25 Crazy Headlines of the Month – Part 231

Nov 26, 2022

Here are this month’s crazy headlines. 1-5 Crazy Headlines 1. Twitter pauses paid verifications after users abuse the service to impersonate brands and people. – Source 2. Tennessee voters officially ban all forms of slavery in the state. – Source 3. North Carolina sheriff Jody Greene resigned after racist comments were leaked. Two weeks later, the town reelected him. – Source 4. US hospitals are so overloaded that one ER called 911 on itself. – Source 5. Sheriff apologizes ...read more

Our Editors Tested Cozy Earth Pajamas to See if They’re Worth the Hype

Nov 26, 2022

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication. It's clear: These pajamas are winners. It’s no secret that at Reader’s Digest, we’re big fans of Cozy Earth. The brand has graced our best pajamas roundup, won the top spot in our best cooling pajamas piece and even been spotted in our pick of the best b ...read more

Meet the Couple Who Became Real-Life Versions of Santa After Receiving Mysterious Letters

Nov 26, 2022

Laura Barisonzi For Reader's Digest Jim Glaub has no idea why letters came to his apartment. Jim Glaub and Dylan Parker had just been handed the keys to their new Manhattan apartment on 22nd Street when the outgoing tenant said something curious: “Just so you know, there’s this thing where letters addressed to Santa come to the apartment.” The previous tenants had received the mail too. It had been coming for years, and no one knows why. “But it’s not that big a deal.” Glaub a ...read more

25 Interesting Shower Thoughts – Part 312

Nov 26, 2022

Here are this week’s shower thoughts. 1-5 Shower Thoughts 1. We live on a planet where every so often, a mountain explodes. And we’re just supposed to be okay with that. 2. Powerball billionaires are probably way better for the economy than traditional billionaires. 3. The way society views donkeys versus zebras is an example of how pretty privilege works. 4. Meat consumed as comfort food is also an emotional support animal. 5. Companies that claim to have family values and prioritiz ...read more

The Best Smart Thermostats for Staying Warm While Saving Money

Nov 26, 2022

RD.com, via merchant (3) Get smart about your thermostat As winter approaches, many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are thinking about getting cozy at home. But with energy costs expected to rise 28% this winter, it’s going to take mindfulness and intention—plus a little help from technology—to stay warm without breaking the bank. Sure, you could drop cash on space heaters for the most lived-in rooms, but if you want to go the high-tech (and safer) route, install a smart ther ...read more

A Pair of Beagles Were Left to Wander in the Snow—Until a Kind Stranger Took Them In

Nov 26, 2022

The story of an expectant couple and a wise man (but not the ones you’re thinking of) It was in the bleak midwinter, and the wayfaring couple trudged through the frigid night, seeking shelter. The father-to-be scanned the roadside for some home, some inn, some stable where his struggling companion might rest safely for the night. He looked over at her frequently. She labored along without complaint, her way made heavier by the new life growing inside her. They needed a warm, dry place safe ...read more

An Old Friend Performs a Small Holiday Miracle—and Saves Christmas for a Single Mom

Nov 26, 2022

On a Friday evening in December, two weeks before Christmas, I lost my job. I hadn’t seen it coming. I was excited for the weekend, when my daughter, Kristil, then 12, and I planned to get our Christmas tree. Then I listened to my voicemail: “We’re sorry, but your work assignment has ended as of today.” My heart sank. I wasn’t just a single parent; I was the only parent. My paycheck was survival. I did everything I could to give Kristil a good life, but there were some things my love ...read more

Can Dogs Eat Scrambled Eggs? Here’s What the Experts Say

Nov 26, 2022

MeePoohyaphoto/Getty Images What you need to know about dogs and eggs When your pup wants a bite of your food, he’s relentless. He sidles up right beside you, patiently (or not-so-patiently) waiting for you to drop something or, better yet, just give in and give him a bite. Those puppy-dog eyes are hard to resist, especially when it comes to a healthy food like eggs. But can dogs eat scrambled eggs, hard-boiled eggs, omelets and more? Nikola Zivkovic/Getty Images Can dogs ...read more

Meghan Markle Shares Her Honest Thoughts on Motherhood

Nov 25, 2022

Meghan Markle admits she's not a perfect mother—and that no one else has to be, either! She may have married a bonafide prince and become the Duchess of Sussex after marrying Prince Harry in 2018, but when it comes to parenting her kids Archie, 3, and Lilibet (“Lili)” 1, Meghan Markle is pretty much just like the rest of us non-royal moms—just trying to keep it all together! In her most recent Archetypes podcast, Markle, who moved to Montecito, California after abdicating from her roy ...read more

25 Kickass Random Facts List #783

Nov 25, 2022

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 782, click here 1-5 Kickass Random Fact 1. The longest walk ever taken place was by George Meegan. He walked from the bottom of South America to the top of North America. He took 41 million steps, wore out 12.5 pairs of shoes, and collected 8 world records! – Source 2. In 1943, a Luftwaffe pilot came across a crippled B-17 trying to make it home after a bomb run. Instead of shooting it down, the German pilot escorted it home. The pilots met u ...read more