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The ‘martyrdom effect’: why your pain boosts a charity’s gain

This weekend, participants in the Kokoda Challenge will complete a gruelling 96-kilometre overnight trek to raise money for youth programs. And every year, thousands of...

What is the ‘unified protocol’ for PTSD? And how can it help?

Many of us experience at least one potentially traumatic event in our lifetime. These can include accidents, natural disasters, exposure to war and combat,...

Why do people try to drive through floodwater or leave it too late to...

New South Wales is currently in the grip of one of largest flood events in decades. The NSW SES is helping thousands of people...

Bullies, thieves and chiefs: the hidden cost of psychopaths at work

From psychological thrillers to true crime stories, people who depart from social norms can be deeply fascinating. Psychopaths most of all. Working with or for...

Here’s why you’re checking work emails on holidays (and how to stop)

Finally, the holidays are here — the break you’ve been waiting for. You want to leave work behind, kick back and enjoy time with...

Feeling pressured to buy Christmas presents? Read this (and think twice before buying candles)

Christmas marks a peak in consumerism across the West. Despite the COVID downturn, this Christmas the spending frenzy is unlikely to be dampened. One consumer...

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