Monthly Archives: February 2014


Food for your Brain

February 28th, 2014

Eating well is not only good for your physical health, but can also boost your mental facilities. The brain is a complex organ that requires certain sugars and nutrients, and some foods help much more than others. While your doctor is not going to write you a script for coconut oil or blueberries any time soon, links have been found […]

What is Upcycling?

February 21st, 2014

The Upcycling revival is gaining momentum, as householders increasingly look for sustainable and budget friendly ways to make the old new again. Upcycling is the p rocess of re-using waste materials and unwanted products to create something useful, a process that can be applied to all aspects of modern living. From simple gift making through to furniture and interior design, […]

Return of the Beard

February 14th, 2014

After a few long decades away from the spotlight, the mighty beard is once again back in fashion. From the footy fields of Sydney to the fashion shows of Milan, an increasing number of men are embracing their facial follicles. Has the beard become just another fashion accessory in a world obsessed with image, or are we witnessing a true […]

Dollar Climbs as Rates on Hold

February 14th, 2014

The Australian dollar regained ground in early February, climbing over 2 cents in one week from a low of 86.5 US cents. The move came on the back of a decision by the Reserve Bank to leave the official cash rate at 2.5 percent. While the currency market is always hard to predict, an increasing number of analysts are expecting […]

The Chinese Investment Boom

February 7th, 2014

Money continues to flow into the Australian property market from Chinese investors, with prestige properties snapped up and sites secured for landmark developments. The Chinese have a growing presence in all capital cities, with Sydney and Melbourne particularly popular with individual buyers and Chinese investment groups. With low interest rates likely to continue and new residential developments on the horizon, […]