Reader’s Digest: July/August 2015 Issue

In case you missed it: Follow the links to enjoy bonus content featured in our July/August 2015 issue.

july august 2015 coverRalph Lee Hopkins/National Geographic CreativePhoto Contest Winners: 10 Stunning Places in Our Country That Will Make You Proud to Be an American
Here are the winning photos from our Extraordinary America reader contest, plus six never-before-seen finalists.

Your Winning Poems!
We received over 4,800 entries for the 2015 Reader’s Digest Poetry Contest. Visit to see our winners and favorite submissions.

Become a Word Power Star!
For our June issue, we asked Reader’s Digest editors for their favorite words. For part two of this challenge, in our October issue, we’ll highlight 15 reader suggestions–they can be anything from real stumpers you’ve mastered to ones with lilting pronunciations you hold dear. What are your favorite words? Visit by July 1 to submit your ideas. Game on!

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Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.


Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.