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Wills: Sometimes funny, occasionally ridiculous – always necessary

Wills: Sometimes funny, occasionally ridiculous – always necessary

A last will and testament can sometimes be funny, occasionally ridiculous, but always necessary. A survey found about half of us currently don’t have a will, making life much harder for anyone likely to inherit anything. It’s a paradox we spend so much of our lives earning a nest egg but find it tricky to know who and how to hand out any leftovers. There are probably more tragic storie... read more>
Take this 2-minute test: Are you a glass-half-full type? Or a grumpy old you-know-what?

Take this 2-minute test: Are you a glass-half-full type? Or a grumpy old you-know-what?

Take a look at these images and think of a word that describes the emotion that they cause you to feel. If you’re sitting next to someone else - ideally someone younger - ask them to do the same thing. How did your answers match up? Researchers have found that “grumpy” and “old” don’t necessarily go together. In fact, older people are more positive in our emotional responses. The bo... read more>
What’s your most important faculty or ability?

What’s your most important faculty or ability?

For any actor to begin to lose their ability to understand and express words must be devastating, let alone for a Hollywood star. You’ve probably heard that Bruce Willis is stepping away from the limelight because of aphasia, a cognitive condition with just those symptoms. Most of us take our senses and abilities a bit for granted, and so if they are lost or compromised, it comes as a sho... read more>
The lurks and perks of ageing… what turns you on?

The lurks and perks of ageing… what turns you on?

Model and TV presenter Deborah Hutton, reportedly ‘sexy at sixty (and who am I to disagree), has shared her greatest thrill of coming to this distinguished milestone. Not one to boast about her curves and wrinkle-free complexion, she is “very excited about something accessible to many of us when we turn 60 in NSW at least”. It’s a Seniors Card! So in Deb’s honour, today I’m asking members... read more>
Still holding on to your DVDs? Or have you moved on…

Still holding on to your DVDs? Or have you moved on…

This Oscars week, some films hardly ever shown in cinemas and made by the new digital platforms have been celebrated as great movies. But recently one of the last, and certainly one the most eclectic, DVD stores in Australia has pulled the plug largely sunk by the technological torpedo of the streaming services.  The Film Club, (now closed) in Sydney’s inner-city Darlinghurst, prided itse... read more>