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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 conditions.




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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