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Can You Guess What This Fireworks Display Is Called?

This mini-lesson will make you sound like a fireworks pro. >>

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Oh, the Irony: Which U.S. Leaders Said One Thing, But Did Another?

We'd like to think we can trust all of our elected officials and men in uniform, but these… >>

The Best Books to Give for Father's Day
The Best Books to Give for Father’s Day

Humor, fiction, food, sports, and more....our books editor Dawn Raffel selects her top picks for… >>

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6 People Who Were Too Sexy for Their Own Good

We all want to look our best, right? But for these people, it posed a real problem. >>

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Who Said It Best: ‘Veep’ or Real Life VP Joe Biden?

Vice President Joe Biden is well known for his garrulousness, but how does his loquacity hold up… >>

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20 Reasons You’re Happy You Don’t Live in Winterfell

Sometimes it looks glamorous: the castle, the feasts, the silk dresses and the gold (assuming you… >>

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Reader’s Digest Trust Poll: Why Do We Trust at All?

Trust: It’s cited on our currency, valued in our relationships, and vital to our faith. Trust… >>

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Infographic: The Most Trusted Professions in America

We averaged the rankings of the individuals tested in each category of our trust poll to determine… >>

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Infographic: What Were the Biggest Surprises From Our Trust Poll?

We teamed up with research firm The Wagner Group to poll over 1,000 Americans and discover which… >>

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Study: Why Your Brain Remembers More From Facebook Than Actual Books

The closer something is to natural speech, the better we remember it. Dude. >>

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14 Books You Really Should Have Read By Now

Seeing the movie doesn't count! If you skimmed these in school, take a closer, grownup look with… >>

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

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

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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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Goodbye, TV: 5 Things Your Tablet Is Poised to Replace

You can read, watch and do close to anything on this one handy gadget -- and pretty soon, it could… >>

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Faith in Humanity, Restored: 4 Documentaries Worth Watching

If you're ever feeling emotionally dried out, watch one of these movies and let the waterworks… >>

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Willie Nelson’s Birthday Bash: 10 Reasons He’s Even More Awesome Than You Thought

Ain't it funny how time slips away? In honor of the touring legend's 80th birthday, here are some… >>

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5 Classes You Took That Your Kids Won’t

Memories of Typing and Home Ec are far, far away when we consider the Facebooking, Tweeting teens… >>

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7 Classic Novels We’d Love to See in 3D

For me, the new 3D version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Great Gatsby was a lot bigger… >>