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How children’s brains develop to make them right or left handed

As children grow older, they tend to favour one hand over the other for certain tasks, particularly for writing or drawing. A child’s “handedness” is generally categorised as right, left or mixed, and tends to settle around the same time they acquire language – about four-years-old. It remains a persistent characteristic throughout our life. We now know that a child’s ...

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Australian rental prices are dropping

Edited by Nelly T. Compared to a year earlier Australian capital city rental rates have dropped for the first time in at least two decades. Capital rents have fallen by 0.2% in the year to March according to the latest CoreLogic RP Data leaving the national average at $486 per week. Housing rents have fallen by 0.5% averaging at about ...

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World Health Day: WHO releases global report on diabetes

Edited by Nelly T. The World Health Organization has released its first ever-global report on diabetes to mark the occasion of World Health Day. The results were alarming. There has been a nearly four-fold increase in diabetes cases over the last quarter-century, excessive weight, obesity, aging and population growth being the chief reasons for this spike the World Health Organization ...

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The new breed of terrorists: criminals first, Islamists second

Media outlets were quick to note the criminal backgrounds of the perpetrators of last week’sBrussels terror attacks. Drawing comparisons with those who undertook the November 2015Paris attacks, this analysis suggested the rise of a new generation of terrorist recruits who are not “radical Islamists” but “Islamised radicals”. A closer analysis of the perpetrators of recent attacks suggests that Islamic State ...

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Health: 5 facts on caffeine and why it is disruptive to sleep

Knowing the content of your caffeine intake can help you monitor the intake at a healthy level, where you are not foreign to sleep, take a look below at some must-know facts on this stimulant. 1) Caffeine – as most people would know – is a stimulant that people take it after waking up in the morning and/or in remaining alert ...

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Universities Australia calls for certainty in higher education funding

With the higher education sector still in limbo about the government’s plans for it, Universities Australia (UA) is calling for certainty and warning of the damage done by the current vacuum. The peak body’s chair, Barney Glover, will warn in a speech on Wednesday: “Almost two years of policy insecurity and uncertainty is taking its toll on the ability of ...

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Mother-of-three told her headaches and sore neck were caused by her PILLOW is now dying of brain cancer – and fears this will be her last Mother’s Day

  When Sophie Morris went to her GP with neck pain, she was reassured to be told her pillow was most likely to blame. But just weeks later, the mother-of-three received the devastating news she actually had a deadly brain tumour. Ms Morris, 37, initially put her sickness and tiredness down to being pregnant while working 10 hour days and ...

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Honfleurian Holiday

Much like Paris, the people of Honfleur dine facing the streets enjoying the view, as opposed to each other. The curious traveller is lured to the spectacle-like aura, to absorb the local vivacity of the French culture. I, the seated tourist, watch with a sense of open-minded voyeurism. In contrast to the Parisian ‘hustle and bustle’, I bear witness to ...

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International Travel Tips: 7 Things to Know Before Visiting Australia

Australia has always been a mecca for all travelers – business, and leisure. Its natural beauty includes lush rainforests in the north, the remarkable Outback, and the Great Barrier Reef. I interviewed Australian Travel Specialist Alicia Saba of Departure Lounge for her advice before planning your trip to Australia to maximize your experience. Australia’s Landscapes Are Very DiverseAustralia is the ...

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Cheaper food at Canberra Stadium for Canberra Raiders and Brumbies games

It will now be cheaper to eat all the pies at Canberra Stadium with the ACT government set to announce on Friday a reduction in food prices for the upcoming NRL and Super Rugby seasons. The ACT Brumbies’ clash against the Wellington Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium on Friday night will be the first to offer the cheaper fare followed by ...

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