Australian lifestyle

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Five Great Reads: Jordan Peterson fact-checked, Covid denialists’ utopia and pandemic sex
Guardian Australia’s summertime round-up of tasty writing as selected by lifestyle editor Alyx Gorman

Alyx Gorman

27, Jan, 2022 @11:54 PM

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I'm 53 and want to be able to say I love my life. How do I begin, starting from here? | Leading questions
In midlife and mid-pandemic, our connective ties can feel loose, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. Rebinding them requires commitment

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

27, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Did I just pay someone to bash me up? The horror of a rough massage | Brigid Delaney
She pulled my hair, attacked my ear lobes and pounded me with all her might. How was this helping my back?

Brigid Delaney

27, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Easy wins: save cash, get clothes that fit and reduce waste by tailoring
It’s surprisingly cheap and easy to extend the life of old clothes – you might even score new pockets

Sian Cain

27, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Five Great Reads: why the west is split on Russia, Liv Hewson’s fan club, a fun experiment
Guardian Australia’s summertime lolly bag of great writing selected by our lifestyle editor, Alyx Gorman

Alyx Gorman

26, Jan, 2022 @11:28 PM

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Easy wins: delete your social media apps and claw back precious days of your life
Phone notifications are, by design, hard to resist. Stopping them at the source is a better solution

Celina Ribeiro

26, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Toilet poll: your favourite Australian public loos, from architectural wonders to a ‘magnificent pissoir’
We asked readers for the best pit stops around the country – and they returned with hidden gems, postmodern design and a ‘fabulous dunny’ on stilts

Rafqa Touma

25, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Easy wins: round up savings for a pleasantly lucrative payday you didn’t have to think about
Gone are the coin jars of old, but there is a new and nearly effortless way to start saving what would have been spare change

Alyx Gorman

25, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Three things with Claudia Karvan: ‘He painted a spontaneous nude of me on a baker’s tray’
In our weekly interview about objects, the Australian actor tells us about the cherished painting she lost – and a gadget she dubs The Boyfriend

As told to Katie Cunningham

25, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Inside an all-female fight camp: ‘I thought there was no way I could do it – not at my age’
There’s almost always a profound reason someone chooses to take up a combat sport as an adult, Jenny Valentish learns at a women’s Muay Thai retreat

Jenny Valentish

24, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘Look for something easy to open’: how to pick a good school lunchbox
Picking the right lunchbox comes down to a mix of practicality and personal preference

Shona Hendley

23, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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On the new Grampians Peaks Trail: ‘I have the landscape to myself for days at a time’
Walking the entirety of Victoria’s 160km trail is a serious undertaking. On tougher sections Alexis Buxton-Collins wonders whether he’s been foolhardy

Alexis Buxton-Collins

22, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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