Neil Perry’s spiced pork spare ribs, and hot and sour Sichuan noodles
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Neil Perry’s spiced pork spare ribs, and hot and sour Sichuan noodles

A spicy sauce and a sprinkle of Sichuan salt-and-pepper give a simple meal of ribs and noodles a delicious Asian twist. Spiced pork spare ribs Serves 4 (as a share dish) Spiced pork spare ribs. Photo: William Meppem 800g lean pork spare ribs (bony type) 4 cups vegetable oil ½ cup coriander leaves Sichuan salt-and-pepper*, to […]

The financial markets are not the whole economy
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The financial markets are not the whole economy

DONALD TRUMP is fond of pointing out that the stockmarket has reached many record highs under his presidency. It is a capricious measure to boast about, and one that may not fully reflect the concerns of those who voted for him and probably care more about real wage growth. A look at the ratio of […]

Women’s #MeToo posts reminded me I, too, had been that awful guy
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Women’s #MeToo posts reminded me I, too, had been that awful guy

More times than I care to admit, I was That Guy. That guy who thought he was being bold and assertive with a woman when I was really pushing past her implicit and explicit boundaries. I’m ashamed of it, and I’m terrified to admit this in public. But as the #MeToo campaign on social media […]

The unsexy but effective path to healthy eating
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The unsexy but effective path to healthy eating

When it comes to nutrition, moderation simply isn’t sexy. What grabs our attention and our clicks are headlines like “The poison lurking in your kitchen,” as if we’re one bite away from death, and “Why you must eat this exotic superfood,” as if we’re one bite away from a miracle. Unfortunately, these alluring-but-false promises distract […]

Facebook’s Aggressive Moves on Startups Threaten Innovation
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Facebook’s Aggressive Moves on Startups Threaten Innovation

In 2010, Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai believed that his company, and several other social-media upstarts—Twitter, Tumblr, Path—could carve out successful niches against Facebook. But Facebook had other plans. That year the company introduced a feature that allowed users to “check in” at any location, a copy of the main feature of Foursquare’s app. In response, […]

Can nude yoga have a positive impact on self-esteem?
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Can nude yoga have a positive impact on self-esteem?

It’s around eight o’clock on a Sunday evening and I’m sitting cross-legged on the floor of a Sydney yoga studio while a stranger feeds me vegan chocolate. Oh, and we’re both naked. And so are the 22 other women taking the workshop. This is Rosie Rees’ Women’s Nude Yoga. By the time we get to […]

Daydreaming may be a sign that you’re smart
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Daydreaming may be a sign that you’re smart

Daydreaming tends to be thought of as a deliciously idle way to while away time; it is a pursuit of the absent-minded and ditsy among us. A new study however has found that daydreaming may be a sign that you’re smart. Daydreaming activates parts of the brain that help us to live better. Photo: Stocksy Researchers […]

Savvy Shopper: Latest in stylish homeware
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Savvy Shopper: Latest in stylish homeware

​HUSH LITTLE BABY Kirsty Gow-Gates launched Lullaby skincare because she couldn’t find natural baby products that she was happy to use on her own children. Designed for newborns and kids with sensitive, eczema prone skin, the range is formulated with naturally derived ingredients from Australian plants and herbs. Sunscreen for delicate skin, SPF 30, $35, […]

how to declutter your home
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how to declutter your home

“Symmetry is an easy trick which can be predictable: counterbalance it with an element of surprise such as a bolt of energy from flowers,” says interior designer Justine Hugh-Jones. Photo: Nicolas Watt Why is decluttering easy to do for others and not for yourself? I recently came over all school marm-ish and stood over my poor […]