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Life June 23, 2018

Focus on endometriosis

Endometriosis is an often excruciating condition that affects 700,000 Australian women. With a national action plan due next month, sufferers are finally hopeful better treatments will soon be found.


Life June 23, 2018

The power of fandom

As the National Library raises funds to preserve 19th-century fan scrapbooks, the author reflects on giving herself over to fandom – and how its obsessiveness is both critical and self-reflective.

Life June 16, 2018

Reversing alopecia

While alopecia areata poses no long-term threat to general health, psychological effects can be severe. Will a new drug trial hold the key to reversing the condition?

Life June 16, 2018

Manus Island poem

Detained on Manus Island for five years, journalist Behrouz Boochani has recorded the experience in film, essays and poetry.

Life June 9, 2018

Vickie Roach and Women Transforming Justice

Vickie Roach spent much of her adult life in prison. Fourteen years since her last conviction, the Yuin woman is not a prison reformer – she’s an abolitionist.

Life June 9, 2018

A magical trip through the Highlands

A trip to the Scottish Highlands is not just a chance for the author to soak up the imposing scenery, but also to feel connection to her rugged forebears.

Life June 2, 2018

Opt-out organ donation

While Britain looks set to pass an ‘opt-out’ organ donation law – reversing the principle of volunteering – even some transplant recipients are unconvinced such a system should be adopted in Australia.

Life June 2, 2018

Modern Berlin

A city once divided, today’s Berlin has transformed itself into a ‘poor but cool’ haven for like-minded defectors from around the globe.

Life May 26, 2018

Australian law and data protection

With the EU’s new data protection laws taking effect this week, the world’s biggest internet companies are scrambling to update their approach to personal information. Unfortunately, in Australia, privacy protections are still languishing in the dark ages.

Life May 26, 2018

The smashing success of rage rooms

While they may present what seems like a cathartic opportunity to release suppressed anger, are ‘rage rooms’ actually good for the psyche?

Life May 19, 2018

The reality of ‘Real Housewives’

In the contrived and uproarious relationships of The Real Housewives of Melbourne, emotional truths emerge that are poignant as well as entertaining.

Life May 19, 2018

The benefits of plant-based eating

While vegans and vegetarians are sometimes regarded with scepticism, nutritional experts suggest Australians’ health could benefit greatly from an increased intake of plant-based foods.