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13 Things You Need to Know About National Parks

May 26, 2022

Serge Bloch for Reader's Digest There is something so peaceful about disconnecting from the world and exploring one of our nation’s national parks. After all, the stunning mountains, rivers, and terrains are what make this planet so beautiful. Whether you’re hiking through Yosemite, taking a road trip through Zion, or trying to spot alligators in the Everglades, there are so many parks to check off your bucket list. But there are a few things you may not know about our national ...read more

How Close Is Alaska to Russia?

May 26, 2022

Russia is the largest country in the World, and Alaska is the 49th state in the United States. Russia, in 1867, sold Alaska to the United States for $7.2 million. Russia and the United States were allies because of their common dislike of the British. If you have a look at how close Alaska is to Russia now, you will be surprised. Here is a deep dive into the distance between these two regions and the history of the Alaska and Russian deal. Russia Sold Alaska for $7.2 million which is about $11 ...read more

32+ Stores Open on the 4th of July

May 26, 2022

The 4th of July is all about backyard barbecues, pool parties, and of course, fireworks. While heading to a store may not be top of mind, it will be if you need something. Maybe you didn’t buy enough hot dog buns or forgot to buy bug spray. Or maybe you’re not the outdoor type and your ideal holiday celebration entails taking advantage of the stellar 4th of July sales. Instead of running from store to store, trying to find one that isn’t closed, bookmark this list of the stores that are ...read more

How to Permanently Delete iPhone Apps

May 27, 2022

Whether an app is causing problems on your iPhone or you just want to free up some space, you can follow these steps to get rid of it for good. There truly is an app for everything. That’s a fact avid iPhone users know all too well—especially when they look down at their phones and realize they have more apps than they ever wanted or needed. Ready to get rid of a few of yours and finally organize your apps? Not so fast. You need to make sure that you’re actually deleting them instead of ...read more

This Pediatric Social Worker Creates Dolls That Represent Every Kind of Child

May 27, 2022

Amy Jandrisevits believes that representation matters—and that all kids should have a doll that looks like them. Mortensen Photography/Courtesy Rick Swearingen Amy Jandrisevits wants every kid to have a doll they can identify with. Amy Jandrisevits knows the value of a good doll. “Dolls have a power we don’t completely understand,” she told The Today Show. It’s a conclusion she came to while working as a pediatric oncology social worker using dolls to help her young clients ad ...read more

How to Help the Families and Victims of the Uvalde School Shooting

May 27, 2022

Even if you don't live in Texas, you can still help the Uvalde community during this trying time. Here's how. The United States is mourning another heartbreaking act of gun violence within its borders after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022, killing 19 children and two teachers. Although there have been 213 mass shootings (defined as involving four or more people) so far in 2022, according to Gun Violence Archive, this is the deadliest attack on ...read more

Random #338 – 50 Fascinating Random Facts

May 27, 2022

1 Wright Brothers Promise The Wright Brothers only flew together on the same flight one time, a six-minute flight on May 25th, 1910. They promised their father, Milton, they would never fly together to avoid the chance of a double tragedy and to ensure that one brother would be alive to continue their flight experiments. 2. The Financial Modeling World Cup is essentially the World Cup for Competitive excel users. Participants solve real-life case studies by building fin ...read more

The Best Jean Jackets That Go with Absolutely Everything

May 28, 2022

RD.com, via merchant (4) Jean jackets you’ll want in your wardrobe ASAP Are you ready to meet your new wardrobe hero? A jean jacket is one of those stylish and timeless pieces that can be worn with just about everything you own. And now that spring has sprung and you’ve put away your bulky winter coats and boots, you’ll want to make sure you have the perfect spring jacket. While you might need a raincoat (and an umbrella!) on drizzly days, the best jean jackets for women fill ...read more

7 Best Press-On Nails for an Instant Salon-Worthy Manicure

May 28, 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. These press-on nails will give you instantly gorgeous manicures with zero drying time! Press-on nails are back in a big way Press-on nails have come a long way since the only available options were the original plastic Lee Press-On Nails (which recently underw ...read more

20 Interesting Facts About Redheads You Never Knew Before

May 28, 2022

Redheads always get singled out in a crowd for their unique hair color. Apart from having a hair color that stands out, there are several characteristics that biologically make them unique compared to blonde or brunettes. Scientists say they have superpowers that are genetic, like having a high tolerance to pain, but they are also very vulnerable to certain diseases, like skin cancer, due to their gene mutation. Here are some interesting facts about redheads. 1 Red hair results from a mutatio ...read more

The Best Memorial Day Mattress Sales of 2022

May 28, 2022

demaerre/Getty Images Don’t sleep on these deals! Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means opportunities to save lots of cash on just about everything, thanks to a nearly endless supply of Memorial Day sales. It’s also the best time of the season to invest in new bedding, thanks to steep discounts on Memorial Day Sale mattresses. Expect up to 40 percent off best-selling favorites and hundreds of dollars off popular mattress models. Find sales across every mattress ...read more

50 Historic Facts About Castles & Palaces Around the World

May 28, 2022

1 Amber Room Amber Room was a chamber in Catherine Palace (near St Petersburg) which was decorated with amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors. Constructed in the 18th century, it disappeared during World War 2. It was considered an "Eighth Wonder of the World." Reconstruction of the original Amber Room was installed in the Catherine Palace between 1979 and 2003. 2. Potala Palace in Tibet has been the official residence of the Dalai Lama from the 7th century un ...read more

20 Best Deals for Father’s Day 2022 You Won’t Want to Miss

May 28, 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. rd.com, Getty Images (2) You don't have to spend big to impress Dad with these Father's Day sales. Skip the boring tie and make your dad proud! Dad’s big day is just around the corner (this is when Father’s Day is in 2022, to be precise), and this y ...read more