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The Powerful Reason This Neuroscientist Studies Memory
The Powerful Reason This Neuroscientist Studies Memory

I discovered the three little words that broke through my father’s dementia. >>

Forget Facial Expressions and Reputation: 3 Surprising Rules to Sharpen Your Trust Instincts
Forget Facial Expressions and Reputation: 3 Surprising Rules to Sharpen Your Trust Instincts

Here are the real factors to focus on to determine the trustworthy people in your life. >>

8 Wise Sayings From Everyday Dads to Make You Appreciate Your Father
8 Wise Sayings From Everyday Dads to Make You Appreciate Your Father

These fathers passed on valuable lessons to their children—and we can all learn something from… >>

“Pull Yourself Together!”: Rob Lowe on the Unexpected Tears of Sending His Son to College

The Emmy award-winning actor had no idea how hard it would be to send his favorite Patriots fan off… >>

4 Classically Popular Toys ... That Were Never Meant to Be Toys
4 Classically Popular Toys … That Were Never Meant to Be Toys

You'll never believe what the inventors of toys like Play-Doh and Silly Putty were really trying to… >>

8 Smart Uses for Your Kitchen Sponge You Haven't Tried
8 Smart Uses for Your Kitchen Sponge You Haven’t Tried

The lowly kitchen sponge can play several important roles around the house. Here's how to use a… >>

A Man Is Released From Prison After 4 Years. This Is the Incredible Story of How He Reunited With His Family.
A Man Is Released From Prison After 4 Years. This Is the Incredible Story of How He Reunited With His Family.

In this classic bit of folklore reprinted from the January 1972 issue of Reader's Digest, a… >>

A Fire, A Grieving Family, and the Kind Strangers Who Saved Photos—and Memories
A Fire, A Grieving Family, and the Kind Strangers Who Saved Photos—and Memories

When photos are all that remain after an unthinkable tragedy, a team of experts cleans away the… >>

10 Parenting Tips From Susan Sontag's Journal In 1959 That Still Ring True Today
10 Parenting Tips From Susan Sontag’s Journal In 1959 That Still Ring True Today

The writer Susan Sontag gave birth to her son, David Rieff, in 1952. After his mother died in 2004… >>

9 Refreshing, Patriotic Drinks For Every Taste This Independence Day
9 Refreshing, Patriotic Drinks For Every Taste This Independence Day

Looking to cool off or have a celebratory cocktail? Whatever type of Fourth of July celebration… >>

12 Ernest Hemingway Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live Boldly
12 Ernest Hemingway Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live Boldly

Ernest Hemingway, writer and adventurer extraordinaire, died 54 years ago this month. These wise… >>

Extraordinary America: 13 Unsung Heroes Who Will Restore Your Faith in Our Country
Extraordinary America: 13 Unsung Heroes Who Will Restore Your Faith in Our Country

From an Arkansas woman who feeds the town on her pension to the Ferguson, Missouri librarian who… >>

14 Short Stories About the Kindest, Bravest, Wisest Dads in the World
14 Short Stories About the Kindest, Bravest, Wisest Dads in the World

In 100 words or less, readers share their poignant tales of the bond between father and child. Have… >>

Can Your Dog Read Your Mind? 13 Astounding Secrets Your Dog Knows About You
Can Your Dog Read Your Mind? 13 Astounding Secrets Your Dog Knows About You

Dogs notice when you're sad, mad, or suspicious. They can even detect cancer. Turns out, dogs know… >>

13 Funny Dad Quotes to Use This Father's Day
13 Funny Dad Quotes to Use This Father’s Day

Can't find the right words for dad this Father's Day? Take inspiration from these funny quotes by… >>

Is Your Dad Like This? A Comedy Writer's Awkward Phone Calls with Father
Is Your Dad Like This? A Comedy Writer’s Awkward Phone Calls with Father

No matter how much you love your father, certain phone conversations can be irritating … or… >>

20 Silent Thoughts Your Babysitter Has About You, But Won't Say To Your Face
20 Silent Thoughts Your Babysitter Has About You, But Won’t Say To Your Face

From what they know about your marriage (hint: it's a lot!) to your parenting habits that drive… >>

So I Let My Daughter Play With a Stranger at the Beach. And Then Learned This.
So I Let My Daughter Play With a Stranger at the Beach. And Then Learned This.

My misguided fear about my child interacting with strangers led to a heartwarming discovery. >>

So, That Friend Who Won't Stop Talking? How to Deal With a Chatterbox
So, That Friend Who Won’t Stop Talking? How to Deal With a Chatterbox

Over-talkers dominate dinner parties and hijack work meetings. Here, effective strategies to deal… >>

Her Husband Was Murdered. Then a Community She Hardly Knew Saved Her Family.
Her Husband Was Murdered. Then a Community She Hardly Knew Saved Her Family.

When she had nowhere else to turn, the young widow's community rallied to help. >>