Getting in the right headspace

Young people will get faster access to mental health treatment and early intervention services

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Grandparents raising grandkids

Retired Australian grandparents spend an average $400 a month toward the cost of rearing their grandkids, recent research has shown.

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How Australians spend an average day

There are 24 hours in a day and there are plenty of ways to use them. How exactly does the average Aussie spend their time?

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It takes a village to care for a village

There is a lovely African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, which highlights the importance of community in the growth and development of children

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Life is not always smooth sailing

Raymond Zielonka believes that, in a sense, we all sail through our lives; sometimes the water is smooth, sometimes it’s rough

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Respecting and protecting our elders

Elderly people are among the most vulnerable in the community and sadly, they are all too often exploited and abused by those they trust most.

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The lifetime cost of kids

From birth to adulthood and beyond, the joy of having children comes with a significant price tag. A first child may cost up to $13,000 in the first year.

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Poor sleep makes for a bad day at work

Where mobile phones are glued to hands, eyes are fixed to screens and free time is increasingly precious, getting a good night’s sleep is ever more difficult.

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Credit when it’s due

Who hasn’t whipped out their credit card for that impulse buy or big-ticket item? We consider the pros and cons of paying with plastic.

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Home sweet alternative home

Want to live sustainably – and mortgage free? Check out these increasingly fashionable and fully functional homes for a fraction of the cost of bricks and mortar.

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Cities that cater for young and old

A push to make our growing cities work better for both 8-year-olds and 80-year-olds could have broad benefits for the entire population.

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10 intrepid travel apps

No modern traveller would be without their Uber, Airbnb and TripAdvisor apps, but here are a few lesser-known gems that you’ll want to keep handy

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6 great ways to get your yoga on

The science is in: yoga is good for you. From back pain to foggy brain, a little downward dog will soon have you looking up.

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Life reboots at 50

Turning 50 offers plenty of upside. Old pressures ease off, making room for new adventures. Here are five ways to enjoy your sixth decade.

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The Smart Money starts out Money Smart

A 2017 study by Mortgage Choice found 60% of Australians rated their overall financial knowledge as average, poor or very poor.

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A little Nudge can go a long way

Ever needed motivation to move things forward? We take a close look at how one simple economic theory can have a huge effect on individuals and entire populations.

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Fighting financial abuse

Nearly 16% of Australian women have been financially abused by a partner, according to a recent study by RMIT University researchers.

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Men STOPping Violence Against Women

Australia’s biggest domestic violence prevention charity White Ribbon has created ‘tool kits’ designed to help men do more to prevent violence against women.

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The tree change is back

City dwellers weary of the rat race are once again turning their backs on the big smoke in favour of better quality of life in the bush or by the beach.

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Cut & glue designer genes

Could we cure incurable diseases? Sure. Stop the spread of malaria? Quite possibly. Protect food crops from disease and environmental stress?

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