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How divorce ruins children’s lives
William West | 31 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child wellbeing, divorce
Divorce puts some children on a “downward trajectory from which they might never fully recover”, says a new study.

Midnight in Austenland
Clare Cannon | 31 January 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: mystery, romance
A great children's author takes inspiration from an old favourite... and kills it.

Japanese Earthquakes -  Natural and Demographic
Marcus Roberts | 31 January 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: demographic decline, Japan, Japan earthquake, Japan tsunami
The effect of last year's earthquake is exacerbating Japan's economic problems that demography is causing.

All Hell Let Loose
Francis Phillips | 30 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: warfare, World War II
World War II was not a straightforward death grapple between good and evil, says an eminent military historian.

Student loans – the bane of my existence
Katie Hinderer | 30 January 2012 | TIGER PRINT
tags: debt, loans, student loan, students, universities, university
I think student loans are something so many of us take for granted. With the cost of education, we expect to graduate with debt. But is that really the best way to go about our studies?

Conscience rights precede politics
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 January 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
The Obama administration did what no one or nothing else has seemed able to do in recent history in one sweeping stroke…galvanize Catholics who were otherwise evenly divided for and against his policies.

Unstable behaviour
Peter Saunders | 30 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, same-sex marriage
A leading activist agrees that homosexual preferences are fluid and changing. If so, why do gays need special treatment?

Gendercide: when choice becomes an issue
Margaret Somerville | 30 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, gendercide
Indignation over sex-selection shows that abortion is not just a private matter.

When I Was Young in the Mountains
Jennifer Minicus | 29 January 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: family, picture books
At the suggestion one of our readers, I took a look at this book. I am glad I did.

The Dante Club
Maryana Garcia | 28 January 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: historical fiction, mystery
...without a doubt, the most clever novel I have read in a year.

How to host a clothing swap
Katie Hinderer | 27 January 2012 | TIGER PRINT
tags: clothing, events, friends, shopping, swap
A few months ago I hosted my very first clothing swap. The premise is simple, every attendee brings gently used clothing that they are no longer using. You get the chance to get rid of things you can't fit into…

Bulgaria: Another Demographic Timebomb
Marcus Roberts | 27 January 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Bulgaria, population aging, population decline, retirement age, United Nations
Bulgaria's future is looking bleak as its population is declining and growing older.

Unstable homes lead to “lost gains” in education
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education, family structure
There are some social disadvantages that undermine even the best educational efforts.

Let’s make the UN Secretary-General keep his word
Vincenzina Santoro | 27 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, United Nations
The United Nations must be the "defender of the defenceless", says Ban Ki-moon. Why not begin with the unborn?

Our pick of the films of 2011
Michael Cook | 26 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: best of, film reviews, lists
After bunkering down with our reviewers, we've settled on a list of the best films of the past year.

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