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  1. 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.

  2. 18 December 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why kids genuinely ‘can’t wait’ for Christmas

    University of Melbourne psychology expert explains why, when it comes to memory and time, children and adults really are living in different time streams

  3. 14 December 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    We wish you a stress-free Christmas

    Christmas time can be a source of stress and even ill-health, but a University of Melbourne expert recommends simple steps to a more relaxing festive period.

  4. 13 December 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    5 ways to cope with disappointing Year 12 results

    Receiving disappointing VCE or HSC results at the end of Year 12 can be devastating but there are ways to cope, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 1 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Uncovering the brain biology of eating disorders

    Brain imaging and advances in genetics are starting to uncover the potential biological drivers of eating disorders, including a potential biomarker in our eyes

  6. Podcast25 August 2017 - Up Close

    Why feeling pain is key to our happiness

    University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Brock Bastian on the value of experiencing pain and accepting unpleasantness in our pursuit of pleasure and happiness.

  7. 29 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Surviving menopause with some (self) kindness

    Menopausal symptoms like hot flushes can be managed with self-compassion, using approaches like mindfulness, according to University of Melbourne research.

  8. 12 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    (Don’t) always look on the bright side of life

    University of Melbourne research finds societal pressure to feel happy could be bad for our mental health; even contributing to the prevalence of depression.

  9. 29 May 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Parents: 24/7 CEOs of our kids’ lives

    In The Strength Switch, Lea Waters from the University of Melbourne explains how strength-based parenting can help children become more optimistic and resilient

  10. Podcast18 May 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Five things about...Poo

    Why is poo a taboo? University of Melbourne's Prof Nick Haslam and PhDc Naomi Francis from the Nossal Institute discuss all things fecal.