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Readers Digest January Issue

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January 2010


Could 2010 be the year you make a significant life change?

The latest issue of Reader’s Digest takes a look at six individuals who decided to pack in the past and give their life a momentous makeover.

From the couple whose brush with illness gave them a taste for adventure, to the sub-editor who gave up his day job to learn to fly, be inspired by their stories for 2010.


Kids will be kids, but what happens when adults play with kids’ toys?

Reader’s Digest investigates the increasing frequency of adults being seriously injured and even hospitalised after mishaps with kids’ toys.

From skate boards to Nintendo, read all about the hazards and horrors of when toys go wrong and how to prevent an accident around the home.


Start the New Year with expert advice to help you make life easier. This Reader’s Digest article shares top tips on everything from telling better jokes to talking to your parents and staying married longer. Get tips and tricks from leading authors, doctors and psychologists on the secrets to success in love and life in this exclusive story.


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