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Most Aussies are financially fitter for Covid

Most Aussies are financially fitter for Covid

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It was the pandemic that many feared would ruin Australia financially, but according to a recent survey two in three Australians have more money in their hip pocket at the end of 2020.

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The first but not the last

The first but not the last

Inspiring Women

The US will soon make history, welcoming in its first female vice president, but the woman who will take up the second highest position of political office is more than familiar with shattering the glass ceiling.

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Welcome to the Sandwich Generation

Welcome to the Sandwich Generation

Motherhood

I’m not quite sure when exactly the conversation with friends shifted from milestones and baby moments to ACAT assessments and the prospect of our parents moving in, but I do know the distance between the two major life moments was relatively short.

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How’s your super looking?

How’s your super looking?

Money Matters

Sure, it’s been a busy year, but have you by chance checked your superannuation balance recently?

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So, what’s the go with Halloween?

So, what’s the go with Halloween?

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Right about now I’m about to channel my grandmother and possibly yours as well, but…“back in my day” October 31 was just another ordinary day on the calendar.

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Would you say something?

Would you say something?

Relationships

Rule one of general social etiquette: engage brain before mouth. Most of us can recall countless times we wish we’d heeded that tried and tested advice, but what about the times we should have spoken up but didn’t?

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Beauty & Colour

Beauty & Colour

Style & Beauty

I am a mother of colour. Of Asian descent. I have a seven-year-old daughter. She is often a mermaid, sometimes a princess, and yet again, a mother to her teddy bear.

I love watching her grow up, it fills my heart with pride. I am no different than other mamas, watching her dress-up, run around like a whirlwind, read her favourite books and sometimes scream at the top of her lungs.

Yet, when she was little, just about to join her pre-school class, she came home one day in rather low spirits. Presumably, from a discussion with her friends at class, she acquired the impression that she was different from the others and that being brown is not beautiful. I was heartbroken.

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Sisters are doin’ it for themselves

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves

Career

Whether it’s a sign of creativity or a response to balancing child-raising and the workforce, Australia is currently among the world leaders when it comes to the proportion of women who are entrepreneurs.

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Trump and Covid - Now that’s a bit of a twist

Trump and Covid - Now that’s a bit of a twist

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You couldn’t have written a more dramatic plot twist really.  Just 33 days before the US Presidential election the leader of the free world contracts the very virus he once predicted would simply disappear and described as no worse than the flu - a virus that has killed over 210,000 Americans.

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Book that appointment! Women are neglecting their health

Book that appointment! Women are neglecting their health

Health

Mammograms, pap smears, and even a trip to the dentist – Let’s be honest, most of us will willingly embrace any excuse when it comes to delaying these annual pit stops.

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Six best bingeworthy TV shows of 2020

Six best bingeworthy TV shows of 2020

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Ready for time out from the news or seeking refuge from social distancing? Well now you’ve completed all those projects about the house and mastered that musical instrument courtesy of Covid-19, it might be time for a solid TV binge.

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Not much for women to celebrate this Equal Pay Day

Not much for women to celebrate this Equal Pay Day

Career

You may not have circled it in your calendar, but August 28 was a big day for the women of Australia.

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The trouble with favourites

The trouble with favourites

Motherhood

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles… Anyhoo you get the point, courtesy of the Sound of Music it’s apparent we all have favourite things, but does that and should that extend to your children?

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Why the gender-based hate?

Why the gender-based hate?

Inspiring Women

In late July, ABC journalist Leigh Sales highlighted an appalling habit in Australian culture. Taking to Twitter, she offered an insight into the abuse hurled at her after a recent interview with PM Scott Morrison, and it makes for some nasty reading.

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Today is the 20 year anniversary of the accident that changed my life

Today is the 20 year anniversary of the accident that changed my life

Inspiring Women

I woke on the 18 August 2000, and like so many things, habit takes over. I am still that girl, yet work drinks are long gone and the daily routine of starting with a 10km run (no matter how cold) was the first item on the agenda for the day. I am a creature of habit and routine is paramount. It’s all so clear. It’s cold. I remember that. Should I go or shouldn’t I go for a run were the thoughts that went through my head as I dragged myself from under the sanctuary and warmth of my doona and looked out the window. That one decision….What if I hadn’t gone? I’ll never know. I went. That decision changed my life forever.

