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'I was forced into early retirement to avoid a complete burnout'

As I  walked into my overcrowded workspace, I felt the tears well up once again. I had engaged in a...
Blogs
15 Sep

The survivor: The story of a rescue hen

Being born is a bit of a hazy memory. I just seemed to wake up one day, and there I...
Blogs
15 Sep

Has this new funeral trend taken it too far?

There’s lots of ways you can hold a funeral. First there the options of burial or cremation. Then there’s the...
Starts at 60 Writers
14 Sep

'I've started thinking about my wishes for my body after I die'

When Uncle Freddy died, there was much consternation within the family as to what to do with his body. It...
Blogs
14 Sep

'If I had designed humans, I would have done things differently'

The human body is undoubtedly the most wonderful piece of engineering, designed over billions of trial-and-error years by “nature” (I’m...
Blogs
14 Sep

Simple steps to invigorate your mind and get a new zest for life

Brain plasticity—also called neuroplasticity—is an odd term for most people, with the word ‘plastic’ causing images of Tupperware to pop...
Blogs
13 Sep

Sigrid Thornton reveals brave lessons her mother taught her

Sigrid Thornton is no stranger to fighting for her rights, and for also being behind bars. The Aussie star featured...
Nostalgia
12 Sep

Why bargain hunting's great fun, even when you don't spot a bargain

“Come on we have places to go, girl,” my friend said. “All the bargains will be snapped up!” The long...
Blogs
12 Sep