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'An absolute budget blower': Turnbull and Morrison slam Dutton's first policy

"Any change to the GST, as you know, to its rate or its base, has to be agreed by all states and territories and I'm sure that they would say - well, …

Ipswich administrator to 'recraft' council

The man appointed to run the south-east Queensland city of Ipswich after the council was dissolved by the state government says he wants to focus on …

Government refers Dutton's eligibility to Solicitor-General

Mr Walker represented Barnaby Joyce during the High Court challenge to his eligibility over dual citizenship, and has worked on a similar matter for …

'People should stop thinking about themselves': Government split after MPs launch second strike against Turnbull

The petition was passed from one MP to another on Wednesday evening, in a tactic similar to a move that forced Julia Gillard to call a ballot against …

'Gullibility eroded': Why a generation chose science over God

For 32 years, Professor Michael Archer has asked his students whether God was involved in creating man. In that time, the change in their answers has …

Use The Psychology of Color to Influence Your Work Day | Inc.com

Color enriches our lives in both subtle and powerful ways. We get an instant feel of a room as soon as we enter it, and that feeling can be anything from cozy to clinical, or from peppy to calm. The office is no different. Smart employers understand that color schemes in the work environment can …

13 Home Improvement Projects That Practically Pay for Themselves

These smart upgrades pay off big in resale value and enjoyment of your home.<p>“For an immediate face-lift, update your light fixtures,” says Kim …

5 Mental Models To Use For Better Decision Making

You're reading 5 Mental Models To Use For Better Decision Making, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Entrepreneurship

How You -- Yes, You! -- Can Earn Passive Income From the Apps You Create

Apps today earn money as readily as websites did in the '90s. And anyone can create them, without knowing the first thing about ech.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the decade since the app economy made its debut, billions have been made off this sweeping online …

14 Weird Uses For Bread That Will Legitimately Blow Your Mind

Bread is a truly wonderful food. It tastes good no matter what you do to it — whether you're toasting it and slathering it with butter, or covering …

This Kitchen Now Brims With Life, Texture, & Personality

A "brand new builder basic home" that was "just a bit too vanilla" got some deep customization that totally sets it apart from all of the other homes …

8 paid iPhone apps you can download for free on August 22nd

Apple fans, we hope you’ve saved some storage space in your iPhones and iPads because we’ve got some new apps for you to install on Wednesday. …

Apps

The most important skill people are losing

People are kinder to those they view as human beings.<p>The problem is the rising self-centered culture that’s blinding us — people are caring less …

Empathy

15 Traits That Set Influential People Apart

Influential leaders spark change for the better.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence can’t be achieved through intimidation or coercion. It comes from within -- from a person’s ability to inspire and motivate those around them.<p>Becoming an influential leader has …

The Turnbull government is all but finished, and the Liberals now need to work out who they are

A relationship of mutual convenience between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the federal Liberal party is drawing to a close. Each used the other …

Turnbull fights back | Paddy Manning

All sides of the Liberal Party are appealing to the iron laws of arithmetic today, in homage to former prime minister John Howard, but none of them …

This astrophysicist explains the surprisingly complex concept of ‘nothing’

Philosophers have debated the nature of “nothing” for thousands of years, but what has modern science got to say about it?<p>In an interview with The Conversation, Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, explains that when …

Physics

10 Garden Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid

Not Planning<p><b>Mistake:</b> Visiting the nursery and trying to figure out your garden while shopping is like being a kid in a candy shop: You could be …

Apple HR couldn’t care less if you have a college degree

The traditional life plan includes four years of college then a good job. But not everyone takes this path, and sometimes the lack of a college degree keeps some people from getting a job they are otherwise qualified for. But not at Apple.<p>Following a non-traditional career path is no problem …

Technology

Just 10 Minutes of This Activity Boosts Brainpower, Says New Yale Research

Do you need to complete 10,000 hours of practice or read for hours every day to get smarter? If you have the time, it certainly couldn't hurt. But if your schedule is a little cramped, new research suggests you can improve your cognitive function in just 10 minutes. All you need to do is sit down …

Meditation

Nauru self-harm 'contagion' as 12-year-old refugee tries to set herself alight

Another young refugee on Nauru is critically ill after refusing to eat and drink, and rejecting medical care for weeks, while a 12-year-old girl has been taken to Nauru hospital after reportedly attempting to set herself on fire.<p>The situation on Nauru has grown “dangerously chaotic” a government …

Australia

How to Photograph Stars: Camera Settings & Setup

Photographing stars can be very difficult to master due to long exposure times and the limitations of some digital cameras. However, the easy to …

Landscape Photography

5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick …

Queensland Police commissioner ordered to pay drunk driver $1800

What she would not admit to, however, was evading the police car that attempted to intercept her.<p>Ms Williams swore she did not see the car as it …

Brisbane

Newman government's pink bikie prison uniforms to be sold off as breast cancer charity fundraiser

Hundreds of hot pink shorts, pink T-shirts and pink overalls designed to humiliate and shame convicted bikies in Queensland prisons will be sold for …

Breast Cancer

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

13 Beautiful Homes That Are Older Than America

We've come along way since Colonial times, but these historic houses still make us starry-eyed.<p>We've come along way since Colonial times, but these historic houses still make us starry-eyed.

Zillow

The honeymoon is over for Shorten

<b>Amid the union royal commission and the dirty Labor linen aired in The Killing Season, Bill Shorten may find he is no longer the darling of the</b> …

Australia

Andrew Cuomo’s Pot Problem

When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation opening the door to medical marijuana last July, supporters of marijuana-policy reform were …