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Why don’t human beings want to smell like human beings?
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Why don’t human beings want to smell like human beings?

It’s the reason schoolboys marinate themselves in Lynx, and Napoleon doused himself daily in cologne. But is over-perfuming ourselves really that much worse than BO?

  • by Richard Glover

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Stereotypes about eating disorders plague treatment of Indigenous sufferers

Stereotypes about eating disorders plague treatment of Indigenous sufferers

Indigenous Australians are just as likely to experience eating disorders as others but a perception the illness is only prevalent among white girls is hampering treatment.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
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
Billie Eilish posed in lingerie for Vogue – but does it matter what we think?

Billie Eilish posed in lingerie for Vogue – but does it matter what we think?

The 19-year-old singer, known for her baggy clothing, has undergone a pin-up “transformation”. And while many have praised her shoot as empowering, others have criticised her for sexualising herself. 

  • by Jenna Guillaume
Fitness titan Michelle Bridges’ rise after ‘the angel wings fell off’

Fitness titan Michelle Bridges’ rise after ‘the angel wings fell off’

In this episode of Good Weekend Talks, we look at the humiliating fall of celebrity fitness trainer Michelle Bridges, and the life overhaul that has her feeling back on top.

  • by Konrad Marshall
Khloe Kardashian’s unedited bikini photo isn’t something to hide

Khloe Kardashian’s unedited bikini photo isn’t something to hide

Forget the Streisand Effect — this is the Kardashian Effect: a distorted perception of reality and beauty.

  • by Jenna Guillaume
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Alan Finkel: ‘Never let the pursuit of perfection get in the way of the very good’

Alan Finkel: ‘Never let the pursuit of perfection get in the way of the very good’

The 68-year-old neuroscientist, electrical engineer and entrepreneur discusses why he is striving for an “electric planet”, being comfortable with no afterlife, and how he feels about his ageing body.

  • by Benjamin Law
‘Serious alarm bells’: One in three Australian teens suffering discrimination

‘Serious alarm bells’: One in three Australian teens suffering discrimination

Unfair treatment due to body size or appearance was the most common, followed by race and sex-based discrimination.

  • by Sarah Berry
Cookbook author Hetty McKinnon: ‘Food is foreplay, isn’t it?’

Cookbook author Hetty McKinnon: ‘Food is foreplay, isn’t it?’

The New York City-based Australian cook discusses being vegetarian, why losing her father as a teen made her grow up instantly, and how her sexual awakening was due to a gay man.

  • by Benjamin Law
In curly defiance: Egyptian youth take back their looks

In curly defiance: Egyptian youth take back their looks

While the government has clamped down on free expression in recent years, the young have rejected some conservative norms of the past, even if only in how they wear their hair.

  • by Vivian Yee
Louise Adler: ‘I don’t think my generation of feminists really did change the world’

Louise Adler: ‘I don’t think my generation of feminists really did change the world’

The publisher-at-large for Hachette discusses the impact of the sexual revolution on her life, growing up in a Jewish household, and how she is finding her 60s.

  • by Benjamin Law