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.
11 Early Reading Habits That Make Young Kids Love Books
How parents read to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can have a huge impact on how much they love reading and...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
7 Outrageous Things We Just Learned About Bill Murray (And 1 Incredibly Nice One)
'The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray' by Robert Schnakenberg (Quirk), is an encyclopedia of all that is Murray. Here...
The Mystery and Wonder of a Marked-Up Library Book
Author Gary Soto couldn't help but wonder, "Who was the person who'd marked up my library book?"
56 Weird and Wonderful Facts about ‘The Wizard of Oz’
Since its release in 1939, the 'Wizard of Oz' is thought to be the most viewed film ever—and certainly one...
Read Like an NBA All-Star: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Tells Us His 10 Favorite Books
You know him as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, but Abdul-Jabbar, now a bestselling author and Time.com columnist, is also...
9 Wise Quotes From Will Rogers That Are Absolutely Worth Memorizing
On August 15, 1935, the great humorist and truth sayer Will Rogers died in an airplane crash at the age...