HOW TO BEAT THE POST-LUNCH SLUMP
The first step to beating the post-lunch slump may be to accept that it is very much a real thing, and that it’s not just happening to you! Business leaders are looking for answers, and conference organisers are even selecting carefully prepared menus to ensure delegates remain bright-eyed and attentive as the presentations roll on.
 

BREAKING 24/7 - THE CAMPAIGN TO KEEP WORK AT WORK
Have you ever answered a work email or business-related call outside work hours? For most of us, the answer is a resounding, regular (and unwanted) yes. We have come to accept that being on call is part of modern working life. However, significant campaigns are underway around the world – with the backing of government – to put companies on notice and let people have their personal time back.
 





CSIRO PUBLISHING: ANIMAL ECO-WARRIORS
Meet the Extraordinary Animals Protecting Our World
There are countless people around Australia and the world, who may not realise they owe their quality of life to animals trained to keep us safe. From dogs to rats, these eco-warriors seek out everything from bio-security threats to landmines. We are even hitching a ride on the backs of bees to improve our lot.
 
AIHW REPORT: TEENAGE SMOKING AND DRINKING DOWN, WHILE DRUG USE RISES AMONG OLDER PEOPLE
Younger Australians’ smoking and drinking habits have improved, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).  But when it comes to illicit drug use among older people, a more complex picture has emerged.

 
 
 
 



THE BETTER WAYS TO SAVE LIVES ON OUR ROADS
Australia’s road toll rose to 1300 deaths last year, prompting governments and administrators to blindly push forward with plans for even more draconian emphasis on speeds and fining drivers.  An investigation by leading publication WHEELS has found a collective blinkered approach to road safety, with speed seeming to be the only culprit in the minds of our policymakers. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

AUSTRALIA'S MOST BORROWED BOOKS REVEALED
According to the 2017 Civica Libraries Index, stories about heritage, identity, love and relationships were most popular among the list of most borrowed Australian fiction books during the past year. Topping the list of most borrowed Australian books was ‘Rain Music’ by Di Morrissey.  We also have an unquenchable thirst for crime and thriller novels.