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Do you live in the Nicest Place in America?
Why Are Starbucks’ Tables Round?
Plus, more ways furniture and your environment can be engineered to mess with your mind.
Cool Optical Illusions That Make You Look Twice
Believe it: These photographs of cool optical illusions and perspective definitely aren't what they seem...
Meet Bailey, the Cat Who Loves to Sail
This meezer may be only three years old, but inside he's an old salt who...
10 Great New Books From Small Presses
Good things come from small presses, and these novels, stories, and memoirs are top picks...
11 Motivational Quotes from Shel Silverstein
Find creative inspiration in these quotes, curated from interviews with the poetic and artistic genius...
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Twitter
That small blue bird has a few big secrets.
10 Stunning Examples of Native American Artistry
A major traveling exhibit showcases some of our country's most exquisite Native masterpieces, ranging from...
My Louisiana Ghost Story: Alone, Overnight, in a Haunted House
"No, it's not haunted," the housekeeper reassured me. "Oh, there are stories, but nobody's ever...
Why You Should Always Go to the Funeral
Sounds simple—when someone dies, get in your car and go to calling hours or...
The Case of the Breast Cancer Bracelets
Can a school ban wristbands because of a slogan? You be the judge.
What It’s Like to Send Your Wife to Mars
My wife wants to take a one-way trip to the red planet. Here's why I'm OK with that.
This FBI File Has Been Read Over a Million Times
Is it proof we're not alone?
Finish This Sentence: A Stranger Would Never Guess That I…
What would you say? Finish this sentence below, then go to facebook.com/readersdigest for...
Joan Rivers: 7 Candid, Hilarious, Unapologetic Quotes
The trailblazing, Emmy award-winning comedian and talk-show host had something to say about everything. Here,...
Faces of America: Genius Edition
Photographer Glenn Glasser met everyday Einsteins at the World Science Festival.
How to Prep for Life on Mars
Tech visionary Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors (and PayPal cofounder), has said...
Can We Save the Cheetah From Extinction?
A new book by Dr. Laurie Marker and wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas takes us inside...
What It’s Like to Notify a Nobel Prize Winner
“We tell assistants this is a very important call. A. Very. Important. Call.”
Finish This Sentence: The Two Most Beautiful Words Are…
What would you say? Finish this sentence below, then go to Facebook.com/ReadersDigest for...
Why Ze Frank Is the King of Connection
Ze Frank is the master of the cute cat video. But don’t let that...
Bill and Melinda Gates: 3 Myths About the World’s Poor
Life is improving for most people on this planet: Leading philanthropists deliver good news about...
10 Empowering Quotes from Women in Politics
From diplomats to champions of democracy, these impressive women share timeless advice.
The Case of the Jilted Bride
When a prospective groom misbehaves and then calls off the wedding, should he pay the...
You Won’t Believe These Flyingfish!
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a…fish with wings! Steve N.G. Howell...
Malcolm Gladwell on the Late Bloomer Phenomenon
If you haven't discovered your exceptional gift yet, you're in good company. Mark Twain, Alfred...
Finish This Sentence: Someone Should Invent…
What's your great idea? Finish this sentence below.
From the Letters of E.B. White: “Hang on to Your Hope”
Beloved author E. B. White responds to a letter he received predicting a grim future for humanity.
How Unhealthy Is Binge Watching? Press Pause, and Read On
Binge-watching might be worse for you than you think, according to the latest research, but...
Rare, Candid Photos of Bob Hope’s USO Shows
Bob Hope was known for his dedication to American troops, and these rare photos attest...
5 Unbelievable Sources of Found Music
All sound is vibration, and anything that can vibrate can make a little music. Join...
Why America Loves a Con Man
Savvy entrepreneurs have always sold people the same thing: dreams.
Why Do Seashells Sound Like the Ocean?
What is it about seashells that makes them sound like the beach at which you found them?