Reader’s Digest Extras from November 2013

Enjoy a sampling of bonus content from the November issue of Reader’s Digest, as seen on our Daily Digest page.

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Your Ice Cream Personality

Vanilla lovers aren’t boring—they’re actually impulsive, according to Baskin Robbins and Dreyer’s/Edy’s research. Strawberry indicates introverted, chocolate means flirty, and rainbow sherbet? Pessimists.

It’s Not Me, It’s Facebook

New studies link heavy social networking with overspending, overeating, and overvaluing others’ thoughts against your own. Solutions? Step away from the screen.

How to Stop Procrastinating

Leo Babauta, author of Focus and the blog Zen Habits, suggests writing the word focus on an index card and putting it on your desk as a simple, effective start to tackling your goal.

Classic Novels Get Hip

Dracula, The Scarlet Letter, 1984, and other titles get reimagined by clever designers—all the more reason to read up.

Here’s How to Save the Planet

Of all the offbeat ideas, we like astronomer Roger Angel’s theory that a 10,000 square-mile solar shade would reduce harmful rays. Mostly because we’re picturing giant Ray-Bans in space.

Monopoly for Millennials

When the game maker recently wondered if today’s players would have the patience to miss turns while in jail, we sensed an opportunity to tweak the Chance cards in parody.

What Nutritionists Eat When No One Is Watching

Easy Almond Hot Chocolate, from Cynthia Sass, RD: melt two squares of 70 percent dark chocolate with 2 tablespoons hot water; add 1 cup of warm unsweetened vanilla almond milk, ¼ teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract, and a dash of ground cinnamon. Savor.

What a Billion Dollars Can Buy You

From sports teams to Hulu, find out how far those zeroes can stretch.

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