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Why Are Starbucks’ Tables Round?

Plus, more ways furniture and your environment can be engineered to mess with your mind. >>

5 Secret U.S. Government Operations, Revealed

Get a classified tour of what's happened behind the closed doors of power in Washington: hidden… >>

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Cool Optical Illusions That Make You Look Twice

Believe it: These photographs of cool optical illusions and perspective definitely aren't what they… >>

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10 Great New Books From Small Presses

Good things come from small presses, and these novels, stories, and memoirs are top picks for… >>

Meet Bailey, the Cat Who Loves to Sail

This meezer may be only three years old, but inside he's an old salt who appreciates the many joys… >>

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11 Motivational Quotes from Shel Silverstein

Find creative inspiration in these quotes, curated from interviews with the poetic and artistic… >>

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Word Power: Are You Smarter Than You Were in High School?

We've been saving up these words, from the Princeton Review's Word Smart: Genius Edition test-prep… >>

Why Is Money Green and Other Fun Facts About Color

Ever wondered why wedding dresses are white, bubble gum is pink, and prize ribbons are blue? We… >>

Insanely Amazing Women (Who Happen To Be Celebrity Wives)

Arm candy they're not: For these leading ladies, ambitions lie beyond their wedding day. >>

8 Spots on Earth You Can Only Reach by Paddle

Breathtaking doesn't come easy. You can't reach these magical, magnificent places by either car or… >>

10 Stunning Examples of Native American Artistry

A major traveling exhibit showcases some of our country's most exquisite Native masterpieces… >>

My Louisiana Ghost Story: Alone, Overnight, in a Haunted House

"No, it's not haunted," the housekeeper reassured me. "Oh, there are stories, but nobody's ever… >>

What It’s Like to Send Your Wife to Mars

My wife wants to take a one-way trip to the red planet. Here's why I'm OK with that. >>

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

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

Why You Should Always Go to the Funeral

Sounds simple—when someone dies, get in your car and go to calling hours or the funeral. That, I… >>

The Case of the Breast Cancer Bracelets

Can a school ban wristbands because of a slogan? You be the judge. >>

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Finish This Sentence: A Stranger Would Never Guess That I…

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

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… >>