This week's feature stories

Experts

Clenching and grinding: How jaw pain can be treated

Don't put up with stiffness, soreness or clicking of the jaw. Your dentist and physio can develop a treatment plan.

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Travel

Private island buyer’s guide to the Philippines

Imagine making one of these 7,100 islands your own dream retreat.

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Travel

5 South African safaris for all tastes and budgets

Explore stunning wilderness and get up close with lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and more.

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Travel

Dragon spotting in Indonesia

Komodo National Park is perfect for snorkelling, diving and exploring – and discovering these amazing creatures.

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Travel

The best ski resorts in China

Hit the slopes at these fantastic destinations.

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Travel

How to access Facebook and Instagram from China

It’s not illegal – it just takes a little know-how.

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Travel

Cape Town: the cosmopolitan coastal city

From the heights of Table Mountain to a colony of African penguins, here are just a few things to discover.

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Travel

Staying safe while seeing South Africa

There’s a perception that South Africa is a dangerous country to visit – but is it true?

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Travel

Lombok: Bali’s quiet cousin

Indonesia’s Lombok and Gili Islands are perfect holiday destinations for a relaxed, authentic tropical break.

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Travel

The ultimate festival of wine

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, something marvellous happens in central eastern France.

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Travel

Inside Intramuros: the walled city of Manila

Intramuros, the walled city at the heart of the current day capital, Manila, was the birthplace of Filipino independence.

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Travel

The coldest hotel in Canada

Every winter, just outside Quebec, the Hotel de Glace is freshly constructed from ice and snow.

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Travel

Top tips for visiting the Taj Mahal

It's one of the most spectacular sites in the modern world. Here's how to make your trip seamless.

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Travel

How to tackle jet lag like a pro

Jet lag is a natural part of international travel, but it doesn’t have to ruin your trip.

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Travel

The 10 best New Zealand travel Instagram accounts

Spectacular accounts to inspire your NZ adventure.

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Travel

Travelling to India for the first time

Bright, majestic India can be a culture shock. Here's how to prepare.

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Travel

Singapore: Ecotourism in the big city

Go beyond the skyscrapers and discover rainforests, wetlands and a unique night safari.

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Travel

7 must-have travel apps

The best apps for planning and navigating like a pro.

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Community

Living thoughtfully: Matt and Lentil

How to grow, cook, preserve, trade and live well.

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Community

A conflicted community

In the Colombian mountains armed forces have been in constant conflict for over 50 years.

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Lifestyle

The community garden

As cities grow bigger and living spaces get smaller, connecting with the land is more important than

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Community

The playful community

Play-based projects have taken to the streets changing the way communities connect

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Lifestyle

The effects of kindness

Can a lawyer change his life by reading a short stack of self-help books in one week?

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Guides

The human heart: An introduction

The average human heart beats 100,000 times a day

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Guides

What’s really going on inside the brain of a baby

Think there’s a lot happening in your head? Try being a baby. Dr Frans Plooij discusses 10 major leaps.

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Guides

The human heart

In the big band that is the human body, the heart is obviously the drummer.

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Travel

5 essential things to do before travelling to the USA

The USA can be a little different to other countries. Here’s how to prepare.

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Advice

The off switch

Transcendental meditation has enlightened and divided since it made it mainstream in the 60s.

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Advice

Brainy facts

There are over 170,000 kilometres of nerve fibres in your brain. Enough to wrap around the Earth 4.5

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Community

The online community

Online communities can be unexpected places of support and friendship.

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Travel

5 lesser-known extreme sports to try in New Zealand

Thrill-seeking adventures for when you've done it all.

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Lifestyle

Sign of affection

Why the love heart is the most iconic icon of all time

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Advice

Mind games

Awarded memory champion Tansel Ali can memorise entire phone books. Meg Mundell puts him to the test

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Travel

7 best travel apps

Fill up your smartphone with these apps to make your trip even better.

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Advice

Are you getting enough sleep?

Do you get enough sleep at night? Chances are, maybe not.

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Advice

Brain myths

There’s a long list of oft-quoted “facts” about the brain that are due for a debunking.

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Community

Community of like minds

Whatever your interests and passions, there's a like-minded community out there waiting for you.

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Lifestyle

Forces of nature

Since the dawn of civilisation, humans have consumed mind-altering plants to change their perception

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Guides

Healthy hearts

When it comes to breaking hearts, love ain’t got nothing on the Western lifestyle.

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Lifestyle

Hearts and minds

A look at the growing connection between what we feel and how we think.

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Community

Leading a community

Former principal of Punchbowl Boys High School reflects on the power of community in the classroom.

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Guides

How to be mindful at work

Soothe those office stresses and connect with coworkers to create a fulfilling work environment.

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In Brief

Natural light: A simple way to boost workplace wellbeing

One simple key to creating a healthier, work environment? Exposure to natural light.

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Experts

4 simple ways to make your work day better

Small things could be impacting your wellbeing at work, Medibank Medical Director Dr Cheng explains.

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Experts

The importance of cross-cultural cancer communications

The Cancer Council Victoria explains why knowledge is power.

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Experts

Overwhelmed? Here’s how to beat stress and find focus

Psychologist Alison Hill shares how to boost productivity – and your wellbeing.

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Advice

Bringing your new pet home

Make sure your new furry friend settles in without a hitch.

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Health Check

Can pets make your kids healthier?

Studies show spending time with pets could actually improve kids' health as they grow up.

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Community

CancerAid: A new tool for cancer patients

A new app brings a personalised touch to cancer treatment.

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Advice

5 tips for choosing the right pet for you

Pets bring so much love into your life – but choosing one is a big decision.

