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Have you listened to more music during lockdown? A recent study in Australia asked participants to rank lockdown activities in terms of most to least effective at making them "feel better." 
World-leading addiction expert Professor Anna Lembke says our smartphones are turning us into dopamine addicts. As chief of Stanford University's dual diagnosis addiction clinic, Lembke has treated patients addicted to everything from heroin to
Clinical psychologist and health anxiety expert Dr Steven Taylor's latest book, The Psychology of Pandemics, is a groundbreaking treatise on the subject, but it was a book that many thought would struggle to find a market when it was published
It's been 10 years since Kiwi musician Kimbra hit the top of the New Zealand music charts -- and those of myriad other countries around the world -- as vocalist on Australian singer/songwriter Gotye's smash hit Somebody That I Used To Know. 
Titirangi native Colin Macrae used to make his living as a chief engineer on super yachts. You might have seen him before if you've seen the Below Deck Sailing Yacht television series. However, Colin gave it all away at the start of 2018 when h
Reporting Afghanistan after abandonment; MediaWorks rings changes and fires up fans of outgoing veteran
Among other topics this morning, our Weekend panellists will be discussing the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, vaccine passports and what they'll mean socially, the Covid-19 risks in hospitals, and the questions of whether house
The recent Tokyo Olympic Games was the culmination of years of training as much as twice daily for hundreds of world-class athletes. But how often should ordinary, even reluctant, exercisers be working out to get in shape? 
The Consumer Lifestyles Report (which has been running since 1979) was released from the University of Otago Business School this week. The report's aim is to provide insights into the lifestyles, consumption patterns and choices, and behaviour
New York Times bestselling author and Twitter sensation Jenny Lawson suffers from depression and anxiety - not to mention coming from a family with a history of dementia. But instead of hiding her struggles she has turned her pain and suffering
New Zealand journalist Charlotte Bellis has been on the ground in Kabul this week as Afghanistan recorded its first official day under Taliban rule in nearly two decades amid unconfirmed reports of Taliban members going door to door executing p
Printer ink is now regarded as the most expensive liquid in the world -- ahead of Champagne, Chanel No. 5 and even human blood -- but there is no reason for it to be so expensive. Indeed, replacement cartridges cost around 23 cents to make but
Irish presenter and broadcaster Angela Scanlon is the host of the hugely popular Your Home Made Perfect television show.
How the media reacted to another shocking act of terrorism at home. Also: political pressure for greater media scrutiny of the Government - and TVNZ's boss giving up the top job.
Among other topics this morning, our panellists will be discussing this year's Father's Day, what the future of the pandemic will look like, our country's evident obsession with fast food, and the growing scenes of violence on our city streets.
Friday's terror attack at LynnMall came after the 32-year-old Sri Lankan-born offender had been on the police radar for five years. The timeline involving this man -- who was shot dead by police -- during his 10 years in New Zealand and his bru
A global pandemic comparable to the Covid-19 crisis we are currently enduring is likely to strike by 2080 -- but probably far sooner, according to newly published analysis. The study (Intensity and frequency of extreme novel epidemics) looked a
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New Zealand Al Jazeera journalist Charlotte Bellis had been visiting Kabul Airport -- the only way in and out of Afghanistan at the moment -- this week, as locals and foreign nationals alike tried to make their way out of the country. The situa
James Tate Hill lost nearly all his sight as a teenager to a rare condition called Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. By the time he was 16, he was legally blind. But he could still pass for sighted, so that's exactly what he did, walking wit
People are cooking more again now that we are back in lockdown, but many of us are missing (or perhaps craving) the speciality dishes we enjoy from our favourite takeaway restaurants. Former Masterchef finalist Vanessa Baxter from The Fearless
Stephen Court is well-versed on life in exotic locations, having previously been domiciled in Nauru, Papua New Guinea and Lesotho, to name a few places. But Ethiopia's capital of Addis Ababa, where he and his family are currently based, is a di
In his new book, When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics, Professor Frank L. Holt investigates the history of money in the form of coinage and the discipline that studies it, highlighting his incredible knowledge of money from the
Mediawatch looks at how our media covered the struggle to contain the Delta variant -- and how media reports of Covid clusters in Auckland this week sparked racist responses and claims that the reporting itself made the problem worse.
Among other topics this morning, our panellists will be discussing the current Covid-19 lockdown situation in New Zealand, the dangerous Delta variant, the need for saliva testing, virtual Parliament and the situation in Afghanistan.
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