Sleep, Food & Your Body Clock

January 11th, 2021
Your body clock affects every aspect of your daily life, from the moment you wake in the morning to your performance at work and quality of your sleep. Also known as your circadian rhythm, this "clock" is built into every cell in your body. While your body clock does not keep perfect linear time or follow an exact 24-hour cycle, it is very much a defining factor in how you live your life. In order to have a healthy, happy, and productive time on planet Earth, it's important to be aware of your body clock and understand the intricate links between sleep, food, physical activity, and time itself.

Whether you're a baby, a teenager, or an elder, your body has a "master clock" deep inside your brain which keeps you in step with the world around you. Even in this day and age of electric lights and endless screen time, the natural day-night cycle defined by the rising sun affects every aspect of your health and well-being. Morning light triggers hormones in your body, with the natural blue part of the spectrum telling your body it's time to wake up and start doing things. As the day goes on [...]

Open Resolutions for the New Year

January 8th, 2021
When it comes to New Year's Resolutions, setting lists is much easier than getting stuff done. Resolutions fail for many reasons, with people often demanding too much of themselves and being too rigid about the goals they set. According to new research, 'open' resolutions are much more likely to succeed. If we make open-ended rather than specific goals, we are much more likely to achieve positive results. Whether you want to get fitter or be more productive at work, open goals offer a range of [...]

Making the Perfect Home Office

January 4th, 2021

Creating the perfect office space is an important skill for anyone who’s working from home. Whether you run a home business, work as a freelancer, or operate a remote workstation for a multi-national, managing your space helps to decrease your stress levels and improve your productivity. From making a plan and buying furniture to using your wall space and establishing […]

Aussie Primary Industries – Labour Shortages & Tarriff Threats

December 16th, 2020

Australia’s primary industries are going through turmoil on multiple fronts, with low migration numbers keeping foreign workers away and ongoing trade disputes with China becoming an all-out war. Multiple industries are feeling the pressure, including beef, wheat, barley, wine, and fruit growers across the country. Australian honey, fruit, and dairy producers are also on high alert over potential tariffs, and […]

Average First Home Buyer Age Rises

December 14th, 2020

The average age of first-time property buyers continues to rise in Australia. It’s increasingly rare for couples in their 20s to snap up their first home, with the average Aussie well into their 30s by the time they get a mortgage. This puts Australia near the bottom of the list compared with other nations, with Aussie first-home owners slightly older […]

How Much Meat is Ideal

December 7th, 2020

In a modern world saturated with information, confusion, and endless goodwill, knowing what to eat can seem like a major challenge. When it comes to dietary advice, there’s nothing more polarising than red meat, with some people advocating meat-centred diets and others recommending almost no consumption at all. Let’s take a look at current healthcare advice on red meat consumption […]

Famous Private Islands

December 4th, 2020

There’s nothing like relaxing on a tropical island, swimming through pristine waters, and letting the worries of the world fade away in the cool breeze. For most of us, island holiday life is very much a communal affair, with the vast majority of small islands owned by large resorts or shared by multiple citizens. There are lots of private islands […]

Household Density around the World

December 1st, 2020

Household density around the world is widely dependent on where you live, with global differences highlighted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Household type also differs widely between nations and cities, from solo households to nuclear families and extended family groups. Let’s take a look at household density rates in different countries, and try to understand the size and […]

Household Trends for the 2020s

November 16th, 2020

The modern household continues to evolve, with interior design and lifestyle experts forecasting future trends based on demographic changes. The 2020s is well underway, and despite an incredibly challenging start, new lifestyle trends are starting to emerge. The global pandemic will obviously influence how we live and work in the years ahead, as will considerations around living space, multi-functionality, technology, […]

Rates Reach Historic Lows

November 12th, 2020

Australia’s official cash rate has dropped to a record low of 0.10%, marking the lowest interest rate in the nation’s history. Challenging times call for unprecedented measures, with the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) making the tough decision to slash rates in an effort to stimulate the economy out of recession. The latest interest rate cut from early November – […]

The Health Benefits of Positive Thinking

November 9th, 2020

Positive thinking is often linked with good health outcomes, with an optimistic outlook known to improve stress management, enhance mental health, limit memory decline, and even reduce heart disease. While thinking of unicorns and rainbows probably won’t cure all your ills, there is definitive scientific evidence highlighting the power of positive thought. While the exact mechanisms behind this phenomenon remain […]