Monthly Archives: August 2014


The Importance of Bacteria

August 29th, 2014

The bacteria living in your gut has a profound effect on your health and well-being. Scientists are starting to appreciate the critical role gut bacteria plays in human health, with unbalanced levels of bacteria linked to a range of physical and mental disorders. Separate studies around the world have linked unhealthy gut microbiota communities to physical problems like weight gain […]

World’s Wackiest Sports

August 22nd, 2014

From cheese rolling and backwards racing through to wife-carrying and tank biathlon, the world is full of some pretty wacky sports. While most people are content with a gentle game of tennis or a leisurely stroll around the golf course, some will always seek out the absurd. There are more weird ways to get active than ever before, with quirky […]

Wealth Gap Widens in Australia

August 15th, 2014

Australia is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but there is also an increasing divergence between the rich and poor. For a country that prides itself on fairness and equality, it’s interesting to note that both income and wealth distribution are more unequal than ever. This growing disparity is driven by a number of factors, including a drop […]

Sydney and Melbourne Values Up as Gap Widens

August 8th, 2014

Property prices in Sydney and Melbourne are on the rise, with values in both capitals continuing to outpace the rest of the Australian market. Home prices were up 1.6 percent nationally in J uly according to figures from RP Data-Rismark, with a detailed review showing a disparity between state capitals. While few economists are predicting a housing bubble, the value […]

Growth of the Sharing Economy

August 1st, 2014

The Internet continues to spawn new ways of making and saving money, as people look beyond traditional economic models and embrace the sharing economy. The Internet has long been used to share knowledge and information, and in the wake of the financial crisis, people are looking for new ways to share the financial burden as well. With platforms such as […]