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.
Brunch Is Served
Forging Guns into Garden Tools • It takes 2,000 degrees of heat and dozens of volunteer blacksmiths
GLAD TO HEAR IT 3 STORIES TO Make Your Day
Henry the Reading Buddy SCOTTSDALE, AZ
LIFE IN THESE United States
We Found a FIX HELP, HACKS, & HOW TO
The Buzz on Hot Honey
HUMOR in UNIFORM
Earn Your Poetic License
ALL in a Day's WORK
THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB! • Len Markidan is the chief marketing officer at the internet marketing platform Podia. But, as his LinkedIn profile shows, his experience as an active consumer has been his most important job:
Good Vibes Grow on Trees • Science shows that our plants take care of us too
I TRIED IT… Trapeze Classes
The Best and Worst Diets for Your Heart
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
LAUGHTER THE BEST Medicine
LAWN GONE • EVERYONE LOVES THEIR YARD … EXCEPT MOTHER NATURE
5 REASONS TO KICK YOUR LAWN HABIT • Every week, Americans mow and maintain an area larger than the size of Florida. And all that fussing has consequences.
WE'RE WILD ABOUT REWILDING • Rewilding is the act of restoring an area to its natural state. Here's why you'll want to try it.
LET YOUR IMAGINATION GO REWILD! • OK, you got rid of your lawn. Now what?
THE LAWN SWAPPERS
BUT I LIKE MY LAWN! • Grass isn't inherently evil. Smaller patches surrounded by wild areas are a good balance, with enough space for both humans and creatures to hang out, and kids and dogs to play on. Here are four steps to making your lawn a little friendlier:
How to Find a Four-Leaf Clover
Nick Offerman's GUIDE TO NATURE'S BOUNTY • The Parks and Recreation star offers handy tips for bartering with Mother Nature
5 Very Literal Translations
ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME • A grandmother and grandson find a way to mend their broken relationship, one national park at a time
THE EXOTIC DANCER VS. THE TERROTISTS • USING HER WITS AND GUILE, SHE HELPED CAPTURE SOME OF THE MOST DANGEROUS MEN IN AMERICA
PUT ME IN, COACH! • Readers share their sports stories, from the highlights that won trophies to the bloopers that won hearts
HAVE A GOOD BABYSITTING STORY?
The Healing Power of WATER • It’s not just our bodies that need the element of life—it’s our minds too
MY LUCKY BAMBOO • If the plant could thrive, maybe I could too, even with cancer
Now, That's a Horse of a Different Color!
The RD LIST READ, WATCH, LISTEN
Brain GAMES SHARPEN YOUR MIND
WORD POWER • Roses are red; violets are blue. This quiz is on poetry—how will you do? Poems not your thing? Don’t get stressed. Choose the answer that fits each word best. After you make your selections with care, Go to the next page; the answers are there.
The Last Word