Family Life

America's Troops Speak Out: 43 Things They Wish You Knew About Shipping Out, Coming Home, and How Their Lives Change
America’s Troops Speak Out: 43 Things They Wish You Knew About Shipping Out, Coming Home, and How Their Lives Change

We treasure our soldiers for what they do and stand for, yet how many of us know more than the… >>

A Devoted Husband Confesses: Why I Wear Two Wedding Bands
A Devoted Husband Confesses: Why I Wear Two Wedding Bands

A man explains to a stranger how wearing a second wedding band has changed his life. >>

Chilling Reincarnation Stories: Meet 3 Children Who Lived Before
Chilling Reincarnation Stories: Meet 3 Children Who Lived Before

Professor Jim Tucker thinks that past lives are possible. Here are three startling accounts of… >>

Don't Be a Sissy: Garrison Keillor's Rules to Surviving a Minnesota Winter
Don’t Be a Sissy: Garrison Keillor’s Rules to Surviving a Minnesota Winter

The humorist makes a compelling case for embracing the cold. >>

A Courageous Cancer Story: The Day I Started Lying to Ruth
A Courageous Cancer Story: The Day I Started Lying to Ruth

A cancer doctor on losing his wife to cancer. >>

Father Kills Bear to Save Son
Father Kills Bear to Save Son

Deep in the wilderness, all that stands between an attacking grizzly and a hunter's life is a… >>

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… >>

Maintain a Healthy Relationship With Your Parents
Maintain a Healthy Relationship With Your Parents

As you both grow older, the bond between parent and child must evolve as well. >>

Secrets of Straight-A Students
Secrets of Straight-A Students

Education experts and students reveal the secrets of maintaining high grades. >>

A Grandmother's Tale: When Anne Lamott's Teen Son Became a Dad
A Grandmother’s Tale: When Anne Lamott’s Teen Son Became a Dad

What would you do if your teenager had a child? For author Lamott, it was a crash course in the… >>

Top Tips for Buying Baby Clothes
Top Tips for Buying Baby Clothes

Use these six guidelines when purchasing clothes for babies to avoid being left with expensive… >>

Should a Nine-Year-Old Boy Be Circumcised Against His Wishes?
Should a Nine-Year-Old Boy Be Circumcised Against His Wishes?

A divorced father converts to Judaism and wants his son circumcised. The mother says no way. Now… >>

The Case for Taking Family Dinner Off-Line
The Case for Taking Family Dinner Off-Line

Why its more important than ever to detach from technology and reattach with family. >>

More Things Your Nanny Won't Tell You
More Things Your Nanny Won’t Tell You

More tips from the people who are taking care of your children. >>

13 Tips to Get Your Errands Done Quicker
13 Tips to Get Your Errands Done Quicker

If you’re not careful, you can spend more than half of your leisure time in your car running… >>

17 Secrets of Happy Families
17 Secrets of Happy Families

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

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… >>

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… >>