The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-11-11T00:23:31Z Over half of Australians are deficient in magnesium 2019-11-11T00:23:31Z over-half-of-australians-are-deficient-in-magnesium Over half of Australians are not meeting their magnesium requirements* due to poor diet and going about their day unaware, suffering symptoms that are not easily recognisable. Magnesium is essential to our body functions, so Australians need to ensure they’re getting enough to avoid health risks for present and future life. Thankfully, adding magnesium to your diet is easy thanks to ¼ cup of cashews, or even one 300ml bottle of a “better-for-you” drink! Everyone has probably heard of magnesium before, but what actually is it and why do we need it? One of Australia’s leading Dietitians and Nutritionists, Rebecca Gawthorne explains, “Magnesium is an essential mineral that acts as a co-factor for more than 300 enzyme systems in our body. It is needed for protein synthesis, regulating hormones, nerve and muscle functioning, blood pressure control, blood sugar regulation, DNA synthesis and immune health.” The estimated average requirement (EAR) of magnesium for adults is 330-350mg/day for men and 255-265mg/day for women. Rebecca explains the importance of magnesium in energy production, “Magnesium also plays a vital role in both aerobic and anaerobic energy production! Our bodies require magnesium to synthesise adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is an energy carrying molecule that captures chemical energy from the breakdown of food molecules and then releases it to fuel the processes that occur in our body’s cells.” “Hence magnesium is essential for making us feel energetic! If you are constantly feeling, tired, fatigued and lacking energy, there is a possibility that you may be low in magnesium,” says Rebecca. If adults are not meeting the recommended dietary intake of magnesium, they may become deficient in magnesium. Common symptoms of magnesium deficiency include: Fatigue Muscle cramps and spasms Poor sleep Headaches and migraines Nausea Loss of appetite High blood pressure Heart arrhythmia Osteoporosis Depression Rebecca explains how magnesium is widely distributed in the food supply in both plant and animal foods, “Most green vegetables, legumes (lentils, peas, beans), nuts and seeds are rich in magnesium, as are some shellfish, spices and salmon. Many unrefined grains and cereals are also sources of magnesium, along with magnesium fortified foods, drinks and supplements like Level Lemonade; a low sugar soft-drink that is fortified with magnesium.” Rebecca’s top recommended sources of magnesium and their magnesium content: Cashews ~ 90mg per 1/4 cup Brazil nuts ~ 130mg per 1/4 cup Spinach ~ 150mg per 1 cup, cooked Oats ~ 60mg per 30g Legumes ~ 120mg per 1 cup, cooked Pumpkin seeds ~ 180mg per 1/4 cup Soy Milk ~ 61mg per cup Salmon ~ 53mg per 180g Tofu ~ 50mg per 100g Level Lemonade 160mg per 300ml bottle “If you’re unsure whether you are hitting your magnesium targets or are experiencing any of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency, always consult your GP and Dietitian,” adds Rebecca. Level Lemonade, the new “better for you” soft-drink range taking lemonade to a new level, is now available nationally at Caltex and selected Ezy Marts in three flavours; Original Lemon, Lemon&Orange and Lemon&Pineapple. RRP $3.85 per 300ml bottle. www.level-lemonade.com @levellemonade #levellemonade *Health Direct, last reviewed December 2018: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/foods-high-in-magnesium JURA celebrates the renewal of its contract with Roger Federer 2019-11-11T00:09:50Z jura-celebrates-the-renewal-of-its-contract-with-roger-federer JURA, an innovation leader in the field of automatic speciality coffee machines, is thrilled to announce that the contract with Roger Federer will be extended for another five years. The collaboration between JURA and Roger Federer was first established in 2006 and since then there has been many milestones, including the fact Roger has started drinking a Flat White, the coffee specialty originating from Australia. George Liakatos, JURA Australia’s General Manager said, “It’s the perfect alignment as Roger Federer and JURA both represent the same values; Swiss quality, hard work, precision, reliability, elegance and the pursuit of perfection. Here in Australia, we are pleased to be working with the man himself an additional five years as our global brand ambassador. We’re also thrilled he loves our Australian favourite, the Flat White!” To mark the renewal of the contract, a new communications campaign with Roger Federer has been released with the same message that has been unchanged since 2013: speciality coffees – freshly ground, not capsuled. The campaign revolves around charming stories from Roger Federer’s everyday life. Recognised as a star around the world, he can now call anywhere on the planet his home. The one thing Roger needs wherever he goes, however, is his JURA coffee machine. If only