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The US Midterms Show the Power of Trump’s Divisive Messages

The US Midterms Show the Power of Trump’s Divisive Messages

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Timothy J. Lynch, Associate Professor in American Politics, University of Melbourne. The good news if you don’t like US President Donald Trump: he has less than 24 months remaining in his first term in office. The bad news: he now looks to have a better...

Why Google’s Employees Walked Out and What It Could Mean for the Future of Labor

Why Google’s Employees Walked Out and What It Could Mean for the Future of Labor

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Thomas Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management Professor, Work and Organization Studies Co-Director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research, MIT Sloan School of Management. The recent walkout by thousands of Google employees at offices around the world was the...

The US Midterm Elections Are Being Billed as a Referendum on Trump, But It’s Not That Simple

The US Midterm Elections Are Being Billed as a Referendum on Trump, But It’s Not That Simple

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Brendon O’Connor, Associate Professor in American Politics at the United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney and Dan Dixon, PhD Student in English, University of Sydney. From afar, the US midterm elections might seem to be all about Donald Trump, and there is some truth...

Earth’s Wilderness Is Vanishing, and Just a Handful of Nations Can Save It

Earth’s Wilderness Is Vanishing, and Just a Handful of Nations Can Save It

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: James Allan, Postdoctoral research fellow, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland; James Watson, Professor, The University of Queensland; Jasmine Lee, PhD candidate, biodiversity conservation and climate change, The University of Queensland, and Kendall Jones, PhD candidate, Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, The University...

Vegan Diet: How Your Body Changes From Day One

Vegan Diet: How Your Body Changes From Day One

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Sophie Medlin, Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, King’s College London. Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where...

Family As ‘Brand’ – The Rise of The Digital Mumpreneur

Family As ‘Brand’ – The Rise of The Digital Mumpreneur

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Camilla Nelson, Associate Professor in Media, University of Notre Dame Australia. “Taylen has become a brand,” says Angelica Calad, the mumpreneur behind the #influencer account #taylensmom. Taylen Biggs, age five, has more than 150,000 followers. In an era of advertising ennui, #influencers like Taylen’s mother...

Australians Care About Animals – But We Don’t Buy Ethical Meat

Australians Care About Animals – But We Don’t Buy Ethical Meat

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Authors: Amelia Cornish, PhD student, University of Sydney and Paul McGreevy, Professor of Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Science, University of Sydney. Australians clearly care about animal welfare: our research has found 92% shoppers in Sydney considered animal welfare to be important. However, when we look...

New UN Report Outlines ‘Urgent, Transformational’ Change Needed To Hold Global Warming To 1.5°C

New UN Report Outlines ‘Urgent, Transformational’ Change Needed To Hold Global Warming To 1.5°C

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Authors: Mark Howden, Director, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University and Rebecca Colvin, Knowledge Exchange Specialist, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University. A landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, commissioned at the breakthrough 2015 summit that brokered the Paris climate agreement, outlines what’s...

Advertising Is Obsolete – Here’s Why It’s Time To End It

Advertising Is Obsolete – Here’s Why It’s Time To End It

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Author: Ramsi Woodcock, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Kentucky. Since it first became clear that Russian agents spent thousands of dollars a month on political advertising on social media in the runup to the 2016 presidential election, Americans have been asking how the powerful advertising...

Women’s Surfing Riding Wave Towards Gender Equity

Women’s Surfing Riding Wave Towards Gender Equity

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Author: Holly Thorpe, Associate Professor in Sociology of Sport and Physical Culture, University of Waikato and Belinda Wheaton, Associate Professor in Sport, Leisure and Health, University of Waikato. The World Surfing League recently became the first US-based global sporting league to offer equal pay to male...

Australia Has The Wealth To Ensure A Sustainable Future, But Too Many People Are Being Left Behind

Australia Has The Wealth To Ensure A Sustainable Future, But Too Many People Are Being Left Behind

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Author: Sue Richardson, Adjunct professor, University of Adelaide. The purpose of our social, economic and political systems is to enable all Australians to lead good lives. Australia is doing well on some fronts. It ranks third out of 188 countries on the UN Human Development Index,...

Outrage Over Schoolgirl Refusing To Stand for Anthem Shows Rise of Aggressive Nationalism

Outrage Over Schoolgirl Refusing To Stand for Anthem Shows Rise of Aggressive Nationalism

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Author: Gwenda Tavan, Associate Professor, Politics and International Relations, La Trobe University This week, nine-year-old Queensland school girl, Harper Nielsen, was threatened with suspension by her school for refusing to sing the Australian national anthem. The heated and at time preposterous reaction to the...