Lab-grown Meat is Coming

July 1st, 2019
Lab-grown meat, also known as cultured meat, has been called the future of food by leading scientists and industry experts. Produced by the cultivation of animal cells rather than the slaughter of animals, this new and novel form of meat is likely to hit the supermarket shelves in the not too distant future. Despite the many environmental benefits attached to lab-grown meat, our attitudes surrounding high-tech meat will need some major adjusting before this food source is widely accepted.

Cultured meat is a form of cellular agriculture that uses many of the same tissue engineering techniques seen in regenerative medicine. With conventional farming associated with a range of environmental and ethical problems, this form of meat may be the solution we've all been waiting for. From land clearing and pollution through to mass animal transport and unethical slaughtering practices, lab-grown meat can be produced safely and relatively inexpensively with none of these associated problems.

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Property Listings Down

June 17th, 2019
Property listings are down across Australia, with new listings at their lowest level in 12 years. While much of the downturn can be attributed to the sharp drop in prices felt across the country, the recent Federal election and struggling employment and wages figures are also having an impact. While this sharp downturn could be seen as bad news, other indicators point towards a bottoming market as things start to slowly turn around. The recent move by the RBA to cut interest rates has created so [...]

What the RBA Rate Cut Means on the Ground

June 14th, 2019

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) recently lowered the official cash rate from 1.5 per cent to the all-time low of 1.25 per cent. As the first move made by the RBA since August 2016, this 0.25 percentage point drop was both largely anticipated and widely applauded. The RBA made the cut in an attempt to stimulate the Australian economy, […]

Developing Healthy Habits

June 11th, 2019

Everyone wants to improve their situation and live their best possible life. Despite best intentions, however, making changes to your lifestyle can be extremely difficult. Inertia is a very real thing, with emotional and lifestyle ruts often leading to bad habits and addictions that can seem impossible to break. This is especially true when it comes to health and fitness, […]

Benefits of Intergenerational Living

June 6th, 2019

Living with your relatives is common in many parts of the world, with financial and cultural reasons often bringing three of more generations together. While many Aussies and Kiwis live in share houses when they’re young, the nuclear family is very much the norm later in life. Living trends are slowly changing, however, with people staying at home for longer […]

World's Most Exclusive Travel Experiences

June 3rd, 2019

It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do, travel has the potential to transform your expectations and enrich your life. New perspectives and experiences can help you take a step back and look at your life through a new lens. While every holiday feels a little extravagant, there are some destinations and experiences that revel in their exclusive […]

The Health Benefits of Pets

September 6th, 2016

Pets provide more than just love and cuddles, they can actually make you physically and mentally healthier. There are a number of proven health benefits for people with pets, including physical, mental, and emotional improvements. From enhancing your social skills and helping you relax through to increasing your fitness, pet ownership can be even more important than gym membership when […]

Strange Cosmic Facts

August 30th, 2016

The Universe is a strange and amazing place, as old as time itself with a scale that stretches beyond belief. Whenever you’re feeling stressed or down, like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, it’s important to look up and remember just how big and mind-boggling the cosmos really is. Let’s take a look at some of the […]

Rents Fall Across Australia

August 16th, 2016

Housing rents have fallen across most Australian capitals, as supply levels continue to rise and population growth slows. According to figures from CoreLogic, combined capital city rental values were down 0.3 percent in July and 0.6 percent for the year – the fastest rate of decline since 1996. Along with the mismatch between supply and demand, rental values are also […]

Confidence struggles despite Rate cut

August 15th, 2016

The recent interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank failed to make a big impact on consumer confidence, with optimists only slightly outnumbering pessimists despite 25 basis points being shaved off the official cash rate. While the modest boost is an improvement on the last couple of months, moves by the Reserve Bank have failed to inspire confidence in the […]

How Physical Exercise Helps you Mentally

August 12th, 2016

While the physical benefits of exercise are well known, the mental and psychological benefits of working out can be just as powerful. Not only does regular physical activity make your brain work better, it also makes you feel better and reduces your chance of developing mental illness. Consistency is key when it comes to physical exercise, with people likely to […]