Monthly Archives: November 2014


Strangest University Courses

November 21st, 2014

Whether you want to study zombies, Beyonce, or underwater basket weaving, universities around the world continue to expand into weird and wonderful territory. No longer a simple choice of arts vs science or law vs medicine, modern students have access to more academic choices than ever before. Let’s take a look at some of the stranger offerings available from our […]

Current State of Housing Finance

November 17th, 2014

Home lending in Australia continues to rise, with property investors outpacing owner occupiers and first home buyers continuing to struggle. According to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), total loans rose 2.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis in September to reach $28.87 billion. While investor loans rose 3.7 percent, owner occupier loans rose just 1.4 […]

First Home Buyers Still Down

November 14th, 2014

First home buyers are still struggling in Australia, with activity flat across the board and new buyers feeling increasingly priced out of the market. According to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), first home buyer activity currently accounts for 12 percent of all owner-occupier home loans, and just 7 percent of total home loans. However, NAB […]

The Rise of Ethical Homewares

November 7th, 2014

As the green movement grows around the world, people are no longer content waiting for government and big business to act on environmental issues. They often say change begins at home, and when it comes to sustainability, nothing could be closer to the truth. With consumer demand growing for homewares that are both beautiful and ethical, retail and building industries […]

Can You Really Upgrade Mind and Body

November 3rd, 2014

From bulletproof coffee to amino acid supplements and high intensity workouts, a growing number of people around the world are taking evolution into their own hands. In an effort to upgrade mind and body, this growing community of people use a combination of exercise, age-old nutrition, and modern technology in an effort to hack human biology. Can we really supercharge […]