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Revealed: Your New Secret Weapon in The War Against Dad Bod

Fatherhood often seems like a conspiracy to make you fat. That’s not just because you’re always polishing off your kid’s leftover fishfingers. The truth is that, as a dad, you’ve suddenly got far less time to yourself. In fact, one study found that young men who became dads dropped an average

New Balance Campaign Honours the Ultimate Symbol of Dad Style

Sad but true: the word “dad” is traditionally used as a prefix for something that’s a bit, well, crap (think “dad-rock”, “dad-bod”, “dad-dancing etc).

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“I Still Think Darth Vader is Super Cool”: Interview With Lego Star Wars Creative Director Jens Frederiksen

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (OK, more specifically, in Denmark in 1999) a deal was struck between Lego and Star Wars. The Jedi Master who’s guided the development ever since is Jens Kronvold Frederiksen. In his role as the product line’s creative director, he’s worked on every Le
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The Lexus NX is the Family Car That Won’t Make You Sad You’re a Grown Up

If you’d told your single, pre-Dad self that he’d soon be lusting after a medium-sized family SUV rather than a two-door sports car or a big, shouty V8 sedan, he’d have probably thrown a beer over you, or at very least mocked you mercilessly. Mid-sized SUVs are not bought by young people with
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Matt Lemon Ran the World’s Fastest Half Marathon With a Baby Stroller: Use His Tips To Keep Up

Fatherhood doesn’t have to force you to hang up your running shoes. Just ask Matt Lemon, who holds the world record for running the fastest half-marathon while pushing a stroller. Hailing from a family of hardcore runners, Matt ran competitively at high school and college. He met his wife, Maura, at
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This Is What Happens When A Sneakerhead Raises A Kid

Steve Jaconetta is a sneaker obsessive whose collection hit 800 pairs at its peak. But he’s already passed on his passion for box-fresh kicks to his young son. Years before he became a dad, while he was still at high school, Steve started to buy pairs of baby sneakers. Already he was planning for th
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Paul Roos: To Be Honest

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The 10-Minute Workout: No Time? No Worries!

Celebrity trainer Chief Brabon can help you lose your love-handles fast. That’s good news because the dad-bod phenomenon is real. In fact, one US study found that on average fathers weigh 6kg more than childless men. That’s no surprise to Chief, one of Australia’s most respected personal train
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"Thrive in the Chaos": SAS Survival Tactics For Dads

With his shaven head and arms the size of ham hocks, Kevin Toonen looks like a very tough customer. This isn’t a case of appearances proving deceptive either. During his 18 years in the military, Toonen not only served in the Australian Special Forces, he eventually wound up as their high-performanc
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The No.1 Tactic For Long-distance Dads

At first travelling for work can feel like a glamorous perk. You mop up the frequent flyer points, nab a good night’s sleep in a hotel and (whisper it) also wangle a temporary break from the parenting treadmill.  But when you’ve got a young family and you’re away from home a lot, the novelty quickly
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Put On a Few Kilos Over Summer? Here’s What To Wear to Hide Your Gut

It’s the tail-end of the silly season so no doubt you’ve eaten, drunk and made merry. As a result, there’s a fair chance you’re carrying a bit of extra timber. Trouble is that it’s also summer and it’s bloody hot out there. That means whenever you’re off-duty you’re almost certainly wearing a T-shir
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The Worst Advice I Ever Got About Fatherhood

“Remember boys like simple names,” she said.  “And girls hate to have the same name as everyone in their class.” This, you understand, wasn’t the worst piece of advice I got about fatherhood. I even thought it was reasonably sane. But that tip-off came from the same source as the bad advice that fol
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Trip The Light Fantastic: The Family Survival Guide to Vivid

For the 11th year, Vivid will inject light, sound and ideas into Sydney in the middle of winter. And for the 11th year, parents with lingering memories of last year’s festival will wander into the city to see the incredible light installations and the illuminated sails of the Sydney Opera House, and
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Wake Up Your Face: 5 Instant Hacks to Look Less Tired

During the early stages of fatherhood the only way to rise and shine is by eating yeast and shoe-polish. Crushing fatigue is simply part of the deal. But you don’t have to look like an extra from The Walking Dead. Use these expert grooming tricks to disguise the visible effects. SHARPEN YOUR EDGE Wh
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Healthier, Happier, Stronger: Why You Need to Catch Up with Your Mates

“Mateship” is a concept that’s as fundamentally Australian as drinking cold beer or sniggering at England’s top order. Long associated with the WW1 Diggers, it’s an idea that suggests men offering resolute support for one another during tough times. Plus the distribution of really dumb nicknames. Bu
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The Top 10 Bluey Episodes

It’s official – kids around Australia are barking mad for Bluey. They’re busting doggy dance moves and dropping catchphrases like ‘Whackadoo!’ and ‘Dollarbucks!’ daily. Dads are feeling the love too, with some even confessing they watch the show solo. Packed with playful adventures for children and
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The Indefensible Position: Why Alcohol-Free Beer (Sometimes) Makes Sense

Look, I know what you’re thinking. Alcohol-free beer is not only pointless it’s Un-Australian. I used to think so too. I mean I’ve gone to the cricket with people I actively despise just to sit with them in the Members stand and avoid drinking that watered-down piss in General Admission. And yet… th
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