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'I'm sick, not unemployable'

sick-strap I want to work but I cannot find a job. It's been eight years. I'm utterly desperate.

Elton John's 21 at 33

Bruce Cushen Bruce Cushen is reviewing Elton John's albums to distract himself during his cancer treatment.

Brexit isn't an uprising

OPINION: The vote isn't an attack against the political establishment in the UK.

Rainbow over Pukerua Bay

Paekakariki Escarpment rainbow Heights and I don’t get along, so I distracted myself by taking a few photos.

How do we fix parking in NZ?

crash Finding one, paying for one, staying in one and penalties - what's wrong with our parking?

How did you give up?

So we want to hear your success stories - how did you kick your smoking habit?

You're rich, but what next?

Housing crisis: your views

This book changed my life

Reading by the fire Written by a philosophy professor, this knockout of a novel is about what makes life worth living.

Glory of a gothic romance

I fell in love with Wuthering Heights and keep returning to have my heart broken with Heathcliff's again and again.

Book sparks eternal love

Characters part of the family

A novel reading favourite

Forget the awards, movie, sequels and prequels. Here's why you should read Frank Herbert's novel, Dune.

Review: OJ: Made in America

oj-strap OJ: Made in America is the best sports documentary ever made by ESPN, writes David Lim.

Four hidden gem TV shows

We're living in TV's golden age and quality shows abound. Make sure you check out these these hidden gems.

Catching an addiction?

Fortune favours the beard

Two words too often missed

Do we thank people enough? I don't mean tick-box "thanks", but genuine gratitude. And not necessarily through words.

My London do's and don'ts

london-strap Here's five fantastic London spots you should visit, instead of the usual tourist traps.

Top travel tip: take your time!

What's the hurry? Darren Tatom says the key to a great trip is taking time to enjoy the little things.

Carry this while travelling

Travel tips: Statue of Liberty

Beware bus ticket scams

Jade Thomas warns of a common scam for sleeper buses in Vietnam.

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