Why meaning might matter more than happiness

Why meaning might matter more than happiness

“Whatever good or bad fortune may come our way, we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha. What is the most meaningful thing that happened to you this year? What inspired you, and gave you strength and resilience? For me, it was the response to a story one of my sons and I wrote earlier in the year. It was our way of trying to make sense of something that made no sense at all. And the response was almost overwhelming. People,…

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Meet the 'national treasure' still dancing at 103 years old

Meet the 'national treasure' still dancing at 103 years old

Updated December 01, 2017 16:55:47 Video: Meet Australia’s oldest dancer and choreographer (ABC News) Eileen Kramer is a national treasure — she learnt the twist from Louis Armstrong in Paris, and moved back to Australia at 99 because she dreamed of hearing kookaburras again — and she is still dancing. Key points: The Arts Health Institute dubbed Eileen Kramer a national treasure She been refining dancing while sitting down due to problems with dizziness She plays a 17-year-old princess in her latest show Born in Sydney in 1914, Kramer was…

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Sydney FC extends lead with 1-0 win over Adelaide United

Sydney FC extends lead with 1-0 win over Adelaide United

Updated December 01, 2017 22:19:28 Photo: The Sydney FC fans in Adelaide were treated to a Sky Blue victory. (AAP: David Mariuz) A-League champions Sydney FC have floored Adelaide United 1-0, with Brazilian striker Bobo scoring with a classic counterpunch. The Sky Blues stretched their lead atop the table to five points before weekend games with their away win at Hindmarsh Stadium on Friday night. Bobo’s 45th-minute goal came against the tide as Adelaide controlled territory and possession but failed to land a telling blow on the titleholders. External Link:…

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'Zero tolerance' plan eyed for plastic pollution

'Zero tolerance' plan eyed for plastic pollution

A plan for zero tolerance of plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed by nations at a UN environment summit. Governments are being asked to move towards a legal treaty banning plastic waste from entering the sea. At the moment ships are prohibited from dumping plastic overboard but there’s no international law against plastics flooding into the sea from the land. Experts say ocean plastics are an obvious subject for a global treaty: plastics present a large-scale threat. Plastic pollution doesn’t recognise international borders. Delegates in Nairobi preparing the…

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Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco engaged to Karl Cook

Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco engaged to Karl Cook

BIG Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is engaged after boyfriend Karl Cook popped the question on her 32nd birthday. Cook, a professional equestrian rider, revealed the happy news with an emotional Instagram post showing Cuoco’s reaction to his proposal. Camera IconFKaley Cuoco is engaged after partner Karl Cook proposed on her 32nd birthday.Picture: Getty ImagesThe clip shows an overwhelmed Cuoco crying while cradling her head in her hands. Cook’s post was captioned: “Well after nearly two years I finally got up the courage to ask her to marry me. This…

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