This week's feature stories

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Jessie + Jillian

When Jessie got on a plane to Indonesia...

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Blizted ’em! How Peter FitzSimons lost 45 kg

The sports writer shares a few gems of wisdom gained.

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Living thoughtfully: Matt and Lentil

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

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A conflicted community

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

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The playful community

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

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The online community

Online communities can be unexpected places of support and friendship.

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Community of like minds

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

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Leading a community

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

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Smith & Daughters on making vegan food delicious

The Melbourne eatery is on a mission to make vegan food bold, creative and delicious.

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CancerAid: A new tool for cancer patients

A new app brings a personalised touch to cancer treatment.

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Sydney Story Factory

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

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The history of the condom

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

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7 apps to make you happier

Boost your mood and release stress with these clever apps.

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Cadel Evans on the art of cycling

Australia’s greatest cyclist gives us a peek inside the pages of his new memoir.

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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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Pool to pavement: Mack Horton on fitness success

The Olympic swimming champion shares his best tips for staying in fighting form.

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Meet the Lunch Lady

We caught up with the gourmet blogger to talk all things foodie-focused.

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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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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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Can urban greening make us happier and healthier?

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

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Walking in Tasmania

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

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Squashing the competition: Sarah Fitz-Gerald

Squash champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald reflects on her latest role off-court.

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A new neighbourhood: Hetty McKinnon

Sydney salad-maker Hetty McKinnon shares how she has taken her delicious creations to New York.

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4 ways to create a healthy family lifestyle

Teach your kids to love fresh food, try new things and enjoy running around in the fresh air.

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Is a career in fitness right for you?

If you love being active, a career in fitness can be a really rewarding pathway.

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The art of drinking tea for mindfulness

Here’s how to create a calming ritual out of the simple act of drinking tea.

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Visit Glenmore House: A garden in full bloom

Macarthur farm estate opens its doors this October in a celebration of the beauty of spring.

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Indoor skydiving: Flying without the fear factor

Have you always dreamed of skydiving? Indoor skydiving is the adventure activity for you.

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How essential oils can help you relax and recharge

Soothe your mind and boost your vitality with beautiful, natural scents.

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Stand up paddle boarding: Your new favourite workout?

Clear your mind and strengthen your body with an afternoon out on the water.

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Why you need basic first aid skills

In an emergency, five minutes can save a life.

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How your blood can change lives

Blood is a precious resource. Here's why we should all consider donating to people in need.

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The healthy food gap

There is not just a healthcare gap in Indigenous communities, but a healthy food gap too.

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People of parkrun: Melissa

Be inspired by Melissa's story, showing how mental resilience can guide you past adversity.

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People of parkrun: David

David was obese and out of confidence, but turned his life around after attending a Parkrun.

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5 reasons to run in the morning

Understand how running in the morning can change your life, and why you should start now.

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People of parkrun: Trish

Even after weight loss, it wasn't until Trish started attending Parkrun that she made real progress.

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What the Merry Medic knows about health

The Merry Medic on his latest book and some valuable lessons learnt

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Onsen Ma: Soaking and shiatsu

Healing steam from the Japanese mountains settles in the Melbourne laneways Onsen Ma.

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Uncle Bob Randall

A Yankunytjatjara elder, a traditional caretaker of Uluru, and survivor of the stolen generation.

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Lessons on wheels: Why schools are getting behind bikes

Discover various programs making exercise through bike riding accessible for primary school children.

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A balancing act: Teaching kids to ride

Realize why you should teach your children to ride a bike, and how it can benefit them in the future.

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Words of the wise

Be inspired, be motivated, be bolder. An online collection of interviews redefining age and wisdom.

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Wayapa: Mindfulness and movement

Based on traditional Aboriginal teachings, this wellbeing practice encourages deep connection.

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Get fit and flexible with hot yoga

Benefits to your body and mind that the listed types of hot yoga offers you.

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Hit 100: Diabetes-friendly eating made easy

Hit 100 takes the frustration out of diabetes-friendly eating for a happier, healthier life.

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Growing young Koorie health ambassadors

Health meets play in Coach, an early childhood program committed to educating young Koorie children.

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Community Rules

Let’s start at the very beginning. What is a community?

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Milkwood

Hands-on workshops in the city and the country that reshape our relationship with the natural world

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The secrets of healthy home cooking

Emily Rose Brott lets us in on her secrets for simple yet nutritious home-cooked meals.

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Forecasting the future of health

How Medibank's Chief Actuary uses data, trends and patterns to help the mission of better health.

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How happy is your melon?

Follow yoga teacher Masha Gorodilova in the journey into the art of yoga and mindfulness meditation.

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On track to better health

A new online tool pools info on nutrition and exercise for healthy living and cancer prevention

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Happy Melon Studios: Mindfulness meets exercise

Discover the yoga, pilates and meditation centre Happy Melon Studios.

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Moved to make a difference

Can everyday people make a difference for victims of domestic violence?

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Smiling Mind: Mindfulness made easy

Making mindfulness meditation free, Smiling Mind improves the mental wellbeing of young Australians

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Maggie Beer on autumn flavours

Looking to incorporate some seasonal produce this autumn? Maggie Beer has some ideas to share

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Meet the beekeeper

Love honey? Read on for insights into Maya Sunny Honey's raw honey and the wonders of bees.

