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      How a Minnesota Farm Boy Found His True Calling as an Incredible Stained Glass Artist

      Endless hours of daydreaming in a tractor cab now fuel this artist’s whimsical storytelling style.


      This Girl’s Etch A Sketch Art Is Beyond Amazing

      You probably played with an Etch A Sketch as a kid, but you've never seen Etch A Sketch art like...


      Do You Have Grit? This 3-Question Mini Quiz Can Tell You

      Forget optimism, charisma, or emotional intelligence. Do you have the #1 trait that you really need to get ahead?


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      8 Epic Alexander Hamilton Facts They Don’t Mention in the Musical

      The smash hit musical about "The ten dollar, the Founding Father without a father" has a month's-long waiting list for...


      6 Ways Doodling Can Make You Smarter, Happier, and More Productive

      According to numerous studies, doodling is a mental tool that improves concentration, memory, creativity, and even happiness. Every president doodled...


      16 Rock Songs Almost Ruined By Their Original Lyrics

      Four words: 'Tooti Frutti, good booty.'


      21 Everyday Phrases You’d Never Believe Were Invented By Shakespeare

      You don't have to walk around proclaiming "to be or not to be," to bring Shakespeare into everyday conversation. Here's...


      Beyond Inspiring: How One Woman’s Poem Saved an Entire Forest

      Can a few lines of verse rescue 
thousands of redwoods? That depends 
on who reads them.

      9 Weird Ways Pencils Changed the World

      Why pencils are yellow, who drank graphite-infused wine, Hemingway's pointy little secret to great writing, and more.


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      27 Classic Children’s Book Quotes Every Adult Needs To Hear

      "All grown-ups were once children... but only a few of them remember it."


      Upgrade a Supermarket Bouquet: 9 Tricks to Make Cheap Flowers Look Expensive

      Procrastinated again? Here, how to quickly turn a last-minute flower gift into a beautiful arrangement.


      Unusual Facts About Dr. Seuss to Celebrate His Birthday

      Celebrate the great Dr. Seuss with these surprising numbers that tell the unusual tale of his remarkable life and influence.


      8 Seemingly Impossible Things Your Birth Month Could Predict About Your Future Health

      When you were born could play a fascinating role in everything from your risk of melanoma to food allergies, science...


      16 Little Known Facts About the Greatest Songs of All Time

      The time Queen and David Bowie had a pizza party, Robert Plant protested "Stairway to Heaven," and more.


      10 Mind-Blowing Facts About ‘The Godfather’

      On the 44th anniversary of the premiere of director Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece, we're making you an offer you can't...


      The Power of Music: How Billie Holiday Showed Me the Beauty in Hardship

      A pianist reflects on the beautiful soundtrack to her life

      Editor’s Note: Fantastic First Sentences

      Editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello recalls the best first sentences to ever run in 'Reader's Digest.'


      10 of Life’s Toughest Questions, Answered By Top Comedians

      Sometimes answers are irrelevant: It's the question that counts. Take a moment to ponder these hilarious queries.


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      11 Joyous Walt Disney Quotes Guaranteed to Inspire You to Dream Big

      On December 5, 1901, a boy was born in Chicago who would draw a mouse that changed the world. Before...


      5 Celebrities You Never Knew Were Real-Life Spies

      Julia Child: just one secret agent among the stars.


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      7 Things Your Favorite Type of Music Can Predict About Your Personality

      Which music genre says you're more creative, and which says you're selfish? Find out here.

      This Is 40: Bizarre Factoids About the Number 40 You Never Knew

      Science, religion, and literature all agree—you can always count on 40.


      21 Mind-Blowing ‘Back to the Future’ Facts for October 21, 2015

      Today is the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown are due to show up from 1985. When they arrive, share...


      10 Quotes From People Who Demanded Respect

      From a civil rights icon to a feminist who fought for women's rights, these ten social reformers spoke out for...


      10 Quotes That Will Change the Way You Think About John Lennon

      John Lennon, who would have turned 75 in October, wasn't all peace signs and love nests. These lines reveal the...


      Rare, Behind-the-Scenes Photos of the Beatles from ‘Help!’

      Fifty years ago, the movie Help! was released in theaters, and America and the rest of the world fell a...


      12 Wise and Witty Groucho Marx Sayings That Basically Say It All

      Julius Henry (Groucho) Marx was born 125 years ago on October 2, 1890. To celebrate his birthday, here are our...