COSIMA MARRINER Meet three generous people who gave the gift of life to complete strangers.
ANNABEL CRABB As an adult, the discovery that one is harbouring an unspecified number of small scuttling insects in one’s hair brings about a number of confronting results.
Sarah Dingle The shocking revelation she was conceived using a sperm donor was nothing to the news Sarah Dingle may never find her father.
Triple the fun
What's cuter than one baby panda? Three baby pandas that have the same birthday.
A horrifying attack at the hands of her ex may have left Italian lawyer Lucia Annibali badly disfigured, but it did not defeat her.
Dr Ranjana Srivastava "If I ever have to help somebody I must remember to just do useful things for them instead of trying to banish their fears."
KERRI SACKVILLE Saying no to a date is easy compared to rejecting someone who wants to be a friend.
Laurie Penny How should we forgive men who have hurt us? Is it even possible?
"I'm not sure I'm the person who can handle being the mother of a toddler and chemo."
Returning to Australia
As told to Danielle Colley Belgian tourist Kirsten Vanhentenrijk had been in Sydney for two days when she was brutally raped. She returned home immediately. At the request of local residents she has returned to Sydney this week. [trigger warning discussion of sexual assault]
Moment of zen
Try it before you buy it.
JOHN SILVESTER [Trigger warning: description of sexual assault]
SARAH MACDONALD Elizabeth Gilbert thinks we should stop using the word 'balance' as a weapon against each other.
Amelia Wallace As a child, Amelia Wallace was consumed by anger with her dad. She overcame this to ask him to walk her down the aisle.
Time to change
Mark Dapin When the founder of The Huffington Post woke up in a pool of blood, she knew life had to change.
ALICE WILLIAMS How do you tell the difference between what's 'professional' and 'inappropriate'?
Katherine McQuay Lewis My husband, Dave, may officially be the sick one in our marriage, but his steadily declining health is also doing a real number on my mental and physical well-being.
Trying to walk again
Matt Battista The heartache and reality of investing in stem cell treatment.
Jacinta Tynan Jacinta Tynan on why friends are there for the tough times, but it can be a different story when the going is good.
Men at work
Georgia Cassimatis Georgia Cassimatis speaks to three fathers who've taken on the role.
When Lorri Davis began corresponding with a convicted murderer, she never thought she'd fall in love.
Andrew P. Street One of the biggest design problems with the human brain is that it's inconveniently stuck inside one's skull instead of standing in the beer garden at 2am slapping the phone from one’s hand and saying “No! Do NOT message that person! That’s a terrible status update! In any case, ‘hook-up’ is hyphenated!”
Kelly A. Barrett A handy guide to avoiding awkward yoga moments.
Coping with grief
Brooke Davis All the things a woman should know.
Jenny Trout Our cultural discussion of fat bodies and how we clothe them has nothing to do with the comfort of fat people.
BENJAMIN LAW Benjamin Law can't be alone in his fear and loathing of phones, right?
Alyson Portlock A field guide to putting your shame - and property damage - behind you.
Reasons to stay up
ROB MORAN Even if you don’t care for futbol, there are other reasons to stay up.
KATE FRIDKIS The danger of assuming someone is healthy because they are thin.
CLEMENTINE FORD Clementine Ford on what she wishes she'd known at 13.
Carly Findlay I've given up on buying women's magazines, but today I will be buying this one.
Teen books for all
ROB MORAN A former teen girl's magazine writer thinks real men should read YA.
Rob Hewitt Rob Hewitt was separated from his boat on a recreational dive off the coast of New Zealand in 2006.
Mistress Anna Not everyone wants to go to a Fitness First to exercise.
Virginia Peters Writer Virginia Peters couldn't stop thinking about Strobel's murder, so she took matters into her own hands.
On her 44th birthday, Jessica Rowe shares 44 of the lessons she's learnt.
Joanna Rakoff "Never talk to Jerry", instructed her boss. Then one day Joanna Rakoff picked up the phone, and it was him.
BENJAMIN LAW We've had bikram, yogalates, even yoga with pole-dancing ... Benjamin Law takes the next step and strips for some naked downward dog.
James Walker It's not easy having "advanced hip action" at such a young age.
A painful loss
Benjamin Brooks-Dutton On November 10, 2012 Benjamin Brooks-Dutton's life changed forever.
ANDIE FOX The thrill of adventure isn't just for the reckless alpha male.
Michael A Fuoco Three transgender advocates speak up about the process of changing their gender, privately and publicly.
Nione Meakin Every woman, no matter how successful, must be in want of a husband and family to feel complete, right? Failing that, how about two plastic shop dummies?
As told to Paul Connolly "This country means the world to refugees. We don't take it for granted."
DOM KNIGHT Dom Knight on why he's never taken drugs.
JO HARTLEY The tyrannical mother ruling over her adult child's relationships is more than a cliché.
Empathy weight gain
Sue Williams Empathising with a dieting partner isn't really working for Sue Williams.
Claire Dunn A burnt out Claire Dunn quit city life to spend a year learning to survive in the wilderness.
Annelia Alex In sitcom world, someone always chases after you. In real life, not so much.
JEN VUK Lizzie Velasquez won’t soon forget the day she came across a YouTube clip called The World's Ugliest Woman. The video had gone viral, attracting four million views and thousands of anonymous posts along the lines of “what a monster”, “kill it with fire” and “Lizzie, please, please do the world a favour. Put a gun to your head and kill yourself.”
Harriet Alexander "I craved my freedom, and it took me a long time to be brave enough."
Perhaps the hardest thing for outsiders to comprehend is just why bronies care so much about the show. What is it about My Little Pony that appeals to older men?
Jenifer Dravage One mother on the heartbreaking task of honouring her stillborn child.
As told to Wendy Squires Michelle was happily married until her husband started to change in odd ways.
When Jane Newling lost her son Christopher, the gentle persistence of a neighbour dragged her out of the darkness.
ANDIE FOX Struck with an urgent desire for order, one writer finds unexpected reprieve through the gentle art of gardening.
Zeynab Gamieldien It's hard enough generally but religion adds a whole new layer of awkwardness.
Laurie Graham Stricken by dementia, Laurie Graham's husband remembers much about his first marriage but painfully little of theirs.
AMY CORDEROY Most young people spend time in their late teens and early 20s at parties, pubs and clubs - probably a little more time than they would care to admit.
Stephanie Buck First-time filmmaker David Thorpe has been developing his documentary 'Do I Sound Gay?' for three years.