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Advice

Travelling with your pet – or leaving them behind

Making travel plans as a pet owner takes a little extra thinking.

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Experts

The best way to prevent hearing loss

Professor David Ryugo from the Garvan Institute shares some expert tips.

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Lifestyle

Can origami help you achieve mindfulness?

Fold your way to a calmer mind. The soothing art of origami can double as a mindfulness tool.

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Lifestyle

7 things I learnt from a 7-day digital detox

Could you use a break to disconnect and recharge?

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Experts

Bowel cancer: 5 facts every man should know

Bowel symptoms aren't a fun topic of conversation – but knowing the facts could save your life.

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Advice

Refreshing summer herbal tea ideas

Naturopath Maya Muckalt on the goodness of tea.

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Travel

The 7 best Australian beaches

How many of these spectacular beaches have you ticked off your list?

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In Brief

Measuring and supporting corporate wellbeing

Introducing a new tool to help companies understand, measure and improve workplace wellbeing.

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Community

The history of the condom

A look condom use throughout history reveals a lot about changing attitudes to sexual health.

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Experts

5 signs you might need to see a podiatrist

Podiatrist Emily Smith explains how some common issues can be treated.

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Community

7 apps to make you happier

Boost your mood and release stress with these clever apps.

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Community

What it’s really like to float in a sensory deprivation pod

Recharge your mind and body by floating in a dark, soothing bath.

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Experts

How to support a loved one through cancer

Here's how to support a loved one through difficult times.

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Experts

Your 5-minute plan for a healthier day

Ask yourself these four questions each morning and set your day on the right track.

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Experts

Sun protection clothing: A stylish way to stay sun-smart

Sun smart dressing doesn’t have to mean rash vests and legionnaire hats.

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Experts

The easiest way to create a new habit

It's easy to put off making healthy changes if they seem like a lot of work.

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Travel

7 ways to make plane trips more comfortable

We look at how to make your trip a little easier on the body.

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Community

The history of washing hands

It's been barely a century and a half since hand washing was adopted as common practice by doctors.

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Community

Can urban greening make us happier and healthier?

How can more city-greenery improve our lives? Professor Richard Fuller explains.

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In Brief

A new step in cancer research

Susan Clark from the Garvan Institute explains new steps in cancer research.

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Experts

How stress can cause jaw pain and how to relieve it

Physiotherapist Michael Chan explains how stress and tension can cause jaw pain.

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Advice

7 ways yoga can help you beat stress

Here's why yoga is a fantastic tool against stress, tension and worry.

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Travel

7 ways to spend a weekend in Brisbane

Here’s a handful of ideas for making the most of your visit to Brisbane.

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Community

The art of drinking tea for mindfulness

Here’s how to create a calming ritual out of the simple act of drinking tea.

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Community

Visit Glenmore House: A garden in full bloom

Macarthur farm estate opens its doors this October in a celebration of the beauty of spring.

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Community

Indoor skydiving: Flying without the fear factor

Have you always dreamed of skydiving? Indoor skydiving is the adventure activity for you.

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Health Check

What is single sided deafness?

Here's what you need to know about single sided deafness, and how it can be treated.

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Community

How essential oils can help you relax and recharge

Soothe your mind and boost your vitality with beautiful, natural scents.

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Experts

Why sun safety matters in spring

Being sun smart isn't just for the heat of summer. Stay aware of the UV risk with these tips.

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Experts

Understanding FODMAPS and IBS

Do you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Take some advice from dietitian Chloe McLeod

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Recipes

Cauliflower and chickpea salad recipe

A fragrant and filling veggie salad, bright with the flavours of tahini, almonds and sultanas.

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Experts

Immunotherapy and cancer treatment

The power of the immune system can play a vital role in the development of new cancer treatments.

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Experts

The secret to making high heels more comfortable

Podiatrist Emily Smith shares a few tips for reducing foot pain.

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Experts

When clean eating goes too far

Psychologist Loren Byford takes a look at the development of orthorexia and eating disorders.

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Community

Why you need basic first aid skills

In an emergency, five minutes can save a life.

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Lifestyle

5 relaxing yoga poses for the work week

This relaxing sequence of yoga poses will have you feeling rejuvenated.

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Experts

10 ways to treat hayfever

Dr David Ng shares things that may help soothe those sore eyes and fight off spring itchiness.

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Advice

How to make (or break) a habit in 3 simple steps

Here's how to create positive habits and kick the ones you want to change.

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Experts

8 things you should know about preventing disease

How can you lower your risk of common health conditions?

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Community

How your blood can change lives

Blood is a precious resource. Here's why we should all consider donating to people in need.

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Advice

How to keep your liver healthy

Your liver works hard to keep you healthy and vibrant. Here’s how to give it some loving care back.

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Recommended reading - Dental care

Experts

10 foods for clean, healthy teeth

Fill up on these deliciously fresh foods to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

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Lifestyle

The history of the toothbrush

What gadget could you absolutely not do without?

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Experts

Why gum health matters

Did you know healthy gums prevent heart disease, memory loss and diabetes? Here's to flossing!

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Experts

Caring for braces

Braces will be your best friend (once they’re off your teeth). Here’s a few tips for the meantime.

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Lifestyle

7 reasons to eat more stone fruit

Warm weather brings summery treasures and seasonal stone fruits are at the top of the list.

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Experts

Teeth care for kids

Set your kids up with pearly whites to be proud of. Here’s how to teach them good brushing habits.

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Experts

The best way to brush your teeth

You've been brushing your teeth since an early age, but here are some of the mistakes we all make.

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