Monthly Archives: June 2013


Technology and Privacy at Home

June 28th, 2013

The recent spill of a massive government surveillance program in the United States has brought up a number of questions about the relationship between technology and privacy. While the myth of online privacy has been debunked numerous times, it’s a surprise to many that the biggest threat to privacy may come from government itself. Can we expect privacy in our […]

How much sleep do we really need?

June 21st, 2013

Sleep is essential for life, with the amount of shut-eye we get affecting our health, productivity, and emotional stability. Depending on your age, health, and individual ne eds, it is possible to sleep from as little as four hours a night to as many as eighteen. For something that accounts for so much of our time on planet Earth, it […]

The Truth about Coffee

June 14th, 2013

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, with millions of people consuming it every morning as a way to kick-start their day. Despite its massive popularity, however, the positive and negative health effects of coffee can be hard to define and even harder to agree upon. Is coffee really as bad for us as some reports […]

Making Sense of Chinese Growth

June 14th, 2013

The state of the Chinese economy continues to influence local decisions, as politicians and business leaders attempt to ride the Chinese Dragon without getting burned. China has experienced massive growth since 2003, with the local Australian economy increasingly dependent on the speed, sustainability, and scope of Chinese investment. While there has been definite advantages to our ongoing relationship with China, […]

How the Australian Dream is Changing

June 7th, 2013

Australian cities continue to change, with population growth, urban development, and house prices influencing property ownership and lifestyle decisions. While the Great Australian Dream of a suburban house with backyard is still alive and well, this ideal is now just one of many possibilities. Whether it is an apartment in central Sydney, a share house in the middle-ring of Melbourne, […]