16 May 2017 - Banks Not Happy with Budget
In a widely surprising move, Australian banks were hit with
a $6.2 billion levy in the recent Federal Budget. Under new measures, banks
with liabilities of more than $100 billion will be slugged 0.06 percent on
those liabilities each year starting July 1, along with stepped-up controls and
penalties for bank executives in an effort to improve fairness and
accountability. While these measures have been widely supported by the
Australian public and Opposition, the big five banks are far from happy.
15 May 2017 - Fastest Selling Suburbs
When it comes to selling property, number of days on market
is highly dependent on price and location. While the real estate market in
certain parts of Sydney and Melbourne remains heated, other parts of Australia
are cooling off as property gains slow down and houses take longer to sell.
Let's take a look at the fastest selling suburbs across the country and analyse
the links between days on market, location, and affordability.
10 May 2017 - Becoming a Minimalist
In a busy modern world driven by consumption and greed,
minimalism can be a valid and inspiring alternative. While the concept of
minimalism means different things to different people, it can basically be
understood as a pared-down aesthetic or lifestyle that attempts to do more with
less. By intentionally trying to live with only the things that really matter,
minimalists try to live a clear and sustainable existence that provides freedom
from the mania of modern living.
5 May 2017 - Common Headaches and their Causes
Headaches are a big problem for many, with over half the
world's population experiencing this common neurological condition each year.
From tension headaches and migraines through to chronic and cluster headaches,
there are more than 100 different ways that your head can hurt. Headaches have
the potential to cause emotional distress and ruin lives, so it's important to
find out what type of headache is causing you pain so you can find appropriate
1 May 2017 - The End of Television
The place of television at the centre of the family home is
being threatened, as more and more people favour personal digital devices over
the communal nature of TV. According to a new study by Accenture, there has
been a steep decline in the popularity of TV over the last few years, with
Australians ahead of the curve when it comes to new viewing habits. With
Internet speeds growing across the world and online services such as Netflix
getting more popular all the time, traditional TV networks are starting to feel
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