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  1. 22 December 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    How to avoid food poisoning this festive season

    Food poisoning can ruin the holidays, but there are some simple steps to help stay safe and enjoy your favourite foods, explain University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 20 December 2017 - Humanities

    Part 1: 2018 Summer reading

    Reading a good book on holiday is one of life’s indulgences, but getting a gem of a recommendation from our University of Melbourne experts can be a true gift.

  8. 19 December 2017 - Humanities

    I’m dreaming of a...

    In a new book, a University of Melbourne academic looks at why films sentimentalise Christmas and the holidays without reflecting reality.

  9. 17 December 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Helping high anxiety on holiday

    Holidays are fun, but can be a struggle for the one in seven Australians suffering anxiety - a University of Melbourne expert gives some festive advice.