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Feeling sexy after 50 and breaking up with a friend
Your stories on retiring the trope of older women not feeling or being sexy. Plus Noella's precious shovel, and in the Too Hard Basket, how to process the end of a friendship that's not working for you anymore.
Representing families with disability, advice for fathers
Children's books rarely show families who live with disability, author Eliza Hull is keen to change that. Plus advice for fathers, and how travelling around the country with his cat helped improve one man's mental health.
The importance of career advice and painless meal prep
New research shows secondary careers education isn't up to scratch and is leaving students anxious about their prospects. So how should we be preparing kids for the world of work? And get some sage advice on meal prep from The Pineapple Project.
Is insurance becoming unaffordable? And Brigid Delaney's stoicism
A rise in unprecedented weather events are contributing to a rise in the cost of all our insurance policies. How much longer will this go on? And what can you do about it? Also, journalist Brigid Delaney on how a stoic approach can be helpful. And, author Bronwyn Rennex uncovers her parents' inner lives.
Mourning famous people and public acts of grief
2022 has seen the deaths of several famous figures, including Queen Elizabeth II, Uncle Jack Charles, and Olivia Newton-John. In response, the public has moved to pay tribute. Why do we react so strongly to the deaths of public figures when we don’t know them personally?
Understanding love languages and the uninvited guest
Learning about the ways in which you and your loved ones show that you care can improve relationships, even if your styles aren't a match. And in the Too Hard Basket, a close relative announces they've booked tickets and are bringing their family to stay with you - how do you handle it?