Family Life

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. >>

Can Birth Order Predict Your Health?
Can Birth Order Predict Your Health?

Birth order stereotypes (like firstborn achiever, or middle-child mediator) may have a profound… >>

15 Healthy Snacks for Kids (or Adults!)
15 Healthy Snacks for Kids (or Adults!)

Make each bite count: These snacks taste just like your favorite foods but with more healthy… >>

Mr. Mom, Meet Alpha Dad: A New Type of Father
Mr. Mom, Meet Alpha Dad: A New Type of Father

In the ’80s, a stay-at-home dad was a punch line. Today, fathers balance life at home and the… >>

Editor's Note: A Fresh Look at Junk Food
Editor’s Note: A Fresh Look at Junk Food

A busy Saturday leads to a surprisingly complicated lunch for Reader's Digest editor Liz… >>

Keep Your Kids Safe Online
Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Cyberbullying is a growing problem for today’s teens, but there are things you can do as a parent… >>

Project Happiness: How One Parent Inspired Optimism
Project Happiness: How One Parent Inspired Optimism

Melissa Fay Greene’s adopted son was angry and depressed—until a science fair project they… >>

How to Develop a Positive Attitude in 6 Easy Steps
How to Develop a Positive Attitude in 6 Easy Steps

Is your glass always half-empty? Retrain your brain to look on the bright side with these… >>

Editor's Note: A Divine Accident
Editor’s Note: A Divine Accident

One simple fall on a city street leads to a miraculous discovery. >>

Family Dinner: 25 Ways to Have More Fun at the Table
Family Dinner: 25 Ways to Have More Fun at the Table

For a more fun family dinner, Jenny Rosenstarch, author of the blog and book Dinner: A Love Story… >>

Everyone Is Different: 7 Children's Books that Help Explain How
Everyone Is Different: 7 Children’s Books that Help Explain How

Kids are naturally curious about what makes people different, but sometimes adults fumble for the… >>

Inspiring Story: Swimming in Socks
Inspiring Story: Swimming in Socks

Sportswriter Joe Posnanski strikes a deal with his noncompetitive daughter—and they both win. >>

The Stranger Who Changed My Life: The Taxi Driver and the Doctor
The Stranger Who Changed My Life: The Taxi Driver and the Doctor

When a taxi driver asked one simple question, he transformed his family's future. >>

Meet the Downsized Generation: Millennials Who Are Rewriting the Rules for Success
Meet the Downsized Generation: Millennials Who Are Rewriting the Rules for Success

They graduated as the economy tanked, forcing twentysomethings to rethink their (and the country's)… >>