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Beating the germs this winter

Last year the number of flu cases in Australia was up by over 50 per cent, causing many to claim this winter will be our worst flu season ever. However, ‘cold and flu season’ is actually a myth, as the virus lives through every season, whether it may be summer, autumn, winter, or spring.

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Maggie Beer’s Spring Lamb Shoulder Recipe

Maggie Beer Spring Lamb Shoulder Recipe

Maggie Beer is everyone’s favourite foodie godmother with her easy and impressive recipes.  This spring lamb recipe will put a smile on everyone’s face and fill the house with heady scents. SERVES 6-8 WITH ACCOMPANIMENTS INGREDIENTS 1.8kg lamb shoulder, bone in 60ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil 5 sprigs rosemary, stripped and chopped sea salt and freshly

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Rosy for rosé

Once considered the party girl of the wine family, rosé has been underestimated as a sophisticated, interesting and serious wine for all occasions, writes Andrew Graham. It’s always bothered me how many people refuse to take rosé seriously. Given the growth of the category – rosé consumption is on the up and up in Australia

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Win a double pass to an advanced screening of I, Daniel Blake

An incredibly moving and powerful film, I, Daniel Blake, follows the 59-year-old Daniel Blake who finds himself inadvertently fighting for the disenfranchised after nearly falling from a scaffold and suffering a heart attack. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the state. Daniel crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two

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Eating well to stay healthy after 50

Aches and pains, high blood pressure and cholesterol, osteoporosis, and being overweight don’t have to be things that you just accept as part and parcel of getting older. A healthy diet and lifestyle can play a huge role in preventing common age-related diseases like arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, depression and obesity. A well-serviced superannuation

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Good mood food: 7 foods to boost mental health

A healthy, balanced diet can go a long way to improving your mental and physical well-being, but sadly it’s not a cure-all for the millions of Australians suffering from mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. That’s why Aussie foodie, personal trainer, and mental health advocate, Judy Phillips has re-released her book, Good Life

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Puppy training program offers seniors a new ‘leash’ on life

Guide Dogs Queensland are calling for more volunteers, particularly seniors, to sign up for their Puppy Raising Program ahead of the New Year, with up to 20 new pups looking for temporary homes. Disability Services and Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke said Puppy Raisers were top of Guide Dogs Queensland’s Christmas wish list, with two new

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A pet-friendly holiday destination

Pack the doggy’s bag and head to the hills or a not-so-ruff hotel. Words such as ‘walkies’, ‘car’ and ‘park’ elicit an effusive response from self-named Ralph, the Kerry Blue terrier. And mention Mavis’, pandemonium ensues, writes Helen Flanagan. Woofs reach a new high from the back seat as he shoots the breeze through the

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OPINION: Volunteering for body and mind

We’ve known for a very long time just how valuable volunteering is and I’m delighted to see our anecdotal feedback over many years has now been mirrored formally in a recently published article in the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ), Meals on Wheels South Australia CEO Sharyn Broer writes. The report published last month found that there was

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Women don’t ‘lose value as they age,’ says business coach

New research has found that more Australians than ever are approaching retirement age, revealing that 415,000 Aussies are planning to retire in the next 12 months, substantially more than in 2008, when it was 327,000. In line with this – a study by economists at the University of California at Irvine and Tulane University found

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