Monthly Archives: January 2014


The Psychology of Interior Design

January 31st, 2014

Does your home ever get you down, or does it make you feel happy about your place in the world? According to some experts, we can make our homes feel new again by paying close attention to the principles and psychology of interior design. The psychology of interior design merges two seemingly unrelated concepts, in an effort to make living […]

Raw Food Diet

January 24th, 2014

The raw food movement began in the 1970s, and has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Raw foodists generally eat a diet that is free from meat and processed products, with either very little or no cooked food consumed. While raw food proponents make claims of improved health, enhanced energy levels, and disease prevention, this growing health trend […]

Online Gamers Solve Science’s Big Problems

January 18th, 2014

If you thought online gaming was nothing but a waste of time, perhaps it’s time to change your perspective. An increasing number of gamers are helping scientists unravel the secrets of the universe, thanks to a new wave of games that merge science and fun in surprising and useful ways. Whether it’s an unsolved medical puzzle or an astronomical challenge, […]

How Low Can the Aussie Dollar Go

January 17th, 2014

The Australian dollar is at its lowest level in over three years, now sitting well below 90 US cents. In mid-January, the Aussie suffered its weakest weekly performance in over six months, with some commentators forecasting even lower levels for the months ahead. With a number of domestic and international factors continuing to undermine the local currency, just how low […]

Positive Expectations for 2014

January 10th, 2014

Expectations are high for a bumper 2014, after massive growth in the Australian property market over the last 12 months. House prices are forecast to rise throughout the year, with regional centres and country areas expected to join capital city hotspots. While disparity between investors and first home buyers will still be a problem for people trying to enter the […]

Household Tech

January 3rd, 2014

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has just finished up in Las Vegas, with companies from around the world showing off a wide range of new products. Alongside the TV innovations and new tablet designs that get so much attention, the show also highlights a growing number of household tech products designed to transform your domestic environment. Smarter homes are […]