How to survive Mother’s Day when you’re grieving | Sophie Hull | Opinion

I flinch every time Mother’s Day is mentioned: every time I open an email, hear a radio or TV ad, or walk past advertising with promotions on flowers and high tea. Mothers give us life and love. They have a hard job; they deserve to be celebrated. It’s just difficult …

Life after death: When dying is an ordinary part of your working day

Life after death: When dying is an ordinary part of your working day

Updated May 12, 2018 10:11:53 Photo: “Be more conscious of the world around you and be aware that it can quickly be taken away from you.” — Sgt. Kylie Blumson (Supplied: QPS Forensics) Related Story: Let’s talk about death Related Story: Opinion: A lonely death in Melbourne, unnoticed by neighbours …

Chart of the day: Australians rate the most boring sport to watch

Chart of the day: Australians rate the most boring sport to watch

Posted May 11, 2018 09:43:37 Photo: These are the most boring sports to watch, according to Australians. Australia has spoken — golf is widely regarded as the most boring sport to watch, beating out cycling and boxing. Tennis, on the other hand, is the sport most seen as exciting to …

David Goodall singing and laughing the day before his death – video | Society

Australia’s oldest scientist, David Goodall, has ended his life. The 104-year-old travelled to Switzerland, where he was legally able to end his life through assisted dying. Speaking at a press conference the day before he said: ‘At my age, and even rather less than my age, one wants to be …

Chart of the day: Were The Simpsons on an escalator to nowhere?

Chart of the day: Were The Simpsons on an escalator to nowhere?

Posted May 09, 2018 17:02:25 The Simpsons is the longest running animated show in US history but can something go for that long and maintain its quality? The answer, in the case of The Simpsons at least, is no. The show has been on a steady decline since the end …

Chart of the day: These policies are worth billions — but good luck finding them in the budget – Budget 2018

Chart of the day: These policies are worth billions — but good luck finding them in the budget – Budget 2018

Posted May 08, 2018 11:52:30 The job of tonight’s budget is to outline where the Government gets its money and how it spends it. But some policies don’t appear on either side of that ledger — even though they have a big impact on the bottom line. In particular, some …

Chart of the day: Here’s what voters want the Government to focus on

Chart of the day: Here’s what voters want the Government to focus on

Posted May 07, 2018 10:39:24 In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s budget week — and there has already been no end of speculation about whether Treasurer Scott Morrison is or isn’t Santa Claus. But what do voters really want? Both Labor and Coalition voters want the Federal Government to focus …

Jason Day nearly hits hole in one en route to winning Wells Fargo Championship

Jason Day nearly hits hole in one en route to winning Wells Fargo Championship

Posted May 07, 2018 09:56:11 Former world number one Jason Day has almost aced the 17th hole on the way to a two-stroke victory at the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina. After squandering a three-shot lead on the back nine, Day made amends to clinch his 12th PGA Tour …