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Clean Freak: Is our Fear of Bacteria Making us Sick?

We disinfect, we sterilize, we pasteurize. We've made bacteria Enemy No. 1, but playing it safe might be what's making...


The Watchlist: 10 Must-See September Films

Discover the best movies for all your needs this September with these ten movies opening across Canada.


The Reading List: 10 Superb Books for September

Fashionistas, creativity, and the perfect haircut. September's bonus reading list has a lot of style.


Alanis Morissette: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel Mom

Seventeen years after the release of her iconic album Jagged Little Pill, the Canadian singer-songwriter takes her new music, her controversial...


Christopher Plummer: The One-Man Act

The Oscar-winning actor releases his inner book nerd in the one-man Stratford Shakespeare Festival show A Word for Two. 


The Olympic Underdog: Wrestler Khetag Pliev

On his struggle to the top, the Russian wrestler found God, a girlfriend and a new home in Canada. 


The Olympic Noisemaker: Spokesperson Mark Tewksbury

The former gold medal swimmer uses his big voice to inspire and motivate this year's crop of Olympians. 


The Olympic Trailblazer: Boxer Mary Spencer

The three-time world champion fights for Canada in the 75 Kg class as women's boxing debuts in London.

The Olympic Veteran: Trampoline Champion Karen Cockburn

Repeat medallist Karen Cockburn jumps for gold at her final Olympics. 


The Olympic Legacy: Fencer Philippe Beaudry

Fencer Philippe Beaudry's father missed out on Moscow when Canada boycotted the 1980 Games. Now his son is living out...


The RD Reader Week 5: Rescued by Love, Luck and a Lawyer

This week, dive in to three stories of rescue: by a loving girlfriend from a horrific accident, by luck from...


The Sick Reality of Canadian Health Care

What does it take to get a clean bill of health in our two-tiered health-care system? Luc Bouchard found out...


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Justice Delayed: The Exoneration of Joseph Salvati

Falsely implicated in a 1965 murder, Joseph Salvati spent 30 years in prison after being sentenced to life in prison...


The RD Reader Week 4: Vanishing People, Places and Pains

This week, three different dissapearing stories: a town being metled away by global warming, a troubled young man who vanished...


The Playlist: 10 Summer Tracks for an Unforgettable August

Find the fresh hits and timeless classics you need to enjoy the many musical moods of August.


The Watch List: 14 Must-See August Movies

Sylvester Stallone and company are back to lead off your August new film preview, along with a look at the...

Doctor’s Orders: One Dose of Bach Twice a Day

New science suggests musical therapy could be a drug-free solution to many common ailments. Can a listen a day really...


Cold Case: The Town that Melted Away

Above the Arctic Circle, global warming is washing a village into the sea. The incredible story of a tiny town's...


Without a Trace: The Mysterious Disappearance of Aju Iroaga

In 2006, a troubled engineering student vanished into the woods following a dispute with co-workers while tree-planting in Ontario. What...


The RD Reader Week 3: Grit, Survival and Separation

This week, two incredible stories of survival - from an axe attack to the head and a serial killer's rampage,...


Boys Apart – Will Segregating Young Males Help Them Succeed at School?

Fewer and fewer Canadians males are suceeding at school. Is giving them their own space to move the secret to...

True Grit – Why an Axe to the Head Couldn’t Stop Capt. Trevor Greene

Nearly killed on duty in Afghanistan, Trevor Greene seemed condemned to spend the rest of his days in a coma....


The RD Reader Week 2: Love, Loss and Therapy

Dig in to this week's great story picks from the Reader's Digest archives: Commuting for love in the age of...


True Stories: The Missing Birthday Boy

It was supposed to be a fun family getaway. A weekend out of town to help celebrate little Demetrius's birthday....


How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Bike Again

How a cyclist trained his brain with systemic desensitaization to not fear biking after a terrible accident, and got himself...


For Richer or Poorer: Commuting for Love in the Age of Recession

After the Great Recession cost them their jobs, many parents faced a heart-breaking reality: To feed their kids, they might...


True Stories: Rescue At the Roof of the World

A team of climbers was trapped on one of the world's highest mountains. With the outlook increasingly grim, could a...