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The post-divorce dating game is a minefield, says the 'real' Jenny. Take it slow or you could end up with a dependent old man, a psycho or even an STD.
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We’re a long way from Gilead, but pollution can hurt fertility.
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Two-thirds of people living with depression are women, and this gender divide starts as young as 12 years of age, new research tells us.
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Apple appears to be working on blood glucose monitoring as a way to address type 2 diabetes. “Stick it in your ear.” Literally.
Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of America's large Muslim population and its contribution to...
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Sleep problems can lead to anxiety and depression, and vice versa. General improvements to sleep might be beneficial, whether a person has anxiety, depression, or...
Acclaimed Indigenous author Tara June Winch’s life story reads like the narrative of a great book.


Meet our columnists. They've got strong views on all things. Their words may (or may not) change the world.

The war on drugs implies a zero-tolerance for trafficking but, writes Ruby Hamad, the arrest of low-level drug mules often seems more about propaganda than stopping...
It would be a humanitarian disaster, and the brunt of it would fall to China.
Helen Razer discovers that - with a little help - even the nastiest of habits can be forgotten.
"...I feel like I’ve been cheated. Women can’t do anything they want. The gender imbalance is real and I know exactly when it started, the day my husband went...
“I’m not a cold-blooded monster but I also didn’t want to be pregnant. Why is it so controversial that I made a decision about what I want inside my own body?”


Let's talk about sex, love, dating, marriage, coupledom.

When travel buff Jennifer Morton uprooted for love, she never dreamed her romantic life abroad would be tainted by the heartache of chronic homesickness. But over time...
"This was the first time she'd seemed happy in months, and I felt relieved."
A new TEDx video sums up the research of Bella DePaulo, a social psychologist who has been chipping away at the many myths surrounding marriage.
How is it possible to hate someone you actually love so much?
You may not know the term but if you date online, then chances are you know the feeling of 'dating burnout' all too well, and it could be blocking your road to love.
The Young Pope

Get hooked on the critically acclaimed series created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton, binge the complete season now at SBS On Demand.


Parenting for modern families: new rules for a new age.

"A piece of my heart was taken away that day. I will live with my decision forever, and will forever wonder if I could have made it work. In my eyes, I’m serving a...

When your child is a psychopath

Experts can spot the untreatable condition in a child as young as three or four, but a new clinical approach offers hope.
In light of the new findings by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Ian Rose reveals what stay-at-home dads really get up to each day.
Here's the real Jenny's tips on how to raise a two-year-old boy without turning him into a jerk.
Why was it so controversial for Greens Senator Larissa Waters to breastfeed her hungry baby in Parliament? The fact that the natural act of breastfeeding makes...
"We didn't set out to write a controversial book, but it turns out it is controversial."
For many women, Mother's Day can be isolating - and it can also send the wrong message to children, believes Rakhee Ghelani.

Good vibes

Relish in our inspiring, motivational and celebratory news with a feel-good SBS story. 

Fairytales have taught us that the figure of the stepmother is loaded. Neha Kale speaks to three stepmothers and finds out that the rewards and challenges of step...
Who are these doting women we know as aunts?
Does the prospect of organising a satisfying Mother’s Day paralyse you with a deep, dark dread? Well, rest easy! We’re here to help.
To all the women who keep charging forward, who never give up despite all that is thrown at them. You are the women who have shaped me.
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen wasn’t always a vegan or a feminist or proud of her Vietnamese heritage. In this letter to her younger self, she braces her teenage self...


Here's how you can nourish the mind, body and soul. No empty calories here.

The perks of talking to yourself

Once considered a sign of deeper problems, experts now believe that this embarrassing pastime is a vital way to organise our thoughts, plan actions and control ourselves.
A new study looks at the physics of doing your business.
Feeling guilty for that TV marathon you indulged in over the weekend? Don't - science says there are cognitive benefits to some screen pleasures.
Taking a hot bath can burn as many calories as a 30-minute walk, but is calorie-counting all it's cracked up to be?
What happens when our quest for "clean eating" and desire for "perfect health" trumps everything else, perhaps without us even realising it?

Health check

Breaking down the latest medical news, global health issues, research and analyses.

“I always ask myself, ‘Is this a product that will leave a white cast on me?’ and then I realise, whoever made the sunblock probably didn’t have me in mind. In 2017,...
It’s not that stressful to hide something from people, but it is stressful to think about it all the time.
Nurses are at the front line of violence in hospitals, to the point where this has become an expected and even accepted part of their job.
Feeling sad now and again is not only normal, but has many psychological benefits.
Understanding how the disease evolves is the key to stopping it.
Certain packaging activates the brain’s reward centres, making unhealthy foods even harder to resist.
Can technology help us to beat death?

Stairway to Spirituality

We celebrate and explore a multiplicity of spiritual beliefs from around the world. 

New data suggests religious Americans with college experience tend to participate in services more often than their peers.
With so much happening around us, how do we even start to comprehend the enormity of ‘tragic circumstances’ across the world? Anglican minister, Dr Michael Jensen, explains what he sees as the fli...
Faith in contraception could spell the end of atheism, according to a new study.
Amal Awad never imagined she would bring home a non-Muslim-but-soon-to-convert-Anglo guy to her parents. She further never envisaged the eventual acceptance of this union. But like gluten-free diets, ...

Food of the faithful: Keeping Kosher

What is Kosher and how does one actually keep it?


Stories that wrestle with matters of identity and culture, and challenge racial preconceptions.

White guys who say they're into 'Asian chicks' might think they're super progressive, but some Asian women disagree – strongly.
How much do we actually know about the concept and history of this sociological term, which is rapidly gaining popularity?
Do we really believe that all racists care about women’s rights?
Throughout history, heroic icons such as cowboys, goldminers and valiant ANZAC troops have all been depicted as white, but our origin stories are far more diverse, writes Neha Kale.
“But how do you challenge systems of discrimination, oppression and exploitation? The same as you would when facing a racist individual: you call it out."
"The Internet has made racism more accessible, for both the racists and the victims of this hatred."
It's Harmony Day, so we're sharing stories from these stars about facing racism and how they've dealt with it.


Stories bringing Indigenous into Australia’s identity. Celebrating inspiring groups and individuals. #WalkWithUs

Indigenous Languages at risk

Australia's Indigenous languages could be completely wiped out by 2050 according to experts. The number of traditional languages has dropped from 250 to 120 over the last two hundred years.And the ...

For 50,000 years, Australias First Peoples have traveled long distances using star maps in the night sky.   
How much do we actually know about the concept and history of this sociological term, which is rapidly gaining popularity?

Indigenous Conversations

Walk with us on SBS sheds the lights on Aboriginal culture.

Indigenous life depicted on Greek-Australian artist's paintings

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