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Can Holidays Be a ‘Growth’ Experience?

I recently heard about two 12-year-old twins who led four camels from Hermannsburg, near Alice Springs, to Bourke in outback New South Wales. They walked 2,500km. The boys were accompanied by a nurse working in their community and they were home schooled on their trip. They raised $2,000 for World Vision. Their story got me
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When is it Time to Leave Town?

I grew up in Sydney but now call the Gold Coast home. I am a born traveller and love to roam. My parents are from Italy, and I really enjoy getting to Europe as often as I can, but recently I started wondering how many people live close to the area where they were born.
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How People Judge Your Personality, According to Psychologists

How People Judge Your Personality, According to Psychologists

In a former life I was a pastor, and I still like the advice from the Bible that tells us to be slow to judge – don’t cast the first stone! But the truth is that people are very quick to judge others. According to the experts people are hard-wired to judge others quickly because
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Why Workplaces Should Support Their Mental Health

Why Workplaces Should Support Their Mental Health

Did you do anything to mark the R U OK day held earlier this year on September 12? The R U OK day is organised by an Australian non-profit suicide prevention organisation, founded by advertiser Gavin Larkin in 2009. It revolves around the slogan ‘R U OK?’, and encourages people to have conversations with others
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Who Are Australia’s Top Social Media Influencers

Who Are Australia’s Top Social Media Influencers?

I read an article about social media influencers in The Australian newspaper a few weeks ago written by Sara McCorquodale. Sara was a journalist for many years but then set up a company in London called CORQ, which helps companies identify social media influencers to promote their companies. She is now opening an office in
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Who Has Cultural Muscle in Australia

Who Has Cultural Muscle in Australia?

The newspaper, The Australian Financial Review, publishes a list every year of the most culturally powerful people in Australia. According to the paper, these are the people we take notice of and talk about. They have the power to define what it means to be Australian. These people help shape our views. The list has
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