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Why brain training doesn’t work

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Brain training your way to genius is a lovely thought, says Dr Jenny Brockis. Too bad it’s not possible.

Why everyone should be meditating first thing in the morning

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Meditating is a great way to start your day. Mary Sauer outlines the many benefits of meditating in the morning and has tips how to get started.

Parents, grandparents and concerned adults: Sign the open letter

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Climate change is not only an environmental issue but also a major health emergency, especially for our children. Dr Sallie Forrest from Doctors for the Environment Australia asks you to support their call for the Health Minister to attend the Paris climate talks this December and put the health of our children front and centre.

E-cigarettes – more than a health issue

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In Australia one can’t legally buy e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine. Ian A. Maxwell explores the arguments for and against e-cigarettes.

We need to protect older people from abuse

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Existing laws in Australia don’t effectively protect all older people against abuse. Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan calls for a national approach to tackling elder abuse that focuses on human rights.

The secret to becoming healthier, happier and more productive

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You can improve your memory and mental wellbeing without a pill, simply by spending more time in nature. Ben Bambery from Doctors for the Environment Australia says we need to start caring for the environment if we expect it to care for us.

Do it with heart

Big Heart Appeal logoThe Big Heart Appeal in September is the Heart Foundation’s largest community-led campaign. Each year, over 120,000 volunteers come together to help.

Appeal to help end the heartache of Australia’s No.1 killer

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The Heart Foundation is running its yearly Big Heart Appeal. The National CEO of the Heart Foundation Mary Barry says investing in cardiovascular research is one of the best ways to fight heart disease.

Hanging on in quiet desperation

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In Britain, over 100 MPs are already practicing mindfulness, and the concept is currently being rolled out to the 2,000 staff in parliament. Leah Sparkes is hopeful that Canberra is listening.

A meeting of minds

Celebrate Creative Ageing Sydney logoCelebrate Creative Ageing Sydney 2015 will take place at Sydney Opera House and the Art Gallery of NSW from 25 to 27 August 2015. It is a new conference to inspire innovative and imaginative ideas about ageing creatively.