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How to help a friend struggling with their mental health

Chances are, at some point you’ll be called upon to support a mate who’s struggling. Assoc. Prof. Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz gives tips on how you can help.

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Quiz: are you addicted to your smartphone?

Australians check their phones more than 35 times a day on average. Which begs the question: are you addicted to your smartphone?

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Are nuts making you fat?

Nuts are often shunned as a fattening snack, but Deakin’s Dr Dr Sze-Yen Tan explains how they can actually be an important part of managing your health.

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Can beetroot juice really aid weight loss?

Although results are encouraging, Deakin’s Dr Dominique Condo explains why the beetroot health trend should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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