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Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest

June 2020

In this era of information overload, Reader’s Digest offers something unique: the very best advice, information and inspiration from multiple sources, condensed into an easy-to-read digest. In each issue you’ll get trusted, time-saving insights about Health, Personal Finance, Work, Family, and National issues, PLUS exclusive book excerpts, news-making interviews, and humor.

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3 min.
staying positive

AFTER STOCKING up at the shopping center we both frequent, my friend John was half a mile up Danbury Road, at the mom-and-pop wine store he likes, when he reached into his pocket to pay. Uh-oh. No wallet. The stay-at-home order had just been issued in our state, and the last thing anyone needed was to be cut off from all bank and credit cards with no driver’s license. You can imagine how John felt. He retraced his steps. Car. Kohl’s. The Stop & Shop parking lot where he’d loaded everything up and then wiped it down because no way was the coronavirus getting near his 80-year-old mother. She has asthma, and he was headed to her home to deliver some goods. But the wallet wasn’t anywhere. He must have left it on…

3 min.

They Got Away with Murder I await each Reader’s Digest issue with the anticipation of a child awaiting Christmas. Seeing the April cover was tantamount to getting everything one wants for Christmas. The unsolved murders article was great. The detective work that goes into solving crimes amazes me. —Charles Dougherty Hicksville, New York How to Connect with Strangers As I worried about starting a 14-day quarantine (my son might have been exposed to COVID-19), I got a big laugh at this article. Thanks for always pulling me out of my funk. —Mary JensenWoodbury, Minnesota Heroes in the Heartland Thank you for your article on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City 25 years ago. I wondered if young victim Joseph Webber survived the bombing, so I went on the Internet and found that he…

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the serial samaritan

JEAN-PAUL “J.P.” LAPIERRE is no stranger to long, strange trips. When he was young, he worked as a master pastry chef, then as a real estate agent. But at age 30, he discovered crack cocaine. Within months, he went from living in a penthouse to sleeping under a Massachusetts bridge, a bridge that happened to be on the route of the Boston Marathon. LaPierre would watch the runners speed past, longing to take part, join the throngs, pull his life together. Marathons became a symbol and an inspiration—surviving for the long haul. When he got sober, about two decades ago, LaPierre started running in as many marathons as he could. To date, the 54-year-old storage facility manager has crossed the finish line 32 times. Without a doubt, his most recent race…

2 min.
the tp exchange

BACK IN MARCH, when the COVID-19 virus had just started its deadly trek across the country and people were panicked about shortages of just about every staple of daily life, Jonny Blue focused on one particularly urgent need. Blue, a 33-year-old physical therapist and avid surfer from Encinitas, California, saw reports of people hoarding toilet paper. He came up with a simple yet brilliant solution. One Saturday morning, Blue took a piece of cardboard, wrote “Share Your Toilet Paper” on it in huge letters, and camped out on the corner of El Camino Real and Encinitas Boulevard. “It just inspired me to remind people, listen, if you have a lot of something, that probably means there are people who don’t have very much of it because you took it all,” Blue said.…

1 min.
quotable quotes

A couple that golfs together stays together. Where else can I walk six miles and talk to my husband for four hours without distraction? —Norah O’Donnell, JOURNALISTWhen I was younger, I had an ego. But it gets in the way.—Anthony Hopkins, ACTORA party without cake is really just a meeting.—Julia Child, CHEFThey say every generation is defined by a great struggle. Our kids will never know there was a time you had to choose between being on the Internet or being on the phone.—Hasan Minhaj, COMEDIANThe world is not yours for the taking, but for the trying. Try hard.—Scott Galloway, ENTREPRENEURMy husband and I have both forgotten anniversaries. He was hunting, and I was, like, asleep.—Kelly Clarkson, SINGER AND TV HOSTIn a dream, Brad Pitt offered me a helicopter ride.…

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the international cherry pit spitting championship

So what’s your trick? One of the keys is curling your tongue, kind of creating a tube to shoot the pit out of. A lot of it is the trajectory, too, so that when it hits the ground, it rolls. My personal record is 58 feet 10 inches. That’s so unfair! Not everyone can roll their tongues, you know. Approximately 75 percent of the human population can roll their tongues. It is thought that tongue rolling is purely genetic, but that is most likely not the case. There are probably also environmental influences as well as some learned neuromuscular factors. You sound like a high school biology teacher. I am a biology teacher and a football coach. But pit spitting might be genetic, right? You come from a family of spitters. I do, and all three of…