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Maria Exposto recently walked free after facing a death sentence in Malaysia for unwittingly becoming a drug mule from a fraudulent online relationship. EPA/Kejuma Esbi

A handsome soldier with a ‘medical bill’: how romance scammers make you fall in love with them

Romance scammers are clever, well organised and have a number of tried techniques which make them highly successful. But there are ways you can avoid being scammed by a one-sided romance.
In ancient China, India and the Middle East, the art of eyebrow threading was popular. It is now enjoying a resurgence. www.shutterstock.com

Friday essay: shaved, shaped and slit - eyebrows through the ages

Moulding eyebrows to make a statement is nothing new. A journey through history, across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, shows some of the highs and lows of brow fashion.
Schoolies is a rite of passage for many Australian teenagers as they finish their exams and leave school. But are you prepared? from www.shutterstock.com

Is your teen off to schoolies? Here’s what to say instead of freaking out

Schoolies and other leavers' celebrations are a chance for teenagers to exert their independence and experiment with their identity as a young adult. And yes, you can help without losing your cool.
Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly complex, as hackers find creative ways to beat ordinary systems of defence. christiaancolen/flickr

Hackers are now targeting councils and governments, threatening to leak citizen data

A recent leakware attack targeting Johannesburg was the second of its kind ever recorded. Hackers demanded A$52,663 worth of bitcoins, in return for not releasing senstivie civilian information.
A seagrass meadow. For the first time, researchers have counted the greenhouse gases stored by and emitted from such ecosystems. NOAA/Heather Dine

Australia’s hidden opportunity to cut carbon emissions, and make money in the process

In a world-first, scientists have counted the greenhouse gas absorbed and emitted by Australia's mangroves, seagrass and other ocean ecosystems.
Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker, is the fifth highest grossing Australian film this decade – more women should be given the support to make big feature films. Broad Green Pictures

Screen Australia celebrates its work in gender equality but things are far from equal

In August, Screen Australia announced they had surpassed targets in their Gender Matters initative. But their September 2019 production funding round has no women directors or writers.
There are a few things people predisposed to addiction have in common. from www.shutterstock.com

Is there such thing as an addictive personality?

Addiction has multiple causes and just chalking it up to someone's personality probably isn't very helpful in dealing with it.

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