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Open Line
I rarely purchase magazines in the build-up to Christmas, emblazoned with great expectations on so many levels. I can’t wait for the ‘festive season’ to be over for a variety of reasons. I was delighted to pick up your December issue, full of interes
The Australian Women's Weekly6 min cititeMedical
The Best Thing Since Fortified Bread
When Fiona Stanley looks back on her childhood in 1950s Sydney, she recalls the frightening spectre of polio, which ended her Saturday pastime of going to the cinema. Public pools were also closed and parents kept their children at home, safe from th
The Australian Women's Weekly5 min cititeWellness
This To A Way Waste-free mind
The first step in this journey is acceptance that we should aim for effort, not perfection. Let’s begin by loosening our grip on the ‘perfect’ way to live a zero waste life and accept that making an effort in everything that we do all adds up to a bi
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Summer Reading
Fascinating, funny and futuristic – but not in the way you may expect. Author Dennis Glover paints Hobart in 2022, when Tasmania’s capital is staggering under a seemingly irreversible recession – depressed residents are departing in droves. One day,
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Sue Brierley, you truly are a lioness (Heart of a Lion, AWW, December)! Thank you for writing a truly remarkable, brave, beautiful story of your amazing life journey. And thank you to your blessed son Saroo for encouraging you to do so. As a child ad
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My Story How A Dingo Changed My Life
The touch of a dingo is a magical thing. This I know for sure. 2020 has been a challenging year for so many, but for me it has been truly life-changing. This year has given me the gift of working the most intelligent and sensitive animal I have ever
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Minimise Your Distractions
We live in a world with a 24-hour news cycle, and advertising and social media constantly vying for our attention. This added noise makes us more anxious, more angry and more fearful. Climate change is the most important issue the world faces. Howeve
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All royalties from this enchanting book go to WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service), which continues to rehabilitate native animals following bushfires. With a knapsack on her back, Nala is looking for a new home. But the bea
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In Brief
AFTER A YEAR LIKE no other, we’re all looking at 2021 with renewed optimism – and the annual family Christmas portrait released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fills us with hope that better things are to come. In the cosy snapshot, an ecstatic
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Lights, Camera, Happiness!
Juiced TV is a small but deeply loved television network that operates in Queensland hospitals, bringing happiness and relief to thousands of sick kids. With its fun tone and patient-focused segments, the joy it sprinkles around the sterile hospital
The Australian Women's Weekly2 min cititePsychology
Less, But Better
We all need to do less – not be less, just do less – so that we can all feel better. Today I challenge you to consolidate your schedule and the tasks you have to complete. To apply the ‘less, but better’ rule, we can start by minimising our day-today
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The Governess
The train rattled down the country, stopping and starting, always in the worst areas of every town. Durham. York. Leeds. Doncaster. The factory chimneys and rows of blackened terraces all looked the same. So many poor people, Marion thought. And here
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Royal Intrigue
The Japanese princess who gave up her crown to marry her commoner boyfriend has delayed her wedding for a second time. Princess Mako, 29, said she and her fiancé remain “irreplaceable to each other”. Crown Princess Mary’s son Prince Christian of Den
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Lessons From The Past
Not long after Romey Porcu first joined the Alphington branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) in 2017, she was handed a well-thumbed book. The prized dog-eared copy had been passed around to generations of members since it was first typed up
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Seek Some Alone Time
Contrary what you might think, alone time won’t make you feel more lonely. Scheduling time for yourself is a form of self-care. It’s so important to set aside time to do something for you, without anyone else around. Here are some restorative ideas f
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Stepping Out
At the top of the Tararua Range on New Zealand’s North Island, the wind is strong enough to knock you off your feet. It’s a fact that Laura Waters, 49, learnt the hard way. Having made her way north from Cape Reinga, the adventurer had already covere
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Ladies Who Launch
The guests at the 2020 Women of the Future event seemed to breathe a happy sigh of relief as they entered the Yallamundi Rooms at the Opera House. After a strange and trying year, many were enjoying their first opportunity to frock up and celebrate s
The Australian Women's Weekly1 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
Royal Melbourne scones
4 cups self-raising flour, sifted1 good pinch of salt300ml milk300ml cream Mix all the ingredients together and gently knead. Cut with a scone cutter – don’t twist the cutter or you will get ‘leaning tower of Pisa’ scones. Place on a lined baking t
The Australian Women's Weekly4 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
Love Your Leftovers
MAKES 10-12 PREP AND COOK TIME 25 MINUTES 4 medium (800g) russet potatoes, peeled1 medium (150g) onion, grated or chopped finely½ cup (75g) self-raising flour2 eggs, beaten lightly2 teaspoons fresh thyme or rosemary1 cup finely shredded leg ham1 cup
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Get Moving!
Shane O’Mara, author of In Praise of Walking, shares the following tips: Start small and build up your distance over time. Make walking easy, fun and enjoyable. Engage in social walking by finding a walking group or inviting a friend along for a wal
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Lessons In Life & Love
Naomi Watts was at home in New York when she started leafing through the pages of the book that would change her family’s world. Penguin Bloom had been sent to her by fellow producer Emma Cooper, who thought the unique true story might make the basis
The Australian Women's Weekly1 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Tried & Tested Tips
“Vinegar has so many uses, spraying it on windows to clean them and then using newspaper to wipe it off is one – then put that used newspaper in the compost.”Noela •To protect and maintain leather, boil 550ml linseed oil with 275ml white vinegar and
The Australian Women's Weekly5 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Simple + delicious!
SERVES 4-6 PREP AND COOK TIME 40 MINUTES (+ STANDING AND RESTING TIME) 1kg boneless leg of lamb, butterflied3 garlic cloves¼ cup loosely packed oregano leaves3 teaspoons dried oregano finely grated rind and juice 1 lemon½ cup (125ml) extra virgin o
The Australian Women's Weekly1 min cititeMedical
Surprising Health Benefits
A study of around 1000 men and women found that those who walked at least 20 minutes a day, at least five days a week, had 43 per cent fewer sick days than those who exercised once a week or less. On top of this, when those in the walking group did g
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Royal Insider
While all the Cambridge children faced the media as newborns, just hours after they entered the world, the Duke and Duchess have kept public exposure for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to a minimum. Prince William knows only too w
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Musical Chairs
Did Mr and Mrs Mozart and Mr and Mrs Beethoven suffer like us? Did they flee their homes screaming in anguish when Wolfgang and Ludwig were learning to play? I blame myself entirely. I said the children had to learn at least one instrument or they we
The Australian Women's Weekly4 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Camp Kitchen
SERVES 4 PREP TIME 10 MINUTES ½ medium wombok (500g), shredded finely300g canned corn kernels, drained150g snow peas, trimmed, sliced thinly1 large red capsicum (350g), sliced thinly100g packet fried noodles⅓ cup (50g) roasted salted peanuts, chopp
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Australia’s Best Walks
• Tourism Australia’s website has plenty of inspiration for short and long walks in its ‘Things to do’ section. • Great Walks of Australia runs a dozen multi-day guided walks around the country. Visit • Ausw
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A Right Royal Spanish Mystery
On a sweltering night in early August, King Juan Carlos of Spain, once the most glamorous and admired monarch in Europe, boarded a private jet at a quiet provincial airport, and ... vanished. Even Spain’s prime minister claims not to know where the k
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Yourstars for 2021
As the ripples and repercussions from 2020 spread, this year’s planetary alignment of Jupiter and Saturn conjunct – an event traditionally associated with economic challenges and social unrest – will continue stirring the global disturbances long pre
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