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If you have a bed partner, it’s a nightly dilemma: should you choose immediate shut-eye or delay sleep for some rumpy-pumpy to improve your wellbeing?
If you're single and in your 30s, you may be feeling the loss of your once close-knit circle of girlfriends. Is singledom in your later years a social failure or...
When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.
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A farmer might be more likely to chat to her hairdresser about the tough time she’s having than seeking professional help.
A quarter of women with breast cancer will die from cancer spreading around the body – exercise is the most important lifestyle factor in preventing this.
It really isn't hard to incorporate Indigenous culture into our national identity, in an appropriate way. Myles Russell-Cook suggests a few simple ways that every...
Vitamins are often seen as benign since they’re meant to be natural, but the list of ingredients isn’t always accurate.

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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For some comedians, it's a no-go zone. For others, joking about race isn't as black and white.
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A who's who of Australian comedians get together to talk about one of comedy's most taboo topics: racism.
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Ahead of the new SBS documentary Date My Race – which airs Monday, February 27 at 8.30pm on SBS – we take a look at some of the best and most diverse romantic movies.
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Having just turned 30, SBS presenter Santilla Chingaipe went on a mission to find out if racism was sabotaging her love life.
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When deciding whether to swipe right, what are we really looking at? Is it someone’s smile? Their sense of fashion? Or is it their skin colour?
The host of SBS's 'The Truth About Racism' explains why she feels a responsibility to try to make the world a better place, regardless of how tough that can be.
There is rampant racism in Arab societies, but that still doesn’t make fairer-skinned Arabs “white”.


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?


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.


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

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 Neha...
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...
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.

Health check

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

Nicotine in cigarettes might influence the way some people metabolise caffeine - and make it harder for them to quit smoking.
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.
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. 


Food of the faithful: Keeping Kosher

What is Kosher and how does one actually keep it?
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...
You Only Live Once is a pretty powerful phrase. But not if you're Hindu.
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.
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.


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

Scott Gorringe explores how Aboriginal identities have been defined by outdated racial ideologies to assert difference rather than promote and encourage positive relationships.
A compelling photo series that explores the Muslim faith in Indigenous Australia, visually breaking down preconceived ideas and showing a rich and diverse section of Australian culture
It really isn't hard to incorporate Indigenous culture into our national identity, in an appropriate way. Myles Russell-Cook suggests a few simple ways that every Australian can weave Indigenous ways ...
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.


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

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 wrong....
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...
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...
The firstborn child in a family may have superior thinking skills compared to their younger siblings, new international research has found.
As kids throughout Australia settle into another year at school, thousands of children living in refugee camps across Europe battle for access to education.


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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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