Freelance feature article: Health risks of mobile phones and technology

Technology Health Risks story

Technology Health Risks story

Mobile phones, computer screens and even gaming consoles all carry health risks; this article for Livewire, the technology section in The Age, looks at some of the common problems for technology consumers in Australia.

One source for this story was Canberra neurosurgeon Dr Vini Khurana, whose research suggests that heavy mobile phone use increases the risk of certain types of brain tumours. His website details his findings.

See the full story published in The Age here

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Freelance feature article: What’s Wrong with GTD?

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Time management book “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” has topped international business book bestseller lists for eight years. Written by mild-mannered time-management superman David Allen, a Californian management consultant, the book outlines a time-management system for the information age which solves a problem most time-stretched workers didn’t know they had: clearing the clutter of unfinished tasks littering their brain-space , by collecting and processing every task, every piece of information, every promise – then managing them through a process of regular reviews.

This story was one of the first to kick off the Whakate online management journal, now a well-respected international business publication.

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Freelance feature article: Social Networking

Social Networking story for ABC Science

Social Networking story for ABC Science

This feature, for ABC Science, gives a very broad overview of social networking, outlining some of the main sites as well as some specific to scientists. It also lists some key concerns for users of online social media, and outlines the tricky balance for social media sites which need to find revenue models to survive – without alienating their members.

See the full story published on The ABC Science site here

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Freelance feature article: Permaculture in suburban backyards

Backyard solution to energy crisis

Backyard solution to energy crisis

In this article, permaculture co-founder David Holmgren talks about the potential that  suburban backyards offer for food security and social insurance – and says that ‘retrofitting the suburbs’ for food production involves rebuilding the structure of local community.  He believes a revolution in society will result.

David Holmgren’s website has lots more information; or you can visit the Permaculture Research Institute to find out about courses, or (if you’re in Australia), try The Australian City Farm’s and Community Gardens Network website to find a community garden group near you.

See the full story published in the Sydney Morning Herald here

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Freelance feature article: Time management tips

Time management technology article

Time management technology article

If your inbox is bulging at the seams and you don’t have a minute to yourself –  maybe it’s time to choose from the many organising tools available on the web.

This is a feature article written for the technology section of The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007.  In it, time management experts explain some of the tips and tricks they teach and links to useful sites are included.  See the full story here

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Freelance feature article: Renovation Horrors

Renovation problems - story in SunHerald

Renovation problems - story in SunHerald

Three costly building problems – termites, asbestos and rising damp – can increase renovation costs dramatically; this feature article, written for the SunHerald Property Section in July 2006,  gets some expert advice on dealing with these problems.

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