• We wander lonely in the cloud

    Roger Patulny     |      January 26, 2020

    Humans are more connected to each other than ever, thanks to smartphones, the web and social media. At the same time, loneliness is a huge and growing social problem, so can we use technology to make things better, rather than worse?

  • The human cost of ‘fast fashion’

    Sophie Mayo     |      January 15, 2020

    The global fashion industry is increasingly under pressure to address issues of sustainability, from both an environmental and human perspective.  How has the globalisation of the fashion industry functioned to empower and oppress women across the global north/south divide?

  • How to help people dealing with traumatic events

    Meaghan O'Donnell     |      January 10, 2020

    Thousands of people are processing the emotional impact of being caught up in the Australian bushfires. Here are some tips on how you can support a friend or family member who may be struggling.

  • 5 ways to fight insomnia

    Richard Scott     |      December 31, 2019

    Insomnia can be caused by anxiety, stress, illness, or certain medication. The good thing is, you can manage the symptoms by incorporating simple changes into your routine and surroundings.

  • Why do we say things we later regret?

    Brent Coker     |      December 12, 2019

    Experiments show that when we are stressed, exercising or otherwise aroused, we are more prone to say things we shouldn’t. So try to stay calm if you want to keep a secret.

  • Watch your kids around water

    Open Forum     |      December 8, 2019

    Leaving young children unsupervised in or near water while checking a pot on the stove, hanging washing out to dry or monitoring other children can lead to tragedy.

  • 15 ways to welcome spring into your home

    Alexis Walker     |      September 14, 2019

    Spring is the perfect time to have fun with your home decor. Be creative and have fun creating new decor for springtime.

  • Busy mums skip nutrition guidelines

    Open Forum     |      August 30, 2019

    Australia’s National Nutritional Guidelines are not helpful to working mums who may want to provide nutritious meals for their families but find this difficult under the time pressures of modern life.

  • Put down the phone girls

    Open Forum     |      August 15, 2019

    Very frequent use of social media could be harming teenage girls’ mental health through exposure to cyberbullying as well as reducing the amount of sleep or physical exercise they have.

  • Walking the tightrope of work and family

    Inga Lass     |      August 2, 2019

    Once working hours are taken into account it is still mothers who experience the most conflict in terms of balancing work and family.

  • Kids cartwheel to better mental health

    Open Forum     |      June 26, 2019

    “Circus takes your mind off some things…sad things…it’s my weekly pick-up and sort of an escape.”

  • Too many chiefs make for ineffective teamwork

    Rebecca Hoyle     |      June 17, 2019

    Some people are better team players than others, but people with goal-oriented and manipulative personality traits can actively undermine collaborative efforts and affect the team outcome.