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10 days of silence: What I learnt on a Vipassana retreat

A silent meditation retreat isn't easy – but it may just change your life.

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Lifestyle

A second chance at love: Why adopt an older pet

Kittens and puppies are very cute, but adopting an older pet can be really rewarding – for both of you.

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Lifestyle

Is laughter really the best medicine?

There's some truth to the saying – laughter really is good for you.

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Advice

6 low impact exercises (that are actually fun)

Gentle moves can still give you a good workout. Here are some ideas to get you going.

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Lifestyle

3 good reasons to eat with the seasons

Here's why you should fill up on fresh, seasonal produce.

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Lifestyle

Play like a girl: 8 AFLW players you need to know

Keep an eye on these amazing women making Australian sporting history.

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Community

Closing the gap

Let's work together to create a future with health equality for all Australians.

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Community

Jessie + Jillian

When Jessie got on a plane to Indonesia, she didn’t know it would change her life... and her mother's.

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Community

Blizted ’em! How Peter FitzSimons lost 45 kg

The sports writer shares a few gems of wisdom gained.

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Travel

Private island buyer’s guide to the Philippines

Imagine making one of these 7,100 islands your own dream retreat.

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Travel

3 ethical conservation projects to check out in Malaysia

From elephants to orangutans, get close and personal with majestic rainforest creatures.

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Travel

5 South African safaris for all tastes and budgets

Explore stunning wilderness and get up close with lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and more.

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Travel

5 tips for enjoying Malaysian street food (without getting sick)

Sample delicious Malaysian flavours to your heart's content.

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Travel

Dragon spotting in Indonesia

Komodo National Park is perfect for snorkelling, diving and exploring – and discovering these amazing creatures.

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Travel

The best ski resorts in China

Hit the slopes at these fantastic destinations.

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Travel

How to access Facebook and Instagram from China

It’s not illegal – it just takes a little know-how.

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Travel

Cape Town: the cosmopolitan coastal city

From the heights of Table Mountain to a colony of African penguins, here are just a few things to discover.

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Travel

Staying safe while seeing South Africa

There’s a perception that South Africa is a dangerous country to visit – but is it true?

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Travel

Lombok: Bali’s quiet cousin

Indonesia’s Lombok and Gili Islands are perfect holiday destinations for a relaxed, authentic tropical break.

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Travel

The ultimate festival of wine

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, something marvellous happens in central eastern France.

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Travel

Inside Intramuros: the walled city of Manila

Intramuros, the walled city at the heart of the current day capital, Manila, was the birthplace of Filipino independence.

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Travel

3 incredible New Zealand hikes to tackle

Get tramping through these wildly different landscapes.

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Travel

The coldest hotel in Canada

Every winter, just outside Quebec, the Hotel de Glace is freshly constructed from ice and snow.

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Travel

Top tips for visiting the Taj Mahal

It's one of the most spectacular sites in the modern world. Here's how to make your trip seamless.

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Travel

How to tackle jet lag like a pro

Jet lag is a natural part of international travel, but it doesn’t have to ruin your trip.

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Travel

The 10 best New Zealand travel Instagram accounts

Spectacular accounts to inspire your NZ adventure.

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Travel

Travelling to India for the first time

Bright, majestic India can be a culture shock. Here's how to prepare.

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Travel

Singapore: Ecotourism in the big city

Go beyond the skyscrapers and discover rainforests, wetlands and a unique night safari.

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Travel

7 must-have travel apps

The best apps for planning and navigating like a pro.

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Community

Living thoughtfully: Matt and Lentil

How to grow, cook, preserve, trade and live well.

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Lifestyle

6 ways to sneak exercise into your work day

No time to exercise? Here are some easy ways to get moving at the office.

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Travel

Cloud Forest: The tropical rainforest inside a city

Enter the world’s best greenhouse – like no garden you've seen before.

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Community

A conflicted community

In the Colombian mountains armed forces have been in constant conflict for over 50 years.

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Lifestyle

The community garden

As cities grow bigger and living spaces get smaller, connecting with the land is more important than

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Community

The playful community

Play-based projects have taken to the streets changing the way communities connect.

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Lifestyle

The effects of kindness

Can a lawyer change his life by reading a short stack of self-help books in one week?

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Guides

The human heart: An introduction

The average human heart beats 100,000 times a day

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Guides

What’s really going on inside the brain of a baby

Think there’s a lot happening in your head? Try being a baby. Dr Frans Plooij discusses 10 major leaps.

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Guides

The human heart

In the big band that is the human body, the heart is obviously the drummer.

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Travel

5 essential things to do before travelling to the USA

The USA can be a little different to other countries. Here’s how to prepare.

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Advice

The off switch

Transcendental meditation has enlightened and divided since it made it mainstream in the 60s.

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Advice

Brainy facts

There are over 170,000 kilometres of nerve fibres in your brain. Enough to wrap around the Earth 4.5

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Community

The online community

Online communities can be unexpected places of support and friendship.

