Challenge Good News Paper - 401 May 2017

Strength to match Hercules

Strength to match Hercules

He played Hercules for 111 episodes between 1995 and 1999, but Hollywood actor Kevin Sorbo was confronted with his mortality after suffering from a severe shoulder aneurysm.
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The power of saying sorry

The power of saying sorry

National Sorry Day is an annual event that has been held in Australia on 26 May, since 1998, to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the country's Aboriginal population.
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Saved from self-righteousness

Saved from self-righteousness

As an intelligent, politically astute teenager John Sharpe believed he had the answer to all the world's problems if only the right people, who thought like him, were in charge.
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Taking a chance on it

Taking a chance on it

Base-jumpers. No doubt you have seen them on TV. They stand on some giddy height then leap toward the ground well below. Their parachute will let them land safely—they hope. Then there are the climbers who scale the side of a skyscraper, hanging on with fingers and toes.
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Truth that saved my assassin

Truth that saved my assassin

Michael Taut stepped into Virginia Prodan’s office to kill her. He stepped out weeping.
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Forgiving my father’s killer

Forgiving my father’s killer

Marcus Doe is no stranger to loss and pain. Orphaned at 11 years of age and feeling let down by a God who seemed to consistently ignore his prayers, Marcus’ fantasies of vengeance became his only coping mechanism.
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Extreme makeover

Extreme makeover

It is a sad irony that Olivia Goldsmith, author of the book The First Wives Club that championed the cause of spurned older women, died on the operating table during a face lift operation.
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Beautiful healing

Beautiful healing

Beverley Wilson shares her experiences of multiple miscarriages, and why many women suffer silently through it.
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A word of rest for weary mums

A word of rest for weary mums

I was struck recently, when reading the children's report cards that "good" is no longer good enough; "satisfactory" just isn't; and "average" is almost equivalent to poor. In Australia, "ordinary" has become a slur.
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Having a cage mentality

Having a cage mentality

A zoologist by the name of Gordon R. Stephenson presented a research paper to the University of Wisconsin titled, "Cultural acquisition of a specific learned response among rhesus monkeys", describing an experiment where he put a group of monkeys in a large cage. What he found was quite interesting.
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Two years after Andrew

Two years after Andrew

“He was not scared – just sad”. Feby Chan opens up about her husband Andrew’s execution.
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How safe is your soul?

How safe is your soul?

Here's a quick test to see how safety-conscious you really are...
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Virtual reality can ease the pain

Virtual reality can ease the pain

According to a recent news report from The Atlantic: "The idea of using VR to reduce the distress of medical procedures was pioneered at the University of Seattle, Washington, where cognitive psychologist Hunter Hoffman and colleagues have developed a VR game called SnowWorld, to help patients endure wound care for severe burns.
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Duty discovers design

Duty discovers design

Mechanical Engineer Chad Duty has no problem in ascribing all the brilliance of nature’s design to a Creator God. But it wasn’t always that way.
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Stanford scientist: Humans are getting less intelligent

Stanford scientist: Humans are getting less intelligent

Mutation plus selection is how we are supposed to have evolved, but new research shows that mutations are making humans less intelligent and less able to relate emotionally, according to Stanford University's Gerald Crabtree.
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Freed from fear of men

Freed from fear of men

Digging into commitment issues led homosexual activist to the place he least expected.
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Thirst for attention quenched

Thirst for attention quenched

Victoria knew something was wrong when her obsession with a boy caused her to contemplate suicide
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Jesus said: ‘I am the Way’

Jesus said: ‘I am the Way’

Have you ever heard someone say, 'I lost my way in life'? It is usually when they have made a mistake or done something they regret, which has had serious consequences.
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The bridge of forgiveness

The bridge of forgiveness

May is the month in which we honour our Mums, but I also like to think it is a good opportunity for us to show our appreciation for women in general.
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Password manager app

Password manager app

How do you remember your passwords? Some people write them in an address book, make an Excel spreadsheet on the computer or use the same password for everything.
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Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 3)

Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 3)

The favourite thing in my day is sitting on the couch after the dinner dishes have been done and reading a book or watching television with my sausage dog curled up on my lap.
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Greater than gold

Greater than gold

David Boudia’s three very different Olympic experiences. Eight years can make a whole lot of difference.
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