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When should I eat?

Eating around the clock has become common. But could nibbling over an extended time period be harming your health?

The healing power of green time

Darren Morton says that one way to lift your mood is simply to open your front door and step outside!

The great drug debate (Part 2): Against drug legalisation

We asked two vocal participants in the drug law reform debate to each contribute an article explaining their position. Both writers offer statistics, historical examples and suggestions on the best way forward. What’s the solution? You be the judge.

The great drug debate (Part 1): Why Australia needs drug law...

We asked two vocal participants in the drug law reform debate to each contribute an article explaining their position. Both writers offer statistics, historical examples and suggestions on the best way forward. What’s the solution? You be the judge.

Good news for modern parents

Confused and worried about how to raise your kids right? Harriet Connor discovers a surprising ancient source of wisdom for today’s parenting dilemmas.

The value of home cooking

The decline in home food preparation and increase in convenience products has become a recipe for poor health.

Never give up!

Life’s problems can seem insurmountable, but Victor Parachin says we should always keep on hoping, keep on trying and, sooner or later, we’ll keep on winning.

Seeking a good death: The challenge of legalised euthanasia

Victoria is on track to allow doctor-assisted suicide from next year. New Zealand is not far behind. Bruce Manners examines the issue.

Which wholegrains are best?

It’s commonly known that wholemeal or wholegrain products are healthier than white, refined versions. But is smooth wholemeal bread just as healthy as cooked barley or steel-cut oats?

Mothers and daughters

One of the most beautiful and unique family bonds is that between mother and daughter. But, warns family life educator Trafford Fischer, it takes work to make this relationship the best it can be.

Smoking out big tobacco

Does your super fund invest in cigarettes? Suzi Mahonen meets a campaigning cancer doctor who’s raising the alarm and hitting the tobacco industry where it hurts.

Death trade

While tobacco multinationals are seeing their customer base shrink in Western countries, they’re wasting no time recruiting new addicts elsewhere. Kent Kingston reports.