18 February 2020 - Property Rise Spreads Beyond Sydney & Melbourne
The recent surge in Australian house prices
has spread beyond the confines of Sydney and Melbourne. While prices are still
markedly higher in the dual booming markets, other state capitals are also
posting significant gains. Current conditions point towards a reduction in the
speed of growth across most markets, along with the spread of growth into state
capitals and regional areas. Nationally, housing values have rebounded 6.7%
since the low of June last year, but are still 2.2% below the most recent peak
in October 2017.
17 February 2020 - Aussie Dollar Flirting with Decade Lows
The Australian dollar recently tumbled into
new decade-low territory, with the currency since rising but continuing to
flirt with long-term lows. The dollar dropped to just 66.60 US cents, before
rising to settle into a range of 67.10 to 67.50 US cents. With the Aussie
dollar already on a fairly sharp downwards trajectory since the end of
December, the latest fall into fresh territory could be a sign of things to
14 February 2020 - Coping & Thiriving in a New School
While it may be the only constant in life,
change can be difficult and stressful for people of all ages. Whether it's
entering high school or relocating to a new city, moving to a new school is a
big deal. However, despite the inherent challenges that always accompany
change, being surrounded by new places and faces also presents an opportunity
for growth and self-discovery. Let's take a look at some valuable tips to help
your kids thrive in a new school environment.
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.
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