Monthly Archives: April 2014


Exercise and the Brain

April 25th, 2014

Physical exercise influences the brain in many ways, increasing neurotransmitter levels, improving oxygen, and enhancing nutrient delivery. Physical activity affects both how we think and how we feel, with people who exercise likely to experience a number of cognitive and psychological benefits. Whether its memory, brain function, or protection from the negative effects of anxiety and depression, studies are increasingly […]

Netflix and the Future of TV

April 18th, 2014

Television culture is changing before our very eyes, as traditional TV networks compete with online downloads and streaming services. Media streaming service, Netflix, continues to lead the way, with the US giant recently announcing record earnings for the first quarter of 2014. While the Internet has long been used for the distribution of existing TV material, Netflix and other providers […]

Free Trade Deal Struck with Japan

April 11th, 2014

After a long period of negotiation, Australia has signed a new free trade deal with Japan. Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have settled on the major points of the bi-lateral agreement, with both leaders promising significant advantages across a range of industries. The Australian agricultural sector is a big winner, with Australian consumers also set […]

Real Estate Sector Leads Business Confidence

April 4th, 2014

According to the March Business Confidence survey by Roy Morgan Research, there has been a modest recovery in business confidence throughout Australia. The real estate sector continues to lead the way with the strongest gains, followed closely by professional services and wholesale trade. While the recovery may only be small at this time, there is also a strong belief that […]