I think we need to be asking future brides -- and grooms! -- something different. We should be asking them the questions that might frighten them, the questions that could very well cause them to step into unchartered territory when it comes to their relationship.
We're tired of not taking an hour off. We're tired of striving to accomplish more than we can fit into each day. Tired of running our houses, running our businesses, raising our families, building our careers, and feeling the pressure to do it all with shaved legs, shaped eyebrows and three days a week at the gym.
This week's three photions include subliminal messages from a jealous partner, the sign at the gates of hell, and a photo finish at the duck races.
Australia's immigration and border control policies were not developed in a climate of public confidence and support. Instead, the success of John Howard's hard line reconfiguration of Australian immigration rested on a deliberately executed campaign of fear.
If the Turnbull Government was serious about improving the lives of vulnerable Australians they would invest in Gonski, they would invest in Medicare, they would invest in our higher education system.
My personal experience of dementia comes through my dear grandmother Nans. Nans has had dementia for about 15 years -- and in that time I’ve seen a huge amount of change in her.
It will be interesting to see where all this emoji business ends up. I suppose one day we will be reading online newspapers and magazines written in emoji form, though I suggest that will be when we are in our autonomous flying cars eating our food tablets.
Given the decline in the investment stage of the mining boom, Australia must support policies that boost economic growth. Making our national transport networks more productive must be one of them.
For decades I had decided my freckles were ugly. My nose was too big, my legs too chunky and my tummy... OMG my tummy was f**king hideous. All these things combined made me disgusting. Gross. Unlovable and unable to succeed at anything.
I wanted to make the change but it all felt a bit hard. Fast food can be cheaper and easier, even though it's not the healthiest choice. We weren't eating junk food, so I felt the current way we were living was okay and maybe not so bad in the long run?
There is no doubt that many want to argue their position against marriage equality in good faith, but a plebiscite -- especially one with a $7.5 million campaign megaphone -- would give a licence for the cowards to target the LGBTIQ community.
When most people think fitness, they think pain. Like quitting smoking, exercising regularly is really hard to do. We know it’s good for us but we just can’t make it a daily habit because we’re too busy or just too tired. So how do we make moving fun?
The UN needs a brilliant, experienced and well tested leader. It also needs a good man, a compassionate and humble leader.
Most people accept that painlessly ending the suffering of animals is an act of compassion. As a veterinarian I often had the decision to put an animal to sleep placed in my hands, because animals cannot give consent. Yet even when we give consent and beg for help, the law denies humans the same compassion.
It wasn't until I attended college that I realized depression wasn't just being sad all the time. As I began to realize and track my symptoms, I learned that my most intense symptom is lack of motivation. When my depression hits, there's no such thing as motivation anymore. It's instant, and I do not get a say.
In Australia, perhaps more than any other comparable country, the middle class is built around home ownership. But it is an aspiration which, for far too many, is becoming a pipe dream.
Carving through the asbestos ceiling is no easy feat. Sometimes, just as we feel we are about to make a breakthrough, we find ourselves choking on the poisonous fibres.