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Struggling with pre-schoolers? Take Bluey’s lead, say experts

Struggling with pre-schoolers? Take Bluey’s lead, say experts

In a rare double act, the global phenomenon Bluey is almost as popular with adults as it is with kids. As creator Joe Brumm explains, that’s no accident.

  • by Melissa Fyfe

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To my one-year-old daughter, born at the right time

To my one-year-old daughter, born at the right time

You are the wisest person I’ve ever met precisely because you came when you did. You were filled with joy even as the adults around you stressed away your first year.

  • by Amelia Lester
Hunter Biden: ‘I come from a family forged by tragedies’

Hunter Biden: ‘I come from a family forged by tragedies’

US President Joe Biden’s younger – and sole surviving – son battled alcoholism and drug addiction in the wake of losing his brother, Beau, to brain cancer in 2015. Here, he reveals the genesis of his demons and how he was pulled back from the brink.

  • by Hunter Biden
Good Weekend Superquiz and Saturday Target Time, May 8

Good Weekend Superquiz and Saturday Target Time, May 8

Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.

Basket case: the ancient craft’s contemporary boom

Basket case: the ancient craft’s contemporary boom

Politicians have given basket weaving a bad name, but its slow, hypnotic rhythms might be the ideal antidote to this fast, digital life.

  • by Stephanie Wood
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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‘Andrea was the only person who truly understood the pain’

‘Andrea was the only person who truly understood the pain’

Andrea Shoesmith and Allison Rees have become sisters in the fight to raise awareness of the dangers of button batteries following the deaths in 2013 and 2015 respectively of their daughters, Summer, 4, and Bella, 14 months.

  • by Sharon Bradley
Jacqueline Maley’s debut novel had me at hello

Jacqueline Maley’s debut novel had me at hello

After reading the first sentence of The Truth About Her, I felt like giving up writing for the day. Yes, it’s a damn good sentence. The ones that come after it are pretty good, too.

  • by Barry Divola
Should I have slopped sunscreen on a struggling stranger?

Should I have slopped sunscreen on a struggling stranger?

Applying lotion to someone’s back is an intimate thing to do. Even with family and close friends you’d do a quick scan first, checking for any crusty rashes or excessive furriness.

  • by Danny Katz
Neil Perry’s stir-fried pork with snow peas and XO sauce

Neil Perry’s stir-fried pork with snow peas and XO sauce

This simple, tasty stir-fry works wonderfully with pork, beef, chicken or prawns and virtually any vegetable.

  • by Neil Perry
Karen Martini’s spicy brown-butter rice with haloumi and pomegranate

Karen Martini’s spicy brown-butter rice with haloumi and pomegranate

This exotic vegetarian dish has the complex spice nuances of a recipe that’s been nurtured for hours, but it’s so much simpler than that.

  • by Karen Martini