Some personality types find more choices overwhelming. But if you’re someone with a strong “assessment orientation”, more options won’t phase you.
There's a lot of research in consumer behaviour that disputes the notion “more is better”. But it really depends on what type of personality you have.
The Australian government refers to asylum seekers who arrived by boat as ‘illegal’ entrants.
Asylum seekers are not permanent residents and have to pay full fees for university courses. Just as doctors led the campaign to get kids off Nauru, academics can advocate for access to education.
Didier Queloz helped to revolutionise the search for new worlds outside our Solar system.
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The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics went to a cosmologist who helped unlock the secrets of the Big Bang's aftermath, and two astronomers who found a "hot Jupiter" orbiting a nearby star.
When Dirty Dancing is reduced to its dance sequences, the powerful politics of the film are erased.
Dirty Dancing's dance sequences are stand-alone properties, famous in their own right. But when they're considered in isolation, the film's messy class, race and gender politics are sidelined.
Same-sex couples aren’t allowed to get married, but have legal guardianship rights.
Rather than marriage, same-sex couples in China are allowed a 'guardianship appointment'. But this system is yet another way the Chinese government tries to silence LGBT+ issues from being discussed.
Technology can help crime victims deal with the situation - but the best solution is to avoid people being victims in the first place.
The Rape-aXe 'female condom', anti-rape underwear and an anti-groping stamp are all now on the market. But they put the onus on women to protect themselves, rather than on men not to attack them.
Spring has sprung, which means it’s hay fever season.
If you get hay fever, minimising your exposure to grass pollen is likely to be useful. Fortunately, it's becoming easier to keep track of the pollen count. But what do you do when it's high?
Normalising betting through popular apps mean people who wouldn’t traditionally bet, such as females on a night out with male friends, are now getting involved.
Debate about gambling has raged throughout the AFL season, but it’ll take a cultural shift for there to be any meaningful change.
Siouxsie Sioux in Edinburgh in 1980: a Goth pioneer she was a big influence on the tribe known as Goth in steamy Brisbane.
Lakes of kohl in danger of smudging in the humidity. Black clothes soaking up the sun. It took commitment to be a Goth in 80s Brisbane - here are some of the influences that shaped the scene.
Supermarket pharmacies have been around in the US, UK and mainland Europe for years. But will Australia follow?
If Australia follows international trends and allows supermarkets to open pharmacies, what are the effects on neighbouring pharmacies? And when does running a business mean health care suffers?
The ABC’s Don’t Stop The Music looked at the benefit of music education in disadvantaged schools.
As comparisons are made between the finances of private and public schools, investment in a creative education for all should be prioritised.
Governments should adopt measures that have been proven to be effective or at least show promise.
Governments impose harsh restrictions to the freedom of sex offenders after their sentence. But there’s no evidence to support that ‘doing more of the same’ improves community safety.
Hospital cleaning is an important way to prevent the spread of infections.
If hospitals are not thoroughly cleaned, patients may be at higher risk of infection. We tested a new approach to hospital cleaning, and found it could reduce infections and save money.
One clear way for news organisations to begin building trust with young people is to start including them in news stories in meaningful ways.
Of all the news stories examined in a snapshot study, only 11% included the views or experiences of young people. And that inclusion was usually via adults.
When you have a wound, your body gets to work straight away to clean it out, kill germs and repair the skin.
The body tries to plug a wound quickly to stop germs getting in through broken skin and making you sick. But behind the scenes, your blood is working hard to repair a wound.
It’s unlikely, but for both David Jones and BP, gourmet food with petrol is the next logical step.
BP is offering what David Jones wants. David Jones is offering what BP needs.
A screenshot from survival videogame DayZ.
The Australian Classification Board has "refused classification" for at least four videogames in recent months. Such bans show the introduction of an R18+ classification was not a win for players.
George Pell’s appeal on child sexual abuse convictions has been dismissed.
By a majority of two to one, the Court of Appeal has dismissed Pell's case, because it found guilty verdicts were open to the jury.
Connecting with the digital economy is a trickier prospect out here.
Remote Queensland farmers are among the least "digitally included" communities in Australia, according to a new report that documents the impacts of low access, affordability and digital ability for families and communites.
Fortitude Valley is unique in Australia for its concentration of live music venues, like The Valley Drive In, in one small neighbourhood.
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The good news is that the growth of live music continued under Queensland's liquor licensing reforms. The bad news is that venues rely on late-night alcohol sales to cover costs.