Barbra Streisand’s Memories

This nostalgia-laced musical throwback seems on the verge of oblivion. But in its day, Memories, which featured previously released material and three freshly recorded songs, achieved what appeared to be indelible success. Read at the South China Morning Post.

Lou Schuler’s fitness guide The Lean Muscle Diet offers sensible advice

Dieting may do more harm than good. While you can lose up to 10 per cent of your body weight by following a diet, the ritual itself is heavily implicated in future weight gain, according to fitness journalist Lou Schuler. Read at the South China Morning Post.

Transsexual Siobhan Ellis making it in the corporate world

If you thought corporations automatically shun strong individuals, you should meet Siobhan Ellis. The enterprise services expert employed by the computing giant HP is a transsexual, who changed gender in 2004 in California, driven by necessity.

“It’s not a choice – it’s not a choice at all,” says Sydney-based Ellis, 51, berating the perception she was brave.

Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Compassion on cold Adelaide streets

Even on the iciest nights you may spot community leader Aileen Jefferis on Adelaide’s streets. Jefferis, 58, helps the homeless, whose need she says is overwhelming. Still, she works full-time as a physiotherapist, among other commitments, unfazed by the pressure.

Read at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, & Worry

Over the past two decades, research on the brain-based underpinnings of anxiety has been conducted in laboratories around the world. Read at the South China Morning Post.

Tax-free tropical paradise – should you stash cash in the Caymans?

The Cayman Islands is touted as one of the world’s top 10 finance hubs. The chief reason that the Caribbean hotspot holds such cachet is an epic perk it provides – freedom from income tax.
Read at the Melbourne Age..

Book review: The Yellow Peril by Christopher Frayling

The extent of China’s global ambition is a hot topic liable to spark anxiety. Read at the South China Morning Post.


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