When is Mother’s Day in 2021? And whose idea was it to create this holiday, in the first place? You’ll find the answers to both questions in its surprising origin story.
Home improvement projects don’t have to cost too much. Here’s how you can do it affordably.
You’ve probably heard this countless times — jack of all trades are a master of none. But did you know that’s actually not the full phrase? The complete version actually goes like this — jack of all trades, master of none, but better than a master of one. Growing up, it’s always been drilled into […]
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 […]
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; 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 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]