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Travel

5 lesser-known extreme sports to try in New Zealand

Thrill-seeking adventures for when you've done it all.

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Lifestyle

Sign of affection

Why the love heart is the most iconic icon of all time

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Advice

Mind games

Awarded memory champion Tansel Ali can memorise entire phone books. Meg Mundell puts him to the test

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Travel

7 best travel apps

Fill up your smartphone with these apps to make your trip even better.

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Advice

Are you getting enough sleep?

Do you get enough sleep at night? Chances are, maybe not.

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Advice

Brain myths

There’s a long list of oft-quoted “facts” about the brain that are due for a debunking.

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Community

Community of like minds

Whatever your interests and passions, there's a like-minded community out there waiting for you.

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Lifestyle

Forces of nature

Since the dawn of civilisation, humans have consumed mind-altering plants to change their perception

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Guides

Healthy hearts

When it comes to breaking hearts, love ain’t got nothing on the Western lifestyle.

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Lifestyle

Hearts and minds

A look at the growing connection between what we feel and how we think.

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Community

Leading a community

Former principal of Punchbowl Boys High School reflects on the power of community in the classroom.

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Guides

How to be mindful at work

Soothe those office stresses and connect with coworkers to create a fulfilling work environment.

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Lifestyle

13 easy ways to be more active at work

Here are some simple ways you can get moving throughout the day.

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In Brief

Natural light: A simple way to boost workplace wellbeing

One simple key to creating a healthier, work environment? Exposure to natural light.

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Experts

The importance of cross-cultural cancer communications

The Cancer Council Victoria explains why knowledge is power.

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Experts

Overwhelmed? Here’s how to beat stress and find focus

Psychologist Alison Hill shares how to boost productivity – and your wellbeing.

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Recipes

Chilli jam chicken stir fry recipe

Spicy Thai flavours give this dish a delicious kick.

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Advice

Bringing your new pet home

Make sure your new furry friend settles in without a hitch.

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Health Check

Can pets make your kids healthier?

Studies show spending time with pets could actually improve kids' health as they grow up.

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Experts

Should you include dairy in your diet?

Dairy – good or bad? Dietitian Joel Feren busts a few myths.

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In Brief

parkrun Australian Open competition winner

Congratulations to our winner, Tarja Clarke from QLD!

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Community

CancerAid: A new tool for cancer patients

A new app brings a personalised touch to cancer treatment.

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Lifestyle

7 delicious ways to enjoy avocado

Oh-so-tasty ideas for your favourite creamy avo.

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Advice

5 tips for choosing the right pet for you

Pets bring so much love into your life – but choosing one is a big decision.

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Advice

Travelling with your pet – or leaving them behind

Making travel plans as a pet owner takes a little extra thinking.

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Recipes

Apricot chia bliss balls recipe

Delicious little balls of summer goodness.

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Lifestyle

5 outdoor adventures you have to try

The mountains, rivers and hiking trails are calling.

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Lifestyle

Can origami help you achieve mindfulness?

Fold your way to a calmer mind. The soothing art of origami can double as a mindfulness tool.

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Lifestyle

7 things I learnt from a 7-day digital detox

Could you use a break to disconnect and recharge?

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Travel

The 7 best Australian beaches

How many of these spectacular beaches have you ticked off your list?

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Community

Sydney Story Factory

A creative writing centre that provides workshops, programs and small-group tutoring for kids.

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In Brief

Measuring and supporting corporate wellbeing

Introducing a new tool to help companies understand, measure and improve workplace wellbeing.

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Travel

5 ways to eat healthy while travelling

Here are a few tips to make good food choices while still enjoying new flavours when holidaying.

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Community

The history of the condom

A look condom use throughout history reveals a lot about changing attitudes to sexual health.

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Lifestyle

How to create your perfect summer fitness plan

Reboot your fitness this summer and feel strong, bright and energised.

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Community

7 apps to make you happier

Boost your mood and release stress with these clever apps.

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Community

What it’s really like to float in a sensory deprivation pod

Recharge your mind and body by floating in a dark, soothing bath.

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Recipes

Barbecued bananas recipe

Surprise your guests at a summer barbecue with this no fuss-dessert.

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Community

The history of washing hands

It's been barely a century and a half since hand washing was adopted as common practice by doctors.

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Community

Meet the joggers and walkers of Melbourne’s Tan track

The Tan track is a jogger's Mecca, with runners and walkers pounding the pavement morning and night.

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Community

Can urban greening make us happier and healthier?

How can more city-greenery improve our lives? Professor Richard Fuller explains.

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Community

Walking in Tasmania

Helen Collier describes a trek through Tasmania's Tarkine wilderness.

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Recipes

Caramelised cinnamon and lime pineapple skewers recipe

The Wholesome Cook shares a delicious and simple summer recipe.

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Recipes

Easy banana ice cream recipe

You won't believe how simple it is to whip up this sweet, refreshing treat.

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