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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.

Copyright: Copyright 2018, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Best of Life Matters: ageism and design, finding love in the country, skating for fitness and fun

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 15:05:00 +1100

Tackling ageism in architecture and design, looking for love when you're a young abalone farmer, and getting your skates on for fitness and fun.

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Resilience in the face of natural disasters, the joy of death metal, the dilemma of family splits on vaccinations

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Community resilience in the face of natural disasters. The curious joy of death metal music. Modern Dilemma: when your daughter won't vaccinate your grandchild.

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Childhood trauma, singing in Hebrew and a good divorce

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Childhood trauma and the effect on adult health. Our Songs: Ella Dreyfus. Talkback: keeping things civil during divorce.

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Re-thinking the ATAR, getting fit on roller-skates and the gods of golf

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Re-thinking the ATAR. Life in 500 Words: the success that comes from failure. Fitness and fun: roller-skating. The Moth: The gods of golf.

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Refugees rebuilding their lives, death of a parent and how to get your baby to sleep

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Refugees rebuilding their lives. How losing my Mum at 19 shaped my life. How can I get my baby to sleep?

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Premature babies, designing for old age, finding love in the country

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Uncovering the reasons behind pre-term births. ABC Open: The grandmother who always said yes. Tackling ageism through design. Finding love in the country: Single abalone farmer looking for love .

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Best of Life Matters: minimalism, VR for the elderly, organic food 101, and dogs as therapy

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:05:00 +1100

Have an unpacking party and de-clutter your house, virtual reality breaks down isolation for older people, which organic fruit and veg is worth the money, and dogs help homeless people feel connected.

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Homelessness up for older Australians and new migrants, therapy dogs for homeless youth, the dilemma of a girls' weekend

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Older and new migrants more at risk of homelessness. Therapy dogs get to work to help homeless youth. Modern Dilemma: girls weekend disrupted.

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Early retirement, cultural competence and reducing social isolation

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Millennials taking charge of their financial future. When having a conversation about cultural background is awkward. Older Australians use digital avatars to conquer isolation.

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Your pelvic floor muscles, eating organics on a budget and living a minimalist lifestyle

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:06:00 +1100

Everything you need to know about your pelvic floor muscles. Burning Question: Are organics worth the money? Living better with less.

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Australia's population growth, online dating safety and leaving the army

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Talkback: Big Australia. Life in 500 Words: leaving the uniform. Finding Love: dating safety on and offline.

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Heywire 2018 talks farming succession, indigenous identity, regional refugees and confronting youth suicide

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

For the last 20 years, Heywire has been giving young people from regional Australia a voice in the nation's capital. In this special program, the challenges of discovering you're indigenous when it's been kept from you, and negotiating farm succession between generations.Some of the 54 delegates at Heywire 2018, who came to Canberra to rally support for their community projects. (Heywire)

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Best of Life Matters: Valerie loves sharks, cross-cultural dating, a tiny charity, delights of Greek dancing

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 15:05:00 +1100

Valerie Taylor has been living with sharks for 60 years, how not to behave on cross cultural dates, an intentionally tiny charity, and why Greek dancing empowers and delights.

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Multilingual children, a pacifists guide to cancer, the dilemma of wedding invitations

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Hello, bonjour, konnichiwa: Raising multilingual kids. The musical shifting conversations about cancer. Modern Dilemma: who should expect to be invited to a wedding?

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IWD 2018: 'The spinster life', Indigenous nurses and Greek women dancing

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Single and loving it: life as a spinster in the 21st century. The rich history of Indigenous nurses as carers and activists. Greek dance a cultural tool enriching the lives of older women .

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Male role models for young men, Amanda does Parkour and life in 500 words

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:06:00 +1100

Talkback: Why male role models matter for young men. Fitness and Fun: parkour. Life in 500 Words: my whirlwind wedding.

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Digital afterlife, living with no regrets and finding love in other cultures

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Our digital presence after death. Learning to live with regrets. Finding Love: online in different cultures and religions.

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Combatting cyber bullying, shark expert Valerie Taylor and listening to create revolution

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 09:06:00 +1100

The challenges of tackling cyber bullying. Valerie Taylor on sharks, conservation and writing. Acts of kindness for quiet revolution.

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Best of Life Matters: urban walkability, online dating etiquette, Mardi Gras turns 40, Ironman turns 73

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 15:05:00 +1100

How accessible is your life by walking? What to do and not to do when you're online dating, 40 years of Mardi Gras, and Neil Gilbert, at 72, trains for his 46th Ironman.

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Pokies and voting, Queerstories and crying over spilt milk

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Pokies as an election issue. Queerstories: Bish Marook. Modern Dilemma: crying over spilt milk in the office.

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Sexual consent, Ironman at 73 and conceiving via IVF

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Changing behaviour around sexual consent. Neil Gilbert has been an Ironman 45 times. Frozen Hope: one woman's journey to conceive via IVF.

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Designing walkable cities, sunlight and Vitamin D, and men and ageing

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:06:00 +1100

How to make our new communities healthy and sustainable. Burning Question: Vitamin D and sunlight. Remembering 40 years of Mardi Gras. Two wise men: The benefits of ageing.

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Managing endometriosis, and the etiquette of online dating

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Talkback: Managing endometriosis. Remembering 40 years of Mardi Gras. Finding Love: the etiquette of online dating.

