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Letters to Mum
Dear Mum, There are still times when I go to call you. It seems inexplicable to me that you actually died. I used to wonder how it would feel, and after 16 years, I’m still not sure. The main thing I want to tell you is that I get it now. I understan
The Australian Women's WeeklyLeitura de 9 minsCrime & Violence
In Bed With The MAFIA
Amid the warm, fragrant hills of Calabria, deep in southern Italy, some of the most dangerous men on Earth are sitting in steel cages, their tough, sun-bronzed faces betraying little beyond a leisurely contempt for the proceedings around them. This h
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THE Reading room
There’s an Orwellian aura to Kazuo Ishiguro’s powerful new novel; so much so that you can’t help feeling we will be living in this world of beneficent robots and genetic editing all too soon. Klara is an extraordinary protagonist, an AF – Artificial
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Open Line
A very profound read about actress Susan Sarandon (My Year of Letting Go, AWW, March). Her wisdom about what is important and her empathy as an actor made this story a very giving one. S. Yarrow, Tamborine Mountain, Qld Sexual abuse and rape is no
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Good Health
That’s the amount of sleep you need to get every night on a regular basis (combined with no snoring and day napping) to reduce your risk of heart failure by 42 per cent. Next time a cacophony of bird song wakes you in the wee hours, consider the be
The Australian Women's WeeklyLeitura de 7 minsPsychology
A School For Young & Old
The first day of school is daunting. Unfamiliar faces, places and activities awaken anxiety while the fear of not making friends is paralysing. The students arriving at a new purpose-built school in Sydney’s beachside suburb of Coogee are certainly f
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April Health Watch
Each year on World Autism Awareness Day, iconic buildings in Australia — and all over the world — turn their lights blue to promote autism awareness. In support of this initiative, Autism Queensland also asks people to wear blue on the day. Visit gob
The Australian Women's WeeklyLeitura de 1 minsRegional & Ethnic
Test Kitchen Tips
Serve the meatballs with mashed potato, crusty bread or soft polenta. To add flavour and enhance caramelisation to grilled or barbecued beef, lamb or chicken, drizzle a little Kikkoman Soy Sauce over while cooking. The brine will not add an overly
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A Symbol Of Hope After The Flames
Some very rare pink flannel flowers are blooming in NSW’s Blue Mountains in a sign the land is recovering after the 2020 blazes. The flowers’ seeds can lie dormant for years waiting for the magic combination of fire, followed by rain in order to bloo
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On The Run
From where she sat at the back of the bus, the driver’s death was a confusing spectacle to Emily Jackson. She had a good view down the length of the vehicle from her position, leaning against a window smeared with the fingerprints of happy children.
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No Garden Required
It’s a trend that was on the rise well before lockdown, but when 2020 saw the world head home, indoor plants became the hottest thing in interiors. The chance to reconnect with nature while also taking up a mindful practice has boosted sales in nurse
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Sophie’s Easter table
SERVES 6 PREP TIME 20 MINUTES COOK TIME 45 MINUTES 3 cups (450g) cubed pumpkin (you can also use sweet potato)olive oil, for drizzling1½ cups (285g) polenta75g butter, cubed1 cup (95g) grated parmesan cheese 1 Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan
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Easing A Chronic Problem
Dressed in a suffocatingly fitted jacket top and pants, I waddle over to my trainer. I wait anxiously as she attaches me to a machine via a multitude of wires and electrode discs on my body. With an enthusiastic nod, she asks me to squat. She turns o
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Adelaide, Liza & finding ME
On Twitter and Instagram Alan Cumming describes himself as “a Scottish elf trapped in the body of a middle-aged man”. It’s a brilliantly evocative epithet, but while he’s certainly a mischievous elf, I don’t see today’s Alan Cumming as trapped – and
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Easter Table Inspiration
Layer complementary plate designs and add a themed place setting. We’ve wrapped egg cups and Easter eggs with napkins in the shape of bunny ears. Splashes of yellow bring a sense of vitality to our central colour theme of blue and white. We’ve intr
