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All eyes on the Olympics present, past and future

All eyes on the Olympics present, past and future

And the winner is...Brisbane.
More than 20 years after Australia hosted the iconic Sydney Olympics, we’re gearing up for another
event, with Brisbane now confirmed as the host of the Summer Games 2032.

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A class act – Ash Barty

A class act – Ash Barty

Inspiring Women

Tennis golden girl Ash Barty might have suffered a shock recent Olympic loss, but the world No 1 continues to prove she’s all class after winning Wimbledon only two weeks ago.
To the surprise of many, Barty came crashing down in the first round of the Olympics singles on July 25, losing in straight sets to world number 48 Sara Sarribes Tormo.
It was a heartbreaking loss for the player, who only a couple of weeks ago was riding high after attaining tennis royalty status, becoming the first Australian woman to win Wimbledon since Evonne Goolagong Cawley more than four decades prior.

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Middle aged and loving it

Middle aged and loving it

Health

It’s not exactly the most flattering term but could ‘middle age’ in fact be liberating?

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Is it time for a challenge?

Is it time for a challenge?

Career

When was the last time your heart rate accelerated, and your stomach fluttered in the knowledge you were stepping outside your comfort zone?

There’s no doubt, as we mature and routine takes priority, it can be harder to embrace a challenge.

But every time you challenge yourself to take on something new, you’re growing as a person, conquering fears and learning something different.

Which begs the question is it time for a challenge? Here are five ways you can challenge yourself and grow as a result.

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Should you get involved with your children’s friendships?

Should you get involved with your children’s friendships?

Motherhood

Wow, sometimes being a kid can be tough and as a parent, it’s hard to stand on the sidelines when things just aren’t going right for your child.

But what happens when the tough time your child is experiencing comes down to dramas within their friendship group? Should you stand back or step in?

Hmm, well apparently it depends on their age and the circumstances involved.

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How to lift your mood in winter

How to lift your mood in winter

Health

Some people love the crackle of a crisp winter’s morning under foot. For others, the shortened days and cooler temperatures aren’t quite so welcome.

After all, it can be hard to muster the enthusiasm to spring out of bed when it’s dark and cold outside, and the warmth of bed feels just so welcoming.

If you find the latter description more aptly fits how you feel about the coming chill, here are five tips to lift your mood in winter.

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10 great incidental exercise hacks

10 great incidental exercise hacks

Health

We all know the importance of regular exercise and the role it plays in both our physical and mental health.

But for some of us, hitting the gym, pounding the pavement, or pushing our limits in the pool quickly slips down the to-do list in the constant battle to get everything done.

That’s where incidental exercise comes into play (and yes, according to experts, it absolutely counts!)

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The art of conflict

The art of conflict

Relationships

There comes a point in life you realise that conflict is unavoidable. Whether it’s in the playground, the workforce or even within your personal relationships, it just isn’t feasible for humans to agree with each other 100 per cent of the time.

The art of conflict, however, is apparently how you manage it.

According to experts there are five strategies for handling conflict, and women often have a different approach to men.

So what are the five strategies for managing conflict, and how do women traditionally differ?

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Some quick tips on managing stress

Some quick tips on managing stress

Health

It’s natural to feel a little overwhelmed every now and then. After all, life’s busy and tends to be a juggle between competing tasks that demand your attention, often at exactly the same time.

But how can you combat that feeling of stress?

Well, when the heart starts pounding, your muscles tighten and it’s hard to know where to direct your attention next, these are the top tips for combatting stress.

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Women less likely to own property than men

Women less likely to own property than men

Money Matters

A study by data company CoreLogic has found women are less likely to own a property than men, and ultimately it could impact our financial wellbeing and income well into retirement.

But what’s the reason that women might be less likely to have a home of their very own? Well turns out it’s a convoluted mix of some very familiar suspects.

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What’s in a word?

What’s in a word?

What's Trending

If you’ve ever watched the film The Professor and The Madman, (and we strongly suggest you do) you would be well aware compiling the Oxford English Dictionary was no mean feat.

The principal dictionary of the English language took no fewer than 84 years to go from concept to complete first edition, and each year thousands of words are added, along with revisions to existing entries.

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Top 25 quotes to make you giggle this Mother’s Day

Top 25 quotes to make you giggle this Mother’s Day

Motherhood

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, with the countdown now on until May 9.

Heaven knows mothering can occasionally be a thankless role, peppered with moments of real beauty.

Whether you’re looking to celebrate the day with your children, mark the occasion with your own mum or simply reflect on the beautiful women in our lives who take on a maternal role, here are some of the oh-so-true but quotes about raising children that might just bring a smile to your face this Mother’s Day.

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Lessons from a royal marriage

Lessons from a royal marriage

Relationships

When the Duke of Edinburgh passed away recently, it marked not just the end of a royal era but the final chapter of a royal marriage which had lasted more than seven decades.

Far surpassing the marriages of most, including three of the couple’s children, the Queen’s union with Prince Philip outlasted the leadership of more than 170 Prime Ministers across the Commonwealth, including 14 in the UK alone.

"He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know,” the Queen famously remarked during celebrations of the couple’s 50th anniversary.

So, what lessons can be learned from a marriage that not only stood the test of time, but became a source of strength and security under the most intrusive of spotlights?

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