I really don’t like to drive. And if I’m honest, I don’t think people like me should be allowed to. But living in a large spread-out city with no decent public transport means I have to get over myself if I ever hope to leave my suburb. It’s not the actual driving that starts me up. I’ve had years of practice and I drive an automatic – a circus monkey could drive my car. It’s getting lost that gets me.

Some languages have built-in navigational constructs that train the brain into crafting a sense of direction. Their languages develop around geographic directions: east, west, north, and south. So, when they’re describing where something is they might say “it’s southeast of you”, rather than “it’s behind you on the left”. Continue reading


Type in the word ‘millennial’ into Google and you’ll get served nearly 26 million results. Why is the world so curious about these tech-savvy, wireless youths? What is it about the way millennials think and behave that has piqued such global interest? Skye Forrester explores this unique group who are the world’s hope for tomorrow. millenials

This group cannot be defined by their age, where they live and what they do. They should be defined by drives them.

There is much debate around who exactly constitutes a millennial, though a common definition puts anyone born between 1975 and 1995 into the generation Y category. Continue reading


“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” – Gandhi


As parents we know that our little ones walk, talk and potty train at different stages – when they are ready to it. We also know that there aren’t fully grown adults babbling in baby-talk and still crawling around; so we can be confident that at some stage our bubbas will adapt and learn to function as most people do. Why then do we expect our children to suddenly become ready for formal education at the around the same age? Continue reading