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Life May 27, 2017

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan’s rich mixture of cultures, colonial and indigenous, invites immersion in the Puerto Rican capital.


Life May 27, 2017

Cutting-edge research into corneal transplants

Ongoing research by an Australian team into the treatment of eye surface damage has the potential to restore vision and eliminate the need for third-party corneal donors.

Life May 20, 2017

Reviving a garden for winter

The cold of late autumn can make it difficult to tend neglected gardens, but a fortifying nip can get you out improving the soil and installing seedlings.

Life May 20, 2017

Post-traumatic growth and the Black Saturday bushfires

While post-traumatic stress disorder is widely acknowledged, much less attention is paid to its counterpart, post-traumatic growth –where people can find their lives transformed for the better after terrible events.

Life May 13, 2017

Fashion labels Ten Pieces and SZN

The desire for a stripped back ‘uniform’ may speak to a catastrophic future but, it’s more about saving the present by simplifying choices and consuming less.

Life May 13, 2017

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The arduous trek in the Andes to visit the ruins of Machu Picchu is made possible only by the assistance of Incan descendants.

Life May 6, 2017

An island off Manus

On a tiny island off the coast of Manus, a local family offers asylum seekers kindness and some respite from their ordeal.

Life May 6, 2017

Health and climate change

The World Health Organisation’s director-general describes climate change as ‘the fifth horseman’ of the apocalypse, as doctors are encouraged to speak out more about illness and death caused by extreme weather.

Life April 28, 2017

Hair and social inclusivity

For a society to be progressive and inclusive, cultural differences must be accepted and celebrated. And that includes hair.

Life April 29, 2017

Design for wellbeing in healthy houses

As the World Health Organisation works on a set of guidelines for ‘healthy housing’, a Melbourne architect is exploring creative ways to help people with health-related requirements.

Life April 22, 2017

Gaming the rental market

With fewer city-dwellers having the wherewithal to buy a home, the rental market is becoming fiercely competitive as agents and prospective tenants try to game the system.

Life April 22, 2017

Data analysts Cambridge Analytica

The data analytics company behind the Trump campaign is wooing the Australian Liberal Party. But, do their claims about personality targeting stack up?