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Determined Customers are Changing the World08/31/15
Social Media and the Internet has empowered us more than ever to be able to impact on companies and how we as consumers are treated. Christopher Zinn, formerly of Choice Magazine, and now with his own website called Determined Customers came in to...
Being a step-parent isn't always easy and it's a job description that is becoming more and more common. Around 7 percent of family units in Australia are now blended families. All kids need love and affection, just like in any other family, but...
Why Your Phone Likes to Nudge
Your phone may be smart but, it sure can be distracting too. With all the various apps we install on our pocket computers there is rarely a minute that goes by without a beep, a bell or a buzz. Believe it or not these constant notifications are...
When Driving Isn't Really Driving
There's a common perception out there that if you're not driving with a manual transmission, you're not really driving. Which is why many people would surely be horrified to hear that the traditional stick shift is on the way out with automatic...
The Rise of the Robots
Ten years ago, a robot that smells human and can respond to your mood would have seemed like science fiction. But those days are gone. The progress in the field of robotics has been breathtaking - and before too long smart, robots will be everywhere -...
Surviving China's Financial Cough
World sharemarkets have taken a hammering over the past couple of weeks with words like �blood bath� and �tanking� being used with abandon to describe the free falls. At the root of the current jitters is China � its economy is slowing, and attempts...
A Matter of Personality
Humans like to categorize things. We organise life's wild diversity into kingdoms and species, in the cutlery draw there are defined spaces for the sporks and the memorabilia tea spoons and, humans themselves are often divided according to their...
When Pets Grow Old
When you first bring home a puppy or kitten it can be easy to believe they will never grow up. But, just like humans, your furry, feathered or finned family members won't stay young forever. A pet's twilight years can be a difficult time and involve...
A Busy Life to the Good Life
So, you're busy. I'm busy, your colleagues are busy, we're all busy really. Busy-ness is just another symptom of the modern age that we all have to learn to live with, right? Well, maybe not.
Unraveling the Trans-Pacifc Partnership
Sugar growers are hoping it will launch them into US markets, health advocates are concerned we�ll have to pay more for our drugs, and activists are labeling it as the �dirtiest deal you�ve never heard of�. Welcome to the Trans-Pacific Partnership �...
The Tech Disrupting Small Business
Have you heard of �Disruptive innovation? It�s the idea of new technologies creating change across the economy, and making business somewhat challenging for those who aren�t keeping up. Think Kodak going out of business after it failed to get on board...
Never Too Old For Great Sex
Sex can be a tricky subject no matter how old you are. As we age though, not only can sex be awkward to talk about, actually doing it presents problems of its very own. Sometimes it becomes a case of a willing spirit while the body has other ideas....
The Evolution of Words
Black is white, gay means happy and, a politician is a shrewd, nasty, schemer. Words have very long lives and it should hardly be surprising that over time many of them have evolved their meanings. Still, it can be shocking to discover that some...
The Danger of Counterfeit Cars
One place you don't want counterfeit parts ending up is in your car but, that's the exact problem facing some manufactures in Australia at the moment. Toyota has sent an urgent warning to dealers after customs seized a shipment of dodgy parts destined...
The Road to Rio 2016
In just under a year the Olympic flame will be lit in Rio di Janiero and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad will officially begin. Our athletes are working hard in preparation, but there are questions about whether the host city itself will be equally...
A Spa with Richard Branson
Imagine if you had the opportunity to share a hot tub with Richard Branson. Once you'd both had a good soak, what would you ask one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs? After all, most people have a good idea or two up their sleeve but, only...
Dealing with Death
When a loved one is diagnosed with a potentially fatal condition - it can be hard to how to offer the best support. It's not an easy time for anyone; in fact it's probably one of the hardest emotional periods of our lives. So how do we deal with...
Healthy in Body and Mind
If you could, would you pick the eye colour and gender of your baby? Designer babies are now an option for some parents in the United States and as access to reproductive technology becomes more affordable it's likely going to become an option for an...
Taking out the Toxins
In our modern world we're swimming in virtual sea of toxins. Toothpaste, cooking utensils, in our home and in our car; potentially harmful chemicals are almost impossible to escape. But, if you know where these molecular nasties are hiding there are...
Biodiversity on the Brink
Australia's native wildlife is fighting for survival. Facing pressure from pollution, mining, intensive farming and feral animals, more than 470 Australian species are now considered under threat. It's a bleak outlook but, fortunately there is hope....
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