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How to deal with uncertainty

Mountaineer Patrick Hollingworth shares the value of accepting disorder in a highly uncertain world

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Tastes of the Amazon

Sambazon is an acai company who has a fair trade partnership to protect the Amazon rainforest.

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Master and commander

An insight into sailor Jack Macartney's experiences, including capsizing during a race.

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Mobile mindfulness

We look at how technology, meditation and mindfulness can work together.

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What I learned from a month without sugar

What giving up sugar to raise money for charity taught Medibank member Kamna Muddagouni.

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Keeping up with the kids

For Rose and Min Chong, caring for their grandchildren keeps them young at heart.

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Fishy business

How does your fish get from ocean to plate? Organic fish farmers This Fish share their philosophy

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A life of plenty

Passion, people and purpose are at the heart of health food company Table of Plenty.

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Kara Rosenlund: The call of home

Capturing inside stories through photographs of buildings across Australia.

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Wildcard dreaming

Two young tennis stars have won a tournament offering them wildcard entry into the Australian Open.

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Matt Preston: Secrets for better cooking

From summer spuds to juicy roast chooks, Matt Preston shares his tips for simple, delicious dishes.

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The Huddle: Engaging youth through sport

The Huddle engages youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds using Medibank's Community Grant.

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Laneway Learning

Ditch the classroom for Laneway Learning: providing classes held in bars, cafes and creative spaces

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How Men’s Shed improves men’s wellbeing

Men's Shed has a mission to reduce social isolation by providing camaraderie, skills and support.

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How trekking across New Zealand changed my life

A search for simplicity took travel writer Laura Waters on a 5 month journey to reset and reassess.

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Why Orangetheory Fitness is the new workout you have to try

Discover Orangetheory Fitness, an extensive workout that will push you to your limits.

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Summer kitchen refresh guide

Fill up on a colourful bounty of summer foods with juicy flavours and hydrating ingredients.

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Recharge your fitness this summer

10 quick tips on keeping exercise fun and taking care after your workout.

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How to feel your best this summer

Be mindful this summer and take some time to pause, rejuvenate and focus on your wellbeing.

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Melbourne’s best healthy food cafes

Melbourne is a treasure trove of quirky, colourful, healthy eateries. Here are some of the best

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7 products to recharge your health

Here’s 7 products to kickstart your spring journey towards a fresh, healthy and energised lifestyle.

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To market, to market

With a shared passion for beautiful produce, Talia Smith and Lorraine Borg are partners in taste.

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Three Blue Ducks: Real food

Chef Mark LaBrooy on fresh spring flavours and everyday wellbeing

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Straight from the source

A peek inside a flourishing Melbourne bulk wholefoods store – and the couple who brought it to life

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Take a step for premature babies

Walk for Prems uses exercise to show compassion for the thousands of premature newborns every year.

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Guy Andrews: Fit for life

Former Ironman Guy Andrews talks about how he's kept fit after competition and offers advice.

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Why I Run: Chris Walker

Chris Walker explains why he continues to run and raise funds for various causes.

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Why I Run: The Wilson Family

The Wilson family on combining their love for the outdoors with a special cause close to their hearts.

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Why I Run: Peter Ryan

Peter Ryan on why he's been running marathons since 1978.

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Starving Artist: Sara Zin’s delicious drawings

Beautiful illustrations and scrumptious recipes go hand in hand for artist and foodie Sara Zin

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Why I Run: Enrique Suana

Enrique Suana on how his passion for running allows him to give something back to the sport he loves.

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Why I Run: Deb and Gerred Sherwood

Deb Sherwood and son Gerred share why they will be running at the Medibank Family Run.

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Why I run: Annie Crawford

Annie Crawford's philanthropic contributions created Can Too, which raises money for cancer research.

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Creating connections for youth mental health

How technology, support and community can help improve the mental wellbeing of young people.

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Zane Holmes: Making waves

Founder of Wave Warriors discusses why he created the event, his career, and tips when at the beach.

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Medibank Wave Warriors 2015/16

The Medibank Wave Warriors is coming soon to a beach near you.

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Jessica Sepel on clean, green living

How food blogger Jessica Sepel keeps her kitchen fresh, light and delicious

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6 new healthy snacks

Satisfy your post-lunch cravings with our pick of the latest nourishing snacks to hit the shelves

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How Jesinta Campbell stays active, nourished and healthy

From fitness moves to favourite foods, Jesinta shares the things that keep her feeling her best.

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Boyhood

Father of 2 Nick Snelling describes the fleeting nature of childhood as he watches his boys grow up.

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A spin class with a fresh twist

Medibank member Lib gives boutique Melbourne spin studio KX Cycle a whirl.

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Recommended reading - Dental care

Experts

10 foods for clean, healthy teeth

Fill up on these deliciously fresh foods to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

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Lifestyle

The history of the toothbrush

What gadget could you absolutely not do without?

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Experts

Why gum health matters

Did you know healthy gums prevent heart disease, memory loss and diabetes? Here's to flossing!

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Caring for braces

Braces will be your best friend (once they’re off your teeth). Here’s a few tips for the meantime.

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Lifestyle

7 reasons to eat more stone fruit

Warm weather brings summery treasures and seasonal stone fruits are at the top of the list.

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Experts

Teeth care for kids

Set your kids up with pearly whites to be proud of. Here’s how to teach them good brushing habits.

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The best way to brush your teeth

You've been brushing your teeth since an early age, but here are some of the mistakes we all make.

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