Australia Today

With the right help, bears can recover from the torture of bile farming

Edward Narayan, Senior Lecturer in Animal Science; Stress and Animal Welfare Biologist, Western Sydney University

Bear bile farms, which exist in some Asian countries like Vietnam and China, are a terrible reality for Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus). The bears spend their lives confined in tiny steel or concrete cages. They are “milked” through permanent holes in their side that allow bile to...

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the bacteria that live in and on us

Mark Blaskovich, Senior Research Officer, The University of Queensland

Hand washing is an effective way to help prevent the spread of bacteria.rawpixel/unsplashBacteria are everywhere, including in and on our bodies. There are estimated to be as many bacteria in a human body as there are human cells.Much like Pig Pen in the comic strip Peanuts, we actually carry around...

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The Morrison government's biggest economic problem? Climate change denial

Judith Brett, Emeritus Professor of Politics, La Trobe University

The government's stubborn commitment to coal is alienating it from its natural supporters in the business community.Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDLast week Peter Costello accused Malcolm Turnbull of failing to develop an economic narrative to unite the Coalition. Turnbull promised this when...

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family as 'brand' – the rise of the digital mumpreneur

Camilla Nelson, Associate Professor in Media, University of Notre Dame Australia

“Taylen has become a brand,” says Angelica Calad, the mumpreneur behind the #influencer account #taylensmom. Taylen Biggs, age five, has more than 150,000 followers. In an era of advertising ennui, #influencers like Taylen’s mother can collect more than 3,000 likes on a single post...

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Please don't dismiss the PC inquiry into mental health as 'just another inquiry'

Allan Fels, Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne

The Productivity Commission can build a case about the economic benefits of unclogging waiting rooms.ShutterstockWhile chairing the National Mental Health Commission I pushed hard for an all-encompassing review of mental health, and I have welcomed the recent announcement that the Productivity Comm...

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Holidays & Travel

Adhari Park: Why is it one of the must-visit sites in Bahrain?

Despite its small area that does not exceed the 1,000 square kilometers mark, the Kingdom of Bahrain is known for being rich of touristic sites and attractions. Bahrain comprises destinations...

Exciting Off Road Adventures In Western Australia

Western Australia has long been a top destination for off roading enthusiasts from all across the world. One look at some of the top off road destinations on offer in...

Things to Do and See in Ballina, Australia

The intricate coastline of New South Wales is renowned for its sumptuous, decadent beaches, hidden resorts and secret camping spots. A long and slow ride down the winding highway that...

Guide to Travel Necessities for 2018

Sure, it sounds like quite an adventure to hit an open road with nothing but a one-way ticket and an open mind, but the harsh reality is – you won’t...

Top Sightseeing Spots in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most fascinating locations for anyone to visit in the world. After all, it’s a place with a variety of unique landscapes, but it isn’t...

Must-Pack Items for a Travel Blogging Boss

As a travel blogger, you get to see and explore so many wonderful destinations and meet various interesting people, but before you embark on a new adventure you need to...

Luxury Camping Adventures Around the World

Perhaps in direct response to the dominance of technology in the modern world, many travelers are feeling a strong draw towards nature. While some are able to fully embrace their...

Dredging works underway Plantation Island

Tourists and workers travelling to popular tourist destination Plantation Island, Fiji, are set to benefit from safer access when marine channel dredging is completed at the end of June 2018...

Top 5 Tips for Traveling With Dogs

Travelling with your dog can be thrilling, but sometimes it can turn into a real nuisance. Unless you know how to properly restrain the pooch, whether it’ll be able to...

Fashion & Beauty

Summertime skin

Summertime skin: the water based and nutrient-rich after sun gel-cream providing more antioxidant support than your traditional aloe While summer might mean spending days on end lapping up the glorious sunshine...

Groom To Do List

Sorry Aussie Men, you no longer just pay for the alcohol, flowers and marriage license. Times have certainly changed. Wedding Expert shares what Australian Grooms are now expected to do before...

Simple Secrets To A More Confident Smile

We all know just how important first impressions are. After a handshake, what’s one of the first things people will notice about you? It’s your smile. A friendly smile is...

