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How to be a 'Creative' in 15 Minutes

Kipp Friedman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

I once read an advertising executive refer to her full-service agency as having a separate division of "creatives" on staff. Whom were these "creatives," I wondered, that the executive had referred to so pretentiously?

It's Official -- The Book Is Dead

Joan Gage | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

You know how sometimes you notice something and realize that the universe is sending you a message: 'This is the future -- the world as you know is finished.'? That happened to me last Saturday on a visit to Manhattan.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of Printing

Ishan Puri | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ishan Puri

From clay tablets to woodblock and magazines, media has evolved with time and technology. Check out this infographic for a quick reflection on our pas...

WATCH: Do You Live In One Of The World's Most Honest Cities?

Posted 12.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Looking for the world's most honest city? You may need to go outside the U.S. Reader’s Digest recently conducted a "Lost Wallet" Test to find whi...

Does Vintage Weight Loss Advice Still Hold Up Today?

Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Lauren Gelman for Reader's Digest Published in the very first issue of Reader's Digest magazine, the article "How to Regulate Your Weight" is fu...

America's Most Trusted?

Posted 05.14.2013 | Black Voices

When it comes to trust in America, Denzel Washington, Maya Angelou, and Robin Roberts have proven themselves to the public according to a recent poll ...

Reader's Digest Files For Bankruptcy

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of Reader's Digest has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than four years, sa...

Car Safety Initially Considered "Undesirable" by Manufacturers, the Government and Consumers

Kate Kelly | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
Kate Kelly

In late November 2012 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the results of a new seat belt survey. While there are statistical v...

Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You

Posted 10.04.2012 | Healthy Living

When a medical procedure is absolutely necessary, of course you're going to do everything in your power to make sure the best possible surgeon is the ...

Why Are Many U.S. Mayors Saying They Feel Like 'Bad Guys'?

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

Mayors of U.S. cities and towns feel they are being cast as the "bad guys" as they attempt to address budget crises, often through tax hikes and s...

When Is Too Much Information Too Much?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Research should guide decision-making but not be the end all. Physicians need to know how the "research findings" might be applied in a patient's individual circumstance.

My Vanity Fair Moment

Abigail Spencer | Posted 12.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Abigail Spencer

Forever, my Vanity Fair moment will be the story of my father beginning to love me in his passing ... in ways he couldn't in his presence.

Dumbocracy: Reader's Digest Releases List Of America's Dumb Criminals, Airhead Celebrities and Ridiculous Lawsuits

AOL Weird News | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

It's Memorial Day weekend, a time to remember some of the country's heroes who have made this a great democracy. But when the Reader's Digest gang sur...

Reader's Digest CEO Out

AP | Posted 06.26.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The publisher of Reader's Digest has promoted Chief Financial Officer Tom Williams to CEO, as Mary Berner steps down. Berner says th...

11 Brands That Will Disappear In 2011: 24/7 Wall Street

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall St. : 24/7 Wall St. regularly compiles a report of brands that are likely to disappear in the near-term. Last April, and again in Decembe...

Reader's Digest Closes Rick Warren Magazine

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Reader's Digest has ended its partnership with Rick Warren, the New York Post's Keith Kelly reported Wednesday. The multimedia partnership — wh...

J.P. Morgan Now Biggest Publisher In US

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, considered by many to be the country's most influential and successful bank executive, can add another title t...

Reader's Digest Bankruptct: Lenders OK With Chapter 11 Plan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. — Reader's Digest Association Inc., publisher of the popular monthly magazine and dozens of other titles, said Thursday it h...

Reader's Digest To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

By Associated Press NEW YORK - The publisher of Reader's Digest, the country's most popular general interest magazine, said Monday it will seek Chapt...

Poll: Majority of Americans Just Pretending to Know Why Mad Men Is So Awesome

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Over 50% of those surveyed "strongly agree" with the statement, "I have no idea what all of the excitement about 'Mad Men' is all about, but I'm terrified that if I admit it I'll look like an idiot."

Reader's Digest Denies Move "In Decidedly Conservative Direction"

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Update: Reader's Digest is denying the New York Times' claim that it is shifting the magazine's content in a more conservative direction. DailyFinanc...

Reader's Digest Slashes Work Force

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Reader's Digest Association Inc. said Wednesday it will cut about 280 jobs, or 8 percent of its global work force, and implement other cost-cutting me...

Rick Warren Magazine, Purpose-Driven Connection, To Debut

Wall Street Journal | RUSSELL ADAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

He has written one of the best-selling books in history. But can pastor Rick Warren sell a magazine? The test starts this week, with the debut of P...

Time To Have a Little Talk About Those "Women's Magazines?"

Sheila Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sheila Weller

Why, 40 years after the advent of second-wave feminism, are the words "women's magazine" still so automatically a term of mild ridicule?

Reader's Digest Teaming With Rick Warren For Multimedia "Purpose Driven Connection" Partnership

New York Times | Richard Perez Pena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mary Berner hates the musical chimes that have played for decades in the Reader's Digest Association headquarters. She asked about replacing the "1950...