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Is the so-called ‘midlife crisis’ a real thing?

Related Story: Women over 50: A tale of two fates Related Story: Older women forced into homelessness Middle age is often seen as life's pivot point. A hill has been climbed and the view over the other side is unsettling. As Victor Hugo said: "forty is the old age of youth" and "fifty the youth of old age". The idea adults in midlife face a dark night of the soul
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Companies, investors go green to make more money, HSBC says

Four out of five Australian businesses want to meet common industry standards for sustainability and one quarter are altering their supply chains to be more environmentally responsible, according to a survey of 200 Australian business leaders. The survey of Australian corporates was undertaken by HSBC between August and September last year, as part of its global survey of
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Gold Logie winner Jimmy Hannan dies aged 84

Australian television icon Jimmy Hannan has died at the age of 84 following a short battle with cancer. The actor, singer and 1965 Gold Logie winner appeared in dozens of shows during a career that spanned more than 30 years, including as a host on game and variety shows in the 1960s and 1970s. "He passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer. He was 84 so he
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Learner rider arrested by police following roadside drug test

A LEARNER rider has received a host of infringement notices after being pulled over by police in Nyngan. At around 1pm on Sunday, January 6, police attached to Central North Highway Patrol were conducting mobile testing on Pangee Street in Nyngan. Officers said they observed a black motorcycle enter a service station. READ ALSO: Weve been shoved aside by the government:
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Germany raises avalanche alert after skiier deaths

Rescue workers searched on Saturday for a woman who was buried by an avalance in the Teisenberg mountain range near Bavaria. Photo: DPA Heavy snowfall in southern Germany and the deaths of skiers prompted authorities Sunday to raise the avalanche alert warning in the Bavarian Alps to the second-highest level. The Bavarian avalanche warning service said it had
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Be safe: Warning issued for severe thunderstorms with damaging winds

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a fresh warning for severe thunderstorms with damaging winds over the next several hours for Dubbo, Wellington, Parkes, Young and their surrounding areas. “Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes, Riverina,
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Penguins big beach day out

It is not unusual to receive visitors during the festive season, however, on New Years Day a surprise guest graced the South West with its presence. A northern rockhopper penguin was discovered catching some rays on Redgate Beach. Parks and Wildlife Service were promptly made aware of the visit, and took the penguin to a wildlife rehabilitator. The wildlife rehabilitator