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Jodi Picoult: ‘My husband is the only reason I have a writing career’

Jodi Picoult: ‘My husband is the only reason I have a writing career’

“I knew if I were to increase my productivity, I couldn’t be at home with our three kids. So he left work to be the primary caretaker.”

  • by Robyn Doreian

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Six steps to nail gift-giving this Christmas

Six steps to nail gift-giving this Christmas

If any activity is going to break people, it must surely be Christmas shopping with a lengthy list in hand.

  • by Dilvin Yasa
Married life with Mark Zuckerberg – and managing Facebook’s billions

Married life with Mark Zuckerberg – and managing Facebook’s billions

Priscilla Chan is determined to share almost all of Facebook’s wealth through philanthropy. Can that act wash away the sins of the Big Tech giant?

  • by Kirsty Lang
‘I’ve had many successes in my life … one of them will be to not fear dying’

‘I’ve had many successes in my life … one of them will be to not fear dying’

They’re a couple who have it all: now, Boris Tosic and his wife, Naomi, explain how they’ve made room for a terminal diagnosis.

  • by Sharon Bradley
Fragile ego? Or, we just don’t care?  Why sorry can be the hardest word.
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Fragile ego? Or, we just don’t care? Why sorry can be the hardest word.

A little apology goes a long way for all involved because there’s an exchange of vulnerabilities.

  • by Kate Halfpenny
Adoptions fall to 30-year low amid court delays, border closures

Adoptions fall to 30-year low amid court delays, border closures

There were 264 adoptions finalised in Australia in 2020–21, the fewest since national reporting began in 1990–91.

  • by Mary Ward
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And on the first day post-lockdown, she bought a Christmas tree

And on the first day post-lockdown, she bought a Christmas tree

It’s not yet December but social media feeds are lighting up with fairy lights, baubles and cheer to remedy 2021’s woes.

  • by Billie Eder
Women warned to quit drinking once they start trying for a baby
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Women warned to quit drinking once they start trying for a baby

A $27 million federally funded ad campaign will drive home the message that “every moment matters”, with even small amounts of alcohol posing a danger to the developing brain from early in a pregnancy.

  • by Dana Daniel
Gift-giving season doesn’t have to wreck your finances

Gift-giving season doesn’t have to wreck your finances

It’s not always the most expensive gift that’s cherished, particularly if you’re dealing with someone who can probably just buy whatever they’d like.

  • by Erin Lowry
‘I reunited with my beloved long-lost son ... only to lose him again’

‘I reunited with my beloved long-lost son ... only to lose him again’

When Lisa gave birth to her son Chris at age 17, she was forced to give him up for adoption. Thirty years later, they were reunited – then tragedy struck.

  • by Lisa Rolland
The Superjesus’s Sarah McLeod on why she’s a ‘lone wolf’

The Superjesus’s Sarah McLeod on why she’s a ‘lone wolf’

“I have a gypsy soul. There was a lot of uncertainty and transience in my youth and that carried into my adult life.”

  • by Jane Rocca