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7 Best Dehumidifiers for a Dry, Comfortable Home

Not sure if you need a dehumidifier? Here’s how to figure out if you have too much moisture in your home—and which of the best dehumidifiers on the market is right for you.

How to Recycle Your Old Mattress: 6 Easy Options

Dreaming of getting a new bed? Before you do, read up on mattress recycling to upgrade without harming the planet.


The 15 Best Washable Rugs for Your Home

Spot-cleaning doesn't always cut it. For high-traffic areas and spill-prone families, you'll want these washable rugs.


7 Best Cheap Mattresses for a Sound Night’s Sleep on a Budget

This is not a dream: These quality cheap mattresses won't break the bank—or your back!


How to Live (Nearly) Plastic Free—One Woman’s Journey Shows How

It's hard to imagine a life without plastic, but these steps will help you start living (almost) plastic free


Our Editors Tried the Best Vacuums for Pet Hair—Here Are Their Favorites

We tried every type of pet vacuum we could find. These are the best of the best.

20 Best History Documentaries to Stream Now

Don't know much about history? These fascinating documentaries are a great way to immerse yourself in events that shaped the...


What Does TTYL Mean?

You’ve probably read it in a text or seen it online, but what does it mean, and how...


What Is Book Banning and How Does It Affect Society?

The United States has a long history with book banning, and it’s not only picking up steam in 2022—it’s also...

The History Behind 13 Popular Easter Traditions

From coloring eggs to gifting baskets full of candy, here's the history behind your favorite Easter traditions.


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Why are there 10 Hot Dogs in a Pack but only 8 Buns?

I'll never understand why this wasn't fixed a long time ago!


6 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus

Nope, the pandemic isn't over. Here are the places where experts say you're most likely to catch COVID-19.


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If You See These 11 Behaviors, Your Dog Might Need Obedience Training

A little help can go a long way with everything from poor leash manners to general nervousness—and ensure that your...


What Is Chai Tea, Exactly?

Add some sugar and spice to your life with masala chai, a delicious tea with a fascinating history and surprising...

50 BLM Charities (and Organizations) to Donate to Right Now

Today and every day, Black Lives Matter and numerous nonprofits exist in a show of allyship toward the Civil Rights...


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Which One Doesn’t Belong? See If You Can Spot the Image That’s Different

Try to solve these challenging puzzles by finding the image that doesn't belong with the rest. How quickly can your...


Why Do Dogs Have Tails?

Fluffy, curly, short, or stumpy, doggy tails are an adorable feature of our furry friends. But if not for human...


What is Wordle—And How to Win, According to an Expert

Wordle is the new viral trend at the top of your Twitter feed—here's everything you need to know.


The 18 Best Face Masks for COVID-19 Protection and Comfort

A new variant means it's time for a new mask.


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If You See Bloated Food Packaging, This Is What It Means

Steer clear of products with bloated packaging at the store. It's a food safety issue—here's why.


If You See a Red Porch Light, This Is What It Means

What does a red porch light mean? You often see them in February, but it's not for Valentine's Day.


If You See a Dog with a Red Collar, This Is What It Means

Be on the lookout for these color-coded dog accessories.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr.: The Lasting Impact of Alex Haley’s “Roots”

Alex Haley’s landmark book began in Reader’s Digest, where he worked as a senior editor. Its impact is still being...


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13 Air Travel Rules You Should Know Before Flying During the Pandemic

Getting ready to fly? Read these important rules before you head to the airport to make sure you're cleared for...


Why Do We Say “Quit Cold Turkey”?

Planning to let go of a habit or two cold turkey in the New Year? Learn where that expression comes...


100 Things Turning 100 in 2022

It’s a big deal to celebrate such a big number, and we should know, because Reader’s Digest is turning 100...


This Is the Word of the Year for 2021

This year's winner is a centuries-old throwback.


8 Things You Need to Know About the Omicron Variant

With new information about Omicron emerging every day, scientists are understanding more about how the new Covid-19 variant spreads—and what...