The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future

The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future

There is the small but vocal “save our suburbs” network, in which we see the seeds of something more progressive. And it includes the energy frugal households quietly moving towards solar, batteries and increased energy sufficiency. One by one, these households are undermining the fossil fuel industry and subtly disrupting the status quo.

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Don’t fall prey to the cult of wellness

Don’t fall prey to the cult of wellness

As a family doctor with a keen interest in evidence-based practice, [Margaret McCartney] has found our obsession with wellness troubling. This vogue has to be set against a cultural landscape where science is seen as a matter of opinion rather than fact and evidence. Social media have allowed a slew of widely followed celebrities to recommend products and supplements despite having little evidence to justify them…

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