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Dr. Phil Shares
Dr. Phil Shares “The Holiday I’ll Never Forget.”

A secret father-son pact still delights TV show host and author Phil McGraw decades later. >>

Linda Carswell
Why Can’t Linda Carswell Get Her Husband’s Heart Back?

After an inconclusive autopsy report, Jerry Carswell’s heart remains in a refrigerated cabinet in… >>

magic in the mind, Teller card trick
Magic Tricks Revealed, By Teller: 7 Ways to Fool the Brain

How do magic tricks work? Teller, of Penn & Teller, pulls back the curtain on human perception. >>

The Year in Miracles: Inspirational Quotes
The Year in Miracles: Inspirational Quotes

Grab a tissue: These miracle stories inspired us with their incredible heroes, amazing acts of… >>

Thank You for Your Service: How Everyday Americans Help Veterans
Thank You for Your Service: How Everyday Americans Help Veterans

We asked for your stories of gratitude big and small that show how America helps its own returning… >>

Hometown Heroes: Building Homes for Disabled Veterans
Hometown Heroes: Building Homes for Disabled Veterans

Back from war, two injured soldiers help other vets rebuild their lives. >>

Hometown Heroes: Facebook Friends Save Teen from Suicide
Hometown Heroes: Facebook Friends Save Teen from Suicide

Friends use Facebook to avert a student’s suicide. >>

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The Tot and the Twister: A Real-Life Tornado Drama

When a tornado struck near their hometown of Forney, Texas, the Enochs almost lost it all: Here's… >>

RD Interview: Mitt Romney
RD Interview: Mitt Romney

On his campaign bus in Zanesville, Ohio, the Republican nominee talks with Reader’s Digest editor… >>

RD Interview: President Barack Obama
RD Interview: President Barack Obama

During a relaxed conversation with Reader’s Digest editor Liz Vaccariello, the president opens up… >>

12 Most Artful Presidential Campaign Posters of All Time
12 Most Artful Presidential Campaign Posters of All Time

In its new book, the Library of Congress celebrates the past two hundred years of presidential… >>

when Jackie met Queen Elizabeth
When Jackie Kennedy Met the Queen

The first lady famously charmed France’s president Charles de Gaulle, but Britain’s sovereign… >>

Nate Berkus on the Things That Matter
Nate Berkus on the Things That Matter

The loss of his partner in the devastating 2004 tsunami underscored for Nate Berkus a guiding… >>

Top Photographers Choose the Pictures that Make Them Happy
Top Photographers Choose the Pictures that Make Them Happy

We asked photographers to send us the one image that most says "happiness" through their lens;… >>

Miracle Rescue from an Icy River Plunge
Miracle Rescue from an Icy River Plunge

On a frigid winter day, a group of strangers band together to save three children. >>

To Honor Those They Lost--9/11 Ten Years Later
To Honor Those They Lost–9/11 Ten Years Later

A decade after the devastating attacks, family, friends, and colleagues of terror’s victims are… >>

Where Are They Now: Life After Olympic Gold
Where Are They Now: Life After Olympic Gold

These celebrated Olympic champions from decades past wrote sports history, but what are they up to… >>

Artist Christopher Sickels' Fantastic, Miniature World
Artist Christopher Sickels’ Fantastic, Miniature World

The Reader's Digest contributor produces wholly original work, combining painting, photography… >>

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Q&A with Joe Vaux: Surreal Art and Puzzle Design

Seattle-based Artifact Puzzles specializes in artistic jigsaws, with laser-cut pieces designed by… >>

The Fantastic Folded Art of Isaac Salazar
The Fantastic Folded Art of Isaac Salazar

Isaac Salazar's book art has appeared in magazines and advertisements across the globe, but it all… >>