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Paul McCartney: Candid Pictures From the 1960s

The Beatles may have played the world's largest stages, but as these photos show, Paul McCartney… >>

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Dr. Chip Thomas’ Incredible Attempt to Heal Through Art

Installing massive outdoor murals under the name "Jetsonorama," Dr. Chip Thomas is a full-time… >>

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What Children and Their Toys Look Like Around the World

Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti traveled to 58 countries to photograph kids and their… >>

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Animals Are Injured in This “100 Percent Fake” Reality Show

An investigative report shatters the illusion of one of Animal Planet’s most popular programs. >>

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10 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Write Your Life Story

Everyone has a story to tell. Here's why you should write yours up. >>

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A Poison Runs Through It

The author pulls no punches when a chemical spill threatens the water supply in his native West… >>

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Reader’s Digest Recommends: What to Read This Summer

From breezy reads to life-changing lit, our books editor has found something new for everyone to… >>

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Here’s Proof Selfies Have Been Popular Since 1839

Flip through a brief history of America's favorite photo trend. >>

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When Brain Injury Leads to Brilliance

Meet five people—savants, some call them—whose lives changed irrevocably after brain damage. >>

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The Case of the Bone Marrow Buyer

Should a desperate mother be allowed to entice donors with cash? You be the judge. >>

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Photo Contest Winners: How You See America

We received more than 1,200 reader entries for our Made in America photo contest; here are the 26… >>

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Photos of Lasting Interest

Events commemorate D-Day, soldiers come home, and a daredevil sets a world record in this week's… >>

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6 Breathtaking Views of the Night Sky That You Rarely Get to See

Tyler Nordgren, a physics and astronomy professor at the University of Redlands, has a mission: to… >>

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Photos of Lasting Interest

Remembering Maya Angelou, a celebration of Fleet Week, and more in this round-up of memorable… >>

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Real Rosie the Riveters: Rare Color Photos From WWII

Meet a few of the extraordinary women who kept the American war effort running. >>

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Maya Angelou at Her Best: 8 Quotable Quotes

Let these words from the beloved poet and civil rights activist inspire you. >>

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10 Stumpers From the National Geographic Bee

How well do you know your world geography? Take a whack at these questions, culled from past… >>

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Word Power: How Well Do You Know Your Travel Lingo?

How many of these 15 travel-related words do you know? Because it pays to increase your word power. >>