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Jeff Bauman: One Year After the Boston Marathon Bombing
Jeff Bauman: One Year After the Boston Marathon Bombing

We spoke to the survivor on how his life has changed since April 15, 2013. >>

A Poison Runs Through It
A Poison Runs Through It

The author pulls no punches when a chemical spill threatens the water supply in his native West… >>

Real Rosie the Riveters: Rare Color Photos From WWII
Real Rosie the Riveters: Rare Color Photos From WWII

Meet a few of the extraordinary women who kept the American war effort running. >>

What It Was Like to Be Rosie the Riveter During WWII
What It Was Like to Be Rosie the Riveter During WWII

Three women share their stories of the American war effort—and prove that the real Rosies were… >>

Man Overboard: The Lobsterman Who Mysteriously Vanished
Man Overboard: The Lobsterman Who Mysteriously Vanished

No one could figure out when or where John Aldridge dropped into the ocean, with only his rubber… >>

Which Pen Is Made for the White House?
Which Pen Is Made for the White House?

If you have ever worked for an American government institution, you've used this pen. Know what it… >>

Drug Shortages: The Scary Reality of a World Without Meds
Drug Shortages: The Scary Reality of a World Without Meds

Imagine surgeons running out of anesthetic drugs, cancer patients who can't get lifesaving… >>

Photo Digest: Week of April 27, 2014 in Pictures
Photo Digest: Week of April 27, 2014 in Pictures

New saints, new Star Wars, and more from this week in case you missed it. >>

Photo Digest: Week of April 20, 2014 in Pictures
Photo Digest: Week of April 20, 2014 in Pictures

In case you missed it: Instant history at the Boston Marathon, a robot challenges the President to… >>

5 Female Photographers Working to Change the World
5 Female Photographers Working to Change the World

Among the 60-some freelancers currently working for National Geographic magazine, about a dozen are… >>

Remember the Hot Coffee Lawsuit? What Really Happened
Remember the Hot Coffee Lawsuit? What Really Happened

An elderly woman is burned when she spills a cup of hot coffee on her lap. She sues her way to a… >>

Which Country Was Basically Founded by Teenagers?
Which Country Was Basically Founded by Teenagers?

Don’t let the powdered wigs fool you. When the Declaration of Independence was signed, America's… >>

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. >>

Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.
Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.

It's insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife. It's also insanity to close hospitals, fire… >>

9 Things You Never Knew About the Secret Service
9 Things You Never Knew About the Secret Service

Read on for surprising facts about one of America's most private agencies. >>

Sorry: Dolphins Aren't Smiling
Sorry: Dolphins Aren’t Smiling

A dolphin's "smile" is actually an illusion. So is our belief that these animals can heal. >>

Inside the Dirty World of an Outlaw Pilot
Inside the Dirty World of an Outlaw Pilot

They'll run food or medicine, guns or drugs, for the highest bidder. They'll fly in planes that are… >>

The RD Interview: Bob Costas
The RD Interview: Bob Costas

If he's wearing a parka, you know it's time for another Winter Olympics. The boyish broadcaster… >>

20 Reasons Why 2014 Will Be Better for Us All
20 Reasons Why 2014 Will Be Better for Us All

Optimism is Reader's Digest's middle name, so we reached out to thought leaders, authors, and… >>