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Readers Digest Australia

Readers Digest Australia September 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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community spirit

OUR SEPTEMBER ISSUE brings together stories that demonstrate that individuals have the power to turn tough times into better days. Being part of a community builds confidence, self-worth and wellbeing. In ‘Kindness of Neighbours’ (page 40) we share the experiences of users of Nextdoor, a digital app that helps neighbours connect and engage and, for many, this has had life-changing results. The Black Lives Matter movement has made us all consider the injustice of racism. In ‘A Long Road to Freedom’ (page 130), Paul Robert from our Dutch edition travels to Alabama and Mississippi to visit lynching memorials and civil rights museums, where he meets with inspirational leaders of the 1960s Freedom Riders movement. Their stories are a testament to the fight for equality and deserve to be shared. Then, as accessing…

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letters

Lasting Overture I was 16 years old and living in Suva, Fiji, in the early 1950s when the von Trapps (‘The Story Behind the Songs’, July) visited. They sang at our local town hall and also at Mass. I will never forget their rosy cheeks and Austrian costumes – and the singing was incredible to hear. This was, of course, long before The Sound of Music and the film portrayal did little justice to the family’s quite magnificent music. They were simply unique. JIM LITCHFIELD Simple Medicine I really loved the two articles about the basics of health, ‘Got an Ear Full?’ and ‘What Causes Dry Eye?’ (Health, June). Both perfectly debunked myths and explained solutions to maintaining good ears and eyes. I appreciate the language you use to convey medicine to ordinary people. AHSAN LATIF Quitting…

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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. Reminisce Up to $150 Share tales of generosity or an event from your past that made a huge impact in 100–500 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 Include your name, address, phone number and email. Letters:…

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news worth sharing

Bionic Implant Revolutionises Vision Loss Robotics engineers have developed a bionic eye that could restore sight to millions of people. The EC-EYE (ElectroChemical EYE) is inspired by the human retina and could eventually surpass the abilities of the normal human eye. Developed by engineers from Hong Kong and the US, the visual prosthetic offers hope to people who have lost their sight due to macular degeneration. As one of our most sensitive tissues, the retina provides up to 80 per cent of information about our surroundings. The bionic eye mimics the dome-shape of the human retina, which sharpens the focus and reduces the spread of light as it passes through millions of photoreceptive cells. The engineers also developed a high-density array of photoreceptors placed inside pores of aluminium oxide, a mineral as hard as…

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cooking my way through lockdown

Although an avid baker, I’m terrified of working with dough. It’s sensitive and moody – a heavy hand or a timid knead can result in catastrophic failure. Having gained some courage while cooking regularly during lockdown, I decided to abandon my fear and bake a quiche. Usually my mother would send over the short-crust pastry to fill and bake, but it was time to let go of her apron strings. When my spinach and mushroom quiche emerged, the pastry was knobbly, but its taste evoked decades-old memories of sneaking into the fridge to break off slabs of buttery crust, residual crumbs sprinkling on the floor and a frameless pie betraying my attempt to look innocent the next morning. It made me realise how the value of cooking resonates beyond mere…

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smart animals

Diligent Dad ROBIN KEOWN We live on a bush-clad rural property on the northern tip of the South Island of New Zealand. Native birds, such as the weka, tui, bellbirds, fantails, kereru and quail, are numerous and flit in and out of the bush. Weka especially have wheedled their way into our affections although some people resent the cheeky, inquisitive creatures as they raid vegetable gardens and orchards. Seven or eight years ago the local weka population declined dramatically because of a disease, but the tenacious creatures have returned in big numbers, and my husband and I like to aid and abet the process by feeding them scraps. One day I threw some meat leftovers onto the lawn and watched from the deck as a large male weka emerged from the bush…