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  1. 21 December 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    How to (sleigh) ride your emotions this Christmas

    For people feeling down or stressed this COVID-normal holiday period, University of Melbourne experts have some evidence-based tips for managing your emotions.

  2. 9 December 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    How COVID-safe Santa can save Christmas

    Santa (as an essential worker) needs to be made COVID-Safe this Christmas. University of Melbourne and La Trobe University experts explain how it can be done.

  3. 24 December 2019 - Humanities

    The weird world of Christmas traditions

    A University of Melbourne researcher explores how the traditions many of us associate with Christmas get a cultural spin in different countries around the world

  4. 20 December 2019 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Where have all the good festive films gone?

    Every festive season, we're used to Christmas schmaltz at the movies, but according to University of Melbourne experts, our film traditions are changing.

  5. 17 December 2019 - Music, Arts & Screen

    All I want for Christmas is … an earworm

    Christmas songs package up the joy the ‘ideal’ day into a three-minute ditty. But a University of Melbourne expert explains why those earworms are so annoying.

  6. 16 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Holiday stress and how to beat it

    The chaos of Christmas can leave many of us feeling stressed, but a University of Melbourne expert says some simple changes can make a world of difference.

  7. 7 December 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    Focusing on kindness, not consumption, this Christmas

    With a bit of planning, parents can use Christmas to teach kids how to slow down and be kind to other people, says University of Melbourne expert Lea Waters.

  8. 13 November 2018 - Humanities

    Why the Netherlands is more split on ‘Black Pete’ than ever

    Despite the national Dutch broadcaster announcing changes to Black Pete (Zwarte Piet), it remains a divisive issue there says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 31 December 2017 - Humanities

    Part 2: 2018 Summer reading

    Reading a good book recommendation can be a true gift - here's Part 2 of our recommended reading list from University of Melbourne experts.

  10. 22 December 2017 - Go Figure

    Do you really get sick as soon as you go on holiday?

    Does it ever seem that as soon as you take a break, you get sick? University of Melbourne experts look at some of the reasons it feels this way.