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Kidnapped by Terrorists: One Boy's Story of Escape
Kidnapped by Terrorists: One Boy’s Story of Escape

What should have been a tranquil family vacation in the southern Philippines turned into an… >>

Most Honest Cities: The Reader's Digest
Most Honest Cities: The Reader’s Digest “Lost Wallet” Test

What are the most (and least) honest cities in the world? Reader's Digest conducted a global… >>

The New Food Fight: Big Food Vs. Big Organic
The New Food Fight: Big Food Vs. Big Organic

Have the elite hijacked healthy eating? >>

Aboard the Costa Concordia: One Family's Nightmare
Aboard the Costa Concordia: One Family’s Nightmare

Our family vacation aboard the Costa Concordia went terribly wrong. Here’s what it felt like to… >>

Gloria Steinem Tells: How to Change the World in 5 Steps
Gloria Steinem Tells: How to Change the World in 5 Steps

The feminist icon, in celebration of the release of the 200th video from the MAKERScollection of… >>

Would You Have Taken this Picture?
Would You Have Taken this Picture?

On the scene of a tragic accident, a photographer faced a decision that would stick with him for… >>

6 Mother Teresa Quotes to Live By
6 Mother Teresa Quotes to Live By

Find daily motivation in this curated collection of quotes from Mother Teresa that celebrates her… >>

What You Should Know About the Keystone XL Pipeline
What You Should Know About the Keystone XL Pipeline

Read up on this controversial project that could affect gas prices, the environment, and more. >>

Words of Wisdom From Those Who Have Lived a Full Life
Words of Wisdom From Those Who Have Lived a Full Life

The greatest gift from one generation to the next? It’s wisdom gained from experience… >>

9 Nelson Mandela Quotes That Inspire
9 Nelson Mandela Quotes That Inspire

On December 5, Nelson Mandela, the South African politician and champion of anti-apartheid, passed… >>

Who Is Nelson Mandela? A Reader's Digest Exclusive Interview
Who Is Nelson Mandela? A Reader’s Digest Exclusive Interview

In 2005, Reader's Digest spoke with Nelson Mandela about his life, the strength of mind that helped… >>

Oh, the Irony: Which U.S. Leaders Said One Thing, But Did Another?
Oh, the Irony: Which U.S. Leaders Said One Thing, But Did Another?

We'd like to think we can trust all of our elected officials and men in uniform, but these… >>

Fascinating Facts About One World Trade Center
Fascinating Facts About One World Trade Center

Even while still under construction, One World Trade (formerly known as the Freedom Tower) has… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Woman Dies and Comes Back to Life During Childbirth
Weird News Round-Up: Woman Dies and Comes Back to Life During Childbirth

If ever you should find yourself screaming for an epidural, take heed: It could be worse. •… >>

These Fast-Food Items Might Mean an Improving Economy
These Fast-Food Items Might Mean an Improving Economy

Fast-food restaurants may have pushed their value menus during the economic downturn, but now their… >>

Mark Bittman’s New Book Makes Vegan Easy
Mark Bittman’s New Book Makes Vegan Easy

A few months ago, I wrote 11 Convincing Reasons Eating Vegan Isn't Crazy. I knew all the white… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Cannibal Colonists, Man Loses Savings for Stuffed Banana
Weird News Round-Up: Cannibal Colonists, Man Loses Savings for Stuffed Banana

Hungry for a midnight snack? Be glad you live in this century. Here's why: • Anthropologists… >>

Genetically Modified Food: 7 Things Every Shopper Needs to Know
Genetically Modified Food: 7 Things Every Shopper Needs to Know

Are you trying to sort out the pros and cons about genetically modified food and genetically… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Worst First Date Ever, Senator Proposes Seersucker Ban
Weird News Round-Up: Worst First Date Ever, Senator Proposes Seersucker Ban

This week's oddest headlines will make you thankful for even the lamest first dates, your freedom… >>

Who Said It Best: 'Veep' or Real Life VP Joe Biden?
Who Said It Best: ‘Veep’ or Real Life VP Joe Biden?

Vice President Joe Biden is well known for his garrulousness, but how does his loquacity hold up… >>