Find your study/life balance with study tips, inspirational and motivational stories and important reminders that family, friends and the community are equally important to careers.
Keeping industry alive
The global economy is completely dependent on cheap oil and therefore unsustainable
It’s all about the ‘L’ word – local.
This seems to be at loggerheads with the ethos of our global economy. But there are many reasons, both practical and ethical, to buy local rather than imported goods. Read more…
The history of chocolate
The World Cocoa Foundation estimates that the number of people who currently depend on chocolate for their livelihood is about 50 million
Chocolate. The mere word is capable of invoking a passionate response in many people. Read more…
Bullying patterns that begin in the playground often have a nasty habit of finding their way into the workplace
Today is the sixth annual National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. The day is an initiative of the Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group, a steering committee that comprises all Australian education authorities.
Celebrating Irish Australians
They say if you’re not one, you want to be one… Irish that is. ‘Paddys’ possess the ‘gift of the gab’, charm and an enviable sense of humour. And I am not just saying this because I’m Irish myself.
The Irish brought us River Dance, colour photography and a cure for Leprosy (thank you, Vincent Barry) but here in Australia they may be more known for ‘enjoying the craic’.
In defence of multi-tasking
Multi-tasking gets a bad rap. And rightly so… mostly.
Five great movies about women
Looking for a good flick or five to settle into? As a tribute to International Women’s Day 2016, we present to you five great movies that have women as the main protagonists. These stories cover a range of genres and inspire all the emotions. Most importantly, they’re quality viewing for women and men alike. After all, a great story is a great story. And rest assured – no spoilers ahead. Read more…
Just be you
A healthy society is one that values its own diversity and treats all of its citizens with equal respect
It’s baaaack. This weekend, Sydney’s world-famous Mardi Gras parade will once again snake its glittering way up Oxford and Flinders Streets, no doubt cheered on by thousands of well-wishers.
Try a little kindness
It’s something that our parents and grandparents told us about, but which doesn’t seem to hold much sway in our modern, market society where everything has a price tag
When did it happen? We now live in an age of skepticism, rapid communications and 24-hour news cycles. The dominant sentiment seems to be “what’s in it for me?” How did our society become such a cold, hard place? Surely there’s some kind of antidote to this perpetual negativity and mistrust.
The number one issue many people have with condoms is that the latex deadens sensation – like having sex through a shower curtain
Okay, let’s see if we can have a sensible, adult discussion about condoms while keeping a straight face and without cracking any silly jokes.