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Looking After Your Eyes in the Screen Age

October 16th, 2019
Technology continues to have a profound effect on every aspect of our lives, with computers and other devices used for work, play, and everything in-between. Whether it's a desktop computer at work, a laptop at home, or a smartphone during your daily commute, people are spending more time staring at computer screens each and every year. Excessive screen time is known to have a negative effect, with digital eye strain increasingly recognised as a serious health issue. Whether you suffer from headaches, blurred vision, or eye twitching, there are lots of ways to look after your eyes in the screen age.

Creating links between screen time and eye health can be a complex and tenuous undertaking. While computer screens and digital devices can affect our eyes in a number of different ways, screen use itself is unlikely to cause permanent damage. However, despite the lack of evidence surrounding long-term damage, digital eye strain is a recognised condition that continues to affect more people each year. According to the Vision Council, 59 percent of people who use compute [...]

Getting Your Home Ready for Summer

October 9th, 2019
With summer approaching fast, there's never been a better time for some creative interior design tweaks. While few people have the time or budget to completely change their home each season, a few small adjustments will keep your home looking sharp and fresh. Summer is the time of light, heat, and celebration, with relevant interior design schemes able to align your home with the best aspects of the season. Let's look at some of the best interior design trends to look out for during the su [...]

5G and Why Some People are Scared

October 2nd, 2019

The rollout of 5G connectivity is having a huge impact, with some people looking forward to lightning fast download speeds and others concerned about the health and environmental risks of this new technology. 5G is the latest and fifth generation of cellular network technology, and promises faster speeds, lower latency, and greater reliability than its predecessors. 5G is about 60 […]

Australia's Welfare Report for 2019

September 19th, 2019

The latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report has just been released, with lots of positive news spread among some very worrying statistics. The 2019 edition of this report is the 14th iteration, as the government attempts to gain insight into our work life, home life, education and income among other key issues. This report goes well beyond the […]

Trade War Intensifies

September 18th, 2019

The trade war between the United States and China is not limited to two nations, with global markets continuing to feel the pressure. As a chief political ally of the US and major exporter to China, Australia is somewhat caught in the middle. The trade war recently intensified with the addition of new tariffs, with the escalation sending shock waves […]

Buyers back in the Market

September 18th, 2019

Property prices in key markets continue to rise, with an increasing number of buyers taking out mortgages in case growth rates gain momentum. While national prices are still down according to the latest ABS data, the tide is starting to turn in Sydney and Melbourne. CoreLogic has recorded price gains in Australia’s two biggest markets over the last three months, […]

Looking after your Joints with Exercise

September 12th, 2019

Everyone knows about the positive impacts of exercise, with cardio and strength routines able to improve your health and upgrade your quality of life. Getting regular exercise is not always easy, however, with lifestyle constraints and existing physical problems often getting in the way. It’s important to work through these problems, however, with arthritis, painful joints and stiffness responding well […]

Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

September 5th, 2019

In order to deal with climate change, corporate greed and political inertia, a multitude of new energy solutions are required. While renewable solar and wind power is an important piece of the puzzle, scientists are also developing clever ways to capture existing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into usable fuel. This transformative process almost sounds too good […]

Wages Growth Remains Flat

August 22nd, 2019

Wages in Australia continue to flatline, with annual wage growth failing to make any real impact to living expenses and conditions on the ground. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the wage growth index was up just 0.6% for the June quarter, which gave it a modest increase of 2.3% for the year. Vast differences were also found […]

Signs of an End to the Housing Downturn

August 20th, 2019

Australian property prices may have reached the bottom, at least for the moment. Despite falling prices in some markets, the worst housing downturn in modern history may be coming to an end earlier than expected. CoreLogic’s monthly index has looked fairly positive over the last couple of months, with modest price rises in July adding to early increases in June […]

Why are Allergies on the Rise

August 8th, 2019

The world is becoming increasingly allergic to common foods, with children in particular likely to develop new allergies. When analysed on a global basis, the spread of allergies is far from even, with Western nations increasing at a much faster rate and specific countries much worse than others. While no-one knows for sure why allergy rates are increasing, a number […]