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‘Concerning lack of knowledge’ about long-term menopause effects

‘Concerning lack of knowledge’ about long-term menopause effects

Health

A new survey by Monash University has revealed women have a concerning lack of knowledge when it comes to the long-term impacts of menopause.

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Top tips for handling stress and news fatigue

Top tips for handling stress and news fatigue

Health

It’s fair to say 2020 has been a little stressful. Depressing headlines coupled with employment shifts, economic uncertainty and the addition of factors like home schooling has certainly upped the ante in terms of anxiety and workload expectation.

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Pink Recession

Pink Recession

Career

It’s a ‘pink’ recession – And women are wearing the fallout. ... studies have revealed women are more vulnerable to the negative financial and employment impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, courtesy of their increased likelihood of being in the casual or disposable workforces.

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How to handle the imposter in our midst

How to handle the imposter in our midst

Career

Ever experienced that unwelcome feeling…fronting that presentation, accepting that award or simply talking to clients, wondering 'how soon will they realise I’m a fraud?'

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You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone

You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone

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Amidst all the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, an anniversary quietly slipped past. This year perhaps it mattered more than ever. May 3 was World Press Freedom Day – an event designed to recognise the importance of the fourth estate and celebrate the role it plays in holding governments and organisations accountable.

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Why we turn to spirituality and wellness when the going gets tough

Why we turn to spirituality and wellness when the going gets tough

Spirituality

In mid-March an interesting Google trend began to occur. As searches on Coronavirus, sanitiser and facemasks skyrocketed, the terms ‘meditation’ and ‘yoga’ also began to tick steadily upwards.

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The Glass Half Empty

The Glass Half Empty

Women consuming almost as much alcohol as men.
Women appear to be attaining equality, but arguably it’s not in the area we’d like, with recent research from the University of NSW noting women now consume as much alcohol as men and in some cases at higher rates and in more harmful ways.

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Making a career change – in the complete opposite direction

Making a career change – in the complete opposite direction

Career

“I was sitting in a sky-rise office, doing legal work that wasn’t fulfilling to me, and I couldn’t help but ask — what’s it all for?…If there’s some part of you that’s questioning your career, it’s important to listen… Our hearts sometimes know ourselves better than our minds do.” Michelle Obama

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World Blood Donor Day approaches on June 14

World Blood Donor Day approaches on June 14

Health

Everyone’s somebody’s type.
My grandfather had a great old saying: It’s good to be unique, except when it comes to blood type. As a rare blood type himself, he understood that more than most and was a lifelong donor.

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A shout out to the teachers. Online learning’s no easy gig.

A shout out to the teachers. Online learning’s no easy gig.

Career

As Australia prepares to head back to school after weeks of online schooling, the nation’s parents aren’t the only ones breathing a huge sigh of relief.

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Have you enjoyed isolation?

Have you enjoyed isolation?

Health

If someone had told you a year ago you’d spend eight weeks locked at home with your family in 2020, that might have sounded a tough gig.

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Five Immune Boosting Tips

Five Immune Boosting Tips

Health

These Are Tried & True Immunity Building Lifestyle Tips, Not Trends Du Jour

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Things you can do for the Earth – even from the couch.

Things you can do for the Earth – even from the couch.

How We Can Celebrate Mother Earth Day During a Pandemic

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A Message from Bill Gates, Words of Wisdom.... 🙏🏻

A Message from Bill Gates, Words of Wisdom.... 🙏🏻

Spirituality

What is the Corona/ Covid-19 Virus Really Teaching us?

I’m a strong believer that there is a SPIRITUAL purpose behind everything that happens in this world whether that is what we perceive as being good or being bad.

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Warren Buffett Says Anyone Can Achieve Success by Following 1 Simple Formula He Uses Every Day

Warren Buffett Says Anyone Can Achieve Success by Following 1 Simple Formula He Uses Every Day

Career

Within a few years, it starts to yield some serious results.

