Family Life

Mindy Kaling's Advice to Teens: Please Don't Peak in High School
Mindy Kaling’s Advice to Teens: Please Don’t Peak in High School

Almost no one who was a big star in high school is a big star later in life, Mindy Kaling observes… >>

My Family Abandoned Me. Then A Stranger's Simple Kindness Changed My Life
My Family Abandoned Me. Then A Stranger’s Simple Kindness Changed My Life

In a random act of kindness, strangers turned around one writer's awful day by lifting her suitcase… >>

17 Secrets of Happy Families
17 Secrets of Happy Families

Happy families share some habits that make for fulfilling conversation, productive housework, and… >>

RD Global Poll: What Makes Us Happiest?
RD Global Poll: What Makes Us Happiest?

Reader's Digest asked its readers worldwide to rank how these four key aspects impact their… >>

A Holiday to Remember: Maya Angelou, Dan Rather, and More
A Holiday to Remember: Maya Angelou, Dan Rather, and More

Here are a dozen memories, both large and small, the kind that make the holiday season… >>

4 Veterans' Stories: A Look at Heroes Returning Home
4 Veterans’ Stories: A Look at Heroes Returning Home

These service members show that heroism continues off the battlefield, too. >>

Why You Should Read While You Walk
Why You Should Read While You Walk

When you read while you wander, your destination may be a surprise. >>

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The “Lost Boy” Who Built a Family

One of the lost boys of Sudan, Peter Ter came to America with nothing—except a remarkable gift… >>

Mama's Corn Bread & Beans
Mama’s Corn Bread & Beans

Try as we might, we can’t escape our culinary DNA. >>

Here's How I Learned to Be a Better Listener
Here’s How I Learned to Be a Better Listener

Forced by his doctor to stop talking, the author found a new way of hearing people thanks to his… >>

This Single Dad's Perspective Will Change How You See Your Kids
This Single Dad’s Perspective Will Change How You See Your Kids

His mother’s lessons on love helped a single dad raise independent kids, and learn to let them go. >>

8 Fascinating Facts about Twins
8 Fascinating Facts about Twins

Seeing double? This year American women will give birth to more than 140,000 sets of twins. Here's… >>

An Adoption Story That Started at Saks
An Adoption Story That Started at Saks

A chance conversation at a lunch counter led me around the world—and to the child who was meant… >>

Rick Bragg on Parenting
Rick Bragg on Parenting

Award-winning journalist Rick Bragg shares thoughts on the departure of his son—and his "empty… >>

6 Christmas Stories of Wonder and Love
6 Christmas Stories of Wonder and Love

It's a perfect time to read about how other families experience the joy of the season. Also: 6… >>

4 of the Best Viral Holiday Stories
4 of the Best Viral Holiday Stories

What happens when the Internet explodes with the joy of human kindness and Christmas spirit? >>

Who's the Rightful Heir to This Family Fortune?
Who’s the Rightful Heir to This Family Fortune?

A few weeks after their aunt's death, the Nixon children received a letter from the bank explaining… >>

Successful People Do These 8 Things Each Weekend
Successful People Do These 8 Things Each Weekend

Time management expert Laura Vanderkam reveals the subtle secrets to restorative and productive… >>

The Day I Felt the Richest
The Day I Felt the Richest

We asked and you answered: here are four incredible moments when our readers felt their richest. >>

Drilling for Laughs: Billy Crystal Goes to the Dentist
Drilling for Laughs: Billy Crystal Goes to the Dentist

The comedian puts some teeth into a rant about oral hygiene. >>