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Life Twice Given: An Unlikely Sacrifice

At 16 weeks, Logan Hampson fell mysteriously ill. Four years later, his baby sister, Alyson, developed the same symptoms. Discover...


Top 10 Christmas Tech Gifts of 2012

From video games to smartphones, we've rounded up 2012's coolest, most innovative technology gifts that are sure to...


10 Cheap and Easy Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Add a few more smiles Christmas morning with these fun, simple stocking stuffers, all available for under $10.


50 Christmas Gifts Under $50

Showing your family and friends you care should be more joy than stress. These perfectly-tailored holiday gifts will...


15 Best Christmas Gifts for Kids

Find the perfect gifts for the good boys and girls on your Christmas list. These new games, books,...


15 Funny Christmas Gift Ideas

Alarm clocks, food, decorations, games - anything in life can be funnier. Take the hilarious path to Christmas shopping with...


Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney: the RD Interviews

The final presidential debate takes place Monday night. Reader's Digest recently sat down with both American presidential candidates to get...


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13+ Things a Halloween Trick-or-Treater Won’t Tell You

Help your children get the most candy ever on Halloween night by passing on these 13+ expert...

Blond Ambition: Canadian Movie Star Sarah Gadon

With 5 big films in just two years, including new sci-fi horror Antiviral, the Toronto native and Cronenberg muse proves she's more...


Staying Alive: The Breakthrough that Lets Vegetative Patients Communicate With Us

As doctors fight for the final say, the latest neuroscience is redrawing the boundaries of life and death while revealing...


Resurrection: The Catholic Church’s New Era of Openness

After decades of child abuse scandals, a new generation of Catholic leaders has vowed to turn things around. Meet the...


Clean Freak: Is our Fear of Bacteria Making us Sick?

We disinfect, we sterilize, we pasteurize. We've made bacteria Enemy No. 1, but playing it safe might be what's making...


The Watchlist: 10 Must-See September Films

Discover the best movies for all your needs this September with these ten movies opening across Canada.


The Reading List: 10 Superb Books for September

Fashionistas, creativity, and the perfect haircut. September's bonus reading list has a lot of style.


Alanis Morissette: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel Mom

Seventeen years after the release of her iconic album Jagged Little Pill, the Canadian singer-songwriter takes her new music, her controversial...


Christopher Plummer: The One-Man Act

The Oscar-winning actor releases his inner book nerd in the one-man Stratford Shakespeare Festival show A Word for Two. 

The Olympic Underdog: Wrestler Khetag Pliev

On his struggle to the top, the Russian wrestler found God, a girlfriend and a new home in Canada. 


The Olympic Noisemaker: Spokesperson Mark Tewksbury

The former gold medal swimmer uses his big voice to inspire and motivate this year's crop of Olympians. 


The Olympic Trailblazer: Boxer Mary Spencer

The three-time world champion fights for Canada in the 75 Kg class as women's boxing debuts in London.


The Olympic Veteran: Trampoline Champion Karen Cockburn

Repeat medallist Karen Cockburn jumps for gold at her final Olympics. 


The Olympic Legacy: Fencer Philippe Beaudry

Fencer Philippe Beaudry's father missed out on Moscow when Canada boycotted the 1980 Games. Now his son is living out...

The RD Reader Week 5: Rescued by Love, Luck and a Lawyer

This week, dive in to three stories of rescue: by a loving girlfriend from a horrific accident, by luck from...


The Sick Reality of Canadian Health Care

What does it take to get a clean bill of health in our two-tiered health-care system? Luc Bouchard found out...


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Justice Delayed: The Exoneration of Joseph Salvati

Falsely implicated in a 1965 murder, Joseph Salvati spent 30 years in prison after being sentenced to life in prison...


The RD Reader Week 4: Vanishing People, Places and Pains

This week, three different dissapearing stories: a town being metled away by global warming, a troubled young man who vanished...


The Playlist: 10 Summer Tracks for an Unforgettable August

Find the fresh hits and timeless classics you need to enjoy the many musical moods of August.


The Watch List: 14 Must-See August Movies

Sylvester Stallone and company are back to lead off your August new film preview, along with a look at the...