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"Not every thing that counts can be counted" The American election is, at the time of writing less that a week away. Joe Biden has, according to the polls, an unassailable lead. The book makers have him at unbackable odds and in the absence of divine intervention...

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Lies, Damn lies and Covid

  “There are three types of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics” warns Benjamin Disreili or perhaps Mark Twain depending on which source you quote. Irrespective of who you attribute the quote to it remains a timely warning about the pitfalls of blindly believing...

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The First Casualty of War

The Global  fight to control Corona virus has now been referred to by many as a War. It is easy to understand why. The destruction it has already caused to millions of people is hard to fully fathom or estimate. At the current time, the death toll remains extremely...

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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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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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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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Dr Elizabeth Martin – writer

Dr Elizabeth Martin – writer

I am fascinated by people who are willing to step out of their comfort zone to follow their dream. Cairns writer, Elizabeth Martin is one such person. Long before she was a successful writer, she graduated from the  University of Melbourne as a doctor. A very...

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What’s news

What’s news

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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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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