21 April 2021 - Average Deposit Climbs Higher than $100,000
The average deposit for an Australian home
has reached beyond $100,000 for the first time ever. As property prices continue to skyrocket across the country, potential homeowners need to save for longer if they want to get into the market. There are numerous reasons for the property boom, with the stratospheric post-COVID take-off down to low interest rates, a renewed appetite for investing, changing demographics, and low supply levels in key locations.
15 April 2021 - New Hobbies for Winter
As the cold winter months draw closer, it's
a great time to develop a new hobby. Whether you want to get outside and brave the fresh air or snuggle down in the warmth of a blanket, winter is a great time to discover new interests and spend time doing the things you love. From solo activities to new hobbies with partners and friends, let's take a look at some fun activities you can enjoy over the coming months.
13 April 2021 - The Growing Global Inflation Problem
As the world emerges from the COVID-19
nightmare, at vastly different speeds and scales, novel and pre-existing economic problems could have a pronounced impact on future prosperity. The world is currently facing a trillion dollar inflation conundrum, and not a single nation or industry sector can remain insulated. From governments and businesses to private investors and households, the current outlook for inflation represents the most disruptive economic threat in many years.
6 April 2021 - Exercise Doesn't Have to be Boring
As we get ready for the coming winter, it's
a great time to ingrain new health and lifestyle habits. Contrary to popular belief, exercise doesn't have to be boring. From yoga classes in front of the TV to ocean swimming and beyond, fun fitness activities help you to get off the couch and live a more productive lifestyle. Let's take a look at some novel ways to get fit in 2021, after all, fitness is so much easier when it's fun.
1 April 2021 - How Human Beings Developed Big Brains
Human beings have bigger brains than our
animal cousins, with the size and complexity of our neural network responsible for continual leaps of evolution. While multiple studies have been carried out on the human brain, new research has uncovered the actual biological switch that may be responsible for our collective growth as a species. When 'brain organoids' were grown in the lab from humans, gorillas, and chimpanzees, scientists could influence the amount of growth and complexity. It seems the human brain is more patient during the early stages of growth, which gives it more time and space to develop complexity down the track.
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