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The dinner party is no longer serving its purpose
Opinion
Friendship

The dinner party is no longer serving its purpose

The last dinner party I attended, the hostess barricaded herself in the kitchen when the slow-cooked Greek lamb went awry.

  • by Penny Flanagan

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'Hate at first sight' exists. But what can you do about it?
Daily Life

'Hate at first sight' exists. But what can you do about it?

Where attraction can exist, so too can repulsion.

  • by Kerri Sackville
The questions you should (and shouldn't) ask your ex partner
Opinion

The questions you should (and shouldn't) ask your ex partner

We only dated for six months but my ex from 17 years ago left quite an impression on me.

  • by Melissa Singer
Fake it till you make it with parenting
Motherhood

Fake it till you make it with parenting

If you’re like me, living with the curse of perfectionism, the criteria and markers for parenting leave you treading the murky waters of self-doubt.

  • by Kylie Orr
I suppose we should be grateful to Michelle Guthrie
Daily Life

I suppose we should be grateful to Michelle Guthrie

The wider significance of Michelle Guthrie stepping into the #MeToo camp, and what good it may do to help women across the workforce, is yet to be discerned.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
What divorcing men can learn from Karl Stefanovic's fate
Opinion
Daily Life

What divorcing men can learn from Karl Stefanovic's fate

Enduring, close interest in Karl Stefanovic's personal life holds lessons for other divorcing family men.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
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Every day, my 16-year-old visits the stranger who saved him, and me
Parenting

Every day, my 16-year-old visits the stranger who saved him, and me

Hers was not the first phone call I’d received like this, but it was the first one I’d taken from a complete stranger.

  • by Bernadette Morley
'The links between mass shootings and violence against women are not arbitrary'
Guns in America

'The links between mass shootings and violence against women are not arbitrary'

Perpetrators of mass violence do not spring out of the ether. Their entitlement has been brewing for a long time while their growing rage goes unchecked.

  • by Clementine Ford
Report warns of 'emerging crisis' for financial security of Sydney women
Daily Life

Report warns of 'emerging crisis' for financial security of Sydney women

Forty-nine per cent of women said they were "struggling or just getting along".

  • by Wendy Tuohy
Why do 34 Anglican schools want the right to reject gay people like me?
Opinion
Opinion

Why do 34 Anglican schools want the right to reject gay people like me?

"Wealth, religion and politics all intertwined to create an environment where sex and sexuality were hush-hush."

  • by Isabelle Laker
Do grandparents have the 'right' to see their grandchildren?
Daily Life

Do grandparents have the 'right' to see their grandchildren?

Can a grandparent insist on access to a child over the wishes of the parent?

  • by Kasey Edwards