life

health July 14, 2018

The pressures of living with sick or disabled siblings

While children with a disability or chronic illness are seen as being in need of support, their siblings may be left struggling to cope with their complex family dynamic.

life July 14, 2018

One chef’s battle to rebalance the scales

For one half of The Saturday Paper’s food editing team, the gruelling hours and stressful conditions of cooking for others eventually took its toll – both mentally and physically. Then she decided it was time to regain control.

travel July 7, 2018

City of lost angels

In Los Angeles, everyone has a story and they’re eager to share it, but the enthusiasm to divulge personal details can have a traumatic side.

health July 7, 2018

Hope for homebirths

While cost, regulation and an unsupportive healthcare system has marginalised homebirth in Australia, new hospital programs could see it become a viable option for women seeking alternatives to the traditional labour ward.

travel June 30, 2018

Canada’s Pukaskwa National Park, Lake Superior

On a journey around the Great Lakes to honour his mother, the author takes his cue from Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore and turns his ear to the water to listen to his surrounds.

travel June 30, 2018

Lake Superior, Canada

On a journey around the Great Lakes to honour his mother the author takes his cue from Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore and turns his ear to the water to listen to his surrounds.

life June 30, 2018

The best wines of winter 2018

The beverage director for Andrew McConnell’s restaurants gives her recommendations of the best seasonal tipples.

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.

health 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 16, 2018

Manus Island poem

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

health 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?