Jill Stark is a senior writer for The Sunday Age. She is the author of High Sobriety, a book about Australia's drinking culture and how she survived a year without booze.
Jill Stark In a world captivated by youth, it can be hard to break free from the social constructs of young and old style.
Jill Stark It does not take much to succeed as a father in the modern age. Single-handedly taking your children to the park without injuring them is enough to gain the praise of strangers.
Jill Stark Women deliver babies with less fuss than the way you puff and whine through a bicep curl.
Jill Stark According to researcher Brené Brown, if you have one 'move a body' friend in your life, you're lucky
Mourning a child
Jill Stark When my best friend's five-year-old son died suddenly, it left a hole so enormous I couldn’t believe it wasn’t leading the 6 o’clock news.
Jill Stark When the lights go down, I have no idea what to expect. But the music starts and it just happens: we dance.
Jill Stark His rage was never far from the surface. Dinner was served too early. Dinner was served too late. The house wasn't clean enough. It didn't take much to set him off.
Jill Stark Psychologists say it's vital children are taught to face harsh realities.
Jill Stark A new year: a new you. It's the diet industry's perennial catch cry. But as obesity rates continue to climb, weight-loss companies are rebranding their message.
Jill Stark A world-first study by Australian researchers will investigate whether major depression can be treated with wholesome food.
Jill Stark Almost two thirds of teenagers at schoolies week celebrations will have more than 10 drinks a night and ''hook up'' with a stranger.
Jill Stark IT'S maligned as a talking cure for the rich and neurotic, where Freud's theories of penis envy, castration anxiety and Oedipal urges are explored through endless years of couch therapy.
Jill Stark I was the binge drinking reporter. During the week I wrote about Australia's booze-soaked culture. At the weekends I wrote myself off.
Jill Stark OWNERS of private IVF clinics are putting profits ahead of progeny by not offering cheaper treatments that would give more Australian women access to reproductive therapy, one of the world's leading...
Jill Stark JUNK food companies are making customers fat, then selling them the cure, health experts claim.
Jill Stark THE breast cancer lobby's ''pink steamroller'' is diverting funding and public awareness from ovarian cancer and contributing to low survival rates, a leading specialist says.
War on obesity
Jill Stark and Sarah Whyte GRAPHIC adverts similar to pictures on cigarette packets could be used on junk food as a desperate measure to curb the obesity epidemic.
Jill Stark CREDIT card debts, bad behaviour at work functions and simmering family disputes can conspire to make the festive season one of the year's most stressful times, mental health experts say.
Jill Stark and Elise Dalley A GOURMET meal may be as bad for you as a Big Mac, according to diabetes researchers who are alarmed at the rise in young men diagnosed with the disease.
Jill Stark Cancer specialists warn that private clinics offering unproven breast screening methods as a ''safe'' alternative to mammograms could be putting women's lives at risk.