Life

Same-self marriage takes the maybe out of 'I do'

Katherine Feeney   They say you find happiness in marriage.

Gwyneth was right, conscious uncoupling works

Gwyneth Paltrow

Michael Coulter   "Conscious uncoupling", the phrase, washed up on the shore of the English language last year with all the style and subtlety of a rotting whale. 

Flannos v ballgowns: a Bachelor debate

Tessa meets the Bachelor, Sam Wood (still in her formal attire).

Mary Ward   Is Tessa onto something?

Why the lonely stay lost in loneliness

Not alone: one third of Australians feel lonely.

Sarah Berry   We crave connection and yet it is all too easy to stay lost in loneliness.

Glamour magazine retracts embarrassing listicle: 13 Little Things That Can Make Men Fall Hard for You

Whip him up a quick post-sex snack: the key to relationship success.

Sarah Berry   You sometimes have to wonder whether relationship/sex advice from magazines is designed to help or humiliate.

Head or heart person? Your life depends on the answer

Learning what role the "heart" plays when making decisions can help us to be more effective.

Sarah Berry   Your answer to this question may offer more insight into you and your decision-making process than you might think.

Does your dog need vitamin pills?

Should Fido take his fish oil when you do?

Mary Ward   The new frontier in pet care.

Sleep deprivation 'as bad as smoking'

Sleepless nights: the precursor to an array of problems.

People who rise too early or get by on too little sleep are just as bad as smokers, and can function as poorly as drunks, says leading neuroscientist as he urges the country to get back to bed.

Pressing the pause button on life

Blissful boating and
beaching in the Caribbean
and Cancun.

11:45 PM   Taking a "pause" in life was something Shannah Kennedy had heard of, but didn't think was possible. Could you only do it when you were young and responsibility-free? After a long discussion, she and her husband Michael decided to press the button.

The problem with having one child

Only the lonely? Is having one child selfish?

Katherine Feeney   We thought people would respect our choice but having an only child seems to be the one subject still open to discrimination.

Marcy's Diner owner Darla Neugebauer faces backlash for screaming at crying toddler

"Being physical is not something I cower from": Daria's Diner owner Darla Neugebauer.

Kate Aubusson   A US restaurateur has made international headlines and split public opinion after she yelled at a two-year-old child crying incessantly in her busy diner as the child's parents sat idle.

The best age to get married

Is preventing divorce simply a matter of getting married at the right time?

Mary Ward   Not too young, and not too old. That's reportedly the best age to get married. Not everyone agrees.

Study identifies four 'drunk personality' types

Know a "mean drunk"? It might not have anything to do with how much they drink.

Mary Ward   And, if it's you, it could mean you have a problem.

The little boy who can't eat still dares to dream big

Dayton Preston has been fed through a tube his whole life.

Taryn Utiger   Dayton was born with a heart defect, and after numerous surgeries, was left unable to eat. But the 10-year-old's condition has started affecting him in ways he never even considered.

Woman adopts best friend's four daughters

Laura Ruffino with best friend Elizabeth Diamond.

Best friends share everything - and for these two life-long friends, that includes family.

Helpful hook ups

Is casual sex good for you?

Amy Schumer and Bill Hader hook up in the comedy <i>Trainwreck</i>. But is casual sex a laughing matter?

Matty Silver   These days "friends with benefits" are as common as platonic friends.

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The cost of self-control

Effort: struggle and self-control can equate to greater success but can also take a greater toll on health.

Sarah Berry   While disadvantaged people who work hard to succeed earn praise, their achievements come at the expense of their health.

CityKat

Dealing with uncomfortable sexual fantasies

Have you been rocked by a request from a lover?

Katherine Feeney   What happens when your lover's bedroom request leaves you stone-cold and strung-out?

How's the serenity: what makes Australians feel happy and healthy

Workaholics rejoice – it won't make you miserable.

Aisha Dow   When it comes to achieving good health and happiness in Australia, it just might pay off (all things considered) to be a wholesome type of person.

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