Happy Valentine’s Day? Depends how you invest in your relationship

If you think our romantic relationships are based on the passions of the heart and the melding of minds – both beyond explanation or...

Wealth, danger and other factors can change your preference for long-term or casual relationships

Do you prefer vanilla ice cream or mint chocolate? Chances are you prefer one over the other, but liking one doesn’t necessarily rule the...

Listen up! How to get your message across in just 60 seconds

Do you have something important to say, but find it hard to get people’s attention? Or have you tried to listen to someone who...

There are six styles of love. Which one best describes you?

Love is a complex and powerful force, one that plays out in a number of emotional, cognitive and social ways. When we love a...

Stigma and stereotypes about sex work hinder regulatory reform

Although sex workers around the world lobby for decriminalisation, sex work law remains controversial. This article is part of a series exploring sex work and regulatory...

Mum, dad and two kids no longer the norm in the changing Australian family

The image of the typical family – mum, dad, and two kids – still permeates how we define and understand the family in contemporary...

Does Skype help or hinder communication?

Speech is the one of the most important forms of communication between humans. The internet has opened doors for us to communicate with people...

Everyone’s talking but no-one’s listening: it’s time to reclaim the art of communication

In a world of mass communication and social media, people seem prepared to share their opinion on almost any subject. When it comes to...

Does more mental health treatment and less stigma produce better mental health?

Mental health problems continue to carry a heavy stigma. People who experience them are often feared, excluded, shamed and discriminated against. Overcoming that stigma...

Balancing work and tertiary study is harder now than in 2012: study

Students know completing a university degree gives them a better chance of landing a high-paying job, often after surviving financial hardship while studying. But...