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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.
Strength to match Hercules
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.
The power of saying sorry
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.
Saved from self-righteousness
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.
Taking a chance on it
Truth that saved my assassin
Michael Taut stepped into Virginia Prodan’s office to kill her. He stepped out weeping.
Truth that saved my assassin
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.
Forgiving my father’s killer
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.
Extreme makeover
Beautiful healing
Beverley Wilson shares her experiences of multiple miscarriages, and why many women suffer silently through it.
Beautiful healing
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.
A word of rest for weary mums
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.
Having a cage mentality
Two years after Andrew
“He was not scared – just sad”. Feby Chan opens up about her husband Andrew’s execution.
Two years after Andrew
How safe is your soul?
Here's a quick test to see how safety-conscious you really are...
How safe is your soul?
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.
Virtual reality can ease the pain
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.
Duty discovers design
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.
Stanford scientist: Humans are getting less intelligent
Freed from fear of men
Digging into commitment issues led homosexual activist to the place he least expected.
Freed from fear of men
Thirst for attention quenched
Victoria knew something was wrong when her obsession with a boy caused her to contemplate suicide
Thirst for attention quenched
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.
Jesus said: ‘I am the Way’
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.
The bridge of forgiveness
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.
Password manager app
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.
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 3)
Greater than gold
David Boudia’s three very different Olympic experiences. Eight years can make a whole lot of difference.
Greater than gold

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