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14 Abraham Lincoln Quotes That Are Truly Modern Rules to Live By
One hundred fifty years after his assassination, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America’s most...
“It Was On Good Friday”: A Detailed Glimpse Into How Lincoln Spent His Very Last Hours
Originally published in Reader's Digest’s April 1965 issue, this story is a fascinating account of...
The Life-Changing Lesson I Learned After Spending 100 Days at Sea With My Family … and 750 College Students
Far from a pleasure cruise, our round-the-globe trip with Semester at Sea was a profound...
How This Sixth-Grade Teacher’s Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook
Melissa Bour was concerned by what her students were posting on Facebook. Instead of lecturing,...
10 Teary-Eyed Poems on Love, Loss, and the Meaning of Life
In honor of #NationalPoetryMonth, our favorite submissions from the 2015 Reader's Digest Poetry Contest reflect on...
Exonerated: How This Innocent Man Spent 39 Years In Prison for a Murder He Didn’t Commit
A crime, a lie, life sentences and vindication: The remarkable story of how three innocent...
A Woman Asks to Pump Breast Milk at Work. Can She Be Fired Without Cause?
Did a Houston, Texas debt collection firm sexually discriminate against a new mom for wanting...
4 Powerful Psychological Reasons Even Honest People Lie and Cheat Sometimes
The fascinating scientific explanations for why even good, honest people bend the rules, and what...
11 Stunningly Simple Nature Photos to Get You Psyched About Spring
Spring may be slow to sprout this year, but these beautiful photos of early signs...
Meet the Winners of the 2015 Reader’s Digest Poetry Contest
We received over 4,800 entries from readers. In honor of #NationalPoetryMonth, we are pleased to present...
5 Geniuses with Serious Procrastination Problems
Have trouble making yourself begin a project? Don't worry: you're in brilliant company.
Finish This Sentence: What Was I Thinking When …
Finish this sentence below, then go to facebook.com/readersdigest for a chance to complete...
8 Musicians and Bands Who Are Secretly Literature Nerds
These artists aren't just mindless rockers—their lyrics channel Shakespeare, Milton, Dante, and more.
13 Things You Never Knew About the Rockettes
For more than eight decades, the Rockettes have lit up Radio City Music Hall with...
9 Beautifully Quirky Foreign Words That We’re Jealous We Can’t Say In English
Can you say "the distance a reindeer can travel before needing to rest" in just...
Kids Under 18 Can’t Buy Cigarettes, But They Work on Tobacco Farms. Is This Safe?
Child tobacco field workers say the hazards are worth the risk to support their families.
13 Secrets Ancestry Trackers Know About Your Family Tree (That You Don’t)
Curious about your family tree? The country's top genealogists explain the tricks of the trade.
Give the Earth an Inch and It Will Give You a Mile
The Earth has unbelievable powers of restoration and renewal, Germaine Greer argues -- just take...
Did an Airline’s Refusal to Fly a Heavy Woman Cause Her Death?
Who's to blame when an obese passenger dies while waiting to fly home for medical treatment?
Before ‘The Jinx’: A Gripping 2002 Account of Robert Durst’s Link to 3 Grisly Murders
Almost 13 years ago, Reader's Digest published a gripping story about Robert Durst, son of a...
13 of Clint Eastwood’s Wisest Quotes on War, Women, and Being a Rebel
"The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie."
Yes, You Really Did Choose The Slowest Line. Here’s Why.
You're not wrong. This very simple math explains why checkout is the worst when you...
Finish This Sentence: My Childhood Nickname Was…
What was your childhood nickname? Finish this sentence below, then go to facebook.com/readersdigest...
This Is Why Zach Fike Reunites Purple Hearts With Soldiers Who Lost Them
Read these stories behind lost Purple Hearts, and the man who finds their owners.
13 Secrets Mayors Won’t Tell You
We talked to your local mayors to get the insider juice on the inner workings...
8 Treasured, Timeless, Unforgettable Books, According to Our Readers
Reader’s Digest supports the National Education Association’s #ReadAcrossAmerica campaign, a daylong reading celebration...
19 Facts About ‘The Sound of Music’ That Just Might Blow Your Mind
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the release of The Sound of Music, here...
11 Jerry Seinfeld Quotes on Comedy, Confidence, and His 3 Rules for Living
A collection of hilarious and thoughtful quotes from Jerry Seinfeld, a generation’s favorite comedian
Should Schools Punish Students for Personal Facebook Posts?
One middle school tried to punish a sixth grader for her mean comments about a...
David Carr: 10 Blunt, Introspective, and Downright Inspiring Quotes
The New York Times media columnist, culture writer, and author was known for his shrewd...
6 Classic Books Retold Through Their Iconic Meals
In her book Fictitious Dishes, Dinah Fried photographs the food that symbolizes some of literature's...
Stolen Moments from America’s Hidden Gems: Barbershops
In his book Barbershops of America, Photographer Rob Hammer set out to find America's last...