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Life August 8, 2020

Top picks

The beverage director for Andrew McConnell’s restaurants recommends her current favourite drops.


Life July 25, 2020

Scents and sensibilities

After realising the perfume industry was dominated by just six major players, Saskia Wilson-Brown set about creating a non-profit enterprise that would empower everyday people with the ability to learn and create. Welcome to LA’s Institute for Art and Olfaction.

Life July 11, 2020

Diagnosing cancer

Screening can lead to early detection of cancers and save lives, but sometimes innocuous abnormalities are picked up. The potential for harm in treating these ‘indolent’ cancers needs to be balanced against the benefits of diagnosis.

Life June 27, 2020

Prescribing antidepressants

GPs are today better educated about mental health management but many Australians are being put on antidepressants and don’t know how to get off them.

Life June 20, 2020

Winter’s bounty

Even in the depths of winter, or the most troubled of times, there will be a few usual suspects in the garden that can worm their way into your heart.

Life June 6, 2020

Covid-19 life lessons

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it devastating health and social consequences. But it has also delivered an opportunity to learn valuable moral lessons that could benefit all of humanity.

Life May 30, 2020

The art of seeing

For the author, the Covid-19 lockdown has allowed time to contemplate art’s ability to bring life into sharper focus, and to remember what beauty lies in simplicity and stillness.

Life May 23, 2020

Road map to domestic tourism recovery

It’s the end of the beginning of the pandemic. For those working to revive Australia’s near-dead tourism industry, it’s the start of a long, hard slog.

Life May 16, 2020

Researching SARS-CoV-2

Amid the rush to unpick the mysteries of Covid-19 and its effects, clinicians are scrambling to understand the information they have and prioritise what needs to be looked at next.

Life May 9, 2020

Together in lockdown

They were workmates who became friends through their shared love of exercise. When coronavirus struck their relationship grew even closer.

Life April 25, 2020

The mysteries of mitochondrial disease

Mitochondrial disease affects one Australian baby born each week. While calls to legalise targeted IVF to combat the illness grow louder, research is also increasing into the late onset of the condition in adults.

Life April 18, 2020

Pet adoption booms in lockdown

As the RSPCA reports a boom in pet adoptions during the coronavirus lockdown, the author and his partner have also welcomed a new addition to their household.