How does a gym chain manage to not just stay afloat, but expand during a global pandemic? Veteran franchise business Fernwood Fitness has the answers. SmartCompany Plus. Read the full story here.
Mural artists set the scene to inspire Pinot & Picasso painters
When you’re trying to encourage a group of fun-loving folk to pick up the paintbrush, it helps to have a little inspiration adorning the studio walls. Book An Artist. Read the full post here.
Wondering where to buy your first home? Here’s what you need to know
Deciding where to buy your first home can be a tricky proposition, especially if you have any gaps of understanding about the property market. Here’s a few things to consider. Arcline by RACV. Read the full piece here.
How to trick your brain into beating cravings
Finding it hard to resist that chocolate biscuit, tub of ice cream or glass of wine? Here’s how to ‘surf your urges’ and get back in control. The House of Wellness. Read the full story here.
The Uluru tour so good it has a wait-list
It was the trip to freedom that seemed destined to never happen. While the red dirt and wide-open blue skies of the Red Centre were calling, my friends and I – having booked a four-day camping tour there last July – were firmly stuck in Victoria, dreaming of swags, starry nights and outback adventures. Escape.... Continue Reading →
Bringing quantity surveyors into the 21st century
Dr Ajibade Aibinu is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. His research focuses on helping the construction industry use machine learning and artificial intelligence to find efficient solutions to cost blowouts. Melbourne University website. Read the full piece here.
How to stay warm this winter without spending a fortune on heating
As we shiver through a glacial start to winter while gas and electricity prices surge, you might be tempted to hide under a blanket until spring arrives. It’s no surprise given Australian houses – once described as “glorified tents” – are often woefully kitted out for truly chilly conditions. The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. Read the... Continue Reading →
New ways of thinking:CrisisID® Program Impact Paper
CrisisID® is a ground-breaking program that helps participantsexplore new ways of thinking to help themselves and others workthrough difficult times. (Co-wrote this impact paper for Grift Education. Read here)
Dance-offs, trivia, cocktails: Australians get creative with virtual catch-ups
Can you really have a social life while in social isolation? Absolutely, say some of Australia’s most imaginative folk, who are trying to brighten their angst-riddled days by filling their social calendars with everything from virtual trivia nights, to "nice-olation" cocktail parties, dance-offs, DJ sets, book clubs, poker games, baking sessions and birthday bashes. Lifestyle,... Continue Reading →
What Airbnb hosts are doing to ride out the COVID-19 crisis
Airbnb hosts reeling from a drastic dive in bookings are offering special “self-isolation packages” — with Netflix and food delivery on tap — to try and ride out the coronavirus crisis. With Airbnb changing its policy to offer guests full refunds for many reservations, many home owners who rely on the rental are feeling the pinch of mass... Continue Reading →