Don’t wait for a crisis – start planning your aged care now

The earlier you start planning, the better.Shutterstock Most Australians prefer to die at home but few adequately plan for it. Consequently, just one in seven dies at home. Some say they will make plans “when the need arises”. But what if you have a heart attack, go into a coma,...

Want a safer world for your children? Teach them about diverse religions and worldviews

Students are far more understanding of their religious peers if they attend classes about religious diversity. from shutterstock.com Around 80% of secondary school students who had classes about diverse religions claim to have positive views of Muslims. This compares to around 70% who had...

Wedding Makeup: It’s All About the Eyes

It’s said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Other people say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. So yes, there definitely is something in beauty and the eyes, and that is probably why we are constantly trying to...

Autonomous transport will shape our cities’ future – best get on the right path early

Cities have a choice of autonomous vehicle futures: cars or mass transit vehicles. Which one we adopt is likely to determine how people-friendly our cities are.SueBeDoo888/Shutterstock A unique opportunity exists for infrastructure investment in Australia as transport as we know it faces disruption from...

Why you shouldn’t bury your pet in the backyard

What’s the best way to remember a beloved pet? Shutterstock Companion animals are part of our families, but inevitably the time comes for us to say goodbye to them due to old age or disease. Many pet lovers opt to bury their pets in the...

Would you like to grow old at home? Why we’re struggling to meet demand for subsidised home care

In December, more than 127,000 Australians were waiting for a home care package. From shutterstock.com The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is this week turning its focus to aged care in the home. So far it has heard evidence of long waiting times to access home care...

How to increase your psychic ability

There are many things to be said about being a psychic. So many people seem to desperately want to be psychic and channel the spirit world. The truth is, people are extremely intuitive but don’t listen to that intuition. We all have this psychic...

Listen To Older Voices : Peter Roussos – Part 2

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of...

Build social and affordable housing to get us off the boom-and-bust roller coaster

The recent slump in building approvals is a reminder of the risks of an over-reliance on a boom-and-bust market to meet all housing needs. Joel Carrett/AAP Not long ago Australia’s housing boom was in full swing. Investors were betting on rising property values, which rose by...

7 Tips To Help You Make The Most Out Of Your Car Buying Experience

We may not admit it at first, but most of us tend to do impulse buying. When we see something we like, we swipe our cards even if we don't have an immediate need for that item. While this is fine sometimes, some purchases...