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You don’t need a movie star’s budget to get in shape

You don’t need a movie star’s budget to get in shape

Even small improvements such as cutting back on booze and snacks will leave you feeling better than if you did nothing.

  • by Sam Downing

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‘I’ve never felt judged’: two nurses whose friendship scrubs up beautifully

‘I’ve never felt judged’: two nurses whose friendship scrubs up beautifully

Nurses Beverly Howard, 74, and Olga Learoyd, 70, have worked at Melbourne’s Footscray Hospital for a combined century with neither planning to retire. Having stared tragedy fully in the face some years back, the friends are determined to savour only the best life has to offer – together.

  • by Susan Horsburgh
The role exercise plays in increasing our sense of purpose

The role exercise plays in increasing our sense of purpose

A new study underscores how braided the relationship between physical activity and psychological wellbeing can be, and how the effects often run both ways.

  • by Gretchen Reynolds
Gene Simmons: ‘There’d be very few rock bands if there weren’t girls’

Gene Simmons: ‘There’d be very few rock bands if there weren’t girls’

The co-founder and frontman of Kiss discusses his humble beginnings as the son of Hungarian Jews, having no shame, and the song he wants played at his funeral.

  • by Benjamin Law
My elderly parents are not the strong, stubbornly proud people I recall
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My elderly parents are not the strong, stubbornly proud people I recall

Supporting ageing parents can be fraught with physical and emotional challenges.

  • by Jim Pavlidis
The key traits that turn you into a ‘super ager’

The key traits that turn you into a ‘super ager’

The term refers to people in their 70s, 80s and beyond whose ability – whether it be their memory, way of thinking, or even aerobic fitness – is of the standard of someone at least 20 years younger.

  • by Evelyn Lewin
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‘Planted the seed’: The biggest influencers in Don Spencer’s colourful life

‘Planted the seed’: The biggest influencers in Don Spencer’s colourful life

The musician and former Playschool host discusses his upbringing, career, and the women who influenced him.

  • by Robyn Doreian
As a divorcee in my 50s, I started online dating. This is what I learnt

As a divorcee in my 50s, I started online dating. This is what I learnt

It had been about 20 years since I’d been on a date. I was apprehensive yet excited at the prospect of meeting a bloke from a dating app.

  • by Donna Demaio
I’ve been in my job for years and want to resign. How do I tell my boss?

I’ve been in my job for years and want to resign. How do I tell my boss?

As a loyal employee for many years, you certainly deserve to now do what you want to do, says Kirstin Ferguson – but there’s a good way to approach it with your employer.

  • by Dr Kirstin Ferguson
My 91-year-old best friend – what we can learn from older people
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My 91-year-old best friend – what we can learn from older people

It’s an unlikely friendship, but Sarah Thomas discovers that befriending an elderly neighbour has thrown up hilarious adventures – and some powerful lessons.

  • by Sarah Thomas
Reverend Bill Crews: ‘Be grateful, every day. Do your best. Say yes to everything’

Reverend Bill Crews: ‘Be grateful, every day. Do your best. Say yes to everything’

The Sydney-based Uniting Church minister, broadcaster and author discusses why he steers clear of a political career, the annoyance that is the ageing process, and the reason he dedicated his new book to the Dalai Lama.

  • by Benjamin Law