06 janvier 2018

New Year’s resolutions for better mental health

The ConversationMental health is central to every part of our lives: how we interact with loved ones, how productive we are at work, and how we feel when we are alone. So here are six things science says you can do to improve your mental health in 2018. More...

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Three reasons to get your stress levels in check in 2018

The ConversationIt’s difficult not to get stressed in our fast-paced lives. Whether you’re working overtime, battling exams, or caring for a sick relative, chronic stress has become commonplace. More...

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Bias creeps into reference checks, so is it time to ditch them?

The ConversationAs much as we’d like to think we’ve refined the hiring process over the years to carefully select the best candidate for the job, bias still creeps in. More...

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A riotous, often ribald exploration of feminism’s unfinished business

The ConversationUnfinished Business is a riotous and often ribald exhibition that offers a multi-voiced interpretation of feminism and the visual arts. It shows the formative impact of feminism on contemporary art and provides a visual framework to contemplate the concerns of women since the 1970s. More...

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Listen up! How to get your message across in just 60 seconds

The ConversationDo you have something important to say, but find it hard to get people’s attention?
Or have you tried to listen to someone who claims to have something interesting to impart, but they can’t explain it and the idea gets lost? (Or worse, you get bored and lose interest, even if they’re trying to describe their revolutionary new laser shark). More...

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Explainer: the seasonal ‘calendars’ of Indigenous Australia

The ConversationOn Wangkumarra land, in the corner-country near the borders of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, stands an ancient stone arrangement. It has been placed to the side of a huge complex, rivalling Stonehenge, featuring megaliths polished, carved and placed to balance precariously on each other. More...

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Protests in Iran could spell trouble for the Middle East at large

The ConversationRoiling more than a dozen major cities, young Iranians are protesting against the country’s government. They appear to be particularly angered by the country’s funding of wars in Arab countries, such as Yemen and Syria, as Iranian citizens slide towards poverty. In the city of Kerman, demonstrators chanted that the “People are living like beggars, the Leader is behaving like a God”, and in Khuzestan, protesters reportedly called out “death to Khamenei”, Iran’s supreme leader. More...

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Why we shouldn’t be too quick to blame migratory animals for global disease

The ConversationHave you ever got on a flight and the person next to you started sneezing? With 37 million scheduled flights transporting people around the world each year, you might think that the viruses and other germs carried by travellers would be getting a free ride to new pastures, infecting people as they go. More...

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Virtual reality has added a new dimension to theme park rides — so what’s next for thrill-seekers?

The ConversationThe trend in the early 2000s was for higher, faster and loopier rides that arguably peaked with the 206km per hour Kingda Ka rollercoaster at Six Flags, New Jersey, in the United States. At 139m (456ft) it’s currently the world’s tallest rollercoaster. More...

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Video explainer: Bowling strategies and decision-making in cricket

The ConversationThis is the final in a three-part video series looking at decision-making in cricket. In this episode, Jonathan Connor explains how bowlers find their rhythm, how they adapt to conditions, and how they make good decisions. More...

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