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Drunks who end up in hospital should pay for treatment, says former adviser to Tony Abbott, Terry Barnes

''Basically it comes down to actions or behaviour that causes consequences that are avoidable.''<p>Mr Barnes said smokers or overweight people should …

Health Care

Medicare Locals face a political and public relations battle - Croakey

A recent article in the News Ltd press demonstrates the political, media and public relations challenges facing Medicare Locals (MLs) in the review …

Health expert: too much 'cumbersome' red tape cuts into available funds

The Australian Health and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has criticised the number of agencies set up by the former Labor governments to deal with items such as health statistics.<p>The senate select committee into the Abbott government’s commission of audit began on Tuesday morning with evidence from …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Is there any evidence for health checks?

<i>Australia spent over $170 million on GP health checks in 2013. But where's the proof it did any good?</i><p>Every month, 65,000 Australians get a health …

Against Cynicism

Peter Sloterdijk has been one of Germany’s best-known philosophers for 30 years, ever since the publication of his <i>Critique of Cynical Reason</i> in …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

The Number: 40%

These are dark times for Detroit. The city filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, and though political machinations have cast a shadow on the filing, there is no disputing that Detroit faces grave financial problems: eighteen billion dollars in debt obligations, a twenty-eight-per-cent population …

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Emunah Farm

Emunah Farm Locally Sourced Organic Veggie boxes are now available! Please email emunahfarm@gmail.com if you would like to order a box delivered to …

Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through The Week (June 24, 2013)

It's the start of a new week, which means it's time to shake off your weekend, take a deep breath and try to think positive, energizing thoughts. We can help.<p>Click through the slideshow below for this week's mood-boosting inspirational photo quotes. (And feel free to read, rinse and repeat as …

Jon Snow 80's-style Training Montage

5 Pretty Good Reasons to Be an Atheist

People love lists. Am I right? So here is a list of five pretty good reasons why you should be an atheist. Now I know I am not going to convince everyone with this list because god-belief has been indoctrinated into our society for a long time and most people have been raised to believe in some …

NBC's 'Exclusive' Drone Story Was Reported Elsewhere Months Ago

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Tonight, NBC released a bombshell story on the government's drone targeting program, indicating that …

A Damning Dissent: Scalia's Smartest, Wittiest Ruling of All Time

Some of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s greatest opinions have involved his passionate defense of the Fourth Amendment right against …

Antonin Scalia

Watch 'Game of Thrones' Fans Freak Out Over the 'Red Wedding'

<i>Game of Thrones</i> viewers had their minds blown during Sunday's "The Rains of Castamere" episode, which many people online are referring to as the "Red …

How to Deal With Your Boss as Shabbat Times get Early

Of course, Walter takes an even more direct approach with these situations.<p>We’re at the time of year in the southern part of the globe where shabbat …

We've spent so much time discussing the Google Glass user experience for humans, but what would it be like for a dog to wear Google Glass? We investigate: http://on.mash.to/104Amed