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Gene Simmons: ‘There’d be very few rock bands if there weren’t girls’

Gene Simmons: ‘There’d be very few rock bands if there weren’t girls’

The co-founder and frontman of Kiss discusses his humble beginnings as the son of Hungarian Jews, having no shame, and the song he wants played at his funeral.

  • by Benjamin Law

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My elderly parents are not the strong, stubbornly proud people I recall
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My elderly parents are not the strong, stubbornly proud people I recall

Supporting ageing parents can be fraught with physical and emotional challenges.

  • by Jim Pavlidis
The key traits that turn you into a ‘super ager’

The key traits that turn you into a ‘super ager’

The term refers to people in their 70s, 80s and beyond whose ability – whether it be their memory, way of thinking, or even aerobic fitness – is of the standard of someone at least 20 years younger.

  • by Evelyn Lewin
‘Planted the seed’: The biggest influencers in Don Spencer’s colourful life

‘Planted the seed’: The biggest influencers in Don Spencer’s colourful life

The musician and former Playschool host discusses his upbringing, career, and the women who influenced him.

  • by Robyn Doreian
As a divorcee in my 50s, I started online dating. This is what I learnt

As a divorcee in my 50s, I started online dating. This is what I learnt

It had been about 20 years since I’d been on a date. I was apprehensive yet excited at the prospect of meeting a bloke from a dating app.

  • by Donna Demaio
I’ve been in my job for years and want to resign. How do I tell my boss?

I’ve been in my job for years and want to resign. How do I tell my boss?

As a loyal employee for many years, you certainly deserve to now do what you want to do, says Kirstin Ferguson – but there’s a good way to approach it with your employer.

  • by Dr Kirstin Ferguson
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My 91-year-old best friend – what we can learn from older people
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My 91-year-old best friend – what we can learn from older people

It’s an unlikely friendship, but Sarah Thomas discovers that befriending an elderly neighbour has thrown up hilarious adventures – and some powerful lessons.

  • by Sarah Thomas
Reverend Bill Crews: ‘Be grateful, every day. Do your best. Say yes to everything’

Reverend Bill Crews: ‘Be grateful, every day. Do your best. Say yes to everything’

The Sydney-based Uniting Church minister, broadcaster and author discusses why he steers clear of a political career, the annoyance that is the ageing process, and the reason he dedicated his new book to the Dalai Lama.

  • by Benjamin Law
I’m struggling to find a job. Are my weight and age factors?

I’m struggling to find a job. Are my weight and age factors?

Your personal experiences certainly reflect what the research tells us, says Kirstin Ferguson. But they reflect far more on employers’ prejudices and biases.

  • by Dr Kirstin Ferguson
Forget your 20s, it’s your 30s when you hit the happiness sweet spot

Forget your 20s, it’s your 30s when you hit the happiness sweet spot

Your happiest age isn’t necessarily a time of zero responsibilities. It’s possible to feel life’s ‘crunch’ and still be deeply content, new research shows.

  • by Clare Mehta
China’s dilemma: Growing old before it becomes rich and powerful
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China’s dilemma: Growing old before it becomes rich and powerful

It faces a multitrillion-dollar bill or an overhaul of its fertility and retirement systems.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw