CATEGORIES

I ACCIDENTALLY BOUGHT A BAG OF NO-PURPOSE FLOUR. NOW WHAT???

LOOK. LISTEN. WHEN you’re a busy career woman and mom of 17 who’s always on the go and just trying to have it all, grocery trips need to be quick, efficient affairs. I’ve learned to anticipate well in advance that at some point, my 284-week-old triplets will once again want to make ferret-shaped cupcakes. And I’ve learned to be prepared. Or so I thought.

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2020

Cooking Through Grief

After her husband died, my mother-in-law found solace in sharing his favourite meals

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2020

The Truth About House Fires

FACT CHECK

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2020

Westworld

In her new book Along the Western Front, the photographer Leah Hennel captures the ranches, rodeos and romance of Southern and Central Alberta

1 min read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2020

How Do Masks Protect Me?

We ask family physician and Masks4Canada organizer Amy Tan

3 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2020

Breast Friend

How an Ontario doctor is improving women’s cancer care

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2020

WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?

EVEN BEFORE JOSH was born in 2007 in South Australia, his parents, Nicole and Andy, knew there was a chance their baby might have a severe disorder that could affect the course of his life. His older sister, Lauren, had stopped meeting milestones just after turning one. As she grew, she gradually lost her mastery of skills like walking and speaking. Despite extensive testing, she remained undiagnosed, but doctors suspected it was a genetic condition.

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2020

Body, Heal Thyself

Why do wounds mend more slowly as we age?

3 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2020

Open Up and Say Ha Ha

The surprising reasons laughing is good for you

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
October 2020

WILD THING

A turkey lost in a Toronto park helped me find my post-retirement resilience

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
October 2020

I Am a Stroke Survivor

What it feels like to endure—and recover from— a condition that kills 14,000 Canadians every year

8 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
October 2020

WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?

SUSHMA LIVED WITH her husband and teenage daughter in a rural Nepali town, where she kept a busy schedule organizing festivals and singing in a choir. At 51, she’d never had any serious health concerns.

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
October 2020

Still Got It

Desire doesn’t have an expiry date. How I learned to keep feeling sexy after 60.

7 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
October 2020

LOST ON BURKE MOUNTAIN

To get help, Brandon Hoogstra had to leave his kids alone on a cliff. He prayed he’d remember how to find them again.

10 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
October 2020

Horse of a Different Colour

During Roany’s final days, our extraordinary bond only grew stronger

7 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
October 2020

Ghost Busted

How to tell if you’re being haunted

3 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
October 2020

Conquer Your Everyday Aches and Pains

11 STRATEGIES TO STOP THEM FROM HOLDING YOU BACK

10 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
October 2020

Close Encounters

Making new friends as an adult starts with courage and vulnerability

5 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
October 2020

THE PREDATOR AND HIS PREY

He targeted them on dating sites, showered them with attention and flattery, and promised they’d be together forever. How Marcel Vautour broke the hearts and the bank accounts of women across Canada.

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
September 2020

THE BOY WITH A SPIKE IN HIS HEAD

Xavier Cunningham fell onto a rotisserie skewer and impaled his face. Doctors couldn’t believe he was still alive.

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
September 2020

THE PULL OF THE STARS by Emma Donoghue ($34, HARPERCOLLINS)

Every month, we recommend a new must-read book. Here’s what you need to know.

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
September 2020

THE 2020 READER'S DIGEST KINDNESS AWARDS

We invited you to nominate fellow Canadians who, during this terrible year, demonstrated the benefits of being nice. Meet the winners.

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
September 2020

Rise Up

How a house party inspired a support network for transgender women

3 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
September 2020

HE SLIMED ME

My son’s obsession with his gooey creations has been my undoing

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
September 2020

Words of Wellness

The surprising reasons why reading is good for your health

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
September 2020

Black Watch, Advance!”

In one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War, 320 Canadians faced three times as many German soldiers. Where was their backup?

9 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
September 2020

Next-Door Strangers

As Canada retreated into self-isolation, I tried to be a good neighbour from a distance

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
September 2020

Are Opioids Ever Safe?

We ask ER doctor Daniel Kalla

3 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
July/August 2020

BITTEN!

Doctors raced to find an antidote as the snake’s venom spread through Shalabha Kalliath’s body, attacking her organs and inching her closer to death

7 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
July/August 2020

CBD & Me

Some experts believe the non-intoxicating compound from the marijuana plant can cure anxiety, chronic pain, sleeplessness and a thousand other problems. I decided to give it a try.

10 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
July/August 2020