Browsing Archive: August, 2016

The Secrets of an Optimist

Posted by Maria Lennartz on Tuesday, August 30, 2016,

Happy, optimistic people tend to lead happy, optimistic lives, and by no coincidence. What goes by unknown however is that there is much more to ‘optimism’ than just putting on a happy face. There are actually personality traits that are specific to optimistic people. Some of these include:
An optimistic explanatory style where negative events are always explained in a positive light. 
The belief that positive events will last, affect even their loved ones, and that they are in fact...

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Do higher food star ratings always mean a healthier choice?

Posted by Maria Lennartz on Thursday, August 18, 2016,


The Federal Government's health star rating system for food products has attracted much controversy since its unofficial unveiling in February 2014.

·         The claim: The Federal Government says its health star rating system for food and drink products is simple and "the more stars, the healthier".

·         The verdict: Whilst experts agree that the system is valuable and useful when comparing foods within the same category, it produces anomalies when comparing products in different c...


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