A powerpoint slide show of the key findings from the meditation research programme

Found these slides on the web. While I didn’t put them here, or give permission to whoever put them here, they are a useful resource for those looking for a summary of the key findings from the Meditation Research Programme. They need to be updated with the latest citations but other than that they are accurate.

Click on the link to get to the webpage and then download if you want them. Please do remember to cite our research programme if you use them publicly or in any kind of journalism or academic writing!

* Meditation Research Programme slides 

Important information about hamburgers


THE BURGER BISTROOPENED FIRST STORE: 2008       STORE LOCATIONS: Perth CBD, LeedervilleThe Brie-annbury ($15.50): Mt Barker free-range chicken breast, slices of brie, whole cranberry sauce, salad

BURGERFUELOPENED FIRST STORE: 1995         STORE LOCATIONS: Newtown, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, UAEBastard ($12.50): New Zealand beef, melted cheddar, bacon, beetroot, mango, avocado, salad, relish, aioli

BURGERLICIOUS OPENED FIRST STORE: 2003                                                     STORE LOCATIONS: Newtown, Sydney CBD, King’s CrossChilli diablo ($9.90): Angus beef, grilled onions, roasted capsicum, tomato, baby rocket, whole egg mayonnaise, voodoo chilli

BURGER URGE OPENED FIRST STORE: 2007                                                   STORE LOCATIONS: Fortitude Valley, West End, Uni of Queensland, St LuciaBlue Wagyu ($14.90): Australian-grown wagyu patty, crispy bacon, creamed blue cheese, homemade tomato chutney, whole egg mayonnaise, cos lettuce, tomato, white onion

GRILLD OPENED FIRST STORE: 2004                                                                 STORE LOCATIONS: Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Western Australia, ACTKung Fu Fighter ($10.90): Lean beef, shredded carrot, coriander, satay sauce, salad and herbed mayonnaise

JUS BURGERS OPENED FIRST STORE: 2009                                                         STORE LOCATIONS: Leederville, Subiaco, Northbridge, FremantleRoo Burger ($13): Char-grilled Western Australian kangaroo meat with horseradish slaw and goan cuisine green chilli jam

MOO GOURMET BURGERS OPENED FIRST STORE: 2009                                 STORE LOCATIONS: Bondi, Coogee, Manly, Newtown Duck and Bacon Burger ($16.50): Free-range Muscovy duck patty, free-range bacon, tomato, home-made mayonnaise and orange jam

via Sizzle in the middle of the burger market | The Australian.

‘Very Religious’ People Have Highest Level of Wellbeing, Gallup Survey Finds, Christian News

The most recent report in the Gallup poll “Wellbeing” series finds that highly religious individuals have the highest level of wellbeing, even after numerous demographic and geographic variables were controlled.

via ‘Very Religious’ People Have Highest Level of Wellbeing, Gallup Survey Finds, Christian News.

Home And Away Star Jay Laga’aia Blasts TV Racism | Home and Away

Two of Australian TV’s most high-profile actors have criticised commercial networks for failing to back shows that reflect the racial diversity of contemporary Australian society.

Firass Dirani, who stars in new ABC drama The Straits, yesterday told Fairfax that major networks did not create roles for people from a broad range of cultural backgrounds.

And that prompted New Zealand actor Jay Laga’aia, recently cut from the cast of long-running soap Home and Away, to rail against perceived racism in Australian television, making his rage known in three angry tweets that included an attack on Channel Seven.

via Home And Away Star Jay Laga’aia Blasts TV Racism | Home and Away.

Red wine health claims repudiated by experts

RED wine’s reputation for preventing heart attacks has come under fire from health experts who have declared every drink of alcohol can do you damage.

The Alcohol Policy Coalition has challenged the red wine ”myth” and recent international research showing that light drinkers are at less risk of heart disease than abstainers.

The coalition cites studies finding that the harms from alcohol are likely to outweigh any benefits. ”Every drinking occasion contributes to the lifetime risk of harm from alcohol,” its report says.

via Red wine health claims repudiated by experts.

End of the Prozac nation? – Health & Wellbeing

Antidepressants are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the country. One person in 20 in Australia is on an antidepressant, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. They’re taking sugar pills? How could this be?Well it turns out that we haven’t been getting the full picture when it comes to antidepressants. We’ve been making decisions based on published evidence which shows they do work – though not dramatically.

via End of the Prozac nation? – Health & Wellbeing.