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Grandparents need to have their say in the way society's going
Should we still be speaking out? By definition of the website name, Starts at 60 Community, we are part of...
An ode to the husband who's watching the game
The Game She stood and she watched As he plonked by the telly A beer in one hand Bowl of...
'I was a handyman at home, with a knack for unconventional fixes'
I was the original Mr Fix-It. I could fix anything. With a wife, two kids, a large house, and an...
'I tricked my husband into giving me the anniversary gift I wanted'
Once upon a time, a long time ago, men brought flowers to their ladies. In fact, it was the done...
Buying underpants should be a simple task - unless you're in Tokyo
Thirty years ago I joined the advertising department of The Financial Review. The night before my first trip to Japan,...
A visit to my childhood beach house brought memories flooding back
I was standing in front of No 63 staring at the mass of construction works. Nothing was left of...
Lost in Siberia: Ticking off the bucket list went horribly wrong
It all started with the ‘bucket list’ that I shared with my son. I had always wanted to travel on...
'After 10 minutes of chatting, I knew the stranger was my soulmate'
It was a warm and humid February evening in 1999, and I was half way through my 48th year. Ten...
Remember this landmark day in Australia's television history?
It’s hard to think back to a time where we couldn’t just sit down in front of the television and...
'As a grandmother, I am disgusted by universities' lack of care'
As a parent, a grandmother and an aunt of past, present and future university students, I am extremely distressed at...
Saturday night nostalgia: The make-up trends we loved over the years
There are entire industries built on the concept of women wanting to look beautiful. And we buy it. Lots of...
'My uncle fell victim to an online dating scam'
When my Uncle Darcy returned from his trip to the Bahamas after an unsuccessful dating trip, I was compelled to...
The emu war: Australia's forgotten battle against bird kind
It was a truly farcical situation, a unit of the Royal Australian Artillery defeated … by a mob of bloody...
'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...
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...
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...
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'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...
'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...
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...
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...
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...
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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.