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.
LETTERS • NOTES ON PAST ISSUES
Braving the Waters • A helicopter pilot responds to a once-in-a-lifetime flood with a once-in-a-lifetime rescue
Kindness on Auto
LIFE IN THESE United States
WE FOUND A FIX • 5 TRICKS TO Improve Your Life*
Boredom-Busting Facts About Board Games
I Am Broccoli... Let’s Meet in the Middle
HUMOR in UNIFORM
Warning: This Fruit May Orbisculate • Their dad died of COVID-19. Now they’re trying to get the clever word he made up into the dictionary.
Coming Out of His Shell
WHERE, OH WHERE? • An RD PHOTO QUIZ
Stretch Yourself • Keeping yourself limber is good for everybody, especially as you age
Is Dry January Right for You?
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
ALL in a Day’s WORK
Up In LIGHTS • A community puts on a dazzling display of support for a grieving family
Kindness of STRANGERS • As our readers’ stories show, the most unexpected gifts are often the ones that keep on giving
As You WISH • A balloon breaks at just the right moment to bring two faraway families together
LAUGHTER THE BEST Medicine
WHAT A WASTE! • Fighter jets that don’t * work as advertised, subsidies for costly cultural events... Do you know how the federal government is spending your tax dollars?
SO WHERE ARE MY TAXES GOING?
You’re Breathing All Wrong • An easy tweak to this most basic of bodily functions can improve your health, sleep, and general well-being
‘Haven’t You Been Calling Me?’ • When a mysterious man drifts to a lifeboat full of shipwreck survivors, he asks one simple question
NEW RULES OF LAUNDRY • Save time, money, and your clothes with help from “the Laundry Guy”
30 MINUTES LEFT TO BREATHE • Caught in a massive avalanche and buried alive under a blanket of snow, Ken Scott knew death was just a matter of time
BRAIN GAMES • 6 Pages to sharpen Your Mind
WORD POWER • What’s sweeter than sharing holiday treats with family and friends? To celebrate the season, we’ve whipped up a batch of tasty terms related to baking. Will you take the cake, or eat humble pie? Once you’ve savored this quiz, turn the page for the answers.
PHOTO FINISH • YOUR Funniest CAPTIONS