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Inherited wealth, history of LGBTI in the military and Katharine Annear

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

The morality of inheritance. Katharine Annear on autism, feminism and disability rights. Serving in silence. Remembering 40 years of Mardi Gras.

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Best of Life Matters: broken hearts, romance scams and trampolining for fun and fitness

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:05:00 +1100

We examine matters of the heart, what happens to it when it breaks from a surgical perspective, and how romance scammers can break both it and the bank. The only solution is to go trampolining.

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Mindful drinking, dementia and singing, book club dilemmas

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

How to drink 'mindfully'. Can group singing help those with dementia maintain connections? Modern Dilemma: when the book is bad but the author's been invited to book club.

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Life after polio, understanding your heart and food recycling

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

The aftermath of surviving polio. Can you die of a broken heart? FareShare's food recycling benefits all parts of a community.

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Favouritism in the family, trampolining for core strength, and Life in 500 Words

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Talkback: when one child is the 'favourite'. Fitness and Fun: trampolining. Life in 500 Words: things I know my mother touched.

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Men and body dysmorphia, superannuation in the gig economy and navigating online romance scams

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:06:00 +1100

Men with eating disorders and body image issues. Saving for retirement in the gig economy. Finding Love: online romance scams.

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Disability and family violence, envy and friendship, dealing with tragedy, Indigenous entrepreneurship

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Women, disability and domestic violence. Envy among friends. Life in 500 Words: losing my baby. Podcast on Indigenous Australian approaches to entrepreneurship.

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Best of Life Matters: Why timing matters, dental decay in kids, polyamory Valentines, Omega 3 sources and 80 women take their science to Antarctica

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:05:00 +1100

You do your best work depending on whether you're more lark or owl, baby teeth extractions are rife and dentists are alarmed, how polyamorists celebrate Valentines, does tinned fish contain Omega 3?, and 80 women scientists take their place at the global table.

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Donated embryos, men in lyrca, when making fun of someone goes too far

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Growing your family with donated embryos. Why so many men are donning lycra. Modern dilemma: when making fun of someone goes too far.

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Aged care, perfect timing and women scientists head to Antarctica

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Making decisions about residential aged care when you're in a crisis. When: the secrets of perfect timing. Women scientists confront cold hard truths.

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Strengthening child protection systems, the impact of sugar on kids' teeth, and negotiating polyamory

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Heeding the lessons of the child abuse royal commission. Burning Question: Does tinned fish contain Omega-3? Dental decay rife in Australian kids' teeth. Negotiating polyamory on Valentine's Day.

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Disease prestige, using a white cane, online dating for beginners

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Is there a social hierarchy for diseases? ABC Open: What's it like to use a white cane? Finding Love Talkback: online for beginners.

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Inclusive university programs, Sorry Business in the 21st Century, preventing falls in the elderly

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

University and beyond for adults with an intellectual disability. Understanding Sorry Business. Preventing falls among older people.

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Best of Life Matters: Heywire 2018, beating the enemy within, online love when you're older

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:05:00 +1100

Young people from regional Australia speak the truth about living outside our cities, how footballer and boxer Joe Williams fights his internal demons, and the surge in elderly Australians finding love online.

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Human endurance, toxic workplaces, giving unsolicited advice

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Human endurance: what are our limits? How to handle a toxic workplace. Modern Dilemma: when should you give unsolicited advice?

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Food allergies and labelling, Joe Williams on mental illness

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Talkback: allergies and food labelling. Joe Williams: defying the enemy within.

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Life Matters celebrates 20 years of Heywire

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Heywire's 20th birthday bash.

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Cancer rates in 2040, commercial DNA testing kits and online dating for seniors

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Cancer in 2040. The benefits and potential downsides of direct-to-consumer DNA tests. Finding Love: online over 50.

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The role of antidepressants, travel with parents, one woman's quest to have kids

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Depression, anxiety and the pros and cons of antidepressants. Travelling with parents - when you're an adult. A woman's quest to have children.

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Best of Life Matters: starting school, feeding for free, house sitting in your 70s, and finding love online

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 15:05:00 +1100

Best of Life Matters: beginning school, FareShare fills empty stomachs, minding other people's houses, finding love online.

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Life Matters 02.02.2017

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Challenges faced by same-sex parents when they break up. Is a 30-day financial detox for you? Modern Dilemma: my friend hits me hard on the arm, how do I make them stop?

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Women who gamble, the role of patient advocates and 26,000 meals a week from food destined for landfill

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:06:00 +1100

Women and gambling addictions. Do you need a patient advocate? FareShare fills a gaping hole in Australian stomachs.

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Fraught family relationships, turmeric and growing up with a parent with a mental illness

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Talkback: problematic relationships between adult children and their parents. Burning Question: Should we believe the hype about turmeric? The Moth: Schooled.

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Sexual harassment at university, coping with your kids starting school and finding love online

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:06:00 +1100

Sexual harassment and assault at university: what's changing? Starting school: a survival guide for the first few weeks. Finding Love: does online work for you?

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Vaccinations and access to childcare, writing letters about other people's problems, house sitting in retirement

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Reconciling access to education with vaccination "no jab, no play" policies. Other People's Problems: Writing letters in exchange for clothes. Meet the couple in their 70s who have lived in 22 homes in 19 months.

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Best of Life Matters: motivation hoax, finding love before online, health tips for 2018, Jeremy the Dud

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 15:05:00 +1100

Best of Life Matters: the motivation hoax, finding love before the internet, health tips for 2018, Jeremy the Dud: the movie.

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