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Black Hawk Down! Study Reveals How To Make Parenting Less Stressful

Parenting small kids has always been a nerve-shredding business. Then along came the global pandemic. Suddenly the demands become even more relentless – particularly if you’re working from home or struggling through another bastard lockdown. Given these trying conditions, a new study offers s

Unemployment Can Hurt Your Mental Health - Here's How To Handle It

THE QUESTION: I was the main breadwinner in our family, but three months ago I lost my job due to COVID. Since then, I've applied for a bunch of positions and haven't got a single interview. I’ve always worked and it's been very demoralising - I’m in my mid 40s and it’s hard not to feel kind washed up. But I'm also getting really worried about our family's financial situation. The idea of not being able to support my family makes me sick. I know I need to try and stay strong for my wife and kids, but right now I’m struggling to put on that brave face. I've been getting really down. Please can you wave a magic wand for me or, failing that, offer some positive suggestions.

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Special Forces Commander Bram Connolly: "Fatherhood Is The Ultimate Leadership Test"

“I found commanding high-performing soldiers, Special Forces operators in Afghanistan, a lot easier than raising a three and five-year old,” admits Bram Connolly with a smile. Luckily, he’s not the sort of man to duck a challenge. Bram spent 15 years in the Australian Special Forc
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Why “Exercise Snacking” Is The Workout Solution For Time-poor Dads

Lurking beneath James Newbury’s blond dreadlocks is a mighty athlete. A national CrossFit champion who’s been named “Australia’s fittest man” four times, Newbury finished fifth in last year’s world CrossFit Games. Years of testing himself against psychotically tough competit
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9 Ways To Be A Better Mate To Someone Getting Divorced

Break-ups are never easy. But the consequences can prove especially bleak for men. Research from the Journal of Men’s Health found that divorced men have higher rates of death, substance abuse, depression and lack of social support. The study also found that divorced or separated men have a s
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Hamish McLachlan: What I Know About Fatherhood

The Channel 7 sports presenter and father of three on the challenges of IVF, his sheep-farmer dad and why he always tries to get home every single night. My dad, Angus, was a tough but very well-meaning old taskmaster. My brothers and I used to call him “singlet” because he was always on our backs.
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