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Beware the Advice in TikTok Videos

Beware the Advice in TikTok Videos

There are very few domains of life in which thoughtful, sound advice can be delivered in 60 exhilarating seconds. If you’re scrolling through TikTok and think you’ve found actionable advice about cooking, personal finance, fitness or anything else… take heed, because you probably haven’t.

Why Some Are Refusing Coronavirus Tests

Why Some Are Refusing Coronavirus Tests

Last week, outgoing chief medical officer Brendan Murphy announced all returned travellers would be tested for COVID-19 before and after quarantine. Some were surprised testing was not already required. Others were outraged some 30% of returned travellers in hotel quarantine in Victoria had declined to be tested. This is insane!…

How To Spot A Conspiracy Theory

How To Spot A Conspiracy Theory

There are real reasons to distrust governments and corporations. There really are plenty of powerful people acting in their own interest, often to the detriment of others. There are, in real life, legit conspiracies and cover-ups. Tuskegee. Watergate. That weird thing where Volkswagen faked its emissions test results. But real…