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    1. Our Pets Might Have the Key to Curing Dementia

      Our Pets Might Have the Key to Curing Dementia

      Thought we'd share this fascinating article from ABC News. It's called Doggie Dementia is Becoming More Common Now Our Best Friends are Living Longer.

      It shares some fascinating ideas. One of them is that research being done on dogs, scientists claim, might help humans too. Here's a short excerpt from the Brain and Mind Centre:

      We think if it works in dogs, it stands a very high chance of working in humans just because of the close similarity between the dog and the human brain. We are using canine dementia as a model for humans.

      Take a ...

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    2. Invisible Costs of Free Parking

      Invisible Costs of Free Parking

      Here's a fascinating article from ABC Australia. It's called The High Cost of Free Parking.

      It's got a lot of interesting perspectives. Here's a short description of the episode that we thought was noteworthy:

      The idea is to provide enough spaces during peak demand periods. We all pay a price for this - even if you don't have a car. But changes to pricing, technology and planning are changing the way we park and use car parks.

      Have a look at the rest of the article for more...

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    3. New Financing Model for Independent-Living Capable Homes Launched

      New Financing Model for Independent-Living Capable Homes Launched

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from ABC New and thought that we would share it. The report is called New Housing Model Aims to Give People with Disabilities A Chance at Homeownership, Semi-Independent Living.

      It shares this interesting new independent-living equipped home financing for people with disabilities. Here's a short excerpt:

      Under a shared-ownership model believed to be the first of its kind in Australia, the house, designed by Secure Housing Australia, will be co-owned by three people with a disability.

      For about $300,000, each person will get their own private bedroom, bathroom and courtyard, and a share ...

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    4. Pets are in Danger of Getting Euthanized if People Don't Start Adopting or Helping Out

      Pets are in Danger of Getting Euthanized if People Don't Start Adopting or Helping Out

      This article from ABC News caught our attention. It's titled Crisis Level Means Healthy Puppies Kittens in the Kimberley Could be Killed if No One Helps Out.

      It offers up some alarming news especially for pet lovers. Here's a short excerpt:

      The local pound was designed to hold 20 cats and dogs for three days at a time before they are euthanased, but staff said they have been overwhelmed by an influx of animals in recent months.

      Staff at the pound said about four animals have been arriving each day and the cages were beginning to overflow to ...

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    5. The Case for Advocating the Slow Flower Movement

      The Case for Advocating the Slow Flower Movement

      Stumbled upon this excellent article from ABC.net. It's called Growers Back Slow Flower Movement.

      In it, Jessica Schremmer shares some important insights from Australian flower designers and growers. Here's a particularly interesting one:

      Many people are aware of food miles, but Ms White wants to reduce flower miles.

      She is an advocate of the 'slow flower movement' and wants to create more consumer awareness to buy local, seasonal and bee-friendly flowers.

      Give the rest of the article a quick read if you want to learn more...

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    6. Build a Veggie Patch That Produces Year-Round Harvest

      Build a Veggie Patch That Produces Year-Round Harvest

      Here's a shareworthy article from ABC.net called Planning a Vegetable Patch that Produces All Year Round in Australia.

      Lifestyle writer Jane Canaway shares some of her wisdome here. This one's particularly interesting:

      Some shop-bought manure is bulked out with a lot of vegetable matter, and going the other way, some people add manure to their compost. Just don't add cat and dog poo, as these can contain parasites that won't break down as easily. Dog and cat poo can be buried and will break down, but you don't want it anywhere near your veggie ...

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      Mentions: Garden Plants
    7. How Doing Nothing Can Help You Finish Writing

      How Doing Nothing Can Help You Finish Writing

      This piece from ABC.net has some worthwhile tips for writers so we decided to share it here. It's called Boost Your Productivity by Making a Habit of Doing Nothing.

      It shares an interesting thesis. Here's a summarizing quote that we caught our attention:

      Studies show jumping off the productivity treadmill can reduce work-related fatigue and procrastination and enhance engagement with tasks when at work.

      Doing nothing can also improve our memory.

      A series of experiments found that students randomly assigned to sit and do nothing in a dimly lit, quiet room for 10-15 minutes after learning something ...

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    8. Farmers and Home Growers Are Feeling The Drastic Effects of Climate Change

      Farmers and Home Growers Are Feeling The Drastic Effects of Climate Change

      Thought we would share this fascinating piece on ABC. It's called As Dry As A Chip: How Climate Change is Affecting Our Veggies.

      It shares some interesting insights on climate change and gardening. Here's a particular excerpt that we thought was thought-provoking:

      Ms Gaha-Morris said the producers she represented and spoke to all shared a few common experiences over the last few years.

      "One of the biggest issues is the erratic weather patterns that we're having, and extreme rain rather than regular rain," she explained.

      "When it's dry they're searching for water and when it ...

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    9. Investigation Launched Into Workplace Safety in Western Australia.

      Investigation Launched Into Workplace Safety in Western Australia.

      Thought we would share this article from ABC News. It's called Investigation into Federal Government Work for the Dole Provider Amid Claims of Workplace Safety Breaches.

