Life Matters - ABC RN

Life Matters is your guide to a better life for you, those you love and the place you call home. We're here to help you get a handle on all the important stuff: love, sex, health, fitness, parenting, career, finances and family.

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      Burning Question: intermittent fasting


      Fasting diets are increasingly popular and they promise many health benefits. But what's the science behind them?


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      The Moth: Control


      As a girl, Louise Newton-Keogh took a deep dive into Catholicism, becoming a 'blesser', much to her family's amusement.


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      Talkback: blended families


      The Brady Bunch sitcom charted the ups and downs of fitting in to a new family, with all arguments resolved neatly in 30 minutes. In real life it can be quite different.


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      Blindfolded circus brings a different vision


      My Sight - Their Sight is a circus show where the performers wear blindfolds, and the audience will have access to an audio describer. A new way to translate the highly visual.


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      How to have better conversations


      On Life Matters, we talk a lot about how to be better people - better parents, better with our finances, better in relationships. But how do we become better at talking itself?


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      The Little Things: Ramesh the childcare worker


      Ramesh Shrestha is a trainee early childhood educator in Macquarie Park NSW and he's often the only male educator in the centre where he works.


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      Public funding of private schools


      We take a look at the history of private school funding in Australia, how it's changed over the decades under successive governments and how the new funding model could help.


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      The scandal of WWI's missing dead


      Alleged hoaxes, infighting and tales of bodies that weren't there were just some of the scandals that plagued the recovery of bodies after WWI, according to a new book that delves into this lesser known part of Australia's war history.


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      Raising awareness of rare childhood cancers


      Paul Curnow's son Finley was nine years old when he died from a rare brain tumour. He and his family are trying to raise awareness about the disease and raising funds to fight childhood cancers.


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      Competition vs cooperation: which human instinct is stronger?


      Watching the news can definitely make it seems like humans are tribal beings. But psychologist Nikki Harre believes our instinct to cooperate is stronger than our instinct to compete if only we could reconnect with it.


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