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Piece of mind: jigsaw puzzles are on trend this summer

Piece of mind: jigsaw puzzles are on trend this summer

First it was adult colouring, now jigsaw puzzles are the new wellness trend.

  • by Mary Ward

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There is no final destination to self-care, so begin here

There is no final destination to self-care, so begin here

Self-care is getting what you need instead of just what you want.

  • by K.L. Romo
Money can't buy happiness? Here's nine ways to prove that theory wrong
Opinion
Opinion

Money can't buy happiness? Here's nine ways to prove that theory wrong

If you have a few extra bucks that you don't need for necessities like rent or home loan payments, consider shopping for happiness.

  • by Gregory Karp
Finding a room of one's own
Opinion

Finding a room of one's own

There are almost a million single parents in Australia: how many of them have books or poems or music they could have written?

  • by Jane Gilmore
Over Christmas, I realised how toxic loneliness can be
Opinion
Wellbeing

Over Christmas, I realised how toxic loneliness can be

No book or movie or podcast could substitute for actual human contact. I needed to see people.

  • by Kerri Sackville
Forget about the KonMari method: time for the art of being a mess
Opinion
Opinion

Forget about the KonMari method: time for the art of being a mess

Before you start folding up your clothes into perfect little triangles, let me offer you another way to do things - the Oyama method.

  • by Nina Oyama
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In the pursuit of happiness, extroverts get a head start
Opinion
Opinion

In the pursuit of happiness, extroverts get a head start

When Bob Hawke famously said economists were in the happiness-raising business, he wasn’t wrong.

  • by Ross Gittins
‘Strong is the new skinny’ isn’t as empowering as it sounds
Fitness

‘Strong is the new skinny’ isn’t as empowering as it sounds

More accepted body types, more body satisfaction. Right?

  • by Anthony Papathomas
I had cold showers every day for a week. Why you should try it too
Health

I had cold showers every day for a week. Why you should try it too

I hate the cold. But diving into the literature, I couldn’t ignore the swag of benefits of having cold showers.

  • by Esther Han
If you're heading back to work, here's a checklist for this weekend
Wellbeing

If you're heading back to work, here's a checklist for this weekend

Fitness, food, fashion and the future: here's a guide to maximising the last 48 hours of your holiday.

  • by Mary Ward
Take this advice for sleeping during a heatwave
Wellbeing

Take this advice for sleeping during a heatwave

It is the time of year when steamy nights can leave us tossing and turning in the early hours of the morning.

  • by Mary Ward & Matt Bungard