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Top tips to prepare for a caring role

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The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Australia has more than 2.7 million people in an unpaid caring role. Some of these people are plunged into a carer’s role suddenly and this often occurs after an accident or diagnosis of a loved one. For many the transition to care is much

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4000 year old funerary garden found in Egypt

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Archeologists have discovered an ancient Egyptian funerary garden on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor, which is thought to date from around 2000 BCE.

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Gardening – How to find and use cheap landscaping stone

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With its unique natural beauty, stone is a favourite of gardeners everywhere. Whether used as steps, paving, retaining walls or buildings, this most original and durable of landscaping materials settles into its surroundings, ageing gracefully with a natural patina that appeals to our primitive aesthetic instincts in the same way as do forests and oceans,

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Fairytale no more: when love turns to hatefully ever after

It’s often said that the opposite to love is not hate, it’s indifference. Why then are some of us so seemingly fickle in our ability to switch from love to hate in an instant? To understand hate, we must first (try to) understand love writes Rachael Sharman and Leanne Francia.

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Jasper the volunteering Border Collie brings smiles

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Volunteering is often attributed to youth trying to bolster their CV or as a bridge between high school and university, however it’s been found that Australians over 50 engage in volunteering for reasons that don’t serve themselves, and an overwhelming number are doing so.

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Chop-chop to Noosa’s classiest act

Food awakens the senses and becomes the touchstone of memory especially at Wasabi, where marvelling at the evocative parade of modern Japanese food is de rigeur and emulating the flavours is a distinct possibility, writes Helen Flanagan.

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Mother’s Day scones recipe

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Sweets For Tilly have put together a delicious scone recipe to spoil mum this Mother’s Day – and they have a little Masterchef twist….

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Budget night – Government spending explained in 10 charts; from Howard to Turnbull

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Successive Australian governments are usually judged on how they balance the budget and spend taxpayers’ dollars. The stereotypes are that Liberal governments keep a tight hold on the purse strings, while Labor governments are spendthrifts. Alan Duncan and Rebecca Cassells explain in some simple charts, just how past and present governments have been spending our dollars.

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What it’s like to be a parent in a war zone

How do parents protect their children and help them feel secure again when their homes are ripped apart by war? In this warm-hearted talk, psychologist Aala El-Khani shares her work supporting — and learning from — refugee families affected by the civil war in Syria. She asks: How can we help these loving parents give

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The future of flying cars: science fact or science fiction?

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Uber has shaken up the taxi industry and is trying to put driverless cars on our roads. Now the company aims to have flying ride-sharing vehicles in our skies by 2020 writes Jonathan Roberts and Michael Milford. Uber is not alone in working towards flying cars. But is this realistic, or just marketing hype? To many of

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