Pediatricians have just declared that spanking under any circumstances is bad for children.

20 years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics started veering parents away from spanking. Now they’re outright saying “Don’t do it.” In 1998, the AAP issued guidelines to doctors stating that “parents be encouraged and assisted in developing methods other than spanking in response to undesired behavior.” Now, the nation’s…

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This Syrian refugee opened a small falafel shop in Tennessee. It was just named the ‘nicest place in America.’

Reader’s Digest This Tennessee falafel shop was just chosen as the “nicest place in America.” Reader’s Digest asked people what’s the nicest place in America. The winning answer was a big surprise. All too often our news feeds are filled with stories of division, prejudice and heartache. So, it was…

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This womans story shows how one organ donor could change the lives of a whole family.

Lauren was in her middle school gym jumping rope when suddenly, she went into cardiac arrest. “I remember waking up in the ambulance,” she says. Lauren has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic condition that prevents the heart from pumping enough blood. This condition has no cure and while many people…

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