6 things no one tells you before you join a gym

Joining a gym and getting in shape might seem simple enough, but for some it can be a daunting process. Whether it’s being unsure of how to use equipment or feeling intimidated by muscle men, there’...

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Why home pet sitting is best when you go on holiday

Pets are part of the family, and you can’t just get up and go on your holiday without planning suitable arrangements for their care. Pets are bonded to their owners and their environment, and many f...

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What colors can I get my bollards in?

Apart from directing traffic, protecting commercial buildings and private parking areas, bollards are also used to improve the exterior aesthetics of a building. That is why you can get them in a va...

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Three Easy Home Office Updates to Boost Your Productivity

If you freelance or run your own business from home, you know it’s not always easy to stay motivated away from the hubbub of an office environment. Working from home means it’s up to you to create a ‘...

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Surefire Ways To Topple Your Construction Company's Reputation

It's an excellent time to be in the construction business. According to reports online, the U.S. construction market is booming, with a greater demand for qualified professionals to enter the indus...

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Budj Bim's world heritage listing is an Australian first – what other Indigenous cultural sites could be next?

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Dependent and vulnerable: the experiences of academics on casual and insecure contracts

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When an artist looks at a chemical element, what do they see?

Artists Damon Kowarsky and Hyunju Kim produced a series of 51 artistic interpretations of elements from the Periodic Table. Artistic depictions of several chemical elements feature in a new exhibitio...

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First-ever Australian study shows how yoga can improve the lives of prisoners

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Taller, faster, better, stronger: wind towers are only getting bigger

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Air travel spreads infections globally, but health advice from inflight magazines can limit that

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A black, female 007? As a lifelong James Bond fan, I say bring it on

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Adani has set a dangerous precedent in requesting scientists' names

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'How do I increase my libido?'

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The University of Canberra’s Amanda Jones and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the government’s “wins” before a three-week parliamentary recess, Bill Shorten’s accommodation of the government’s national security legislation, Joe Hockey, and Ian Watt’s retirement.

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Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations.

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