he could always find freshly roasted coffee beans… Luckily, he can call on good friends and neighbours to help him out wherever he happens to be – from New York and Shanghai to the Swiss mountains. As connoisseurs of great coffee, they’re happy to help Roger Federer out. The short, entertaining adverts were given their world première at a glamorous event attended by Roger Federer and the JURA staff, which took place at the company’s headquarters in Niederbuchsiten, Solothurn, Switzerland. At the same event, Roger Federer ceremonially unveiled his ‘twin’, coming face to face with him for the first time. He was both fascinated and delighted to see his likeness. The first lifelike 3D figure of Roger Federer in the world is a new feature of the Roger Federer Walk of Fame. It is on display now at JURA World of Coffee in Switzerland, where it can be visited and marvelled at by members of the public. There’s even an opportunity to take a souvenir photo with ‘King Roger’. “It’s an honour to have such a respectable and talented man as Roger partnering with our brand. We have some very exciting plans ahead for the Australian market in 2020 and beyond. Stay tuned!” added George. Encompassing the expert knowledge and experience gained from 25 years in business, the latest range from JURA is available from selected electrical retailers, department stores and independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. au.jura.com dermaviduals: the importance of a daily dose of SPF 2019-11-10T23:44:04Z dermaviduals-the-importance-of-a-daily-dose-of-spf The Australian summer is synonymous with sun, surf, and sea, and it should always also be associated with SPF. With sunburn a marker of exposure to harmful levels of UV radiation, a history of sunburn is associated with increased melanoma risk*. This summer, protect your skin from the inside out with dermaviduals’ Suncream SPF 15, formulated with the same skin mimicking technology, Derma Membrane Structure (DMS) found throughout the dermaviduals range. Yes, SPF 15! Don’t underestimate the power of applying a skin loving and mimicking cream that contains renowned DMS – skin protection contributing to skin health – unbeatable! Simone Vescio, Managing Director of dermaviduals Australasia says, “Australians are becoming more educated in understanding the benefits and efficacy of applying a topical SPF cream on a daily basis. It’s not just about applying an SPF when you’re on holidays or spending the day at the beach. Incidental sun damage can occur on the drive to work, dropping the kids to school and even sitting at your desk. It’s time to get proactive and make applying an SPF 15 to your skin a part of your morning routine all year round. Now is the time to start this a great habit.” The dermaviduals Suncream SPF 15 is formulated to protect the skin from UVA and UVB-radiation, and acts the first line of defence against the often-harsh Australian sun. It is a fast penetrating matte cream which is effective in protecting face and body, and contains DMS components and sun protection filters against UVA- and UVB-radiation. Confused about when to use an SPF 15, 30 or 50? Rebecca Miller, dermaviduals expert skin therapist and founder of the La Bella Medispa Group explains, “It’s not always about jumping in at the highest number you can find. Different levels of SPF have a purpose for different occasions. I suggest for daily protection, use an SPF 15 under your foundation as part of your morning skincare routine. For those summer days at the beach or by the pool opt for a higher SPF rating such as 30+ or even 50+.” Users of the dermaviduals Suncream SPF 15 should apply the cream before the skin is exposed to the sun and let it absorb into the skin. It is recommended to reapply the cream on the dry skin after sweating or after swimming. Also, reapply cream regularly throughout the day to maintain protection levels. dermaviduals Suncream SPF 15 is available now from dermaviduals clinics across Australia at an RRP of $55. About dermaviduals: Made with pure, natural ingredients, all dermaviduals products are free from emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, dyes and amines, so you can be sure there are no nasties in your skin care routine. dermaviduals is now available in over 300 clinics across Australia and New Zealand. The range includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, and bespoke mineral makeup. * source: Cancer Council Australia www.dermaviduals.com.au @dermaviduals #dermaviduals Shella Martin announced as THE MAGAP 2019 Makeup Artist of the Year 2019-11-04T03:00:17Z shella-martin-announced-as-the-magap-2019-makeup-artist-of-the-year Last night, makeup artists across Australia gathered together at the annual Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific (MAGAP) awards, where Shella Martin was announced as the 2019 Makeup Artist of the Year. Created by industry innovator, Melanie Burnicle, the MAGAP awards were launched in 2018 to be the premier awards platform specifically designed for the makeup industry. 