Linda Moon Can't afford therapy? Here are some ways to combat depression that don't cost a cent.
Linda Moon Good to know.
Jodie Irvine "A person with an eating disorder may act as though they don't want to get better but that is a hallmark of the illness, not of an individual's desire to be attractive."
Love & loss
Zoë Krupka The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.
Miri Forbes A US drug company is using the language of feminism to rally public support for the FDA to approve their new sexual dysfunction drug, flibanserin. But this isn't about gender equality, it's about profit.
Caitlin Dewey What if no one could see the number of likes on your Facebook and Instagram posts?
LIVIA GAMBLE Yale psychologist Oriana Aragon's new study has shed some light on why we cry when we are happy.
Sarah Knapton A new British study suggests that slowing the ageing process is more achievable than people realise.
Out of office
SARAH BERRY This is the flip side of instant gratification on the internet.
A new study shows women are feeling stress more than men, while both sexes say the pressure is affecting their mental health.
Jane Mathews Every woman needs a passion project, writes Jane Mathews.
Sam Laird and Patrick Kulp “Our animal care team is teaching the pup how to be an otter."
Dr Gina Barreca For years I hid my tweezers the way alcoholics conceal bottles.
Petula Dvorak When doctors don't take female sexual dysfunction seriously.
MICHAELA FOX Early menopause can be devastating, writes Michaela Fox.
Facebook deleted this photograph of a mother breastfeeding her baby, but instead of disappearing quietly, it's gone viral.
And the results, while predictable, are still shocking.
Rebecca Shannonhouse Having a bad boss can make your work life a misery, but it can also make you sick, both physically and mentally, researchers say.
LIBBY HAKIM Ever knocked on wood, carried a charm to a job interview or worn your lucky undies to a big game?
Three breast cancer survivors reveal how they have used the experience to transform their lives.
Fact or fiction?
Sarah Knapton Ice cream may be the ultimate comfort food but a study suggests it could also help older women to have children.
Facing your health
Cassy Small Face reading has been used for centuries to diagnose and treat ailments.
Strong v skinny
Anna Medaris Miller Research suggests that "strong is the new skinny" is only half the truth.
Facebook has started offering female staff up to $20,000 to have their eggs frozen and Apple will pay for its female employees to go through the same process from January.
Jessica Guynn Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says the Ebola epidemic is at a critical phase and he and his wife Priscilla Chan donated $28.7 million to stop it becoming a long-term global health crisis.
John Bingham Women are losing the ability to outlive men because of the pressure of juggling full-time work and family, study reveals.
A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner - and the bird now speaks Spanish.
Life less frantic
LAKSHMI SINGH Spring cleaning is great, but when was the last time you undertook a mind audit?
Radhika Sanghani New research says that women who binge drink before realising they're pregnant are considering having abortions out of fear of harm caused to their unborn babies. But is their concern justified?
Yolanda Redrup Tampons can be used to detect ovarian cancer in affected women, a study by US researchers has found.
Rachel Feltman Sharing an experience might make it more intense, a new study suggests.
Katie Kenny A large-scale study shows patients experience real events after their heart stops beating.
Rachel Feltman Science is here t o back you up.
Laura Vitto Our theories of sadness have evolved significantly over the past few thousand years.
Rebecca Smith Two more women are expected to give birth by end of year after womb transplant.
Evelyn Lewin Want to feel more satisfied with life? You don’t need to change anything except your attitude.
TOM DECENT The seals are officially out to play.
John Bingham Girls as young as seven are learning to worry about their own bodies by hearing their mothers voice anxieties, research suggests.
RACHEL CLUN While there's nothing wrong with taking up a new exercise or diet regime, there are a few current fads that it's best to avoid.
RACHEL CLUN Do you like ice cream? Then don’t eat it -- at least not every day.
Your day isn't complete until you've met Popsicle and Monty.
Sarah Oakes The message is (apparently), 'if everyone else is checking out your breasts you might as well be checking them out too.
Sally Slater After all, what right have I, a privileged white girl who was handed everything on a silver platter, to be a screw-up?
Melissa Healy Breaking a sweat can feel like a lifeline when stress threatens to engulf us - so how does it actually work?
Aileen Nakhle Even five minutes of meditation can help you feel centred.
Josefa Pete Could you go a year without buying anything new? Here's how one woman is meeting that challenge.
History of contraception
Effie Mann This will make you SO grateful for your birth control.
These women's words will make your heart soar.
Matt Petronzio Birth control pills and traditional latex condoms have been among the most popular and effective methods of contraception for decades. But innovators think it's time for an upgrade — not only to increase protection, but also to establish safe sex as a basic human right.
Road testing 'Cuddlr'
Caitlin Dewey The app, which promises to connect consenting adults for safe, fun, nonsexual snuggling, relies on the same geolocation technology as Tinder, Grindr and their ilk.
Raewyn Ng Yes there are aesthetic reasons for getting in shape, but we need to look at the big picture to achieve wellness.
Yolanda Redrup A Port Melbourne cafe and children's toy shop has come under scrutiny from health experts and the state's consumer affairs body for selling "Happy Pills" to children.
Polly Chester Devasted after witnessing the suicide attempt of a loved one, Polly Chester asks why there is no support for careres of the mentally ill. Hero headline: 'I tried not to throw up, cry or scream'
Evelyn Lewin Want to be healthier and live longer? The answer may be as simple as sitting less.
Aileen Nakhle "Stay positive" - it's what we say when life throws a curve ball. But what good will that really do? Well for starters, it might add years to your life.
Sarah Laurie We breathe instinctively, yet over 97 per cent of us do so ineffectively.
Alexandra Cain Everyone experiences anxiety. It’s part of the normal range of human emotions. If you think you have never been anxious, you’re probably in denial.
The photobomb is more than a quick and easy prank — it's a work of art.
Male birth control
Radhika Sanghani Vasalgel, male birth control, could be available to the public by 2017 in the form of an injection. But would anyone have it - and would women really be able to relinquish responsibility?
Making overweight and obese people feel bad about their size does not encourage them to shed excess kilograms, researchers found.