JULIA BAIRD 8:54am In our bright and blinking technological age, intellectual immersion is rarely lauded. But it should be.
Karen Kaplan Are you a mosquito magnet? If so, your genes may be to blame.
Natasha Singer Does the obsession with collecting data on ourselves spur us to change our behaviour or merely increase anxiety?
Danielle Paquette Ella Dawson blogs about dating with genital herpes to promote normality in the face of stigma.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE The government provides condoms at homeless shelters, so why not tampons?
Our expert offers nutrition advice, suggests a workout makeover and serves up a healthy stir-fry.
Enough with the catcalls.
Sarah Knapton It is said that happiness is contagious and now scientists believe they may know why.
Because we've earned these stripes.
SARAH BERRY Knowing and empathising with what other people feel is key to our humanity.
CRAIG BUTT A fertility clinic chain is offering $5000 to cover the expenses for women who donate eggs, a first for Australia that is raising concerns about whether the sum could act as an inducement.
Diane Thomas was diagnosed as being allergic to almost everything. She tells how she has coped with multiple chemical sensitivity.
One American high school may have deemed this outfit too inappropriate for the classroom - but 90,000 people have disagreed.
MICHAEL KOZIOL "Don't sweat the small stuff" is a common refrain. Yet so often we do exactly that, research shows.
MIKI PERKINS Australia's largest survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people shows it remains difficult for many people.
AMY CORDEROY Online debates about whether vaccinations are safe are unlikely to convince doubters to vaccinate.
SARAH BERRY PMS has been so broadly defined it could apply to almost anyone... yes, even your dog.
KASEY EDWARDS Categorising female "body types" is just body shaming dressed up as diversity.
Caitlin Dewey Many of us have grudgingly accepted perpetual scatterbrain as a hallmark of modern life, as unavoidable as Facebook and the Kardashians.
CLEMENTINE FORD A eulogy to research funding spent on the optimal curviness of female butts.
Danielle Paquette Jolie's choice sends a message to at-risk women who may be concerned about losing their sexual identity: removing your ovaries doesn't make you any less of a woman.
Mary Ward A short nap can actually improve memory function, a new study found.
Heidi Stevens Change can be good, particularly if it helps us live longer, healthier, indeed, happier lives.
Tara Parker-Pope Loneliness can be bad for health, even for people who prefer their own company.
MIA TIMPANO Being depressed can make you emotionally permeable, a lesson I learned that the hard way.
Nora Krug Have we all gotten a bit too dependent on tech feedback?
NICKY PHILLIPS Parents who shower their child with too much praise may be cultivating a narcissist, research suggests.
Brigid Schulte When a time-use expert told me I had 30 hours of leisure time every week, I stopped breathing.
Susan Senator "When you're a young, scared parent, you will grasp at anything to make sense of a hardship such as autism."
Mary Carpenter 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.