Napoleon wasn’t short? Bananas don’t grow on trees? Here, the world’s most contagious myths and misconceptions—debunked.
From teenage sleuths to everyday heroines, some of history’s most inspiring and fiery females can be found on the pages of these novels.
The species’ population has been rebounding, thanks to China’s captive-breeding program. The challenge now is returning giant pandas to their native habitat.
Ever wondered why soccer balls are black and white, bubble gum is pink and prize ribbons are blue? We found out the answers to those and other colourful head-scratchers.
There’s no better way to decompress over the holidays than by losing yourself in a great festive flick. Check out our countdown of the best Christmas movies of all time, and let us know which titles you’d like to see added to the list in the comments section!
No Christmas celebration feels complete without a decorated tree, delicious cookies, and a rousing round of carols—probably because those traditions began hundreds of years ago.
‘Tis the season to celebrate funny Christmas, Hanukkah, and holiday moments.
Ever heard of a Christmas carp? Wonder why stockings are hung by the chimney with care? And ponder who created the candy cane? Sit by the fire, my child, and we will illuminate.
Trekkies and Star Wars fans have nothing on book lovers.
Everyone has a story about Reader’s Digest. Over the decades, our iconic magazine has touched the lived of so many—across Canada and around the globe. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Reader’s Digest Canada, we’re marking notable moments from our company’s rich legacy.
Selfies may seem vain and frivolous, but there’s actually a lot more to this cultural phenomenon than meets the (camera’s) eye.
This classic novel did win the Pulitzer Prize—but it was also in the right place at the right time.
It turns out she has a very eclectic taste in music.
Turn the next five minutes into Happy Hour with these short, sweet bar jokes for any occasion. Warning: Please joke responsibly.
Believe it or not, the Duchess of Cambridge was once just like us.
Which Star Wars character was gender-swapped, which was almost a monkey, and how George Lucas made the most expensive bet of his life.
Ancient cultures had a sweet reasoning behind it.
The James Bond franchise now spans 24 movies, six leading actors, and more than five decades of filmmaking. Our mission? To review and rank each of 007’s globe-trotting adventures from worst to best. Here’s what left us shaken—and stirred.
Even if you’re a longtime fan of the good old hockey game, the names of the new players can be serious tongue twisters. Here’s a phonetic guide to pronouncing some of the toughest hockey player names in the NHL.
Think you have what it takes to win Jeopardy!? You’ll have to brush up on some of these topics—these truly confounded the contestants.