Sunday Life 'One Crowded Hour'

Sunday Life ‘One Crowded Hour’

  With the weather getting cooler and the bed more snug, it’s easy to spend your first waking hours as though you were still asleep. Try to resist: it’s the first hour of the day that will determine how the rest of it will pan out. Shannah Kennedy, life strategist...
Fairfax Life&Style 'Tips for the Lazy Girl to Look Good'

Fairfax Life&Style ‘Tips for the Lazy Girl to Look Good’

Looking good needn’t take long. From top to toe, there’s a range of products  and slick manoeuvres that can have you out the door and looking great in no  time. “It’s no secret that Australian women are busier than ever before; they want  to look good, but have limited time...
Marie Claire: Plan Your Day According to Your Body Clock

Marie Claire: Plan Your Day According to Your Body Clock

Want to know what really sets you up for a great day at work? Well, it’s not your morning latte combined with a chat with the cute barista boy. It’s your body clock, and it determines most of our daily behaviours, including when we’re most likely to impress the boss...
Fairfax Life & Style 'Home Office Ideas That Work'

Fairfax Life & Style ‘Home Office Ideas That Work’

Whether it’s for part-time or full-time use, creating a dedicated home office  space is essential. “You spend a lot of time in your workspace, so treat it with the same  consideration as anywhere else in your home,” says home office and  organisational guru Kristina Karlsson, founder of Kikki-K. “Make your...
Fairfax Life & Style 'The Bikini Bridge emerges as the latest 'thinspiration' craze'

Fairfax Life & Style ‘The Bikini Bridge emerges as the latest ‘thinspiration’ craze’

It seems it’s a case of New Year, new body insecurity with the Bikini Bridge  emerging as the latest thinspiration craze after the Thigh Gap and Hot Dog Legs  of 2013. Social media sites have exploded with Bikini Bridge selfies, which is  described by Urban Dictionary as when “bikini bottoms...
Fairfax Life & Style - How to Stay Healthy On Holidays

Fairfax Life & Style – How to Stay Healthy On Holidays

Do you work so hard before your holidays to “earn” your break that you end up falling in a heap within the first couple of days? The stress of work and those frantic few days leading up to your holiday can play havoc with your immune system. Dr Jodie Ralph,...
Fairfax Life & Style - Having It All

Fairfax Life & Style – Having It All

Having it all. A phrase that’s as equally vilified as it is coveted. The August cover of Time magazine shows a couple lazing on the beach depicting a child-free life as the newest notion of having it all, and busts the myth that 2.5 kids, happy relationship and satisfying career is the...
Fairfax Life & Style: Changing Gears

Fairfax Life & Style: Changing Gears

The old saying money doesn’t buy happiness is one that rings true for Greg Foyster and Sophie Chishkovsky, who cycled from Hobart to Cairns in 2012 in a quest to live more simply. Their journey is documented in Foyster’s new book, Changing Gears. “My day job in advertising was a complete...
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Jiggling the good bits

Have you ever had your photo taken while running? I have and it’s not pretty. My running resume to-date includes a couple of triathlons and a half marathon. Event photographers tend to stay close to the finish line – and suspiciously close to the VIP tent – to grab the action shots. Unfortunately for us...
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What do you get when you cross training for a marathon with writing about training for a marathon – Running Writing. That’s the witty premise behind my new blog. I’ve always been a big believer in goal setting, particularly when it comes to my fitness. This year I’ve set myself a doozey and I’m counting...
The New Daily: 'Late Night Workout, the Best 24 Hour Gyms'

The New Daily: ‘Late Night Workout, the Best 24 Hour Gyms’

While you’re snug in bed, a well-toned group of fitness fanatics are hard at work in their local gym. Here’s our round-up of the best 24-hour gyms to hit when inspiration strikes.
Fairfax Life&Style: Beauty Secrets From Around the World

Fairfax Life&Style: Beauty Secrets From Around the World

Take inspiration from some of the world’s most beautiful women and learn some  unique beauty secrets to add to your own tool kit. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/beauty-secrets-from-around-the-world-20131029-2wdne.html#ixzz2vmf4rwBy
Fairfax Life&Style 'Organic Beauty: Essential or Indulgent'

Fairfax Life&Style ‘Organic Beauty: Essential or Indulgent’

Going organic is touted as the solution to everything from children’s  behavioural problems to niggling allergies, all dished up with a side order of  good health and vitality. However, many argue that organic products shouldn’t be  limited to the food we eat, but also pertain to the products we put on our skin.  So is...
Insight Magazine: Denise Morcombe 'Permission to Smile'

Insight Magazine: Denise Morcombe ‘Permission to Smile’

The tragic story of Daniel Morcombe’s abduction and murder has touched us all and has forever changed our attitude to child safety. Denise Morcombe speaks with Cassy Small offering a personal insight into the woman behind the world’s most untiring campaign and how after all these years she is giving herself permission to smile. I...
Marie Claire - How to Deal with Change at Work

Marie Claire – How to Deal with Change at Work

                  Holly Masters, brand general manager of Clinique, has changed countries, jobs and internal practices throughout her career. She shares her advice for transitioning with ease. Read the rest of the article here: http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/marie-claire/all-about-you/career/article/-/18400729/how-to-deal-with-change-at-work/  
Essential Baby 'Born Again: The Practice of Rebirthing'

Essential Baby ‘Born Again: The Practice of Rebirthing’

Ask most mothers to describe the birth of their children and you’ll get a passionate response; ranging from calm and serene to painful and frantic, the range of emotion is intense. Those nine months of anticipation can culminate in an explosion of uncontrollable emotion, and the result isn’t always as expected. And while many breeze...
Fairfax Life & Style 'New Year Beauty Resolutions'

Fairfax Life & Style ‘New Year Beauty Resolutions’

Make 2014 your most beautiful year yet. Here are our suggestions for some beauty  resolutions you’re going to want to keep. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/new-year-beauty-resolutions-20140106-30cvc.html#ixzz2rDa8uCqd
Fairfax Life & Style: It's Botox but not as we know it

Fairfax Life & Style: It’s Botox but not as we know it

Most popular for its age defying benefits, botox was originally developed to correct cross-eyes and uncontrolled blinking. Another unusual application, as recently reported in the Mail Online, may be for atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeats, with clinical trials showing promise. Atrial fibrillation occurs when contractions of the heart’s chambers don’t pump rhythmically. It’s a common condition often associated...
Fairfax Life & Style: Use it or Lose it - Train your Brain

Fairfax Life & Style: Use it or Lose it – Train your Brain

More frightening than crow’s feet and saggy skin is the fact our brains also deteriorate as we age. The Dementia Across Australia report by Access Economics found that in 2011 an estimated 266,574 Australians were suffering from dementia, with this figure projected to increase to 553,285 by 2030. Read the rest of this article here: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/use-it-or-lose-it-train-your-brain-for-a-healthy-life-20130730-2qwva.html#ixzz2r62QYbVb  
Fairfax Life & Style: Old Wives' Tales - Fact or Fiction

Fairfax Life & Style: Old Wives’ Tales – Fact or Fiction

While we know it takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away and eating our crusts won’t make our hair go curly, there’s some old wives’ tales so ingrained in lives that they just won’t budge. The world’s most famous baby, Prince George was the subject of old wives’ folklore before...