10 February 2020 - The Importance of Mental Endurance
While it's not "all in your
head", physical fitness and athletic performance are widely dependent on
mental endurance. Feeling stressed and mentally drained can have a huge effect
on how you perform physically, with mental fatigue likely to decrease your motivation,
increase the time you take to recover, and impact your lifestyle choices.
According to a new University of Queensland study, the brain may play a more
important role in physical fitness than first thought.
3 February 2020 - Diagnosing Rare Diseases with "The Crowd"
As crowdsourcing gets more popular as a
sourcing model for goods and services, the world has started to embrace
"the crowd" as a way to divide work and achieve better results. The
power of the collective mind has been tested in a recent experiment, and documented
in a TV series based on a New York Times Magazine column. When local
specialists are unable to diagnose rare medical conditions, cases are turned
over to "the crowd" to amazing results.
23 January 2020 - Real Cost of the Bushfire Crisis
The current bushfire crisis in Australia
has had a profound effect on people across the country. Human lives have been
lost, animal populations have been decimated, and properties have been destroyed
along with livelihoods. Twenty-seven people died in the fires, and authorities
believe more than 2000 homes have been lost. The overall economic cost of the
crisis is only just starting to be understood, as communities, governments, and
insurance companies start to measure the damage and add up the bills.
20 January 2020 - Biggest Growth Suburbs over the Last Decade
With 2019 now firmly behind us, it's time
to take a closer look at the decade that was. In order to put the current
property market into some perspective, and see why some areas are moving much
faster than others, it's important to analyse the biggest movers and shakers
over the past 10 years. Using data from realestate.com.au, let's take a look at
the top growth suburbs across Australia over the last decade.
16 January 2020 - Are We Ready for a Shorter Working Day
The modern working day almost seems set in
stone, with eight solid hours each day and 40 long hours stretched out over the
week. Some forward-thinking organisations are trying to change the status quo,
however, with time-limited working weeks and shorter days both trialled over
recent years. As workloads shift and lifestyles become increasingly stretched,
it turns out that working less may be the best way to accomplish more.
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