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Life Matters - Full program podcast

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 2017, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Best of Life Matters: medicinal cannabis, standing up, sitting down, running 366 Marathons

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:05:00 +1100

Growing pains as medicinal cannabis enters the legal realm. The Exercise Room: keeping it simple. Sitting not as bad as we thought. Complementary medicine: your view. Electric-blanket nights in Darwin. You reckon one marathon is hard going? Try running 366 in a row! Getting kids back on track.

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Medical Cannabis, Sitting not as bad as we think, sexist co-workers

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Growing pains as medicinal cannabis enters the legal realm. Sitting not as bad as we thought. Modern Dilemmas: what do you do when a co-worker makes sexist remarks and he is the husband of your boss?

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An illness in the family, euthanasia and bad children

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

An Illness in the Family: part three. Assisted dying and end of life decisions. Can bad children happen to good mothers?

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Youth at risk, the fall of Singapore and the pursuit of silence

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Getting kids back on track. The Fall of Singapore - Singaporean Australians remember. Silence: does it exist?

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Paid parental leave and child care, running for love and questionable complementary medicines

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Government proposes changes to child care and paid parental leave. The emoji versus the love letter: reviving the dying art of putting your heart on paper. You reckon one marathon is hard going? Try running 366 in a row! Complementary medicine: your view.

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Spoonfed generation, simplifying exercise and the rise of Instamums

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Are we creating a spoonfed generation? The Exercise Room: keeping it simple. Instamums - the commercialisation of family life. Electric-blanket nights in Darwin.

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Best of Life Matters: bank behaviour, Heywire and teacher retention

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 15:05:00 +1100

Growing up in a house with a family member who had a chronic illness, keeping teachers in the class, making a network of nannas and auditing your exercise.

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Teachers dropping out, financial goals and sacrificing vegetarianism to be polite

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Keeping teachers in our schools. Setting financial goals and sticking to them. Modern Dilemmas: The vegetarian and the dugong - Do you sacrifice your beliefs for culture, ritual or ceremony?

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Alternative therapies, leaving work on time and burning questions

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

An Illness in the Family: part two. Making safe choices when it comes to alternative therapies. Burning Questions. Leave that office you fool.

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Life Matters hosts the Heywire Youth Summit in Canberra

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Life Matters' Michael Mackenzie hosts a one hour forum and debate live from the Heywire Youth Summit in Parliament House Canberra.

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Life Matters 07.02.2017

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Banking pay practices under the spotlight. At a loss for words: falling in love via a translation app. I've just had a baby, why do I feel so bad? The Moth: Japanese Mosh Pit.

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Disability in schools, falling in love with your teacher and a fitness audit

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Are children with disabilities falling through the cracks? First day of school. The Exercise Room: fitness audit.

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Best of Life Matters - Centrelink debt, study proves diet can lift depression, school refusers come back to class and why messy is good

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 15:05:00 +1100

An underground miner bemoans the impact of a service he's never used, one woman eats her way to a better state of mind, how school refusers are finding a new way back to the classroom, and why messy can be great for creativity.(Flickr/yan yan/CC BY 2.0)

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Does detention work, can I keep my body hair and should I intervene?

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Does detention actually work? Embracing female body hair. Modern Dilemmas: The Post Office - response to a racist rant.

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Children with chronic illness, the Mediterranean diet and depression

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

An Illness in the Family: part one. Children living with chronic illness. Mediterranean diet alleviates my depression: Deakin Uni participant speaks out.

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Allergies at school, autism assistance dogs and embracing messiness

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Surviving school with a food allergy. Messy. Autism assistance dogs.

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Centrelink debts, busking while blind and mind reading in relationships

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Welfare recipients hit by Centrelink’s automated debts. The travails of busking while blind. Mind reading in relationships. The Moth: Risk.

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Mental illness in adolescence, exercising in a gym and cicada's summer forecast

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Is it just teenage angst or something more serious? The Exercise Room: To join or not to join. Listening to wildlife for a weather update.

