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How Can You Put The Brakes On Your Life

How Can You Put The Brakes On Your Life?

Do you have a regular columnist you read in newspapers? Maybe Richard Glover in The Sydney Morning Herald or Sally Morrell in The Herald-Sun. From time to time I read Nikki Gemmell in The Weekend Australian. I loved her column this year on taking the bus. Nikki wrote, “the bus; that mode of transport Margaret
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Some Facts on World Carbon Emissions

Some Facts on World Carbon Emissions

Okay, I am not going to go there. I am not going to write a blog on climate change, because I know some of you believe in it and some of you don’t. I think there are people more qualified than me to convince you … one way or another. However I read an article
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Has Ignorance and Laziness Won

Has Ignorance and Laziness Won?

Oh my gosh! Have you heard the news? The Apostrophe Protection Society is closing down, because (according to the founder) “the ignorance and laziness present in modern times has won”. John Richards, a former journalist and subeditor, dedicated his life to stamping out the misuse of apostrophes. He founded the Apostrophe Protection Society in England
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How to Think Before You Eat and Avoid Temptations

How to Think Before You Eat and Avoid Temptations

It’s that time of year again, when we are all busy feasting with family and friends and eating what we shouldn’t! I wrote a blog recently about the connection between sugar and stress. It’s a Catch 22. According to one set of experts eating too much sugar makes you more susceptible to stress while another
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Why Women’s Makeup Can Be Dangerous

Why Women’s Makeup Can Be Dangerous

As the father of daughters I was horrified to read a recent study that found most women’s make-up bags are nests of harmful bacteria. The study, led by Aston University in Birmingham, found that there are enough bacteria in most women’s makeup kits to cause sickness. The researchers looked at five key products most women
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A Simple Trick to Staying Motivated

A Simple Trick to Staying Motivated

When once asked how he stayed motivated to write, the famed US novelist Ernest Hemmingway said, “The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next. If you do that every day when you are writing a novel, you will never be stuck.” In 2017
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