2019 Makeup Artist of the Year, Shella Martin, says, “My journey started as a little girl collecting hundreds of magazine cut outs of make up images and continues with yesterday’s honour of being awarded five Makeup Artist Guild awards. “Although I constantly strive to innovate and learn, in this world we stand on the shoulders of all those who have supported us - including my fellow nominees, family, friends and industry partners,” said Shella. Melanie Burnicle, Founder and Director of the MAGAP, who will herself be heading to the prestigious Stevie Awards in NYC this month where she is a finalise for both the Global and Asia, Australian and New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year express the importance of recognition, “I am so passionate about our industry and I felt there was a need for a sense of community and unity amongst artists, so what better way than to get us all together to hold an awards night and celebrate our country’s finest talent.” Winning Makeup Artist of the Year isn’t a simple feat. To be selected as a finalist to take out the overall award, each makeup artist needed to be named a finalist in three categories. Then, all finalists were independently assessed by an international judging panel made up of international superstars, global agents, artists, creatives and industry figureheads. Featuring a total of 70 finalists across the 24 categories, the 2019 MAGAP award winners list includes: STUDENT MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – TAYLOR DE GRUCHY MAKEUP DIRECTION TVC / MUSIC VIDEO - SHELLA MARTIN EVENT & BRIDAL MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – SARAH LAIDLAW CREATIVE MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – CHEREINE WADDELL MAKEUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR – SHELLA MARTIN EDITORIAL MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR - SHELLA MARTIN MAKEUP TEAM OF THE YEAR – MAKEUP DIRECTOR HAYLEY DUTTON FOR COVERGIRL MAKEUP VLOGGER OF THE YEAR – BONNIE GILLIES OZ BEAUTY EXPERT NEW FORCE MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – TRI-AHN NGUYEN MAKEUP ACCESSORIES BRAND OF THE YEAR – KATKIT ROAD MAKEUP BRAND OF THE YEAR – MODELROCK CHARACTER MAKEUP DESIGN OF THE YEAR – LUCY WOOLFMAN HALL OF FAME 2019 – JOSY KNOWLAND MACRO MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – CLARE MAC EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR – CARMELLE WATKINS EDUCATION BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – CAMERON JANE MAKEUP DESIGN MAKEUP SHOT OF THE YEAR – JULIA GREEN BEAUTY MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – KATRINA RAFTERY ACT/SA/TAS MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – ALEKSANDRA PINNERI WA/NT MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – CLARE MAC QLD MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – JO SPRING VIC MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – SHELLA MARTIN NSW MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – SARAH LAIDLAW AUSTRALIAN MAKEUP ARTIST OF YEAR – SHELLA MARTIN About The MAGAP: The Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific (The MAGAP) is the home to unite, nurture and empower makeup artists. They are the trusted voice for the makeup community, striving to unite all genres of makeup artists in the Asia Pacific region. Based on the belief that unity grants us strength as an industry enabling us to move the forward together, Melanie has created a community including all genres of makeup artists. www.themagap.com For further information, high res images or to set up and interview with Melanie or Shella, contact 360 PR: (02) 9571 4448. Summer feet heroes for 2019 2019-10-31T01:14:36Z summer-feet-heroes-for-2019 With the warmer months fast approaching, having comfortable and supportive footwear is crucial to enjoying the sunny outdoors, but we also want to feel confident strutting bare feet around for everyone to see! Two genius innovations from McGloins Supertex are here to save you the hassle and stress this summer. Unfortunately, winter can leave our heels cracked and dry which is unpleasant. BodyPlus Skin Oil is the ultimate hack when it comes to feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin as the weather heats up. The key to taking care of dry skin on heels is to replace moisture that has been lost, BodyPlus Skin Oil is packed with all the essentials that lock in moisture and promote hydration for a smoother complexion. This gem of an oil helps repair and rejuvenate the skin’s natural defence barrier to protect the skin and increase moisture retention, which means it is great for cracked heels. This means you can wear your Archline Thongs without any insecurities. Archline Thongs are lightweight, flexible and supportive – the perfect way to keep feet comfortable, supported and healthy this summer. BodyPlus Skin Oil RRP $19.95 | Stockist: Chemist Warehouse BodyPlus Skin Oil is a skin protectant enriched with ceramides, which encourage skin cells to bond, forming a