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Best of Life Matters: first day of school, pool food revolution, and credit card tips

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 15:05:00 +1100

Our panel of educators and parents provide tips to make the first day back to school run a little easier, an aquatic and recreation centre that's part of a world first program to put the business case for not selling junk food, and why finance guru Scott Pape calls on all of us to cut up our credit cards.

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Doctors in school, eating well at the pool and supermarket dilemmas

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Want to raise school standards? Time to call the doctor. One pool kiosk at a time: a world first in food research. Modern Dilemmas: to give or not to give, a quandary at the check-out.

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Life Matters Australia Day Special

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Neil Strauss faces 'The Truth' at the MWF.

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The importance of reading, effectiveness of sunscreen and imposter syndrome

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Reading essential for starting school. Is sunscreen harmful? How to overcome imposter syndrome.

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Feasting and fasting, credit cards, new comedic life

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Feasting and fasting. Paying off your credit cards. The Moth: An Extra Hotdog. There's no accounting for comedy.

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School starts, mango in the mouth, gym on the brain

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:05:00 +1100

Back to school, summer pleasures from the tropical North and a battle of willpower.

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What happens to women who dare to interrupt powerful men, in public

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

When Penny met Harry – a very modernist love story

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Saving the weekend warriors

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Making weekend sport safer for men and women over 40

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What are the keys to raising healthy boys in the modern world?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Modern boyhood can be fraught with dangers – but not all of them are physical

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Wading into the toy wars; why ‘pinkwashing’ is reaping toy companies billions

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

The softly spoken Australian woman who has changed the way department stores label the toy aisles.

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Meet the woman charged with the future of the Sydney Opera House

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Mary Leunig is Michael Leunig’s sister – and she’s got some thoughts on his fame

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What’s going on for 13 year olds today?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

An insight into life for 13 year olds in a modern world.

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Is a good divorce possible?

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Is ‘consciously uncoupling’ more common than we think?

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When your child is playing computer games; what are they learning about life?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Are war-based computer games dangerous for children?

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What’s it like living off the electricity grid?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Meet the woman who has lived a flourishing life for 4 decades without an electricity bill

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The remarkable life of the boy once known as James Dixon Swan - Jimmy Barnes

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Jimmy Barnes has written down the story of his harrowing childhood in “Working Class Boy”.

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Are people over 50 in certain industries viewed as “past their use-by date”?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

How one woman fell through the glass trapdoor; ageism at work

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When you meet your sperm donor in real life

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

The unlikely love story of Aminah Hart and her sperm donor

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The secret history of Tupperware

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

How a woman called Brownie Wise made a collection of pastel plastic the must-have kitchenware of a generation

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Noni Hazlehurst’s vision for a more positive media culture

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Noni Hazlehurst speaks out against the culture of negativity in our media

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Revisiting Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize win of 2016

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

What made Bob Dylan’s lyrics win him the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature?

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In the age of Tinder, is there a place for real romance?

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

Does intimacy and romantic love survive in a world of dating apps?

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Should getting truly ‘wasted’ ever be socially acceptable?

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

Lifting the lid on Australia’s binge-drinking culture

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Have you ever put a misbehaving child out of the car?

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

Get out of the car! When fighting children are put out of the car to walk home.

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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou on his love for the world game

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

What sparked a lifelong passion for the world game in the young Ange Postecoglou?

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Manny Waks stood up against sexual abuse in the Yeshivah sect

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

Manny Waks, sexual abuse survivor speaks out

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Should we be worried about our children’s screen time?

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

How too much time on screens is changing modern childhood.

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James Miller and Gloria Steinem; two remarkable life stories of struggle and resilience

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

How Gloria Steinem’s unusual childhood informed her feminist awakening

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Are we looking for more honesty in modern eulogies?

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

How to draw the line between praise and honesty in a eulogy

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Meet the star of the series “Outlander”

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

Scottish actor Sam Heughan has captured the hearts of millions in “Outlander”.

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Life Matters - 2016-12-16

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:05:00 +1100

The Art of Frugal Hedonism . Meet Australia's food waste superheroine. The Trompf-o-meter - and a bouquet of her stories .

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