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Readers Digest Australia Sep-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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exploring and preserving

WE ALL HAVE HANG-UPS, perhaps we’re cautious about making decisions, or bite our nails or daydream when we should be listening – we all do it, right? According to the psychiatrists, psychologists and other experts we interviewed for this month’s cover feature, ‘Normal or Nuts?’ (page 38), these quirky behaviours and idiosyncrasies make us alarmingly average. It’s understandable, though, to wonder what is normal and what is a sign of serious mental decline. The advice in this article will set your worries at ease.The way we study grand cities and monuments of ancient history is being transformed by photogrammetry – a technique that codes photographs into ultra-precise 3D digital models. In ‘Back to the Future’ (page 88), we meet French architect Yves Ubelmann who, for the past decade,…

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(PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES) Cats Can Improve Health What a great article in the June edition about cats (Digest Pets). Growing up in the 1950s, almost every family had a cat, mainly tabbies. I always thought I would have a cat of my own but reached my 70s catless – until six months ago when my daughter-in-law found me a soulmate. Storm, a two-year-old rescue cat, and I have a special bond – although he breaks all the rules I set. However, my health has improved: my blood pressure is down, aches and pains eased, less tension – and my doctor says I am in better shape. If you live alone, why not open your home and heart to one of these special little creatures? PATRICIA PHELPS Hope and…

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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 Patricia Phelps. ■…

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soft option

She did say she had a ‘cushy’ job. CLAIRE WALKINSHAWHoney, when I said pillow talk I didn’t mean this. ALINA RANEE I feel a bit stuffy in the head. SHERIDAN DEANThis is much better than ‘the head in sand’ approach. DONNA JOHNSONIs this what they call the cushioning affect? DENISE TARRANT Congratulations to this month’s winner Claire Walkinshaw. ■…

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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 13 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,…

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your local rd website

HOME ADVICE 30 of your best energy-saving tips Top advice from our readers on how to save money and energy in and around the home PETS 6TIPS TO HELP YOUR DOG LIVE LONGER Expert advice from massage to diet and exercise (PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES) MENTAL HEALTH 13 WAYS TO BE CALM & CONTROL ANGER Sick of having your anger control you? Join the conversation! PLUS Sign up to our FREE newsletter for more hot offers, top stories and prizes! ■…