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rk in sydney January 30, 2024

I know a couple who own a business and they’ve said all of their friends are from the business - and they express disappointment about that circumstance. It needn’t be a flag, it can just be the circumstance of life that we find ourselves in. 

Looking for problems and complexity tends to be a human response. How about we try a little compassion, open mindedness and understanding given the culture we live in can push us around like pawns on a chess board.

rk in sydney November 28, 2023

There’d be a national inquiry, and ‘shock jock’ style broadcasters would be talking about it and calling for action. 

rk in sydney November 16, 2023

I’m super-big boobed and now in my fifties. If I could go back to my 20s I’d totally have a reduction done 

rk in sydney November 12, 2023

I love this fellow’s determination and I share his desperation to see real action. It’s damn hard for us individuals to have an impact though, even in big positions like those held by Anthony Albanese or Andrew Forrest. 

rk in sydney October 22, 2023

Sam Harris says social media is a psychological experiment that’s degrading us.

rk in sydney October 16, 2023

It’s interesting to see the number of people below who feel ‘ouched’ by this and their strong words. . I’m disgusted by my partners body as he approaches mid 50 - the hanging belly when I’m on my knees - but it’s damn hard to talk about it except to casually suggest take a walk, pick up a dumbbell, try 15 mins of yoga.

r123 August 17, 2023

Beneath the photos of these hot naked 50+ women I’d like to see a statement outlining the treatments they use and lifestyles they follow to achieve this result, like a product disclosure statement.

r123 March 24, 2023

I’m not sure about sunning the v or administering vitamins thru the veins but I can appreciate other stuff G talks about - and unless you’re a middle aged woman with the same issues it can be hard to take seriously. Instead of broths and other watery stuff, I eat almost zero sugars (meat, omelettes, some veges, some soups, some fruits) because when I hit 50 my ageing body gave me clear messages that something is wrong. One clear message was (and still is despite zero sugars) shiftless fat, especially around the middle (visceral fat) but others were more distinctive and quite scary. Every body is different- that’s functional medicine.

r123 March 4, 2023

I think gen x will be the last generation to buck the anti-ageing trend. The cosmetic beauty/anti ageing sector has thrived in the past 10 years or so to the point where it’ll potentially be mainstream practice for future generations. 

r123 February 18, 2023

I’m the same - never yearned for kids or motherhood (and thankfully in my 30s I left a relationship where it was important to him). I say “ it’s like being gay - some people are born that way”. 

r123 February 1, 2023

I think this is good news. I have a few friends who’ve been dying their hair blonde for 3 decades. They’ve just stuck with it. And yet I think they could look fab with an natural colour that could be enhanced with a rinse, etc. It’s like they don’t even think about it, they just re-blonde from habit. 

r123 January 27, 2023

Please consider using ‘crash’ or ‘ collision’ instead of ‘accident’. Whilst the vast majority of car crashes aren’t intentional, the term accident can be dismissive of the real causes and by consequence the terrible outcomes like Steph’s experience.

r123 January 9, 2023

It’s surprising the picture of a contestant says ‘psychology students don’t look like this’. Have you been to a psychology lecture recently? They’re popular and full of diverse people. 

rbk November 10, 2022

Sally seems to be a smart, open hearted person who didn’t fit the world’s vision of what a woman should be  - and I wonder whether her story would be much different today. If Ray wasn’t dead today, I suspect she would be, and possibly her kids as well.

rbk October 6, 2022

@rin tin tin My apologies - I didn’t know how to express that. Perhaps it’s best if I stay silent on this matter.

rbk October 6, 2022

@yeahyepyes I think they’re Muslim men and it’s against their faith to touch women so they avoid handshakes. I’ve seen it other situations too like placing something on a counter instead of in the hand. 

rbk October 6, 2022

@cat Youre quite right Cat.  My experience with individual practitioners has been exceptional and I know they’re caught-up in the churn created by a system. I live with a lifelong metabolic illness that I’ve been treating for 40+ years and I’ve become disillusioned as I see things change in various ways over the years. I could live almost entirely without a GP (and contact with the healthcare system) if not for my illness and I suppose I feel resentful that I rely on them.

ps - I deleted my comment before I saw your response. I thought about it afterwards and realised 2 things - it was poorly & hastily expressed, and not relevant to the article because as someone with a metabolic illness, I consider it important for GPs to identify metabolic health risks. 

rbk September 30, 2022

Please don’t get a dog to meet people. Dogs are a real commitment - for 15 years or more if it starts as a puppy. They cost real money, require real attention and need affection and they can feel like a burden if you’re unprepared. Consider asking dog owning neighbours if you can walk their dog regularly - you’ll make a friend and possibly meet others in the park if you go at a regular time. 

rbk September 18, 2022

This will be tasty and easy - thank you 

rbk September 16, 2022

I make a list of things to talk about and it works great - interesting stuff I’ve encountered in the previous week or so. I hate whinging and domestic trivia bores me and my list of topics takes the conversation everywhere and anywhere. He doesn’t know about my list. It’s private and it’s a good memory exercise for me to remember it when we’re talking. It usually only has 5-6 items and often I don’t get through them all because the conversation goes off on its own. I swear by it.