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“Someone Is Going To Die”: Meet The Trans Kids Fighting For The Right To Transition

Australia is the only country in the world that requires transgender teenagers to apply to the Family Court for hormone treatment. Experts say it has to stop.<p><b>CANBERRA, ACT —</b> When Jeremy Loiterton was 16, he sent his mum an email no parent wants to receive. It said, simply, “Help.”<p>At the beginning …

Sticky chocolate cake

The traditional Swedish recipe for sticky chocolate cake is a must for Fika and it's also gluten-free<p>The direct translation for “kladdkaka” is “sticky cake.” You don’t need much more of a descriptor than that. Kladdkaka is one of the basics of Swedish home baking, the kind of recipe that you …

Mental health services crisis diffused as Federal Government announces funding renewal

"In a move worth $300 million, mental health services will have their funding renewed for a further 12 months.<p>The announcement made today by Health …

Time for Tony Abbott to step up and tackle domestic violence in Australia

At a Senate inquiry into domestic violence in Australia hearing last November, Virginia Geddes from Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria …

These graphs show the impact Netflix is having on the Australian internet

During Friday night, traffic peaked at about 13 gigabits per second. On Sunday it peaked again at about 11Gbps at the same time.<p>For context, search …

Mental health funding to be extended by Coalition after lobbying from sector

The federal government has announced it will extend funding for a number of mental health programs for 12 months, following pressure from lobby groups.<p>Funding for some community mental health organisations was due to expire at the end of the financial year, which mental health advocacy groups said …

Mental Health

Sweden formally introduces new gender neutral pronoun: is Australia next?

<i>The new Swedish dictionary will include a gender-neutral pronoun. One Swedish commentator says it reflects the country's progressive tradition, but …

Children with autism caged and abused at school

Martial arts instructors have been used for "behaviour management" in Australian schools and children have been locked in "time out" rooms for …

Kevin Rudd predicts US/China relations at Ted Talk

As part of the TED 2015 Truth and Dare conference in Vancouver, Mr Rudd called for a better understanding of China in order to avoid “inevitable” …

8 Reasons Avocado Is a Perfect Weight-Loss Food

Avocado was all like, "Look at me, I'm the good fat!" and Butter was like, "Show-off!" Trendy, popular and a bit of an overachiever in the health department, avocado is like the homecoming queen of the fats parade. It's actually a single-seeded berry native to Mexico, but at 322 calories and 29 …

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Gluten

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>There's been a bit of gluten-free backlash lately, but this trend doesn't seem to be slowing down. A recent poll found that nearly 30 percent of U.S. adults say they're trying to go gluten-free, and Googling the term generates more than 95 million results. If you're on the …

Why the Body You Want Won’t Happen Overnight

The sensible man’s approach to fitness that lasts a lifetime<p>I’ve heard stories about athletes who enhance their performance by sleeping in high-altitude chambers, drinking kale smoothies every four hours, getting deep tissue massages every day, or training with equipment that looks like NASA's …

Exercise

Going it alone in Paris – life as a solo traveller

Paris is the perfect city to explore as a solo traveller - not only will you improve your French skills, you'll grow from putting yourself out of …

30 Things to Do in Paris - Part 1

8K Shares<p><i>This post was updated on 1st September 2016.</i><p>The most visited city in the world, Paris, or as it’s more affectionately know, The City of …

28 Reasons why South Africa should be on your Bucket List

One of our favourite things about travel to South Africa was the variety. Variety of activities, variety of wildlife, variety of adventures, variety …

South Africa

Culture shock in France: 13 Things that may surprise you (especially #10)

Although France is the only country I’ve lived in aside from the U.S. and it’s not THAT different as a whole, an element of culture shock did play …

France

10 Things Europeans Say About You Behind Your Back

Europeans are among the world's most gracious travel hosts, rolling out a red carpet of good manners, fabulous food, and the ultimate in culture and …

Where to catch the best snow in Europe right now

With the second half of the ski season already under way, quite suddenly we are inundated with oodles of pure powder across the Alps and the Pyrenees. But as a skier or snowboarder in this yo-yo winter, it’s time to consider where to go to catch the best of the snow between now and late April when …

Skiing

First time Paris: top tips for your first visit to the City of Light

Paris is a city that never lets up. Return time and again and there is always something fantastic to experience—world-famous landmarks and museums mixed with chic shopping, cafe life, gastronomic blowouts and strolls along the banks of the glorious River Seine.<p>The overwhelming amount on offer can …

16 ways to avoid being the cliché tourist in Paris

AS AN American-tourist-turned-bona-fide-Parisian, I have learnt, at my expense, how to blend in while wandering the French capital. Here are a few …

The 7 Best Spots on Earth for Stargazing

By Teresa Bitler for ShermansTravel<p>Remember when it seemed like you could reach up and touch the Milky Way, the ribbon of stars that make up our galaxy? Thanks to light pollution, it's becoming harder and harder to see -- unless you get yourself out to dark and remote locales. Here are seven …

The Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America

<b>If you're optimizing your 2015 ski or snowboarding vacation for powder days, these are the top 10 North American ski resorts to maximize those chances.</b><p>The list of top 10 ski resorts has been compiled many times before, but I've always found the criteria too general. When you consider too many …

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The 25 Absolute Best Money-Saving Travel Tips Ever

Want the best prices on flights, hotel rooms, cruises, and rental cars? Free upgrades? The fastest way through airport security? The smartest way to …

5 Jaw Dropping Canadian RV Road Trips

Canada is a mecca of jaw-dropping road trips, from east to west, to way up north, there’s something for everyone. Given an appropriate amount of …

Best Trips 2015

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s India’s literary hub or Switzerland’s mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing.

Travel Photography

A dozen of the most important travel photographs of all time

The best careers for travelling the world

Dreaming of a job that pays you to travel? Who doesn't? Competition is stiff and salaries aren't always something to write home about, but here's our pick of the best jobs to turn that daydream into reality.<p>Flight attendant<p>Yes, flight attendants travel the world but short haul staff rarely leave …

Articles about 6 modern lakeside homes 0 on Dwell.com - Dwell

After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, …