      It shares an interesting news story about a possible breach in workplace safety and the investigation being done on it. Here's an excerpt:

      In one photo a participant appears to be preparing to operate a saw without any shoes, eye protection, or hearing protection. He was next to an activity supervisor at the time, while another barefoot man stood in the worksite just metres away.

      For more information on the story, check ...

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    10. New population of endangered wild macadamias discovered

      Map: Bundaberg 4670 Thirty-seven new trees of the endangered macadamia jansenii species have been found in Bulburin National Park, south of Rockhampton. Until September last year, the Macadamia Conservation Trust of Australia thought only 90 of the trees existed in the wild. Retired cane farm manager Keith Sarnadsky found the most recent population of jansenii plants using a satellite imaging service on the internet.

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    11. How Gardening Contributes to Water Shortage

      How Gardening Contributes to Water Shortage

      Have you read this alarming reportage from Kate Ashton called Territorians' gardening habits could be to blame for nation-topping water use?

      It offers so much insight into the impending water shortage coming to Australia. One point that we found to be particularly fascinating was this one:

      Northern Territory households have guzzled the most water out of anywhere in Australia — and Top Enders' love of gardening could be to blame.

      For more information, head on over to the full article.

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      Mentions: Locals Design
    12. Property Buying With A Partner 101

      Property Buying With A Partner 101

      Property buying with a partner is a huge commitment. The exciting part of it mainly being decorating. However, financing is part of it that isn't usually discussed. Lucky for us, Kellie Scott from ABC Life has got this part down in this article.

      "While it might not be as fun as nailing down the couch you want, discussing how you will structure the loan and property ownership, as well as addressing some "what ifs", will make life easier in the long run," writes Kellie.

      It's an interesting piece that you can check out. Click on the link below ...

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    13. Solar Homes Are Looking at Batteries To Combat Cut Feed-In Tariffs

      Solar Homes Are Looking at Batteries To Combat Cut Feed-In Tariffs

      One of the most compelling reasons for getting solar panels installed on your home is the feed-in program where the government has to buy the excess energy that the system produces. However, since the Tasmanian cut the feed-in tariff in half, owners of these systems have grown more and more frustrated. 

      Ellen Coulter of ABC News Australia gives us a glimpse of this problem. "They have been on a transitional feed-in rate for five years, but that's now ended and the rate, set by the Economic Regulator, is about 8.5 cents per kilowatt hour," she writes.

      For the ...

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    14. Queer and Disabled Parents That are Braving the Judgement to Provide the Best Care for Their Kids

      Queer and Disabled Parents That are Braving the Judgement to Provide the Best Care for Their Kids

      LGBTQ communities face harsh stereotypes that makes them seem incapable of becoming effective parents. But these are often misconceptions that don't have any kind of scientific basis.

      In this Radio ABC episode, we get to learn about the struggles of disabled queer parents in raising their children. It's an even bigger struggle that these parents face especially when the rest of society is judging them with raised eyebrows. 

      What we need for these beautiful parents is to give them the support that they need and not add to the scrutiny that the rest of society puts on them ...

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      Mentions: Home relationships
    15. A Quadriplegic Mum's Resilience

      A Quadriplegic Mum's Resilience

      The call to be a parent is strong in Carol Taylor. That's why despite becoming a quadriplegic, she still pursued it. She suffered multiple setbacks but she and her husband Rob persisted.

      They tried for 8 cycles of crushing IVF failures one procedure after another with each one ending in a spirit-crushing miscarriage. This article by Eliza Hull captures their struggle and the joy of having been able to conceive and deliver a baby. 

      "The road hasn't always been an easy one, but their destination as a family is something to be proud of and their love is ...

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    16. How Storytelling Is Going To Get Rid Of Racism in Australia

      How Storytelling Is Going To Get Rid Of Racism in Australia

      Stories, the Arabian Nights author Tahir Shah once said, "are the communal currency of humanity." This might be the guiding principle of Toowoomba resident Prudence Melom as she embarks on her journey to erase racism in Australia.

      This ABC News article talks about how this former refugee from Chad who barely knew a word of English, is changing the landscape of Australian race relations through stories.

      Now armed with a command of English that can rival any Australian, she has accomplished a lot and is still targeting more ambitious projects. "She has been named Toowoomba's Young Citizen of the ...

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    17. Lionhearted Toowoomba Girl Shatters Another Mt. Everest Record

      Lionhearted Toowoomba Girl Shatters Another Mt. Everest Record

      Alyssa Azar had already gotten to the peak of Mt. Everest once before as an 8-year-old in 2005. But since then, she's been itching to go back using another trail. However, it seems that the odds were not in her favor as her attempts at getting back kept getting thwarted by catastrophes at the slopes of Nepal. One instance even resulted in more than a thousand dead mountaineers.
      In this ABC News article, Andree Withey reports on Alyssa's triumph as she was finally able to make her ascent to the peak for the second time. "Alyssa Azar from ...
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    18. Toowoomba's Own Wins Indy 500

      Toowoomba's Own Wins Indy 500

      Toowoomba-native Will Power has become a racing powerhouse winning the coveted Indy 500 this year. ABC reports his success on their website. "Australia's Will Power has filled the one hole in his resume by winning the Indianapolis 500," the news company states.

      Now, with a stellar career in his bag, what's next for the Toowoomba-native racing living legend?  

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