Why we’ll never see an alien calling home…

Most of us have imagined the joy, astonishment, awe or perhaps, fear, of meeting an alien. Some of us even claim to have done...

Fluoridated water: The facts, the urban myths and the fiction!

There are few causes that can equal the controversy surrounding fluoridated water! For many years now, most of us have heard and read about...

What’s in, what’s hot and what’s not in furnishings!

Whether you own or rent your home, it’s nice to take pride in its appearance and to keep it feeling homely and cosy. It’s...

Down with the flu: Why are you really feeling sick?

Staying healthy and not getting sick is an everyday mantra to most of us. But protecting yourself from the common cold or the flu...

Intelligent people are night owls who swear more but have better...

Compared to those with average IQ scores, studies across the decades have shown that highly intelligent people are a force not to be reckoned...

Are there 10 million too many people in Australia?

Big corporates and both sides of government are continuing to push the 'endless growth' scenario. Those at the top of the financial tree stand...

My sister is a drunk: The gutwrenching story of a sister’s...

Sometimes we and others never realize just how destructive drinking habits can be. One can never pinpoint that transition from social drinking to alcohol...

10 weird road rules you never knew existed…

There are many bizarre driving laws around the world. If you think getting a speeding ticket for going 1mph over the limit is a...

What don’t you know about your brain?

There can be no questioning that you and your brain are one. If the brain dies, you are nothing. Medical advances now give us...

50 scams waiting for unwary travelers!

Nothing is going to ruin your vacation or business trip faster than a disappearing wallet or purse. Just one notch down is turning around...

It’s about Kim Jong-un and that bomb!

Kim Jong-un isn't crazy. Anything but. A crazy person wouldn't be able to get the attention of the world the way he has. He...

Give me back my club… NOW!

I took my 12 year old son to his regular Saturday basketball match yesterday. His team lost - against a team that they have previously...

Is it tyres or tires? Either way, it’s a massive problem...

There are far more tyres than people! In the 10 years to 2016, a total of 878.82 MILLION passenger cars and commercial vehicles were produced globally....

20 seriously cheap countries to live in (and why you wouldn’t)…

The pressures of every day life in highly developed countries often cause us to ask a simple question - why? Why am I living...

The 10 most expensive cities to live in – 2017

Financial comfort has a whole lot less to do with 'what you earn' than it does with what you have left when your living...

America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People

Income and wealth inequality is accelerating in all Western nations. It's certainly not a new phenomenon since wealth - and power - has been...

How to find coffee that doesn’t cost the Earth!

Between 1990 and 2010, the total area of land used to grow coffee reduced from 11.1 million hectares to 10.2 million yet total production...

Are you wasting time finding happiness?

Happiness, for me, is having a close-knit, loving family - in another city. I love my family but they sometimes drive me crazy. So...

What those expiry dates really mean (and why they are killing...

Everything you buy has one. Meat, fish, olives, bread, milk, ketchup and even vitamin supplements. Expiry and 'best before' dates are ubiquitous but exactly what...

Is there a future for the Great Barrier Reef?

The Centre for World University Rankings recently rated James Cook University as the world's # 1 research centre for Marine and Freshwater biology research. That suggests...