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Reader’s Digest Picks the Best Summer Reading for 2013

From serious literature to serious fun, our books editor Dawn Raffel selects the summer's hottest… >>

Who Said It Best: 'Game of Thrones' or 'Girls'?
Who Said It Best: ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Girls’?

You don’t need to be a Targaryen or a twenty-something to get great insight from these hit shows… >>

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Why Robin Roberts Is the Most Trusted Woman on Television

Editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello sat down with Robin Roberts to talk about life-or-death decisions… >>

We Found Mad Men Season 6 Plots in Reader's Digest!
We Found Mad Men Season 6 Plots in Reader’s Digest!

Who knew the answers to the new season of AMC's hit show were hiding in our November 1967 issue. >>

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Reader’s Digest Trust Poll: Here’s What Shocked Us the Most

To understand how our trust instinct shapes our culture, we compiled a list of over 200 American… >>

Trust poll winner: Tom Hanks is America's most trusted man
Infographic: Why We Trust Certain Faces and Distrust Others

Why do we trust certain people and distrust others? The key might be in these facial… >>

Reader's Digest Trust Poll: Which Celeb Did You Trust More?
Reader’s Digest Trust Poll: Which Celeb Did You Trust More?

We paired up movie stars, game show hosts, technologists and more to see who America puts… >>

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The Winters Of Our Content: Remembering Jonathan Winters At His Funniest

A first-person recollection of the improv master's hilarious drama-class instruction, and clips… >>

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8 Eye-Popping Art Park Sculptures

Want to see something cool? Take a trip to these awe-inspiring oases of art, on display in parks… >>

7 Ways the Sequester Is Really Going to Hurt Kids
7 Ways the Sequester Is Really Going to Hurt Kids

There's nothing abstract about $85 billion in federal budget cuts. Here's how extreme… >>

Baseball Trivia: 9 Moments That Changed the Game Forever
Baseball Trivia: 9 Moments That Changed the Game Forever

As the new baseball season gets underway, a look back at the deals, rule changes, and cultural… >>

13 Celebrities You Didn't Know Had FBI Files
13 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Had FBI Files

The G-men kept tabs on Steve Jobs, Whitney Houston, George Steinbrenner, John Denver, and many… >>

Social Media Trends: Get Pinned, Go to Jail
Social Media Trends: Get Pinned, Go to Jail

Forget "cake in a mug": One small town newspaper is using Pinterest to put criminals behind bars. >>

6 Weird Kickstarters That Actually Got Funded
6 Weird Kickstarters That Actually Got Funded

Follow your dreams—if these wacky Kickstarter projects can find crowdfunding, so can yours! >>

9 Amazing Moments When We Almost Reached World Peace
9 Amazing Moments When We Almost Reached World Peace

Former NBA star and serial eccentric Dennis Rodman's recent so-called diplomatic mission to North… >>

13 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Being Pope
13 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Being Pope

He's the Holy Father, but he's also a man, and running the Church is a job. Here's the lowdown on… >>

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13 Things a Stand-Up Comedian Won’t Tell You

We’ll do almost anything to get onstage. Find out what other secrets our profession holds. >>

Funny: The 2013 Academy Awards They Forgot to Hand Out
Funny: The 2013 Academy Awards They Forgot to Hand Out

We're all about Jennifer Lawrence tripping out on victory…but who were the real champions of the… >>

13 Things Your Card Store Won't Tell You on Valentine's Day
13 Things Your Card Store Won’t Tell You on Valentine’s Day

Yes, you can buy greeting cards practically anywhere these days. You can even craft your own… >>

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13 Iconic Shoes That Changed America

Audrey Hepburn’s famous flats, 80s power sneakers, make-a-statement Manolos: Here, a well-heeled… >>