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How to Stick to Our Good Intentions

How to Stick to Our Good Intentions

I guess you won’t be surprised if I tell you that January is the peak month for buying gym memberships and starting diets. Maybe we have all over-indulged at Christmas, and come January we are feeling the full effects of our lack of self-control. However 50 per cent of people joining gyms quit within the
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Are You Exhausted by Bad News

Are You Exhausted by Bad News?

The year is still young but already so many people are exhausted by bad news. More than 20 people dead, a billion animals wiped out and almost 5 million hectares burnt in Australia’s fires. If that isn’t bad enough, there is a prospect of another war in the Middle East. We are all praying for
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How to Respect People You Disagree With

How to Respect People You Disagree With

2020 has only just begun, but it has been a very rough start. Much of my country, Australia, has burnt. Regardless of whether or not you are directly affected by the crisis, it has caused every Australian, emotional pain. It has been devastating, but what has made it even worse is that there is such
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The Concept of the Milkshake Duck and How it Took Off Worldwide

The Concept of the Milkshake Duck and How it Took Off Worldwide

In my last blog I wrote about Macquarie Dictionary’s word for 2019 – ‘cancel culture’. Cancel culture is the online phenomenon of boycotting public figures who say or do the wrong thing. I personally don’t believe in ‘cancelling’ people, instead I think you should always give an individual the right to tell their side of
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Are Women More Likely to Reach for Junk Food When Stressed Than Men

Are Women More Likely to Reach for Junk Food When Stressed Than Men?

New research has found that female mice over-eat or binge eat when stressed out. The big question now: are women more likely to reach for junk food when stressed than men? Researchers from Melbourne’s Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health think that the female brain is more prone to overeating when emotional. In experiments
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How Can You Put The Brakes On Your Life

How Can You Put The Brakes On Your Life?

Do you have a regular columnist you read in newspapers? Maybe Richard Glover in The Sydney Morning Herald or Sally Morrell in The Herald-Sun. From time to time I read Nikki Gemmell in The Weekend Australian. I loved her column this year on taking the bus. Nikki wrote, “the bus; that mode of transport Margaret
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