Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

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.

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/

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      Putting traffic lights where smartphone pedestrians are looking


      With roughly 14 per cent of all road fatalities involving pedestrians, a new traffic light system may help the growing issue of smartphone distraction.


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      The sociology of the smart phone


      How has the smart phone transformed our lives? Do we pause to contemplate the pros and cons of its use?


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      Promoting a healthy weight without fat shaming


      In the quest to promote healthy bodies, campaigns encouraging weight loss have been accused of fat shaming. So how can we address obesity without fat shaming?


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      The Dancing Doctor


      General practitioner and obstetrician Dr Richard Mayes, also known by his dance name of "mullet-man", fulfilled his dream to be a performer late in life.


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      The first time I saw me: part 2


      When did you first recognise yourself, see yourself mirrored, in someone outside of your own family? If your family background is not the dominant culture, that's not necessarily so easy.


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      Burning Question: Does one drink a day damage your health?


      Today's Burning Question comes from Marisa who wants to know whether "one drink a day damages your health?"


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      Assessing the impact of the child abuse royal commission


      In December 2017 the Royal Commission will wrap up its landmark inquiry into child sexual abuse in Australian schools, churches, the defence forces, sporting bodies and other organisations. What has been achieved and what more needs to be done?


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      The Moth: Dan Souza


      In today's Moth story, Dan Souza reflects on the time he found himself in a cemetery with his jaw wired shut.


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      Three Men and a Feeling: Belonging


      Michael Mackenzie, psychologist Andrew Fuller and educator John Hendry discuss the importance of feeling you belong — whether it be to family, friends, or a place.


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      Healing power of art therapy in the country


      Legally blind artist Jamahl Pollard from Berri, South Australia has channelled his feelings of marginalisation into teaching mentally ill patients at the local hospital, the healing power of art.


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