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.
A Trusted Friend
Below the Surface
Captain Harrisburg to the Rescue! • From playing superhero to becoming a superhero in real life
GLAD TO HEAR IT 3 STORIES TO Make Your Day
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Diary • A woman mailed her journal to a stranger, who wrote in it, then passed it along
Ballpark Figures of Speech
Churro the Duck Herder WAUKESHA, WI
LIFE IN THESE United States
Tasty Tacos • Those shells hold a lot of history
HUMOR in UNIFORM
A Bouquet of Flower Facts
ALL in a Day’s WORK
WHERE, OH WHERE?
Just In Case • Does your first-aid kit have all the essentials?
Do Weighted Blankets Work?
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
LAUGHTER THE BEST Medicine
IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT! • If you’re a fan of bad literature, you’re in luck! Here are intentionally rotten first lines to nonexistent novels, from the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest:
Let’s Be Friends • How to make lasting connections that lift you up
Letters Across the Pond
A Paris Match
Back to the Poker Table BY DON Gillmor • People who make time to hang out with friends have all the luck
Errors in International Marketing
PRIVATE HATHAWAY COMES HOME • Decades after he was killed in World War II, a soldier is reunited with his family
INTO THE FLAMES • Nick Bostic was troubled. Aimless. Then one night, everything changed.
It’s the Little Things
THE ODD COUPLE • It was disdain at first sight. Forty years later, they’re still best friends.
CAN HEARING LOSS BE REVERSED? • The answer sounds like yes
LOVE IS A HOOT • Readers share the most clever, hilarious and moving ways someone has let them know they’re loved
BEST MISTAKE I EVER MADE
The RD LIST READ, WATCH, LISTEN
Brain GAMES SHARPEN YOUR MIND
WORD POWER • This issue, we’re all about keeping it brief with a roundup of useful acronyms from the worlds of IT, HR and EMS, among others. Pronouncing them is as easy as ABC: Just recite the letters and you’ll be GTG. Once you ID these terms, turn the page ASAP to see the answers spelled out.
An Acronym That Isn’t