• Team work makes the dream work

    Mladen Adamovic     |      June 19, 2024

    The UEFA Euro 2024 men’s football tournament is an event which celebrates great skill and athleticism. But it is also a chance for national teams to demonstrate the importance of leadership and teamwork in their quest for success.

  • To do or not to do, that is the question

    Kim Caudwell     |      June 13, 2024

    What’s the best way to get things done and achieve our goals when time is short and other tasks are pressing?

  • Tattoo you

    Christel Nielsen     |      June 9, 2024

    Tattoos are ugly and, unlike other fashionable excesses, permanent reminders of temporary stupidity, however they may have more serious side-effects than repelling others and personal regret.

  • Guilt tripping motherhood

    Vida Parady     |      June 7, 2024

    New mums face a relentless barrage of advertising but many of these products lack scientific backing and some may even damage their physical and mental well-being.

  • Don’t look back

    Agnes Arnold-Forster     |      May 18, 2024

    Nostalgia was once thought to be a potentially fatal illness, but is now co-opted by advertising agencies and politicians alike to sell us goods and policies harking back to ‘better days’ which perhaps never existed.

  • Grandmothers could be the answer to adolescent angst

    Open Forum     |      May 13, 2024

    New research has found that investment by maternal grandmothers into grandchildren who have suffered multiple adverse early life experiences could significantly reduce emotional and behavioural problems in these children.

  • Conspiracy thinking

    Darel Cookson     |      March 28, 2024

    Conspiracy theories are often assumed to appeal to people of limited education, but Intelligence doesn’t make you immune, it’s all a question of your thinking style.

  • Flexing our social muscles

    Melanie Lambert     |      March 5, 2024

    While maintaining financial security tends to dominate considerations of retirement, the need to stay socially active and connected with others when we leave the workforce can be just as important for our long-term well-being.

  • 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.