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10 social media tricks you didn't know about

Struggling to make your social media posts stand out from the crowd? Did your Tweets and statuses once funnel big numbers towards your site's landing …

Social Media Marketing

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Antarctic sailing pioneer Lisa Blair focused on win for women in Sydney to Hobart yacht race

The first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica solo is leading the first all-female Sydney to Hobart crew in 16 years.<p>Lisa Blair has experienced her …

Sailing

Microsoft Planner: A Trello rival benefits from Office 365 integration

Microsoft’s group chat tool, Teams, may have garnered more attention when it launched last year, leaving Planner – aimed at helping teams coordinate …

Project Management

Family violence victims at risk from Coalition's rent deduction scheme, advocates say

Welfare advocates say plan could make it more difficult for victims to leave violent relationships<p>A plan to automatically dock the welfare payments of social housing tenants to pay for rent and property damage could harm victims of family violence and make it more difficult for them to leave …

Person of the Year 2017:TheSilenceBreakers

Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can't afford and live in houses …

Feminism

'Sadness is all you have': why youth mental health is in need of urgent help

A new survey of 24,055 young Australians has identified mental health as the most important issue in the nation<p>Tykara Lang sought refuge when her classmates ran outside to play.<p>Most days it was the library or the school staffroom where she sat in silence, willing the lunch break to pass without …

Why injecting rooms are worth the (political) risk • The Medical Republic

It was an experiment when the NSW government bowed to community pressure and permitted a medically supervised drug-injection clinic to open in …

Aus and NZ are both facing rising #homelessness and a #housingcrisis. Both our countries need a plan. The October Parity takes a look at what they're doing across the Tasman. w/ contributions from @JadeKake and @HousingFirstNZ https://t.co/tWQuJkcDxQ

Mental health service calls for plan to deal with same-sex marriage survey damage

A jump in demand for some youth mental health services – attributed to the same-sex marriage postal survey – was twice as severe as initially …

Unsettled, Insecure, Expensive and Scarce: The Experience of #Rentinoz - Council to Homeless Persons

by Adrian Pisarski, Executive Officer, National Shelter<p>In November 2015 National Shelter, with SGS Economics and Planning and Community Sector …

What causes breast cancer in women? What we know, don't know and suspect

<i>This is a long read. Enjoy!</i><p>Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second-most-common cause of death from cancer. Although …

How women bring about peace and change in Liberia

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first woman to lead an African country. Her two terms in office ended with elections last month …

This chart shows the best and worst countries for women in the world today.

What is women’s status in the world today? The recent revelations of abuse by Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly are stark reminders of the universality of the challenges, even in countries where the discrimination is not as blatant as Saudi Arabia, where women are required by law to obey their …

Geography

Language analysis to help predict psychosis onset

<b>13 November 2017</b><p>Artificial intelligence is being harnessed by researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, to …

This Is How I Manage Freelance Workers and Why It Works

Building long-term but flexible relationships assures you the talent you need, when you need it, at price you can afford.<p>Call it freelance work, contract employees or the gig economy -- whatever the term, it’s consistently growing. In fact, researchers predict that half of the U.S. workforce will …

Cost of Living

In love with your pajamas? Learn how to work from home effectively

For the past several years, remote work seemed to be the holy grail of the 21st-century workforce. The opportunity to work from anywhere in the world …

The Workplace

The Majority of Small-Business Owners Rely on Word-of-Mouth Referrals. Here Are 3 Ways to Get Them.

Is it in your control as a business owner to increase the number of referrals you receive on a monthly basis or is it luck of the draw?<p>Alignable recently completed a survey of 7,500 small-business owners in North America and asked participants a single question -- what's the best way to acquire …

Why You Should Charge Clients More Than You Think You’re Worth

One of the most challenging decisions freelancers, solopreneurs, and independent consultants face is how much to charge for their time and expertise. What if people complain that you’re overpriced — or, even worse, walk away from a deal with you entirely? But the answer isn’t swinging to the other …

Nonprofits

An Ambitious New Cellar Door is Opening on the Mornington Peninsula

“It’s a fairly solid brigade,” says Ainslie Lubbock, listing the talent that has been rounded up for Point Leo Estate, the Mornington Peninsula’s …

Historic Rejection Letters to Women Engineers

“We have not now, have never had, and do not expect to have in the near future, any women students registered in our engineering department.”<p>The Society of Women Engineers recently shared a trove of astonishing documents from the group’s archives. They’re letters, loads of them, all directed at …

Women in Tech

TransferWise launches ‘Borderless’ account for businesses, sole traders and freelancers

Having already taken a significant chunk of the international money transfer market away from the major banks, London-headquartered TransferWise has its sights set on the bank account itself.<p>Moving beyond simply sending money from one country to another, the company is launching its “Borderless” …

Banking

Meet the linguists: the new French government is packing some pretty intimidating skills

One of the most striking features of the recent French presidential elections and the subsequent nomination of a new prime minister and his cabinet …

Language

Preparing Yourself for a Day of Design Work

It’s no secret that we do our best work when we’re prepared and comfortable. Yet, we designers often do things that aren’t conducive to bringing out …

Productivity

Four Top Women Have Quit the Bank of England This Year

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is looking a little short of female company.<p>The Bank of England is losing four of its top women this year after …

Economy

Jessica Chastain Sends a Powerful Message to Women in the Wake of Bill O’Reilly’s Sexual Harassment Scandal

"Talk could be powerful, but actions more so," the actress said at Variety's Power of Women event in New York City.<p>From supporting Planned Parenthood …

The Politics of Smiling as a Woman

"No matter what a woman is doing, men will tell her that it would really be better (for them) if she smiled. She would look prettier. She would be less scary."<p>If you are a woman, the world regrets to inform you that your face is probably wrong. The mouth part, specifically.<p>For instance, are you not …

Feminism

Inside the World’s First All-Female Special Forces Unit: Norway’s Jegertroppen

ELVERUM, Norway — An explosion just a few feet away rocks the unmarked station wagon as it travels along a dirt road in the Norwegian woodland.<p>Immediately, two soldiers jump from their front seats and run for cover behind the carcass of an old, rusty tank. Firing their weapons at targets along the …

War

What's the Difference Between an Advisory Board and a Board of Directors?

More importantly, which one do you need for your business?<p>Many entrepreneurs I know are confused by the differences between an advisory board and a board of directors.<p>So, to explain in one sentence: advisory boards are voluntary and have no fiduciary responsibility. I recommend a small one for …

Governance