Bob Ratnarajah

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As Australia's housing bubble gets bigger, the Reserve Bank prepares to blame Trump

Central bankers have assisted in turning our housing market into a leveraged casino – seemingly for the benefit of banks<p>Despite early indications that some housing markets in the mining states will hit the skids, the Australian mortgage-financed housing bubble continues to grow. The Reserve Bank of …

Housing

Christmas turkey will be grown in a lab by 2030, say scientists

In 1931, Winston Churchill predicted that within 50 years the world would "escape the absurdity" of raising a whole chicken on farm and instead grow parts in lab.<p>Now scientists are predicting that his vision will come to pass within the next 15 years, with the first lab-grown turkey gracing …

Agriculture

Wayne Swan

Far from history being over, it seems like the battle of ideas has only just begun. The election of Donald Trump, the UK’s exit from the European …

How Magician Penn Jillette Lost 100 Pounds Eating Only 2 Things

The famous illusionist performed his best trick yet.<p>Penn Jillette can make just about anything disappear, but this time the famous illusionist performed a dramatic vanishing act on himself. The taller half of Penn & Teller dropped over 100 pounds by eating only two things and skipping exercise …

Weight Loss

The Healthy Foods That Turn Toxic If You Overeat

You’re serious about your health goals, so you’ve made major lifestyle changes. You said sayonara to sugar. You moderate your caffeine intake. You …

Nutrition

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A self-made millionaire describes the financial mistakes to avoid if you want to get rich by 30

Grant Cardone is an American entrepreneur and a New York Times best-selling author, speaker and motivator. His books, audio packages, and seminars …

Brexit could herald end to British fruit and veg sales, producers warn

British fruit and vegetables would all but vanish from shops if Brexit means the foreign workers who pick virtually all the home-grown produce are no longer able to come to the UK, according to some of the country’s biggest producers.<p>They warn that the nation’s food security would be damaged and …

United Kingdom

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

17 Veggie-Filled Snacks You Can Feel Good About

When that 3 p.m. snack craving hits, it's tempting to turn to chips or a cookie, but more often than not we still crash an hour later. The good news …

Snacks

What to eat according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

<i>What to avoid is more important with Damp providing the rest of the diet is balanced and healthy.</i><p>Avoid: Dairy, sugar, refrigerated foods, raw …

Food

Tony Robbins' best tip for overcoming the fear of failure is backed by science

Life and business strategist Tony Robbins offers his best advice for getting over the fear of failure in a recent Business Insider video.<p>Whenever …

6 Food That Actually Taste Better When You Freeze Them

Frozen food isn’t always seen as appetizing. There’s a stigma associated with frozen food lacking freshness, but the truth is freezing food conceals …

Nutrition

Vegan diet the secret to Gold Coast bodybuilder's success on stage

A Gold Coast bodybuilder is out to prove that you do not need to eat meat to build muscle.<p>Crissi Carvalho became a vegan in 2011 following a health …

Should We Really Be Eating Shrimp?

<i>A simple dinner-party question—should one eat shrimp?—sets Tamar Adler off on an ethical and gastronomic journey.</i><p>“Should I eat shrimp?”<p>I was being asked a serious question—as one sometimes is, even at balmy dinners alfresco. It came from a friend of a friend, who had, incidentally, been a bit of a …

Why exercise might boost your memory - Science News - ABC News

Struggling to remember where you left your keys? A run might jog your memory.<p>Key points exercise memory<p>Key points:<p>When stimulated, muscle cells …

How to make your workplace more enticing

LinkedIn has revealed its first ever list of ‘Attractors’ – companies that are the most desirable to work for throughout Australia.<p>The list runs …

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Disgusting Practices: Most Poultry Workers Can't Even Use The Bathroom

Just to clarify, I am not a vegetarian or a vegan. I do eat meat. Just not cheap, processed meat. So do not mistake this article for some sort of fueled, anti-meat protest, because it's not.<p><b>On to the goods here...</b><p>Mass produced, processed meat is almost never a good idea. It's the type of cheap crap …

The Paradox of Workplace Productivity

At its most basic, productivity is the amount of value produced divided by the amount of cost (or time) required to do so. And while this equation seems simple enough on the surface, the strategies for optimizing it have evolved dramatically over the last two decades. Technology has enabled massive …

6 Ancient Cooking Tools Sri Lankans Can’t Do Without

Every day, Swarna de Mel is up at 5 a.m., pulling tropical herbs from her garden, harvesting dinosaur-egg-sized jackfruit, and cracking coconuts with a hatchet in preparation for curries, spicy <i>sambols</i>, and <i>mallum</i> salads. You’d expect her home to be filled with the smells of exotic spices—cumin, …

Kitchens

18 Vegan Snack Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving

It's easy enough to find vegan snacks; after all, things like store-bought hummus, fruit, and some crackers come that way naturally. But when a real craving hits, we tend to want something packed with tons of flavor—like a sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata for dipping, a batch of hearty homemade …

Sri Lanka needs skilled workforce to keep tourist dollars in country, economists warn

In excess of two million visitors are expected in Sri Lanka this year, but only 20 per cent of their expenditure will stay in the country.<p>Economists …

Vegan Menemen: Turkish-Style Scrambled Eggs, Without the Eggs

I once made a chart of all the foods I miss most during my annual vegan month. Way at the top of that list, just under pizza, was eggs. I love eggs, especially when they're soft, creamy, and custardy, which is why none of the vegan "tofu scramble" recipes I've seen have ever really appealed to me. …

Eggs

Danes are king when it comes to 'Happiness'

The report is a cautionary tale for more money driven cultures like the United States. Economist Jeffrey Sachs points to Costa Rica as a shining …

7 Tricks To Making Veggie Burgers That Don't Suck

Because you're better than that.<p>A well-made veggie burger can very easily compete with a traditional burger. Savory and flavorful, when done right these umami-packed, vegetable-loaded patties hit the spot. Sadly, most homemade veggie burgers don't fit that bill. Actually, restaurant veggie burgers …

Vegan

Marking male embryos could hold solution to chick culling 'ethical dilemma' in global egg industry

Each year, the global egg industry kills billions of male baby chicks because only female hens lay eggs — but CSIRO scientists say they have now come …

Kavita Shukla’s 18-Year Mission to Reduce Food Waste

Thanks to a stray observation she had when she was 12—and a lot of hard work that followed—this 30-year-old entrepreneur is changing the way we …