protective barrier from external irritants that leaves your skin hydrated and maintains elasticity. Unlike other brands, BodyPlus Skin Oil doesn’t leave a greasy layer on your skin but rather absorbs into the skin, allowing for deeper nourishment and hydration. Archline Orthotic Thongs RRP $34.95 per pair | Stockist: www.mstx.com.au Archline’s supportive footcare range feature special Balance Technology to align the body’s natural foundation, support and relieve foot pain and to keep you moving for longer. Archline products provide relief for foot conditions such as flat feet, plantar fasciitis, heel pain and other foot pain. www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au Social Handles: @bodyplusau & @archline Ayre Listing: 1/127 Point Street, Pyrmont 2019-10-24T06:21:46Z ayre-listing-1-127-point-street-pyrmont X New La Mav Marula Face Cleansing Oil 2019-10-21T22:17:30Z new-la-mav-marula-face-cleansing-oil Introducing La Mav Marula Face Cleansing Oil, a purifying blend of natural oils that cleanses the skin and gently dissolves makeup and impurities to reveal a clear, radiant complexion. The nourishing, antioxidant-rich formula enhances skin’s natural repair and keeps the lipid barrier intact, restoring moisture balance for a healthy glow and is available now at lamav.com. Dr Tarj Mavi, creator and founder of La Mav Organic Skin Science says, “I have been using my own secret oil cleansing formula for years at home, and I feel now is the perfect time to share it with the masses. As consumers expectation change, as a brand we need to adapt and provide innovative products that are not only on trend but deliver on their claims. I believe our new cleansing oil will do just that.” Oil cleansing works on the principle that oil dissolves oil. When cleansing oils are massaged into the skin, the 'good' oils work to dissolve any 'bad' oils that build up on the skin's surface and cause problems. These oily impurities include dirt, grime, makeup and oxidised sebum (which cause blackheads). The oil cleanser binds to these impurities, which are then drawn out The result? Clean skin that is soft and moisturised. Features: Marula Oil naturally rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and E, and essential fatty acids. Bergamot Oil and Peru Balm Oil cleanse and balance, while stimulating the elimination of dead skin cells Camellia and Jojoba Oil nourish and condition the skin, helping maintain optimum hydration levels Raspberry Seed Oil and Vitamin E help prevent premature ageing and maintain skin’s youthful glow, firmness and elasticity “We chose Marula Oil due to its nourishing properties to condition and repair, its ability to strengthen the skin’s natural protective barrier as well as the anti-pollution defence and anti-ageing benefits it provides the skin. Derived two sources of the African Marula tree, extracted from either the Marula Nut or the soft kernel seeds of the Marula fruit, Marula Oil truly does it all,” said Tarj. Directions for use: Apply directly to dry skin. Gently massage all over face and neck using circular motions. Rinse off with lukewarm water or cloth if preferred. The new La Mav Marula Face Cleansing Oil is available now in an 80ml airless pump at an RRP of $39.95. www.lamav.com New Plastic-Free Lip Balms by Pure Planet 2019-10-21T22:04:34Z new-plastic-free-lip-balms-by-pure-planet Pure Planet Club, the creators of Australia’s leading plastic-free toilet paper, have today announced the launch of their organic, plastic free and recyclable packaged collection of lips balms. Christina Kjaergaard, Commercial Manager at Pure Planet Club says, “We are thrilled to be expanding our product range to enable further change in Australian homes, extending to the beauty category. Every bit we do makes a difference and thankfully now there is no reason to add to the ever-growing issue of landfill around the world when it comes to the consumption of lip balms. Stay tuned, we also have more to come.” The new lip balms contain shea and cocoa butter, beeswax, sunflower oil and antioxidant rich vitamin E to moisturise and hydrate the skin. Available in four flavours, the new products are encased in handcrafted, plastic free, compostable packing, made from 100% uncoated PCW paper. The launch collection of Pure Planet Club’s lip balms include: Pure Planet Club Lip Balm – Natural Pure Planet Club Lip Balm – Mint Pure Planet Club Lip Balm – Raspberry Pure Planet Club Lip Balm - Vanilla Pure Planet Club’s lip balms are all: USDA Certified Organic Plastic free with compostable packaging (Made from 100% uncoated PCW paper) Cruelty free Contain no aluminium, parabens, artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners Gluten free New Pure Planet Club lips balms are available in packs of three at RRP $30.00, delivered to your door. On sale from mid-November from www.pureplanet.com.au. About Pure Planet Club: Pure Planet Club are the creators of tree-free and plastic-free toilet paper, household and beauty products. Their mission to save the planet by keeping