10 Quotes from 10 Successful People

Some argue that no science of success is possible.

Some argue that no science of success is possible. The fate of an enterprise or project, the contention goes, is determined by too many variables to be predictable.  In business, there is advertising, word of mouth, the availability of capital, talent, and good old-fashioned luck.  Successful people are not perfect. They are likely to be the […]

Exercising your brain – how a great podcast can change your future…

You cant recycle wasted time

Time poor? Join the club! Most of us are. And yet we spent (on average in 2018) an insane 2 hours and 16 minutes per day on social media sites! And I used the word ‘spent’ deliberately because that time is very rarely an investment! It’s gone! It’s not coming back! Those memes and pointless […]

Let silence be your general rule…

Let silence be your general rule; or say only what is necessary and in few words. We shall, however, when occasion demands, enter into discourse sparingly, avoiding such common topics as gladiators, horse-races, athletes; and the perpetual talk about food and drink. Above all avoid speaking of persons, either in the way of praise or […]

Comic Explainer: How Memory Works

How memory works

Comic explainer: how memory works Why do we retain some memories better than others? Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND Jee Hyun Kim, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health We recall thousands of events and procedures every day, but what is memory? In this comic explainer, The Florey Institute’s Dr Jee Hyun Kim explains how […]

Eight Ways Social Media Turned “THEM” into “US”

More than 80% of our readers visit via a handheld device!

Does it seem like Social Media has been around forever? It’s actually only 14 years. But that’s 14 internet years which probably translates into an analogue century! Over those 14 years, social media networks have evolved from a space where people connect, to what it is now – a platform full of almost endless possibilities. […]

Entrepreneurs creating treasure from trash…

Terrible pollution of the ocean shore. An ecological disaster

ABC Science environment reporter Nick Kilvert On a single stretch of beach on Cape York Peninsula, on Australia’s north-eastern tip, volunteers spend four days collecting more than 7 tonnes of trash. The haul includes 1,000 cigarette lighters, 2,280 toothbrushes, 3,320 plastic drink bottles, 5,500 thongs (flip-flops) and miles of fishing nets. A year ago they collected […]

Healing a nation with love – a New Year Resolution

American Flag Concept With The Original 3D Character Illustration

2018 promises to be another year that challenges our collective patience and our efforts at civil discourse. It will therefore be doubly important this coming year to remember that hatred, anger, and greed are expressions of fear. The only antidote to fear is love. Yes, I know we need transformation, but… Like so many others, […]

39 quotes to get you out of bed every morning!

    OK, let’s face it! There are some days where you’d really prefer to stay in bed for an extra hour or three and then just lounge around for the rest of the day. Right? We all need and deserve days like that… they’re called rest days, not to be confused with work days! […]

Of Death and Regrets

My father-in-law died last week. He didn’t ‘pass over’ or ‘pass away’. He died. He’s dead. He’s not coming back – or at least not in a recognizable form. He was 75, touring New Zealand and suddenly collapsed and died within minutes. A good death. I can write about what he did or did not do […]

The Unhappiness Epidemic: Fun vs Contentment

The key to happiness

Most people will tell you that the world is an unhappy place… a place of sadness, dissatisfaction and even, misery. And certainly, if we consider events in Syria, Nigeria and so many other troubled areas, maybe it is. We’ve written about the Happiness Index previously. Not surprisingly, peaceful countries rank highly while war torn nations sink to […]