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When fashion brands go bad
In the social media age, consumer revenge can be swift and damaging for brands that make poor decisions, writes Associate Professor in Marketing Jana Bowden.
What's in a nickname?
While many nicknames are often a sign of inclusion, in the workplace they can be used to exert control or to help workmates band together.
Eco-tech investments could get a boost from school strike
School strikes will put politicians on notice on climate change action – with supporters hoping the national campaign will diminish political apathy and lead to finding for technologies that will make a difference.
Will Australia run out of petrol?
The recent attack on the world's largest crude oil processing plant – and the subsequent market shock – should be a wake-up call for the government about the precarious state of Australia’s transportation fuel reserves.
Book review: The Testaments
Three decades after the dystopian best-seller The Handmaid's Tale hit the shelves, Department of English senior lecturer Dr Stephanie Russo gives her verdict on the sequel, The Testaments.
Why that dream Bali job may be far from perfect
So, you fancy working remotely – from home or a co-working space, or even poolside from an incubator in Bali? Careful what you wish for.
Gaming headsets to help tackle concussion in sport
Gaming technology has been tested on a dozen GWS Giants players as well as players from Macquarie University's AFL, Rugby Union and Rugby League teams in a bid to improve player safety.
House fires kill more Australians than all natural hazards
More Australians die in residential fires on average than by all natural hazards combined – and most of these fires are preventable, new research confirms.
What psychological contract do you have with your employer?
Alongside your contracted salary and benefits, you have a set of unspoken expectations about what your employer will do for you. If they fail to deliver, the consequences can be dire for everyone involved.
HSC students, don't delay: here's how to beat procrastination right now
Procrastination affects all of us and is particularly concerning for students heading into the HSC exams. Macquarie University researcher Dr Carolyn Schniering offers advice to improve motivation and get the best results you can.
The suburb earmarked to host Sydney's first national park in the sky
Astronomers fighting light pollution have high hopes this well-heeled coastal retreat will become home to the Southern Hemisphere’s first accredited urban dark sky reserve.
Enter the Panda Dad
He’s easy-going and wants his kids to have fun, giving the famous Tiger Mum a run for her money.