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Gavin Basserabie, co-founder of ConfidenceClub, on the running surface he loves most – the soft sands of Bondi Beach.

This CEO loves soft sand running at an iconic beach

Entrepreneur and investor Gavin Basserabie gets up early three times a week to keep fit and revel in the beauty of Bondi.

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Runners taking part in the 26.2 mile (42.2 kilometre) New York City Marathon.

Here’s what it’s like to run in the annual New York City Marathon

On November 5, some 50,000 runners from around the globe will once again pound the streets of the Big Apple – those who manage to secure an entry, that is.

  • Fiona Harper

This simple exercise burns 800 calories – and slashes your heart attack risk

A new study of more than 450,000 UK adults has found that simply climbing the stairs can burn calories and body fat, slashing the risk of a heart attack.

  • Jessica Salter
 James Tuma on Wild Banks off Green Island during a photoshoot for the second volume of “Classic Moreton Bay Cruisers”.

How many boats are too many?

Urbis and Cistri managing partner James Tuma reckons he almost gets more joy from working on boats than he does using them. And he has six to choose from.

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In retirement, most people want to enjoy life, not just "get by".

Why cold water swimming might be doing you more harm than good

An inquest into a tragic death has highlighted the fact that such activities, while invigorating for many, may be hazardous for certain individuals.

  • Boudicca Fox-Leonard

I walked off 35 kilos and beat my sugar cravings

Ten years ago, my belly was enormous but when I looked in the mirror, I’d pull in my stomach and think I still looked great. It took a health scare to change my ways.

  • Ian Walker
Dr Brian McNamee says he can’t control the share price.

CSL ‘never going to be a dividend stock’ says chairman amid pay outcry

“None of us like the share price dropping,” CSL chairman Brian McNamee has told the AGM.

  • Patrick Durkin
The self-help industry is estimated to be worth $20 billion a year worldwide.

Do self-help books really help?

Do-it-yourself resources are usually inexpensive, accessible and private – but there are downsides as well.

  • Peter Quarry
Keep the carbs for the end of the meal, not the start.

Here’s why you should eat your veg first – but chips and bread last

Scientists have discovered the order in which you consume foods can improve blood sugar levels, make you feel fuller and may even help with weight loss.

  • Anahad O'Connor
Grant Orchard sets his cheese press. Cheeses that are harder or drier typically have had more whey removed from the curds through extra stirring and then applying pressure using a cheese press.

After working in the cloud, this CTO unwinds over curds and whey

HashiCorp boss Grant Orchard says cheese making is a magical process that “excites my inner child”.

Meet the law firm owner who loves to give people the chop

After a long day in court or a tough mediation, Paul D’Angelo likes nothing more than to put in a session of kung fu.

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Chief executive Jan Ryde at Hästens’ factory in Sweden. The brand is now available in Australia through Great Dane.

You’ll sleep like a princess on a Hästens bed – if you can afford it

The Swedish company’s 455-kilogram, $900,000 Grand Vidius flagship product was conceived “just because”, CEO Jan Ryde tells Life & Leisure.

  • Keith Austin

How Guide Dogs caters for all walks of life

The not-for-profit’s new Sydney flagship office is a template for the disability-inclusive future workplace.

  • Sian Powell
Shannon Karaka at his local academy in Sydney. “I’m always learning new things.”

Landing a punch is good for everyone, reckons this exec

Deel country leader Shannon Karaka is happiest when training hard and sparring with a fellow boxer.

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WelleCo founder Andrea Horwood is back in business

Crypto’s collapsed. Tech’s troubled. But over in beauty, it’s booming. The Perth entrepreneur reflects on 30 years and her next bet.

  • Eugenie Kelly
“Doctors think that this is frivolous and extravagant and looking for problems that don’t exist,” says Jessica Jensen.

Why perfectly healthy people are paying $3900 for a full-body MRI

A younger, moneyed generation is funding a new wave of quantified health start-ups that promise elevated, individualised care powered by data and artificial intelligence.

  • Elizabeth Dwoskin
Rohan Widdison riding on the Knox BMX track.

Nothing cosmetic about this executive’s hobby

Monday to Friday he’s a mild-mannered executive. On weekends Rohan Widdison, of New Laboratories, is a BMX bandit.

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It can be difficult for those in the sandwich generation to prioritise their own wellbeing.

Relationships will get you through

There is such thing as a mid-life slump for many Australians as we juggle the strains of a sometimes messy and unpredictable life, suggests the results of the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index (AUWI) survey — a 22-year study into the wellbeing of Australians, delivered in partnership with Deakin University.


by Australian Unity

Indians standing in a queue outside a hospital wear masks as a precautionary measure against the Nipah virus at the Government Medical College hospital in Kozhikode, in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

What is Nipah and why is the deadly virus flaring up again?

India is on high alert after a resurgence of the potentially lethal virus in southern Kerala state.

  • Alex Millson
Author and former Chief Content Officer of Goop, Elise Loehnen, in Sydney.

Former Goop exec says men can teach women a lesson

Despite decades of feminist action, women are still held back by the weight of expectations around their behaviour.

  • Ingrid Fuary-Wagner