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The latest Australian Journal of Psychiatry reports an association between vitamin D in mothers and ADHD in their children.  The Journal of clinical Oncology reports and association between vitamin D and relapse after stem cell transplant.  Two more...

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No surprises to find that most people do not eat enough vegetables. The latest report by the CSRIO  commissioned by Horticulture Australia found that less than half of the participants where eating enough fruit and less than a third were eating enough vegetables....

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Taking the oral contraceptive pill may not be good for your mental health. A recent  randomized study of 340 Swedish women showed that use of oral contraceptives adversely affected quality of life -- including mood and energy level -- compared with a placebo....

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Interviews

I like interviewing people who I find interesting, motivating or worth while talking to. Thanks to those who have thus far kindly agreed to feature on Amusings.

I like beer- The Story of Aether Brewing

I like beer- The Story of Aether Brewing

"Me and my mate both like beer, so we decided to start a brewery" Those were the first words Jimmy Young  said to me when I asked him how he became the founder and co-owner of Aether Brewing, the funkiest brewery, eatery and functions venue in Brisbane. ...

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Marvin Baumeister – the extreme CEO

Marvin Baumeister – the extreme CEO

Marvin Baumeister is not your average business person. He is the owner of clothing and sports shop, director of a kite boarding company, the CEO of a kite foil manufacturing company, a music producer, tourism promoter and sponsored  kite surfer. His rule in...

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Who’s who- John Lazarou

Who’s who- John Lazarou

What makes some people succeed  and others fail ? Some people, we are told are, destined for great things. Not however John Lazarou.  His high school teacher told him he was a lost cause and encouraged him to leave school at the earliest opportunity. John...

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Opinion Pieces

Amusings Opinions

Marvin Baumeister – the extreme CEO

Marvin Baumeister – the extreme CEO

Marvin Baumeister is not your average business person. He is the owner of clothing and sports shop, director of a kite boarding company, the CEO of a kite foil manufacturing company, a music producer, tourism promoter and sponsored  kite surfer. His rule in...

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New Years Resolutions- four hacks for the New Year

New Years Resolutions- four hacks for the New Year

Yes it is another new year. The New Year is an opportunity to start afresh with resolutions and new commitments. Mine was to stop procrastinating, which is why I am posting my New Years resolutions article in early February. Better late than never. Technology and...

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Positive psychology  -“Hakuna matata”

Positive psychology -“Hakuna matata”

The study and practice of "happiness" has become an increasingly important focus of philosophical and scientific endevour over recent decades.  One of the seminal figures in the scientific  study of happiness  is Phillip Brickman. His famous study 1978...

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Book Reviews

Reviews of Books read by Riccardo

Book Review- The Happiness Trap

Book Review- The Happiness Trap

Russ Harris is a Melbourne based GP, best know for his passion for ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy). What is ACT you ask. It is a type of therapy, related to cognitive behavior therapy, though is some ways quite different. I plan to give a more complete summary...

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The life changing magic of tidying up- Marie Kondo

The life changing magic of tidying up- Marie Kondo

I have a confession to make. I am messy, very messy and not at all organised, at least in any traditional sense. In-fact it is probably more than just being disorganized.  In my fourth year of medicine I was called to see the dean because the cleaners of the...

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