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Readers Digest Australia

Readers Digest Australia March 2020

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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Australia
語言:
English
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Direct Publishing Australia PTY LTD
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the elements of surprise

THE BEST STORYTELLING brings up surprises and makes the reader raise a fist in support. This was my initial response to reading about the work of Australian physicist Professor Brian O’Brien, an expert on moondust. ‘The Moondust Diaries’ (page 110) by Ceridwen Dovey tells the back story of one of the weirdest, though largely unreported, challenges faced by the 12 astronauts who walked on the moon surface from 1969 to 1972. Moondust! The dust on the moon is super-fine, super-sticky and, according to O’Brien, is an extremely fascinating substance. Today, aged in his 80s, he is considered to be the world’s leading expert on moondust and still contributes to future moon explorations. This month’s issue has some excellent reading on offer, including a true crime that forced a family to flee…

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letters

Keep Them Safe ‘The Push to Save Sydney’s Koala Habitat’ (December) about the colony in Campbelltown is an important story. I never knew there was a chlamydia-free population in Sydney. Now, with the bushfires raging, it’s more important than ever to protect the native wildlife, especially this disease-free population. Let’s hope the Campbelltown colony will be spared. AYESHA AZEEM Editor’s Note: At the time of going to print, this colony fortunately had not been affected by the bushfires. The Great Debate Over Decades I’m doing a big catch up on my Reader’s Digest reading, and am a little taken aback by Louise Waterson’s Editor’s Note in the December 2019 edition where she says, “...another decade ... has reached its end.” I beg to differ – as would so many others. This decade does not end…

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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. www.readersdigest.com.au www.readersdigest.co.nz www.rdasia.com 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. © 2020 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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find these unique reads at your local rd website

DIET + WEIGHTLOSS 50 unhealthy foods at the supermarket Not everything that comes in a box or bag is bad, but a lot of it is. From powdered coffee creamer to coated chocolates, nutrition experts reveal 50 unhealthy supermarket foods. MENTAL HEALTH How to be happy: 40+ secrets to a happier life From owning a dog to wearing sunglasses, these tips can boost your mood – and your wellbeing. PETS 14 COMMON ‘FACTS’ ABOUT CATS THAT ARE ACTUALLY FALSE Most cat lovers would do anything to defend their favourite pet, but cats can still be very misunderstood. We debunk some popular myths. JOIN THE CONVERSATION! PLUS SIGN UP TO OUR FREE NEWSLETTER FOR MORE HOT OFFERS, TOP STORIES AND PRIZES! PHOTOS: SHUTTERSTOCK; (MAN) GETTY IMAGES…

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news worth sharing

‘Reverse’ Vending Machines Spur Recycling in Singapore Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong are already on board and now there’s a good reason for Singaporeans to rethink how they discard their empty drink cans and bottles with the rollout of the first ‘reverse’ vending machines (RVMs). Instead of accepting money, RVMs take empty drink cans and plastic bottles and, instead of dispensing drinks, they give out grocery vouchers. RVMs are an initiative by the National Environment Agency to encourage Singaporeans to recycle. The machines will be located at various supermarkets and malls in partnership with drinks manufacturer Fraser and Neave (F&N). For every four containers deposited, a grocery voucher worth 20 cents will be dispensed for use at participating retailers such as FairPrice and Cheers. RVMs, which are fixed with compactors, accept bottles…

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tales of trash and treasure

My family and I have lived happily in the same pleasant, leafy suburb for over 40 years. It is the sort of place that doesn’t get much passing traffic, and is frequented by only the people who live here, or who are visiting. It has withstood the changes that come with a growing population, such as apartment blocks, parking problems and the like. People have moved out and moved in as people do but there is one remaining cherished memory of the neighbourhood and its history that keeps coming back to me, twice yearly in fact – the Council Clean Up. This sort of trash is a ‘recollection’ of things, really. You have what I call ‘the perennials’. The saggy mattresses, the worn-out or outdated shaggy carpet, the blown-up microwave, the shredded (faux)…