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She Took On Tobacco

She Took On Tobacco

When this cancer specialist realised that pension funds were investing in the growth of the tobacco industry, she felt it was time to challenge the status quo.

Miraculous Christmas Stories

Miraculous Christmas Stories

Three classic tales of wonder, compassion and joy to inspire you this season.

5 Great Songs Almost Ruined by Their Original Titles

5 Great Songs Almost Ruined by Their Original Titles

It's hard to do worse than 'Vampires in Love'.

Olympic Magic Moments

Olympic Magic Moments

It’s not just the winning that counts. Sometimes Olympic competitors add a different type of drama to their event.

Daffodil: Biography of a Flower

Daffodil: Biography of a Flower

As well as being a delight for the senses, the humble daffodil offered hope and renewal.

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

Could turning our footsteps into electricity help meet our energy needs? One young eco-entrepreneur thinks so.

I’d Like to Help Find You Some Good Books

I’d Like to Help Find You Some Good Books

When Ann Walmsley agrees to share her love of reading with a group of prison inmates, it reshapes her view of the world.

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.

Attitude, Belief, Confidence

Attitude, Belief, Confidence

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

Indian Summer

Indian Summer

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

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.

Love Letters of Famous Couples

Love Letters of Famous Couples

Let these smitten scribes inspire your own Valentine's note, and read to the bottom for tips on writing love letters of your own.

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.

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