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The Right Way To Train Your New Puppy

There are different families, and different kinds of dogs. Taking care of a dog requires a big responsibility and its decision that should not be taken lightly. Keep reading to find out more about making sure your pet is in good hands. Dogs don’t talk so you should learn his non-verbal language. If you notice […]

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‘No worries’: how America came to banish Australia’s go-to phrase

A list of “banished words”, published annually by Michigan’s Lake Superior State University, has this year included the unmistakably Australian “no worries”. LSSU’s tongue-in-cheek list has been compiled every year since 1976 from submissions on terms deemed “familiar but problematic”. This year’s list also includes, among others, “asking for a friend”, “circle back” and “wait, […]

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Landowners need help to let walkers roam

I am a landowner with 9,000 acres. I am probably in the minority of landowners because I encourage walkers on my land. There are, however, additional barriers to access aside from the “prejudice, traffic, locked gates, signs with the dread words ‘private – keep out’” mentioned by John Harris (Walking is a glorious, primal pastime […]

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How to move: with chronic back pain

Back pain is the most common form of chronic pain, with about 4 million people living with it in Australia. The most effective way to manage chronic back pain is with a multidisciplinary approach, of which exercise is a key component. “Any single treatment in low back pain is never enough by itself,” says Associate […]

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Home and dry: what to do with clothes that have been caught in the rain

Getting caught in the rain is depicted on screen with near-comic frequency. From make-out scenes in Nicholas Sparks film to the drama of Shawshank Redemption and Point Break, stormy skies have long been a marker of heightened emotions, desperate declarations and a willingness to well, get wet. With La Niña weather patterns already making this […]

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Back to black: goths go mainstream in corsets, leather and lace

It’s been 20 years since pallid faces, dark eyes and black clothes haunted UK secondary schools and shopping centres. While some might argue that they never left, merely retreating into the shadows, the consensus for 2022 is that goth style is returning to mainstream culture with a vengeance. There are some differences this time. The […]

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Recipe for contentment: cook and take life one meal at a time

I used to fancy myself as a special occasion cook, marinating and reducing for occasional wows, but since lockdown I’ve mostly taken over – with as little control freakery as I can muster – doing my full share of proper family meals, well. Does that count as a hobby? Of course not. But when you […]