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Superannuation statistics made simple

Superannuation is the critical savings that underwrites Australian retirements and provides a $2.3 trillion investment bank for infrastructure and other nation-building assets.

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The top 5 signs you have hearing loss

hearing

About one in five Australians between the ages of 50 and 59 have hearing loss. And this increases to affect 2 out of every 3 people over 60. Hearing loss can occur related mostly to ageing effects; be caused by overexposure to loud noise and sometimes other medical issues writes Professor Elaine Saunders

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Don’t ever order this on your flight…..

flight attendants

They have to deal with small confined spaces, irate passengers and clean dirty toilets, but there is one thing you don’t want to ask a Flight Attendant for.

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Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, study shows

artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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From Elizabeth I to high fashion, the tales behind the Game of Thrones costumes

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones, which has returned for its seventh season, offers fantasy, horror and intrigue, and, as Sarah Mower has put it, shines a light on “our cynical, sophisticated, brutal, hopeless new Dark Ages”. It is also great fun to watch as a fashion expert, whether you are a “pedant” who needs everything to be historically correct, or a

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Mediterranean diet may cut dementia risk

Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean-style diet rich in oily fish, fresh vegetables and nuts could help cut the risk of dementia, study reveals.

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DIY botanical touring in Oman

Oman

Over the years I have turned into a botanical ‘twitcher’.  Like avid birdwatchers, I am forever keen to expand the number of (plant) species I encounter and can identify ‘in the wild’. Until Oman’s rich botanical heritage is showcased at the Oman Botanic Gardens (still a few years away I suspect) I recommend a ‘do-it-yourself’

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Best hairstyles for men over 50

men's hairstyles

A graceful man is who appears appealing even as he ages. Appearance is one part of what makes up your personality and tells a lot about one person. And how are men’s hairstyles important in that aspect? Hairstyles or haircuts act as a makeover for you and who doesn’t love the feel of a freshly cut

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Video: 10 Best physio exercises to ease knee pain

knee pain

As our joints begin to increase in age, so to does our pain. Most significantly is knee pain. They are holding all our body weight and are constantly on the go, twisting and turning and keeping us stable.

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What’s the difference between super man and super woman?

superannuation

Australian women may often manage the family finances, yet there is evidence some are failing to get a keen grip on their superannuation.

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