New study finds ‘baby brain’ is real, but we’re still not sure what causes it

Expectant mothers have long complained of  inattention, forgetfulness and reduced cognitive functioning during pregnancy.  They weren’t wrong So-called “baby brain” refers to increased forgetfulness, inattention, and mental “fogginess” reported by four out of five pregnant women. These changes in brain function during pregnancy have long been recognised in midwifery folklore, but our new study has confirmed “baby brain” is a very real phenomenon, and also...

Against the odds

How hard is hard? What is our mortal capacity? Artist, Mel O’Callaghan explores these questions through her dramatic Video Art currently on display at NGV Australia. Resistance and endurance is a rite of passage each of us will pass through eventually, a relative condition at every age. Ensemble within the NGV space is cinematic, with … Continue reading Against...

19 – 21 Jan

Intermission @ Collingwood (meow – Sun) – I legit remember when they had intermissions in movies and I’m off to the retirement home now CYAThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time @ Arts Centre (meow – 25 Feb) – Alice gets lost, rides a dog, makes out with Jonny Depp at a bar IDK YAus Open @ Rod...

Marie – first dates

This is Marie. She got engaged on her first date and married the guy three months later. Were you drunk? Yes. I was invited as Jeremy’s plus one to a wedding because I needed a lift to Sheppo, and he needed a date, so a mutual friend arranged it. I crashed at his place that night, and met his parents hung over AF,...

MUSIC PLAY – STAN & MABEL

Paul Rissmann’s musical adventure Stan & Mabel is a perfect introduction to classical music for young audiences. Based on the book written and illustrated by Jason Chapman, it tells the story of a music-loving dog and cat whose mission is to perform in the greatest orchestra in the world. This highly interactive concert will captivate young children with its mix of...

Shadowboxer

Shadowboxer @ Sth Yaz, Toorak Rd of course By Sam the Social Media Guy It was a hot hot night. I was sweaty AS USUAL and decided to take Sprink out for dinner because even tho I’m homo I know how to wine and dine a lady (we split the bill tho cos I’m homo and didn’t want to get Sprinky with it). We...

SKETCHES

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Will elections in 2018 see 2017’s left-wing revival continue?

  NZ Labour had been polling in the mid-20s before Jacinda Ardern became its leader and eventually won the 2017 election.  In 2018 there will be elections in the Australian states of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, as well as in Italy, the US and Mexico. Essential has released polling for the five mainland Australian states, conducted from October to December....

Listen To Older Voices – Rosalyn Thornton : Part 1

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal...

KodakOne could be the start of a new kind of intellectual property

Former film and camera maker Kodak has launched a new blockchain for photography. AAP It’s easy to be a bit amused about Kodak’s new blockchain and cryptocurrency, the KodakOne. The old photography company is the classic case of a firm that failed to keep up with technological change. But now Kodak is exploiting one of the most interesting characteristics of the blockchain (the...