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Who said it?

People knew Australia through Robert Hughes ... but his way of life, his turn of phrase, his interests were things which transcended Australia

A critic's tribute for the historian (pictured), who died this week

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:08pm

Shedding tears at times is good

Many people take a dim view of crying, but I disagree. Crying is a good way to express your feelings. Whenever you are very happy, you may shed some tears of joy. When you are sad, you will find the pain more bearable by crying. And that will work for boys, too.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Look away and limit the eye damage

Joy asks: I'm worried that working on a computer will damage my eyes. What can I do to prevent eye problems?

Wynnie says: Many of us sit behind a computer for long periods of time every day. This may cause strain to our eyes.

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Let the good times, and tears, flow

'Cry in a good mood'. This is not the title of a Canto-pop love song or the latest Wong Kar-wai film, but the name of a bar in Nanjing.

The bar has become extremely popular among the city's expanding middle class, who are so fortunate they occasionally need to shed some tears to balance their emotions.

10 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Should men cry?

YES It would do them so much good, don't you think? Not that blubbery, sottish snivelling into the pint glass as dawn creeps up over the night's debris and even the karaoke has dwindled into silence. Men usually don't remember those tears and deny their existence later. No - a good, honest-to-God, eye-welling, heart-squeezing bawl.

1 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Tears on the telly

TALK about getting it wrong. Hacks at TV and Entertainment Times have decided it is a huge laugh that ATV (World) reporter Regina DeLuna was crying as she presented the late news recently. They thought it was so funny, they speculated on whether she had been sacked, had a fight with her boyfriend or was blubbering for no reason at all.

3 Mar 1996 - 12:00am