Going for coffee is the new cigarette break
As smokers butt out in ever greater numbers, we are spending billions every year to feed a growing coffee habit.
Gift you don’t want from mum or dad
Robert Downey Junior blamed his faulty genes after his son's drug arrest this week, but substance-abusing families are not confined to Hollywood.
Why parents and teachers are going off homework
Sending kids as young as five home with schoolwork is attracting the ire of grown-ups.
Why university is not essential to success
With university students facing increasing fees and an uncertain job market for graduates, high school leavers have plenty of reasons to look...
Going strong at age 80, 90 and beyond
Forget still working at 70 ... try 102. Michelle Hamer meets some venerable characters with an enviable zest for life.
Rethink the ink: Tattoo removal is a growth industry
When 29-year-old Sarah Triollo began planning her wedding she decided the dragon tattoo on her arm would ruin the look of her...
The secret weapon retailers are using against you
Regretting your last credit card splurge? Suffering buyer’s remorse? Don’t beat yourself up – blame your brain.
The financial benefits of being beautiful
Mere mortals have always suspected that the genetically-blessed coast through life - and research shows beautiful people really are at an advantage,...
Could medical science be close to curing death?
If you were given the chance, would you choose to live forever, or another few hundred years? It may sound like the...
Books killing love?
Reading about happy, fulfilling relationships in novels may be killing our real life love lives. Michelle Hamer investigates why a love of...