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Why Patagonia's purpose-driven business model is unlikely to spread

Yvon Chouinard, his wife and their two adult children have given the company he founded away. From now on, its profits will fund climate and conservation work.

26/09/2022

Why does money exist?

Paying for the stuff you want with currency is way easier than relying on chairs you made or chickens you raised.

26/09/2022

Struggling to make friends as an adult? Why you should try looking to older generations

Bridging generational gaps through friendship can help address loneliness, fight ageism and promote inclusion.

26/09/2022

'They treat you like a person, they ask you what you want': what NDIS participants value in support workers

NDIS participants want to call the shots when it comes to everyday support. And they want to be treated like people, not commodities.

26/09/2022

Is selective school right for your child? Here 7 questions to help you decide

Selective schools provide a ‘best of the best’ education in the public system, but can involve added stress for young people.

25/09/2022

Backcountry visitors are leaving poo piles in the Australian Alps – and it's a problem

You’re meant to carry out your poo, if you visit Australia’s alpine backcountry. But not many people do – and it’s leaving plenty of evidence.

25/09/2022

Omicron-specific vaccines may give slightly better COVID protection – but getting boosted promptly is the best bet

As the virus that causes COVID evolves, keeping up with it remains a challenge for variant-specific vaccines. The booster you can get now is the best one to get.

25/09/2022

'Like walking into a crystal': our first preview of the Art Gallery of NSW's new Sydney Modern

The ‘Sydney Modern expansion’ seems a fitting description of a building that effectively doubles the size of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

25/09/2022

We studied 309,544 patent applications – and found inventing is still a man’s world

Although female inventorship has grown over the years, 15 years’ worth of patent outcomes from IP Australia suggests inventing is still a luxury for women.

25/09/2022

How whiteness was invented and fashioned in Britain’s colonial age of expansion

Western fashion, laundering and style reflected the racialized politics dramatically shaped by profound global transformations bound up with slavery, colonialism and modernization.

25/09/2022

Business mentoring and support in South Africa: how principals can improve early childhood development centres

Early childhood development principals aren’t just educators: they’re also managers and business people, and those skills are critical.

25/09/2022

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