The steps at the back of David Olson's house in Norton Shores, Michigan, were crumbling and had to go.
Stop Losing Your Stuff
Can't find your keys again? Cognitive experts can help you stop searching (and stressing).
NIGHTMARE ON LAKE SUPERIOR
One by one, the three kayakers capsized in the cold, angry water. Then they became separated.
Parenting, Passed Down
Genes aren't the only things we inherit. Readers share the rules and traditions that made them the parents they are today.
"I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT THAT WAY"
HOW TO TALK TO PEOPLE EVEN IF YOU DISAGREE
THE FUTURE OF TECH
From self-driving cars to space travel, we answer your questions about where technology is heading
A Perfect Match
Calling All Blood Donors!
BLOOD DRIVES at schools and colleges—which make up a large portion of the American Red Cross's collection sites-have dropped 62 percent.
Advice to the Young
One of the world's most celebrated writers has much to share—though she sometimes wonders whether she should keep her thoughts to herself
An Anti-Migraine Diet
What you eat-and don't eat-can help stave off debilitating headaches
Dads on Duty
When gang violence spiked, parents at a Louisiana high school said "Not on our watch”
FOOD FOR Thought
All about food
FOR SALE My Catalog of Dad Jokes
Once your kid stops laughing at “Why didn't Han Solo enjoy his steak dinner? It was Chewie!” it's time to move on
National Parks: Made for You and Me
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
Exposure to loud noise, such as an earsplitting concert, is a common cause of hearing loss. But now we may have a way to prevent it.
A Major Leaguer's Second Chance at Life
A suicide attempt nearly ended Drew Robinson's story. Now he is adding the most remarkable chapters yet.
There was no one aboard the pleasure craft that almost T-boned them. So father and son went fishing for answers.
DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT ME!
Staying in Kabul meant death for this Afghan journalist. A U.S. naval officer and a reporter were ready to help her flee the Taliban-if she could make it to the airplane.
Clean the Things You Never Do* *But Should
More chores? Don't worry. Just add an item or two to your regular routine, and your home will thank you.
A delectable collection of stories about community and kindness
HOW OUR OWN CELLS CAN HEAL US
Breakthrough treatments in what's called regenerative medicine can be a lifesaver.
ABOUT 15 YEARS ago, Andrew McLindon, an entrepreneur And avid cyclist, was riding his bike in Austin, Texas, when he thought about a friend's 12-year-old son.
Skin Care for Warmer Weather
Simple steps to take for healthy skin in spring and summer
The Hole in the Fence
A child's unlikely friendship with an unseen neighbor transforms in isolation
We Found a FIX Helps, Hacks, & How to
"Run Interference at Your Super Bowl Party, and more"
What Roots Means to Me
Alex Haley’s landmark book began in Reader’s Digest, where he worked as a senior editor. The repercussions are still being felt today.
The Fight to Save Texas's Spectacular Coral Reefs
A team of unlikely allies came together to expand protections, but will it be enough?
LOOKING to the FUTURE
What will the next 100 years bring? Our collective future is actually pretty bright.
Humor connects us to one another. But how has what we find funny changed over the past 100 years?
Our Two Cents on Cryptocurrency