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    Amazing LEGO Art

    A stunning new book proves the versatile LEGO blocks aren't just kids' stuff. Here, five artists let their imaginations run...


    RD Interview: Malcolm Gladwell Explains the Truth About Underdogs

    Malcolm Gladwell casts doubt on the cult of the powerful, asserting that David can still beat Goliath.


    Small Business Advice from the Honest Tea CEO

    Seth Goldman, the CEO of Honest Tea, shares four lessons learned on his way to brewing up a big success.


    Benefits of Reading: Getting Smart, Thin, Healthy, Happy

    A love of reading can protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease, slash stress levels, encourage positive thinking, and fortify friendships....


    The Museum at Ground Zero: A Sneak Peek

    Get up close to a few of the special items that will be on display when the National September 11...


    And the Funny Book Titles of the Year Are…

    Ever since Bookseller magazine praised the book "Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice" in 1978, its Diagram...


    The Reader’s Digest Version: New Books to Read Right Now

    If you are looking for a good book, consider these beautifully written, emotionally transporting new titles.


    6 Famous Writers Who Were Masters at Procrastinating

    The creative process is rarely standard. In her book Odd Type Writers, Celia Blue Johnson reveals the truly strange habits...

    Animal Skulls Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

    It's easy to recognize a human head beneath its flesh, but some of these animal skulls might surprise you.


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    Oh, the Tweets He Would Tweet: If Dr. Seuss Had the Internets

    If the Doctor were still around, we suspect he'd be spending his day like any one of us would: through...


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    5 Great Reads To Take You Inside the Inauguration

    While second presidential inaugurations tend to lack the fireworks of the first—it will be hard to top Aretha’s hat, as


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    The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth

    David Milarch is a pioneering spirit who believes that cloning huge ancient trees—such as the remaining Giant Sequoias in California—


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    New Book Reveals Hidden Side of Bram Stoker

    Bram Stoker is a legend thanks to his most famous work, Dracula, but there’s more to the author than you


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    The Best New Gift-Shopping Site

    I’ve never been one for online shopping. I prefer tactile gift-buying, going through rows of trinkets with my hands or


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    13 Vintage Presidential Campaign Posters That Will Take You Back

    In its new book, the Library of Congress celebrates the past two hundred years of presidential campaign poster art.


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    Nate Berkus on the Things That Matter

    The loss of his partner in the devastating 2004 tsunami underscored for Nate Berkus a guiding principle of his design...

    7 Websites For Book Lovers

    Avid readers will love these sites.


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    Is Your Mind Bigger Than Your Pain?

    I have no intention of running a 130+ mile ultramarathon.  And I have no desire to eat vegan.  And yet,


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    99 Ways to Tell a Story

    Aside from my job at Reader’s Digest, I’m taking a class in Narrative Theory and Screenwriting. One of the books


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    The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey

    There’s been no shortage of media coverage of this erotica-lite trilogy, and frankly, it’s getting a little much. (You can


    13 Iconic Shoes That Changed America

    Audrey Hepburn’s famous flats, 80s power sneakers, make-a-statement Manolos: Here, a well-heeled history of American footwear.

    Cookbook Obsession: Seamus Mullen’s Hero Food

    When rheumatoid arthritis almost caused chef Seamus Mullen to hang up his apron, he turned to food to help him...


    Cookbook Obsession: Martha’s American Food

    To introduce her newest cookbook of all-American recipes, Martha Stewart shares what makes a classic along with a few desserts...


    Baseball’s Best Short Stories

    You needn't even be a sports fan to enjoy these 34 hugely entertaining tales.


    How Carrots Won the Trojan War

    In each chapter, Rupp takes a different vegetable and explores its significance to human beings over the centuries.


    RecordSetter Book of World Records

    The weirder records are here.


    The Best Thriller Books of All Time

    What makes a thriller thrilling? Nonstop action, precarious situations, hair-raising suspense, and heroic characters all exemplify the best thrillers on