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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. >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

Wanted: Chance to Go Ape
Wanted: Chance to Go Ape

For a city girl whose idea of a hardcore outdoor trip is navigating a steep lawn without… >>

Working Moms: Tell Us How You Do It
Working Moms: Tell Us How You Do It

There’s been a whole lot of discussion lately about whether or not it’s possible for women to… >>

Women on Fire! This Week's Hottest Story
Women on Fire! This Week’s Hottest Story

The Most Surprising Story to Go Viral This Week: The Atlantic magazine's "Why Women Still Can't… >>

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… >>

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

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

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… >>

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)… >>

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. >>

Funny Baby Photos
Funny Baby Photos

After readers sent in their cute kids' pictures, we pulled out a few funny faces, then added famous… >>

TV Programs for Science-Minded Toddlers
TV Programs for Science-Minded Toddlers

Feeling guilty about parking your preschooler in front of the tube? A recent Scientific American… >>

All I Really Need to Know I Learned...
All I Really Need to Know I Learned…

Playful essays by Mel Brooks, Ozzy Osbourne and others celebrating the Robert Fulghum best-seller… >>

Don't Say These 7 Things When Giving Mother's Day Gifts
Don’t Say These 7 Things When Giving Mother’s Day Gifts

On Mother's Day, Valentines Day, or any such holiday designed to tempt female hormones… >>