Generic drugs are considered “just as good” as their more expensive brand-name counterparts-but, as one writer experienced, in certain circumstances their effects can be dangerously different.
Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada by Christopher Guly There is no doubt the world has changed as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. On that day nearly 3,000 people, including 24 Canadians, were killed in a series of barbaric acts. Their […]
Despite hundreds of millions in food aid, Guatemalans continue to starve. Are Canada’s trade stances to blame for their food crisis?
Good tales come in small packages, as these snippets prove. Feeling inspired? Write your own short short story and share it on Twitter with the hashtag #rdshorts. It will appear here on our website, in our iPad edition and possibly in the print magazine, too. How short can you go?
Kick it old-school with this video roundup of Mike Tompkins’ greatest hits.
Who’s up? Who’s down? Our 2011 survey of the people, professions and institutions that Canadians trust the most
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Who says one person can’t make a difference? Find out what five individuals did when they were each given $100 and assigned one simple task –to make a positive change in their community.
Our January 2011 feature, “Dustin’s Town,” has been seven years in the making, ever since author Erin Millar decided in 2004 to cover the tragic story of Dustin Paul, a convicted killer she once went to school with in Penticton, B.C. Since its publication a lot of readers have written into Reader’s Digest expressing their […]
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Which institutions take complaints seriously? Which have zero-tolerance policies? Reader’s Digest looks at schools of higher learning across the land. Here’s what you need to know
We see them everyday on television or in the movies, read about them on the internet, hear about them on the news. But how many of these public figures do you trust?
The results are in! Reader’s Digest’s 2010 survey about the people we trust shows enduring confidence in key public figures-and holds a few surprises. Which professions do we trust the most? What role do friends play in our lives? How is trust-a shared social value-maintained? One thing is clear: For Canadians, trust is earned. In the midst of financial and social woes, can our most precious commodity be renewed?
Our 2010 Trust survey revealed more than just the most trusted public figures. The results showed how trust is influenced by various factors in Canadians’ lives, from education to wealth, and even gender.
School kids as young as five are learning to play golf in school-and getting life lessons in the process.
More Canadian youths are trading in their golfing video game for playing the real thing. Besides getting some exercise, golf is teaching these kids life skills that will last them the rest of their days.
Sculptor and artist Jeff Menzies used the skills he aquired in school to learn the ancient art of gourd-banjo making. He refined his craft during an apprenticeship with a Pennsylvania banjo maker. Since then, Torontonian has produced over 200 gourd banjos, hailed around the world for their craftsmanship. Not only is each piece musically robust, it is also a stunning piece of art that takes on the unique shape of the gourd.
Mazes have fascinated humans for centuries. The oldest maze, found on rock tomb in Sardinia, Italy, dates back to 4000 years. Religious groups have used them for meditation and as a symbol of the divine. Mazes can also help develop our spatial awareness, something we could not function without. Try these 3 mazes to stretch your brain.