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11 Crazy Things We Do While We Drive
11 Crazy Things We Do While We Drive

You think texting while driving is bad? Wait until you hear what America’s truckers have seen. >>

You Need to See These 3 Abandoned Works of Art in the Middle of Nowhere
You Need to See These 3 Abandoned Works of Art in the Middle of Nowhere

What do a theater in the Sinai, an underwater museum, and a frozen Soviet dictator have in common? >>

In Spite of Cerebral Palsy, One Man Made a Furious Climb Up Mount Kilimanjaro
In Spite of Cerebral Palsy, One Man Made a Furious Climb Up Mount Kilimanjaro

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as an infant, Bonner Paddock had no shortage of rage. With braces on… >>

5 Important Life Lessons Living in Paradise Taught Me
5 Important Life Lessons Living in Paradise Taught Me

When Amanda Walkins moved to Honduras, she started approaching life in a completely new way. She… >>

A Frustrating Plane Delay, and the Simple Baggie of Cookies That Made It All Better
A Frustrating Plane Delay, and the Simple Baggie of Cookies That Made It All Better

My delayed flight led to to a life-changing interaction. >>

6 Proven Skills for Any Emergency, From a Reader's Digest Staffer Who's Edited 30+ Survival Dramas
6 Proven Skills for Any Emergency, From a Reader’s Digest Staffer Who’s Edited 30+ Survival Dramas

As the editor of many of Reader's Digest's survival stories, I've learned a lot about how to stay… >>

9 Striking Photographs That Prove Wonder Is All Around Us, Every Single Day
9 Striking Photographs That Prove Wonder Is All Around Us, Every Single Day

Some of our favorite photographers show us their version of awe and surprise. >>

How This Chance Meeting at the Ganges Changed 5 Lives Forever
How This Chance Meeting at the Ganges Changed 5 Lives Forever

An impromptu lesson in kindness inspires one man to give an incredible gift to a complete stranger… >>

Affordable Family Vacations: Tips to Make It Happen
Affordable Family Vacations: Tips to Make It Happen

Travel experts answer common questions about how you can afford a fun, memorable trip. >>

Hoda Kotb, a Stranger on a Plane, and His Simple Advice She'll Never Forget
Hoda Kotb, a Stranger on a Plane, and His Simple Advice She’ll Never Forget

On one of the Today show cohost's darkest days, her seatmate’s wise words about breast cancer… >>

13+ Hotel Secrets You Need to Know
13+ Hotel Secrets You Need to Know

Hotel receptionists spill their best secrets – from how to score a discounted room to how to get… >>

8 Stunning National Geographic Photos to Remind You How Wondrous Our World Is
8 Stunning National Geographic Photos to Remind You How Wondrous Our World Is

Go on a journey around the globe—no passport needed!—via these images from a new National… >>

Welcome to the Island Where People Forget to Die
Welcome to the Island Where People Forget to Die

On the Greek island of Ikaria, people are far more likely to live to 100, and diseases like lung… >>

12 Ways Your Body Deals With Freezing Weather
12 Ways Your Body Deals With Freezing Weather

When the temperature drops below freezing, the human body uses these incredible mechanisms to try… >>

Maine Coast Road Trip: A Scenic Alternate to Route 1
Maine Coast Road Trip: A Scenic Alternate to Route 1

Although Rte. 1 offers its share of eye-catching delights, the twists and turns that characterize… >>

Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway: America's Longest Scenic Drive
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway: America’s Longest Scenic Drive

Soaring to the crests of the ancient Appalachians, America's longest scenic drive entices travelers… >>

Gorgeous Glimpses of America's Last Wild Places
Gorgeous Glimpses of America’s Last Wild Places

Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Wilderness Act, preserving our country's most beautiful… >>

Inside 5 of the World's Spookiest Places and Haunted Attractions
Inside 5 of the World’s Spookiest Places and Haunted Attractions

If you enjoy a real chill, these five spots offer a chance to get close to some of the more grisly… >>

10 Wild Parties Around the World
10 Wild Parties Around the World

The biggest party on the planet is waiting for you: You're invited to join in a city-wide food… >>

Great Road Trips: Eastern States
Great Road Trips: Eastern States

From the coast of Maine to the Great Smoky Mountains to Florida's Key West, Eastern states offer a… >>