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In It Together

How one Facebook group inspired thousands of Canadians to help each other through the pandemic

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

The Benefits of Being Nice

Acts of kindness can boost our health, lower our stress and help us live longer

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

SCAMMED

Even the most savvy among us can fall for a con and lose hundreds of dollars. I learned this first-hand when an imposter’s plea arrived in my inbox.

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

WHEN THE RAINY DAY ARRIVES

The COVID-19 pandemic also poses a threat to retirement savings. Here’s how you can bounce back

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

Mom Needs IT Help Again

I’ve become her always-on-call tech assistant

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

The Watcher

THE BROADDUS FAMILY COULDN’T WAIT TO MOVE INTO THEIR NEW DREAM HOUSE—UNTIL SINISTER LETTERS BEGAN ARRIVING IN THE MAIL

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

WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?

THE PATIENT: Davi*, a five-month-old boyTHE SYMPTOMS: Wheezing, swelling and a widespread skin rashTHE DOCTOR: Dr. Edna Lucia Souza, pediatrician at Hospitalar Universitário Professor Edgard Santos, Salvador, Brazil

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Reader's Digest Canada
July/August 2020

Should We Expect More Wildfires This Summer?

We ask Karen Hodges, University of British Columbia ecologist

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
June 2020

Real CANADIAN Heroes

Extraordinary stories of kindness, compassion and full-on bravery

10 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
June 2020

P.M . DAD

My father taught me a lot about leadership— but mostly, he taught me how to be a good parent

7 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
June 2020

One Million Guns

After a mass shooting on a downtown Toronto street, a former cop became one of the loudest voices calling for gun control. He’s up against entrenched lobbyists, slow-to-act politicians and a surge in firearm owners.

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
June 2020

Talk Shop

Just when we needed it most, a Toronto storefront provides affordable, accessible therapy

3 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
June 2020

WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?

THE PATIENT: Sophie*, a 10-year-old girl THE SYMPTOMS: Intense abdominal pain and spine curvature THE DOCTOR: Dr. Charles G. Stewart, pediatric emergency physician at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, England

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
June 2020

In Search of Lost Fish

I spent my summer on a Quebec lake, trying to imagine my first catch into existence.

10 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
June 2020

Hard Knocks

How to spot, and recover from, a concussion

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
June 2020

Anybody Can Learn Anything

Why we’re all so much smarter than we know

5 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
June 2020

A SCREAM IN THE WILD

Alone on a mountain and pinned under a grizzly, Colin Dowler reached for a pocket knife and struggled for his life.

10 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
June 2020

The Flower Thief

WITH ONLY MONTHS TO LIVE, BRIAN BRETT SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH STOLEN BEAUTY

7 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
May 2020

Quilted Memories

After my husband passed away, my children found a novel way to honour him.

3 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
May 2020

MY DOG THE WAR HERO

Before I adopted Dyngo, he spent nine months sniffing bombs and saving lives in Afghanistan. Could I help him settle back into civilian life?

10 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
May 2020

MOTHER SUPERIOR

Every day, traumatized kids are removed from their parents and made Crown wards. The lucky ones get cared for by Cindy Stirling. In the last 30 years, she’s fostered 200, providing school lunches, rides to swimming lessons and a home where everyone feels safe and loved.

10 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
May 2020

FULLER HOUSE

How to keep the peace with three generations living under one roof

5 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
May 2020

Fancy Feet

On the eve of her retirement, a look at ballet star Karen Kain’s one-of-a-kind career

3 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
May 2020

How Can I Avoid Deadly Viruses?

We ask Jason Tetro, author of The Germ Files

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
May 2020

13 Things - What You Should Know About Laundry

13 Things - What You Should Know About Laundry

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
May 2020

Saving The Spotted Owl

A captive breeding centre in British Columbia—the only one of its kind in the world— is fighting to keep them from going extinct.

8 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
May 2020

Boost Your Brain Power

Thanks to modern advancements in brain imaging, scientists now know we have the power to shape our minds—literally.

8 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
May 2020

The Jump

To conquer my paralyzing fear of heights, I decided to do the scariest thing I could imagine: go skydiving. Here’s what I learned about myself and what holds us back.

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
April 2020

Mature Exchanges

How to communicate effectively with your elders

5 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
April 2020

THE WALKING CURE

How a daily stroll improves your mental health, boosts your social life and cuts your risk of chronic disease

7 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
April 2020