By: Laura Bennett
Roughly one third of our lives is spent working. For some it’s more as overtime creeps in, and with the commute, “work” balloons out to this all-encompassing part of our day. Continue reading “Work was Given to Adam and Eve Before “The Fall” – How the Mundane Can Be Meaningful”
Australia is a nation of consumers. Our consumption habits are impacting our physical and emotional lives with four in five Australians (80%) believing they consume significantly or much more than what they need. Are we consuming to distract ourselves from life’s stresses and if so, what can we do about it?
Continue reading “Why Australians Are Caught Up In Consumerism”
By: Elizabeth Connolly
Salt or Sodium (yes it’s the same thing) is a mineral. Our body contains around 250g of it, which makes up 0.4% of our body weight (so maybe a bit more salt in my body). It is an Electrolyte like Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium. Salt is important to every system in our bodies, from your blood to your nerves and even your digestive system. Continue reading “Salt – Important to Every System in our Bodies”
Australia’s population is experiencing unprecedented growth, now sitting at a population of 25.4 million. Some of the implications of this population growth are seen in this latest data release from HILDA. It reveals that Australians are experiencing greater stresses due to flat wages growth and increasing house prices.
Continue reading “Aussies Are Earning Less and Living at Home Longer”
The average commute time per day since this decade began has increased from 40 minutes to 48 minutes, an increased commute time of 20% shows the latest data from HILDA. Workers now spend on average 4.5 hours a week getting to and from work, a rise of 23% since 2002.
Continue reading “Australians Commuting on Average 48 Minutes per Day”
Voted the world’s most livable city for seven of the last eight years, it is little surprise that Melbourne remains the fastest growing city. Yet the cost of living, pace of life, traffic and travel times in Melbourne have become such a challenge that more than half of Melbournians (55%) have considered moving out of Melbourne, a new study commissioned by CLARA shows.
Continue reading “Melbournians Willing To Trade In Their Latte Lifestyle”
It was January 1948 that the Commonwealth Arbitration Court gave official assent to the 40-hour, five day working week in Australia. Continue reading “70 Years on and Work-life Balance Is Still Eluding Most Australians”
By: Susan Joy
This is a quick and simple salad that the whole family will love. Just substitute any of the salad vegetables with your family’s favourites. I’ve made the dressing with almond butter for a creamy consistency and added chopped almonds to the salad for some crunch. Chopping the salad makes it easy to serve and a great choice to take to a BBQ or on a picnic. For a nut-free version, use sunflower butter or tahini in the dressing and add seeds to the salad instead of almonds. Continue reading “Chopped Mixed Salad with Almonds”
by Kim Wilkinson
Friday June 22nd is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Before both you and your pup reach for the lead, here are 10 things you need to do before your best friend spends the day with you at work. Continue reading “10 Things to Do Before Taking Your Dog to Work”