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Prevent sore eyes and save your relationship – put the smartphone down

The pervasive presence of smartphones is having a detrimental effect on Australians’ eyesight. Australian research shows that a 60-minute reading task on a smartphone results in increased eye strain symptoms. Despite the vast majority of Australians ranking loss of sight as their number one health concern, our use of digital devices and its associated eye

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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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Overcoming an affair

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Infidelity is everywhere we look and before marriage most people say a cheating partner is a deal breaker. However, many couples later realise that relationships damaged by infidelity can recover. Turn on the TV, scroll through a celebrity gossip site or analyse the latest divorce statistics and it may seem like infidelity is now more

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What’s the point of sex? It’s good for your physical, social and mental health

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The act of penetrative sex has evolved over millions of years as a mechanism to deliver sperm to eggs and initiate pregnancy. But there’s more to sex than just the meeting of two sets of genes. The ‘What’s the point of sex?’ series examines biological, physical and social aspects of sex and gender writes Fiona Kate

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Second Weddings: What’s Appropriate?

As sad as it is realistic, divorce is common. Many individuals, however, find themselves in relationships and considering marriage for the second time. For those that go through with a second marriage in their 50s, 60s or 70s, it can be just as exciting as the first time, but there are different things to consider

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Divorce In Their 80s: An Insider’s View

Russel Graham with his parents.

In January, The Guardian posted an article written by 57-year-old Graham Russell, whose parents, in their 80s and well into their retirement had just divorced. Graham’s immersed perspective on being from a “broken home” – albeit at a much later point in life than usual – is touching; he understood his mother’s plight for “her

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Divorce In Their 80s: An Insider's View

Russel Graham with his parents.

In January, The Guardian posted an article written by 57-year-old Graham Russell, whose parents, in their 80s and well into their retirement had just divorced. Graham’s immersed perspective on being from a “broken home” – albeit at a much later point in life than usual – is touching; he understood his mother’s plight for “her

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Long-Term Married Men Feel Frustrated More Than Wives

Long-married couples don’t view problems the same way – when there’s trouble, women worry, feel sad, and become frustrated, but for men, it’s pure frustration. That’s what the latest study from the University of Michigan, is saying. The study, published in the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, looked at sadness, worry and frustration, exploring the notion

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