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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Wellbeing at work

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Health is not the same as wellbeing, but wellbeing can include health. Health is determined objectively, by scientific measurements, while wellbeing is subjective. Joanne Abbey explores the implications of wellbeing in workplaces.

Do something amazing to help beat blood cancer

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Blood cancer can develop in anyone, at any time. Alys Holz from the Leukaemia Foundation explains how you can change someone's life by giving up your hair for a little while at the World’s Greatest Shave.

The hair on our heads – think about it. We dye it, fry it and style it to create an image of who we want to be. For many your hair is what makes you, you. But every March thousands of people are giving up that part of them, just for a little while, to change someone’s life for a long while. By shaving or colouring their hair for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, they’re doing something amazing to help beat blood cancer.

Blood cancer can develop in anyone, at any time. With few clearly identified risk factors and sometimes no real warning, the impact is immense for the person diagnosed and their loved ones. This year 12,000 people will receive the devastating news that they have been diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or related blood disorder joining the 60,000 Australian’s currently living with a diagnosis.

Be brave and shave

Leukaemia Foundation World's Greatest Shave logo

Get sponsored to shave your hair between 12-15 March 2015 and support the Leukaemia Foundation in helping people with blood cancer. If you are not quite brave enough, you can always colour your hair instead.

Australia needs a vision for early learning

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The Productivity Commission has released the final report from its Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning. Samantha Page, CEO of Early Childhood Australia, says the report is a good start but lacks a clear enough vision for families.

Mental toughness – What is it? Do you need it? Have you got it?

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In an often challenging and stressful study and work environment, it’s useful to have a level of mental toughness. Clive Leach explains how we can be helped to better manage ourselves and perform at our best.

Children in immigration detention: government sanctioned child abuse?

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Tony Abbott has rejected the Australian Human Rights Commission report on children in immigration detention as ‘blatantly partisan’. Angela Beresford says it’s obvious that the government is out of touch with society and reality.

STEM: Part culture war, part cargo cult

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How can we get the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) right in Australian schools and universities? Nicholas Gruen says it is about more than just funding.

Therapeutic tools from canola waste product

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Canola is primarily grown for its oil. Saira Hussain shares exciting research results on how the by-product of canola oil might be used for treating a wide range of conditions like diabetes, cancer, hypertension and fat development.

Which challenge will you take on?

FebFast 2015

FebFast is a charity that raises money to fight youth addiction by challenging you to give up your favourite vice for 28 days. In the past the focus was on alcohol, but this year FebFasters are invited to choose from five habits one that they are going to abstain from – alcohol, nicotine, sugar, junk food or social media.

Our City Leaders’ 7 biggest challenges when cutting traffic congestion

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If we really want to ease traffic congestion in our cities, we need to make sure we all have all the information we need to make a change. Rachel Smith has asked our City Leaders about the biggest challenges ahead.