Culture

Let us entertain you! Here, you’ll find collections of Canada’s funniest jokes, as well as our guides to the best streaming content on Netflix, brain-teasing trivia, and insightful takes on pop culture.

Here’s Why Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Two Birthdays Every Year

Two birthdays—just another perk of being Queen.


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What Are the Plans for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Canada?

The celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign are deeply rooted in royal jubilee traditions of the...


What You Need to Know About Learning a New Language

These ten tips and tricks can help you learn faster—and smarter—plus help you cope with beginner's frustration.


Canada’s Most Notorious Cold Cases

With the help of cutting-edge technology, amateur and professional detectives are trying to crack these unsolved mysteries once and for...


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17 Vintage Photos of Queen Elizabeth II Before She Became Queen

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the United Kingdom's longest reigning monarch, having ascended the throne in 1952 at age...


How I Struck Up An Incredible Friendship With a Wild Black Bear

While hiking in remote British Columbia, I was approached by a black bear. I offered him a fish. He offered...


Grandparents Reveal the Funniest Things Their Grandkids Have Said

Every grandparent will relate to this collection of hilarious stories and unforgettable quotes from their grandkids.


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The Biggest Box-Office Hit the Year You Were Born

These films were the biggest global box-office hits of each year. Did your favourites make the cut?

10 Great Canadian Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Whether you want to be entertained while exercising or simply want to learn something new, these 10 must-listen Canadian podcasts...


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Family-Friendly Jokes From the Pages of Reader’s Digest Canada

These clean jokes have two things in common: They were all submitted by our readers, and they're also guaranteed to...


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How Much the British Crown Jewels Are Actually Worth

Here's what experts estimate royal crowns, swords and gems are valued at.


These Royal Family “Rules” Are Complete Myths

Are royals really forbidden to shut car doors on their own? And does the Queen consider wedge heels an...


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24 Fascinating Facts About Queen Victoria Most People Don’t Know

Canadians know Victoria Day as the unofficial start of summer, but what of the woman it's named for? Brush up...


This Charity Uses Art to Fight Homelessness

Sketch Working Arts is on a mission to improve the lives of homeless and marginalized youth through creative opportunities.


25 Knock Knock Jokes That Are Genuinely Funny

It's no surprise the knock knock joke has lasted nearly 100 years—its countless set-ups and punchlines have made people laugh...


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Try These Tricks the Next Time Small Talk Becomes Unbearable

Expert advice on how to upgrade endless chit-chat into a meaningful conversation.

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25+ Beautiful Mother’s Day Quotes to Show Mom How Much You Love Her

Instead of flowers, consider giving your mom what she really wants: the reminder of just how much you care for...


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Word Power: Test Your Knowledge of “Truth” Terms

Distinguishing fact from fiction isn’t always easy. These words describe the many shades of truth and falsehood—and that’s no lie.


Kind Gesture from Salvation Army Lasts a Lifetime

Leaving a legacy gift to The Salvation Army is Faye’s way of knowing the work of The Salvation Army will...


Why the Founder of Mother’s Day Came to Regret Her Invention

The "Hallmark holiday" didn't start out that commercially. Learn the fascinating facts about the real story behind Mother's Day.


Martha Wainwright’s Fiery Memoir is a Must-Read

The gifted songwriter's new book is a heartfelt and freewheeling tell-all about Canada's most famous folk family.

10 Incredible Asian-Canadians You Didn’t Learn About in History Class

To celebrate Asian Heritage Month this May, we're taking a look at the remarkable Asian-Canadians who helped shape our country—and...


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20 Inspiring Star Wars Quotes to Live By

It may have happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but these Star Wars quotes couldn't...


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Word Power: Test Your Knowledge of These Evocative Adjectives

Whether we seek precision, beauty or both, much of the subtlety of language comes from its adjectives. Here are some...


10 Podcasts for Women Worth Adding to Your Playlist

Interested in learning more about the world—and yourself? These empowering podcasts hosted by women delve into success, marriage, mental health...


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8 Secrets of Highclere Castle: The Real Life Downton Abbey

You know it as the home of Downton Abbey’s Crawley family, but Highclere Castle is actually one of the greatest...


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20 Grammar Jokes Every Word Nerd Will Appreciate

Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.