The 5 things none of us expected about being in self-isolation.

Parents have been asked to assist their child in learning from home, whilst maintaining their workload, whilst also navigating life in lockdown. But as Gabbie Stroud wrote for Mamamia, “You’re not a teacher. You’re a parent.” “No one is expecting that you’re going to be across the entire curriculum. No one is expecting that your little […]

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This Stay-Home Covid Period Can Actually Improve Your Mental Health

Let’s face it: Times are tough. COVID-19 is wreaking havoc around the world, costing humanity hundreds of thousands of lives (so far), quarantining entire populations of people, and transforming otherwise humming communities into ghost towns. But even in times of crisis, there usually some semblance of a silver lining—even with the COVID-19 pandemic. While it may be […]

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OPINION: “Judging by this weekend, it looks like Australia is quitting while we’re ahead.”

“Let’s not get complacent while our numbers are good,” Scott Morrison told reporters late last week. By the end of this week, Queenslanders will be allowed to have family picnics and weekend drives. In WA locals are now allowed to hike, camp and have gatherings of 10 people. In the Northern Territory, parks and reserves […]

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‘I didn’t know that FaceTime call would be our last.’ Losing my friend to cancer during COVID-19.

I know how quickly things can change with cancer, one minute it feels like a reprieve, and then suddenly it’s all over. I sent a text, “What did the husband bring for dinner?” The reply came soon after, “Maccas”. I laughed. And then there was nothing for the rest of the day. It was unusual […]

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‘I’m a newlywed, and this is not the sex life I imagined having.’

Many of us have written or read articles about how self-isolation has been surprisingly exhausting. The mental and psychological toll related to stress, anxiety and uncertainty in this time of pandemic weighs a hell of a lot on our minds and bodies. We’re not as productive, we’re unmotivated, and we’re going to bed much earlier […]

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“I hope they deport us.” Kate Langbroek on her ‘aggressive’ clash with police officers in Italy.

Kate and her husband Peter Allen Lewis have been homeschooling their children Lewis, Sunday, Artie and Jan for six weeks and are also trying to work from home. But besides that, there really wasn’t many ways to spend their time anymore. “We lie in bed like little gumnut babies, just clutching each other’s hands, until […]

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When a man tried to return 150 packs of toilet paper, this supermarket boss had a simple message for him.

The male manager, who said he had worked as a manager at a supermarket for 25 years, listed 20 facts for shoppers to read. 1. I don’t have toilet paper. 2. I don’t have sanitiser. 3. I run out of milk, eggs and meat daily. 4. I promise if it’s not on the shelf, it’s […]

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