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Exercise Doesn't Have to be Boring

April 6th, 2021
As we get ready for the coming winter, it's a great time to ingrain new health and lifestyle habits. Contrary to popular belief, exercise doesn't have to be boring. From yoga classes in front of the TV to ocean swimming and beyond, fun fitness activities help you to get off the couch and live a more productive lifestyle. Let's take a look at some novel ways to get fit in 2021, after all, fitness is so much easier when it's fun.

Adventure activities in the great outdoors are a great way to get fit, but they can also be intimidating. If you want to start a little slower, there are lots of fun fitness ideas you can enjoy much closer to home. The global pandemic and great lockdown of 2020 led to a sharp rise in fitness apps and online classes, which means you don't even have to leave the house. From 80s inspired aerobics routines to relaxing yoga classes and hardcore workouts, it's never been easier to get fit in front of your TV.

You don't even have to focus on fitness itself, wit [...]

How Human Beings Developed Big Brains

April 1st, 2021
Human beings have bigger brains than our animal cousins, with the size and complexity of our neural network responsible for continual leaps of evolution. While multiple studies have been carried out on the human brain, new research has uncovered the actual biological switch that may be responsible for our collective growth as a species. When 'brain organoids' were grown in the lab from humans, gorillas, and chimpanzees, scientists could influence the amount of growth and complexity. It seems th [...]

Property Market Booms

March 17th, 2021

The Australian property market continues to boom, as buyers face a “perfect storm” of strong demand and low supply. Despite emerging from a global pandemic and economic downturn, the Sydney market has reached an all-time high and other capitals are not far behind. Property sellers are being swamped with offers, banks are welcoming new customers, and record low interest rates […]

Interior Trends for the Coming Winter

March 15th, 2021

As we head into winter, 2021, there’s never been a better time to refresh your home. While the last few months have been challenging for everyone, COVID-19 has helped to put many things into perspective. With people around the world spending more time at home, there has been an uptake in domestic energy and a renewed focus on the art […]

HomeBuilder Boosts Jobs

March 11th, 2021

The HomeBuilder program continues to achieve great uptake, having reached 82,000 applications and expected to top 100,000 by the end of March. This has created a pipeline of work valued at $18 billion, with economic benefits spreading well beyond the construction sector. While this payment system was designed to help people with new builds and renovations, its primary purpose was […]

Royal Families Around the World

March 8th, 2021

The British royal family have been getting lots of headlines lately, with Queen Elizabeth II and her brood the most visible face of modern monarchy. The House of Windsor is not the only reigning family, however, with 26 unique monarchies and 44 sovereign states (including Australia and New Zealand) existing in the world today. From the extravagance of the house […]

The Right Fruit & Veg Mix

March 1st, 2021

We have always understood the importance of fruit and vegetables to human health. Along with sleep, water, and exercise, fruit and veg consumption has been a consistent element in health messaging around the world. However, despite the recognised benefits of fresh produce, the recommended amount and ratio of fruit and veg intake has been far from consistent. A huge new […]

Stamp Duty Phased Out

February 17th, 2021

As we emerge from the global pandemic, economists are looking for novel ways to stimulate the economy. According to experts, swapping stamp duty for land tax is a powerful way to make the taxation model more fair and effective. Not only would it be a more efficient financial measure, it could also have a positive impact on home ownership rates […]

Low Rates & High Prices

February 15th, 2021

Australian house prices remain high, with COVID-19 failing to dampen the market and the official cash rate dropping to a record low of 0.10%. Australian property is currently more expensive than ever, and according to experts, things are not going to slow down any time soon. Interest rates are key, with the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) wanting to stimulate […]

The Work-Life Balance Myth

February 10th, 2021

After years of employers and well-meaning lifestyle articles speaking of the “work-life balance”, turns out it has always been a problematic concept. When you think about it, “work” should never act as a counterweight to “life”, with opposition between these two terms actually highlighting the nature of the problem. In a new world defined by flexible hours, remote work opportunities, […]

Advances in Quantum Computing

February 8th, 2021

The race towards useful quantum computing continues to heat up thanks to key scientific advances. A recent Australian invention has made waves in the quantum world, with scientists from the University of Sydney and Microsoft Corporation developing a single chip that’s capable of transforming the entire world of quantum computing. From superconductors to qubits, let’s take a look at the […]