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Lifelong Learning

We may learn something new every day, but how long has it been since you dedicated yourself to learning a new skill? You don’t have to take on a bachelor’s degree or enrol in your local TAFE to learn something new – check out these things you probably never knew you could learn. FOR THE COUPLES Salsa dancing is about more than just dominating the dancefloor at your friend’s wedding – turns out, it could be ...

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You Can do it!

With tertiary education for ‘mature-age’ students on the rise, there’s no time like the present to consider re-skilling or enrolling in some kind of formal education program to learn something new.   In 2016, more than one million Aussies aged 25-64 were enrolled in a formal study program and, according to a 2017 study conducted over a 15-year observation period, 11 per cent of women and 8 per cent of ...

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You’re Never Too Old // Felicity Dougherty

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but these go-getters suggest otherwise. Meet four adults who learned brand new skills to pursue a completely different career – despite the challenges. They’re proof that you should never stop learning… Meet Felicity Dougherty From dental hygienist to graphic designer What was the one thing or moment that made you decide you needed to change your career? As a ...

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You’re Never Too Old // Rachael Monteleone

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but these go-getters suggest otherwise. Meet four adults who learned brand new skills to pursue a completely different career – despite the challenges. They’re proof that you should never stop learning… Meet Rachael Monteleone From professional dancer to managing director, Kiddipedia What was the one thing or moment that made you decide you needed to change yo ...

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You’re Never Too Old // Vanessa Norimi

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but these go-getters suggest otherwise. Meet four adults who learned brand new skills to pursue a completely different career – despite the challenges. They’re proof that you should never stop learning… Meet Vanessa Norimi From Teacher to Builder What was the one thing or moment that made you decide you needed to change your career? Like a lot of people, I was ...

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The Big Q // What’s the one thing you’d still love to learn and why?

Haven editorial assistant, Anny: I’d looooove to be fluent in another language - any language would do! How cool would it be to whip out some French at a party, or surprise your friends by flawlessly asking a local for directions while overseas? Haven publisher, Keeley: Becoming a mum I wanted to learn to French braid (done), sew on a machine and learn Spanish. I'm only one for three which is not good! I've ...

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Let Them Get Messy! 

Just the thought of this will probably make some of you cringe, but hear me out!  Messy play not only fosters curiosity, imagination and exploration, it also supports the ability to play independently and is a fantastic way to develop fine motor skills, problem-solving skills and language. There is actually such a thing as 'controlled mess'.  Trust me, I have figured it out!!!  And no, it's not just because ...

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Recipe // Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cinnamon Yoghurt

This is a delicious, filling start to the day. The oats are a fibre packed, mineral-rich wholegrain. In herbal medicine, oats are a nerve restorative so great for supporting the nervous system function and digestion too. The eggs and milk provide protein for sustained release of energy. The apple, carrot and spices provide more plant-based nutrition and fibre. The yoghurt also supports gut health. What more ...

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The Happiness Audit

The seemingly elusive ‘happiness’ goal is one of the biggest subjects ever written about, and it appears as the one goal most difficult to achieve. I will be happy when - my taxes are done, I lose weight, move house, travel the world, have a baby, start a business, declutter etc. Happiness seems to be a neverending story and an extremely personal one. To some, it is their life’s purpose. To others, it is so ...

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Recipe // Choc Caramel Sambos

If you have a massive sweet tooth like us, you will know how hard it is to find deliciously sweet food that is good for you! That's why Sally Obermeder created this Choc Caramel Sambos recipe in her book, Simple and Lean. It has everything you know and love about chocolate and caramel but in a new and updated way that's fast, easy to make and delicious! 1012 KJ/242 Calories per serve Makes approximately 12 ...

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