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 without a trace, and ailments being treated through the power of music.

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

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:

Cold Case: The Town that Melted 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.

Without a Trace: The Mysterious Disappearance of Aju Iroaga

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.

Doctor’s Orders: One Dose of Bach Twice a Day

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?