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Lifestyle

09 May 2018
What does boredom do to your brain?

It’s not a pleasant state, but if we’re to believe the age-old theory that every emotion has an evolutionary benefit – then what’s the point of boredom?

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Lifestyle

13 April 2018
Can you blame your friends for your health habits?

When it comes to exercise and eating healthily, what others are doing around you really counts. Prof. Kylie Ball explains how ‘social norms’ impact health.

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Lifestyle

05 April 2018
Top tips for planning the perfect party

There can be a lot of pressure to organise a memorable event. Deakin’s Dr Kershaw gives her top tips on how to plan the perfect party with minimal stress.

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Vitamins and pills

Lifestyle

26 March 2018
Are you wasting money on vitamins?

Vitamins offer the possibility to do all sorts of wonderful things for our bodies, but do we really need them, or are we wasting our money?

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Lifestyle

26 March 2018
Quiz: Are you addicted to reality TV?

Have you caught yourself transfixed by the twists and turns of your favourite reality TV show? Take the quiz to find out if you are addicted to reality TV.

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Lifestyle

22 March 2018
Is snacking ruining your health?

With a busy lifestyle, it’s often tempting to graze and snack rather than eating the traditional three meals a day. But is this really okay?

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Lifestyle

13 March 2018
Is shift work bad for your health?

Shift work is pivotal to our economy and integral to many important careers. But what is the health cost of working outside of the nine to five?

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Lifestyle

12 March 2018
Careful or compulsive? OCD explained

Deakin’s Dr Richard Moulding explains what classifies as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, how it develops, and what it’s like for those who live with OCD.

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Lifestyle

26 February 2018
What your sense of humour says about you

Why do certain things seem so humorous to some but not to others? Deakin’s Dr Josh Newton shares the science behind what your sense of humour says about you.

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Lifestyle

21 February 2018
BMI is underestimating obesity in Australia, waist circumference needs to be measured too

Measuring your BMI is a common method to determine appropriate weight for height, but new research shows that it’s not as reliable as it once was.

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