If you've ever wondered what kind of reader you are, Laura E. Kelly created this infographic for you.
Technology has brought numerous benefits but at what cost to our emotional skills and relationships?
When you're feeling overwhelmed it can be helpful to cast your eyes upwards to the stars.
Jeanne Calment died on 4 August 1997 aged 122 years and is the oldest known human to have lived. So what was the secret to her longevity? No doubt it was a combination of factors; She exercised, riding a bicycle until she was 100, ate a lot of chocolate and olives, smoked and considered laughter very… Continue reading If you can’t do anything about it, don’t worry about it
There is great comfort in knowing that it is never too late to pursue your creative dreams.
After a quick and entirely unscientific survey of a few popular women's magazines in New Zealand aimed at over 30 year olds, I pulled out keywords from main article titles. The word image represents at a glance what we read, and it would seem, what keeps us awake. It is no surprise that sleep features… Continue reading Stress, screens and insomnia
Gery Karantzas, Deakin University This article is part of our series on understanding others’ feelings. In it we examine empathy, including what it is, whether our doctors need more of it, and when too much may not be a good thing. The notion of mind reading conjures images of psychic powers, crystal balls and other… Continue reading ‘I’m not a mind reader’: understanding your partner’s thoughts can be both good and bad
Keeping focus is essential for some tasks (Santa Barbara, Calif.)—If you think your inability to concentrate is a hopeless condition, think again—and breathe and focus. According to a study by researchers at the UC Santa Barbara, as little as two weeks of mindfulness training can significantly improve reading comprehension, working memory capacity and ability to… Continue reading Breathe and focus
One of my favourite jobs was working in a shop that sold relaxation products, self help books and beautiful jewellery. Not only did I work with wonderful women who became dear friends, I got to meet, chat with and listen to an eclectic range of people. What became clear to me over those years was… Continue reading Insecurity and the imposter syndrome