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There’s a reason why you want more plants in your home

There’s a reason why you want more plants in your home

Don’t feel bad about it. According to biophilic design experts, you’re literally improving the health of everybody under your roof.

  • by Samantha van Egmond

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At 11, I couldn’t swim. Tomorrow I’ll attempt to break a world record

At 11, I couldn’t swim. Tomorrow I’ll attempt to break a world record

Last week, I completed my 43rd crossing of the English Channel. Tomorrow, I’m set to become the first person in the world to cross it 44 times.

  • by Chloë McCardel
Lockdown snuffed out your love of exercise? Here’s how to get it back

Lockdown snuffed out your love of exercise? Here’s how to get it back

As we emerged from lengthy lockdowns last year, it was all about easing back into fitness physically. This year, the struggle is returning to it mentally.

  • by Sam Downing
Freedom picnics bring with them a curly question for some

Freedom picnics bring with them a curly question for some

It turns out there’s a more awkward question to ask than “are you double vaccinated” this picnic season.

  • by Jo Stanley
Ambivalent about lockdown ending? It might be ‘Pandemic Flux Syndrome’

Ambivalent about lockdown ending? It might be ‘Pandemic Flux Syndrome’

The elation we expected to feel about lockdown lifting is being muddied by unease and even anxiety.

  • by Sarah Berry
Why your diet can boost strength in later life

Why your diet can boost strength in later life

When it comes to muscle strength, we tend to assume it requires push-ups and planks until little bulges ripple beneath the skin’s surface.

  • by Kimberly Gillan
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‘Are you double-dosed?’ How to navigate common conversations about vaccination

‘Are you double-dosed?’ How to navigate common conversations about vaccination

As restrictions ease, here’s a guide to asking if a friend or hairdresser is vaccinated and dealing with a loved one who is vaccine hesitant.

  • by Sophie Aubrey
Tour some of NSW’s most quaint gardens before spring ends

Tour some of NSW’s most quaint gardens before spring ends

As much as my garden has been pleasure, distraction and respite for months (or has it been years!) I can’t wait to go see someone else’s.

  • by Robin Powell
The companion plant you’re missing in your garden

The companion plant you’re missing in your garden

Zinnias attract butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects and can hold their own in a vegetable patch – but don’t be tempted to get them into the ground too early.

  • by Megan Backhouse
How to do your first pull-up, and why you should try

How to do your first pull-up, and why you should try

The move incorporates multiple muscle groups, improves core stability and offers “tremendous carry-over” to other exercises.

  • by Pam Moore
Jeff Bezos’ new quest: to ‘cure ageing’

Jeff Bezos’ new quest: to ‘cure ageing’

The Amazon boss is joining a billionaire boys’ health club of investors racing to discover the elixir of youth. 

  • by Harry de Quetteville