Signs of the Times

May 2018 Issue | Vol 133 No 5

Articles in This Issue:

Which wholegrains are best?
Which wholegrains are best?
It’s commonly known that wholemeal or wholegrain products are healthier than white, refined versions. But is smooth wholemeal bread just as healthy as cooked barley or steel-cut oats?
Death trade
Death trade
While tobacco multinationals are seeing their customer base shrink in Western countries, they’re wasting no time recruiting new addicts elsewhere. Kent Kingston reports.
Dealing with the baby blues
Dealing with the baby blues
Most of us don’t expect the birth of a baby to bring sadness or depression, but it’s more common than many realise—for both mums and dads. Julie Guirgis offers some practical tips.
Mothers and daughters
Mothers and daughters
One of the most beautiful and unique family bonds is that between mother and daughter. But, warns family life educator Trafford Fischer, it takes work to make this relationship the best it can be.
Learning to praise
Learning to praise
Esther Bailey says that offering praise to God may not come as naturally as asking for His help, but it’s just as important.
You can't baptise yourself
You can't baptise yourself
In this age of instant answers and DIY solutions, it’s hard to admit that, when it comes to questions of eternity, we all need help. Keith Trumbo explains.
Seeking a good death: The challenge of legalised euthanasia
Seeking a good death: The challenge of legalised euthanasia
Victoria is on track to allow doctor-assisted suicide from next year. New Zealand is not far behind. Bruce Manners examines the issue.
The Bible: A beginner's guide
The Bible: A beginner's guide
Who wrote the Bible? What kind of writing is it? How did we get it thousands of years later? David Jarnes lays out the basics.
Smoking out big tobacco
Smoking out big tobacco
Does your super fund invest in cigarettes? Suzi Mahonen meets a campaigning cancer doctor who’s raising the alarm and hitting the tobacco industry where it hurts.
Obsession about possessions
Obsession about possessions
Consumerism threatens to destroy us and our world, warns Brendan Pratt. Here’s what we can do about it.
Beautiful maths
Beautiful maths
The greatest mind of the 20th century said he found God in music. Ty Gibson explains.
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