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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.

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A cautionary tale

by Kenneth Scott Huntley

 Deep in the human psyche is something petulant and needy that makes us want to post photos of our expensive toys

My wife is a bit of a reality TV fan. She watches too much of that Kardashian show. That might be why I read with interest that a reality TV show star was recently mugged after he posted a photo of his very expensive watch on Instagram.

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Stick to the brief

by Brendon Walker

You might be the most technically skilled person in your trade. But if you try to show off every last skill just to prove yourself, you’ll fail to deliver on someone’s expectations

Earlier this year on MasterChef Professional, the challenge was to cook a dish that “told your story”. In other words, it was all about the contestants’ personal history and culture. The most memorable part of this episode revolved around two contestants.

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I’m not a climate change scientist, but…

by Wendy Hird

Apart from temperature and storm events, the biggest measurable change is in the ocean

In May 2013 the USA’s National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed that the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Mauna Loa, Hawaii has surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm). This is the first time this has happened since measurements began in 1958. The world average is 394ppm.

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