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U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps receives his silver medal for the men’s 200 butterfly at the 2012 London Olympics. Al Bello/Getty Images

For many Olympic medalists, silver stings more than bronze

Researchers used AI to analyze photos of Olympic medalists and found that bronze medalists appeared happier than silver medalists. A cognitive process called ‘counterfactual thinking’ may explain why.
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Yes, Australia’s big supermarkets have been price gouging. But fixing the problem won’t be easy

A Senate enquiry has found both suppliers and customers of our supermarkets are struggling. Regulators have to find a way to rebalance the market, which doesn’t make these groups bear the cost.
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Supermarkets need to change the way they operate in Australia. But how do we get them to do this?

Proposed toughening of the food and grocery code of conduct is long overdue. However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will need to be well resourced to properly regulate the sector.
A recent study found that 41 per cent of Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes met the criteria for one or more mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders. (Shutterstock)

Big dreams and high demands: The mental health challenges of elite youth athletes

Given the unique demands and pressures of competing in elite sport environments, it is imperative that we pay attention to elite youth athletes’ mental health needs.

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