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There’s SO much parenting advice out there, and it can be hard to know how to weed out the good from the bad. But we’ve done our best to give you the Reader’s Digest version of honest, heartfelt parenting tips and stories.

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12 Things Only Full-Fledged Bookworms Will Understand

Forgetting to eat, counting down the days until the next release, having a crush on a fictional character—it's all just...


How to Guarantee Your Teen Gets the Best College Tour

Checking out colleges in person is a pretty key part of the application process. Use these pro tips to get...


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10 Inspiring Books Every Teacher Needs to Read

Whether you're a rookie looking for advice or a seasoned educator seeking inspiration, this collection of books will help you...


The 6 Best Reading Apps for Budding Bookworms

Whether your child is showing an early interest in reading or you're looking for ways to encourage a hesitant reader,...


These High Schoolers Wrote Letters to Kurt Vonnegut. This Is What They Got in Response.

Your homework assignment from a famous novelist: Make art. Then destroy it.


10 Warning Signs Your Child Is a Bully

With one out of every four children getting bullied this year, it's a growing epidemic. But what if your child...


Building This Family Command Center Changed My Life. Here’s Why You Probably Need One Too.

If there was any shot of my family getting organized, this was it.


This 15-Second Read About a College Freshman Saying Goodbye to Her Mom Will Make Your Heart Melt

A mom recalls the heartbreaking moment of leaving her daughter at college.

Her Teacher Was Long Dead. Here’s Why This Student Wrote a Touching Thank-You Note Anyway.

This teacher not only taught his class about the periodic table, but also inspiration and curiosity.


21 Awesome School Supplies You’ll Want to Steal from Your Kid

Your kiddos don't need to have all the fun with back-to-school shopping.



Fake Being Smart: These 9 Daily Habits Make You Look Intelligent

Simple habits that will help you project an air of intelligence, no matter who you're talking to.


Here It Is: The Greatest Graduation Speech of All Time

Dan Bergstein explains the art of writing the perfect graduation speech.


Absolutely Brilliant Parenting Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

These smart tips use items you already have at home (cotton socks! sports bras!) to entertain kids and simplify your...


9 Weird Ways Pencils Changed the World

Why pencils are yellow, who drank graphite-infused wine, Hemingway's pointy little secret to great writing, and more.


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Key and Peele: What If Teachers Were Treated Just Like Pro Athletes?

Imagine a world in which educators are as respected and revered as professional athletes? Sketch comics Key and Peele did.

He Waited 39 Years to Apologize to the Teacher He Wronged. Too Late to Say Sorry?

Larry Israelson walked out on his favorite teacher's class with no explanation. Decades later, Larry mailed Mr. Atteberry a letter...


“I Wish My Teacher Knew”: One Teacher’s Brilliant Plan to Give Underprivileged Stu...

It's as simple as encouraging her students to write notes saying, "I wish my teacher knew..."


“Pull Yourself Together!”: Rob Lowe on the Unexpected Tears of Sending His Son to College

The Emmy award-winning actor had no idea how hard it would be to send his favorite Patriots fan off to...


These 3 Teachers Gave Life Lessons You Can’t Find In a Textbook

Readers remember their most influential teachers who continue to impact their lives long after graduation.


40+ College Dorm Room Essentials You’ll Definitely Need This Year

From handy gadgets to cool organization tools, these items will help you feel right at home in your college abode.