Alison Griswold Wouldn't it be nice if we could blame it all on Mum and Dad?
Failure v success
Bess Manson In a world where we covet success, where winning is our goal and the pursuit of excellence seems paramount, can the dreaded concept of failure actually help us reach dizzying heights?
Paula Goodyer The options given to women to help them cope in labour have barely changed in years.
L.V. Anderson When a health memoir reads like a how-to manual for an eating disorder.
Rise and shine
Cassy Small It pays to be a morning person, as your first hour sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Fabienne Faur Twelve professionals have gathered in a conference room. But this is no ordinary meeting.
Stephanie Ayre You're body will tell you if you're not as healthy as you should be.
Linda McSweeny The issue of plastics in our food divides health experts. But eliminating them is almost impossible.
Is organic best?
Researchers asked 600,000 women aged 50 or over whether they ate organic food and monitored their health for nine years.
Her new book
Arianna Huffington When Arianna Huffington's busy life careered out of control, she collapsed from the stress. In her new book, she redefines success by adding well-being and wisdom to the life/work balance.
JILL STARK A radical new theory about body weight is making many people rethink attitudes.
Alyssa Rosenberg What we can all learn from observing our own reactions to high-profile divorces.
Food for your mind
Gisela Telis Scientists have begun to investigate whether food can have as powerful an impact on the mind as it does on the body.
Eat yourself healthy
Paula Goodyer Headlines about certain vegetables reducing cancer risk are useful to a point but there's a problem.
CATHERINE RODIE Can't relax? Always feeling stressed? Perhaps it's time to break loose with a few profanities.
Brigid Schulte People compete over being busy; it's about showing status.
Christie Aschwanden Knowing whether to have a mammogram - and when - became more confusing than ever last month when one of the largest-ever mammography studies cast doubts on the test's value.
Brian Palmer The evidence is shaky, and the methodology questionable, but we just can’t get enough.
Sarah Rainey Emotional resilience is finding favour with everyone from anxious adolescent to stressed executive.
Susie Burrell Steps you can take to give your metabolic rate a serious boost.
World's oldest person
Julian Ryall Misao Okawa's secret? 'Eat and sleep and you will live a long time'
Belinda Wallis An Australian study has found that women start to think more kindly about their appearance as they age.
Taylor Casti We all have a few bad habits. Fortunately for you (and the rest of the human race), it's only partially your fault.
Margaret Rose AM Survivor Margaret Rose reflects on the key to fighting the 'silent killer'.
Linda McSweeny The simple act of drinking water can help us lift our mood and think more clearly.
Rebecca Hiscott Reclaiming the word 'fat', one blog post at a time.
Sarah Knapton Study finds that grandmothers who ate well during pregnancy and kept their daughters well-nourished in their first few years had heavier, and therefore healthier, grandchildren.
Rachel Clun We've highlighted a few common misconceptions about the dietitian trade.
Paula Goodyer The secret to a healthy brain could be in a wisely chosen diet.
Bill Smith* He witnessed years of cruelty as a teacher, only to become a victim himself.
SARAH BERRY In our desire to "connect" with others have we lost the valuable ability to connect with ourselves?
Isabel Foxen Duke For the medium-sized woman, for whom the words "Big Beautiful Woman" just don't feel right, but who also feel the repercussions of not being a size 2, 4 or 0.
Jane Kirby Apparently 27 is the ideal age to birth...
Katy Waldman A new study has uncovered a trove of captivating facts about nightmares.
Isabel Foxen Duke "We as human citizens are all responsible for protecting the rights of our fellow people."
The little things
Take time to enjoy the simple pleasures.
Amy Molloy Some women experience symptoms so severe they cannot get on with their daily lives.
Taryn Brumfitt One woman's journey from body hatred to body-image activist.
Paula Goodyer Childbirth can come with huge emotional challenges, but help is available.
The Militant Baker
Jes Baker "I wish I was raised to celebrate, love, cherish and appreciate my body for all of the wonderful things that it does and is."
John von Radowitz According to a new study, night shifts play havoc with many of the body’s genes.
Tracey on beauty
EFFIE MANN "Imagine all the things we could achieve if we didn’t conform to society’s unreasonable expectations of how we should look."
To do list
NICOLE ELPHICK Make 2014 the year that you focus on taking tangible steps toward a happier and healthier you.
Advice for girls
Paula Davis-Laack If you could give some advice to young women and girls about how to build happiness, what would you say?
Teddy lost + found
Effie Mann A database has been created to reunite children (and adults) with their missing toys.
Stacy Carter Ratings consistently show Australians love reality television. In 2013 our favourite thing on TV was to watch one another singing, dancing, cooking and renovating. Every year producers dish up more contrived scenarios, bitter conflicts, shameful embarrassments and heart-warming triumphs under familiar reality brands. We are entertained; they make money.
Paula Goodyer Australian philosopher and writer Damon Young argues that exercise isn't just a workout for heart, muscle and bone, but also a way to help the mind and the spirit thrive.
Louise Wedgwood While about 5 million Australians are pursuing their annual weight loss resolution, the naturist community boosts body confidence by accepting all shapes and sizes.
New year you
Michaela Fox Almost everyone starts a new year with plans to exercise more, but some of the most important exercise can happen within.
NICOLE ELPHICK Our tips to help you get some superior shut-eye.
Fighting food guilt
KASEY EDWARDS A six-step guide to fighting everyday food guilt.
Kelsey Wallour "I am owning my s**t and moving forward with what I want my life to look like."
Katy Walden South Korea has been swept up in “alphabetisation” of women's bodies and it's not as smart as it sounds.
Katy Waldman In this age of health, purity, and clean living, no one wants to admit to being on a diet.
Katy Waldman This might just be the tech boost spiritual slackers are lacking.
Dear lovely scientists...
Effie Mann "I would like it if you could but if you can't that's fine," she writes to CSIRO.
Sleeping with your phone and watching TV before bed might be staving off sleep, new study finds.
NICOLE ELPHICK Vows to start the year on a bright and positive note.
Molly Mchugh One of the first pictures Erikkson ever posted is of a hospital bed. She was admitted 15 months ago, for anorexia — and she used Instagram to document the entire thing