ELLY TAYLOR How to navigate the tricky terrain of a cross-cultural relationship.
Nick Gavin Whether it's the commute or simply the way you sit, many workers are unwittingly putting their health at risk. But, thankfully, there are alternatives to the daily grind.
ELLY TAYLOR Elly advises on the dos and don'ts of re-kindling an old flame.
AMY CORDEROY The news that half the women in Australia's psychiatric hospitals have been raped while in care makes us feel sick to our stomach.
NATALIE REILLY The actor and humanitarian made the decision after doctors told her she had an 87 per cent risk of breast cancer.
Shed your 'weight problem'
SIMONE MITCHELL A Canadian eating disorder awareness group is rattling the cage of the fashion industry.
Ask the counsellor
ELLY TAYLOR Reconnecting with a long-lost love can be fraught with difficulty.
Video “Adland Gal” mocks the cliched women we see in diet commercials. How refreshing.
MICHELLE BRIDGES "The games people play to justify their unhealthy bodies only serve to damage themselves".
Ask the counsellor
ELLY TAYLOR "I'm scared to reestablish a relationship with my estranged brother."
Nicky Phillips It may deter vampires, but can garlic thwart the common cold?
Why won't we act?
Melissa Davey We're quick to condemn violence against women in India or Afghanistan, but how many of us give the same thought and attention to the hundreds of women hospitalised in indigenous communities?
Deborah Snow Rose Smith felt compelled by family history to have a double mastectomy. This is her story, in pictures.
Chris Taylor A generation raised on the virtue of vanity will now find even fewer reasons to put their real face forward.
Ask a counsellor
ELLY TAYLOR "Can you suggest techniques to keep the fight fair when arguing with your partner?"
True or false?
Nicky Phillips Is there any point to cutting out caffeine, alcohol, dairy and other fun stuff for a limited period of time?
Melissa Davey The Financial Review article 'Look What The Catwalk Dragged In' has health reporter MELISSA DAVEY raving mad.
Robin Handley Recent research shows that childless men can be just as broody as women. ROBIN HANDLEY writes about his yearning to be a dad.
Gary Nunn Here's a secret. Much of what you've read about self-help is wrong.
AMY CORDEROY The way some people have responded to the revelation that the founder of the "I F*cking Love Science" Facebook page is a woman is utterly embarrassing.
Samantha Murphy Dove posted on Monday a three-minute ad on YouTube that teaches a vital lesson about how we view ourselves compared to how others see us. Trust us, it's worth your time.
True or false?
Nicky Phillips What do oysters, chocolate, cardamom, rhino horn and, if the Whitlams are to be believed, loneliness have in common? They are all considered to be aphrodisiacs.
Ask a counsellor
Elly Taylor "I'm not ready to resume our sex life after giving birth to my daughter ... but I'm afraid to hurt my husband's feelings."
Asher Moses Two Australians believe they have reinvented Weight Watchers for the digital age.
NICOLE ELPHICK Is clean eating a noble pursuit? Or just a middle class obsession?
As told to Samantha Selinger-Morris Kelly McDonald* was afraid to have children in case they inherited mental illness.
ELLY TAYLOR "After three years, my relationship is at a standstill. Should I stay or go?"
AMY CORDEROY This will make you thin! And healthy! And it'll cure cancer! AMY CORDEROY is sick of the ridiculous 'health' claims that some companies make.
Paula Goodyer A psychologist explains how to master 'mindful eating'.
Nikki Marshall So many women live with debilitating period pain for years before anyone works out what is wrong.
AMY CORDEROY Though it's bound to spark debate, AMY CORDEROY believes we need to discuss the relationship between alcohol, drugs and sexual assault.
MICHELLE BRIDGES We need a senior Australian figure to step up to the plate and address our obesity issue (just as Michelle Obama has done in the US).
Claire Thompson At the beginning of their IVF journey, Prue Corlette and her husband planned to donate their leftover embryos to another family in need. Now they’re not so sure.
Beauty Fears v facts
Paula Goodyer The news isn't great ... but don't throw out your deoderant just yet, writes Paula Goodyer.
Elanor Moran Is pummeling the subconscious the answer to all of life's ills?
AMY CORDEROY The results of the biggest Australian survey examining illegal drug use may surprise you.
KASEY EDWARDS Forget screaming trainers and ritual humiliation, this Speedo-clad man is the new body image icon.
ask a counsellor
ELLY TAYLOR Your relationship questions answered by Elly Taylor, our resident counsellor.
Life behind bars
As told to Samantha Selinger-Morris Deborah Williams spent three years in a women's prison for fraud. She shares her story with Samantha Selinger-Morris.
Todd Wasserman Dove is continuing its decade-long "Real Beauty" campaign with a Photoshop action that seeks to un-airbrush unrealistic images of models.
Melissa Davey At a time when Botox treatments are as common as spray-tans and procedures are becoming more affordable, unapproved drugs imported from overseas pose a serious threat to public health.
SIMONE MITCHELL "I don't want our children to be weight-obsessed. I want them to be focused on: what do I have to do to be the healthiest that I can be?" Gee she's great.
Promoting body anxieties
KASEY EDWARDS It’s bad enough that we fat shame adults for our entertainment, whilst pretending to be ‘concerned’, but setting our fat-phobic sights on children is indefensible.
SARAH BERRY How you sleep can determine how well you sleep, writes Sarah Berry.
What's their secret?
Jane Richards They may be frail, but that doesn't stop the oldest of the old from being optimistic, happy and keen to be involved in the world around them.
SARAH BERRY While we take vitamins and supplements to improve our health, new research confirms they can be more of a hindrance.
KASEY EDWARDS The way people are treated in Australian mental health facilities is somewhat alarming.
MELISSA DAVEY Primary school children should be taught how to resist advertisements that depict thin, ''sexy'' and beautiful people, a leading developmental psychiatrist says.
Gina McColl Pro-anorexic communities are flourishing online, some offering sympathy to sufferers, others deadly encouragement.
New rules for parents
AMY CORDEROY New research indicates children might benefit from a little bit more tough and a little bit less love.
Sanjiv Bhattacharya A doctor in the US believes brain scans, not hours talking on a couch, can help cure depression, anxiety and other mental problems.
MICHELLE BRIDGES Some of us – most of us, in fact – are still hypersensitive to judgment and comment about how we look.
KASEY EDWARDS Every year, weight loss tops the list of New Year’s Resolution goals. Let’s think about that for a moment — especially the 'every year' bit.
Melissa Davey The findings of a major US study concluded that birth centres were cost-effective and safe, and as such we should revise our national guidelines according to a leading Sydney midwifery expert.
From steroids to sleeping tablets, IVF to flu shots: there are some things people in the know say they would never go through.
AMY CORDEROY Imagine if you could end up in court, just for doing your job. That is the daily experience of the men and women who provide abortion in NSW and Queensland.
Need more sleep?
AMY CORDEROY Slavish adherents to the eight-hours-a-night sleep rule can relax. Research suggests we all have our own sleep patterns that change according to how much shut-eye we get.
Men in labour
Eric Larson It's all fun and games at first ... and then the agony sets in.