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8 Adoptees Who Found Their Birth Parents Through DNA Kits
Who knew that swabbing your cheek could result in family reunions across the world? A...
See the Last Photos Ever Taken of Nelson Mandela
These stunning photos reveal how one of the world's most iconic figures spent the final...
These Are the 50 Nicest Places in America, According to Our Readers
Reader's Digest readers nominated over 1,000 places across America for our third annual search for the...
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Find out who Camilla really is, from her wry sense of humor and love of...
5 Things We’ve Learned About the Impact of Kindness from 10 Years of Anti-Bullying Work
A little bit of kindness really does go a long way.
Meet the Real Man Who Inspired Disney’s Tarzan
Tarzan: the man, the myth, the legend. Turns out the emphasis should have been on...
13 Oddest Ways People Have Made $1 Million
From viral memes to miracle mops, we rounded up the craziest ways people have made a fortune.
16 Rarely Seen Photos of Jackie Kennedy
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis would have turned 90 at the end of July. As President...
“The Fireworks Mistake I Will Always Regret”
What started out as a fun Fourth of July party quickly turned dangerous for this innocent bystander.
7 People with Real-Life Superpowers
You won't believe the superpowered feats these real men and women have pulled off.
Over 40? Whatever You Do, Avoid These 9 Dating Mistakes
If you want to have fun, save time, and find a great mate, here's what...
I Used to Be Homeless—And Here’s What Everyone Gets Wrong About It
You've been misled by television and movies: Homeless people aren't dangerous. Here's the reality from...
20 Real-Life Heroes That Are Changing the World
There is still a lot of good in this world.
After Getting into a Scooter Accident in Bali, These Two Americans Almost Lost Their Lives—Then, a Facebook Post Saved Them
When disaster strands two American tourists in the jungle, unable to walk and unlikely to...
19 of the Scariest Moments Pilots Have Experienced on the Job
Flying is still considered the safest mode of transportation, but these pilots have stories that...
This Is Why the Survivors of USS Indianapolis Disaster Claim They’ve “Never Had a Bad Day” Since Their Rescue
Survivors of the USS Indianapolis spent days bobbing in the sea enduring sharks, blistering sun,...
How the Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Was Almost a Massive Failure
The Disney megahit was almost a disaster, until a series of creative brainstorms saved the day.
My Unbearable Leg Pain Turned Out to Be Cancer
As a professional athlete, Jamie Whitmore was used to suffering—but the pain in her...
This Soon-to-be Bride Sent One Invitation to the Wrong Address—But She Got the Most Touching Note in Return
Kindness can really make you pause and be thankful during a stressful time.
The Day Robert Downey Jr. Saved My Grandma
At the height of an emergency, the actor turned into a real-life superhero.
This Carpenter Built Memorials for Victims of Violence—Then Tragedy Struck Close to Home
A carpenter’s memorials have appeared after countless tragedies around the country. This time, the...
After Saving a Man’s Life, These First Responders Returned to His Home to Finish a Project He Couldn’t
They saved his life—and then his lawn!
10 Things You Never Knew About Amelia Earhart
Here are ten fun facts you probably didn't know about the accomplished aviator.
Famous Female Firsts: Aretha Franklin and 57 Trailblazing Women Who Made History
Celebrate the history-making women who have blazed the trail toward equality.
Here’s How Climbers Are Ruining Mount Everest
Overcrowded with inexperienced climbers and polluted with waste, Mount Everest—one of the earth’s...
This Man Was Left to Die on Everest, But These Hikers Sacrificed Reaching the Top To Save His Life
Near Everest's peak, the climbers faced a choice: head for the summit, like others had...
The Mysterious Note Walt Disney Left Behind Before He Died
When he died, Walt Disney left behind a multi-million dollar franchise. But one small note...
Animals That Made It to Space Before You Did
Not many of us can say we've been launched into space. But all these animals can.
42 Everyday Fixes to Survive Basically Anything
Stay calm. Gather your wits. We’re going to get through this together. Here, our...
How We Paid Off $18,000 in Debt in 18 Months
Overwhelmed by credit card debt? This southern California couple paid off a huge chunk of...
The Heart-Wrenching Moment That Led to the Idea of the Red Cross
From tragedy, sprung hope.
My Heart Palpitations Turned Out to Be Lung Cancer
Every five minutes an American woman is diagnosed with lung cancer. After her diagnosis, Colette...