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Six tips for if you're still in or rejoining the workforce
Australians are working later and postponing retirement. According to a study by the University of Melbourne The University of Melbourne...
We need a more diverse range of accents on Australian television
When Australia’s national broadcaster first offered me the opportunity to go to air as a reporter in 1970, on This Day...
'I love lightning storms, but not the downpour that follows'
I live in a 300-year-old converted barn in central France, and we have just had a massive thunderstorm at 3am. I love...
'I didn't realise I was agoraphobic until recently'
Hovering around the top of my somewhat fluid list of all-time favourite movies is Agora, a film by Alejandro Amenabar,...
Diane Keaton's charm shown off to full effect in rom-com Hampstead
This review may contain spoilers, so proceed with caution if you haven’t seen it! If you are after a rom-com...
Aunt Daisy's brilliant advice for naming babies
The phone rang, and there was Aunt Daisy’s familiar voice, “Henry are you doing anything?” I rolled over to see...
My miserable week turned around in the simplest of ways
Have you ever had one of those weeks? One that makes you feel down and a little miserable? This past...
Christmas 1972: When the universe gave me exactly what I asked for
It was getting late in the hot afternoon of 24th December 1972; six days before the end of a long...
My family's fascinating connection with American history
With all the controversy about the removal of statues in American cities which have stood in honour of the...
Saturday night nostalgia: The things women today wouldn't believe
We may not have achieved full equality just yet, but when we look back at the way things used to...
'The flu shot gave me a sense of security until I got sick'
Like all people my age with an eye on our health, I had my flu shot in April. The flu...
My granddaughter's baking lesson brought back so many memories
Some time ago, my granddaughter Amelie, decided to teach me how to make her ‘magic cake’. “Sounds good to me.”...
Can you imagine commuting in your own private aircraft?
Now you’re flying baby, and don’t come that old Erica Jong ‘Fear of Flying’ fogey on me. How technology changes....
The amazing stuff you can buy from vending machines these days
Who can remember putting a coin in the gumball machine at the local corner store? What about giving the kids...
'A twist of fate led to the kindest thing anyone has done for me'
As I am meditating I start to cry. Tears of gratitude flood my eyes. I look over to my weathered...
How 1950s glamour is still setting the tone for evening wear
When it comes to 195os styles, there was one thing a woman never forgot. Her handbag. Starts at 60 spoke...
'I want to make an advanced health directive, but I can't'
I’m trying to make an advanced health directive, so that in the event I become incapacitated, my wishes can be...
'It's only rock-n-roll but, 60 years later, I still like it'
I first heard the word ‘rock’ in relation to the jazzy music my sisters and I used to jive to...
Ian Moss reveals hard lessons learnt with Cold Chisel
Many know Ian Moss as a musician with one of the biggest Australian bands of all time Cold Chisel. What...
Older workers are often viewed as being 'past their use-by date'
By Doug Freeman, Ideascape Inc. Let’s talk “use by” dates. No, not the ones on your cereal or that questionable...
Adventures driving my unstoppable Aunt Daisy
My Aunt Daisy is a lady well into her eighties who refers to herself as being well seasoned. She’ll never...
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Health and Wellbeing: Live better at 60 and beyond
Our ten part health and wellbeing series looks at your health from all directions and provides the tips, tricks and tools to live longer, healthier and happier at 60.
Changes to home care: what you need to know
Find out what the February 2017 changes could mean for you or a loved one.