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The costs of keeping a roof over our heads create a dependence on market growth that puts low-consumption, sustainable living out of reach for many of us. Glenn Hunt/AAP

Access to land is a barrier to simpler, sustainable living. Public housing could offer a way forward

The cost of land and, in turn, housing forces people to buy into the rules of market capitalism, making it very hard to 'downshift' from consumer lifestyles. But what if we rethink public housing?
Living on a bridging visa is a form of migration limbo as the Department of Home Affairs does not disclose how long any individual case may take to process. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Most migrants on bridging visas aren’t ‘scammers’, they’re well within their rights

Associating all bridging visas with 'scammers' and 'illegal migrants' misses the bigger picture of the role bridging visas play in our changing immigration regime.
Peter Hook at a recent Joy Division Orchestrated performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. VDImages & Yannis Hostelidis

Will time tear us apart? Exploring the appeal of Joy Division 40 years on

The music alone, despite its unquestionable majesty, cannot entirely explain the enduring appeal of a band that existed for barely two years before its lead singer took his own life.
Smoked salmon has been named as the likely source of the recent listeria infections. from www.shutterstock.com

What is listeria and how does it spread in smoked salmon?

Food safety is in the news again, this tiime after reported deaths from listeria after eating smoked salmon. Here's what we know so far and what you can do to cut your chance of getting sick.
Lorsque la pratique du jeux vidéo interfère avec la vie quotidienne, elle peut traduire un trouble. Alex Haney/Unsplash

Comment savoir si votre enfant est accro aux jeux vidéo, et que faire ?

L’OMS a officiellement reconnu l’existence de la dépendance au jeu vidéo. Celle-ci n’est pas uniquement définie par une durée de jeu excessive : apprenez à la repérer chez vos enfants, et à remédier.
Many women perceive period pain as something they just have to put up with. But the symptoms can be managed. From shutterstock.com

Period pain is impacting women at school, uni and work. Let’s be open about it

Period pain is common, and the evidence shows it can hinder a woman's performance at school, university and work. To tackle this problem, we need to start talking about it.
People between the ages of 25 and 34 are the largest group of woman who find themselves homeless. Oleg Golovnev/Shutterstock

‘I didn’t want to be homeless with a baby’: young women share their stories of homelessness

The largest group of homeless women is between the ages of 25 and 34, and family violence is most often the cause. Their stories testify to the dangers and stresses of not having a place to call home.
Raw sewage from 3,500 people in Sydney’s affluent eastern suburbs is discharged directly into the ocean. Will Turner/Unsplash

Australia’s pristine beaches have a poo problem

Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs have raw and untreated sewage from 3,500 people discharged directly into the Tasman Sea.
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¿Quiere saber si su hijo es adicto a los videojuegos?

La Organización Mundial de la Salud ha incluido este trastorno en su lista de enfermedades. Consiste en algo más que jugar horas y horas delante de una pantalla. He aquí cómo detectar este problema y lo que se puede hacer al respecto.

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