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:
When a college student smashed his head on a mountain rock in the middle of the wilderness, his chances of surviving were low. To save him, his girlfriend did the impossible.
What does it take to get a clean bill of health in our two-tiered health-care system? Luc Bouchard found out first-hand why being a “patient” patient could be a life-threatening decision.
Falsely implicated in a 1965 murder, Joseph Salvati spent 30 years in prison after being sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. He was innocent – and the FBI knew it all along.