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Is This the Last Photo Ever Taken of JFK?

On the night of November 21, 1963, President John F. Kennedy flew to Texas for a five-city re-election campaign tour....


The Small Town That Gave Rise to Hurricane Harvey Heroes

Nothing tests a town’s spirit like one of the worst natural disasters residents have ever seen.


4 Military Innovations That Will Change the Way We Live

The minds at DARPA are creating another batch of sci-fi-worthy tools to fend off most any kind of enemy (and...


18 Sneaky Signs You’re Actually Reading Fake News

While a wise man once said, "there's a sucker born every minute," you don't have to be the sucker when...


Notable Events You Forgot Happened When the Class of 2018 Was Starting School

When this year's college graduates first started school as fresh-faced kindergartners (circa 2000-2001), the world was a very different place.


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IHOP Is Changing Its Name to IHOb—Here’s What It Stands For

Everyone's favorite breakfast joint just changed its name for the best reason.


Montecito, CA

It was a tough winter in the idyllic California town of Montecito. First, wildfires, then, a deadly mudslide. Now, the...


Roseland Collegiate Prep in Santa Rosa, CA

When Sonoma County burned in the wildfires of 2017, the community scrambled to help those most affected help get back...

Westport, IN

Like something out of a black and white movie, Westport is one of those classic American small towns with chivalry...


Houston, TX

When Houston was devastated last year by Hurricane Harvey, the city proved what it was made of: nice, kind people,...


Sausalito, CA

Sausalito isn't all easy living and Golden Gate views, it's community, strength, and resilience too. As California wildfires ravaged the...


Rockport, TX

When Hurricane Harvey barreled through the Gulf, it left a devastated Rockport in it's wake. But as the name suggests,...


Gatlinburg, TN

When wildfires swept this community tucked away in the Smoky Mountain, they found refuge in the only place they could...


How One Woman Helped Save People During Hurricane Harvey with Just Her Phone and a Laptop

Safe at home when Hurricane Harvey hit, one East Texas woman was desperate to help her neighbors. Then she turned...


Alligator vs. Crocodile? 10 Interesting Animal Distinctions You Used to Know

Yep, there's an actual difference between a rabbit and a hare. Read this and let those middle school biology class...


What Really Happened in Chappaquiddick? 15 Eerie Facts About the Shocking Ted Kennedy Scandal

In 1980, Reader's Digest commissioned reports on tidal conditions and the speed of the car on the night of the...

How to Help Prevent School Shootings: 7 Things That Will Make a Difference

Figuring out how to help prevent school shootings is essential to protecting kids and teachers, and these simple but...


A New Blood Test May Be Able to Detect Early Stage Cancer

Groundbreaking new research could change the way we diagnose cancer forever.




There’s an Eighth Continent Underwater—and 12 More Mind-Boggling Discoveries Scientists Made i...

These are exciting times, with amazing scientific breakthroughs happening every day that promise to help improve our health, decode the...



7 Safe Warm-Weather Destinations to Visit If You’re Worried About Hurricane Season

If you had a Caribbean holiday planned, try these balmy vacations instead that are located well out of any hurricane...



9 Photos of the Most Dramatic Rescues from Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey killed at least 14 victims and left dozens injured in a category 4 hurricane—the most powerful one to...