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.
Getting in the Spirit
LETTERS • NOTES ON THE September ISSUE
Screen Saver • As the lost hiker grew desperate, a stranger with an unusual pastime was trying to rescue him
The Book Lady
LIFE IN THESE United States
LITTLE ME • You can learn a lot about kids from their parents.
YOUR TRUE STORIES IN 100 Words
Work Out Your Worries by Writing • Spending just a few minutes jotting down your feelings is good for your health, both mental and physical
Kid Being Kids
I Am Olive Oil … Beware of Imposters and Spoilers
ALL in a Day’s WORK
WOULD YOU HIRE THEM? • A job interview is your chance to make a good first impression on hiring managers. Don’t screw it up the way these people did.
The Dark Web Demystified
WHERE, OH WHERE? • An RD PHOTO QUIZ
WE FOUND A FIX • 5 Tricks to Improve Your Life*
LAUGHTER THE BEST Medicine
A REAL PLOT TWIST
More Than Winter-Dry Skin • Eczema and psoriasis flare up this time of year. Here’s what you need to know.
Green Tea Instead of Coffee for a Week
Coping with Dry Eye
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
The NICEST PLACES in AMERICA • HOPE HELP HEART
QUALITY INN in KODAK, TENNESSEE • AND THE TOP HONOR GOES TO …
Sharing the Sun and Moon • SUN AND MOON RANCH in Lexington, North Carolina
A Winter Wonderland
Our Finalists • These are this year’s Nicest Places in America. Read nominations and full stories at rd.com/nicest.
DELETE YOUR INTERNET FOOTPRINT • With spies lurking everywhere, how can you keep yourself safe? Here are 25 smart steps, from the editor of HowtoGeek.com.
My Most Unforgettable Road Trip • There’s lots to remember while driving cross-country: Buckle up, use your blinker, check your mirrors. But the No. 1 rule of the road? As our readers will tell you, have some fun along the way!
NIGHT TERROR • In the middle of the night, as most of the tenants slept, much of a 12-story Florida condominium collapsed, killing scores and sending survivors fleeing for their lives. But amid the rubble and dust, heroes appeared as neighbor reached out to neighbor.
A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN?
HUMOR in UNIFORM
How I Learned to Make Friends Again • It used to be so easy. Then life got in the way.
BRAIN GAMES 7 Pages TO SHARPEN Your Mind
WORD POWER • Grab your safety goggles and fire up your Bunsen burner-we’re heading to science class with terms related to chemistry, biology, and physics. If you feel out of your element, don’t worry; the words are also used outside the lab. After your pop quiz, take a quantum leap to the next page for answers.
PHOTO FINISH • YOUR Funniest CAPTIONS