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Laugh and Learn: The First Obama-Romney Showdown
With President Obama and Mitt Romney scheduled to square off in the first Presidential debate...
The Day I Met J.K. Rowling: An Editor’s Story
Here at Reader's Digest, we have a long-running feature called "My Most Unforgettable Character." Of...
Top 3 Websites for Grown-Up Story Time
When I'm not writing and editing stories at the office, I'm attending readings in every...
Stop, Drop, and Grab
If your house was burning, what would you take with you? That’s a scenario...
Obama vs. Romney: The Video Game Edition
With the presidential election only 40 days away, all eyes are on President Barack Obama and...
Behind The Scenes of America’s Scariest Film
Take Your Daughter to Work Day is especially cool when your dad is Stanley Kubrick....
Like Maps? You’ll Love This Blog
I love maps enough to have one hanging over my kitchen table, so when I...
Are you a Red Voter or a ‘Brew’ Voter?
Amid the frenzied back and forth over which voter groups will be most important come...
Must See: The Week’s Best News Photos
I never miss Time's online feature "Pictures of the Week." Every Friday, the magazine's photo...
Instagram Photos, Now in Cookie Form
I consider the mobile app Instagram to be like magic for photos: I snap a...
A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More
We're been big on baby pandas in our house ever since Tai Shan made his...
Sea Otters: Adorable Partners in the Fight Against Global Warming
A new study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows...
‘Classify’ Makes Classical Music Accessible, More Awesome
Though I'm a big music fan, I've never really gotten into classical. Maybe it's because...
A Reader’s Reminder: Books Still Provide “Some Kind of Hope”
As a senior editor for Reader’s Digest Select Editions, I read a lot of...
Support Our Troops: Wear Our Boots
One of the most recognizable accessories of the U.S. military uniform, the humble combat...
Beyond Libya: Milestones in American Foreign Affairs
As the turmoil in the Middle East continued two days after the murder of the...
Artist Gives New Life to Old Books
For the folks out there reading the latest Michael Chabon novel on an electronic device,...
What Might Have Been: 5 Alternate Movie Castings
A 3D, Blu-ray version of Titanic hit stores this week, containing more than two and...
Candid Moments on the Campaign Trail
One of the most fun aspects of following the news on the campaign trail is...
9/11: One Remarkable Story Out of Many
Each year, the New York Says Thank You Foundation helps a community in need as...
Can’t-Miss Book: ‘Beautiful Ruins’ by Jess Walter
Sometimes a good book is all about balance. It should be accessible, yet challenging. Funny,...
PBS Map Makes Electoral College Fun—Seriously.
With Labor Day behind us, the race for the White House becomes a sprint, and...
Art You Can Eat: Campbell’s Cans Salute Warhol
In 1962, Andy Warhol held his first solo show, debuting one of the most iconic pieces...
Major Moments in Democratic Convention History
This Thursday, President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Democratic National Convention in...
Here’s a Guaranteed Mood-Booster
Our Beautiful World and Universe, a Facebook "community page about Mother Nature," never fails to...
Leading Sacred Cows to Slaughter
Fed up with the "all or nothing intransigence" that is paralyzing Washington, Fortune magazine writers...
Under $20 Guide: The Superman-Wonder Woman Lip-Lock
As Entertainment Weekly first reported last week, Superman and Wonder Woman are set to bring...
Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don’t Step in That
For a dose of delight in the closing days of summer, I recommend Barynard Confidential:...
The Six Apps You Need This Election Season
With more Americans turning to mobile devices for political news, navigating the plethora of politics...
7 Websites For Book Lovers
This past weekend, friends and I had a long conversation about our latest and greatest...
Has Your Hometown Been Pinned?
Our Best of America Pinterest board began amidst the planning of our July/August We...
Life Found in Outer Space!
Potentially, that is. Gliese 581g orbits the star Gliese (Glee-zuh) and according to NASA, this...