Readers Digest Australia March 2021

No wonder Reader's Digest is the world's most widely read magazine. Hard-hitting, thought-provoking and entertaining, with unforgettable stories in each issue, RD is packed with features short enough to read in one sitting, but stimulating enough to keep you thinking for days. Every month millions of people get inspired, informed and entertained by its wide variety of stories about people, health, humour, adventures and world events, written by the best local and international journalists. All the stories are fact checked to the smallest details to ensure that readers get the most accurate and truthful stories, making Reader’s Digest the world’s most trusted magazine.

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the benefits of a gentle recovery

“YOU SHOULD TAKE IT EASY,” is a common response we all offer to friends and family recovering from an illness or injury. “Don’t try to do too much.” But paying lip service to this advice really doesn’t help anyone. In ‘Re-kindling Convalescence’ (page 86) we look at how recovering from an illness is a stage of being sick, and should be taken seriously. It’s a stage society valued one hundred years ago; a stage where you’re neither sick nor well. You’re ‘repairing’ from the illness and its treatment, but not quite ready to return to the ordinary pace of life and work. With many COVID-19 survivors reporting a long struggle to get back to full recovery, perhaps the value of convalescing may find its way into mainstream thinking once again.…

3 Min

Trip Down Memory Lane Many thanks for this year’s special Classics Edition (January 2021). With so many articles, heart-warming stories and humorous contributions, spanning more than 90 years, it provided the perfect COVID-19 ‘holiday at home’ read, and a wonderful trip down memory lane. And it was the perfect tribute to this pocket-sized magazine that continues to entertain, amuse and educate readers of all ages, while leaving behind lingering memories and the mighty impact that comes from the joy of reading. JUDITH CAINE Campbell Island’s Own Story ‘Shark Attack!’ (January) was a fascinating story of the rescue of snorkeller Mike Fraser off Campbell Island, which has an interesting history. The isolated island was discovered in January 1810 by Captain Fredrick Hasselburgh, who named it after his employer, Robert Campbell & Co. of Sydney. Campbell…

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reader’s digest shop

For quality products, book sales and more, call 1300 300 030 or head to Readersdigest.com.au/shop CONTRIBUTE READERSDIGESTAUSTRALIA Anecdotes and Jokes $50–$100 Send in your real-life laugh for Life’s Like That or All in a Day’s Work. Got a joke? Send it in for Laughter Is the Best Medicine! Smart Animals Up to $100 Share antics of unique pets or wildlife in up to 300 words. My Story $400 Got an inspiring or life-changing tale? Submissions must be true, original, unpublished and 800–1000 words. Letters to the Editor and Reader Submissions Online Follow the ‘Contribute’ link at readersdigest.com.au Email editor@readersdigest.com.au Mail Reader’s Digest Magazine, PO Box 6458, Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086 Please include your name, address, phone number and email. Letters: We may edit letters and use them in all print and electronic media. Submissions: All submissions become our property on payment and subsequent publication in…

2 Min
news worth sharing

The Little Yellow Car Created From Waste A group of 22 students from the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands has created a fully functioning electric car made largely from recycled waste. Named ‘Luca’, the bright yellow, two-seater sports car is made from plastics fished out of the sea and household garbage. Its light weight, streamlined profile and narrow tyres enable it to reach a top speed of 90km/h, with a reach of 220 kilometres when fully charged. The hard plastics usually found in televisions, toys and kitchen appliances have been used for the car’s body, while the seat cushions are made from coconut and horse hairs. Project manager Lisa van Etten told Reuters the chassis was made out of flax and recycled PET bottles. About 95 per cent of the car…

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finding the right parting words

There are now only 12 of us cousins left. Jack is gone. We all struggled to comprehend this loss that awful afternoon before his funeral, just a few weeks before Christmas in 2012. He was everyone’s favourite. It’s late when I go to help write the eulogy. Four of us squeeze into the motel room on the Mitchell Highway, as the afternoon heat sinks. Me filling the gap between his brother and sisters. The only one with a laptop. The funeral is at nine the next morning but this is the first chance we’ve had to compare notes. He’d just turned 50. There is no shortage of love or stories. Even after the ambulance delivered him to the hospital, he had joked with the nurses. It was typical of his ability to…

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smart animals

Intrusive Wombat BILL FORREST On a camping trip with my wife, Ruth, to the southernmost point of the Australian mainland, Wilsons Promontory National Park, we came across some very cheeky wildlife. On arrival at the campground, a flock of beautiful crimson rosellas greeted us, wishing to come into our caravan. We declined their request and settled down for the night. In the middle of the night we were woken – I think the entire campsite woke up – by a very loud, piercing and repeated scream. I jumped out of bed to investigate, as did others, and headed to where the noise and commotion was coming. A number of wombats live in the area and some enjoy wandering through the campsite lines. A mother wombat with her joey had apparently found an ideal place…