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Researchers have found sailing is good for your mental health – and developed a way to do it without getting wet

- June 28, 2024 2 MIN READ

Virtual sailing could assist with mental health treatment according to researchers at Swinburne University of Technology, who’ve launched a world-first digital project to manage Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).​ The Swinburne researchers will use the cutting-edge technology of industry partner Virtual Sailing, which involves a sailing simulator (a boat with highly realistic movement on sailing navigation) and… Read more »

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If you’re a To-Do list fan, here’s how understanding the psychology of goals can help keep you ticking them off

- June 14, 2024 3 MIN READ

It feels like we are living in busy times. According to the OECD Better Life Index, 12.5% of Australians report working at least 50 hours a week, higher than the OECD average. Many Australians are also working more than one job to buffer against cost-of-living pressures. Psychology has long been interested in our goals –… Read more »

Claire Wu
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How to use mindful breathing to manage anxiety

- April 17, 2024 3 MIN READ

Anxiety is a huge issue that many in society go through. It is considered the most common mental health condition in Australia and America. More than one in six Australians had an anxiety disorder such as social phobia or post-traumatic stress disorder in the previous 12 months, while in America, over 40 million adults accounting… Read more »

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How to get the most out of walking if that’s your only exercise

- March 27, 2024 3 MIN READ

We’re living longer than in previous generations, with one in eight elderly Australians now aged over 85. But the current gap between life expectancy (“lifespan”) and health-adjusted life expectancy (“healthspan”) is about ten years. This means many of us live with significant health problems in our later years. To increase our healthspan, we need planned,… Read more »

Gordon Ramsay
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When to throw away leftovers

- December 28, 2023 2 MIN READ

Refrigeration is the most important invention in the history of food. But while commercial and home refrigerators have only been used for the past 100 years or so, people have long used cool natural environments to store foods for extended periods. Temperature is important for controlling microbial growth. Just as we find food wholesome, bacteria… Read more »

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Here’s the story you need to share with the office – a dishwasher expert on 5 things should never do (putting cups & plates in the sink is not one, but should be)

- April 14, 2023 4 MIN READ

Now that tech companies are cutting back on free breakfasts, acai and poke bowls, life in the work kitchen is getting much harder. In some startups you may even have to put your own plates, cutlery and cups in the dishwasher after a meal. And for those currently putting them in the sink, because unsure… Read more »

Luk Beautifood
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Makeup startup Luk Beautifood launches new all-in-one hybrid skin tints

- March 3, 2023 2 MIN READ

When it comes to foundation alternatives, skin tints are the latest innovation in effortless, ‘everyday’ mineral makeup.  Lightweight, breathable, and precisely pigmented, they serve to even skin tone, blur imperfections and add a sheer wash of natural-looking colour to the face. Consumers are increasingly seeking beauty products that combine both cosmetic and skincare benefits. Pioneers… Read more »

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It’s natural to have a post-holiday slump heading back to work, but here are some signs it’s probably time to look for a new job

- January 13, 2023 3 MIN READ

If you’ve found yourself feeling a bit flat after returning to work (or outright hating your job) this year, you’re not alone. #BackToWork is trending for Australia on Tik Tok, with plenty of users lamenting the return to the office. A growing body of research also shows this feeling is pretty common. But while there’s… Read more »