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When Attenborough met Obama

When Attenborough met Obama

Two influential men discuss the world’s critical environmental issues.

Telstra’s $90 million phone bill

Telstra’s $90 million phone bill

Telstra has lost millions of dollars on its phone line deal with the DHS.

The true story of the Pied Piper

The true story of the Pied Piper

On this day in 1284, the Pied Piper of Hamelin lured 130 children away with ...

Miniseries on Alan Bond’s life

Miniseries on Alan Bond’s life

The Nine Network is creating a miniseries about Alan Bond’s life.

Drug policy may save $300 million

Drug policy may save $300 million

Government and patients would save millions of dollars with this policy.

A tribute to Margaret Olley

A tribute to Margaret Olley

The Australian queen of still-life painting, Margaret Olley was born on this day in 1923.

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Health & Beauty Tips is packed with advice for mature women.

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Win tickets to see Madame Bovary

Win one of five double passes to see the film Madame Bovary.

Win tickets

Win The Secret River on DVD

Win one of five DVD copies of the landmark television mini-series The Secret River.

Win a DVD

Jokes

Aussie trucker and the emu

Be careful for what you wish; it may just come true.

Have a laugh

Autocorrect faux pas and bye mum

In this week’s Friday funnies, it ‘seems’ a husband and son have been shafted.

Have a laugh

The free haircut

A barber discovers that offering a free haircut costs him more than for what he bargained.

Have a laugh

Photos

Unlikely sleeping buddies

Take a look at our gallery of perfect pet siestas.

Perfect pet siestas

Mother Nature reclaims what’s hers

These 10 photos show Mother Nature reclaiming what was once hers.

A bit creepy

Loneliness in old age

Petra Bensted has created this photo essay to illustrate the loneliness felt by seniors.

Sundays are the worst!

Videos

Misheard lyrics

Why not watch this video of Peter Kay realising his lyrical mistakes?

Fluffing your words

Five best dog adoption videos

These five videos promoting dog adoption are sure to put a smile on your face

Heart melting!

Dog and lion best friends

Meet Bonedigger the crippled lion and Milo the miniature sausage dog.

Unbelievably incredible

Tributes

Vale Nicholas Winton

Sir Nicholas Winton, the ‘British Schindler’ of WW2, has passed away at age 106.

British Schindler

A tribute to Margaret Olley

The Australian queen of still-life painting, Margaret Olley was born on this day in 1923.

Margaret Olley tribute

The real George Orwell

Eric Blair, otherwise known as George Orwell, was born on this day in 1903.

George Orwell

Member

Caroline’s poem

Caroline has shared her poem on the frustrations of ageing.

Read her work

Steve Martin is a first-time dad at 67

Actor Steve Martin has become a father for the first time at 67

Is 67 too old to become a father?

Trying tai chi

YOURLifeChoices member Brian talks about starting tai chi, and the little slice of calm it has added into his week. How did you get into tai chi? It was one of those things that had been on the periphery of ...

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Resources

Style watch – Which glasses suit you?

Changing your current frames is a great way to update your wardrobe

Find fashionable glasses for less

Go green and cancel your phonebook

Did you know that one simple phone call could help save the environment?

How to cancel the yearly phonebook

Top 10 natural disaster websites

Ensure you and your loved ones stay safe this summer

Get the latest disaster warnings

Activities

Decluttering tips from Oprah’s guru

Find out the cleverest ways to help you banish the clutter from Oprah's organising guru

Get decluttering tips

Five things to do with eggs

Check out these five things to do with eggs.

It’s a cracker!

Five free language-learning websites

Five best websites to help you learn another language for free.

Learn another language for free

AgeWave

Who’s worried about ageing?

Pew Research’s latest paper on global attitudes to ageing is a real eye-opener.

Which countries are worried?

You’re still hot to me

You’re still hot to me is a straight-up look at the world of menopause.

Read the review

Planning for Act 4

How can you make the most of your mature workforce?

Retain your baby boomer workforce

Word of the week

Jiggery-pokery

pronunciation:jiguhree-'pohkuhree noun: (colloquial) dishonest dealing; trickery. origin: from Scottish joukery-pawkery clever trickery, from jouk to skulk + pawk a trick

Word of the week

Quidnunc

pronunciation : kwid-nuhngk noun :an inquisitive and gossipy person (archaic); plural: quidnuncs. origin : early 18th century from Latin quid nunc?, meaning ‘what now?’.

Word of the week

Etymology

pronunciation :etuh'moluhjee noun : 1.  the systematic study of historical linguistic change, especially as applied to individual words. 2.  the body of knowledge relating to this study. 3.  an account of the history of a particular word. 4.  the derivation of a ...

Word of the week

Entertainment

The Dalai Lama turns 80 today

The spiritual leader of Tibet and, as some may say, the world, turns 80 today.

Happy birthday

Matt Preston – foodies’ favourite

Food critic, celebrity chef and host of MasterChef Australia, Matt Preston, is 54 today.

Celebrity chef

When Attenborough met Obama

Two influential men discuss the world’s critical environmental issues.

Must-see documentary

Seniors Discounts

Discount energy plans

A new Victorian Government initiative eases the cost of living for Victorian seniors.

Save a bundle on your energy bill

Save 15% at Chalet Swiss Spa

This European style B&B is now offering 15 per cent off all room rates for Senior Card holders.

Relax and save

Save with NSW Seniors Card

Save with your Seniors Card when you book your next APT land or cruise tour.

Find out more

Stylewatch

How to buy the right jeans

Our tips help make finding the perfect jeans painless as possible.

Which jeans for you?

The evolution of Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren keeps getting better with age.

The epitome of class

How to get ready faster

Here are five tips to help you get ready quickly without looking like you’ve made any less effort.

Get dressed in a dash

Christmas

Low-fat Baked Chicken Parcels

These chicken and tomato parcels only take about 30 minutes to make

Bon appetit!

Dogs failing at fetch

These canine characters fail at fetching.

Fetch it Fido!

Reflect and reset for 2015

The end of a year is the perfect time to reflect on what you have achieved.

Reflections shared

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