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Marketing Mindfulness

3things' Ethical Fashion Season - which is all about knowing the clothes you're buying are made ethically - is a jolly good time to reflect on the world of advertisements around you. Lucy takes us on a journey into the deep recesses the trickery employed by marketers and advertising and via jingles and Banksy looks into how to be a conscious consumer. Read the full story »

The Fox and the Found: The Power of a Great Childhood Story

Albert Einstein said "If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." At the risk of sounding nerdish, books are hands down the most valuable gifts I ever received as a child. What better choice for a meaningful gift than your favourite childhood book? I started thinking that I should create a master list of all the favourite childhood classics with a great moral lesson and forever have the greatest children’s present guide on hand…So I went on a little vox-pop mission with some of my mates to find out whether they had a fave child hood book that taught them a very important lesson. Read the full story »

Permaculture. Perma-whatnow?

By: Imogen, posted in: Tech Food Global village Politics Environment 3things
25 Mar 2014.
If you’re at all interested in sustainability, be that in development, agriculture, architecture and many more one word always seems to crop up: permaculture. But what exactly is it? Why are we interested in permaculture? And more importantly, why should YOU be? Read the full story »

Oi, where's my $8 million Christmas bonus?

Did you know that right after the GFC, real estate prices on Manhattan only continued to increase, while you could buy a house in Detroit for US$5.. And that's America! Global inequality is a massive problem we all face as a global community... Read the full story »

Taking to Social Media to forget the war...

By: Guest Blogger, posted in: Travel Tech Politics
26 Feb 2014.
18-year-old high school student Ali Nasry is crazy about technology, idolising Apple heavyweights Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive. Unfortunately for Ali, his dreams of gaining a university education are under constant threat by the ongoing devastation of the city he calls home: Syria’s largest city, Aleppo. Timothy Fernandez from Vibewire finds out why. Read the full story »

Crunch time for Syria

By: Simone, posted in: Politics Humanitarian Human Rights
29 Dec 2013.
Peace talks are being scheduled for Syria. It's time. Time for us to get up and let people know that we are standing in solidarity with the people of Syria and we want an outcome. The current humanitarian response is not enough to support the millions who have been displaced and we have the ability to help. A bit of a heavy topic to discuss these holidays, we know. But if you have a few minutes to spare from celebrating the Christmas cheer there's something that does need out attention.. Read the full story »

Street Art for Social Change

By: Gabriela, posted in: Politics Environment Human Rights
07 Nov 2013.
I cannot think of anything more important to put out into the public space than the health of our planet: I believe that unless we address this crucial issue our human life is going to start increasingly going down the gurgle. Read the full story »

Constitutional Recognition of the First Australians – fixing our incomplete national story

By: 3things, posted in: Politics Students Uni Indigenous
02 Oct 2013.
Our Constitution – the document that legally defines Australia as a nation – is missing a crucial part of the Australian story: there’s not one mention of the tens of thousands of years of history of the First Australians, nor the unique contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to make today. Read the full story »

How Australian aid affects the world... First things first

Borey wasn’t able to vote in our election on 7 September. This makes sense, since he’s from Cambodia. Yet, the decisions that we make here when we elect our government have a serious impact on people around the world. Read the full story »

To Tony, From Zimbabwe... First Things First

By: 3things, posted in: Politics
18 Sep 2013.
A day before the election the now Government announced that it was intending to cut $4.5 billion dollars from our promised increase to the aid budget over the next few years and build roads locally instead. Read the full story »

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