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Daylight savings time 2017: Is it time for a national discussion? Daylight Saving Time is a controversial topic of discussion, but what are the pros and cons of changing our clocks twice a year?

Daylight savings time 2017: Is it time for a national discussion?

Daisy Miller trying to come to terms with daylight savings. Pic: tait schmaal. AS the sun sets on yet another summer of daylight saving for half of Australia, the perennial issue — arguably one of the country’s most divisive — resurfaces. Like, ahem, clockwork. For years, states without the annual clock migration have fought it out as to whether the measure should be introduced and in those states where it has reigned for years, there remains bitter lament among many that it was ever legislated. In simple terms, the battle generally comes down to a polarisation between the farmers and agricultural sector, who vigorously oppose it, and the office workers in the business sector who favour the extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day.

Know your chronotype: How being a night owl or early bird impacts your health. With new research suggesting morning people tend to make healthier decisions, many night owls have been left wondering if they're doomed just because they're up for Lateline every evening.

Know your chronotype: How being a night owl or early bird impacts your health

Finn researchers asked almost 2000 randomly selected people to fill out a questionnaire about their behaviour in the mornings and evenings, and also share how many calories they consumed — including the ratio of carbs, fat and protein. They found that that early bird “larks” who got up earlier tended to eat earlier in the day and make more balanced choices, while the night owls were more likely to eat sugary foods in the morning, plus sugary and fatty foods at night. It's enough to make you feel like throwing your hands in the air if you loathe mornings, but sleep scientist Dr Carmel Harrington, author of The Sleep Diet, told Coach that night owls are not doomed to an unhealthy existence.

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McDonald’s french fries, Krispy Kreme doughnuts have more calories in Australia than in the US

New graphics show the different sizes and calorie counts for junk food favourites around the world. NEW data about junk food’s calorie count and portion size shows that McDonald’s french fries and Krispy Kreme doughnuts have more calories in Australia than in the US. The research, conducted by, analyses the portion size and calorie count of popular ‘quick eats’ in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Portugal, Columbia, Singapore, Indonesia, the US and Canada.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation cured my Autism: John Elder Robison on TMS. The brain is an incredible, changeable thing, as John Elder Robinson learned when transcranial magnetic stimulation changed his life.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation cured my Autism: John Elder Robison on TMS

ZAP your brain? You must be crazy! That’s a common reaction when people hear that I volunteered for a series of neuroscience experiments in which scientists used high power electromagnetic fields to induce tiny electrical currents in the circuits of my brain, in an effort to help me see emotional cues in other people. It wasn’t just scientific zeal that made me do it.

There was a vaguely defined but powerful hope of “making myself better.” You see, I’m autistic, and as much as I appreciate my autistic gifts, I’ve always had a hard time connecting to people. Improve memory recall and learn speed reading with these ‘brain supercharge’ hacks. Dr Norman Doidge has found we can do remarkable things with our brains.

Improve memory recall and learn speed reading with these ‘brain supercharge’ hacks

IT sounds like science-fiction, but radical psychiatrist Norman Doidge says our brains can often heal with a little help and create new pathways that could change our lives. Simple movements of the body, meditation techniques and thought exercises can teach us to do things we never thought possible. The groundbreaking research in his new book, The Brain’s Way of Healing, shows how people suffering from chronic pain, stroke, learning difficulties or Attention Deficit Disorder can with training in many cases resolve.

The Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer And Tonic Water. You’d think that when dealing with something as simple and straightforward as water, there couldn’t be any confusion.

The Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer And Tonic Water

Water is water, right? Confusingly enough, this isn’t so. Living in a time when information is accessible through small portable devices that we keep in our pockets, it’s only natural that things just cease being simple — they become tampered, enhanced and they require explanation. And water is not exempt from that. You may have noticed when walking down the aisle of the grocery store that there are many options when it comes to carbonated water (also referred to as bubbly water, sparkling water, club soda, soda water and seltzer). UCLA-Buck Institute Study. Patient one had two years of progressive memory loss.

UCLA-Buck Institute Study

She was considering quitting her job, which involved analyzing data and writing reports, she got disoriented driving, and mixed up the names of her pets. Patient two kept forgetting once familiar faces at work, forgot his gym locker combination, and had to have his assistants constantly remind him of his work schedule. Sugar addiction is like drug abuse. Sugar is doing the same thing to our brain as cocaine.

Sugar addiction is like drug abuse

Source: Supplied SUGAR is something we consume every day. It’s in our coffee, in our tomato sauce and in that chocolate bar you’ve treated yourself to. Yoghurt, eggs or muesli: Which is the best breakfast for weight loss? Protein rich, dairy based breakfasts have been found to be most effective for weight loss.

Yoghurt, eggs or muesli: Which is the best breakfast for weight loss?

A NEW study has shed further light on what is the best breakfast for weight loss. For some time the benefits of consuming a protein rich breakfast have been documented — better blood glucose regulation, higher ratings of fullness and a nutrient rich option are all reasons to enjoy dairy, eggs or fish at breakfast time. Now, specifically when it comes to weight loss, whey protein found in dairy based breakfast options, including a whey based protein shake have shown superior weight loss results compared to traditional high carb breakfast options. Researchers from Tel Aviv University compared three different breakfast options — a high protein breakfast in which the protein was predominantly from dairy foods; a second high protein option with protein via soy, tuna or eggs and a traditional carb breakfast option.

How to tell if other people think you're attractive, according to science. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Mindwise book trailer.

How to tell if other people think you're attractive, according to science

Williamtown water contamination highlights dangers of PFOS and PFOA. Contaminated water has been leaking from Williamtown air base. THE morning Rhianna Gorfine found out the food and water on her NSW farm had potentially been contaminated for years, her day began like any other. Ms Gorfine and her husband Cain were hustling to get their children ready for school when the email came through. A friend had sent through a link to a local newspaper story saying “you should read this and let people know”. “I remember thinking, this is unbelievable, this is crazy,” Ms Gorfine told The Truth About Carbs (No, They're Not What Is Making You Fat)  Carbohydrate is a dirty word these days. Some even consider carbs to be the big, bad wolf of the nutritional world. But why is this the case? Just in case you need it, here's a refresher: Carbohydrates are found in highly nutritious food such as bread, cereal, fruit, starchy vegetables, milk, yoghurt, legumes and beans.

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