Signs of the Times
May 2018 Issue | Vol 133 No 5
Articles in This Issue:
Consumerism threatens to destroy us and our world, warns Brendan Pratt. Here’s what we can do about it.
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.
Dealing with the baby bluesMost 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.
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.
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?
You can't baptise yourselfIn 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.
Mothers and daughtersOne 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.
Victoria is on track to allow doctor-assisted suicide from next year. New Zealand is not far behind. Bruce Manners examines the issue.