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‘Defeats the purpose’: Is it time booze-free challenges get a refresh?

‘Defeats the purpose’: Is it time booze-free challenges get a refresh?

Cat Webb is one of many who struggle with challenges like Dry July, so a non-alcoholic beer brand is launching its own campaign with a novel approach.

  • by Sophie Aubrey

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The secrets of cognitive superagers

The secrets of cognitive superagers

Alzheimer’s disease is not an inevitable result of ageing. Even those who are genetically predisposed can markedly delay it or show no evidence of it before they die by doing the things we know are healthful.

  • by Jane E. Brody
How anti-vaxxers are weaponising pregnant women’s fears

How anti-vaxxers are weaponising pregnant women’s fears

One obstetrician says she has never experienced anything like this, as anti-vaccination activists launch coordinated social media attacks to plant seeds of doubt over the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • by Sophie Aubrey
How to finally stop sweating the small stuff

How to finally stop sweating the small stuff

Instead of letting an annoyance snowball, pause and ask yourself two questions.

  • by Evelyn Lewin
In lockdown, she collected autumn leaves and turned them into art

In lockdown, she collected autumn leaves and turned them into art

Artist Jennifer Keeler-Milne’s unusually quiet walks from her home in Glebe to her studio in Newtown last winter are the inspiration for a new show at Australian Galleries.

  • by Robin Powell
Hot and cold compost sound too hard? One devotee reckons that’s rot

Hot and cold compost sound too hard? One devotee reckons that’s rot

Helena Buxton’s lifelong devotion to composting offers lessons for all of us. Her secret? Aeration, moisture and attention.

  • by Megan Backhouse
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Nail your technique, go the distance: Your complete guide to running

Nail your technique, go the distance: Your complete guide to running

With experts guiding the way, this five-week plan will kickstart your running journey or, if you’re already running, take it a step further.

  • by Sarah Berry and Sophie Aubrey
How caring too much is stifling your success
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How caring too much is stifling your success

A rejection of the “just keep swimming” ethos may be the secret to a more grounded life.

  • by Brooke McAlary
The best type of exercise? A blood test may hold clues

The best type of exercise? A blood test may hold clues

Researchers are studying the proteins in blood to learn why some of us respond to certain forms of exercise better than others.

  • by Gretchen Reynolds
Just a few minutes daily learning a language can boost your brain power

Just a few minutes daily learning a language can boost your brain power

Usually, when you’re learning something new, the brain-boosting benefits tend to fade once you get the hang of things. But that doesn’t happen when you’re trying to conquer another language.

  • by Evelyn Lewin
Travel exemptions granted for IVF tourism and surrogacy
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Travel exemptions granted for IVF tourism and surrogacy

While it is not legal in NSW, in many countries women can donate their eggs anonymously or be paid enough money to create a financial incentive for the poor.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons