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12 Ernest Hemingway Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live Boldly

Ernest Hemingway, writer and adventurer extraordinaire, died 54 years ago this month. These wise… >>

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4 Women Revolutionary War-Era Heroes Your History Class Forgot to Mention

Though they may not always be mentioned in textbooks, these courageous ladies fought for the… >>

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13 Things You Never Knew About the Song ‘Happy Birthday to You’

At a well preserved 122 years old, "Happy Birthday to You," the most frequently sung English song… >>

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15 Fascinating Facts You Never Learned About America

Which president was a hangman, which owned a saloon, the country's deadliest job, and more… >>

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A Scientist Explains Why We Should Stop Being Afraid of Chemicals

Chemistry gets an unfair bad reputation as the world embraces products labeled "natural." But that… >>

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14 Things You Didn’t Know About the Confederate Flag

The Confederate flag we know today looks a lot different than the first version adopted in 1861… >>

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8 of the Most Extreme Facts About the Human Body, From the World’s Smartest IQ to its Tallest Man

Humans may be programmed to grow stronger, faster, and smarter, still science shows our potential… >>

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9 of the Most Inspiring, Powerful Quotes from Pope Francis on Climate Change

On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis releases a 184-page encyclical addressing the threat that global… >>

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20 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Statue of Liberty (She Turns 130 This Year!)

Boston's plan to steal her, the French mother she made famous, the seafaring suffragette protest… >>

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Photo Contest Winners: 10 Stunning Places In Our Country That Will Make You Proud to Be an American

We asked readers to share the places they hold closest to their hearts. Here, we present the… >>

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A Catholic School Teacher Received IVF. Then She Was Fired For Being Immoral.

Can a Catholic school dismiss an educator for breaking church tenets by receiving IVF for… >>

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75 Mind-Blowing Facts About McDonald’s to Celebrate Its 75th Anniversary

With billions of people served, McDonald's has played a fascinating role shaping international… >>

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Finish This Sentence: The Title of My Autobiography Would Be…

Finish this sentence below, then go to facebook.com/readersdigest for a chance to complete the… >>

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This Unlucky Social Security Number Has Been Stolen More Than 40,000 Times

Poor Hilda Schrader Whitcher—her SSN was "issued by Woolworth" for years. >>

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Animal Control Found Their Beloved Pet. But What Happened Next Will Horrify Any Dog Lover.

After their dog was accidentally euthanized, the Medlen family sued their local animal control for… >>

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Faces of America as Photographed by Glenn Glasser

Photographer Glenn Glasser travels across the United States to meet inspiring locals. >>

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10 Jane Goodall Quotes That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Jane Goodall's wise words about peace, evolution, and nature will warm your heart and enlighten… >>

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From Global Warming to Cancer, 5 Brilliant Ways Animals Help Scientists Solve Big Mysteries

They may not wear lab coats, but creatures big and small can help scientists study global warming… >>

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Are You Normal? 9 Obsessions and Anxieties That Aren’t So Weird After All

Wondering if your neuroses, phobias, and eccentricities are normal? Never fear; you're in good… >>

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7 of the World’s Most Adorable Grandmas Share Their Favorite, Classic Recipes

There are few things in this world that bring people together like a good meal. In the new book In… >>