Monthly Archives: September 2013


Physical Exercise Improves Brain Function

September 27th, 2013

There is a link between regular physical exercise and healthy brain function, with physical exertion affecting the brain on multiple fronts. Not only does regular exercise pump more oxygen to the brain and aid the body in the release of hormones, recent studies have also shown a direct link between physical activity and a reduction in the risk of Alzheimer’s […]

Trendy Words Get Dictionary Status

September 20th, 2013

A number of new words have been made official, with popular vernacular continuing to influence the English language. Technology, social media, fashion, and gastronomy all had something to say in the latest Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) update, with a number of buzzwords once again making the cut. Twerk, derp, selfie, jorts, and unlike were just some of the new words […]

Interest Rate Hike Sooner or Later

September 13th, 2013

With interest rates currently at historic lows, it’s all too easy to assume they will stay there forever. According to new research, however, rates could start climbing sooner rather than later, with the narrowing gap between fixed and variable interest rates setting off alarm bells for some analysts. While it is impossible to forecast a date for this theoretical rate […]

Confidence Boost for the Australian Market

September 6th, 2013

Australian property listings increased in August, with some analysts suggesting a boost in market confidence. While the overall market is still largely subdued when viewe d on a long term basis, stock levels are up from July and vendors seem more willing to enter the marketplace. With the busy spring period already under way and the federal election done and […]