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Be (Slightly) Funnier

Humor is a muscle we all have, and flexing it often helps in any life situation.

6 mins read
Reader's Digest US
October 2021

Pet Besties

Meet the winners of our first America’s Best Pet Pals contest. Warm fuzzies guaranteed!

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest US
October 2021

Keep Current with Facts About Electric Cars

13 THINGS

4 mins read
Reader's Digest US
October 2021

Breath of Life

As 17-year-old Torri’ell Norwood drove through St. Petersburg, Florida, last February, the laughter and chatter from the four teenage girls inside her car quickly gave way to screams.

2 mins read
Reader's Digest US
October 2021

I Am Coconut … A Killer Nut? Not Even Close

The FOOD ON YOUR PLATE

4 mins read
Reader's Digest US
October 2021

I Didn't Start Working Out Until I Turned 70

The Healthy

1 min read
Reader's Digest US
October 2021

Speaking Fluent Fatherlish

Dads have a language all their own, one that’s not difficult to decipher

2 mins read
Reader's Digest US
October 2021

Furnishing Hope

For ex-foster children to have a seat at the table, first they need a seat and a table

3 mins read
Reader's Digest US
October 2021

GOLDEN GIRL

My mom’s 80th-birthday tattoo is just the latest example of her wild newfound independence

4 mins read
Reader's Digest US
October 2021

WE FOUND A FIX

5 Tricks to Improve Your Life*

2 mins read
Reader's Digest US
October 2021

13 Things - What Your Amazon Driver Wants You to Know

Travel Tips

5 mins read
Reader's Digest US
September 2021

The Street Vet

A California veterinarian makes house calls to pet owners who have no place to call home

3 mins read
Reader's Digest US
July - August 2021

What It's Like to Be in a Coma

The twilight zone between life and death is a mystery that doctors can solve

4 mins read
Reader's Digest US
September 2021

News From the WORLD OF MEDICINE

HEALTH TIPS

3 mins read
Reader's Digest US
September 2021

The Autumn Blues

SOME PEOPLE CAN’T WAIT for the lovely colors, cooler weather, and cozy sweaters of autumn. In fact, fall is Americans’ favorite time, the season of choice for about 30 percent of us, according to a recent YouGov poll. But for a minority of others, the transition from summer create worry, fear, and worse. We often hear about the short, cold days of winter causing what is known as seasonal affective disorder. But according to Carrie Landin, a psychologist with the University of Colorado Health Integrative Medicine Center, a significant number of people actually experience autumn anxiety.

1 min read
Reader's Digest US
September 2021

LAUGHTER

The best Medicine

2 mins read
Reader's Digest US
September 2021

Pony Miracles

WHEN OUR WEE group of miniature horses enters a room, it’s Magic, queen of the herd, who always seems to find the person who needs her most. The room on this day is in a Florida assisted living facility and is full of residents, staff, family, and even a local news photographer.

2 mins read
Reader's Digest US
September 2021

Stepping Up to the Plate

A longtime baseball card collector seizes the opportunity to do good after a destructive wildfire

2 mins read
Reader's Digest US
September 2021

Friends in High Places

How a surprise adventure turned into the story of a lifetime for two Supreme Court justices—and me

5 mins read
Reader's Digest US
September 2021

Kindness, Delivered

THE E-MAIL REQUEST came into Ekiben restaurant in Baltimore late on a Thursday afternoon in March: tempura broccoli topped with fresh herbs, diced onion, and fermented cucumber vinegar—with a twist. The man who sent the e-mail didn’t actually want the food itself. He was writing on behalf of his mother-in-law, who adored the dish. He went on to explain that she was now in the final stages of lung cancer at her home Steve Chu, one of the Asian fusion restaurant’s co-owners, read the e-mail and quickly replied with an alternative suggestion. “Thanks for reaching out,” he wrote. “We’d like to meet you in Vermont and make it fresh for you.”

2 mins read
Reader's Digest US
September 2021

Trapped At The Bottom Of The Sea

It was supposed to be a routine job for a team of men who repair underwater pipelines. Then one diver’s air-supply cord snapped—when he was 300 feet down.

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest US
July - August 2021

Quieting Anxiety

Overlapping crises have made many of us jumpy. But how do you know when you have slipped into a more serious problem and need help?

8 mins read
Reader's Digest US
July - August 2021

A Song in His Heart

An encounter with a waiting room songstress unlocks a side of my father I’d rarely seen before Alzheimer’s

3 mins read
Reader's Digest US
July - August 2021

With Open Arms, at Last

Everyday miracles

4 mins read
Reader's Digest US
June 2021

IF YOUR Block COULD Talk

Fascinating facts about the streets where we live

7 mins read
Reader's Digest US
July - August 2021

Feel Happy, Even When You're Not

As simple as it sounds, plastering on a smile can be the first step toward cheering yourself up

3 mins read
Reader's Digest US
July - August 2021

THE BEST DESSERT IN EVERY STATE

Apple pie belongs to all of us, but every region has its signature treat. With help from our friends at Taste of Home, we’ve found the 50 best.

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest US
July - August 2021

A WORLD OF GOOD

HUNGER IN AMERICA GROWING HOPE IN AN URBAN GARDEN

2 mins read
Reader's Digest US
July - August 2021

THE SNAKE CHARMERS

Invasive Burmese pythons are squeezing the life out of the Everglades. An unlikely sisterhood of the swamp is taking them on.

9 mins read
Reader's Digest US
July - August 2021

Your Brilliant Smartphone

Unlock your device's most helpful tricks and secrets with these 25 tips

10+ mins read
Reader's Digest US
June 2021

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