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‘quiet kindness’ can bolster well-being during coronavirus pandemic
We’re best able to tailor our acts of kindness to the needs of those around us when we see from others’ points of view. (Anastasiia Pyvovarova /Unsplash), I’ve learned a lot from the thousands of public school students I’ve asked about kindness. As a researcher at the University of British Columbia, a great deal of my time is spent asking children, adolescents...
running out of things to do in isolation? get back in the garden with these ideas from 4 experts
Picture: Artur Aleksanian/Unsplash Right now, the best thing we can do to help stop the alarming spread of coronavirus is to stay home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find pleasure in nature or help the environment. Here, a behavioural science expert, a botanist, an environment media expert and an entomologist suggest easy ways to connect with nature in your garden...
female-barristers
While you would believe that discrimination against female barristers is a thing of the past, unfortunately it is prevalent in the industry even today. While more females are now choosing to take on the demanding work role of a barrister, there are many issues they have to face in their daily life. Let’s have a look at some of these...
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The changing real estate market has brought in a lot of changes and you can now find different plots, lands, evengarage for sale. A Garage is a workshop where people bring their vehicles for repair and servicing. People can have their own garage, or they can look out garages for sale and purchase one where they can start their...

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The changing real estate market has brought in a lot of changes and you can now find different plots, lands, evengarage for sale. A Garage is a workshop where people bring their vehicles for repair and servicing. People can have their own garage, or they can look out garages for sale and purchase one where they can start their...
singing away the coronavirus blues: making music in a time of crisis reminds us we belong
Picture: Abir Sultan/EPA With constraints on our movements and general way of life becoming more and more restricted, we are feeling a loss of control not experienced since the second world war. In being confined to our homes, we are missing our normal social support from friends and family, and our freedom to control our day-to-day lives. But making music provides a...
the community-led movement creating hope in the time of coronavirus
Picture: Neil Hall/EPA The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the social networks we rely on. Workplaces, pubs, restaurants and gyms have closed and many people are now housebound. COVID-19 represents a major rupture in the status quo and calls for new forms of response. Perhaps this is why thousands of new “mutual aid” groups have sprung up internationally. Many of these...

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say what? how to improve virtual catch-ups, book groups and wine nights
Image: Alex Dummer/Unsplash Tonight, for the first time in its 12-year history, my weekly boardgame group will meet online, instead of our regular weekly in-person sessions. Tomorrow night, a planned dinner with friends has been downgraded to sharing wine and cheese over Skype, something we are referring to as “facewine”. COVID-19 isolation is bringing out the bad puns and forcing everyone to find...

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listen to older voices: pasquale colodonato – part 1
This is Part 1 of a 3-part Golden Moment repeat program featuring the Life and Times of Pasquale Colodonato. When originally recorded in 2010 Pasquale was 74 years of age and he provided us with with an insight into a lifestyle that is rapidly passing – an insight into the life of a rural Italian family in a rural Italian...

CREAM OF THE CRATE

cream of the crate: album review # 133 – van morrison: the best of
        This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.      This is album retro-review number 133 in the series of retro-reviews of...

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