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There’s always room to learn more, whatever stage of life you’re at.

Do It With Confidence addresses the aspects of life that we all need extra help with from time to time. It offers thought-provoking solutions to the questions and concerns we all have as well as simple hacks for travelling abroad safely, practical advice on what you actually need to do if you have a car accident and easy to understand techniques for minimising day-to-day stress. 

Put simply, these are straightforward ways for you to do the things that matter to you, and to Do It With Confidence.

4 Easy Changes That Will Make Your Work Space More Productive

4 Easy Changes That Will Make Your Work Space More Productive
If your desktop is overflowing with icons, your phone is constantly buzzing with calendar alerts and you're juggling three tasks at once you're probably busy -- but are you actually being productive? Modern work spaces are changing. Open plan offices, hot desking and teams or individuals working remotely have changed the way we communicate and work together.

Which makes it even more important to ensure you and the teams you work with are able to create a balanced, healthy environment to be effective and creative. Here's how you can help boost your productivity and performance...

Survival Tips for Travelling in Cuba

Survival Tips for Travelling in Cuba
Trapped in a revolutionary time warp for half a century, Cuba is a beautiful paradox – economically struggling but culturally rich, fiercely patriotic but poetically restless, dourly stoic yet wildly exuberant, dancing to its own salsa beat fuelled by mojitos and the smoke of cigars.

To DIY or not to DIY: The jobs you really need the experts for

To DIY or not to DIY: The jobs you really need the experts for
Australians love a bit of DIY. But when it comes to tackling most home maintenance or renovation tasks, you need more than a shiny red toolbox to get the job done. Be it laying floorboards, tiling a bathroom, fixing a leaky tap or building a deck, the cost of DIY jobs that end in disaster quickly add up. Here are four common DIY jobs you really need the experts for.

Car Accidents. What To Do If You're Involved In One

Car Accidents. What To Do If You're Involved In One

Many motorists are fortunate enough that they will go through their driving life with as little as a carpark ding. Yet for those who experience a bigger prang, it can be an unpleasant shock. This covers all the key steps you should take, or consider, for three different accident scenarios – single-car, multi-car and animals – as well as helpful guidance on how to initiate a claim with your insurance company.

Places Where The Aussie Dollar Goes Further

Places Where The Aussie Dollar Goes Further
It's a good time to be a traveller using Australian dollars. Earlier this year our currency was deemed one of the best performing major currencies in the world as it continued to hit highs. Uncertainty in the major markets of the UK and US have also helped see our dollar riding high, so where are some of the best-value places to travel overseas?

Top Tips For Teaching Your Children To Drive

Top Tips For Teaching Your Children To Drive

As a professional driver and automotive expert, you'd think Sydney parent Tim Robson would be better placed than most when it came to teaching his daughter to drive.

After all, having spent years piloting exotic and expensive metal around Australia's racetracks at the kinds of speeds that would make an autobahn blush, preparing his 21-year-old daughter for her Provisional driving test on quiet, suburban roads should have been a breeze by comparison. So imagine his surprise when it proved to be just the opposite.

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body and Mind When You Relax

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body and Mind When You Relax

We all know that taking time to unwind is beneficial for health and happiness, but in practice, leaving scheduled time for relaxation often ends up at the bottom of the priority list.

Many of us sacrifice relaxing, even though we know that stress can -- if experienced for prolonged periods -- put us at risk of developing myriad physical and mental health concerns.

So, for the sake of your health and well-being, below are seven inspiring -- and scientifically proven -- benefits of relaxation for the body and mind.

Is Stress In Your DNA?

Did you inherit more than you bargained for?

Is Stress In Your DNA?

More often than not, we're very quick to lay claim to the positive traits our parents passed on. Someone comments on your lovely complexion -- "Oh my Mum's always had the most amazing skin, I get it from her." But what about the other less visible, more complex, characteristics that have filtered through the family tree.


Can our bloodline be responsible for our bad moods and does stress run in the family? Trying to figure out our D-N-A isn't as easy as A–B-C, but with a little help from the professionals, it's possible to learn a lot about the legacy of your lineage.

Top Tips To Make Your Home Bushfire Safe

Top Tips To Make Your Home Bushfire Safe

With summer fast approaching and the threat of bushfires intensifying, there's no time like the present to implement some simple yet highly effective life-saving precautions.

According to Inspector Ben Shepherd from Rural Fire Service NSW, an easy first step is to reduce the amount of potential fuel surrounding or over-hanging your house.

Hidden Gems - Food And Places To Visit Now

Hidden Gems - Food And Places To Visit Now
After decades in the political wilderness, Myanmar is now one of the world's hottest destinations. In the space of a few short years, it's become possible for travellers to drive past the Yangon home of pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi (her street was formerly off-limits) and, on a more prosaic note, withdraw cash from ATMs. A cruise along the Irrawaddy, where golden stupas punctuate the riverbanks, features villages so peaceful that many have no souvenirs for sale. Bagan, however, and its persistent hawkers is a peek into the not-so-distant future.

Get Roadtrip Ready: The Simple Car Safety Checks You Can Do At Home

Get Roadtrip Ready: The Simple Car Safety Checks You Can Do At Home

If there's a finer place on the planet than Australia during our sultry, salty summer, we're yet to find it. Even our coldest states (we're looking at you, Tasmania) have thawed and the sun is shining brilliant bright across the country.

And summer in Australia can only mean one thing: it's roadtrip season, and millions of us load up our cars and head north (or south, or anywhere) in search of quiet beaches or unspoiled campsites where we can while away the balmy evenings with a barbecue and a backyard cricket set.

10 Key Travel Tips You Need To Know

10 Key Travel Tips You Need To Know
Hang on a moment. Before turning that overseas daydream into flight and hotel bookings, there's one date you really must check. Dig out the passport and examine its expiry date. This might sound like a no-brainer but many a high-flying globetrotter has had holiday plans dashed because of insufficient passport validity. Many countries require visitors to carry a passport with at least six months' validity beyond their planned stay. Remember, too, to double-check if a visa is required for the destination.

Five Things You Need To Know About Your Car

Five Things You Need To Know About Your Car
The modern car is an almost willfully confusing creation. For a start, the engine bay is filled with things that seemed to have been translated from some distant Klingon dialect ("your tooth ring has issues, and it's wreaking havoc on your float chamber and water jacket" is a sentence you could genuinely hear in a mechanic's workshop). And that's not even including the parts that sound like your car is hurling 1980s-era insults at you (dipstick, anyone?).

6 Relaxation Techniques That Take Less Than 10 Minutes Each

And actually work.

6 Relaxation Techniques That Take Less Than 10 Minutes Each
In today's 24-7 world of smartphones and overflowing inboxes, it's even more important to learn how to relax -- for your health and well-being. While stress can be great in small doses, we know feeling depleted and frazzled can have a knock-on effect on decision-making, quality of relationships and physical health. And though taking time for a session at your local spa or yoga studio is great in theory, nipping to a class in between meetings or before picking the kids up from school can seem like just one more thing to fit in, right? But learning to diffuse tension and feel more self-assured doesn't need to take hours. Below are six stress-busting techniques that you can do solo in a matter of minutes.