If you find social media is making you feel worse about your own life, it's time to take those feelings seriously. You might not want to distance yourself entirely, so here are some tips to assist you in managing your mindset around social media.
Bookie speak is totally normal these days due to betting company ads on telly during sporting broadcasts. Football is betting. Betting is football. The two are presented as intertwined strands of the same piece of rope. Kids get this message. And you can bet your life they take it in.
As South Australian emergency workers seek to restore order to a state battered by extreme weather and an energy system unable to cope, plunging 70000 people into darkness, we need to ask why the Australian government isn’t better prepared to deal with the type of extreme weather climate scientists have been warning of for years.
Campaign director at the Australian Conservation Foundation
The children I met won’t turn away from a problem, or dismiss a challenge as too hard. As well as looking out for others, they want to make a difference and have become advocates for causes they believe in.
Seth Sentry has a problem with science. It has, thus far, failed to provide him with a hoverboard. However, his gripes are pretty minimal when it comes to the barrage of blame that science, medicine and other reputable branches of investigation get from the Instafamous, celebrity chefs and so-called wellness warriors.
Is sharing a selfie on Facebook an effective way to stop someone who is seriously considering taking their life? The truth is, we really don’t know. What we do know is that conversations and awareness are only the first steps to saving a life.
With the pharmacy shelf a noisy battleground of competing ideologies and brands fighting for your hard-earned dollars, shoppers are faced with a tide of misleading information and undeserved feelings of guilt and anxiety about choosing the right product for their families.
Chemistry teacher, author and blogger. Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge
In today’s busy and technologically driven society, it can be hard to unwind and relax. Yet, the continuing popularity of adult coloring books has shown that by doing something traditionally associated with children, we can truly switch off.
Despite the constant rhetoric from governments on needing to take tough decisions, it seems that sadly this decision -– where the lives and wellbeing of so many Australians could genuinely be at stake over a simple question of if we should all have the right to be treated equally with respect to marriage -- is just too tough for our Federal Government.
Associate in Employment and Industrial Law at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
These volunteers are not collateral damage. They are not acceptable targets when a ceasefire ends. Ceasefire or no, the rules of international humanitarian law still apply. Safe access must mean safe access. Guarantees given by fighting parties must be honoured.
The brutal murdering of women by former partners in public spaces produced a sense of outrage, contributing to the national debate. Government funding announcements are now widely publicized, and political point-scoring is common. Domestic Violence is discussed on television programs and local radio stations. So why do the advances seem so few?
Male circumcision is one of the most hotly debated sexual health issues and has become a controversial procedure and divisive issue in the medical profession and on parenting forums, with passionate voices on both the pro-and anti-sides of the debate.
What is more important for Australians –- the process for achieving a policy outcome or delivering the outcome itself? I had cause to reflect on this point last week when I spoke in favour of the proposed same sex marriage plebiscite.