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Having a ‘balanced diet’ means you’re getting enough of all the right nutrients - not equal amounts of pizza and broccoli. from www.shutterstock.com.au

What is a balanced diet anyway?

I was recently asked: "If my eating habits are half good and half bad, does that make my overall diet balanced?" The short answer is “No!”
Some 10-30% of people experience bloating. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: what causes bloating?

There are several things that can cause bloating and a few things you can do to help prevent it, like avoiding certain foods and exercising.
Saying you won’t put yourself in situations where you will be tempted to eat junk food is easier than resisting at the time! Upsplash/Thomas Kelley

9 ways ‘won’t-power’ is better than ‘willpower’ for resisting temptation and helping you eat better

The problem with using willpower is that your head has to keep saying "NO" to the constant barrage of messages, advertising and environmental cues that operate 24/7, prompting you to eat and drink.
E-books are likely to reach 20% of library holdings by 2020, but writers aren’t receiving renumeration from these sources. Is this changing any time soon? Picjumbo

Should writers be paid for their e-books lent by libraries?

When you borrow a paper book from a library, authors get a small royalty, which is their second most important source of income. Yet if you borrowed an e-book tomorrow, the author would get nothing.
Sports injuries do occur, but it’s important to remember the benefits far outweigh the risks. from www.shutterstock.com.au

How to prevent injury from sport and exercise

All physical activities carry some risk of injury. But before you retreat to the safety of the couch, it’s important to remember the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Surprise, surprise: junk foods aren’t good for our cholesterol. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Got high cholesterol? Here are five foods to eat and avoid

High fat, low fat, no carb, more carb: when it comes to getting information on eating to manage high blood cholesterol, confusion reigns. We checked the most recent research from trials that tested the…
Punters cheer at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival. Revenue from live performances is growing. Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

Why music is not lost

In Australia, musicians' total income actually went up last year. While the music industry still faces many challenges, there is now a world-wide push to boost artists' royalties paid by streaming services such as Spotify.

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