Seven Sneaky Food Labelling Tricks To Watch Out For

Food manufacturers regularly use deceptive and confusing descriptions such as “fat free” and “100% natural”. Here are seven — complete with examples from Australian supermarkets — to be aware of the next time you go shopping.


How To Find Out Which Foods Are Making You Sick

Although food allergies are still rare (affecting about 5 per cent of the population), food intolerances are quite common. I see patients for food intolerances every day with symptoms like constipation, difficulty swallowing, heart burn, bloating and headaches. But how do you figure out which foods might be affecting you?


How Being Humble, Kind And Calm Will Make Your Life Easier

You’ve heard it all your life: being humble, kind and calm is the “right thing to do”. But if that isn’t enough to convince you, consider this: humility, kindness and calmness can actually help you get ahead in life.


Estimate Your Blood Alcohol Content With Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is the place to go to do all kinds of calculations. You can even use it to estimate your blood alcohol level after you’ve put away a few drinks.


Reduce Information Overload By Being Mindful

Information overload has become an everyday experience for anyone who works with computers, owns a smartphone or waits at a bus stop with minute-by-minute updates about arrival times.


Add A Sternum Strap To Any Backpack For Better Support

There are plenty of well designed backpacks out there with excellent padding and wide shoulder straps — but many don’t have sternum straps. Luckily, you can add one cheaply and get better support from your bag.


How To Maintain Your Sex Life During The Work Week

Ever feel like you just don’t have the energy for sex during the work week? Between exhausting jobs, kids and other duties, it’s hard to fit enough time in the day. But it’s not impossible to maintain a good sex life.


Get Better Sleep And Improve Digestion With This 30-Second Yoga Move

Yoga can be great for relaxation in addition to improving your overall health and well-being. This one move is an instant de-stresser, great for doing right before bed.


Why Textured Breast Implants Are Best Avoided

If you’re planning to boost your bra size via cosmetic surgery, make sure you opt for smooth, non-textured implants. That’s the take-home message from a new Australian study that compared bacterial buildups on different types of breast implant. It found that implants with a textured surface have a far higher chance of developing biofilm coatings. On the downside, smooth implants have a higher chance of flipping upside down.


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