Browsing category: Health

Keys to Happiness

So many pages and ponderings have been devoted to pinpointing the source and supply of happiness. According to the UN’s World Happiness Report 2018, human connections, a sense of purpose and belonging are the fundamentals. The report, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants, was released 14 March at a launch event at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Vatican. So, what is the secret to developing and maintaining a happy spirit? Family ties and time with

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How ’bout Henna?

An eyebrow virgin succumbs to the dark side. Henna that is. Super. Natural. Defined by her reputation for flawless results, Amy Jean has become an internationally recognised brow and lash artist. Dubbed the ‘Brow Queen’ and ‘Arch Angel’, Amy Jean has attained cult following among celebrities, including Naomi Campbell, Delta Goodrem, Dannii Minogue and Chloe Morello. Pioneering various techniques over the past decade, Amy Jean scours the world for new options for clients. On a recent trip OS, she discovered a brilliant,

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Have a heart

Many of us live by the exercise motto: “Go hard or go home!” bragging about sweating it out in the gym, screaming muscles as we pound the pavement, the sand or the bench presses in the quest for a toned and healthy body. But Cardiologist Dr Ross Walker has warned that too much exercise is not healthy, especially after the age of 40, and it all comes back to stressing out the body. As a heart specialist, Dr Walker is a proponent of preventative cardiology — informing patients how to best reduce activities that put them at risk of

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Reth-ink

“You don’t put a bumper sticker on a Bentley” – the immortal words of reality doyenne, Kim Kardashian to her younger sisters in their quest for tattoos. At age 47, I reluctantly admit the wisdom of her advice. It was just a little mistake, a late night/early morning whim of a friend while overseas, not yet in our 20s – a memento, keepsake, a bonding experience, and shortly thereafter, a major regret. In 1989, back in Australia, it was the first tattoo most people had seen on a teenager. At the time, we were more used to

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Sitting is the new smoking

Time to take a break and reassess your posture to avoid “Upper Crossed Syndrome”, or slouching. It’s the worldwide plague, sometimes referred to as “Silicon Valley Syndrome”, or more generally as “the smoking of our generation”. Our sedentary lifestyles, whether planted 9 to 5 in front of a laptop or desktop, or prolonged periods hunched over and gaming, watching TV, or peering at our smart phones, tablets and other devices, are killing us. According to the article which appeared in a 2013 Harvard Business Review titled

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