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ABC mental health quiz results help experts shape future campaigns

Were you one of the more than 16,000 people who completed ABC’s How ‘mental health smart’ are you? quiz a couple of years back? If so, a team of Melbourne University researchers would like to thank you. Your answers have provided important insights that could help shape future mental health education campaigns. “We certainly have data from large population surveys,” Read More


Without urgent investment in education, Iraq’s future generations risk being left behind

BAGHDAD 21 May, 2017 – The future of Iraq, its economic security and prosperity depends on increasing investment in education today. And while the price of investing in Iraq’s education sector is high, failing to do so will cost the nation far more in the future. “The Cost and Benefits of Education in Iraq” a UNICEF-supported report released today by Read More


Who has the best persistency ratio?

Persistency ratio, which tells you what percentage of an insurer’s policies are still in force after a certain period of time, such as one, three or five years, is a criterion you should definitely look up when choosing your life insurer. This data gives you an idea of whether policyholders are retaining their policies with the insurer or exiting it Read More


Real Estate Content Strategy: SEO And Your Blog

If content writers had cocktail parties, I imagine things would go along quite swimmingly for a half hour or so: interesting conversation would be peppered with the most random factoids that only content writers would ever know.  Then, somewhere around the bottom of everyone’s first glass, I can envision some disagreements breaking out. You see, we’re not all of the Read More


Checklist of Essential Small Business Technology in 2017

A growing number of small businesses rely on technology to increase efficiency, manage expenses, grow profitability and improve performance. According to SMB Group’s 2015 SMB Routes to Market Study (PDF), 29 percent of all small businesses view technology as helping them to improve outcomes significantly. Keeping up with the fast pace of technological change can be difficult for the business Read More


Why Small Business Owners Must Understand Financial Statements

As a small business coach, many times I will start the initial conversation with a new client by asking the business owner: What are the financial statements? I have gotten such perplexing answers as: A bunch of numbers on a piece of paper? A tax return? A bank statement? Does it have to do with a balance sheet? Are there Read More


A silent revolution in education

I am one to believe that in 2013 the sun did not shine on the education sector. A lot has been done over the decades and over the past 20 years education has seen good progress, especially in support services. In my view, there was a lot of good but also a lot of room for improvement. I think the system Read More


Trump’s “small business” tax plan helps only the rich

One of the central parts of President Trump’s tax plan is to cut taxes on what are called “pass-through” businesses. Proponents pitch that as a big boost for middle-class owners of small businesses. But a new analysis from the Tax Policy Center finds that aside from making Trump personally a lot richer, the pass-through provision would almost entirely benefit the Read More


Why technology is addictive and what to do about it

Do your palms get sweaty palms if your phone is out of reach? Author Adam Alter explains how technology is making and keeping us addicted. (Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters) A buzzing phone, glowing tablet or the sound of a favourite video game can be a powerful temptation many can’t resist. Now new research shows the cravings we have to connect to our devices can in Read More


Four Advantages of Investing in a Reliable Rifle Case

Whether you use your weapon on occasional hunting trips or every weekend, it’s a good idea to have a reliable case to keep it in. Fortunately, there are plenty of choices when it comes rifle cases with all of the features that satisfy your needs. Consider four advantages of investing in a quality rifle case for your hunting weapon.  Easy Read More