Too many dads miss out on a special time in their kid’s life. An exhausting, messy, occasionally poo-smeared time, yes, but a special time.
If you have ever said, typed or thought the words ‘this is just like Nazi Germany’, consider this your guide to when it is and is not appropriate to co-opt Holocaust imagery and language.
We’ve all been on the receiving end of well-intentioned sentiments like ‘think positive’ and ‘it could be worse’, but can too much positivity be a negative?
If the robot machines are not (yet) reading this, allow me to confirm my allegiance to the human race and say that I do, in fact, welcome news of a $20 million robotics testing ground in WA.
There are some things that cannot be done via text message and that list includes breaking up.
There are pros and cons to taking over a much-loved restaurant. Does Blake Hill measure up to its much-loved predecessor?
It is if you’ve grown up in a culture that glorifies very thin bodies and implies, in a thousand ways, that every curve is a flaw just waiting to be toned and every jiggle represents a moral failure.
Fears that a new social media trend is exposing young girls to dangerously disordered eating has prompted calls for parents to teach their daughters how to be online.
New abortion laws in Texas are a scenario thankfully unthinkable in WA but which might have a lesson for us.
I’ve lost count of the number of conservative columnists happy to imply Premier Mark McGowan is a Chinese-style dictator seeking total control.
My 90-minute ordeal has given me with newfound sympathy for those who find themselves far more seriously lost in the wilderness than I was.
It’s a ritual as West Australian as pretending not to see the car attempting to merge in front of you: trawling through your neighbours’ garbage.
When we talk about free speech it’s foolish to suggest there’s no point at which someone shouldn’t be told, politely but firmly, to sit down and shut up, according to Kate Emery.
This isn’t a review column, but if it was my three-word review of the remake might be: It’s Not Great. But what struck me as I watched a modern take on the TV phenomenon was just how much has changed.
Tom wanted to die. He had written a note to his parents, and was sitting in his car, scrolling through social media when he came across a message that made him stop and speak to the man who wrote it.
How do you farewell work colleagues? A hasty ‘bye!’ as you race to beat rush-hour traffic? Well for many women of colour in Australia, even everyday gestures carry the threat of racism.
Look around the average workplace and you’ll find it no longer resembles a scene from Mad Men.
Older West Australians, you know the ones who historically seem to have enjoyed telling my generation to roll up its sleeves, have lately been worryingly unconcerned about doing so themselves.
Why does society persist with this myth that having children makes you a better, kinder, more empathetic person? Kate Emery explores.
If there’s one word that’s been used to describe tennis star Naomi Osaka this week it’s ‘entitled’, and I couldn’t agree more. But I don’t think Osaka is an entitled brat
It is too late to rescue women from the damaging societal message that getting older — and looking it — is unacceptable. The only possible answer is to take men down with us. Sorry, boys.
New international research out this month suggests people working more than 54 hours a week are at risk of dying from it. Do you really want to be one of them?
Developments in the past week have convinced me that Perth has emerged from the hormonal horrors of the teenage years to become a semi-functional young adult.
Now the rest of the western world is sharing vaccination selfies and ‘which one did you get?’ has apparently become this season’s dating ice-breaker.
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