Adventure, memoirs, fiction, olympic heroics, and more. They’re all here to round off your August literary selection.
New science suggests musical therapy could be a drug-free solution to many common ailments. Can a listen a day really keep the doctor away?
Above the Arctic Circle, global warming is washing a village into the sea. The incredible story of a tiny town’s struggle for survival.
In 2006, a troubled engineering student vanished into the woods following a dispute with co-workers while tree-planting in Ontario. What happened to him? To this day, his family is still searching for the answer.
This week, two incredible stories of survival – from an axe attack to the head and a serial killer’s rampage, plus an inside look at a new approach to helping boys close the gender gap.
Fewer and fewer Canadians males are suceeding at school. Is giving them their own space to move the secret to reversing the troubling trend?
Nearly killed on duty in Afghanistan, Trevor Greene seemed condemned to spend the rest of his days in a coma. Unbreakable determination and his fiancee’s love brought him back to life.
After a serial killer brutally murdered his family, Charlie Otero went from the honour roll to life as a paranoid outlaw. It took 31 years to catch the killer – and for Charlie to heal himself.
Dig in to this week’s great story picks from the Reader’s Digest archives: Commuting for love in the age of recession, a family’s worst nightmare of a child gone missing and a unique approach to accident recovery.
It was supposed to be a fun family getaway. A weekend out of town to help celebrate little Demetrius’s birthday. They turned away for only a few seconds, and suddenly, he was gone.
How a cyclist trained his brain with systemic desensitaization to not fear biking after a terrible accident, and got himself back in the saddle again.
After the Great Recession cost them their jobs, many parents faced a heart-breaking reality: To feed their kids, they might need to leave them behind. The heart-warming story of how two loving families learned to cope with their long, long-distance commutes.
A team of climbers was trapped on one of the world’s highest mountains. With the outlook increasingly grim, could a never-before-attempted helicopter mission save them?
Nobody likes losing their temper, but it’s hard to not laugh at some of YouTube’s most notorious meltdowns. Enjoy our top choices for people most in need of anger management training.
Enjoy this week’s longreads story selection from the Reader’s Digest archives: The modern war on slavery, a daunting escape from communism and an inspiring recovery from a near-death accident.
After a horrific skydiving accident, doctors told Tara Moore she’d probably never walk again. Hard work and determination helped her heal her body and mind – and prove them wrong.
Tracy Cormier is on the front lines of the battle against human trafficking. For many of the tortured victims, she is their only hope for freedom.
Three siblings, trapped in communist Germany, risked their lives and took on the Berlin Wall one by one. The amazing story of how the crafty band of brothers escaped to freedom in the West.
Gear-up and tame the course with sleek new innovations sure to drive your game into the 21st century.
He’s all man on the football field, but there’s at least one thing he can’t say no to. Discover this QB’s guilty secret in this exclusive video.