Mary Carpenter 1:38pm More than for any other reason, I cry - even sob - at tales or images of rescuers; sometimes I have only to see a fire truck, and don't get me going on working firemen.
BENJAMIN LAW Personally, I know I've crossed the boundaries of normal work-like balance when I start daydreaming about being hospitalised.
Carly Findlay While it would be nice for the pain to be taken away, here's why I don't want an appearance cure.
Elizabeth Hamilton When Susie Phillips wakes at 5:30 a.m.- before the sun rises, before cars zoom down the street bearing the bleary-eyed to work, before children stomp down the sidewalk on their way to school- it isn't drudgery.
The decision was not driven by vanity or sexual desirability. I had never had sex or even been kissed.
MIKI PERKINS An alarming number of people think anxiety is a personality trait rather than a treatable mental health illness that is more common in Australia than depression.
Collette Beck The mere thought of exercise is boring for many people – but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Film as therapy
Elisabeth LaMotte Therapist Elisabeth LaMotte thinks so.
Katie Kenny Nine-year-old Milla Brown gains worldwide support after his mum posts inspiring video.
Linda Moon These tips will help transform your home into a haven that rejuvenates you after a stressful day.
Melissa Healy Studies reporting the health benefits of alcohol are skewed, says new research.
AILEEN NAKHLE When negative thoughts creep up on you, remember you're in charge.
Jacqui Morton Even though it makes other people feel uncomfortable.
Thea O'Connor It can be a pain in the back – and more.
RACHEL CLUN If you think looking after yourself is the most positive thing you can do, authors Carl Cederstrom and Andre Spicer beg to differ.
EFFIE MANN “It’s just a wonderful, wonderful sound that I thought was lost forever.”
The world isn't neatly divided; all victims conceal sins, and all villains carry sorrows and scars.
Mini resolutions are far easier to stick to than ones that require hypnotherapy.
DOM KNIGHT Dom Knight has come up with an effective regime to deal with hair loss. And he's in a position to absolutely guarantee it.
CLEM BASTOW When it comes to sex ed, it’s never too late to go back to school.
Just say no
Megan Blanford Burning out is a risk, but it's one that can be managed with careful consideration.
Ladies in swimsuits
NATALIE REILLY Think for a moment of a world in which Today presenter and newly minted feminist icon Karl Stefanovic stepped out of his suit and into a pair of boardies to prove that he is not bothered by the haters.
Lynch Schuster "Despite modern obstetric technology and screening for infections, we still lose babies in the womb... We really need more science and research to understand what leads to stillbirth."
Misandry + porridge
Want to Live to 109? Try misandry and porridge, says Jessie Gallan.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE What are you sick of hearing about your body?
Sarah Rainey A new survey has found that a startling number of women are hiding food, or eating in secret.
EFFIE MANN Undoubtedly, there's just one thing holding you back if you're a dog: humans.
Lenny Bernstein ‘‘Denied’’ or ‘‘cryptic’’ pregnancies occur often enough that they spawned their own television series, yet, for most of us, the idea that a woman could carry a child to a full-term delivery without knowing she is pregnant is mind-boggling.
Post holiday healing
Emma Barnet Like millions of others I had no perceived need for mindfulness or anything else like it, until, you guessed it, I returned to work.
Gabriella Boston Kale, quinoa and kombucha ruled the trendy healthful-food scene in 2014. But what will take center stage in 2015? Will mighty kale take a back seat? Will farro take over from quinoa? And what is macha?
Sarah Knapton New research shows a small bowl of porridge every day could be the secret to a longer life.
KASEY EDWARDS Starting with: a goal of weight loss is setting yourself up for another year of failure.
AMY CORDEROY There is a pill to cure all ills, and I so wish my doctor would prescribe it to me.
Angharad Owens-Strauss Christmas came early for Damien Walker when he checked his mail box on Tuesday to find his wallet, which he'd lost four days prior, had been express posted to him by 'Santa'. With all his cash still inside.
Even brief exposure to animals may be good for you, new research suggests.
Georgie Pearson The right time to leave the party is when you're still having fun.
Georgie Pearson A reminder that saying no (or leaving the party) is not easy but is important for our well-being.
AMY CORDEROY Hundreds of thousands of British mums will be given the choice of having their second child at home - a move welcomed by Australian midwives but not doctors.
Emily Morgan They suck you dry and leave you exhausted. Here's how to cope.
Katy Young A new study suggests that mindfulness and meditation reduce our reflex negative associations, even when it comes to bias against race and age.
Keith Perry The women became the first ever to give birth to children using the very womb that brought them into the world a generation earlier.
Jess McAllen Auckland woman tentatively celebrating after her newborn twins Bert and Ernie beat the odds to survive "nightmare" birth.
Charlie Mitchell Let's not forget that men are responsible for making healthy babies too.
KASEY EDWARDS The fear of being weighed is the most significant factor in women postponing or cancelling medical appointments.
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.