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Highway To Hell
"Just sit back and try to enjoy it,” husband said, throwing me the keys. “It’s good to have time together.” Ok, I’ll harden up, stiffen my upper lip and keep calm and carry on for the sake of my eldest child, who’d recently got the ‘L’ plates. He’d
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Cof Fee Table
Plan your post-COVID trips through the pages of this fascinating hardback book, which boldly presents 100 of the archaeological wonders of the ancient world. It features beautiful artworks, astounding structures and dramatic stories of past cultures,
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Test Kitchen Tips
We baked the frittata in a Classica ‘Grigio’ ceramic oval baker available from Harris Scarfe, harrisscarfe.com.au The sauce can be made up to 3 days ahead; refrigerate in an airtight container. Reheat gently before using. You can substitute pomegran
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Thomas’ Story
Among the children added to the program was Thomas Edney whose cancer was discovered in 2014 when he was just two years old. A shy little boy, he was on a family holiday on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula when his parents, John and Abigail, became co
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Quick Bites
Broccolini is a distinct vegie variety that is a mix of broccoli and Chinese kale. It is recognisable by its loose florets and tender stems. It also has a mild, peppery taste that becomes sweeter when cooked. It’s the perfect no-waste vegie – don’t c
The Australian Women's WeeklyLeitura de 2 minsBiology
Ellie’s Story
Every year in Australia, almost 1000 children or young people are diagnosed with cancer, plunging their families into the same fear and uncertainty Mina and Rob felt after Ellie’s diagnosis. About 10 to 20 per cent face the grim prospect of limited o
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My Story My Journey Out Of Darkness
My friend bought me a pair of sparkly silver shoes because she said I shouldn’t walk the red carpet in anything less. I remember them glistening as I stepped along that scarlet runner, between frenzied camera crews jostling for space and an iPhone-cl
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Memories Are Made Of This
Vacation to a new city, rearrange the furniture, celebrate a half birthday, eat at a new restaurant, rent your dream car for a weekend. Routine, ho-hum, vanilla-again days are the kiss of death to remembering what happened. You can’t remember what yo
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Spot Of Bother
For those struggling with congestion, new formulas promise to clear the way. Go-To’s mask has kaolin clay and vitamin E to draw out impurities without drying; Ella Baché’s scrub has charcoal and spherical beads, while YSL’s essence goes on in the mor
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How To MAX Your Morning RITUALS
Research from the worlds of neuroscience and behavioural psychology has uncovered the amazing extent to which we’re affected by arbitrary factors in our environment. Like the fact that coffee tastes sweeter if you drink it from a red mug. Or that we
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In The Name Of My Daughter
It was 10 o’clock at night and in their home in England’s Derbyshire Hills. Rosie Ayliffe and her partner, Stewart, were on the verge of turning in when a knock on the door plunged them into the abyss of every parent’s nightmare. Initially Rosie assu
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Remember The Time
For almost 200 years, Sydney’s Royal Easter Show has been the proverbial jewel in the Showgirl crown of Aussie agriculture. In 1823, the newly minted Agricultural Society of NSW put on its first show at Parramatta – then the “bread bowl” of the colon
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The $100 plan
One of the keys to successful investing is to make a habit of it, regularly tucking cash away to get the benefit of compounding returns over time. Investing just $100 a week can see you accumulate $48,000 over 10 years – and over time, the returns yo
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Get Crafty For Easter
• Fork• Scissors• Wool/yarn 1 Take a length of yarn (the more yarn the thicker and fuller your pom pom will be). 2 Wrap around fork (a). 3 Use a smaller piece of yarn to tie a double knot between the middle fork prongs (b). 4 Slide off the fork a
The Australian Women's WeeklyLeitura de 7 mins
Ray Of Hope
Luck has moved through the lives of Sydney couple Mina and Rob Caterjian in a most capricious way. They struggled to conceive and suffered several miscarriages over eight years until they welcomed a brown-eyed daughter with a loving and curious perso
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