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Life in Death 1 min read

It’s understandable that some people are hesitant about the idea of organ and tissue donation. The thought of having your body harvested for parts once you die is definitely unsettling. But when it really comes down to it, organ donation isn’t about...

Talking about stuff 2 min read

I never watched Seinfeld. I was too young when the show was in its heyday, and by the time I was old enough to watch the sitcom I didn’t have the resolve to work my way through the full nine seasons....

Words 1 min read

Thud! No, that’s not the sound of a microphone hitting the floor, a la Kobe Bryant or Barack Obama (YouTube it if you will). It’s the sound of Thomas Kelly’s head crashing into the concrete after he was coward-punched one...

Mum’s word 1 min read

I was recently reminded of the power of mums after an incident involving two professional basketball players. Shaquille O’Neal is an NBA legend whose 19-year career includes four championships, three Finals Most Valuable Player awards and 15 All-Star appearances. Standing...

War of words: why Baby Boomers and Millennials both need disarming 1 min read

If you were born between 1980 and 2000, guess what? You’re a Millennial. And the world hates you. OK, that may be a tad overdramatic. But then again . . . “We can all agree that Millennials are the worst,”...

Amazing 90-year old laps Australia 2 min read

“You’re an inspiration!” It’s a compliment that’s thrown around fairly loosely these days, to the point that it has become almost meaningless. But someone who truly deserves the label is a retired farmer from Echuca, Victoria, who, last year, completed...

3 simple ways to manage screentime for kids 1 min read

What's the recommended screentime for children and does it really matter?

Loneliness 2 min read

The internet was charmed in 2016 when news broke that four Italian policemen had cooked a pasta dinner for an elderly couple. After neighbours reported hysterical crying coming from Michele and Jole’s apartment, the policemen quickly arrived at the property...

Why African babies don’t cry 1 min read

What do African mums do to prevent their babies from crying—and does it really work?

Shauna’s on a mission to empower women around the world 2 min read

Last year, Shauna Ryan walked away from a steady job and with no savings in the bank to start a project inspiring women around the world.

How helping other people deepens your spirituality 4 min read

When working hard to establish a regular rhythm of prayer, study, yoga and cleansing diets (or whatever) it’s easy to forget the needs of other people.

Teaching your child to ride a bike? Start here 4 min read

If you’re a parent, you probably want to see your kids outside and active. Cycling is an obvious solution . . . but there are all kinds of considerations.