Quickie news updates, cheat sheets and Tweets dominate modern life, but sometimes you just want to stop, put your feet up and read something substantial. That’s why we’ve dug into the Reader’s Digest archives to bring you the RD Reader, a weekly collection of some of our finest longer stories from across the globe. Sit back and immerse yourself in these captivating tales.
This week’s picks:
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.
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.