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Caveat Emptor Meghan

Caveat Emptor Meghan

Relationships

‘Caveat emptor’ or buyer beware is a statement I have been thinking a lot about lately, ever since Megs and Harry decided to skip town, leave the fam and head off to the sunny - or should I say snowy shores of Canada.

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I’d never been a fan of Angelia Jolie’s.

I’d never been a fan of Angelia Jolie’s.

Inspiring Women

But today, so many years later I sat down and watched a speech which had been sent to me. It was of Angelina receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2013 Governors Awards during the Oscars that year

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Supporting men’s health this Movember

Supporting men’s health this Movember

Health

This month, the moustache is set to take centre stage as Australia marks the awareness month that is Movember.

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Missed miscarriage – a mighty cruel trick

Missed miscarriage – a mighty cruel trick

Motherhood

It’s our 12-week pregnancy scan. The sonographer has gone from perky to slightly quiet, but he doesn’t need to say much really because I know what I’m seeing on that screen just isn’t right.

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Social media and perception - when the picture doesn't tell the whole story

Social media and perception - when the picture doesn't tell the whole story

Motherhood

If we look at Facebook and Instagram we see the greatest version of someone else’s life.  And sometimes that isn’t empowering, it isn’t confidence building and it doesn’t make us feel too good about our own self and our own often 'seemingly boring lives'

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When I grow up, I don’t want to be a princess

When I grow up, I don’t want to be a princess

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Disney’s got a lot to answer for really. Lose a glass slipper, kiss a frog, chow down on a poison apple and hey presto, sooner or later you’ll live happily ever after as a princess.

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A day in the life of a carer

A day in the life of a carer

Health

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I want to tell you about a carer I know pretty well - my mum

I want to tell you about a carer I know pretty well - my mum

Inspiring Women

This week is National Carers Week, a time to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation

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8 simple ways to improve your life in 8 days (and make you much happier)

8 simple ways to improve your life in 8 days (and make you much happier)

Health

While a surplus of books has been written on the topic of happiness, here's a simple working template that anyone can put into action, starting today.

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When my mum showed me some old pics of herself I realised (shock horror) that she had a life before me

When my mum showed me some old pics of herself I realised (shock horror) that she had a life before me

Motherhood

Our kids only know us as we are today - they don't see the people that we once were

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When push comes to shove, what would you take?

When push comes to shove, what would you take?

Relationships

Possessions are nice but when the time comes, they don't warrant a second thought.

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Mark Cuban offers up a surprisingly simple take on success

Mark Cuban offers up a surprisingly simple take on success

Career

Mark Cuban says one powerful habit separates successful people from everyone else - it's what happens between your ears that matters most.

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We've come a long way, baby

We've come a long way, baby

Motherhood

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Building resilience sometimes means not showing up for everything

Building resilience sometimes means not showing up for everything

Motherhood

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The 1955's guide to being a good wife. Clearly I've failed...

The 1955's guide to being a good wife. Clearly I've failed...

Relationships

Clearly I’m a bad wife. And so are most of the women I know. That is, if you take notice of the article titled ‘The Good Wife’s Guide’ which featured in the 1955’s May edition of Housekeeping Monthly.

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The stats we must all know about

The stats we must all know about

Health

I knew the statistics were bad yet I didn’t realise just how prevalent...

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Warren Buffett says this 1 simple habit separates successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett says this 1 simple habit separates successful people from everyone else

Career

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.

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How much unpaid work are you doing exactly?

How much unpaid work are you doing exactly?

Motherhood

Whip out the excel spreadsheet and start tallying up those unpaid chores, because a recent study on behalf of the Victorian Government illustrates how unpaid work saves the economy billions; and by large, women are the ones shouldering the load.

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Vale Margaret Fulton – The maker of the modern cook

Vale Margaret Fulton – The maker of the modern cook

Inspiring Women

Go on…think back to the recipe shelves of your childhood kitchen and mentally search for that book that took pride of place in the collection. Rivalling an encyclopedia in size and introducing all new flavours to the 1970s household, it was the Margaret Fulton Cookbook.

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