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Emily Goodman

Emily Goodman


Emily is a writer, editor and puzzle creator who primarily contributes to the Reader's Digest print magazine, handling our "How To" and "13 Things" columns as well as the Brain Games section and our annual “America the Tasty” cover story. A former French teacher and all-around language lover, she speaks English and French fluently, gets by in Italian and Spanish, and knows just enough Norwegian and Greek to make native speakers laugh.


The Best Beverage in Every State

We partnered with our friends at Taste of Home to find the best U.S. state beverages—both winos and teetotalers welcome!

13 Fun Facts About the Olympics to Know Ahead of the Games

In light of the 2024 Summer Games, we're sharing a few fascinating facts about the Olympics. Some may shock you!

12 Logic Puzzles That Will Test Your Smarts

It might not seem like there's enough information to solve these logic puzzles at first—but that's part of the fun!