Sarah Macdonald

Sarah Macdonald

Journalist, author and radio presenter

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Parenting myths

Are we responsible for our children's happiness?

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Sarah Macdonald Parenting books say yes, but Sarah MacDonald isn't so sure.

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Sex myths

Are women less suited to monogamy than men?

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Sarah Macdonald Sarah Macdonald on how to climb back up the sexual cliff.

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Positive Education

Are we being too kind to our kids?

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Sarah Macdonald Schools are banning red pen in the name of positivity, but are we going too far?

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How to stress-proof your child

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Sarah Macdonald By saturating our children with pressures we are robbing them of their childhoods.

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Ageing is a goddam privilege

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09:  Fashion icon Iris Apfel attends the Ralph Rucci show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at 151 West 26th Street on February 9, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/WireImage)

Sarah Macdonald It’s not about deteriorating gracefully, or with attitude.

Happy v meaningful

Would you rather have a happy or meaningful life?

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Sarah MacDonald What if the two goals aren't as compatible as we think?

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The pleasures and sorrows of moving homes

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Sarah Macdonald At what stage in life does our home mean most to us?

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Work equality

The one rule that could benefit all working women

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Sarah Macdonald Looks like the South Korean government has the right idea.

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Mollycoddled kids

Should kids be encouraged to 'play rough' at school?

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Sarah Macdonald 'Cotton woolling' children could be stopping them from reaching their full potential.

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Dr Catherine Hamlin

How Catherine Hamlin brought safe birthing to Ethiopia

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Sarah Macdonald We salute the dedication of a woman who has devoted her life to clean, safe births.

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Girls' weekend

Do you need a girls' weekend away?

Sarah Macdonald Sitting in a family wagon amidst the grot of ground-in food and broken toys we may not look like Thelma and Louise in a convertible but we sure feel like it.

Boy's v girl's books

The gender bias in children's books

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Sarah Macdonald Why so many children's books have male protagonists.

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Men leaning in

Should men be allowed in 'lean in' circles?

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Sarah Macdonald Female-only lean in circles are slowly being infiltrated by guys -- is this a bad thing?

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School reunions

The real reason we go to school reunions

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Sarah Macdonald It takes guts and a stiff drink to attend a party with the living ghosts of your past, but here's why you should.

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Pretty or ugly videos

The disturbing world of 'pretty or ugly' videos

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Sarah Macdonald Teens asking strangers to rate their appearance is "an act of self-mutilation as toxic as cutting or an eating disorder".

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Money v happiness

Are rich families less happy?

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Sarah Macdonald Sarah MacDonald on how excessive wealth can ruin children’s lives.

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Retrosexuals

Can second chance romance really work?

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Sarah Macdonald Sarah MacDonald on the surprising revival of 'ex-dating'.

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Sandwich Generation

Do women have to decide on 'who to let down'?

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Sarah Macdonald Sarah MacDonald on why being labelled 'Sandwich Generation’ can feel like a twee insult.

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Distressing experiment

How likely would a child walk away with a stranger?

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Sarah Macdonald A new experiment reveals distressing results. But should we smother kids with our fears?

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Bad parenting behaviour

When parents get abusive on the football field

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Sarah Macdonald It's finals season and there’s plenty of bad behaviour from over enthusiastic parents.

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