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Category Archives: Health

  • Retirees maintain generosity while not being a “fryer”

    • November 6, 2014
    • Neer Korn

    There’s nothing Australians love to hate more than bludgers- those perceived to happily receive government benefits without making any effort to change their circumstances and contribute to society. At the same time we feel passionately for those in need and are adamant that it is Un-Australian not to offer a helping hand and take care of those without means and deserving. This was reinforced in our latest study Retirees: All Things Money where those in their late 60s and 70s expressed both opinions strongly, regardless of their own financial circumstances.

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    Nov

    06

  • The issue Australian mums are angriest about

    • May 27, 2014
    • Neer Korn

    There is one issue above all else that gets the overwhelming majority of Australian mums riled. When it comes to the immunisation of children they are extremely vocal and have little tolerance for those that choose not to immunise. This is one area where they seek legislative intervention to make it compulsory.

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    May

    27

  • We Think We Are Eating Healthier. But Are We?

    • March 24, 2014
    • Neer Korn

    Australian consumers firmly believe they have changed their eating behaviour for the better. They say they are paying greater attention to what they eat, reading product labels, seeking out foods with healthier ingredients and cutting down on those that are less nutritious. Their attitudes, however, do not match their actual consumption. Inherently people will overstate positive behaviours and understate negative ones. In other words, they want to believe they are getting healthier.

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    Mar

    24

  • How “fit” and “toned” became the new “thin”

    • December 9, 2013
    • Neer Korn

    The words “skinny” and “thin” are out of vogue. They are no longer deemed acceptable as aspirations and are viewed negatively. Other words have taken their place and are now commonly used. The goal today is to be “fit”, “toned” and “muscly.”

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    09