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Is It Good to Be Bored?

We ask John Eastwood, psychologist

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
April 2020

HELL ON EARTH

As the flames spread uncontrolled across Northern California, temperatures reached 1,500 Celsius, creating a fire tornado that flipped trucks, incinerated houses and trapped everyone in its path. The incredible, true stories from inside the inferno.

9 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
April 2020

TABBY TROUBLE

My husband and I were looking forward to starting a new life on the other side of the country. But first we had to get our plus-sized cat on the plane.

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
April 2020

Mrs. Bradbury's Boarding House

Taking in roommates forced me to share my space, turn down my Leonard Cohen and—I’ll admit—even become a nicer person

9 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
April 2020

THE 2020 HOME SAFETY CHECKLIST

Expert advice for a healthy and hazard-free life

8 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
April 2020

CSI: Whale Division

Stephen Raverty’s team of B.C. investigators reconstruct cetacean deaths— to prevent more from happening

9 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
April 2020

13 THINGS

Ways to Help Your Pet Live Longer

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
April 2020

“Would You Like a Cup of Tea?”

During a hike along Newfoundland’s East Coast Trail, I learned the value of small acts of kindness

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
March 2020

“Is Anybody Out There?”

Pam Bales was hiking in Mount Washington State Park when the temperature suddenly dropped and a snowstorm blocked her way. That’s when she spotted a set of fresh footprints leading deeper into the unknown.

9 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
March 2020

The Simple Truth About Older Parenting

More Canadians are waiting until their 40s or later to have kids—and discovering that the joys outweigh the risks, costs and perpetual exhaustion

9 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
March 2020

The Most Average Place in Canada

London, Ontario—mid-sized, multi-ethnic, and very, very ordinary—is where major corporations go to test new products. What it’s like to live in a guinea pig city.

5 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
March 2020

LESSON FROM A FIVE-YEAR-OLD

A severe stroke left my mother paranoid, confused and needy. Just when I was at my wit’s end, my child taught me the joys of patience.

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
March 2020

HUNTING ANTARCTICA'S PIRATES

Three months on the tail of the Thunder, one of the most notorious illegal fishing vessels in the world

8 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
March 2020

Going Up?

Elevator conversation starters to use if you’re not a small-talk person

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
March 2020

CANADA'S FUNNIEST FAMILY VACATIONS

True tales of hijinks, hot peppers and all-out hilarity

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
March 2020

A Rock in a Hard Place

Solid advice to support someone with depression

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
March 2020

13 Things What You Should Know About Snoring

Things to know about snoring

2 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
March 2020

WOULDA, COULDA, SHOULDA

How to get past the regret trap

5 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
January/February 2020

HOW TO LIVE TO 100 AND LOVE IT!

We’re living longer than ever before, thanks to healthier lifestyles and medical advancements such as vaccines and antibiotics.

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
January/February 2020

FLYING SOLO

My life had become a blur of people, duties and deadlines. I was burnt-out, anxious, disconnected. The cure was right in front of me.

8 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
January/February 2020

“HELP. IN DANGER. CALL POLICE.”

Michael Lythcott and Stacey Eno’s scooter ran off the road, leaving them broken, bleeding and trapped in a Balinese jungle. Worse: no one knew. Then Michael, hours from death, got a signal on his phone.

9 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
January/February 2020

Big Deal

I’d stopped feeling shame about my size. But why was I going to the gym, if I didn’t want to lose weight?

8 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
January/February 2020

The Wonder Of Flight

My dad and I always cherished our airplanes as more than just machines. When he died, I began the search to find the Smith Miniplane that he’d loved the most.

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2019

Truth Be Told

Learning to shut down self-deception is the first step toward a more honest life

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2019

Search And Rescue

The start of lobster season is the most dangerous day in one of Canada’s most dangerous industries. Air Force and Coast Guard teams put their own lives on the line to watch over the melee of 1,500 vessels holding 5,000 crew.

10 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2019

Remembering Mervyn Naish

My quest to learn the story of a First World War soldier started when I found his 1917 death certificate inside an antique buffet

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2019

Rare Bird

New Zealand’s plan to save the iconic oddball kiwi from extinction—one fluffy chick at a time

9 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2019

A Trip To The Library

When SUSAN ORLEAN takes her son to their local branch for the first time, her childhood love of the stacks is brought back to life

6 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2019

47 Secrets To A Happier Life

From owning a pet (especially a dog) to wearing sunglasses, these small habits can boost your mood—and your well-being

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
November 2019

What's Wrong With Me?

IN THE SPRING of 2015, Eva and her husband had no immediate plans to move from their cozy apartment in Geneva, Switzerland, where they’d lived for years.

4 mins read
Reader's Digest Canada
October 2019