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How to write your obituary now for later

How to write your obituary now for later

By Lyndal Phillips Writing your own obituary There are many reasons why an increasing number of people are choosing to write their own obitu...
What’s the latest in non-conventional fitness and fun?

What’s the latest in non-conventional fitness and fun?

What’s the latest in non-conventional fitness and fun? Early morning pounding of footpaths is about to kick off as we soak up more hours o...
What to do about musty, toxic mould and mildew?

What to do about musty, toxic mould and mildew?

A number of researchers have linked mildew, or its more prolific form, mould, in homes with feeling poorly or more chronic health conditions...
Stay warm and keep your home energy costs down

Stay warm and keep your home energy costs down

This is not another article on ditching your electric blanket for a hot water bottle and blocking cold breezes from under doors.
How to pick the right streaming service for you

How to pick the right streaming service for you

Remember the days when you may have described people by categories like a dog person or a cat person?
How to deter criminals from tampering with your travel luggage

How to deter criminals from tampering with your travel luggage

Imagine picking up your travel luggage from the airport baggage carousel. Before heading to customs, you discover that those carefully secu...
Seven of the oldest Australian pubs still pulling beers today

Seven of the oldest Australian pubs still pulling beers today

With British pubs being hubs of social gatherings back home, it was inevitable that the hotel trade in colonial Australia would boom and pub...
What to do with your body after you die

What to do with your body after you die

Talking about what to do with your body after you die may bring a dinner party to an awkward end.  
Sleep well, insomnia

Sleep well, insomnia

One of life’s more frustrating opportunities is having the time and a place to sleep, but not being able to.
How to choose a Power of Attorney when it’s not your spouse

How to choose a Power of Attorney when it’s not your spouse

Sadly, there may come a time in your life when you are no longer able to make decisions about your life.
How to prepare to stay fresh on long-haul travel

How to prepare to stay fresh on long-haul travel

How to prepare to stay fresh on long-haul travel Travelling on a plane, bus or train for a long-haul of more than 3 hours can get uncomforta...
Is the bum bag still relevant for safe travelling?

Is the bum bag still relevant for safe travelling?

A popular caricature of a tourist is a souvenir t-shirt donning, walking sock and sandals wearing, bum bag and camera toting cruise ship pa...
Adventure sports for adventurous over 55s

Adventure sports for adventurous over 55s

Being over 55 does not condemn you to a future of lawn bowls, aqua aerobics or croquet.
How is a lifestyle community different from a retirement village?

How is a lifestyle community different from a retirement village?

Once the kids have moved out, your once bustling home can feel empty and …a little too quiet? 
How to care for your ageing pet dog

How to care for your ageing pet dog

Humans in good health are generously granted half a century to prepare for the effects of ageing.
Travelling overseas on the age pension: what you need to know

Travelling overseas on the age pension: what you need to know

You’re revelling in having earned your retirement. You’ve found a great financial adviser that has structured your income and assets so...
Is a dog or a cat the perfect pet companion for you?

Is a dog or a cat the perfect pet companion for you?

Is the perfect pet companion for you a dog or a cat? If you plan to retire and spend most of your days out and about away from home, stop re...
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP): easy, versatile and a lot of fun

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP): easy, versatile and a lot of fun

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a fabulously portable and versatile sport. It is also a water activity that is deceptively easy to learn.
Gifting: how it can affect your Age Pension payments

Gifting: how it can affect your Age Pension payments

Gifting an early inheritance is a generous gesture and would feel very satisfying to see others enjoy.
How a mole screening could add years to your life

How a mole screening could add years to your life

With more hours of sunlight starting to stream in to your daily life, it’s time to give some potentially life extending attention to your...