Could common coinage bring us together?

Imagine a world without the Australian dollar or the New Zealand dollar. Imagine a hybrid called the Anzac dollar, say. It could happen. Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Stay younger by not giving in to old age

Age, experts say, really is just a number – all or partly in the mind. You can remain vigorous right up until close to the end of your life if you take the right measures.

Here are 10 tips on how to keep a spring in your step and beat your biological age. Read at the South China Morning Post.

Candy – revisiting novelists’ sickly sweet 1950s pornographic romp

It’s plotless, tacky, borderline desperate, and yet its eponymous heroine’s romps – from one horny, scheming devil to the next – are never dull Read at the South China Morning Post (

Fat-finger cash fiascos can cost an arm and a leg

Everyone, or almost everyone, banks online. A recent McKinsey survey found 96 per cent of Australians at least do some of their banking online. But with this switch to do-it-yourself transactions comes a rise in the number of errors we make with our money. After all, nobody’s perfect.  Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Book review: Enough Already – how to beat the quarter-life crisis

Forget about mid-life crises. Quarter-life crises are now the in thing because students graduate with no career opportunities in sight, according to wellness coach Mike Iamele in his snappily titled plea for sanity, Enough Already.

Read at the South China Morning Post (

Vietnam’s ‘King of Danang’ Nguyen Ba Thanh mourned by all

Lunar New Year celebrations were being toned down in Da Nang this week as the central Vietnamese city mourned the death of a former top official. Read at the South China Morning Post.

Gambling on our future: are Australians financially reckless?

Research shows Australians bet and lose more than any other people. A report, published in The Economist last year, pegs Australian gambling losses at a world-beating $1144 per resident.

In step, debt is sky-high. Last April,  household debt hit a record 177 per cent of annual disposable income. The facts suggest we’re reckless.

Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.


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