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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.

ANZAC Day special: war widows speaking out, remembering WWII London, and POWs returning home

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

War widows find friendship, purpose in grief. Life in 500 Words: leaving London on the brink of war. Prisoners of war and the battle within.

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Sex problems for men, financial elder abuse, and are teens ready to vote in an election

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

Common sex problems for men. How do you protect yourself from financial elder abuse? Our Songs: Alisan Smotlak — Slovenia. Are you ready: to vote in an election?

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When your child is addicted, the dark side of colourism and full time country love

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

How to cope when your child is addicted. "Pretty for a dark-skinned girl": Colourism. Finding Love in the Country: the couple who farm side-by-side all day everyday.

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Best of Life Matters: seeing off negativity, preparing young carers, and stand up paddling

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:05:00 +1000

How to stay positive in a world filled with bad news, discussing how teenagers might cope with giving care to other people, and trying out stand up paddling for fun and fitness.

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When sex hurts, a plastic free life, what to bring to a party when you don't drink

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

When sex hurts — for women. Talking trash about the plastic-free life. Modern Dilemma: what you should bring to a party when you're not drinking alcohol.

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Donating to charity, grief and travelling with your cat

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

Making your donation dollar go further. Life in 500 Words: a life of nursing comes full circle. How to support someone who is grieving. A man, a van and a cat.

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Financial advisers, stand up paddling and longing for Barbie

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

Talkback: Banking Royal Commission focuses on financial advisers. Fitness and fun: Stand up paddling. The Moth: Caitlin McNaughton.

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The sharing economy, Martin Seligman and are you ready to care for others?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

More Australians involved in the sharing economy. Martin Seligman on positive education. Our Songs: Victor Valdes — a lullaby. Are you ready: to care for others?

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Early kindergarten, positive psychology, Tinder in the country

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

Should all three-year-olds go to preschool? Martin Seligman on hope and helplessness. Finding Love in the Country: Tinder challenge that ends in twins.

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Best of Life Matters: the ethics of life choices, twins and singing, and changes at the Wayside Chapel

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 15:05:00 +1000

Peter Singer on the ethics of our life choices, how twins might help us understand the source of musical talent, and a changing of the guard at Sydney's Wayside Chapel.

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The story of our skin, falling in love with the stage, fat shaming and singing twins

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

What we know about skin, then and now. Life in 500 Words: falling in love with the stage. Modern Dilemma: when your friend says she's fat. What twins can teach us about singing.

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FASD, Life in 500 Words and blue collar work

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

Living with FASD. Life in 500 Words: reflections on graduation day. Talkback: the future of blue collar work.

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Adoption, carbon offsets and changing lives

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:00:00 +1000

What are the barriers to local adoption in Australia? Burning Question: Are airline carbon offsets worth it? Our Songs: Nadia Piave. Wayside Chapel: A new chapter.

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Chronic pain in regional Australia, ethicist Peter Singer, and are you ready to share a house?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

Rethinking pain management in regional Australia. What are the ethics of your life choices? Are you ready: to share a house?

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Managing inflammation, friendship cure and rural matchmaking

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

Inflammation: the causes, effects and how to manage it. The Friendship Cure: why it's our salvation. Finding Love in the Country: using a matchmaker.

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Best of Life Matters: dogs and kids under one roof, being a scientist with dyslexia, and Bollywood dancing

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:05:00 +1000

How to have a harmonious house when there are dogs and kids under one roof, Grainne's story of making her way in science despite dyslexia, and trying out Bollywood dancing for fitness and fun.

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Why kids don't walk to school, Our Songs, the dilemma of liking the same guy

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

Talkback: Why don't Aussie school kids walk to school anymore? Our Songs: Bhupen Thakker. Modern Dilemma: when two friends like the same guy.

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Life in a cult, choosing your destiny and living with dyslexia

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

Life in a cult: how I got in, how I got out. Choosing your own path to freedom. Being a scientist with dyslexia.

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Testing genes, Bollywood dancing and pets at home

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

The ethics of genetic testing . Fitness and fun: Bollywood dancing. Dogs and children, under one roof.

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Life after sport, non-gendered playgroups and having a serial killer mum

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

Life after sport. Challenging gender stereotypes among kids. When your mother is a murderer.

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Women in Leadership panel

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 09:05:00 +1000

Women in Leadership.

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Best of Life Matters: music after a brain injury, making a play for men, and what can help with balding?

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 15:05:00 +1100

How a guitarist made music part of his recovery after brain surgery, making a play to get men talking, and weighing up the options to help with balding.

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Growing up with family conflict and Robyn Davidson on Tracks

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

James Jeffrey: My Family and Other Animus. Robyn Davidson reflects on 40 years since "Tracks".

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Moving into aged care, memories of the ocean and playing the piano

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

Talkback: managing the emotional transition to residential aged care. Life in 500 Words: resisting the undertow. A memoir of piano playing and family.

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Life with chronic pain, balding and invisible women syndrome

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:05:00 +1100

How children manage chronic pain. Burning Question: What helps with balding? Negotiating 'invisible woman syndrome'. Our Songs: Daniel Lee.

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NDIS, music and brain injury, and a play to get men really talking

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

Evaluating the NDIS, five years on. Music after an acquired brain injury. Making a play for men.

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Epilepsy awareness, delaying school start times for teens and finding love in the Kimberley

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

Raising awareness of epilepsy. Should schools start later in the day? Finding Love in the Country: when you're a blackfella in the Kimberley.

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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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