16 April 2018 - Australia's Changing Industries
The face of modern Australia continues to
change, with population increases, changing demographics, and job growth
affecting some industries more than others. Between 1985 and 2017, the fastest
growth sectors in Australia were health, professional and technical services,
and manufacturing. Over one million jobs have been created over the last five
years alone, with jobs growth set to continue as Australia slowly shifts from a
"goods" economy to a "services" economy.
13 April 2018 - House Prices Set to Fall
House prices are predicted to fall further
in Australia, with the biggest markets likely to take the most significant
hits. While the Australian market has been cooling for months now, annual
growth figures are almost neutral and auction clearance rates continue to fall.
According to the latest data from the CoreLogic home value index, annual growth
was just 1.2 percent in March 2018 on a national basis, with Sydney prices down
2.1 percent year-on-year, and Melbourne also showing signs of weakness.
09 April 2018 - Turn your home into a gym
When it comes to exercise, procrastination
is all too easy due to the mental and physical barriers that we put in place.
People who want to get fit are often told to join a gym or buy an expensive
piece of workout equipment - things that cost more time and money than most
people have. There is a solution, however, working out at home. By turning your
home into a gym and getting inspired by your domestic environment, you can
break down the barriers that have been holding you back for so long.
06 April 2018 - Health Benefits of Dogs
From Miniature Poodles and Chihuahuas
through to German Shepherds and Great Danes, there’s a reason why dogs are
called man's best friend. Whether you want to get active, improve your social
life, or reduce your stress levels, dogs can do wonders for your health and
wellbeing. Owning a dog has even been linked to having a longer life, so what
are you waiting for, grab your collar and lead or head down to the local pet
shop and introduce yourself to your new best friend.
04 April 2018 - Life on Venus?
After decades of searching for signs of
life in the stars, the very thing we've been looking for may have been on our
galactic doorstep all along. A recent article in the Astrobiology journal
suggests there may be life in the clouds of Venus. An international team of
scientists, including researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
have used evidence from new Venus footage to make these speculations. While
Venus’ atmosphere has everything micro-organisms would need to survive, the
study authors won't know what's really going on until they send a floating
aircraft to comb the skies of Venus.
22 March 2018 - Questions asked in Banking Royal Commission
The Banking Royal Commission in Australia
has begun, with regulatory and compliance obligations analysed across a range
of financial products and services. While fraudulent brokers and loan
applications by the National Australia Bank, Aussie Home Loans, and the
Commonwealth Bank were at the top of the agenda, the commission will also be
looking at the wider world of mortgage broking, car financing, and unsuitable
credit card limits.
20 March 2018 - Australian Property Still Unaffordable
Despite the recent slowdown, Australian
property is still very pricey by global standards. Australia's five biggest
cities have been called "severely unaffordable" by Demographia, a
global think tank dedicated to international housing affordability and urban
planning research. Australia's own CoreLogic has disagreed with their figures,
however, with the property data firm saying that affordability has improved
over the past decade thanks to lower interest rates.
12 March 2018 - Prepare your Home Interior for Winter
While spring inspires cleaning and summer
is made for the great outdoors, autumn is the ideal time to get your home ready
for the cold months ahead. Decorating your home using certain colours, styles
and furnishings can warm your spirits and make a real difference to your mood
in the lead-up to winter. From cool colours and earthy materials through to
lighting fixtures and soft furnishings, let's take a look at some of the best
ways to prepare your home interior for winter.
09 March 2018 - Peace & Quiet is Good for your Heart
We all know that peace and quiet is good
for your soul, but according to two new studies, it can also be good for your
heart. Whether it's the roar of a jet engine, the rumble of a highway, or the
screaming siren of an emergency vehicle, it turns out that loud noises can have
a noticeable effect on your cardiovascular health. While research has not
proved that loud noises cause heart disease, noise pollution may increase the
risk of coronary artery disease, hypertension, and heart failure among other
02 March 2018 - Smartest Dog Breeds
Dogs are the second most popular type of
pet in the world behind cats, with at least 525 million dogs currently living
on planet Earth. People love dogs for many reasons, with our furry friends
known to make us healthier, happier and more empathic. While all dogs have the
potential to be your best friend, some breeds stand out from the pack when it
comes to working intelligence. Let's take a look at five of the smartest dog
breeds in the world and see which one is perfect for you.
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