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15 Comically Candid Cartoons About Politics and Money
15 Comically Candid Cartoons About Politics and Money

Maybe they're not quite right for dinner table conversation, but these thoughtfully funny political… >>

12 of the Best David Letterman One-Liners of the Last 33 Years
12 of the Best David Letterman One-Liners of the Last 33 Years

As the longest-serving late night host in history, David Letterman could fill a library with his… >>

From Global Warming to Cancer, 5 Brilliant Ways Animals Help Scientists Solve Big Mysteries
From Global Warming to Cancer, 5 Brilliant Ways Animals Help Scientists Solve Big Mysteries

They may not wear lab coats, but creatures big and small can help scientists study global warming… >>

12 Historical Predictions That Completely, Utterly Missed the Mark
12 Historical Predictions That Completely, Utterly Missed the Mark

Elvis should stick to his day job? Excessive smoking plays only a minor role in lung cancer? Check… >>

How I Made My Mind Up About Fracking
How I Made My Mind Up About Fracking

What are the pros and cons of fracking? A science writer who inherited a share in a Texas oil well… >>

The Bizarrely Ordinary Lives of Astronauts: A Day Inside the International Space Station
The Bizarrely Ordinary Lives of Astronauts: A Day Inside the International Space Station

Largely forgotten by the American public, astronauts have been orbiting Earth for 15 years. Here's… >>

14  Abraham Lincoln Quotes That Are Truly Modern Rules to Live By
14 Abraham Lincoln Quotes That Are Truly Modern Rules to Live By

One hundred fifty years after his assassination, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America’s most… >>

“It Was On Good Friday”: A Detailed Glimpse Into How Lincoln Spent His Very Last Hours

Originally published in Reader's Digest’s April 1965 issue, this story is a fascinating account… >>

How This Sixth-Grade Teacher's Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook
How This Sixth-Grade Teacher’s Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook

Melissa Bour was concerned by what her students were posting on Facebook. Instead of lecturing, she… >>

Exonerated: How This Innocent Man Spent 39 Years In Prison for a Murder He Didn't Commit
Exonerated: How This Innocent Man Spent 39 Years In Prison for a Murder He Didn’t Commit

A crime, a lie, life sentences and vindication: The remarkable story of how three innocent… >>

A Woman Asks to Pump Breast Milk at Work. Can She Be Fired Without Cause?
A Woman Asks to Pump Breast Milk at Work. Can She Be Fired Without Cause?

Did a Houston, Texas debt collection firm sexually discriminate against a new mom for wanting to… >>

She Was Studying in Her Room. Then a Stranger Fastened a Bomb to Her Neck.
She Was Studying in Her Room. Then a Stranger Fastened a Bomb to Her Neck.

When a man in a ski mask invaded Maddie Pulver's home and attached a bomb collar to her neck, it… >>

Kids Under 18 Can't Buy Cigarettes, But They Work on Tobacco Farms. Is This Safe?
Kids Under 18 Can’t Buy Cigarettes, But They Work on Tobacco Farms. Is This Safe?

Child tobacco field workers say the hazards are worth the risk to support their families. >>

5 Secrets the FBI Doesn't Want You to Know
5 Secrets the FBI Doesn’t Want You to Know

We investigate a few of the juicier government secrets from one of the nation's most private… >>

Should Schools Punish Students for Personal Facebook Posts?
Should Schools Punish Students for Personal Facebook Posts?

One middle school tried to punish a sixth grader for her mean comments about a teacher—and ended… >>

Before 'The Jinx': A Gripping 2002 Account of Robert Durst's Link to 3 Grisly Murders
Before ‘The Jinx': A Gripping 2002 Account of Robert Durst’s Link to 3 Grisly Murders

Almost 13 years ago, Reader's Digest published a gripping story about Robert Durst, son of a New… >>

Photo Quiz: Can You Recognize These Baby Photos of American Presidents?
Photo Quiz: Can You Recognize These Baby Photos of American Presidents?

Ask not what these presidential baby photos can do for you. Ask what you can do to share these baby… >>

13 of Clint Eastwood's Wisest Quotes on War, Women, and Being a Rebel
13 of Clint Eastwood’s Wisest Quotes on War, Women, and Being a Rebel

"The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie." >>

A Deaf Woman Wants to Be a Nurse. Can a School Deem Her Unfit for the Job?
A Deaf Woman Wants to Be a Nurse. Can a School Deem Her Unfit for the Job?

You be the judge: Can a nursing school dismiss a hearing-impaired person because they say she's not… >>

11 Confidence-Boosting Quotes From Seriously Impressive Historical Women
11 Confidence-Boosting Quotes From Seriously Impressive Historical Women

Celebrate National Women's History Month during March with these wise words from 11 inspiring women… >>