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8 Fascinating Facts about Twins
Seeing double? This year American women will give birth to more than 140,000 sets of twins....
The Case of the Peeping Photographer
Can an artist take pictures of his neighbors and then sell them without permission? You...
Falling for Math
A scholar describes how humble numbers can beautifully illuminate our world.
8 Presidents Caught in Rare Candid Pictures
In these excerpted quotes from his book, Presidential Picture Stories, veteran photojournalist Dennis Brack chronicles...
A Widow’s Incredible Final Gift to Her Husband
They wouldn’t let religion, custom, or even burial come between them.
6 Great Books to Read (That You Might Have Missed)
You know about the season's blockbusters, but if you want something different and exceptional, take...
Word Nerd Quiz: When Did These Terms First Make the OED?
These eight words first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1913, 1963 or 2013. Can you match...
Can a Judge Force Parents to Change a Baby’s Name?
They didn’t name their son Messiah because it means God, and they didn’t...
Wil Wheaton: Why It’s Great to Be a Nerd
An expectant mother at a comics convention asked a Star Trek actor to tell her...
The Fascinating Psychology of Bravery: What Makes Someone Brave?
Does courage live in the heart or the mind? What compels some people to turn...
20 Reasons Why 2014 Will Be Better for Us All
Optimism is Reader's Digest's middle name, so we reached out to thought leaders, authors, and...
Should This Woman Be Sent Back to Prison?
She was a fugitive, yes. But for almost two thirds of her life, she’d...
You Be the Judge: The Nightmare Neighbor
In the four months after a loud tenant arrived, a neighbor sent 17 letters of complaint...
When Lightning Strikes a Golfer, Is the Course Responsible?
The caddie master learned of lightning in the area and set off in a cart...
Google Street View: 9 Spectacular Sights You Couldn’t See Until Now
Google Street View has been around since 2007, but the tech giant has recently expanded the...
10 of the Most Epic Animal Migrations
By land, air, and sea these animals that migrate travel hundreds or even thousands of...
The Best Art Books to Give as Gifts
Socks and underwear may come and go, but these beautiful art books will be enjoyed...
RD Asks: Should Stores Open on Thanksgiving?
Tell us what you think.
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...