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Sore losers forgetting the importance of grace in defeat

Defeat is a truer test of character than victory. Whether it’s the US Open or Australian politics, the way participants deal with failure impacts the contest overall, with implications well beyond a moment of madness.


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Friday essay: the rise of the ‘bin chicken’, a totem for modern Australia

In just a few decades, the Australian White Ibis has made itself at home in many of Australia’s coastal and inland cities.


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Pay to play: is participating in sport becoming too expensive for everyday Australians?

Australians spend nearly A$11 billion a year on sport and physical activity participation fees, according to the Australian Sports Commission.


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Community power beats a pill when it comes to combatting diabetes

I have no doubt that the people of Campbelltown are sick of hearing about the high rates of diabetes in their region. What I don’t think they hear enough about is the solutions that exist.


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I have painful periods, could it be endometriosis?

Nine in ten young women experience the cramping or stabbing of period pain just before their monthly bleed or as it starts.


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Health Check: how long are you contagious with gastro?

There’s no way you’d want to go to work when you’ve got the telltale signs of gastro: nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea.


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The US plan for a Space Force risks escalating a ‘space arms race’

United States Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed overnight plans to create a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the US military.


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The Gay Games are still relevant. Here’s why

The largest international LGBT+ sporting event, the Gay Games, is taking place in Paris this week, with over 10,000 athletes from 91 countries competing in 32 sports.



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