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Health and wellbeing depends on two hours a week spent in nature, researchers find

There is a crucial threshold of spending enough time in nature for the promotion of health and wellbeing, according to a new large scale study conducted by the University of Exeter, with researchers finding that the “sweet spot” is at least two hours per week.

5 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

ABS employment data indicates female participation trends still intact

The monthly release of Australian employment data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics continues to support the position that female work force participation trends are positive with particular relative growth in the full time work category.

5 hours ago

by Jason Roberts

Forest schools: how climbing trees and making dens can help children develop resilience

Despite all the research that tells parents how good it is for their children to spend time playing outside, they are spending more time indoors than ever before. It seems that concerns about the dangers of climbing trees or getting lost means that many parents are nervous about allowing their children to engage in risky play.

3 days ago

by Janine Coates, Loughborough University and Helena Pimlott-Wilson, Loughborough University

Recall of milk products – Victorian and NSW ECEC services potentially affected

Product safety recalls have been issued for selected one litre milk products sold recently in Victoria and New South Wales. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services who have purchased these products recently through Woolworths, Coles, IGA and other retailers have been asked to check their milk stocks and ensure they do not have any of the affected products available for consumption.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

How to Have More Focused Hours in Your Day

I was talking to someone today and he said that with all the time he spends putzing around on the internet, he gets maybe 2 hours of focused time a day. I actually think that’s higher than average!

3 days ago

by Leo Babauta

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