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In conversation with Lee Child

In conversation with Lee Child

At the Sydney launch of Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher novel, Past Tense, Reader's Digest Senior Editor Kathy Buchanan chatted with the best-selling author about his biggest challenges and influences, the most surprising and unusual celebrity fans he's met, why women are better writers than men and a whole host of other topics.
The luckiest birthdates for each sign of the Chinese Zodiac

The luckiest birthdates for each sign of the Chinese Zodiac

You’ll have good fortune if you were born on these days – but even if you weren’t, they’re still the luckiest days of the month for you.
Quotable Quotes

Quotable Quotes

Funny, pithy, thoughtful and inspiring quotations from all walks of life.
Giving with love – a guide to sensible donation

Giving with love – a guide to sensible donation

Choosing how and where to donate to charity is not always easy. Here’s a simple guide to help with the decision.
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4 sports you didn’t know are taking place at the 2018 Asian Games

4 sports you didn’t know are taking place at the 2018 Asian Games

Do you know what happens during a game of kabbadi? How about sambo? Find out more about these unique Asian Games events
Ekkapol Chantawong (Left), coach of the 'Wild Boars' soccer team speak during a press conference for the first time since they were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand

Teach yourself to meditate and beat stress

Learn about the benefits of meditation and how it can help your daily life
Tattoo parlour owner Dave Cutlip, left, works on covering up a racist tattoo on the arm of Randy Stiles – who got it when he was “young and dumb”, he says

Meet the man eradicating racial slurs one offensive tattoo at a time

Tattoo artist Dave Cutlip donates his time to help people cover up racist, offensive or gangland markings they’ve come to regret.

The Red Tool Box

The Red Tool Box

United by a common desire to create, two art students form a special friendship for life.

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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough (1977)

The 10 best romance novels of all time

Books in which man meets woman, man woos woman (or woman woos man), and man and woman live happily ever after are a dime a dozen. Enjoyable, for sure, but not what you'd call memorable. So, the editors at Reader's Digest Select Editions have come up with a list of 10 of the best romance novels that tell favourite, and timeless, love stories, each of which goes above and beyond basic romance.
Words to Live By

Words to Live By

It’s not about adding years to your life but adding life to your years. So how can you feel – and look – younger at any age? Often it starts with a single word…
The Turtles of Wreck Rock Beach

The Turtles of Wreck Rock Beach

Meet the Australian wildlife warriors winning the slow and steady race against turtle extinction.

Malaysians Continue to Predominate Among Foreign Students Seeking University Degrees in Taiwan

Not long after assuming power, Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party-led government began implementing the "New Southward Policy," which has sought to fill the gap left by the reduction in Chinese students attending university in Taiwan.
The pose Miller held for six hours just to stay alive

Could you hold this yoga pose if your life depended on it?

Pinned beneath a three-tonne excavator that plunged him into a muddy dam, Daniel Miller could keep his eyes and nose above water only by straining to his utmost. With help at least six hours away, he began the hardest battle of his life.
The Day My Son Became a Diehard Bruce Springsteen Fan

The Day My Son Became a Lifelong Bruce Springsteen Fan

A live Springsteen concert enthrals a young boy with cerebral palsy – and makes him a lifelong fan.

7 Mysteries of the Mona Lisa

As the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa draws more than six million admirers to the Louvre each year. Just what is her peculiar power?

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