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A Rescue Story
So That's Why We Say That • I'm a word puzzle and game junkie, so you can imagine how I enjoyed your Genius issue (September). I do my crossword puzzles in ink, and learned so much from the articles on word origins: ones that are out of fashion, acronyms, regional and all the others. Thank you—and happy 100th birthday!
Your Tales of Great Luck
Picking a Winner
A Few Kind Words • A passerby convinces a distraught woman not to end it all
Reversing a Grave Injustice
LIFE IN THESE United States
GIMME THAT OL' TIME RELIGION!
We're a Match!
We Found a FIX HELP, HACKS & HOW TO
Find Awe in Everyday Life • We associate the emotion with rare experiences. But people in our daily lives can make us feel it too.
HUMOR in UNIFORM
Eyes on the Fries
World Cup Goaaaaals!
ALL in a Day's WORK
WHAT TIME DOES MY BRAIN WAKE UP?
A Diabetes Cure • New research shows that some people can reverse what used to be a lifelong curse
The Best Way to Nap
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
LAUGHTER THE BEST Medicine
REASONS MY KID'S BARBIE IS INCREASINGLY RELATABLE AS I APPROACH MIDDLE AGE
WHERE, OH WHERE?
HERO PETS • AMAZING RESCUE TALES!
DARBY PIT BULL FIGHTS OFF SHARK (YES, SHARK!) TO SAVE HIS OWNER
SALLY & PUNSEY
LULU THE DIVA
MILO A TRAPPED NEIGHBOR WAS AFRAID NO ONE WOULD HEAR HER CRIES FOR HELP. MILO DID.
CHARLIE A FAMILY OF DUCKLINGS WAS STRANDED. HE SAVED THEM ALL.
CURLY & CANDY
HOBBIT THE HOTEL CAT
OSCAR & THE SCORPION
JOEY POLICE REPORT PET SQUIRREL GOES NUTS ON BURGLAR
MANDY THE LIFEGUARD
UNDER SIEGE • On Jan. 6, 2021, some 2,000 brave, steadfast law enforcement officers defended the U.S. Capitol Building and the lawmakers inside. This is their story.
He Delivered for Me • How my UPS man went from annoyance to emotional lifeline
A SCAMMER'S PERFECT MARK: MY MOM • The caller said that she was in trouble and that he could help. Mom fell for it and lost thousands. It took us months to recoup her money—and her dignity.
A BIRDER'S BIG YEAR • When she began her yearlong bird-spotting adventure, Tiffany Kersten was lost and lonely. After crisscrossing the country, she wound up in a whole new emotional state.
Good Night Oppy
The Passenger and Stella Maris
Brain GAMES SHARPEN YOUR MIND
WORD POWER • Alert the (social) media! This issue, we're testing your knowledge of tech terms. Whether you're taking our quiz on a tablet or good old-fashioned paper, scroll through the words below and choose the best definition for each. No need to call the help desk for answers—just surf over to the next page.
A TRUSTED FRIEND IN A COMPLICATED WORLD • The Best Costume for the Day by Lauren Tamaki, exclusively for Reader's Digest