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Faces of America: Genius Edition

Photographer Glenn Glasser met everyday Einsteins at the World Science Festival. >>

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Vintage Circus Photos Capture Life Under the Big Tent

Take a special, black-and-white look at the public and private life of circus people in the… >>

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5 Military Battles That Were Won With Rock ‘n’ Roll

Sometimes the best offense is a good speaker system. >>

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How to Prep for Life on Mars

Tech visionary Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors (and PayPal cofounder), has said that… >>

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Can We Save the Cheetah From Extinction?

A new book by Dr. Laurie Marker and wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas takes us inside the world… >>

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What It’s Like to Notify a Nobel Prize Winner

“We tell assistants this is a very important call. A. Very. Important. Call.” >>

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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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Malcolm Gladwell on the Late Bloomer Phenomenon

If you haven't discovered your exceptional gift yet, you're in good company. Mark Twain, Alfred… >>

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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… >>