How can I approach my best friend’s wedding when I am so worried about her future happiness? | Relationships

[ad_1] My best friend is getting married in a few months and I am so sad. We have known each other since childhood, and while it is true that I probably hold too high standards for my loved ones, her fiance seems like a poor choice of life partner. He is combative, argumentative, immature and … Read more

Australia’s best sustainable architecture for 2021 – in pictures | Art and design

[ad_1] Over the past two months, the Australian Institute of Architects has been commending the best buildings in every state with their chapter awards. The program wrapped on 2 July with the announcement of NSW’s architecture award winners. In the sustainable award category, architects are recognised for their innovative approaches to environmentally friendly design. Julia … Read more

The tipping point: how to safeguard your home from falling furniture | Homes

[ad_1] Toppling furniture has killed 27 Australians since 2000. Of these fatalities, 20 were children aged under seven. Every Australian wants their home to be a safe and enjoyable place says Dr Warwick Teague. Yet every month, as director of the trauma service at the Royal Children’s hospital in Melbourne, he sees a child admitted … Read more

Forgetful, confused and a bit cranky? Here are some scientifically proven ways to lift your lockdown mood | Australian lifestyle

[ad_1] Rifling through his cupboards for an unopened ballroom dance class DVD was an evidence-based decision for Brett Hayes. A professor of psychology at University New South Wales who focuses on cognition, Hayes was reviewing the literature that has emerged from waves of coronavirus lockdowns and saw the positive impact that both exercise and socialising … Read more

Six months ago I set out to buy beds for my children. Seasons passed. The beds did not come | Australian lifestyle

[ad_1] It has been a year of unprecedented supply chain problems. Covid-19 is a major contributor, and a ship being steered in the Suez Canal like Austin Powers manoeuvring a three-point turn certainly did not help. Delays have hit home decor particularly hard, with people growing so sick of their own abodes that furniture shops … Read more

‘I opened it and I just started laughing’: the pitfalls of pandemic shopping | Australian lifestyle

[ad_1] When Sam Bowker and his partner moved into their new rental, they planned to buy a couch the same way they usually did – with a trip down to the local op-shop. But Covid-19 scuppered this. The Salvation Army was no longer offering delivery services, so after a couple of drinks one evening, Bowker … Read more