Open a world of new ideas

To dare means to exceed your potential – to be more than you thought was possible. Whether it’s the pursuit of knowledge, an itch for inspiration, or a never-ending desire to break barriers, DARE magazine is your first step to a world of new ideas.     

Get the latest take on trending issues, smart tips to boost your financial goals, or a fresh way to indulge in everyday joys, all from the comfort of your favourite reading spot. DARE also features exclusive stories from some of Australia’s favourite personalities.

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Stories that go beyond the page

DARE is the magazine for more than just readers. It’s your bi-monthly reminder to connect, explore, and indulge in the journey you’re on. Don’t just read it – DARE it.

Connect

From new relationships, lifelong anniversaries, pets and more, we’ll show you how to form lasting connections with the world around you.

Explore

Go beyond the normal and into the new. Discover the world, and yourself, with travel tips, career pathways, emerging technology and more.

Think

Strengthen your mind with challenging puzzles and in-depth insights from the frontline of the world’s most pressing issues.

Plan

Life is easier when it goes as planned. We tackle the daring questions to help you carve the way to success.

Move

Keeping active and staying alert is the best insurance policy for enjoying retirement. Nurture your mind, body, and soul with new insights into healthy living.

Indulge

We’ll show you how to make the things you love even better or help you find your new favourite pastime.

DARE to be inspired?

Can your will be secret?

Perhaps your spouse wants you to leave everything to charity, and you don't. Should you tell them - or not?

Death and money can do strange things to people’s behaviour. Chances are, we’ve all seen families that get along just fine, later fighting over inheritance when one of them passes away. So what’s the solution? Should you tell your family, particularly your partner, what is in your will, even if it’s likely to cause discord? Or should you decide that as your will represents your final wishes, it is no-one’s business but your own?

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Put a cork in it with Shaun Micallef

The Australian writer, comedian and actor pours cold water on our nation's drinking habits.

'A few years ago, when my three boys were approaching drinking age, I started to think about what advice I might give them. Not being a drinker myself, I found there wasn’t much I could say. “If I were you, I wouldn’t drink at all,” is probably the most useless counsel you could offer any young person when it comes to alcohol. 

'As far as I was concerned though, it was helpful advice as I don’t believe that alcohol is at all necessary to have a rich and fulfilling life; but then, I think that about sport, butter and commercial television.'

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Generation Game: caring for both young and old

The Sandwich Generation: they thought they could have it all, but have ended up doing it all.

Remember the 1980s game of Twister? It looked simple, but ended in laughter or collapse – much like life in the ‘Sandwich Generation’ years, when we are trying to care for children, grandchildren and parents. 

Some days, Maria Bryce has just three hours of sleep. When you work night shift at a care home, have two school-age children, help out with the grandkids and check in on your elderly father, there isn’t much time left over. Maria is a member of the so-called Sandwich Generation, those Boomer and Gen Xers who thought they were going to have it all, but have instead ended up doing it all: raising children or grandchildren while also caring for ageing parents.

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It's time to dream of your next adventure

DARE talks to two renowned Australian authors who share the story of a holiday that left a lasting influence.

Here was the holiday I’d dreaded my entire life. The please-don’t-make-me endure this kind of thing. All the money spent… the misery of being stuck… all the gloriously transporting places I could be instead. 

Only one person loathed the idea more than me. My beloved, the Chap. He declared at the start, for all and sundry to hear, that he was feeling the way Morrissey does when he sings, “Heaven knows I’m miserable now.” I’m talking all things snow/skiing/ Australian alpine resorts. Because a) we’re profoundly non sporty, b) hate the cold and c) dislike large social gatherings and shapeless puffy clothes. 

A dream holiday involves book shops and historical buildings and libraries and concerts and restaurants with a variety of old mates all wrapped up in the dynamism of civilisation’s mighty hub. This was not it.

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Eat your vegies with Matt Preston

The author and TV food expert reveals how to get the whole family to fall in love with vegetables.

They might be the humble pumpkin and carrot, but they are not the pumpkin and carrot that you know and remember from your childhood. No, these vegetables aren’t boiled on the stovetop till they’re grey and floppy. These are crisp, exotic and flavoursome. 

“I think we all probably carry a few psychological scars from vegetarian meals in our past that exuded that dreaded damp cardboard taste and flavour,” says Matt Preston, TV’s former MasterChef co-host, author, and a leading Australian commentator on achievable, everyday cooking.

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Clever home warm ups for when the chill sets in

Get some expert tips to update your home whilst keeping you warm and cosy too.

A quick fix for the winter blues is to add a touch of warm, cosy colour. “This winter will see an emphasis on the home as a nurturing retreat from the outside world, with cocooning colours,” says Andrea Lucena-Orr, colour manager of the Dulux Group. “Think rich tones of russet and berry with soft shades of lilac, and touches of mustard that turn up the heat.” 

If you’re reluctant to pick up a roller, there are faster fixes. Introduce seasonal colour in your accessories, such as cushions, throws and vases – again think those rich reds, warm yellows and oranges, as well as olives and chocolate. When spring arrives, swap them for fresher greens, whites and blues.

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Should I stay or should I go?

How do you make the hardest decision of your life?

The most common age for Australians to divorce is in their 40s, after about 12 years together – but there are pressures that can push that breaking point to the 50s and 60s. So how do you make the hardest decision of your life?  

Imagine a wife and husband standing on the balcony looking at the sunset together. Now imagine the same couple a year later – it’s the wife on the balcony looking at the sunset and the husband sitting on the couch. Or vice versa. Go forward a year, and one half is still on the balcony asking the other half to join them, but the spouse is too busy reading the paper or is asleep on the couch.

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DARE magazine is complimentary for Australian Seniors policyholders

At Australian Seniors, we believe you should be at your best. That’s why we’re giving all eligible policyholders complimentary issues of DARE magazine, providing you with the knowledge and insight to make the most of everyday. That means you can look forward to more than just great cover – you’ll also have access to breaking topics, helpful advice, exclusive celebrity interviews and more. It’s our way of helping you enjoy what you’re already protecting.

Seniors Funeral Insurance customers will receive ongoing complimentary issues of DARE magazine, while policyholders of our Car, Home, Contents, Landlords, and Pet products will receive three complimentary issues. Travel Insurance policyholders are eligible for one digital issue of DARE magazine. If you’d like to keep reading after that, you can always purchase a subscription.

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Helen

I really enjoyed reading the new magazine. It came at the perfect time as I have some spare time on my hands. I actually sat down & read most of it one sitting. The contents was really interesting & easy to read with nice variety of relevant topics. Thanks so much! I will look forward to receiving edition 2 of DARE magazine.

Katrina

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