Short changed

Girls get less pocket money than boys

Kids chores: Bridget, 11 yrs and her brother Liam, 8.

Matt Wade The gender pay gap gets plenty of attention. But what about the pocket money gap? Just as men tend to get paid more than women, boys tend to get more pocket money than girls.

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Money matters

Money can't buy happiness, but being happy pays


Daniella Miletic Does being happy make you better off financially? After years of studying the influence money has on happiness, one Australian economist set out to examine the reverse.

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Raising kids for free: why I won't be spending money on my son in 2013

Kids' toys.

Hattie Garlick has resolved to strike a blow against 'kiddy consumerism' - and she's not alone.

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Pregnancy power shift: money does the talking

Baby bonus has

Adele Horin WHEN a couple disagrees on whether to have a child or more children, the woman's wishes usually prevail.

Great demand

Why some men see sex workers

Man and woman kissing

Matty Silver The topic of sex workers receives more hostile attention in the media than any other sexual issue. Sex work is highly stigmatised; referring to female sex workers as prostitutes in the public domain...

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Kiss goodbye: Have we forgotten how great a pash can be?

20 Strangers Kiss

Katherine Feeney Somewhere between watching 20 strangers kissing for the first time, and writing The Kiss into my scarily-soon-to-be wedding ceremony, I realised something: We don’t give the kiss enough lip service.

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Why are single men so scared of love?

man and heartbreak

Katherine Feeney When it comes to finding someone to love, why are we hiding behind our machines? And is this cowardly, or clever? Have we evolved, or devolved, socially speaking?

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Virtually yours

Players aplenty in dating game

The Sunday Age M Magazine. The influence of online dating.Pic shows model Kate MAc from Chadwicks.*****PLEASE CREDIT LOCATION AS

Joanne Brookfield Matchmaking has become a big business.

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Breaking her silence

Rachael Taylor opens up about violent past

Rachael Taylor

Australian actress Rachael Taylor has spoken for the first time about being the victim of domestic violence.

DIY wedding day

Cassy Small A growing number of brides are opting to pick up the hot glue gun as they prepare for their special day.

'I don’t need a penis to feel like a dude'


Annabel Ross Meet Buck Angel: trans man, adult film star and LGBT icon.

Outsource personal life

It's time to take our life off the market


Cosima Marriner Do we outsource too much of ourselves?

New dating app

Carrot Dating redefines desperate and dateless


Clem Bastow The premise of this new dating app is simple: convince people to go on dates with you by offering them a material gift in return.

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Helping each other

Colleagues are the greatest mentors

Women laughing

Shelly Horton I'm feeling a lot of love for female journalists at the moment.

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Wine and whine

I'm so bored with people abstaining from drinking

drugs and alcohol

Shelly Horton I went on FebFast once thinking it would help me lose weight. The only thing I lost was four weeks.

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Your week in the stars

Ally (Calista Flockhart, R) and John (Peter MacNicol, L) come up with a creative way to help sway the jury toward their side in an emotionally-charged legal case on the

Kelli Fox What's in store this week?

Hero's welcome

Malala steals the show at star-packed Glamour Women of the Year awards

Malala Yousafzai

Jocelyn Noveck There was a flamboyant pop star. A legendary singer. A TV star, some supermodels, and one of the world's most powerful philanthropists.

'Til death do us part (with cash)


Katherine Feeney The price of weddings has gone up. Again. Now, a survey by a national bridal magazine shows, Aussies will spend upwards of $54,000 on their nuptials.

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Demanding in-laws: where do you draw the line?

in law

Katherine Feeney I'm about to acquire some new parents through marriage. Thankfully, mine are lovely (hi guys!).

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When your heart fails you


It seems so unfair. They don't smoke, they eat well and they exercise regularly. So why do healthy people have heart attacks?