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 Long Road Home
LETTERS • NOTES ON THE July/August ISSUE
Furnishing Hope • For ex-foster children to have a seat at the table, first they need a seat and a table
Breath of Life
Speaking Fluent Fatherlish • Dads have a language all their own, one that’s not difficult to decipher
WE FOUND A FIX • 5 TRICKS TO Improve Your Life*
LIFE IN THESE United States
I Am Coconut … A Killer Nut? Not Even Close
HOW TO BE (Slightly) FUNNIER • Humor is a muscle we all have, and flexing it often helps in any life situation.
Keep Current with Facts About Electric Cars
LAUGHTER • THE BEST Medicine
The Reunion of a Lifetime
WHERE, OH WHERE? • An RD PHOTO QUIZ
Something to Sneeze At • Adult-onset allergies are on the rise. It’s never too late to get treated.
WHAT IS... Antimicrobial Fabric
I Didn’t Start Working Out Until I Turned 70
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
ALL in a Day’s WORK
Pet Besties • Meet the winners of our first America’s Best Pet Pals contest. Warm fuzzies guaranteed!
Besties Most Likely to Go Viral
Oldest Pet Pal • Bozo the Desert Tortoise
Proudest Protectors • Rue and Finn
THE NEW TRUTH ABOUT CHOLESTEROL • The latest research and information will help you keep your levels in check
HUMOR in UNIFORM
RUN OVER BY A SPEED BOAT • A gruesome accident nearly killed CARTER VISS. Healing from his injuries would be tough; forgiving the boat’s driver, even tougher.
YOUR TRUE STORIES • IN 100 Words
GOLDEN GIRL • My mom’s 80th-birthday tattoo is just the latest example of her wild newfound independence
Get More Book for Your Buck
THE TRACTOR WAR • If you buy a machine—be it a smartphone or a combine—you should be able to fix it, right? Big Tech says no. Ordinary Joes say yes. Witness the biggest battle in the right-torepair movement, being fought on farms across America.
DIRT CAN’T HIDE • HOW A STEALTH TEAM OF CHEMISTS DISCOVERED A MIX OF MOLECULES THAT CHANGED LAUNDRY FOREVER
The 19 Other Most Trusted Home and Family Brands
BRAIN GAMES • 7 Pages TO SHARPEN Your Mind
WORD POWER • Mark Twain once wrote, “When in doubt, tell the truth.” That’s good advice, but who among us hasn’t told a little white lie-or a whopper? This month’s words relate to facts, fiction, and the gray areas between. Once you get to the bottom of this quiz, turn to the next page for the moment of truth.
PHOTO FINISH • Your Funniest captions