Monthly Archives: February 2016


Common Food Myths

February 26th, 2016

When it comes to food and nutritional advice, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. While there’s more information out there than ever before, much of it is contradictory, confused, or out of date. Let’s take a look at four of the most common food myths that proliferate on the Internet in an attempt to make sense of the chaos. […]

The Arctic Doomsday Vault

February 19th, 2016

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, also known as the Doomsday Vault, is located in the Arctic Archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Hidden 500 feet inside a mountain in a remote island location, the Doomsday Vault is designed to function as a seed bank in the case of climate change, nuclear war, or widespread natural disaster. Generally kept […]

ASIC Investigate Banks over Interest Rate Rigging

February 15th, 2016

Australia’s next financial scandal may be brewing, with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) currently investigating the big four banks regarding interbank interest rate rigging. The corporate regulator has been looking into fixing since 2012, with banks tight lipped as investigations enter an advanced stage. With Commission chairman Greg Medcraft recently telling the banks to “Plead guilty”, it will […]

Melbourne Overtakes Sydney

February 12th, 2016

Property price growth in Melbourne is the strongest in Australia for the first time in three years, with price growth in the Victorian capital overtaking Sydney on a monthly and yearly basis. While both markets are slowing down from the frenetic pace of the last few years, the Melbourne market has more room to move before it levels out. Brisbane […]

Marie Kondo and the Art of Decluttering

February 5th, 2016

Marie Kondo is a big name in her native Japan, with the self-described “crazy tidying fanatic” now taking the entire world by storm with the publication of her second English book “Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up”. Recently named one of the 100 most influential people of 2015 in Time magazine, Kondo’s […]

Exercise and Nutrition Should Always Be Combined

February 1st, 2016

Your body needs good quality fuel and proper maintenance in order to function effectively, with nutrition and exercise meeting these criteria. Good health is all about balance and consistency, and when it comes to nutrition and fitness, you really can’t have one without the other. If you don’t eat well, your workouts will not be effective, and if you don’t […]