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ABC - How to make new friends in a month during this pandemic?
Achieving a friendship is not something you do once, it's something that you have to have the skills to do many times. I also found that when it comes to making friends, a lot of it comes down to time and being open to new experiences with each life stage.
ABC Life - When the little one's English is better than yours!
Kids love dinosaurs. But, an interest that's shown the difference in their language. I also find that young kids can usually talk without an accent, while I cannot remove my accent sometimes. It's so hard to look after an ABC toddler when English is your second language.
BizWitty - Why CSR is Important?
Nowadays, many organisations have a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy, it defines concerns and initiatives to improve relationships with all aspects, and it measures economic, social and environmental performance. In this article, I will give you a closer look, and explain how to implement CSR and how exactly CSR helps a business generate honest and reliable social status that its employees, customers and community can be proud of.
Body and Soul - with her in mind - Relationships: If You Have An Affair Without Sex, Is That Really Cheating?
Emotional affairs are on the rise. But if sex isn’t involved, does that really matter? So let’s get this straight, is sexting cheating? Plus, you might be guilty of micro-cheating and not even realise it. According to the research, women are having more 'emotional affairs' than ever.
INTHEBLACK - CPA Australia business magazine: Secret to Employee Retention
Salary increases are important, but strong leadership will also help employers retain staff. Motivating and engaging staff are key factors in retaining the best talent. However, the foosball tables and colourful murals in hipster workplaces only go so far in creating a workplace where people want to stay. Salary is a major factor, but how important are dollars when it comes to retaining talent?
Kidspot - Real Life Real Story - I forgot how to drive?
Forgot how to drive due to COVID-19? I now think about lots of factors while driving and picture many consequences in my head. If my kids are in the car, I am worried if their seatbelts are on or if the child lock is on and if my kids make noise or scream in the car. I worry if they are not comfortable with my driving. If other drivers are going too fast on the highway, I feel pressured to accelerate, and I am worried that my mind and body won't let me. The out of control physical symptoms of anxiety make it impossible to trust myself to drive safely again.
Kidspot - What does a 4th degree vaginal tear mean to a mother?
Fourth-degree vaginal tears are the most severe. They extend through the anal sphincter and into the mucous membrane that lines the rectum (rectal mucosa). Fourth-degree tears usually require repair with anaesthesia in an operating room, rather than the delivery room, and sometimes need more specialised repair. Of all women who gave birth vaginally in Australia in 2014, three percent had a third or fourth-degree perineal tear.
SBS - Share the BEST recipes, who doesn't love Wonton Soup?
Cold weather warm soup! Do we know the differences between dumplings and wontons? Are wontons considered a type of dumplings? Some people may argue that the dumplings can be empty inside or filled, when dumplings are filled inside with some specific filling, they are sometimes called wonton.
SBS Food - How my Bangladeshi sister-in-law saves me from culinary humiliation
Food is often something we associate with warm, fuzzy feelings and fond memories that tie us to significant moments in our life. Most importantly, food is also part of who we are as cultural beings. Most of the time, what and how we eat is an indicator of the kind of food experiences we had growing up and the cultures we are initially from.
SBS Food - How to make your own mooncakes
The ancient emperors used to worship the moon in autumn. Afterwards, people would pay tribute to the bright moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which takes place on the 15th day of the lunar calendar's eighth month – when the moon is thought to be at its brightest. In 2020, the event (also known as the Moon Festival), falls on 1 October, which is also the National Day of China. The festival is celebrated with mooncakes: families and friends gather together to eat the pastries and appreciate the great beauty of the full and bright moon.
SBS Food - The beauty of Pork Bones
Who hasn't tried pork bones? One of the most notable reasons is health benefits. Eating meat this way provides more collagen, gelatin and glycine. These nutrients promote gut health. Collagen helps maintain a healthy gut lining, and gelatin helps maintain the layer of mucus that keeps gut microbes away from the intestinal barrier. These nutrients also strengthen our immune system and reduce overall inflammation.
SBS Voices - How our parents befriended each other in our cross-cultural marriage
My in-laws only speak Bengali, while my parents only speak Mandarin. To make matters more confusing, my husband and I communicate only in English. At times, the realtime translation took its toll.
SBS Voices - Life & Family: I Couldn’t Find The Right Mother’s Group!
When I realised that I wasn’t suited to an in-person mother’s group, I found there was another way. Being a new parent is hard, and can be isolating. So when my community nurse suggested that I join a local mother’s group for some extra support, I jumped at the chance. I’d heard friends wax lyrical about how their mother’s groups saved them during a stressful period of parenting. And that many of their cohorts turned into lifelong friends. So I made a point to join one.
SBS Voices - Skincare is another fact! How did I burn my face with whitening products?
In certain cultures, the richer you are, the less likely you are to work outside. So the less colour your skin has, the more you’re not associated with being poor
SBS Voices -Multicultural Relationship: Does My Mixed Marriage Cause The Seven-Year Itch?
Angie Cui reflects on the challenges of having a harmonious marriage when you and your partner come from different cultural backgrounds. Making my cross-cultural marriage work is about more than less curry or less soy sauce.
Small Business Bonfire - New Business
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The Guardian - Lifestyle Family: What To Do With Kids During School Holidays?
The Guardian Australia - what to do with kids during holidays? From indoor pools filled with inflatables to the chance to help make habitats for wildlife, we’ve rounded up great free and cheap activities to do with your children in Melbourne this summer
The Sydney Morning Herald - Fans of crystal healing swear it can promote health and happiness, but does it really?
Crystals and gemstones have been used for thousands of years in the belief that they ward off illness and negative energy – and recently, this hypothesis is having a resurgence. Google searches for “crystal healing” have almost doubled in the past few years, fuelled by endorsements from high-profile celebrities including singer Adele, who uses it to help with stage fright, and Victoria Beckham, who has introduced her Instagram followers to her crystal collection.