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Who’s Responsible for These Swimmers’ Deaths?
Did these beach-goers go in the ocean at their own risks, or did the city...
Who’s the Rightful Heir to This Family Fortune?
A few weeks after their aunt's death, the Nixon children received a letter from the...
Dorothea Lange: Her Photos, in Her Own Words
"You know there are moments such as these when time stands still and all you...
You Be the Judge: A Grandmother’s Rights
A woman argues that she had a right to see her grandson, but her daughter...
Oh, Cute! When Kittens Play Competitive Football
Move over, Super Bowl: Fierce little fuzzballs are ready to take the field in the first Kitten Bowl.
7 Smart Books About Technology Today
A graphic novel, a gripping origin story, a cautionary tale: these are some of the...
Year in Review: The Best Quotes of 2013
As 2013 winds down, we reflect on the words—funny and serious—that proved to be...
Experts Explain Why Certain Words Sound Fat
It's not just you: researchers say humans literally size up words based on how they sound.
11 Things Most of Us Believe In
A new study from the Associated Press reveals surprising information about American values.
Movie Trivia Game: Guess the Working Title
Can you figure out which are the working titles for these blockbuster films?
14 Christmas Traditions from Around the World That You’ll Want to Steal
Christmas traditions vary greatly from continent to continent, but you don’t need to take...
RD Interview: Malcolm Gladwell Explains the Truth About Underdogs
Malcolm Gladwell casts doubt on the cult of the powerful, asserting that David can still...
Tom Clancy’s Fighting Words: 11 Choice Quotes
Tom Clancy wrote books that were “my kind of yarn(s),” according to President Ronald...
Coping with Death on Facebook
Should it be easier to pass away gently on social media? Three people who have...
8 Irresistible Fall Books We’re Reading Right Now
Here's the short list of the titles that will keep Reader's Digest books editor Dawn...
“Gravity” Movie Logic: NASA Tells Us What It’s Really Like
NASA astronaut Cady Coleman consulted on the film, and talked to us about why it's...
The Vampire That Wouldn’t Let Anne Rice Go
When Anne Rice, the queen of vampire stories, created her bad-boy star Lestat, she never...
What Cool Things Can 3D Printers Make?
Yes, 3D printing's made the jump to your home—but scientists are using it for...
How to Take an Unforgettable Photo
Great shots come from having fun and feeling the moment. Here, Lange shares the stories...
The Museum at Ground Zero: A Sneak Peek
Get up close to a few of the special items that will be on display...
Gloria Steinem Tells: How to Change the World in 5 Steps
The feminist icon, in celebration of the release of the 200th video from the MAKERScollection...
Game or Lame: Is Baseball America’s Greatest Sport?
It’s an argument for the ages as baseball naysayer James Breakwell riles up our...
Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing: The Reader’s Digest Version
Writers, take note: Elmore Leonard instructs on what you should never do.
Halloween Around the World: Customs and Traditions
How do people celebrate their version of Halloween around the world? With less candy corn...
The Most Comforting Roald Dahl Quotes
Roald Dahl's classic tales of acceptance are the stuff of childhood, but sometimes grown-ups need...
Why We Copy People Around Us Without Even Realizing It
Synchronizing isn't just for swimmers and ice skaters; you might be mimicking others without even...
The Reader’s Digest Version: New Books to Read Right Now
If you are looking for a good book, consider these beautifully written, emotionally transporting new...
4 Video Game Facts that Prove the Console Is Mightier than the Movies
Yes, well-designed video games are stealing story lines, acquiring actors, and winning over our wallets.
5 Crazy Ideas that Just Might Save the Planet
The Earth is getting warmer. Luckily, scientists are working on creative ways to keep our...
We Can’t Be Friends If You Don’t Follow These People on Instagram
At its best, social media like Instagram can connect you with amazing individuals that inspire...
What Unites These States?
Philip Caputo traveled from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, asking everyday Americans what holds...
Here’s a Smart Test—and a Devilish Quiz
Reader's Digest first ran these deceptively easy questions in 1970. Not one person in a hundred...