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House-bound shoppers trigger new online retail frenzy
A new shopping frenzy is taking hold as consumers rush to buy a host of products to maintain their lifestyle at home. Economist and business analyst Dr Prashan Karunaratne explains the 'substitution effect'.
No school: coping strategies for house-bound families
School closures can increase anxiety and isolation for parents and children. Macquarie University clinical psychologist Dr Gemma Sicouri provides some advice on how to cope.
How to talk to your children about coronavirus: top 10 questions answered
Don't be afraid to talk to your kids about the pandemic. They need to hear from you. Professor Jennie Hudson, Director of Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health, has advice that will help.
Here's how to manage pandemic panic
Pandemic anxiety is real and it is triggering much of the strange stockpiling we are seeing at present – but there are better ways to cope psychologically, says Professor Ron Rapee.
How low can they go? Is there an end to plummeting interest rates?
In the light of unprecedented interest rate cuts, Dr Ben Wang from the Macquarie Business School looks at the long-term implications for the Australian economy.
Oil price crash casts dark shadow on manufacturing
As big business faces serious economic headwinds, a price war and COVID-19 have put the oil industry on the skids.
Financial markets in freefall
Measures taken to halt the worst share market sell off since the 1987 crash are not working. Are we heading towards financial oblivion?
Five crucial tips for parents of children with head injuries
Most are not serious – but how can we tell and what should we ask the doctors?
The science of the sporting comeback
Many top athletes have finely-tuned their cognitive skills to excel in competition – and that’s part of the reason many can nail a comeback after injury or a break.
How the 'love hormone' could help abused kids beat drugs
The so-called ‘love hormone’ oxytocin has the potential to treat drug addiction in adolescents and adults abused in early childhood, a Macquarie University study has found.
Don't judge me! Airbnb and the reputation economy
Airbnb is redefining the meaning of “home” for both hosts and guests who are part of the new ‘reputation economy’, according to Macquarie University research.
Working from home: how managers can make it work for their staff
With more Australians expected to work from home, what should managers do to support the business and staff morale?