Facebook depression: The danger of social comparison

Theodore Roosevelt once said that “comparison is the thief of joy”. Well said I say. I guess there’s always some mug who’s doing better than you so you’re always lusting after the achievements, lifestyle or possessions of others. Once this starts, it infects your psyche Read More …

I’m right. You’re wrong. How we misuse information to feed our prejudices

Ben Farrell FAKE NEWS, FAKE NEWS, FAKE NEWS…That’s what we hear right? Donald Trump is pretty upset about it… should we be too? Well, the problem is not so much about whether the news is outright fake or not. That would be easy. A lot Read More …

When I grow up, I want to be a digital nomad: Why aiming to become a digital nomad is the wrong mindset for success

Let’s be honest. The idea of being a ‘Digital Nomad’ is very appealing. Clacking away on your MacBook in a bar by the beach. You breathe in the salty air, exhaled by the crisp blue horizon that stretches across the top of your laptop screen Read More …

Sense of Place, Memory and Identity

I’m definitely in Melbourne. I’m sitting in a dark and moody hipster pub drinking a surprisingly good ‘house red’. The billboards out the front still advertise live bands on different nights of the week, not just ‘steak night’ or ‘kids eat free’ on Sundays. There’s Read More …

Mackerel sky: Photography tips for shooting the sky

Photographers live for moments of incredible skies. The sky and clouds can either make or break a shot and even turn an average landscape into an intriguing masterpiece full of complexity. We often talk about lighting in photography but, what’s even better is when lighting Read More …

Are your problems worth worrying about?

I read somewhere recently that, when you’re worried about something in life, you should ask yourself; “Will this problem be something that I’ll be worrying about in 5 years’ time?”  If the answer is ‘no’, then you should spend no longer than 5 minutes worrying Read More …

Stuck for blog ideas? Try this

Coming up with new blog ideas can be difficult. We long to write something profound but, we just don’t know what on earth to write about. You’re either one of two people. Those who find the writing part easy but spend most of their time Read More …