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20/07/2015 - 11:14am

Australians have a close relationship with cosmetic surgery. According to Sculpt, a plastic surgery based in Perth, Aussies spend around 40 per cent more than the United States on plastic surgery per 10,000 people.

09/07/2015 - 5:46pm

Australia is a land of opportunity for people looking at moving to the country for work. Not only is the land down under largely welcoming of immigration, but a study by Roy Morgan Research showed that real unemployment in June was down for the fourth consecutive month across the country.

08/07/2015 - 11:39am

If you're planning to go on a cruise for your next holiday, you're not alone. More than one million Aussies took a cruise holiday last year, research from Cruise Lines International Association recently reported.

In a country of around 23.8 million, it's a fair proportion of people taking to the seas. And why not? Many enjoy the relaxed and all-inclusive nature of the modern cruise ship getaway.

03/07/2015 - 3:23pm

The new financial year is upon us. While you won't see Sydney's Harbour Bridge lit up by thousands of fireworks like you would on 1 January, the new financial year is just as pivotal as its calendar-based cousin - at least for businesses.

30/06/2015 - 10:50am

Towards the end of last year, Australia's largest health insurance provider, Medibank, underwent a stark transformation as the company was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

The stock traded initially for $2.15 to institutional buyers and $2 to the public - including policyholders, who were given the option of registering for more shares than non-Medibank customers.

24/06/2015 - 12:49pm

The United States may be infamous for its health care - especially in terms of cost and the availability of it. However, the country is doing much to try and balance it in terms of quality.

In particular, the US is on a path of digitalisation, utilising current and upcoming technologies to find new cost savings - and provide a better level of care in the process.

22/06/2015 - 12:54pm

When you last visited a health care professional, what did you think of the waiting time? A new piece of research from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found that many Australians considered the time they spent before seeing a doctor, nurse or GP too long.

17/06/2015 - 2:55pm

Generations come and go, and with that comes widespread change. Because generational crossovers happen gradually, not all at once, the difference is often seen over time, though that makes it no less substantial.

For example, the millennial generation - those most commonly defined as being born between 1981 to 1997 - have a unique set of values and motives that allow employers to get the most out of them in the workplace.

12/06/2015 - 10:13am

Many an Australian heads off to the US to seek their own version of the American Dream.

Historically, the United States has been the most visited country by Australian holiday-makers, and looking at Australian Bureau of Statistics data, it's not fallen out of the top three in the past few decades. At the turn of the millennium, 11.1 per cent of all Aussies going on holiday jumped the Pacific and headed to the States.

11/06/2015 - 4:07pm

We recently touched upon the types of illnesses people tend to suffer from during the winter months. When the temperature drops, many people are more at risk when they have existing conditions such as asthma and heart problems.

Even without such issues, winter is a constant battle trying to fight off cold and flu viruses - ones that can put people out of work for days or even weeks.