The role of diet in inflammation
The role of diet in inflammation

What is inflammation? And, what role does diet play in lowering inflammation in the body? In today’s article we speak to Dr Aimee Dordevic from Monash University to learn more about the relationship between food and inflammation.

Q&A: Martial arts to improve wellbeing
Q&A: Martial arts to improve wellbeing

Can doing martial arts improve our cognitive function and mental health? In today’s Q&A, we speak to Dr Paloma Mari-Beffa, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Bangor University in the UK about her research into the way martial arts make us more alert and vigilant, boost our concentration and improve wellbeing.

Yoga: putting your own health first
Yoga: putting your own health first

‘If anyone asks, I would definitely tell them that it is healthy to put yourself first on a regular basis; to do something that is just for you.’ Michelle Feely, College Librarian at St Patrick’s College for Girls, shares how yoga has become part of her weekly routine and gives her the opportunity to put herself first.

Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder
Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a group of stress symptoms that can develop after one (or sometimes more than one) traumatic event. Dr Joanne Beames, from the Black Dog Institute, joins us today to discuss the signs and symptoms of PTSD, how prevalent it is in society, and explain ways people experiencing it can find help and support.

Book review: The Dictionary of Lost Words
Book review: The Dictionary of Lost Words

Jeanette Denham, a passionate secondary and primary teacher who works part-time at Ravensthorpe District High School in Western Australia, has penned a review of Pip Williams’ new book, The Dictionary of Lost Words.

Managing your financial wellbeing
Managing your financial wellbeing

The ability to make sound financial decisions and manage money is important, but it can also be challenging. Here, we speak to Dr Jack Noone, a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW about the importance of financial wellbeing, the factors that can influence it, and the people that may find themselves most at risk.

Educator insights: Nathan Curnow
Educator insights: Nathan Curnow

‘If it is not visible and valued, it is easy for it to become neglected.’ Nathan Curnow, Head of Science at John Curtin College of the Arts in Western Australia, shares insights into how he cares for his mental health and wellbeing.

Recipe: Banana oat pancakes with chocolate chips
Recipe: Banana oat pancakes with chocolate chips

Maths and Science teacher Hayley Grey uses the image sharing social platform Pinterest to inspire a lot of the work she does at school. She has a ‘board’ for everything from Biology to Problem Solving. In today’s article, she shares a recipe for banana oat pancakes with chocolate chips that was inspired by her time on Pinterest.

Nutrient loss when cooking food
Nutrient loss when cooking food

The nutrient values of foods are altered when you cook and store them. But how much is lost? And, are there some cooking methods that are better than others? Here, we speak to Dr Evangeline Mantzioris from the University of South Australia to find out more.

Why ocean swimming is good for you
Why ocean swimming is good for you

Australians of all ages swim to keep fit and healthy, and as a form of relaxation. In today’s article, Dr Rebecca Olive from the University of Queensland discusses the multitude of physical and mental health benefits of ocean swimming, why it’s good for the ocean ecology as well, and suggests ways to get started in a local swimming group.