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The love between mother and child is unbreakable and instinctive. Soon after Jacintha gave birth to a beautiful girl in 2014, she knew something was seriously...
Do you need to experience racism in order to feel empathy for the victims of racist attacks? A new virtual reality video from SBS will transport users into the...
Do we really believe that all racists care about women’s rights?
Vitamins are often seen as benign since they’re meant to be natural, but the list of ingredients isn’t always accurate.
Dick Smith’s recent comments about housing affordability reflect Australia’s corrosive habit of using immigrants as a scapegoat for the country’s woes, writes...
Gym membership, free parking... and paid sex breaks?
As a Greek baby, Peter Papathanasiou was adopted by his biological aunt and uncle in Australia while his brother, who had an intellectual disability, was raised...

Face Up To Racism

Face up to racism with a season of stories and programs challenging preconceptions around race and prejudice. #FU2Racism

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Do you need to experience racism in order to feel empathy for the victims of racist attacks? A new virtual reality video from SBS will transport users into the receiving end of a racist spray to see h...
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More than 80 years after the Holocaust almost wiped out the Jewish population, it feels like anti-Semitism is making a comeback, again.
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#FU2Racism. These stars have openly spoken out about facing racism and how they've dealt with it.
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Whenever there is a racist incident in Australia we hear people talk about the need for more education. And, to be fair, a lot of racism that exists does stem from a lack of education but that is only...
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If the Australian screen is dominated by white faces, the theatre is even more so. Candy Bowers, a mixed-race African, reveals the emotional and professional toll this takes on writers and performers ...
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Thanks to new science on the psychology of racism, you can measure your own racial bias – and make a start towards reducing it.
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Can art hold the key to reconciliation? Dancer and artist Thomas ES Kelly explains why he thinks so.

Relationships

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

It's been proven to help preschoolers, survivors of breast cancer and parents of kids with autism - now there's evidence to suggest that mindfulness can help salvage...
A Swedish study has found that the way to a woman's heart is not through buying gifts, but by picking up the mop and sponge.
"This Valentine’s Day, I choose me. As trite as that may sound, it is the most important choice of all. Choosing single life is not a failure it is a celebration...
If you're searching for your one true love – or worse still, think it will find you – think again.
Johnny and Charlotte really hit it off on their date when all of a sudden, the love bubble burst. Was it Johnny's disability?

Wellbeing

Optimism and eats to nourish the mind, body and soul. No empty calories here.

I quit gluten to feel better after eating bread and survived. But was that whole dieting episode really necessary?
When it’s time to go, it’s time to let the phone go (if you want to stay healthy and infection-free)
Drinking alcohol, not taking illicit drugs like ecstasy or LSD, is more closely linked with violence. Yet, many media reports tend to say the opposite.
Get squeamish at the thought of being still and breathing deeply for hours? Give one of these alternative 'moving meditations' a try.
When you’re lying awake on a sweltering night, sleep can feel like worlds away. But there are ways to stop the heat from spoiling your slumber.

Opinion

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

Interviewing for jobs demands a skillset entirely independent of the job itself, discovers Helen Razer, as she reflects on that one time her 'passions' didn't suffice.
Self-care in an era of 24-hour news pumped with immigration politics and Trump administration alerts may be more important for those from culturally and...
Faith in politicians and in the press has never, in all of modern history, been so low as we constantly hear the phrase “fake news”, and see the open exchange of...
When well-meaning friends make discomfiting comments, it’s time to push back.
The new study confirms that we really, really don’t like hearing about other people’s new experiences.

Health check

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

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder goes far beyond being a germaphobe. Koraly Dimitriadis speaks to her best friend about the deeply misunderstood condition.

Are naps good for us?

Can a quick kip on the job actually make you more productive at work? Or will it harm your sleep tonight?
It's good news for health, but bad news for perfume lovers.
Are you so depleted of energy that your standard response to “how are you?” is “tired”? One of these underlying conditions might be causing your fatigue.

I named my anxiety Clive and it changed my life

Carolyn Tate decided to give her anxiety a name, and in the process stumbled upon a way to feel a whole lot better.
New research shows that even one drink a day can increase health risks in older adults.
Women who have raised a child with autism may have the ability to spot subtle signs of the condition in their grandchildren.

Stairway to Spirituality

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

Culture

Food of the faithful: Keeping Kosher

What is Kosher and how does one actually keep it?
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What's it like to have a relationship, guided by values of faith, chastity and patience? Hillsong couple, Tristan and Renee Scifo, tell SBS how they have overcome modern-day dating challenges by first...
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You Only Live Once is a pretty powerful phrase. But not if you're Hindu.
Culture
From motorcycle shrines to Prince Philip being hailed as a god of the South Pacific and alien deities, the world’s religions come in a rainbow of hues.
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If census results are anything to go by, 'no religion' could grow to become our most popular religious identifier. SBS asks what this means for the nation.

#WalkWithUs

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

As a fair skin Wiradjuri man, Jake Gablonski knows what it's like to be teased and even called a 'liar' for identifying as Aboriginal, but that hasn't stopped him from proudly representing his true he...
Can art hold the key to reconciliation? Dancer and artist Thomas ES Kelly explains why he thinks so.

Indigenous Languages at Risk

Australia's Indigenous languages could be completely wiped out by 2050 according to experts.

How much do we actually know about the history and concept of this sociological term which is rapidly gaining popularity?
Associate Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews gives us a snapshot of the research on racism against Indigenous peoples since the 1960s.

Family

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

When you’re a parent of a child with high-functioning autism, you learn to make allowances. But should borderline arachnophobe Ian Rose allow his son a pet spider for...
The firstborn child in a family may have superior thinking skills compared to their younger siblings, new international research has found.
Peter Papathanasiou was born in Greece in 1974. Following a proposition by his biological father, he was adopted by his aunt and uncle and taken to Australia. Had...
As kids throughout Australia settle into another year at school, thousands of children living in refugee camps across Europe battle for access to education.
Another school year has officially begun. But how school-ready is your child?

#HaveYourSay

Experts and passionate individuals weigh in on Life topics. Share your story at pitchtolife@sbs.com.au.

Because of the alleged actions of 22 Lebanese-Australian youths, the Minister of Immigration has said it was "a mistake" to have allowed Lebanese refugees into the...
Should we always say what we think and just deal with the consequences? Writer and performer Koraly Dimitriadis shares how learning to speak her mind was the best...
Comment: Islamic terrorism and diplomatic relations with Russia have become divisive points in all three US presidential debates. But is the racially and...
I am forever a tourist in my homeland and a foreigner in my birthplace.
Sunil Badami reveals how winning a popular game show helped him in the untrivial pursuit of leading a happy life.

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