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'How I manage to tackle my overwhelming to-do list in 10 minutes'
Applying the ten minute rule. I lead a fairly busy life for an ancient lady. I have a lot to...
AFL vs soccer: The verdict is in and it's a controversial one
I’ve been an Australian citizen for 30 years, and I’m proud of it. Australia is without a doubt the best country...
'It was only at the end of my career that I got it figured out'
It’s hard to say what constitutes a triumph. I say so because it’s all relative, isn’t it? What I think...
Deliver me from email: Why nothing replaces the thrill of a letter
A few weeks ago, the postman knocked at our door with a bundle of mail for our next door neighbours....
The benefits of walking you never would have guessed
Walking can be profitable. I often find small change in the street when I go for one of my daily...
'I gave my husband a kidney, but didn't foresee the outcome'
Three days before I gave my husband Deano a kidney for Christmas 2014, I received an email from a psychology...
'How I stop my greatest fear dominating my day-to-day life'
It’s an interesting question isn’t it, as to what one’s greatest fear might be? As a parent, it’s the thought...
'Inside I'm still the person who danced all night at parties'
Okay, I might have lost bits of me – hair falls out, teeth disappear, marbles appear to be rattling and not...
'When I was growing up, I wondered what a nervous breakdown was'
When I was growing up, if someone was ill and were away for a while, I was always told they...
'Why the same movie moved me so much, 50 years later'
‘I will not cease from mental fight, Nor shall my sword rest in my hand Till we have built...
'I thought retirement would be boring. I was wrong!'
There were times when I used to think retirement might border on boredom more than anything else. Instead, retirement bring with...
These 10 questions will help you survive the modern workplace
The future of work and careers is … disconcerting for 50-plus workers. The scope of job functions, where work is...
Starts at 60 Writers
'I finally got rid of self-doubt and changed my life in my 50s'
I had, in my younger years, a rather preconceived idea about what life after 50 and into my 60s would...
Starts at 60 Writers
Rules: Made to be obeyed, or made to be broken?
Recently my wife, a close male friend and I visited a licensed club here in Sydney, of which club we were...
Marcia Hines' amazing 47-year stint in the Aussie limelight
Read about Marcia Hines’ early life here. In 1980, Marcia Hines’ fourth studio album Ooh Child was released and, like...
'I save cash on clothes with easy, old-school sewing skills'
Change it, adapt it, and think laterally – those old-fashioned ideas are key to making a limited wardrobe a whole...
Older workers bring plenty of ideas to the table. Here's why
Does professional and life experience – also known as ‘wisdom’! – have value when it comes to big ideas and...
Starts at 60 Writers
How Marcia Hines won Australia's heart with her beautiful voice
Marcia Elaine Hines was born on July 20, 1953, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was singing deep soul gospel and Catholic...
The lengths I go to to stay healthy and cheat death
There is a lot to be said about the old saying “use it or lose it.” It’s so true as...
How finding the right diet turned my life around at 70
Life was not looking so hot when I turned 70 last year despite the fabulous low-key birthday celebration with...
'My **** has dementia': What it's like to live with ED
One of the drawbacks to ageing is the increase in medical issues that seem to arise. As we age, we...
Starts at 60 Features
How's your hearing health?
There are some quick and easy ways to find out...
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.