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What Dumb Bosses Should Know

What Dumb Bosses Should Know

Ever worried you might have done something stupid? It’s probably nothing compared to the efforts of these bizarre bosses. Of course we’re laughing at these guys!

Living Language: U.S. and the Rest of Us

Living Language: U.S. and the Rest of Us

It’s the “other” English that both enriches and confuses the language. But Americans aren’t just out to be contrary, writes Donyale Harrison.

Cuss Words for the Classy

Cuss Words for the Classy

Columnist Nury Vittachi prefers his profanities to be articulated in Latin.

Never Too Late To Be Bold

It’s Never Too Late To Be Bold and Chase Excitement

A seemingly nonsensical suggestion led Gail MacCallum to uproot her life and follow her dream.

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Peacock Spiderman

Peacock Spiderman

A beguiling minuscule spider has become the hobby of a lifetime for eagle-eyed biologist Dr Jürgen Otto.

Spotlight on Steve Martin

Spotlight on Steve Martin

Hollywood funny man Steve Martin turned 70 on August 14, 2015. We uncovered some of his lesser-known – though impressive – achievements.

We’re Off To See The Wizard

We’re Off To See The Wizard

Follow the yellow brick road through the facts and figures of the much-loved classic, The Wizard of Oz.

Attitude, Belief, Confidence

Attitude, Belief, Confidence

After publishing her first book in her 90s, her life changed and so did many others.

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Indian Summer

Indian Summer

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

cats love boxes

Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?

We all know that cats love boxes. But why?

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.

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.

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