Work

When a passion for work careers into an addiction

Cosima Marriner For recovering workaholics, the risk of crossing the line back into unhealthy work habits lurks.

Back to work

Back to work: How to beat the holiday hangover

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MJ Angel As the reality of the working year begins for many of us this week, hearing that alarm going off, getting back into that suit or uniform and facing the working day can be brutal.

We can work it out ... with help

mjb000511.001.001 for Employment.  Photo by Mario Borg.  Relationship counsellor Rosalie Pattenden at work with a couple.

Katherine Feeney “If you and your girlfriend have to go to relationships counselling, clearly you’re in the wrong relationship.”

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A survival guide

When you have to work with your ex

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Clem Bastow A bit of forethought before the foreplay can prevent Hollywood-style tears down the track.

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When the work day never ends

When the work day never ends

Working ourselves to death.

Many people are putting their jobs before their health, writes Linda McSweeny.

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Feminism failing

Life: it's not all about work

Elsa Walsh Some things have been lost in the fight for equal opportunity.

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Real husband vs work husband

Dirty Laundry Heidi Davoren.

Heidi Davoren She talks to him every day. He texts her to make sure she got home ok. She calls him her ‘work husband’.  They have nicknames for each other.

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Head start

Your back-to-work cheat sheet

Kickstart

Georgia Waters You're back behind your desk ready (if perhaps a little reluctantly) to get back to work. Get a head start on the new year by catching up on the major news that happened while you were too busy lying...

New labour laws create huge jump for Fair Work

Paul Bibby THE federal workplace tribunal, Fair Work Australia, has been overwhelmed with claims since new industrial relations laws were introduced last year.

Job joy

Overhaul your work

Sick of work?

Sarah Berry Avatars instead of a CV? Personality could be the key for landing your dream job say the experts.

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Exhausted new fathers face greater safety risk at work

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Adele Horin ALAN CHAVEZ usually thinks nothing of abseiling down a 30-storey building to clean the windows. But after his daughter Luanna was born 11 months ago, the ''rope access technician'' became a bit...

Numbers add up as mothers return to work sooner

D'arne Buckley with son Spencer and daughter Maya

Michelle Griffin For most mothers, the days of staying at home until the youngest child starts school are over.

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Long work hours leave little time for child's play

Kids

Adele Horin AUSTRALIA'S culture of long work hours is putting at risk children's early learning opportunities, a study has found, as parents struggle to find the time to read, sing and talk to their preschoolers.

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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Rise and shine: why getting up at 5am will make you happy

Monday Morning

Sandy Smith If an early start has you rolling back under the duvet, forget about sleep deprivation and get out of bed - morning people are happier and more successful than night owls.

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Learning from experience

When illness can become a source of wisdom

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Will Brodie Being sick makes you a child again.

Battling anorexia

Weight of the world

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Joel Meares Debbie Salmon lived for more than 30 years with anorexia. When the disease finally took her, she left behind a record.

When a child is born

MJ Angel Extramarital affairs and infidelity are common, with websites dedicated to helping people find them, bloggers spilling sordid details of deceptive trysts and more and more lives shattered by the ...

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CityKat

What we learn from our parents' relationship

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Katherine Feeney Did your parents have a happy marriage? If they didn't, are you screwed? Too many of us are beginning on the backfoot, and I wonder, what hope is there, if any?

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Tech gaffes

When online mistakes make us seem creepy

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Henry Alford Have you ever been unintentionally "cybercreepy"? I have.

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