Family Life

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… >>

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. >>

5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation
5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation

Just because your child is web savvy doesn't mean they don't need supervision on the Internet. >>

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… >>

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… >>

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? >>

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… >>

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… >>

Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?
Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?

I hadn’t—until I saw this scary report from ABC News about a 60-year-old man from Yonkers, New… >>

Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?
Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?

In a word, NO. But after spending most of my day combing through fascinating, important… >>