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Cloudy with a Chance of Dogs
The Art of Friendship • A painter sees the people so many others ignore
GLAD TO HEAR IT 3 STORIES TO Make Your Day
Bella the Fisher Dog
LIFE IN THESE United States
HEY, IS THAT COUSIN MAURY?
Nice Buns! • The humble hamburger can be a delicacy too
Illuminating Facts About Fireworks
HUMOR in UNIFORM
WHERE, OH WHERE?
ALL in a Day's WORK
THIS JOB IS A JOKE! • Three comedians describe their earlier gigs
Enjoy a Safe-Skin Summer • Take these tips on your next beach or boat trip
The Scoop on Sunscreen
News FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE
LAUGHTER THE BEST Medicine
WHO YOU CALLIN' JINGLE BRAINS!
THE BEST SNACK IN EVERY STATE • Sweet or salty? Yes, please!
IT’S A WIN-WIN • Celebrating the personal victories of other people can bring on more of our own
IT HAPPENED SO FAST! • I WAS RUN OVER BY AN SUV. HERE'S WHAT IT FELT LIKE.
BUILD TOWNS FOR PEOPLE, NOT CARS
SLOW DOWN PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC
SUVs VS. PEDESTRIANS
Words of ADVICE
SHARE YOUR HOLIDAY MIRACLE STORY
VISION QUEST • A rare genetic condition is robbing these kids of their eyesight. So their family traveled around the world to give them a chance to see it all.
The Deadly Swamp • Losing his arm to an alligator was just the start of a hiker's three-day ordeal
GAME ON! • Research offers new hope for beating pesky joint pain
Brain GAMES SHARPEN YOUR MIND
WORD POWER • Roll up your sleeves! It's time to get your hands dirty and grow your vocabulary with these words rooted in the field of agriculture. Weed out the false definitions, then plow on to the next page to harvest the answers. It'll be fun—you can bet the farm on it.
A TRUSTED FRIEND IN A COMPLICATED WORLD • Friendship in Nature by Benoit Tardif, exclusively for Reader's Digest