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13 Secrets Mayors Won’t Tell You

We talked to your local mayors to get the insider juice on the inner workings of politics, taxes… >>

9 Striking Photographs That Prove Wonder Is All Around Us, Every Single Day

Some of our favorite photographers show us their version of awe and surprise. >>

8 Treasured, Timeless, Unforgettable Books, According to Our Readers

Reader’s Digest supports the National Education Association’s #ReadAcrossAmerica campaign, a… >>

19 Facts About The Sound of Music That Just Might Blow Your Mind

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the release of The Sound of Music, here are some little-known… >>

What Hollywood Insiders Won’t Tell You About the Academy Awards

Break out your ballots: You may be just as qualified to pick the winners for the Oscar as some… >>

11 Jerry Seinfeld Quotes on Comedy, Confidence, and His 3 Rules for Living

A collection of hilarious and thoughtful quotes from 
Jerry Seinfeld, a generation’s favorite… >>

8 Rare, Vintage Photos That Prove Winters Were Brutal in the Past

Frigid temps dragging you down? Let these classic winter weather photos from the Library of… >>

David Carr: 10 Blunt, Introspective, and Downright Inspiring Quotes

The New York Times media columnist, culture writer, and author was known for his shrewd criticism… >>

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The 31 Scariest Movies of All Time

We sorted through the scariest movies out there and picked the most ghoulish and jaw-dropping… >>

Reader’s Digest Trust Poll: The 100 Most Trusted People in America

Reader's Digest teamed up with research firm The Wagner Group to poll over 1,000 Americans and… >>

6 Classic Books Retold Through Their Iconic Meals

In her book Fictitious Dishes, Dinah Fried photographs the food that symbolizes some of… >>

Stolen Moments from America’s Hidden Gems: Barbershops

In his book Barbershops of America, Photographer Rob Hammer set out to find America's last genuine… >>

Meet George Washington’s Dentist: Incredible True Tales About 5 Sidekicks Who Changed History

Without these sidekicks, we might not have had John Wayne's Western movies, Coco Chanel's little… >>

Meet the Woman Who’s Spent 48 Years Sewing More Than 1 Million NFL Footballs

Jane Helser is an Ohio seamstress who has has a hand in every single Super Bowl football since the… >>

Why I Broke Up With Football

A sportswriter and longtime fan won’t be tuning in to watch football anymore, and the reasoning… >>

Stunning Wave Photos You Won’t Believe Are Real

Photographer Clark Little captures beautiful ocean and wave photos from an unbelievable… >>

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Halloween Around the World: Customs and Traditions

How do people celebrate their version of Halloween around the world? With less candy corn than… >>

8 Stunning National Geographic Photos to Remind You How Wondrous Our World Is

Go on a journey around the globe—no passport needed!—via these images from a new National… >>

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Finish This Sentence: For One Day, I Would Like to Trade Places With …

If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be? >>