Building an Energy-Efficient Home: Carbon Zero or Carbon Positive?

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If you want your new home to have an environmentally-friendly design, then you'll be looking at how you use energy in the property. You may have a general idea of how to make a home more energy efficient and how to create your own renewable power sources. The question is, how far can you go? Energy-efficient homes can be measured by the way they use and produce energy. As you look at your options, you'll come across different descriptions for how this works like carbon zero and carbon positive.

29 January 2019

Applying for a Visa? What Is the Difference between "Working Holiday" and "Work and Holiday"?

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If you are young, free and adventurous and not living in Australia already, the thought may have crossed your mind. It is, after all, a very dynamic and youthful country and a key destination for many, as they seek to grow their experience and plot their future. It's little wonder that there is so much demand from a variety of different overseas countries for specific types of visa that allow young people to come and sample what Australia has to offer.

27 June 2017

How to Figure Out If You Can Go Down When Expanding Your Home

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If you've lived in your home for a long period of time and love where you are, you may not be entertaining any thoughts of finding a new place. You may nevertheless feel that you need to expand a little, but don't feel as if you can go upwards and can't go sideways due to adjoining properties. Should you consider "going down?" What do you need to bear in mind, if you are considering whether a basement will work for you?

27 June 2017

Understanding Depression: Types, Symptoms And Treatment Options

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Depression can be difficult to identify, as everyone experiences periods when they don't feel particularly happy. However, a low mood tends to resolve pretty quickly, but depression can interfere with your daily life for extended periods of time. Here's an overview of the main types of depression, symptoms and treatment options: Types Of Depression There are many different sub-categories of depression, but in general, the condition can be separated into three types.

23 June 2017

Types of Hires a Recruitment Agency Can Provide Your Business

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Recruitment agencies have seen a surge in popularity over the years as more and more businesses seek out their services to meet their employment needs. Nevertheless, some individuals may not be sure about how these agencies would be beneficial to their organisation. The first thing to note is that recruitment agencies take out the hassle of you finding potential employees by going through the rigorous process of selection, interviewing, background checks and more on your behalf.

20 June 2017

Travelling with Medication? Make Sure You're Prepared for Customs

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Many people take some form of prescription medicine on a regular basis, and if you're one of them, you'll understand the importance of having it with you wherever you go. In particular, it's important that you pack your medication when you travel abroad, as being stuck without it could be dangerous or aggravate your medical condition. However, travelling with medicine can be a challenge. To combat the smuggling of illegal substances, customs personnel have to exercise extreme caution when they discover any sort of drug.

17 June 2017