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Wilson da Silva is the editor and creator of Cosmos, a science magazine backed by Dr Alan Finkel. Finkel, the millionaire founder of Axon Instruments, has spent $US400,000 buying tickets for da Silva and himself in the hope of being the first Australian space tourists...

Designer and post-graduate student Tricia Hanlon, 67, is the oldest of seven children, including twin Zohl de  Ishtar, 53, a peace activist and post-doctoral research fellow. TRICIA: Of course Zohl is not her original name. I am never allowed to tell anyone her initial name. She would...

I used to be incredibly shy. I could never have envisaged what was ahead of me. My wife, Shirley [whom he divorced in 1962], probably organised the photo. She was my live-in lover at that time and worked in my furniture showroom [for Conran and...

Whether it's selling property, plastic, cars or charity, it takes more than smooth talk to seal the deal. So how do Australia's top sellers get us to part with the cash?  Alex Brooks finds out for Pinnacle magazine. Selling is about hunger more than money Seventy-nine-year-old Bill Bridges...

Hall Best was an interior design legend in her own luridly coloured lifetime. Her legacy, it seems, is beginning to gain value over time. The modernist designer, entrepreneur and artists' friend has been recognised on the State Heritage Register, with the listing of Wollongong's Regent Theatre...

When these two sisters set up their own range of luxe resort products, they never thought much about the final words they say to each other at the end of the day. But here is what those words reveal about the red-headed siblings, writes Alex...

Garden designer Peter Fudge says the Australian drought is the best thing to happen to gardens, writes Alex Brooks for the Australian Women's Weekly.   Landscape designer Peter Fudge doesn’t want to sound gleeful about Australia being afflicted by drought, but he does prefer to look at...

Selling BMWs for a living requires plenty of people skills, negotiation techniques and relationship management – but driving a fast car is a perk.  Alex Brooks talks to Bib Stillwell BMW Special Vehicles Manager Jason Smith for ninemsn's careers section. . Former law student Jason Smith has...