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People like you are the heart of what we do, and your contributions are a large part of our Reader’s Digest story. This community hub is where you can contribute to RD! Tell us what’s on your mind, test your smarts and get to know us—and one another. Submit your funniest jokes, most adorable pet pics and best personal stories for the chance to be featured here, so we can get to know you too. Think of this community hub as a vibrant virtual hangout, where laughter, storytelling and conversation take center stage. So scroll below and stay awhile! And for more fun sent to your inbox, sign up for Reader’s Digest’s Read Up newsletter



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Become a part of our vibrant community, where sidesplitting jokes and heartwarming tales connect us. Make us laugh, show off your fur babies and share personal stories about the moments, people and places that have left an indelible mark on your life—we want to hear it all!

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It’s time to toss your two cents into the ring! Have you ever wondered if others agree with your wildly unpopular opinion? Do you have a hot take you’re certain is right? Scroll down to join the fun, cast your vote and see where your fellow RD readers land on some opinion-provoking topics.

Reader’s Digest Book Club

Jean Kwok’s The Leftover Woman is a cleverly crafted mystery woven throughout a family drama that piles on the suspense. Centering on two very different women—one an immigrant from China struggling to get by, the other a wealthy publishing exec—it’s a study of motherhood and belonging. As the women deal with hidden histories and tough decisions, their lives are set on a collision course, and the outcome will leave you breathless!

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Reader favorites

What’s making waves in our community this week? These are your most-read stories, the items you’ve been adding to your cart and the headlines you’ve loved seeing in your inbox.

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Your most-loved video

Why did so many of our readers watch this video? See for yourself below! And then check out more sweet, inspirational and hilarious videos on our YouTube channel. (Warning: Once you start watching, you may not want to stop!)

Your funniest jokes

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Hitting a firewall

I go into the office every day, and my boss insists on calling me “The Computer.” Not because of my superb calculation skills, but because I go to sleep when left unattended for 15 minutes. —Jordan Leturgez, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Your cutest pets

Pets Of The Week Willow And Storm Courtesy Peter Badenhuizen

Willow and Storm, three-legged huskies

Willow and Storm are two amazing three-legged Siberian huskies we rescued. They are siblings who were born with the same birth defect, and seven years after their amputations, they have been a source of inspiration—and double-takes, as passersby cannot believe their eyes. Despite being tri-paw, these two marvels ran up and down a spiral stone staircase in a four-story fortress in England over several days, learning to hop through the incredibly tricky bits. They have entertained hundreds of people, helped us make several close friends and even compared stories with a fellow (human) amputee: “You tell me your story, and we’ll tell you ours,” I imagine them proudly saying. —Peter Badenhuizen, Tuscon, Arizona

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Discover the products, entertainment and experiences that have made a lasting impression on our team of discerning editors. These handpicked items and expert recommendations will ensure you’re always in the know about the latest and greatest.

What we’re obsessed with

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Bearaby Cotton Weighted Blanket

Is holiday stress getting the better of you? Might I recommend this anxiety-reducing cotton weighted blanket, which actually manages to look chic when draped over the couch or at the end of the bed. The company’s variety of color and weight selections only make it more appealing. —Megan Mowery, Senior Shopping Editor

What we’re reading

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Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

The seventh book in Martha Wells’s Murderbot Diaries series came out last month, and it prompted me to catch up with the second book in the standout sci-fi book series, Artificial Condition. If you think you don’t like science fiction, you’ve never met Murderbot, a security droid (aka killing machine) with social anxiety who’d rather chill out and watch TV. You will never meet a more relatable or likable character. —Tracey Neithercott, Books Editor

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Grammar tip of the week

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It’s always the season for good grammar

The phrase “season’s greetings” is a popular, all-inclusive way to wish holiday goodness to people celebrating a range of winter holidays. But before you mail those Christmas wishes to everyone on your list, double-check that you’ve included an apostrophe—it’s a common holiday card grammar mistake to avoid. In “season’s greetings,” the greetings belong to the season. Thus, the possessive apostrophe is correct. —Elizabeth Daleske, Senior Editor

Healthy tip of the week

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What is the healthiest vegetable on earth?

While it probably doesn’t make an appearance on many holiday spreads (or most American meals, for that matter), research has proven watercress to be the healthiest vegetable around. This green can gorgeously grace salads, sandwiches, smoothies and sushi platters—delivering a powerful antioxidant punch for being so dainty. —Kristine Gasbarre, Senior Editor, The Healthy

Coolest thing we learned this week

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“Hold” your flight while searching for better deals

If you didn’t know about this airplane-travel rule, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation, it’s about to change the way you travel, not to mention help you save big-time. When you book a flight at least seven days out, airlines either have to let you cancel a ticket for a full refund or give you the chance to put a 24-hour risk-free “hold” on your ticket. That means your price is locked and your seat is held, but you don’t have to pay immediately and you can ditch it if you find something cheaper! —Dawn Yanek, Senior Editor

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Test your smarts

Do you love brain teasers, word games and trivia challenges? You’re in the right place! See how many of these tricky questions you can get right—then challenge a friend or two to see how they stack up!