Improve Your Body Confidence and Feel Great

No matter how good you feel about yourself, sometimes you just can’t help but see a few little flaws that seem gigantic to you and make you feel self-conscious. Whether...

First-Timer Tips For Your First Lip Filler Appointment

Getting injectable lip fillers can be a quick and effective way to plump up your smile with minimal drama. They’re a cost-effective and safe way to boost the natural shape...

The Most Common Skin Conditions and How to Deal with Them

We often underestimate the importance of our skin, but as the largest organ in our body, and our primary layer of defense, it is constantly affected by many environmental factors...

HEALTH

The Most Stressful Life Events and How to Deal with Them

Stress can be defined as mental or emotional tension caused by negative or challenging circumstances. It’s usually some sort of change that creates emotional turmoil we cannot cope with appropriately...

Is It Possible to Remove Moles Without Surgery?

Moles – everyone has them but not everyone wants to live with them. Fortunately, advances in cosmetic surgery have made it possible to easily remove any skin lesions that you are...

Tips for Women of Every Age: How to Stay Healthy and Fit

As we women age and grow old, our lives change from decade to decade. We’re struggling with college in our 20s, we’re trying to balance family and career through 30s...

Virectin Reviews and Results (LATEST) - Honest Review

Virectin is a potent, natural male enhancement supplement, recommended to all those who are interested in improving their sexual performance. According to the manufacturers, it can provide a positive effect...

How to Choose the Best Lasik Surgeon?? It’s as easy as it can get!

Whether you have had a vision problem since childhood, or you have developed one recently, eye surgeries are the answer to all your problems. It can be anything, ranging from...

Laser Liposuction: The Myths and Facts

Laser liposuction is a revolutionary new way to get rid of unwanted fat without the downtime experienced with traditional liposuction. This procedure offers a number of amazing benefits and is...

LIFE STYLE

5 Tips to Properly Plumb Your Vehicle

One of the greatest problems when it comes to plumbing your vehicle lies in the fact that it’s not something that most people care to think about until it becomes...

5 Things That Every Lady Should Know About Her Car

Being a woman has nothing to do with whether you know a thing or two about cars. Of course, it’s perfectly fine that you’re not interested in detailed car mechanics...

Is Your Mattress Firm Enough?

The word “firmness” is often used in relation to mattresses. Mattress manufacturers incorporate different materials into their products to increase or decrease its firmness, retailers rate their mattresses on a...

Should You Repair Or Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?

Whenever the summer arrives to the hilt and you feel that your air conditioning isn’t up to the mark, there is always one question that pops up into your mind...

6 Rug Trends That Will Boost Style and Comfort in Your Home

If you want to break up that boring and colorless look of your home, one of the easiest and quickest ways is to throw in a rug! Check out these...

Put your problems to rest with Antenna Genie

When the idea of television was first being tested, Darryl Zanuck of 20th Century Fox famously remarked that “no one would want to stare at a plywood box every night”...

FOOD & DINING

Morning greens: the breakfast skincare regime

It’s safe to assume that most Aussies fail to eat enough greens. Although this was momentarily resolved with the rise and popularity of the green juice movement, the lack of...

Best Hidden Gem Hong Kong Restaurants

You finally find yourself enjoying the endless beauties of China and this fascinating city. In a place with so much variety, all your senses will be wide awake, and your...

JOHNNY DI FRANCESCO NAMED OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR OF EAT STREET MELBOURNE

Johnny Di Francesco, world champion pizzaiolo and owner of Melbourne’s Gradi Group of restaurants, is excited to announce he has been named official ambassador for Eat Street Melbourne 2018. As Ambassador...

The best Mother's Day gift EVER!

Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion, or just wind down at the end of a long day, there’s nothing much better than pouring yourself a glass (or two…) of...

Sing for Your Supper at Chargrill Charlie’s

To celebrate the final curtain call of the Barden Bellas, Chargrill Charlie’s is giving you the chance to Sing for your Supper! Show off your best acapella vocals to win...

MAKE IT WINE TIME, ANY TIME

Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion, or just wind down at the end of a long day, there’s nothing much better than pouring yourself a glass (or two…) of...