When temperatures plummet most of us crave a little comfort food to stave off the chills. Here are five moreish recipes to get you through the winter season with a contented smile on your face: Read more »
Which vitamin keeps the skin looking taut and youthful, fights off nasty winter colds and prevents the body from becoming overwhelmed with stress? Yep, vitamin C does all these things and more. Read more »
AIDS is undeniably one of the most devastating epidemics of modern times, claiming nearly 30 million lives over the past three decades – more than the entire population of Australia. And the fact that infection is now largely avoidable only makes it worse.
Encouragingly, central Africa, the region historically hardest hit by the disease has seen strong and continued support over the years, along with good progress in development and use of AIDS-suppression antiviral drugs. However, other susceptible groups, including parts of Eastern Europe and Asia as well as the most defenseless group of all; children, are now starting to lag behind in terms of awareness and support and a renewed commitment to prevention and treatment is badly needed. Read the complete UNAIDS article for a more complete picture of the current state of the HIV/AIDS fight. Read more »
Happiness is an art. It takes focused attention and strong determination. It hardly ever happens by accident. We all know someone who just radiates joy and love, seemingly by nature. What you probably don’t know is that that person is choosing to be happy every single day, to wake with a smile every day and to share that joy with others.
This isn’t something you’re born with. You can cultivate happiness and joy of living simply by putting a few good habits into practice. Pretty soon you’ll find yourself singing in the shower, smiling in line at the coffee shop and waving down total strangers just because you like the colour of their sweater. Read more »
Intrinsically, the answer has to be no, doesn’t it? After all, our health is a result of countless factors ranging from our genetics, upbringing, lifestyle, environment and even geography. And it is health care, not health insurance, which has led to humans living longer, healthier lives over the past few centuries.
So it should seem fairly easy to determine that improved medical care and a more thorough understanding of how lifestyle choices affect our health are the primary factors in determining longevity. Read more »
Close your eyes for a minute and imagine this: It’s 8 a.m. You roll to the edge of the bed and flick your eyes open. The sun is coming in full strength through the window, only it’s not your bedroom window, just a hole in the wall really, with shutters flung open and warm breeze streaming through. Possibly, there are birds singing or water lapping at a dock not far away.
Slowly it dawns on you. You don’t have to go to work. You don’t have to check your email, file any paperwork or answer any calls. Heck, you don’t even need coffee. You’ve escaped the rat race. You’re free now. The world is yours.
This could be you. Read more »
The days are getting shorter and the mercury is starting to dip. That’s right, winter is around the corner and along with it, all those nasty coughs and colds that come as part of the package. But don’t fear! It’s easier than you think to stay healthy over the chilly months. We look at some of the best ways to avoid getting sick, and if you happen to fall ill, we’ll also show you how best to minimize the impact. Read more »
Ah, Movember! The month where millions of men grow moustaches and millions of women refuse to kiss them. What’ll it be this year? The handlebar or the Fu Manchu? The Tom Selleck or the Hulk Hogan? Read more »
If you are reading this, then congratulations are in order because, in the virtual world at least, you have committed to covering several thousand more miles of America’s roadways over the next few weeks. So tip your cowboy hat to your partner and get ready to make for the Deep South and eventually the East Coast. America is about to get a lot greener and a lot more diverse. Read more »