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Has my sign changed, and what are the dates and personality traits?

It turns out we’ve been reading our star signs incorrectly now with the inclusion of the new zodiac sign, Ophiuchus. So, has your sign changed? And what are the dates and personality traits of this 13th sign?   Just as we survived the second Mercury retrograde of the year (although, there’s now the ‘retroshade’ we […]

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If returning to ‘normal’ stresses you out, you probably have re-entry syndrome

Like returning from a long overseas trip, re-emerging from isolation can be a little jarring. Psychologist Belinda Williams puts a name to the strange sense of unease you may be feeling in post-COVID life, and explains how to cope with it. With coronavirus restrictions gradually lifting in most states, and an increasing sense of things […]

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‘Growing up with Nina Proudman from Offspring helped me to accept my own anxiety’

With Offspring’s 10-year anniversary quickly approaching, Abbey Lenton reflects on the ‘Nina moments’ that taught her to make peace with her mental health.  When Offspring first aired on our screens almost a decade ago, no one could have predicted how dear in the hearts of Aussie women it would become. Set between bustling obstetrics appointments […]

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A doctor’s step-by-step plan for gaining control over your panic attacks

Panic attacks can be debilitating in the moment, but being self-aware and equipped with knowledge can provide you with faster relief. Dr Kieran Kennedy explains how to conquer your panic attacks, step-by-step.  When it comes to anxiety, and on a scale from one to mind explosion, panic attacks are incredibly distressing. In many ways, they […]

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Harry Styles is collaborating with the Calm meditation app, to guide a meditation session

The very talented Harry Styles will be collaborating with Calm, a popular mindfulness app, to guide a 30-minute sleep-geared meditation session. And apparently, he is the perfect candidate to narrate it!  While his ‘Watermelon Sugar’ video was a stressful watch in iso (all that damn touching), Harry Styles has had a good rap among fans. […]

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6 simple ways to surcharge your creativity

For the second year in a row, creativity landed at the number one more valuable skill for 2020. But with more distractions than ever, igniting our creative spark can seem impossible at times. Here’s how to kick start the motor again. In early January, just as the world first learned about COVID-19, LinkedIn released data […]

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Astrologer explains why decisions made now will determine the rest of your year

Mercury is exiting retrograde on July 12, but astrologer Emma Vidgen explains why you need to be more aware now than ever before if you want to avoid chaos and bad luck in the second half of 2020. ICYMI, we’re currently in 2020’s second Mercury retrograde. This could explain why you’ve experienced more disruption, miscommunication […]

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Best self-help books health and fitness stars constantly come back to

When life throws you lemons, turn to Brené Brown, Vex King and Tim Ferriss. It goes without saying that 2020 has put many of us through the wringer. And while crafternoons, podcasts and Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ doco are all modern ways to make us feel a little better, sometimes it’s nice to go a little […]

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5 iso habits that you should NOT break

Not every distraction we turned to during lockdown was bad – in fact, many of the habits that were formed can remain good for us in the long run. When the coronavirus plunged Australia into a nationwide lockdown back in March, many of us had to adapt to the challenges of working from home, feeling […]

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Potatoes invade woman’s flat while she was in quarantine

Pictures of a sack of potatoes taking over a woman’s apartment have gone viral on Twitter – and it’s freaking people out. A French woman has returned home after spending time in compulsory coronavirus quarantine with her boyfriend, to find “mutant potatoes” taking over her apartment. 22-year-old Donna Porée posted a photo on Twitter of […]