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You’re cooking your food wrong

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Making friends after 50

Making friends after 50

Making friends after 50

Although making friends later in life is difficult, perseverance is worth it.

Why are they so named?

Why are they so named?

Why are they so named?

There sure are some strange collective nouns for animals, trades and professions.

TV and me: it’s all-out war

TV and me: it’s all-out war

TV and me: it’s all-out war

Televisions have their place – behind closed doors in a dedicated room.

How to beat holiday envy

How to beat vacation envy

How to beat holiday envy

Do you envy your holidaying friends? Try these tips to ward off a green-eyed monster

Book Reviews

And the best books for summer are …

If you love books, there is no better gift to receive on Christmas day than a pile of new titles.

Ready set read

Mike Tyson’s Iron Ambition

Ben reviews Mike Tyson’s homage to the man who made him a champion.

Read the review

Book review: Koh-I-Noor

Ben reviews a comprehensive retelling of the world’s most mythical jewel.

Find out more

Movie Reviews

Last Cab to Darwin

Michael Caton’s appearance was sufficient to entice me to see Last Cab to Darwin.

Not to be missed

Ruben Guthrie: alcohol unplugged

Kaye reviews Brendan Cowell’s energetic, some would say explosive film, Ruben Guthrie.

We loved it!

A grand return for Mr Holmes

Mr Holmes tells the tale of an ageing detective trying to put together the pieces of his past.

Highly recommended


Dress for Success

Dress for Success provides professional attire to disadvantaged women. Can you help?

Make a difference

The gift of giving

If there is someone in your life who has everything, or you just don’t want to give a gift which gets thrown to the back of the cupboard, why not think about a gift that keeps on giving? Organisations such as Oxfam and CARE Australia ...

Charity gifts

Inspirational gifting

While we may covet the latest gadget or new item of clothing for Christmas, we should ask ourselves, do we really need it? Even a few dollars can help people much more in need this Christmas. Mission Australia helps families and individuals who have nowhere ...

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History’s greatest mad scientist

The most important scientist the world never knew, Nikola Tesla was born on this day in 1856.

An incredible genius

Vale Nicholas Winton

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

British Schindler

The real George Orwell

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

George Orwell


Can walking keep you healthy?

The experts have their say on the benefits of getting out and about.

Walk in the park

A precious gift for the grandkids

How you can instil confidence and enjoy some all-important quality time?

Books aloud

Aussie New Year’s Eve hotspots

If your party invite went missing this year, where should you celebrate New Year’s Eve?

NYE hot spots

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