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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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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The Best Books to Give as Graduation Gifts

We'll always love "Oh, the Places You'll Go!," but these thoughtful, inspiring graduation gifts… >>

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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… >>

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… >>

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… >>