Monthly Archives: December 2015


Loneliness Is Bad For Your Health

December 28th, 2015

Extreme loneliness is bad for your health, with chronic social isolation shown to increase the chances of disease and early death. Whether you’re a teenager, a retiree, or somewhere in-between, people without healthy social connections are at greater risk of developing inflammation and obesity among other risk factors. Time and time again, studies have shown a connection between a healthy […]

The Government’s Innovation Plan

December 14th, 2015

The Australian government are getting excited about the future, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announcing a $1.1 billion plan to promote business-based research, development, and innovation. The new plan will attempt to kick-start an “ideas boom” by strengthening ties and communication between the business community and academia. With millions of dollars flowing into the CSIRO, new tax incentives, and changes […]

Income Needed for Mortgage – City by City

December 11th, 2015

Property prices vary widely across Australia, with homeowners needing to earn six figures in five capital cities just to feel comfortable paying the mortgage. After analysing home loan data across the country, Mortgage Choice has released a report comparing minimum repayment rates in each Australian capital. Unsurprisingly, Sydney is the most expensive place to live, with Hobart the most affordable. […]

Why Personalised Diets Are the Future

December 4th, 2015

A new study into personal nutrition has shed light onto the problematic world of dieting. Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have found that people respond very differently to the exact same dietary intake. Everything we thought we knew about food could possibly be wrong, with the exact same foods affecting people in vastly different ways. With […]