• Gut instincts

    Lilly Matson     |      February 26, 2024

    A psychologist from UNSW Sydney explains what intuition is and how you can harness it to make better decisions.

  • The lonely generation

    Open Forum     |      February 16, 2024

    Young adult Australians are more likely than their parents or grandparents to feel alone in the world, finds the annual HILDA survey, despite supposedly being more connected than ever before through their smartphones, chat apps and social media.

  • Love is a drug

    Open Forum     |      January 15, 2024

    Researchers from the ANU, the University of Canberra and the University of South Australia have measured how a part of the brain puts our loved one on a pedestal in that first flush of romantic love.

  • The joy of being wrong

    Daryl Van Tongeren     |      December 29, 2023

    When you limit yourself to only doing things the way you’ve always done them, you miss out on countless opportunities for growth, expansion and novelty – things that strike you with awe, fill you with wonder and make life worth living.

  • Work-life balance for older workers

    Candice Harris     |      December 27, 2023

    There is no one-size-fits-all solution to work-life balance, especially for older workers, and a new survey from New Zealand offers insights which Australian workforce planners should take on board.

  • Getting through the holidays

    Megan Flamer     |      December 26, 2023

    The holiday period over Christmas and New Year can be as busy as a working week, so here are a few tips to calm down, chill out and make the most of the downtime.

  • Bully for you

    Open Forum     |      December 5, 2023

    In a unique case study, UniSA researchers have explored the lived experiences of a self-identified persistent bully – a voice that is scarce in literature – to gain a deeper understanding of the factors that may contribute to this anti-social aggressive behaviour.

  • Vale, Ted Hopkins

    Max Thomas     |      November 23, 2023

    Open Forum regular Max Thomas bids farewell to a former Australian Rules team-mate who graced the field for Carlton before pursuing a varied career in business, publishing and writing. He also founded Champion Data, a pioneering AFL statistics platform which continues to thrive today.

  • Combating cyber-bullying

    Open Forum     |      October 31, 2023

    University of South Australia researchers are helping parents protect children and teens from the effects of cyberbullying by encouraging social connection, healthy friendships and belonging.

  • We want to believe

    Alan Stevenson     |      October 30, 2023

    Driving some of humanities greatest achievements and worst atrocities, belief is a genuinely curious and perplexing phenomenon, showing many different faces to the world.

  • Are friends electric?

    Hamid Laga     |      October 30, 2023

    Technology firms have been insisting that virtual reality is the next big thing for a decade with little success, so could targeting the technology at lonely older people succeed where it has so conspicuously failed with gamers, workers and younger generations?

  • Rough and tumble

    Emily Freeman     |      October 26, 2023

    Children – like the young of most mammals – like to play fight sometimes and rather than worrying, parents should let them enjoy it.