Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne is a Social Affairs Reporter for Fairfax Media

Royal visit

Princess Mary visit boosts morale after 'week from hell'

Rachel Browne Blue Mountains residents have described a visit from Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary as an enormous morale boost after the week from hell.

Home style

At home with Jenni Seton

At home with Jenni Seton,

Rachel Browne The chief executive of cancer charity Redkite has a passion for her work that is matched only by her devotion as an aunt.

Attitude change

Parents wait until children go, then do the same thing

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Rachel Browne For an increasing number of long-term marriages, it's no longer a case of until death do us part, it's a matter of until the children depart from the family nest.

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Dropping sex

Hold the sauce, Cleo's gone prudish

Miranda Kerr.

Rachel Browne More than 40 years after shaking up women's magazines with its racy mix of centrefolds and sealed sections, Cleo magazine is starting another revolution by dropping sex from the cover.

Seniors not retiring from bedroom, says Ita

Ita Buttrose

Rachel Browne CONTRARY to popular belief, sex was not invented by the young.

Charity offerings down but people power out in force


Rachel Browne THE groups that support needy people at Christmas are doing it tough themselves this year with charity organisations saying donations have slumped compared with last December.

Gen Y men prove to be hopeless romantics

Gen Y man

Rachel Browne TECHNOLOGY is increasingly the matchmaker in modern relationships but it appears that when it comes to dating, old conventions still prevail.

Wedded hiss

Early days more hangover than honeymoon

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Rachel Browne THE honeymoon period is a myth, according to new research which has found that couples are unhappiest in their first year of marriage.

First year of marriage can become wedded hiss for the unhappy couple

Alicia Zhang and Jonathan Xue.

Rachel Browne The honeymoon period is a myth, according to new Australian research which has found that couples are unhappiest in their first year of marriage.

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Men fare better after divorce

<i>Illustration: Karl Hilzinger</i>

Rachel Browne IF FALLING in love is hard on the knees, falling out of love is harder on the wallet. Australian research shows that the assets of those who split up are $180,000 to $190,000 less than non-divorced...

At home with Jenny Kee


Rachel Browne Fashion designer and painter Jenny Kee's home is a retreat - literally - and testament to inspiration as well as a source of it.

Try a marathon a day to keep you feeling young

Rachel Browne AT AN age when many of his contemporaries are taking up golf, Terry Diamond decided to launch himself into running marathons.

Clutch of class chez Vuitton

Miranda Kerr and Delta Goodrem.

Rachel Browne IF THERE was ever any doubt Australia has been cushioned from the rest of the world's fiscal troubles, look no further than the grand opening of the latest Louis Vuitton store.

Royals help kids stand up to bullying


Rachel Browne WITH four children of her own, Princess Mary probably knows a thing or two about keeping them safe.

Body work

Massage: what's best for you?


Rachel Browne Shiatsu or Swedish, remedial or reflexology - what you need and why.

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Demi's bite-size plan to detoxify

Demi Moore

Rachel Browne THE actor Demi Moore has a well-earned reputation as a fan of extreme health and beauty programs.

Desperately seeking sperm: couple will swap for eggs

Elisa and Andrea

Rachel Browne THEY are a loving couple in a stable relationship with a spacious family home in Sydney's inner west.

New carriers a weight off parents' shoulders

Laura Haldane, of Balgowlah Heights, with her two year old daughter Grace in the Piggyback Rider.13 October 2011

Rachel Browne FOR some parents their children are, quite literally, a pain in the neck. Or an ache in their shoulders. Or maybe the lower back.

Diet psychology

What's your eating personality?

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Rachel Browne It is the most important tool in weight loss and often the most overlooked. No, it's not a high-tech exercise machine or a set of digital scales. It's the human brain.

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Not so sweet

How too much sugar AGEs you


Rachel Browne Sweet treats may be attacking your skin as well as your waistline.

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