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cats love boxes

Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?

We all know that cats love boxes. But why?

Indian Summer

Indian Summer

A mother reflects on her daughter’s overseas trip and the life-changing lessons she received from her grandmother.

Man Punches Alligator and Saves Son

Man Punches Alligator and Saves Son

With fearless determination, Everyday Hero Joe Welch warded off a dangerous reptile.

She Lifted a Car Off Her Dad

She Lifted a Car Off Her Dad

As she rounded the corner from the front yard into the garage, Lauren, then 23, saw her father, Alec, lying unconscious, pinned on his back beneath the 1995 BMW.

Just Sue Me, Myself and I

Unbelievable – Just Sue Me, Myself and I

Nury Vittachi gets litigious… with himself. The damages should be terrific, if only he can find some taxpayers to cover them.

Retrieval Mission for AirAsia Flight QZ8501

Retrieval Mission for AirAsia Flight QZ8501

It’s one thing to report the news, quite another to be squarely confronted with the personal tragedy.

Zac aged three: by then he’d worked out how to solve some of his own physical problems

My Incredible Gift

She knew her son’s condition would change their lives forever, but she didn’t realise how amazing it would be.

Malaysian-born engineer Cheong Choon Ng, inventor of the Rainbow Loom

“I Launched a Global Toy Phenomenon”

When engineer Cheong Choon Ng saw his daughters making bracelets, it led to an idea.

Every Move You Make

Every Move You Make

Think what you do online is your own business? Think again: there’s an entire industry watching your every click.

How to Make a Rat Laugh

How to Make a Rat Laugh

How to Make a Rat Laugh …and other little-known facts about humour.

Paperclip for a house

How one man swapped a paperclip for a house

Take two vegetarians from Vancouver, a ceramic artist from Seattle, a shock-rock legend, a TV star turned Hollywood producer, a town with an impish sense of humour, a whimsical quest dreamed up by a 25-year-old free spirit, mix them together and what do you get? One of the most improbable swaps imaginable: a paperclip for a house.

Circus

It's Never Too Late: How I Ran Away With the Circus

Volunteering his expertise to help isolated students led a delighted John Smyth into the lion’s den.

Illegal Immigrant

Illegal Immigrant Turned Brain Surgeon

He was an illegal immigrant making a living picking tomatoes. Now Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa excels in a different field — as a top brain surgeon.

Unbelievable: Things You Can Learn From My Pet

Unbelievable: Things You Can Learn From My Pet

Nury Vittachi tilts his head and wonders if dogs have all the answers.

Instant Answers: Tweens

Instant Answers: Tweens

Before 1987 we passed through two stages before becoming an adult: childhood and teenage years. Now there’s a third social group “in between” kids and teens: tweens.

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