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An Interview with Kira Puru

If you’re not yet acquainted with the powerhouse vocalist that is Kira Puru, you better jump on this bandwagon right now. She’s a musician, writer …

How The West Was Lost

Don’t blame multiculturalism

Stonewalled

"They don't care if their children are happy or not. They are worried about themselves. They are selfish. They don't worry about what their children …

LGBTQI

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Top tips for hitting the road on the great Australian road trip

Dreaming about driving off into the sunset? Travel writer <b>Lee Atkinson</b> spent the best part of a year doing a lap of mainland Australia.<p>Here are her …

Australia's pitch-perfect camping grounds

Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to make the most of the country’s campsites. From the remote outback of the Northern Territory to Western …

My Incredibly Simple Guide To Stoicism — Learn Wisdom You Can Practically Use

I’ve been inspired to learn about Stoicism for a while.<p>The problem I’ve had is that it’s one of those topics that people love to complicate. The …

Self-improvement

FULL LIST: How every Australian bank will change its rewards program in 2017

Reward points slashed by Big Four and other banks as interchange fee regulations roll out.We’ve seen that many changes to credit card rewards …

Meet the Woke Misogynist

I usually stretch a Tinder chat over days or even weeks, warily circling a guy to make sure he seems like a decent human. But on that sticky summer …

How to Feed Your Demons - Lion's Roar

Lama Tsultrim Allione teaches you an innovative technique to turn your inner demons into friends.<p>Illustrations by Carole Hénaff.<p>Feeding our demons …

The best waterfalls in Sydney and NSW

TLC were wrong. Turns out you <i>should</i> go chasing waterfalls in Sydney and NSW. Load up the picnic basket and take a road trip to find these cascading …

Could other providers upskill rural pharmacists?

How could pharmacists help provide services which are scant in rural areas? wonders Karalyn Huxhagen<p>Since the third community pharmacy agreement, the …

Here's where Lonely Planet thinks you should travel in 2017

Tourist bible Lonely Planet has announced its top 10 regions for travel in 2017 and you better book now because these little-known areas (for some) …

An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness and How to Live with Presence

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her timeless reflection on presence over productivity — a timely antidote to the central anxiety of our productivity-obsessed age. Indeed, my own New Year’s resolution has been to stop measuring my days by degree …

Philosopher Erich Fromm on the Art of Loving and What Is Keeping Us from Mastering It

“There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love.”<p><i>“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love,”</i> the great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hahn admonished in his terrific treatise on how …

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Emotional Intelligence

What It's Like to Have 'High-Functioning' Anxiety

High-functioning anxiety looks like…<p>Achievement. Busyness. Perfectionism.<p>When it sneaks out, it transforms into nervous habits. Nail biting. Foot …

15 Inspiring Quotes By Paulo Coelho To Pull You Through the Hard Times

Life is tough–we all know that. Yet, it’s also our perspective that determines whether we go through life’s trials and tribulations with a strong …

How to Find The Right Property to Renovate For Profit

<b>Finding (and securing) the perfect property is probably one of the hardest things we do at Three Birds Renovations.</b><p>There’s no shortage of ugly houses …

Sizing Up the Big Question: How Much Money Do You Need To Retire?

This is the year you figure out your number. Right? It’s not as difficult as it may seem. Yet by some estimates fewer than half of Americans have …

What Nobody Tells You About Self-Care

In social work, “self-care” is one of those terms that is so overused, it has ceased to mean anything. Typically when self-care is referenced, the …

30 Epic Things We All Did As Sekolah Kebangsaan Kids

1. Waiting anxiously for 'rehat' bell to ring so you could eat play<p>Image via JinnyBoyTV<p>Pepsi-Cola<p>Image via Era FM<p>Cop Tiang<p>Image via …

Six Simple Sunday Habits To Set You Up For A Productive Week

Go easy on those summer barbecues. Heavy eating on Sunday may sink you into a food coma you’ll still be feeling on Monday.<p>It’s hard not to resent Mondays. The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend–and that’s especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays …

High Fiber

How a great conversation is like a game of catch

<i>Barry Lee</i><p>As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has engaged in her fair share of discussions, and she’s thought a lot about how to bring out the best in a …

Self-help

The off-grid house that costs just $300 a year to run

<b>Living off-grid doesn’t mean you need to shun society, take up pickling and become a homesteader 500km from the nearest pub.</b><p>People all over Australia …

Off-grid

Philippines Smart Communications breaks barriers with LGBT community

Smart Communications' coming-out tale, by Dentsu JaymeSyfu, earns raves.

22 tips for going plastic free - Australian Ethical - Super and Managed Funds

Well for starters, don’t be too hard on yourself. We live in a plastic world; it’s fairly unavoidable. So if you fall off the wagon and forget to …

The Ten Best Glamping Spots Near Sydney

Where would we be without the portmanteau? The world may not miss Brangelina but we would certainly be far worse off without glamping. Camping's not …

The Ten Best Places in Sydney for Tea Lovers

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” Preach, Dostoyevsky.<p>“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my …

The price of being single

One researcher’s quest to end discrimination against single people.<p>Bella DePaulo, now in her sixties, has always been single. For some time, she …

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