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 Good Place
LETTERS • NOTES ON THE April ISSUE
Yes, Reader’s Digest Changed My Life
Fighting for Country and Beethoven • During a stressful time, a National Guardsman still finds a way to lead his class
Honk if You Love Birds
A WORLD OF GOOD
LIFE • IN THESE United States
WHERE, OH WHERE? • An RD PHOTO QUIZ
Robots Gone Wild • What happens when you train a machine to take over for humans? It screws up—just as humans do.
YOUR TRUE STORIES • IN 100 Words
I Am Soy … A Proto-Protein with a Problem
All in a Day’s WORK
WE FOUND A FIX • 5 Tricks to Improve Your Life*
Scent-sational News About Smell
With Open Arms, at Last
A Dementia That Can Be Cured • “I couldn’t even sign my name,” says an ex-teacher. It took years for doctors to spot the real cause.
I TRIED IT Journaling for Back Pain
Do You Need a Portable Air Purifier?
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
LAUGHTER THE BEST Medicine
YOUR BRILLIANT SMARTPHONE • UNLOCK YOUR DEVICE’S MOST HELPFUL TRICKS AND SECRETS WITH THESE 25 TIPS
KEEP IT SECURE • All apps collect data as you use them. Following these four steps will help ensure you’re not oversharing.
HUMOR in UNIFORM
SO YOU’VE HAD IT ROUGH? GOOD! • HOW WE APPROACH HARDSHIP COULD TELL US HOW LONG WE’LL LIVE
HOW TO LIVE A CONSCIENTIOUS LIFE • Experts share transformative tips
I Cry for the Mountain • After a wildfire swept through the land where his family raised their cattle for more than a century, a rancher takes a tour of what’s left—and what might come next
THE TEACHER WHO WRESTLED A COUGAR • When a wild cat springs from the woods to prey on her young students, a day care owner instantly moves to protect them. A classic RD drama.
OUR LITTLE GIRL Chika • What is a real father? An orphan in Haiti teaches bestselling author Mitch Albom a wonderful new definition.
The Dogs Who Taught Me About LOVE • They weren’t all nice. In fact, some of them were beasts. But each one showed me what it means to care for someone without reservation.
BRAIN GAMES • 7 Pages TO SHARPEN Your Mind
WORD POWER • For June, we’ve rounded up some four-letter words for your puzzling pleasure. No, not those words—literally, words that have only four letters! We swear you can use all of these in polite company, but can you guess the correct definitions? Keep it clean and turn to the next page for answers.
PHOTO FINISH • YOUR Funniest CAPTIONS