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
Taking a Scalpel to Medical Debt
JEFF JENSEN WAS in a quandary. The entrepreneur and Boy Scout leader was hobbled by painful nerve damage in his leg and foot.
For the parents of the bride, fear replaces happiness as a raging river scoops up their car on the way to the wedding
She Fell for Him
An injured trail runner finds help—and love—from a knight on a mountain bike
The Fight to Save Texas's Spectacular CORAL REEFS
A team of unlikely allies came together to expand protections, but will it be enough?
The Hottest Kitchen Tip? Freezing
FOOD for Thought
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.
I Am Broccoli … Let's Meet in the Middle
The food on your plate
Braving the Waters
A helicopter pilot responds to a once-in-a-lifetime flood with a once-in-a-lifetime rescue
13 Things Boredom-busting Facts About Board Games
We have been playing board games—in some cases, the same board games—for millennia.
As the lost hiker grew desperate, a stranger with an unusual pastime was trying to rescue him
My Most Unforgettable Road Trip
There’s lots to remember while driving cross-country: Buckle up, use your blinker, check your mirrors. But the No. 1 rule of the road? As our readers will tell you, have some fun along the way!
How I Learned to Make Friends Again
It used to be so easy. Then life got in the way.
Delete Your Internet Footprint
With spies lurking everywhere, how can you keep yourself safe? Here are 25 smart steps, from the editor of HowtoGeek.com.
Dirt Can't Hide
How a stealth team of chemists discovered a mix of molecules that changed laundry forever
The Tractor War
If you buy a machine—be it a smartphone or a combine—you should be able to fix it, right? Big Tech says no. Ordinary Joes say yes. Witness the biggest battle in the right-to repair movement, being fought on farms across America.
The New Truth About Cholesterol
The latest research and information will help you keep your levels in check
RUN OVER BY A SPEED BOAT
A gruesome accident nearly killed CARTER VISS. Healing from his injuries would be tough; forgiving the boat’s driver, even tougher.
I Didn't Start Working Out Until I Turned 70
Owen used his experience to write a book called Just Move! A New Approach to Fitness After 50, in which he details how older adults can safely get off the couch and add more movement to their lives.
In the middle of the night, as most of the tenants slept, much of a 12-story Florida condominium collapsed, killing scores and sending survivors fleeing for their lives. But amid the rubble and dust, eroes appeared as neighbor reached out to neighbor.
Be (Slightly) Funnier
Humor is a muscle we all have, and flexing it often helps in any life situation.
Meet the winners of our first America’s Best Pet Pals contest. Warm fuzzies guaranteed!
Keep Current with Facts About Electric Cars
I Am Coconut … A Killer Nut? Not Even Close
The FOOD ON YOUR PLATE
Speaking Fluent Fatherlish
Dads have a language all their own, one that’s not difficult to decipher
For ex-foster children to have a seat at the table, first they need a seat and a table
My mom’s 80th-birthday tattoo is just the latest example of her wild newfound independence