Do we need mandatory workplace exercise?

Go to any Australian city park in the early hours and it’s not unusual to see a fit looking Asian octogenarian or two putting themselves through the graceful paces of a Tai Chi session. ‘Such discipline!’ we marvel.

But in many Asian cities, it’s not one or two people participating in early morning exercise — the parks are full. Movement is enshrined as a normal part of the workday culture to the point where employees exercise together before the day begins.

How women can negotiate better

 If anyone needs to be negotiating better terms and conditions on life, it’s women. Women earn less than men, yet pay more for basic goods and services. We get a raw deal on housework and are more likely to retire in poverty.

But despite being told to ‘lean in’ research shows that women are less likely to negotiate than men.