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White House Holiday: Let Bo Be Your Guide
White House Holiday: Let Bo Be Your Guide

The White House may be beautifully decked for the holidays, but it's left to the First Dog to… >>

Why Your Beer May Decide Who You Vote For
Why Your Beer May Decide Who You Vote For

You’re sitting at a bar when you ask the bartender for a Heineken. Your friend counters with a… >>

Why Gwendolyn and Brent May Decide This Election
Why Gwendolyn and Brent May Decide This Election

It's old hat that support for Obama and Romney breaks strongly along lines of gender, race, income… >>

Why Are Elections Held on Tuesdays?
Why Are Elections Held on Tuesdays?

With millions without power in areas affected by the devastating Hurricane Sandy, the Wall Street… >>

2012 Election: And the Funniest Candidate is...
2012 Election: And the Funniest Candidate is…

Before their comedic routines at the 67th annual Al Smith charity event in New York City last week… >>

2012 Election Predictions: The Reader's Digest Presidential Laugh-Off
2012 Election Predictions: The Reader’s Digest Presidential Laugh-Off

Inspired by the statistical and the goofy ways to predict the presidency—Halloween mask sales… >>

Will Romney Top Obama With a 'Tilt and Nod'?
Will Romney Top Obama With a ‘Tilt and Nod’?

A new feature from the New York Times is either staggeringly brilliant or many, many steps too far:… >>

'You're Wrong, Uncle Bob!': When Politics and Thanksgiving Collide
‘You’re Wrong, Uncle Bob!': When Politics and Thanksgiving Collide

As the red wine starts flowing this Thanksgiving, inevitably so will the politics chatter… >>

'Oh, Sandy:' Views to a Hurricane
‘Oh, Sandy:’ Views to a Hurricane

News reports, tweets, and status updates about Hurricane Sandy—the big, bad storm that's now… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

The Most Shocking Break-Ups of the Last Five Years
The Most Shocking Break-Ups of the Last Five Years

This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the 1970 break-up of the Beatles. Here, eight recent… >>

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… >>