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Bevvies without the Buzz

As the balmy Australian summer took a chilly turn, I found myself sitting one day in a pub in Jindabyne, New South Wales with...

What COVID has taught us about sharing our emotions—and why now’s...

Although they were only two-and-a-half years ago, the first months of the COVID pandemic and ensuing lockdowns seem like a distant past. We have – perhaps intentionally...

Cardboard therapy

For an increasing number of people, tabletop gaming is a passionate hobby that most of us have no idea about. What is most surprising, then, are the lessons it can teach us about life.
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The power of the peanut

George Washington Carver, also known as the man who found over 300 uses for the peanut, discovered his life's purpose in the dirt.

5 lessons from the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

He’s "the faithful spy" and a modern martyr, but Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life and teachings are more than just historical monuments—they’re lessons for us all.

Hope and courage in Middle-Earth

In a world of darkness, heroism often comes from the strangest places. JRR Tolkien infused his everyday heroes with faith, hope and determination in the face of insurmountable odds.

Why would you go to Burning Man?

More than 78,000 people travel to the Nevada desert each year to party and erect large statues—eventually setting them on fire. What inspires this bizarre practice?

An antidote to addiction

Andrew is a drug addict, but found an unlikely antidote to his addiction: a loving connection.

The unlikely story behind a blockbuster

It's not often the star of a war movie a man who refuses to carry a gun.
Photo credit: Roger Marshutz)

“Elvis is making a comeback; he only has six feet to...

Forty-five years after his death and the world is still enamoured by Elvis Presley. With a film directed by Baz Luhrmann recently released about...

What is NAIDOC week?

An indigenous perspective on the importance of NAIDOC Week.

Identity at the Oscars

What do this year's Oscar winners tell us about who we are - and who we want to become?