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Readers Digest AustraliaReaders Digest Australia

Readers Digest Australia

July 2019

No wonder this is the world's most widely read magazine Hard-hitting, thought-provoking and entertaining, with unforgettable stories in each issue. This magazine is packed with features short enough to read in one sitting, but stimulating enough to keep you thinking for days.

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Australia
Language:
English
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Reader's Digest Australia PTY LTD
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journeys of discovery

FIFTY YEARS AGO, three public servants went on an extraordinary work trip – to the moon. When you think of the lunar landing in these terms, the bravery and dedication to duty of Neil Armstrong , Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins seems almost comical in our risk-averse world of today. The achievement of travelling to the moon and back dominated world media then, and months and years later. At the time, people marvelled at how these astronauts had traversed science fiction and ended up in scientific reality. The article ‘Jules Verne’s Trip to the Moon’ (page 34) details the striking similarities between the trip Jules Verne described in his 1865 novel, ‘From the Earth to the Moon, ’ and the great exploit of 1969. The elements of the science Verne…

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readers digest australia

EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Louise Waterson Managing Editor Zoë Meunier Digital Content Manager Greg Barton Chief Subeditor Melanie Egan Art Director Hugh Hanson Senior Art Designer Adele Burley Senior Editor Kathy Buchanan Associate Editor Victoria Polzot ADVERTISING Group Advertising & Retail Sales Director Sheron White Account Manager Darlene Delaney, Sales Support Manager Conor Hillis REGIONAL ADVERTISING CONTACTS Australia/Asia Sheron White, sheron.white@readersdigest.com.au New Zealand Kerry McKenzie, kerry@hawkhurst.co.nz…

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letters

Family Traits When it comes to the birth order debate and family dynamics, my whole family had an opinion on the article (‘What Your Birth Order Really Reveals About You’, June). After all, everyone is an oldest (myself) or a middle or a youngest or an only child (in the case of my cousin). Even as adults we sometimes revert to childish rivalries that we’ve never quite outgrown. SUSAN HAMILTON Perils of Procrastination Thank you for the wonderful article ‘Why We Procrastinate and How to Stop’ (April). I procrastinate and on reading the line “While we waste our time hesitating and postponing, life is slipping away”, I realised how irresponsible this is. I have decided not to leave tasks to the last second left on the clock and to work on the points…

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contribute

Anecdotes and jokes 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 Share antics of unique pets or wildlife in up to 300 words. Reminisce Share the tales of an event from your past that made a huge impact in 100–500 words. My Story Do you have an inspiring or life-changing tale to tell? Submissions must be true, unpublished, original and 800–1000 words – see website for more information. RD SHOP For quality products, book sales and more, visit Readersdigest.com.au/ shop and Readersdigest.co.nz/shop…

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letters to the editor, caption competitions and other reader submissions

ONLINE Follow the “Contribute” link at the RD website in your region EMAIL AU: editor@readersdigest.com.au NZ: nzeditor@readersdigest.com.au ASIA: asiaeditor@readersdigest.com.au WE MAY EDIT LETTERS AND USE THEM IN ALL MEDIA. SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. PRINTED BY OVATO LIMITED, 8 PRIDDLE ST, WARWICK FARM, NSW 2170, FOR THE PROPRIETORS, DIRECT PUBLISHING PTY LTD, 431 WARRINGAH ROAD, FRENCHS FOREST, NSW 2086. © 2019 DIRECT PUBLISHING PTY LTD (ABN 81000565471). ALL RIGHTS RESERVED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. REPRODUCTION IN ANY MANNER IN WHOLE OR PART IN ENGLISH OR OTHER LANGUAGES PROHIBITED…

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when neil armstrong landed on the moon, i was...

... watching the live transmission on a black and white TV at home. ANA MARIA DIMINICH, LIMA, PERU ... 21 days old and gaining a name. NEIL ARMSTRONG SALAZAR, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO ... not there and not even expected. GEMA GONZÁLEZ, MADRID, SPAIN ... in nappies. METTE ELLEFSON, MOSS, NORWAY ... with my neighbours, because I didn’t have TV yet. VINCENT PHILIPPE, PARIS, FRANCE ... at home. I had no idea it was happening. MARJA-LEENA KOLU, LOHJA, FINLAND ... worried that he wouldn’t get back. W. SEGEREN, MADE, THE NETHERLANDS ... proud to be human, for a change. PAUL HARDY, HASSELT, BELGIUM ... on the moon. MARIANNE BURR, MIÉCOURT, SWITZERLAND ... in bed. You can’t stay up for everything. HEINZ, DIEPHOLZ, GERMANY ... standing in line for reincarnation. GLENN CASTLE, EMU HEIGHTS, AUSTRALIA ... more concerned with toys. CHARLOTTE LUDWIG, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND…

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