Challenge Good News Paper - 383 September 2015

Reality Rules
Against the grain

New acceptance

New acceptance

Dr Saleh was on the verge of suicide in his personal crisis
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Great Aussie Dream is no surety

Great Aussie Dream is no surety

Owning one's house is something that Australians have long aimed for, and even expected.
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YOLO and the House Rules

YOLO and the House Rules

You only live once, so make sure you know the Universe’s rules
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Shadow of protection

Shadow of protection

After a string of divorces, Christa found the safe place she longed for
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Addictive past given up

Addictive past given up

Curiosity led Neil Caintic to try drugs for the first time. Little did he know he was being led into a trap – one that seemed to have no escape.
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Money can become a drug

Money can become a drug

UK University professors Stephen Lea and Paul Webley argue that human behaviour towards money cannot solely be explained by its usefulness.
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Officer Rudi’s awakening

Officer Rudi’s awakening

I was not prepared to die, says former cop
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Instant answers smother truth

Instant answers smother truth

On TheVerge.com, Thomas Ricker gives a comical reflection on his increasing forgetfulness: Google's making me dumb. He blames the search giant for its ready-made, easy-access answers to everything: "Why memorize anything when it's so readily accessible?" His tech-dependent laziness might sound familiar – but is he right?
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You’re a feminist

You’re a feminist

The concept of feminism today has become confused with the idea that women are the same as men. But that's not what feminism is about.
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Loving others is highest honour

Loving others is highest honour

Sporting honours comes a poor second to golden relationships, says Shannon
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Anxiety is over

Anxiety is over

Once a happy and confident child, 25-year-old Nateeka White spent years of her life crippled by severe social anxiety.
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Former drug dealer is now a prisoner mentor

Former drug dealer is now a prisoner mentor

“Power from drug dealing was replaced with a life of peace” says transformed former prisoner Glen Roberts
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Human gene mutations “arose in the last 200 generations”

Human gene mutations “arose in the last 200 generations”

We have periodically pointed out that, from a biblical perspective, there have only been about 200 human generations since time began. (E.g. creation.com/human-population-growth, creation.com/biologos-adam)
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Taking the stress out of funerals

Taking the stress out of funerals

Arranging a funeral is never easy due to the emotional and financial cost but there are various arrangements that we can prepay as well as fix the arrangements and cost ahead of time.
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Puffed up paratrooper changes tack

Puffed up paratrooper changes tack

My amateur boasting was humbled after 10,000ft jump, says Hermann
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Lust loses to love

Lust loses to love

One faithful man changed Leonie’s mind about love
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You could be wrong

You could be wrong

We've been wrong about many things – never assume the obvious is true!
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You will always be a father and grandfather

"Gramps! Gramps! Can we do super hero and dragging please?" Over the past two months this has been a constant question that I have heard from the lips of my grandchildren during their stay with us.
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15 simple things dads may not realise are the most important things

15 simple things dads may not realise are the most important things

Dads, here are 15 simple things your kids want from you. As it turns out, these little things are actually the biggest things of all.
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Australian music streaming services

Many companies are competing for your music spend, with a going price of around $12 per month. The only free track-on-demand service is Spotify, plus the web-only interface of Myspace.com. If you are happy with ad-supported free playlist streaming, try Pandora, iHeartRadio and Rdio. If you have a Samsung Galaxy device, try the free "Milk Music" radio app, or on a Nokia Mobile try the free "Nokia MixMusic" radio app (both can be purchased via other devices).
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AFL favourites against the grain

AFL favourites against the grain

“Australians typically wince when someone publicly mentions God”
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