The Experts

Get your car serviced before your Christmas road trip

As we are all aware the Christmas and New Year holiday season is almost upon us, and many of us have booked to take...

Do we really need to take supplements?

Walk down the health food aisle of any supermarket and you’ll notice there’s a ridiculous amount of supplements on the market. But do we need...

Lifting standards

Could abolishing private schools and respecting teachers more help lift education standards? Does the Finland education system have answers for the rest of the world...

Testing in the education system

Testing is a huge part of the education system in Australia and around the world, but are we taking the wrong approach when it...

Why DIY Will kits are dangerous

A lot of people die without a Will, which means that the division of their assets after they die is determined by legislation set...

Is it time to dump the soft drinks?

Last week it was announced that the UK will bring in a tax on soft drinks in a bid to lower sugar consumption and...

Making safety a priority

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has this week announced that they will be introducing new crash ratings starting from January 2018. ANCAP will...

Achieving your health goals

What new year’s resolutions did you make this year? I’m going to guess that for many of you it was around diet/weight loss. I’ve done the...

Emotions guiding our investment decisions

All too often, human nature causes us to be overly influenced by our emotions rather than logic. This is particularly relevant when it comes...

Successful people’s mindset

This is my 360th and final column for this great paper. The time has come for my more than capable colleagues to share their knowledge...

How physiotherapy can help people suffering with cancer

The day someone is diagnosed with cancer is a day they never forget. The diagnosis and treatment of cancer impacts both physically and psychologically on...

The problem with bunions

Bunions are one of the most common complaints seen by podiatrists. Patients with bunions will typically express concerns of pain when wearing tight fitting shoes,...

More than just the stereotype

When it comes to nutrition we tend to associate certain foods or food groups with certain nutrients. For example, if I say calcium you’ll probably...

Getting the right advice at the right time

As life changes, so do our financial planning needs. This week, I have created a list of some important life events that are commonplace...

Apps and software that will improve your business

The constant battle to get more out of each day is a challenge all business people experience. We constantly search for ways to be...

Crisis confronting our teachers

The teaching ‘profession’ has seen a dramatic transformation since I trained as a teacher in the late sixties. When I was at university, our...

Business mistakes to avoid

Most often, business advice is full of things that you should do. But sometimes it is good to know what not to do, and...

Cut down your ‘screen time’

Do you have digital overload? Those of us who are parents have most likely read an article or heard from experts about the dangers of...

House hunting tips and advice

I am house hunting at the moment and so have had the shoe on the other foot, so to speak, in experiencing what home...

Legal inconsistencies in same-sex marriage debate

The marriage equality debate is taking centre stage in mainstream media once again following the decision of Australian tennis great Margaret Court to boycott...