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The Cu Chi tunnels may be the most popular of the ‘war tourism’ attractions in Vietnam. www.dreamtime.com

Will tourism transform the way Australians remember the Vietnam War?

Might the rise of heritage tourism and the increasing ease of international travel lead to more of Australia’s military experiences overseas being better understood?
The size and pace of activity in Tokyo can be overwhelming, but at the human scale the city has an incredibly rich layering of experiences built over generations.

Lessons in living heritage from Tokyo to Adelaide

The concept of living heritage can help us make decisions that go beyond preserving historical facades to protect and add to, rather than freeze, the stories and layers of the past.
The long and the short of it is: it sucks to be short if you’re a man. from www.shutterstock.com.au

The long and the short of it: eight reasons why short men come up short

Spurned by women, more likely to end up in jail, doomed to earn less, destined to languish in poorly paid jobs, plagued by feelings of inferiority and coming up short where coming up matters most...
Un idéal de beauté qui varie. Sophie & Cie/Flickr

Un corps de rêve… et pourquoi vous le voulez

Connaissez-vous l’index du sablier ? Il mesure la plénitude des formes du corps féminin, taille de guêpe et généreux postérieur. Ainsi définie, l’image du corps idéal n’en est pas moins variable.
Discworld is a wildly inventive literary creation that sprawls over dozens of books. David Skinner

A beginner’s guide to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

This Saturday it will be a year since Alzheimer's stole Terry Pratchett from the world. We mark the occasion with a beginner's guide to his most enduring creation, the 41-book Discworld series.
We’d all like to have a different, or at least improved, body. But why do we want the body we want? Mike/Flickr

Your ‘ideal’ body, and why you want it

A 2011 British survey found 12% of women would give up two to ten years of their lives just to be their ideal weight. So what makes an ideal body, and why do we want one so badly?
We’ve all heard BMI has shortcomings, so what scale should we use to predict our optimum weight? from www.shutterstock.com.au

Too fat, too thin? How do you work out your ideal weight?

Public health authorities are forever telling us how much we should weigh, but there is one essential element missing: shape.
Our friends influence us to be healthier – or, more likely, unhealthier. Tina Leggio/Flickr

How your friends affect your health

Think about your five closest friends. What do they care about? You should choose your friends wisely, because they can have a big influence on your health.

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