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The Number 36

Here's a morsel of numerical quirk to chew on and bust apart the mundane. We like the unusual at Ponderings, so we drew a number out of a hat and we got 36. So how is this number special? In 1936...

Bullying and The Gift of Individuality Explored by New Book: Danyon

Written by Montanna Macdonald Author Dacre Danes is one to keep your eyes peeled for with his newly anticipated release of the novel Danyon. The pro-surfer/photographer from Queensland has entered...

THE NEW AUSSIE APP SOLVING FASHION’S BIGGEST ISSUE

A size 12 in one store isn't always the right fit or style for a real size 12, and who can really afford a personal stylist? An Aussie app has taken this problem and created a breathtaking...

FOUR PAWS Save Bear Cubs Nikko and Nara

Written by Montanna Macdonald These Asiatic black bear cubs' names are Nikko and Nara, the cutest two bear cubs you have ever seen saved by organisation FOUR PAWS; a bear rescue mission in Vietnam. ...

I Was Four When I First Saw Him

Written by Kirsten Macdonald I was 4 years old when I remember my first interaction with God.  I was very scared at the time and feeling very powerless. Remembering what my Nan had told me I...
The Haunted History of the Hollywood Sign

The Haunted History of the Hollywood Sign

Written by Cassidy Krygger Hollywood can be a pretty scary place at the best of times. However, that is nothing compared to the real haunting going on at the Hollywood sign. There have been numerous...

Piano Bar Harmonising Hope In The Face of COVID-19

Founder and co-owner of Geelong's Piano Bar Andy Pobjoy laughs as he explains how he creatively juggles playing the piano, singing, hosting their Facebook live streams, meanwhile changing the camera...

Messages of Hope From Brisbane-based Poet Tom Stodulka

Written by Renae Failla Around the world, lockdown and isolation continue with long term impacts of COVID-19 lurking, many are struggling to come to terms with what a COVID Normal will look like....

How Books Save Us- A Pondering by Karen Brooks

Written by Karen Brooks Here we are at the tail end of a year that, in its numerical configuration alone (2020) promised so much. Instead of clarity, pragmatism and all the other positive meanings...
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How to Encourage a Love of Reading in Your Children

Written by Katie Moore The benefits of reading are hugely impactful in many different areas of your child’s life, and not just in the classroom. Reading builds your child’s imagination, increases...

Radical Tech Companies Helping and Not Commodifying Humanity

Written by Kirsten Macdonald Artificial intelligence is the art of a computing system making decisions with the capability of performing tasks without human prompting. This entails assembling and...

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What Do Peter Hitchener, Chrissie Swan and Debra Hutton Have in Common? They give a sock!

What do Peter Hitchener, Chrissie Swan and Debra Hutton Have in Common? They give a sock! Underworks is taking their #Giveasock campaign to a new level this year.

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