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Tattoos in the classroom

A news article has been doing the rounds in the last day about an English teaching student who was demanded to cover up her visible tattoos[...]

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Modern dating advice from Jane Austen…

According to the Daily Mail, one of the greatest romance writers of all time has had her messages translated into rules for dating in the modern[...]

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Tobe Frank: I need a holiday from retirement

To be frank, I think I need to retire from retirement; a holiday from it at the very least. I’m completely rooted, I’m pooped, I’m flatter than[...]

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The five things retirement living teaches you

The way we think about retirement living has huge impacts on how we make decisions about our retirement future. And for many of us right now, we[...]

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We all want to live longer, but could there be a limit?

Everything we do these days works towards living longer. It is something that we have all started subconsciously factoring into our decision making. We choose to[...]

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Newcastle cafe causes hot debate on social media

What would you do if your local cafe told you that you couldn’t bring along your grandchild again? What would you do? A coffee shop in[...]

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Did you grow up like this?

We had pretty great childhoods… We rode our bikes, we stayed out until the street lights came on, we climbed trees and we were allowed to[...]

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Flying with Qantas just got a whole lot more comfortable…

Qantas is one of the airlines that has been renowned for its comfortable experiences. And now, their series of A330s have had a makeover – and[...]

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Oscar de la Renta designer and patternmaker

For many here who made their own dresses in the 70s, 80s and even 90s, an Oscar de la Renta pattern was a very special and[...]

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Living More

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Flashing lights

On a recent flight, an elderly passenger kept peering out the window. Since it was totally dark, all she could see was the blinking wing-tip light.[...]

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Living out loud: changing my life after nearly losing it

When I was a little girl, people would say I had no tongue. I never spoke to anyone and was attached desperately to my father –[...]

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Battling the symptoms of menopause

Our experiences going through menopause provide for plenty of discussion, mostly about the frustrations. But today, I have to tell you a positive story we heard[...]

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Blogs More

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Becoming gluten free changed my life

I had my first surgery on my head when I was in primary school. All I remember is being sent to school with my head bandaged[...]

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The job interview I wasn’t prepared for…

Looking back to my teens, it is amazing how much change in my thinking there has been. Back then I didn’t ask questions for fear of[...]

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A big responsibility – larger than life leaders

It is probably made-up but I still like it. Labor MP Bessie Braddock – a fiery and single minded crusading socialist if ever there was one[...]

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State elections: more promises, more let downs

We have State elections coming up in a few weeks’ time, much to the excitement of the public, I’m sure; we all love a good election,[...]

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You can do it alone – no agents required!

Real estate agents will tell you that selling your house is not as easy as it looks, that agents know the market and can get you[...]

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The adventure continues for the Leylands

Life is a journey for all of us but the road is longer for some. If you watched TV in the 70s and 80s you’ll remember[...]

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Living high in the sky: A lifestyle choice for boomers and empty nesters?

Sky-high apartment towers are being approved in the hearts of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne at a faster pace than we’ve seen in a long time and[...]

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Do your grandchildren affect where you live?

How much time you spend with your grandchildren depends on so many different things. How old they are, whether they live nearby, your relationship with your[...]

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Selling up just to get by in retirement

Retirement can come to us in so many different ways: we can be expecting it and planning it, or we can sort of fall into it.[...]

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Big ticket savings – four simple ideas you should consider in retirement

For your whole life, you have been working hard, and now your retirement is here, and you’re ready to start living it.  For some there is[...]

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Retirement: reality vs. expectations

Do you remember what you thought of retirement before you took the leap? Were you full of relief and excitement? And now that you are retired,[...]

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This could save you thousands in retirement… So why aren’t you doing it?

Retirement living has many perks – more time, less expenses, more fun, more options and fewer restrictions. But, there is another advantage to retirement living that[...]

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The great Australian gender wealth gaps

It is hard to imagine that in all of our years as a nation that we still haven’t got this one crucial thing right…..the gender pay[...]

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Entertainment More

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This week’s famous people out and about… in pictures!

Why buy the trashy magazines… when you can get your fix of what happened to the world’s maturing stars this week right here… in pictures! Smile[...]

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GIVEAWAY – The Code: Season One

Stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia’s outback to the corridors of power in Canberra, The Code is the story of two brothers who unearth classified information[...]

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Won’t you ring my bell?

We’re used to bells on dogs collars but this is one bell noise we wouldn’t get sick of hearing…. Watch as this adorable 10-week old Dachschund[...]

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Travel More

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Considering flying with Malaysia Airlines?

Flying overseas from Australian shores poses a tough question for many travellers: which airline will provide the best on board experience? Malaysia Airlines is a name[...]

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Why fly Cathay Pacific?

Planning your next getaway? Before you take off, you need to decide which airline is best for you. Most holidaymakers think about price when booking their[...]

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I’m not a good tourist… [Backpacking over 60]

This is the fifth instalment of Libby’s incredible backpacking adventure! To read her last post, click here. What a day, no driving so we took the advice[...]

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A short break with culture, history and entertainment…

if you want a short break with a gentle[...]


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GIVEAWAY – Legendary soprano Inessa Galante returns to Australia

Latvian Opera’s internationally acclaimed prima donna Inessa Galante, is returning[...]

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Cruise along the majestic Mekong on a budget!

The Mekong River is one of the “must do”[...]


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Return flights to LA for less than $1000? Yes please!

Thanks to Escape Travel you can enjoy return economy[...]


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