Mercer Magazine

  • Women: visible, vocal and active

    Women: visible, vocal and active

    When the Harvey Weinstein scandal swept across Hollywood and into the broader world last year, it helped give voice to women who had long kept quiet about sexual abuse and harassment.

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  • Live and make liveable: cities that cater for young and old

    Live and make liveable: cities that cater for young and old

    A push to make our growing cities work better for both 8-year-olds and 80-year-olds could have broad benefits for the entire population.

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  • Getting clever about CQ

    Getting clever about CQ

    To develop an international career you need to sip from the great global cup of culture. We explore how to do it – or help your kids to.

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  • Living only in the present can break your financial future

    Living only in the present can break your financial future

    Present bias is where we put the here and now ahead of whatever we might be planning to do in the future

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  • 80 not out: Don’t turn your back on your future self

    80 not out: Don’t turn your back on your future self

    We all know Australia’s population is living longer, yet many of us are failing to plan adequately for life well into our 80s. We dig into the issues.

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  • What’s set to shape markets in 2018

    What’s set to shape markets in 2018

    The global economic climate offers plenty of opportunities and poses many challenges for investors.

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  • Credit when it’s due: pros and cons of plastic

    Credit when it’s due: pros and cons of plastic

    Who hasn’t whipped out their credit card for that impulse buy or big-ticket item? We consider the pros and cons of paying with plastic.

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  • Made in Australia: Manufacturing meets the future

    Made in Australia: Manufacturing meets the future

    When the going gets tough, this resilient sector gets going. Here’s how the business of making stuff is rising to all manner of modern challenges.

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  • Home sweet alternative home

    Home sweet alternative home

    Want to live sustainably – and mortgage free? Check out these increasingly fashionable and fully functional homes for a fraction of the cost of bricks and mortar.

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  • Bring out your investments

    Bring out your investments

    In these unpredictable times, some opportunists are searching for diversity and returns through unconventional investments.

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  • Board games are playing for keeps

    Board games are playing for keeps

    With a new edition of Monopoly on the way and Dungeons and Dragons rekindling its fire, we roll the dice on the new golden age of the board game.

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  • Don’t leave home without them: 10 intrepid travel apps

    Don’t leave home without them: 10 intrepid travel apps

    Whether you’re a low-budget backpacker or a serious frequent flyer, these apps make light work of travelling.

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  • The shape of water: Precious resource under pressure

    The shape of water: Precious resource under pressure

    As the global population grows and climate change accelerates, resources will become scarce.

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  • 6 great ways to get your yoga on

    6 great ways to get your yoga on

    The science is in: yoga is good for you. From back pain to foggy brain, a little downward dog will soon have you looking up.

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  • Move over big brother. Here comes big sis STEM

    Move over big brother. Here comes big sis STEM

    The 2018 Australian of the Year is a quantum physicist who just happens to be a woman.

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  • CDs are dead: Long live music

    CDs are dead: Long live music

    Amid all the talk of music streaming and the renaissance of vinyl, plummeting CD sales haven’t been getting a lot of media attention.

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  • Market update: December 2017 Quarter

    Market update: December 2017 Quarter

    The global economy experienced further growth over the December 2017 quarter, with developed and emerging market equities experiencing strong absolute returns.

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  • Give us your opinion

    Give us your opinion

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  • Looks like a bubble, sounds like a bubble

    Looks like a bubble, sounds like a bubble

    The eye-watering price increases throughout 2017 was a speculators’ delight; but for investors, the spectacular rise in prices, the wave of new cryptocurrency launches and the widespread media excitem

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  • Besotted by blossoms: the evolving Aussie flower industry

    Besotted by blossoms: the evolving Aussie flower industry

    Who grew your Valentine’s Day roses? And what does the rest of the year have in store for growers? We unearth the facts and figures on the Australian flower industry.

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