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Readers Digest Australia Nov-18

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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12 Issues

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the great anti-salt movement

EVERY KITCHEN TABLE OF MY CHILDHOOD – my mother’s, my grandma’s and each of my three aunts’ – was graced with matching salt and pepper shakers. When we set the table for a meal, these two things were as essential as the plates and cutlery. Without fail, no matter what we were served, we’d all feverishly garnish the food on the plate. Also, without fail, one of my brothers would abstain and smugly point out: “You don’t need all that extra salt!” We’d roll our eyes and ignore him.He was like the Grinch who spoiled dinner. Every family needs someone like this – a warden of good health and eating habits. These days, the salt shaker rarely comes to our table. In her piece ‘24 Ways Salt is…

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letters

(PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES) Changing the Custom I’ve been overseas so have just finished reading the May issue. I enjoyed the article ‘Watch Your Table Manners’ about etiquette abroad – which noted fondues are for winter. I am lucky to visit friends in Switzerland, who are excellent at preparing delicious fondues. They’ve often told me it’s something they have only in winter. However, as I sometimes visit in summer, I am thankful they forego this custom and prepare a cheese fondue for me. I don’t care what the season, I love it! Admittedly, we pick a cool evening during my visit for our banquet. PAMELA ROBB ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ I have been a fan of Art Garfunkel’s music for many years. I always suspected he was one of…

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win a pilot capless fountain pen

The best letter published each month will win a Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, valued at over $200. The Capless is the perfect combination of luxury and ingenious technology, featuring a one-of-a-kind retractable fountain pen nib, durable metal body, beautiful rhodium accents and a 14K gold nib. Congratulations to this month’s winner, Pamela Robb. ■…

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caption and letter competition

Penguin on Parade We asked you to think up a funny caption for this photo. Menswear. Tuxedos. Second Floor. MAXIME CHANDLER Wow! This is some igloo. GEORGE J. TOEPFER This icecalator is very slow. PAM SNOWDEN I don’t know why they call it a ‘flight of stairs’. It’s been five hours and I still can’t fly! TRACY CHARLES Hold rail when icy. YADUSHI SINGH Congratulations to this month’s winner, Maxime Chandler. CAPTION CONTEST Come up with the funniest caption for the above photo and you could win $100. To enter, see the details on page 8. ■…

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submit your jokes and stories

RD SHOP For quality products, book sales and more, visit Readersdigest.com.au/ shop and Readersdigest.co.nz/shop CONTRIBUTE FOR DIGITAL EXTRAS AND SOCIAL MEDIA INFO, SEE PAGE 3 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. Kindness of Strangers/ Reminisce Share tales of generosity or 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. Letters to the editor, caption competitions and…

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