Opinion

ripened fruit displayed outside a fruit and vegetable store

Nearly two-thirds of suburbs in one major part of Sydney have no food stores at all. And in those that do, unhealthy food outlets outnumber healthy ones by more than six to one.

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A new biography of Jean Rhys, the Dominican-born author of Wide Sargasso Sea, pays close attention to her origins – but stops short of examining the colonial relations central to her story.

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Rent assistance is only $10-14 per day, well below rent levels.

brazil protesters on the streets asking for federal intervention after lula election

Rather than weaken or oust Lula, the riots seem to have paradoxically strengthened the president politically.

Surfer with a board going into the surf off rocks

When a loved one is struggling in the water, you might want to rush in to save them. But make sure you stop and think or you could become the one in trouble.

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Earthquakes originating underneath the ocean are often accompanied by tsunami warnings. Here’s what determines the tsunami risk.

woman looking at a sunrise on the horizon holding her arms up

Setting goals is one thing. Achieving them another. We’ve distilled the research down to 12 goal-enabling tips.

aerial view of people playing with colourful tangram puzzles on a table

Tangram is accessible yet challenging, and an excellent educational tool. It’s still used in schools today to help illustrate mathematical concepts and develop mathematical thinking skills.

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Micro-accommodations are acts that seem small to those making them, but if repeated can have much larger positive consequences for those they target.

Prime Minister John Howard surrounded by cabinet members and senior military officers

This year’s release, from the cabinet records of 2002, is framed by two events of the previous year: the Tampa affair and 9/11.

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