In this era of information overload, Reader’s Digest offers something unique: the very best advice, information and inspiration from multiple sources, condensed into an easy-to-read digest. In each issue you’ll get trusted, time-saving insights about Health, Personal Finance, Work, Family, and National issues, PLUS exclusive book excerpts, news-making interviews, and humor.
More than Words
LETTERS • Notes on Past Issues
The Iowa Wave
The Movie Gets a New Ending • A producer discovers that the bad guy in his real-life crime drama is innocent
Life Advice from a Five-Year-Old • Stressed? Overwhelmed? Maybe doughnuts, dinosaurs, and Dolly Parton can help.
Oscar the Rooster
LIFE IN THESE United States
A Gem of a Proposal
We Found a FIX • HELP, HACKS, & HOW TO
HOW TO Learn a Language as an Adult • Contrary to conventional thinking, it isn’t too late
HUMOR in UNIFORM
Bubble Tea Blows Up
A Celebration of 100th Birthdays
ALL in a Day’s WORK
Beyond Burnout • What to do when (or ideally, before) stress reaches epic proportions
Sleep Apps for Insomnia
Forget Those Crazy Skin-Care Trends
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
LAUGHTER THE BEST Medicine
WHERE, OH WHERE?
SO THAT’S WHY WE SAY THAT • Fun facts about the language that’s been confounding speakers for centuries: English
What I’m Currently Reading • Classics? Self-help books? Not for this Reader’s Digest editor.
The ENDURING DELIGHT of the DICTIONARY • Every unknown word is a solvable mystery
My Favorite Word • We asked readers and they shared theirs, whether in the dictionary or made up
THE PLACEBO CURE • WHY DOCTORS ARE PRESCRIBING SUGAR PILLS INSTEAD OF THE REAL THING
THE GREAT 9/11 MARITIME RESCUE • We’ve read about so many heroes of that fateful day, yet somehow this mission—the largest of its kind in history—remains largely unknown
My Southern Accent, Lost and Found • For years, I denied this part of myself, until I realized what I was missing
The RD LIST • READ, WATCH, LISTEN
Brain GAMES • SHARPEN YOUR MIND
WORD POWER • Ahoy, mateys! In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a silly but real holiday celebrated every September 19, these words include three r’s (as in “Arrr,” the utterance that in 1995 inspired two friends to invent the day). Once you find your sea legs, follow the current to the next page for the answers.
A TRUSTED FRIEND IN A COMPLICATED WORLD