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Australian innovation just launched!

Click here to have a look at this brand new Australian innovation. Unbelievable, mind-blowing. Why didn’t someone think of this before? A squash racket for right-handed players – BRILLIANT! Can you imagine what this will do to the sport of squash? And then Tennis, badminton, table tennis and all other racket sports…! WOW!

$100 NSW Vouchers being rolled out

Here is the link for the previously announced $100 food and entertainment vouchers for NSW residents.

Aussie Mum comes up with a great bathroom grout cleaning hack!

This brilliant hack totally works to clean up mold in your bathroom/shower grout. You just need to make sure you aerate the area because the bleach smell can be overwhelming in such a tight space.

How Much Does The Average Sickie Cost In Australia?

That’s the question a lot people ask –  How Much Does The Average Sickie Cost In Australia? Click on the hyperlink to see the various statistics and cost per employee, per business, etc. It’s very interesting and not at all surprising to learn that “entitlement mentality” is the #1 reason for the proliferation of absenteeism […]

Beware Origin Energy Phishing Scam

Be careful of the latest phishing scam claiming you have a balance owing to Origin Energy! Don’t click on any of the links – even though SOME of them look legit! This is the PHISHING SCAM LINK!!! This one looks legitimate, which is why you have to be VERY careful and diligent!   Apple users, […]

Australia: The land of 10,000 beaches

Amazingly, Australia’s 30,000+ mile-long (50,000+ km) coastline is connected by more than 10,000 beaches. If you wanted to visit a new beach every day, it would take you more than 27 years! Let’s get started shall we?

Australia is home to several unique deadly species

We don’t mean to scare you away from beautiful Australia, but it is come to several deadly species not found anywhere else. Click on the link for some truly amazing photos.

Sculpture By The Sea 2015

Last week, I took my annual early morning (sunrise) pilgrimage to the Sculpture By The Sea with David Conroy, of The Lone Drainer and Pronto. The art exhibit is along the beautiful Bondi to Bronte Ocean Walk. Even though I have been a Sydneysider for 15 years, the vistas still take my breath away – […]

Temporal distortion

Have you ever noticed how time warps when you’re on vacation? The concept is called temporal distortion – one of many perceptual distortions we create – it’s a fascinating experience to have as our brain slows down or accelerates time as it sees fit. If only we could control it… How cool would that be?!?!

Top Blog Posts Of 2013

2013 has been quite a year. Below is a list of the top 10 blog posts of the year. Enjoy a quick review and use the tips and techniques to make 2014 your best year ever! Willpower is like a battery – How to stick to your goals like New Year’s Resolutions. Hyperbolic Discounting – […]

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Important Office Equipment for Starting a Business

You’ve made your decision, the dream will become a business, and that business will be a grand success, hopefully beyond your wildest dreams. Before signing a rental agreement and pondering the ergonomics of decorative furniture, consider the realities implicit to start-ups such as yours – Do you need space? A furnished warehouse and kitschy feature […]

We live in an awesome world: VIDEO

This video was produced for YouTube’s Geek Week — we do live in an awesome world!

Car Trends in Australia

In Australia, $78.4bn is spent on cars every year, compared to $2.2bn on public transport. A number of trends are in evidence. Cars are becoming more fuel efficient since petrol prices stubbornly refuse to fall. The Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla and Holden Cruze all sell well. The Subaru Liberty is one of the most fuel […]

Tips for Buying Used Clothing Online

Second-hand stores are big business these days. Whether it’s due to a downturn in the economy or a desire to wear a unique look rather than the same high street trends as everyone else, more and more consumers are shopping for used clothing. Charity shops, vintage boutiques, estate sales, and consignment stores are all great […]

How To Choose Car Insurance That’s Right For You

Let’s cut to the chase; buying car insurance can be confusing. Whether you’re a new driver looking to buy it for the first time, or you’re an experienced driver looking to renew your policy, all you want to do is find the right policy that will give you enough confidence that you’ve got the cover […]

The Facts About Workplace Injuries

If you work on a construction site, with dangerous materials, or regularly have to do heavy lifting as part of your job you’re probably very aware of the inherent dangers in the workplace and take measures to try to avoid accidents. But it’s a worrying truth that accidents could happen in every single workplace in […]

Australian Trends in Hybrid Cars

The move to more fuel-efficient vehicles looks to be here to stay. At the Detroit auto show in 2010, there were no trucks or SUV debuts, and Stefan Sielaff, Audi’s chief designer, said, “I have a feeling that there is a paradigm shift.” Australia certainly requires such vehicles. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission stated […]

Aussie Rules to Car Hire

Hiring a car can be a pretty daunting prospect and it’s no wonder why; All of the small print and multiple insurance options, what have I signed up for? Was breakdown cover included? What happens if I have an accident? All this isn’t helped by those horror stories of unscrupulous companies piling on extra charges […]

Enjoy the great outdoors on a Tasmanian holiday

Aussies certainly have no shortage of natural splendours to marvel at across the continent, but one of the most spectacular holiday destinations is Tasmania. As Australia’s smallest state, Tasmania features its own unique landscapes, culture and lifestyle. If you want an exotic holiday but don’t wish to venture too far, you’ll get a taste of […]