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Body dysmorphic disorder: what to know about this mental health condition

Body dysmorphic disorder: what to know about this mental health condition

About 2 per cent of the population is affected by body dysmorphia, but what is this mental health condition? Here's what you need to know.

What is ‘eldest daughter syndrome’ and how can we fix it?

What is ‘eldest daughter syndrome’ and how can we fix it?

Eldest daughters often carry a heavy but invisible burden of domestic responsibility from a young age. Here's how to break the cycle.

Women struggle to regain lost ground in workforce after pandemic

Women struggle to regain lost ground in workforce after pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated social and economic inequality for women, and they have been slower to return to work than men.

Better biking infrastructure key to getting more women on bikes

How to get more women on bikes? Better biking infrastructure, designed by women

Men outnumber women by two-to-one on bikes in Australia. It’s time women were involved in planning biking systems to feel safer on the road.

Travelling overseas How the embassy helps if you get in trouble

Travelling overseas? Here’s what the embassy will – and won’t – do to help if you get in trouble

In 2021-22, about 16,000 Australians turned to an overseas mission for help in 'crisis cases' – triple the number before the pandemic.

Why reading books is good for society, wellbeing, your career

Want to become a curious thinker? Read more books, says study

Here's why reading books is good for society, wellbeing, your career, and building a curious mind, according to latest research.

Australia's female authors only earn $18,200 a year from writing

Two thirds of Australian authors are women, but they earn just $18,200 a year from writing

While author incomes have (very slightly) grown, they remain perilously low – making it hard to find time to write.

3 reasons you feel hungrier and crave comfort foods when the weather turns cold

Why you feel hungrier and crave comfort foods in cooler months

Reaching for pasta or a bowl of comforting soup in autumn and winter? Here’s how the cooler months can affect our cravings.

Australian women mostly working in same jobs since 1980s

Australian women mostly working in same jobs since 1980s

While women are participating in the paid workforce more than ever, they continue to work in the same jobs they've have always had.