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11 Charming Vintage Easter Photos That Will Make You Long for the Past

From early Easter Egg Rolls at the White House to churchgoers' finest hats along the Fifth Avenue… >>

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Finish This Sentence: What Was I Thinking When …

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

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You Need to See These 3 Abandoned Works of Art in the Middle of Nowhere

What do a theater in the Sinai, an underwater museum, and a frozen Soviet dictator have in common? >>

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8 Musicians and Bands Who Are Secretly Literature Nerds

These artists aren't just mindless rockers—their lyrics channel Shakespeare, Milton, Dante, and… >>

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6 Myths and Legends About Easter Traditions

Multicolored eggs. Cute bunny rabbits. Learn the history behind some of this Christian holiday's… >>

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Kids Under 18 Can’t Buy Cigarettes, But They Work on Tobacco Farms. Is This Safe?

Child tobacco field workers say the hazards are worth the risk to support their families. >>

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13 Secrets Ancestry Trackers Know About Your Family Tree (That You Don’t)

Curious about your family tree? The country's top genealogists explain the tricks of the trade. >>

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7 Fancy Words that Make You Sound Smarter

In just a few seconds, you can add these pretty words to your vocabulary. How clever! >>

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5 Secrets the FBI Doesn’t Want You to Know

We investigate a few of the juicier government secrets from one of the nation's most private… >>

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Give the Earth an Inch and It Will Give You a Mile

The Earth has unbelievable powers of restoration and renewal, Germaine Greer argues -- just take a… >>

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Should Schools Punish Students for Personal Facebook Posts?

One middle school tried to punish a sixth grader for her mean comments about a teacher—and ended… >>

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Did an Airline’s Refusal to Fly a Heavy Woman Cause Her Death?

Who's to blame when an obese passenger dies while waiting to fly home for medical treatment? >>

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Before ‘The Jinx': A Gripping 2002 Account of Robert Durst’s Link to 3 Grisly Murders

Almost 13 years ago, Reader's Digest published a gripping story about Robert Durst, son of a New… >>

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Photo Quiz: Can You Recognize These Baby Photos of American Presidents?

Ask not what these presidential baby photos can do for you. Ask what you can do to share these baby… >>

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13 of Clint Eastwood’s Wisest Quotes on War, Women, and Being a Rebel

"The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie." >>

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Yes, You Really Did Choose The Slowest Line. Here’s Why.

You're not wrong. This very simple math explains why checkout is the worst when you suspect you've… >>

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A Deaf Woman Wants to Be a Nurse. Can a School Deem Her Unfit for the Job?

You be the judge: Can a nursing school dismiss a hearing-impaired person because they say she's not… >>

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—And Sudden Death: The Reader’s Digest Classic

If you have the nerve to drive fast and take chances, you ought to read this classic article from… >>

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Finish This Sentence: My Childhood Nickname Was…

What was your childhood nickname? Finish this sentence below, then go to facebook.com/readersdigest… >>

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11 Confidence-Boosting Quotes From Seriously Impressive Historical Women

Celebrate National Women's History Month during March with these wise words from 11 inspiring women… >>