Monthly Archives: October 2014


How Music Inspires Fitness

October 31st, 2014

Everyone’s looking for an edge when it comes to fitness, and motivation is often the key. While we all understand the health benefits of regular and strenuous exercise, the energy required to get out on the street or into the gym often proves elusive. According to two encouraging new studies, however, listening to music can make all the difference, with […]

Broadband around the World

October 28th, 2014

The Internet has become an essential element of modern life, with millions of people online everyday for work, study, and play. Like many aspects of modernity, however, Internet access is highly dependent on geographic location, socio-economic levels, and demographic placement. Broadband speeds around the world are far from equal, as the gap between different countries and regions becomes the most […]

Mortgage Trick or Treat

October 20th, 2014

Taking out a mortgage is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. Whether you are just entering the mortgage world or looking to refinance an existing loan, it’s important to understand the complexities of the mortgage process if you want a home loan that truly works for you. With Halloween quickly approaching, let’s learn how to avoid some common […]

Lack of Land Drives Prices Higher

October 17th, 2014

Lack of residential land continues to put upwards pressure on house prices, especially in the highly populated areas of Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. According to new research from RP Data, the cost of land has grown eightfold since 1990, with the median selling price for land in capital cities now $247,000. While capital growth on an annual basis has been […]

IMF Downgrades Global Growth

October 10th, 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded its forecast for global economic growth, noting geopolitical worries, housing concerns in China, equity price corrections, and falling industrial production in Germany. The IMF now expect the world economy to grow by 3.8 percent next year, a revised figure from the 4 percent growth forecast back in July. According to the IMF’s chief […]

Japanese Company to Build Space Elevator

October 7th, 2014

If you’ve ever had dreams of riding an elevator all the way to space, things are looking up – literally. Japanese construction giant Obayashi has just announced plans to build a 96,000 kilometre space elevator, with this huge project said to be up and running by 2050. When completed, space elevator transportation could signal the end of Earth-based rockets and […]