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Aussie Twitter Stats Reveal Over 50% Of Users 'Uncommitted' On Party Vote

While no one can truly say which way the upcoming federal election will go, methods exist so we can have a really good guess. No, not tea leaves and chicken bones — we can do better in the modern age. Take Twitter, which is a digital goldmine of info on voting preferences, important political issues and whether or not you look fat in those pants.


The Traits Of A Good Listener

You’ll find tons of self-help books on improving your speaking skills, but improving your listening skills is just as crucial, if not more so in some cases. Check out this video from School of Life and see which “good listening” traits you rock at, and which you can work on.


Here's Telstra's Explanation For That Three-Day Data Outage

Telstra’s latest data outage was one of the worst yet, with approximately 350,000 NBN and ADSL customers affected. Thousands were still struggling to get their internet working three days later. Telstra‚Äôs chief operations officer Kate McKenzie has since issued a statement explaining what actually went wrong.


The Murray Goulburn Milk Saga Explained

The history of the dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn and its farmer suppliers shows how a close relationship of trust has developed and been broken with the collapse of the farmgate milk price. Roots of the current crisis can be traced all the way back to the deregulation of the dairy industry at the start of the century.


7 Science-Backed Tips To Improve Your Writing [Infographic]

The ability to write creatively is a skill not many people possess. While typically linked to the arts, good writing is also fueled by a surprising amount of science. Exploiting this knowledge can help take your prose to the next level. With that in mind, here are seven scientific ways to improve your writing.


Why You Shouldn't Believe The NBN 'Five Movies' Speed Promise

On ABC’s Q&A this week, Christopher Pyne said the Coalition’s multi-technology NBN was fast enough for households to watch “five movies simultaneously”. Disregarding the irony of an innovation minister apparently missing the point of the national broadband network, the position is optimistic at best. Here’s why.


Kogan's 4G Network Is Now Live

Today, Kogan switched on its 4G network, which will be provided to all pre-paid customers at no extra charge. Assuming your phone is compatible, this should see improvements to speed and reliability across talk and data services. Hurrah! There’s also a new “11XL” plan with a whopping 11GB data for under $50 a month.


Can You Solve Facebook's Infamous 'Intelligence Tester'?

Some viral posts on Facebook refuse to die — especially when they challenge users’ intelligence. For the past couple of years, this quiz has been periodically popping up on the social media service to test the mental muscles of more than three million users. Apparently, solving the puzzle proves you have a higher IQ than the average person. Have a plug and see how you go!


Woolworths' 'Zero Bill Shock' Phone Plans Aren't That Bad

Woolworths has announced three new phone bundles on a range Samsung phones including the S7, S6, S5 and A3. The “super market priced” 24-month contrasts run on Telstra’s 3G and 4G mobile networks and include a “zero-bill shock” promise. Here’s how they stack up.


A Scientific Guide To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behaviour is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our professional and social lives. Here’s what you need to know about this annoying personality quirk and how you can handle people who express their hostility in indirect and backhanded ways.


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