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How 'bling' makes us human

Michelle Langley, ARC DECRA Research Fellow, Griffith University - avatar Michelle Langley, ARC DECRA Research Fellow, Griffith University

Necklaces and earrings in traditional Kenyan cultures denote messages about marriage and childbearing. from www.shutterstock.com Sparkly jewellery, expensive shoes, designer watches – who doesn...

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Nicki Minaj flips the script on hip-hop hypermasculinity with her album Queen

Tara Colley, Casual lecturer, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney - avatar Tara Colley, Casual lecturer, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney

Nicki Minaj in the music video for Chun-Li, from her latest album, Queen. YoutubeNicki Minaj’s Queen, an album four years in the making, is the latest in a recent surge of new music from a part...

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Six things you should do when reading with your kids

Ameneh Shahaeian, Research Fellow in Developmental and Educational Psychology, Australian Catholic University - avatar Ameneh Shahaeian, Research Fellow in Developmental and Educational Psychology, Australian Catholic University

Stories take children on imaginary adventures. Photo by Mazyar Hooshidar. , Author providedThere is magic in stories. We all remember hearing them as children, and we loved them. Imaginary adventures ...

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Technology hasn't killed public libraries – it's inspired them to transform and stay relevant

Danielle Wyatt, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne - avatar Danielle Wyatt, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

The State Library in Victoria illustrates that libraries are so much more than just places that contain books. from shutterstock.comIn 2017, archaeologists discovered the ruins of the oldest public li...

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They shall not die in vain: how the Islamic State honours its fallen soldiers – and how Australians do the same

Mark Alfano, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Delft University of Technology - avatar Mark Alfano, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Delft University of Technology

The obituary of Jihadi John in Dabiq magazine Clarion ProjectThe belief that we must not let our soldiers “die in vain” dates back to ancient Athens. During the Peloponnesian War, Pericles...

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Can Australian streaming survive a fresh onslaught from overseas?

Marc C-Scott, Lecturer in Screen Media, Victoria University - avatar Marc C-Scott, Lecturer in Screen Media, Victoria University

shutterstock Australia’s already punch-drunk streaming sector is set for even more upheaval, as CBS will launch its streaming service in Australia as early as October. Disney is also set to la...

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To keep patients safe in hospitals, the accreditation system needs an overhaul

Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute - avatar Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute

Rates of infection vary between hospitals, but these differences aren't picked up in the accreditation process. ShutterstockOnce a year, inspectors visit hospitals across the country to assess their p...

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True Hut Village won the AusMumpreneur Digital Innovation Award

It takes a village. A Melbourne Mumpreneur has grown a village for parents both online and offline. ...

Weatherproof Wonder - How to Stay Active While Avoiding the Elements

Winter is here and it’s a cold one, that’s for sure. It can be really tempting to fill up the hot ...

Getting Started in the Increasingly Popular World of Online Gambling

It is hard to remember a time when we did not have access to the internet. The World Wide Web has ...