Category: Work & Career

Work Causing or Exacerbating Mental Ill-Health for 1 in 5 Australians According to New Research

Work Causing or Exacerbating Mental Ill-Health for 1 in 5 Australians According to New Research

SuperFriend, a national mental health organisation that partners with the superannuation and insurance industries, has released results from Australia’s largest workplace mental health survey. It confirms that for many workers, their workplace has caused or exacerbated their mental health condition. The results also showed clear benefits for organisations that invest in targeted mental health initiatives...

An 8-Year-Old Made US$22 Million on YouTube, But Most Social Media Influencers are Like Unpaid Interns

An 8-Year-Old Made US$22 Million on YouTube, But Most Social Media Influencers are Like Unpaid Interns

Like any eight-year-old, Ryan Kaji loves to play with toys. But when Ryan plays, millions watch. Since the age of four he’s been the star of his own YouTube channel. All up his videos have gained more than 35 billion views. This helped make him YouTube’s highest-earning star in 2018, earning US$22 million, according to...

TerraCycle Launches 100+ Zero Waste Boxes to Recycle Cigarette Butts, Medical Blister Packs, Chewing Gum, Toys and more

TerraCycle Launches 100+ Zero Waste Boxes to Recycle Cigarette Butts, Medical Blister Packs, Chewing Gum, Toys and more

To coincide with Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week, global recycling pioneers TerraCycle are launching over one hundred new Zero Waste Boxes in Australia, making practically everything recyclable. From today, Australians can now recycle anything from cigarette butts through to chewing gum, party decorations, jewellery and toys, instead of sending them to landfill. Also included is...

The Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Organizers, Diaries and Planners for 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Organizers, Diaries and Planners for 2020

With smartphones being a multi-purpose handheld device, it is making every other gadget we used to need seem obsolete, like the alarm clock and the calculator. However no matter how practical these digital devices are, many of us still prefer to use an actual physical planner than use the digital versions to manage our deadlines,...

5 Ways to Deal With Stress At Work

5 Ways to Deal With Stress At Work

According to this study, 12.5 million working days were lost due to work- related stress or anxiety between 2016 and 2017 alone. The top three stressors for Americans today are the uncertainty of the nation’s future, money and work with work stress accounting for billions in healthcare costs. Stress at work happens to almost every...

Why Don’t More Women Win Science Nobel Prizes?

Why Don’t More Women Win Science Nobel Prizes?

All of the 2019 Nobel Prizes in science were awarded to men. That’s a return to business as usual, after biochemical engineer Frances Arnold won in 2018, for chemistry, and Donna Strickland received the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics. Strickland was only the third female physicist to get a Nobel, following Marie Curie in 1903...

Female Co-Founder of Startup The Clean Collective Reveals Sexual Harassment on Silicon Valley ‘Casting Couch’

Female Co-Founder of Startup The Clean Collective Reveals Sexual Harassment on Silicon Valley ‘Casting Couch’

The female cofounder of an Aussie startup has revealed the hidden misogyny and sexual harassment that exists within the Silicon Valley investment world. In an honest and at times uncomfortable open letter to anonymous angel investor ‘Phil’, Charlie Thompson, CEO of profit-for-purpose business The Clean Collective, exposes the manipulation and gas-lighting experienced by female-led start-ups,...

Female Power: Why Gender Equality in Business is Essential for a Sustainable Future

Female Power: Why Gender Equality in Business is Essential for a Sustainable Future

The topic of gender equality brings up a lot of interesting discussions, from what gender equality is defined as, to the topic of sexual harassment disguised a jokes. The topic is an evolving beast that requires more than “a female on the brochure” approach. As a 28-year-old female, I’ve had over 10 years of good...