Reader’s Digest: January 2014

In case you missed it: Enjoy the stories featured on our page in the January 2014 issue.

The Best Brain Food

Hate fish (with omega-3 fatty acids) and eggs (with choline)? Studies show antioxidants in blueberries, red wine, and vitamin E-rich walnuts may also protect brain cells from damage.

Weird Vending Machines

How convenient: Devices now dispense bras in Japan, eggs in Romania, and in Singapore’s 7-Eleven stores, creamy mashed potatoes (with or without gravy).

The Magic Word That’ll Change Your Outlook

When “everything’s wrong!”, try using the word “some.” In other words: Some things are going right, some things aren’t. Immediately, your glass will look half full.

6 Natural Cough Remedies

We found recipes for a half-dozen homemade brews: thyme tea, flaxseed tea, black pepper tea, lemon pepper juice, honey milk, and almond-orange juice. One of them should cut back your bark.

Inspiring Quotes from Mother Teresa

“We can do not great things. Only small things with great love.”

Humor in Uniform
We Ask Rob Riggle What Smells Worse: Football Players or Marines

As Seen on TV

We tested the ten most tempting household helpers: read up before you put your money down. See our reviews and watch our hilarious videos here.


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