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LETTERS • NOTES ON THE April ISSUE
Forgiveness Is Job One • The boss had every reason to turn his back. Instead, he befriended a troubled man—and hired him.
Medal of Fellowship
The FLYCASTING World Championship
Use Supplements Like a Doctor Does • Which vitamins, minerals, and over-the-counter treatments do medical professionals rely on for themselves?
LIFE • IN THESE United States
GET ME A REWRITE! • All of these headlines are real—except one. Can you spot which is from the humor site fark.com?
Surprising Facts About Skyscrapers
WE FOUND A FIX • 9 TRICKS TO Improve Your Life*
Humor in UNIFORM
My Dad’s Greatest Lesson • Comedian Jay Leno knew that his father had heart, but one woman’s memory revealed just how big it was
How a Weed Grew into a Health Hero
News From the WORLD OF MEDICINE
YOUR TRUE STORIES • IN 100 Words
LAUGHTER • THE BEST Medicine
YOUR Amazing BODY • Your fingerprints can predict some health issues. Looking at the sun can make you sneeze. You grow a new skeleton every ten years. Science hasn’t uncovered every mystery, but what it has discovered will blow your mind.
VETS HELPING VETS • When the men and women who served our country are in need, who do they turn to for a helping hand? The same people they relied on back on the battlefield.
GIGGLING SIBLINGS! • The first set of brothers was Cain and Abel, and we know how that ended. Don’t worry—these tales of rivalry and love from RD readers and others have happier (and funnier) endings.
What Your Birth Order Means
Lies My Siblings Told Me
Tricks We Played on Our Siblings
the TV DOCTOR who saved a LIFE • A man with special needs is determined to meet the star of his favorite medical drama. (The finale is a real tearjerker.)
Let’s Do the TIME WARP • The calendar doesn’t lie, but these surprising historical mash-ups show why the years can fly by one day and crawl the next.
The Old Man Versus the Mountain • It wasn’t the first time Bill McDonnell had blazed his own trail in the wilderness. But at 92, he had slowed a bit. And this time, he was really lost.
All in a Day’s WORK
RESCUE DOG • I was morbidly overweight and disconnected from the world. So was Peety. Then we found each other.
FIGHTING TRAUMA THE MILITARY WAY
WORD POWER • June is high season for poets and songwriters, given all those perfect rhymes: moon, tune, croon, etc. We have lots more—a whole platoon of them! For the answers, turn to the next page.
PHOTO FINISH • Your Funniest captions