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'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… >>

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… >>

The Winters Of Our Content: Remembering Jonathan Winters At His Funniest
The Winters Of Our Content: Remembering Jonathan Winters At His Funniest

A first-person recollection of the improv master's hilarious drama-class instruction, and clips… >>

Funny Photos Inspired By Real News Headlines
Funny Photos Inspired By Real News Headlines

As professional Digesters, our editorial team is exposed to hundreds of headlines every day… >>

8 Wacky
8 Wacky “We The People” Petitions That Actually Got Signatures

We The People, whitehouse.gov's official online petition service, is America's new home for… >>

7 Ways the Sequester Is Really Going to Hurt Kids
7 Ways the Sequester Is Really Going to Hurt Kids

There's nothing abstract about $85 billion in federal budget cuts. Here's how extreme… >>

Social Media Trends: Get Pinned, Go to Jail
Social Media Trends: Get Pinned, Go to Jail

Forget "cake in a mug": One small town newspaper is using Pinterest to put criminals behind bars. >>

9 Amazing Moments When We Almost Reached World Peace
9 Amazing Moments When We Almost Reached World Peace

Former NBA star and serial eccentric Dennis Rodman's recent so-called diplomatic mission to North… >>

13 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Being Pope
13 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Being Pope

He's the Holy Father, but he's also a man, and running the Church is a job. Here's the lowdown on… >>