synchronizing isn't just for swimmers and ice skaters; you might be mimicking others without even… >>

Sparta
The Reader’s Digest Version: New Books to Read Right Now

If you are looking for a good book, consider these beautifully written, emotionally transporting… >>

Video games and cinema, Halo 4
4 Video Game Facts that Prove the Console Is Mightier than the Movies

Yes, well-designed video games are stealing story lines, acquiring actors, and winning over our… >>

Algae in tubes
5 Crazy Ideas that Just Might Save the Planet

The Earth is getting warmer. Luckily, scientists are working on creative ways to keep our planet… >>

Monopoly
15 Little-Known Game Facts and Trivia

Who knew Super Mario was connected to Popeye? Or that Monopoly helped free Allied POWs? One expert… >>

Jeremy Veach via Instagram
We Can’t Be Friends If You Don’t Follow These People on Instagram

At its best, social media like Instagram can connect you with amazing individuals that inspire you… >>

What Unites These States
What Unites These States?

Philip Caputo traveled from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, asking everyday Americans what… >>

Devilish Quiz
Here’s a Smart Test—and a Devilish Quiz

Reader's Digest first ran these deceptively easy questions in 1970. 
Not one person in a hundred… >>

Death Valley
What Star Gazing Looks Like From the Last of the Wild Roads

At the crest between valleys, I take out binoculars, and in turn they take my breath, multiplying… >>