Why is Processed Food Bad

July 8th, 2021

We are always told that processed foods are bad, but few people ask why. Foods often need processing to make them digestible, with different methods and techniques available to preserve food, add flavour to food, and make food production safer and more consistent. However, despite these obvious benefits, food processing has also been linked with numerous health problems. Let’s take […]

The Link Between Green Spaces & Happiness

July 5th, 2021

If you’ve ever felt happy when visiting a park, garden, or reserve, you’re certainly not alone. According to a recent study, there is a recognised link between green spaces in urban environments and the happiness of residents, workers, and city visitors. From inner-city botanical gardens to manicured parkland and riverside pathways, access to green spaces provides much more than aesthetic […]

Global CBDs on Life Support

July 1st, 2021

The central business district is on life support, with cities around the world struggling to spring back into life. From New York to San Francisco, from Auckland to Melbourne, the CBD looks very different since the global pandemic. There are many reasons for this shift, including more remote work opportunities, less disposable income, and a growing distrust of public spaces […]

Capital Cities Lead the Property Charge

June 11th, 2021

Australian property prices continue to rise, with values up 7% in the three months to May. This represents the sharpest quarterly increase since November 1988, as investors return to the market in droves. While regional markets have surged all year, and prices were high across the nation, state capitals achieved renewed momentum as buyers regain confidence in Australia’s biggest cities. […]

What is the Typical Aussie Income

June 7th, 2021

If you’ve ever wondered what the average Australian earns each year, you are certainly not alone. The $200,000 tax bracket has been getting lots of attention in recent weeks, as both the Liberal and Labour leaders attempt to define the “top end of town” without alienating the common worker. As it turns out, $200,000 per year is far from typical, […]

Dreams, Memories & Future Events

June 4th, 2021

Dreams are opaque, mysterious, and often impossible to comprehend through the lens of waking consciousness. Despite the subjective and riddle-like nature of many dreams, however, scientific studies into their meaning and value do occur from time to time. According to one new study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, dreams are the result of a deep cognitive process that […]