Robelen Bajar

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Energy savings emerge for the savvy Queensland households

"If the consumer doesn't actively engage - and quickly - then the retailer will make windfall gains," St Vincent de Paul Society senior policy …

Brisbane

This Is the Cost of Living for the Average Young Person

It’s no secret that millennials aren’t following in the footsteps of their parents when it comes to buying homes, as the U.S. real estate market …

Millennials

GoldenHour.One Tells You the Perfect Time and Place to Take Photos

iOS: We all know that golden hour is the hour before sunset and the hour after sunrise when lighting is great for photography. There’s a bit more …

Photography

How A Reverse Mortgage Can Save Your Retirement!

Reverse mortgages have been around for a long time. <b>It's a method that an individual can use to convert the equity built up in their home to a credit line or an income for as long as they remain in the home</b> as their primary residence, without the burden of monthly mortgage payments. But up until …

Mortgages

Low-Cost, Fashion-Forward Anti-Zika Tunics From An Ecommerce Marketplace for Maternal Health

In the struggle to stop the Zika virus devastating Latin America, one social enterprise marketplace has created an innovative weapon: fashion forward, low-cost clothing with a nanotechnology-enhanced material that repels the mosquitoes carrying the bug. It’s also running a crowdfunding campaign to …

Women's Health

23 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Saatchi boss put on 'immediate leave of absence' after claiming gender equality debate is 'all over'

The chairman of Saatchi and Saatchi has been put on immediate leave of absence after suggesting that the debate about gender bias in the advertising industry is “all over”.<p>Kevin Roberts, who is head coach at the advertising agency’s parent company Publicis Groupe, said he did not think the lack of …

Advertising

Startups: How to survive the Gartner Hype Cycle

If you work for or with startups, you’ve likely been a part of the Gartner Hype Cycle and the sky-high expectations that can come with it. It goes like this: the potential of a new concept gets over-hyped, and then companies in that area get panned when they don’t meet expectations quickly.<p>Current …

Startups

The Main Attraction: Focal Plants

Awesome Agave<p>Agaves are exotic, drought tolerant plants with amazing garden structure. Native to the Southwest, agave is known for its architectural …

Personal finance bot Trim says it’s saved users $6 million — and counting

Since Thomas Smyth and Daniel Petkevich created the chatbot Trim to rid their personal bank accounts of forgotten but costly subscription fees seven months ago, it has helped more than 50,000 people save $6.3 million.<p>That may be only the beginning.<p>Now Trim wants to find more ways to take proactive …

Ashton Kutcher

'I begged them to kill me instead': women in South Sudan raped under nose of UN

Theresa was yards from a UN compound in Juba when soldiers raped her. She is among dozens of women who have suffered amid the chaos prevailing in South Sudan<p>It was just before noon on 18 July when the soldiers grabbed Theresa*. She was only metres away from safety, a short dash from the UN gate …

Africa

Women 'arrested for riding bicycles' in Iran and made to sign pledge never to cycle in public again

A group of women has reportedly been arrested for riding bicycles in Iran and made to sign pledges not to repeat the “violation”.<p>They were planning …

Iran

Female Tech Entrepreneurs Must 'Declare Their Purpose And Act'

Women eager to make their mark as tech entrepreneurs have to “declare their purpose” and take action towards turning their ambitions into a reality.<p>That’s according to Cheryl Rosner, the former president of Hotels.com and now the chief exec of Stayful, an online platform that enables travellers to …

Mobile

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

Why it's time to stop telling women to have children

Another week, another set of warnings to women about what to do with their wombs. It’s got so tedious now, this endless cycle of reporting about what’s best for us ladies and our reproductive organs, that it would not surprise me if some expert popped up and told us we’d be better off fashioning …

Alex Salmond

The 65 Best Home Decorating Ideas Of All Time

How many do you already know?<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

The Forgotten History of Female Athletes Who Organized Their Own Olympics

Swimming was one of the few sports women could compete in at the 1912 Olympic games, where the UK team (above) took home gold. Frustrated at their …

Scientists Modified This $40 Cotton Candy Machine To Spin Artificial Organs

An off-the-shelf cotton candy machine from Target spins together gelatinous cubes of living capillaries.<p>Go to your local fair and watch a carny spin you a cone of candy floss. You might not know it, but that’s how your body is put together: the structure of cotton candy is remarkably similar to the …

Biology

The Most Design-Savvy Super Bowl Commercial

Amid a deluge of Super Bowl ads filled to the brim with animals (some of a stranger species than others) and celebrity cameos, one commercial stood out last night for its design. The Israeli illustrator and designer Noma Bar created a lovely animation for NewYork-Presbyterian hospital to explain …

New England

15 Surreal Places In Texas You Need To Visit Before You Die

The stars at night are big and bright...

National Parks

7 TED Talks That Help You Start (and Maintain) Good Habits

Is 2016 your year to finally eat healthier, start saving, and liking yourself more?<p>You probably know it's a lot easier to create a good habit than to get rid of a bad one. Forming good habits is one of the few ways you can create better, healthier, or more productive behavior. But how do you start …

Matt Cutts

Transcript: Ten things introverts wished you knew about them

<b>KARL MOORE</b> – This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Based on many interviews and a blog post by Tim Parsons – thanks Tim – in homage of the recently retired David Letterman, here is my Top 10 list of the things …

15 Things Introverts Don’t Do At Work That Makes Them Excel

Raise your hand if you’re an introvert.<p>Introverts are everywhere (one out of every two or three people you know). And they are like icebergs. What …

Introverts

Introverts & Extroverts Have Different Brains: Which One Are You?

I'm in!<p>Scientists have discovered that the brains of introverts are actually different from those of extroverts. This isn’t too surprising, …

Designing Offices Where Both Introverts And Extroverts Can Thrive

One size really doesn’t fit all when it comes to office design.<p>Office design trends tend to come in cycles. The open plan office has been in vogue for years now, with companies from Google to Goldman Sachs to American Express to Bloomberg building workspaces without partitions. Facebook recently …

10 Successful Women for Introverts to Look Up to

In the post-Women's Lib world, we've started championing the idea that a quieter woman is docile, bad; that a woman needs to be loud to be powerful. It's a dangerous thought, and as these women prove, it's just not true.<p>I'm on the phone with the most famously introverted woman in the world, Susan …

Introverts

Behind The Numbers: Branch Out, Introverts

The social networks of introverts tend to be smaller than the networks of extroverts, which could affect their careers, according to new research by two Dartmouth professors.

Personality

The Place for Introverted Leaders on Boards

When author Susan Cain took the TED stage in 2012, she made a lot of noise for a quiet person. More than 11 million viewers have streamed her talk on …

Introverts

The Introvert’s Guide to Owning Any Social Situation

Hanging out with friends is fun. (Duh.) Hanging out all by yourself? Not so much. But if you're an introvert, carving out alone time is crucial to …