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Auckland Property Growth Won't Stop

15/02/2021

The price of property in Auckland won't stop growing, with the average house now worth just over $1.2 million according to figures from Quotable Value (QV)?. While rampant house price inflation continues across New Zealand, Auckland is experiencing pronounced growth at runaway momentum. Current homeowners are obviously happy with the rising value of their property assets, but the unsustainable nature of the market has also been called a "national disgrace".

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Building Consents Defy Gravity

17/02/2021

The New Zealand housing market is surging, with record prices recorded in Auckland and over much of the country. The current discrepancy between supply and demand and wider economic environment has led to a sharp rise in building consents, with house consent levels almost surpassing long-standing 1970s records as they "continue to defy gravity". If the current rate of building consents continues, annual figures could rise above 70s levels and put some much-needed downward pressure on property prices. 

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The Work-Life Balance Myth

18/02/2021

After years of employers and well-meaning lifestyle articles speaking of the "work-life balance", turns out it has always been a problematic concept. When you think about it, "work" should never act as a counterweight to "life", with opposition between these two terms actually highlighting the nature of the problem. In a new world defined by flexible hours, remote work opportunities, and ever-changing career trajectories, it's never been easier to integrate your working day with the rest of your life.

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Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

01/02/2021

In a world of endless and often conflicting health advice, knowing what works for your body can be extremely challenging. This is especially true when it comes to weight loss, with scientific studies, commercial interests, and personal experience often hard to align. Instead of relying on complicated diets and unrealistic exercise regimes, sometimes there is a simple and easy-to-implement solution. According to a new study published in PLOS One, intermittent fasting can lead to weight loss, with the rigid application of a fasting program not even needed to see positive results.

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Advances in Quantum Computing

08/02/2021

The race towards useful quantum computing continues to heat up thanks to key scientific advances. A recent Australian invention has made waves in the quantum world, with scientists from the University of Sydney and Microsoft Corporation developing a single chip that's capable of transforming the entire world of quantum computing. From superconductors to qubits, let's take a look at the current state of quantum computing and see how this discovery fits into the wider quantum universe.

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