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When foods fall out of fashion

When foods fall out of fashion

Trends in food and drink are organic and mysterious - even snake sake may have had its day.

  • by Amelia Lester

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Is it time to rethink the way we pack our suitcases?
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Is it time to rethink the way we pack our suitcases?

Climate change, packing cubes and matcha tea – there is much to consider when going on a trip.

  • by Amelia Lester
Big lessons hit home as Typhoon Trami rages
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Big lessons hit home as Typhoon Trami rages

A big lesson from my typhoon experience? Maybe we need to begin rethinking what is regarded as prime real estate.

  • by Amelia Lester
The bright side of loneliness: sardines, toast and no need to nag
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The bright side of loneliness: sardines, toast and no need to nag

Home alone? Again? Maybe there's an upside.

  • by Amelia Lester
There's a dressing down as mould takes its toll
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There's a dressing down as mould takes its toll

Velvet trousers and silk shirts are out as a new look takes shape in one slow, damp sweep.

  • by Amelia Lester
How Wahlberg, Paltrow and co keep life interesting
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How Wahlberg, Paltrow and co keep life interesting

There's something grotesquely appealing about learning the daily habits of the rich and famous.

  • by Amelia Lester
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A mother's lot: At last, bliss gets a mention
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A mother's lot: At last, bliss gets a mention

Having children can be fun – joyous, even. So why did nobody say so?

  • by Amelia Lester
Scared to quit your job? For $620, a Japanese startup will oblige
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Scared to quit your job? For $620, a Japanese startup will oblige

Resigning can be awkward, as former PM Malcolm Turnbull knows. Now there's an innovative solution – but it does require outsourcing internationally.

  • by Amelia Lester
Indonesia’s troubled minorities
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Indonesia’s troubled minorities

Meiliana, a 44-year-old Buddhist mother of Chinese descent, sat crying in disbelief in a North Sumatra court in late August.

  • by Greg Fealy
Headphones down and listen up – the modern-day workplace isn't working
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Headphones down and listen up – the modern-day workplace isn't working

A Harvard University study proves what anyone who has ever worked in an open-plan office already knows: they’re terrible!

  • by Amelia Lester
Book review: The Billionaire Raj
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Book review: The Billionaire Raj

India's so-called bollygarchs take as much advantage of the nation as did the previous ruling classes.

  • by Mark Thomas