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Australia, we need to talk about the way we speak

Let's get things straight about the origins of the Australian accent. Aussie-speak developed in the early days of colonial settlement from a cocktail …

Examiners reveal secret VCE exam tips

• Question 1 on exam 1 has been about differentiation for the last seven years – it's likely to be the same again this year.<br>• Exam 1 questions test your …

Education

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

Kazuo Ishiguro

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

Marketing

Starcraft now works in the browser and it's amazing

I love the original Starcraft. It’s hands-down the game I’ve spent the most time playing and was my first introduction to dial-up multiplayer back in 1999.<p>Now, someone’s managed to port Starcraft into the browser for the first time thanks to HTML5.<p>A user on GitHub, known only by the first name of …

Amazing

How to make sense of real estate agent speak

When it comes to selling products, there are some words that should always come wrapped in inverted commas: “delicious”, “new”, “healthy”. They’re …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Streams from Flying Lotus, Disclosure, DJ Snake and more<p>By , , , , , ,<p>There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing …

Miami Beach

Eight things racists say to try and convince people they're not being racist

Incredibly, there are a lot of white people who think it's more legitimate for them to take offence at being called 'racist' than it is for an …

Earth & Sky Photo Contest winners capture jaw-dropping auroras and star trails

Auroras, the clouds of the Milky Way and trails of stars shine overhead in the remarkable photos chosen as winners of the 6th International Earth & …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

‘Australia is uniquely racist’

Here's A Netflix Workout You Can Do On Your Couch

Watch Crazy Eyes while you get crazy toned.<p>BuzzFeed Life reached out to personal trainer and exercise physiologist Albert Matheny, C.S.C.S., founder of SoHo Strength Lab and Naked Nutrition, and asked him to create a workout that can be done while watching any streaming show.<p><b>Warm-up</b><p>1. Walkouts (10 …

Everything You Need To Know About Nina Dobrev’s “Vampire Diaries” Exit

In her first interview detailing the departure of her show’s leading lady, executive producer Julie Plec tells BuzzFeed News how she approached writing Dobrev off the show, what the actor’s final days on set were like, and where the show goes from here. WARNING: Spoilers ahead if you have not seen …

Why there's more f---ing profanity these days

In her widely-applauded Gold Logie acceptance speech, <i>The Project's</i> Carrie Bickmore dedicated her award to anyone "going through a really shit time …

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