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Finish This Sentence: The Two Most Beautiful Words Are…

What would you say? Finish this sentence below, then go to Facebook.com/ReadersDigest for a chance… >>

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Why Ze Frank Is the King of Connection

Ze Frank is the master of the cute cat video. But don’t let that fool you—he’s deeper than… >>

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Bill and Melinda Gates: 3 Myths About the World’s Poor

Life is improving for most people on this planet: Leading philanthropists deliver good news about… >>

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Redheads

While only about 2 percent of people have naturally red hair, there are plenty of fun facts about… >>

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8 Rare, Candid Photos of Women in the 1950s

Eight never-published photos taken for Look magazine let you travel back in time while considering:… >>

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10 Empowering Quotes from Women in Politics

From diplomats to champions of democracy, these impressive women share timeless advice. >>

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The Case of the Jilted Bride

When a prospective groom misbehaves and then calls off the wedding, should he pay the expenses? You… >>

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The Best Short Books You’ll Ever Read

No time for War and Peace? These great short books, recommended by Features Editor Dawn Raffel, are… >>

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5 Animals That Live Forever

These lucky creatures have found the fountain of youth. >>

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You Won’t Believe These Flyingfish!

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a…fish with wings! Steve N.G. Howell captures these incredible… >>

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Finish This Sentence: Someone Should Invent…

What's your great idea? Finish this sentence below. >>

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From the Letters of E.B. White: “Hang on to Your Hope”

Beloved author E. B. White responds to a letter he received predicting a grim future for humanity. >>

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How Unhealthy Is Binge Watching? Press Pause, and Read On

Binge-watching might be worse for you than you think, according to the latest research, but here's… >>

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7 Ways Technology Can Make You Sick

Modern gadgets make life a breeze—until they don't. >>

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Could You Be a Genius? This Mensa Quiz Will Tell You

Here's a fun way to put your IQ through its paces. Try these sample questions! >>

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Photos of Lasting Interest

Each month, our editors invite unique curators to share a photo that resonates with them personally. >>

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11 Children’s Books That Influenced These Famous Lives

Which classics helped shape the young minds of Stephen King, Scarlett Johansson, and President… >>

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Rare, Candid Photos of Bob Hope’s USO Shows

Bob Hope was known for his dedication to American troops, and these rare photos attest to his… >>

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5 Unbelievable Sources of Found Music

All sound is vibration, and anything that can vibrate can make a little music. Join us for a tour… >>

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10 Remarkably Freaky Animal Species

Lions and tigers and ... glowing roaches? Oh my. >>