our forests green and oceans clean began in 2017 with their eco toilet paper, made from bamboo and sugarcane waste. In 2019 they launched their first beauty products including organic and plastic free lip balms and deodorants. pureplanet.com.au Haggus and Stookles: Providing Practical Solutions for Parents and Children 2019-10-21T04:27:23Z haggus-and-stookles-providing-practical-solutions-for-parents-and-children It’s a fact of life – children can be messy. Haggus and Stookles products are designed to make life easier by minimizing messes and facilitating clean-up. It’s an especially important aspect in busy lives that can involve potty training, school, and any type of travel. Toilet training is a milestone for children and Haggus and Stookles has a variety of toilet training products Australia to accommodate any lifestyle, facilitate the process and make clean-up a breeze without changing daily routines. The company offers training seats and portable potties, along with waterproof bedding and wet/dry bags for comfort and convenience. Daytime training pants are also available. For older children attending school, the company’s insulated lunch boxes feature bright and colorful designs that make lunch fun and clean-up easy. The lunch boxes Australia are available in multiple styles and are equally appropriate for a visit to the park. They’re insulated, lead free and have no BPAs or phthalates for safety. School books receive a lot of wear and tear as they’re transported back and forth between school and home. The school book covers at Haggus and Stookles are scrap book size and can be trimmed to accommodate multiple sizes. Created from non-toxic PVC, they’re highly durable and slip easily on any book. A thermos has become an essential in every parent’s must-have take-along items. They offer safety, hygiene, and convenience but even the best made device can experience problems, but there’s no need to purchase an entirely new thermos. Haggus and Stookles offer an extensive range of thermos replacement parts Australia encompassing lids, straws, and gaskets to maintain them in ideal working condition. It can be difficult for parents to find the affordable high-quality children’s products they desire. Haggus and Stookles specializes in a wide range of items specifically designed to help make life easier whether individuals are at home, traveling, or just relaxing and enjoying the day. ### About Haggus and Stookles The primary purpose at Haggus and Stookles is to offer customers a wide range of quality, tried, and tested products that will make life easier with kids. Our range is perfect for babies, kindy and school-age children. We know the need for good quality and functional products to handle situations that we are faced with every day while experiencing the world with our children. We have searched Australia and the world to find the products that make your life easier. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. Media Contact Haggus and Stookles Cedric Chester - Owner Phone: 1300 020 000 15-17 Hutton Court, Stawell, VIC 3380 Website: www.haggusandstookles.com.au The Genius Sunburn Hack 2019-10-17T21:17:57Z the-genius-sunburn-hack With the warmer weather fast approaching, more time is being spent outdoors in the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can lead to sunburn. With BodyPlus Skin Oil you can help to relieve burns, prevent and reduce peeling and redness with the use of one genius body oil. BodyPlus Skin Oil is the ultimate sunburn hack; it helps repair and rejuvenate the skin’s natural defence barrier to protect the skin and increase moisture retention. CEO of McGloins Supertex, Nick Barnes says, “BodyPlus Skin Oil is formulated with Ceramide and Vitamin E, the essential nutrients when it comes to preventing and treating sunburn. BodyPlus Skin Oil will help relieve the burning sensation from sunburn and can prevent your skin from peeling if applied regularly in the healing process.” Ceramide and Vitamin E provide the essential nutrients to lock in moisture and promote hydration for a smoother complexion which is vital in the skin’s rejuvenation after damaging sun exposure. BodyPlus Skin Oil doesn’t leave a greasy layer on your skin but rather absorbs into the skin, allowing for deeper nourishment and hydration. Simply massage BodyPlus Skin Oil in a circular motion on the affected sunburnt area. For optimal results, it is recommended to apply BodyPlus Skin Oil twice daily to allow for intense hydration to safely treat burns and delicate, healing skin and to further prevent and reduce the chance of peeling. BodyPlus Skin Oil has numerous other key benefits including: Everyday moisturiser Safely treats stretch marks Treats sunburn Lightens dark spots Heals drying fingernails Reverses premature skin aging Acts as cleansing agent Soothes pain from cold sores Suitable for men and women of all ages Helps to treat eczema High in Vitamin E and Ceramides, use BodyPlus Skin Oil as an intensive face and body moisturiser, bath oil or after sun treatment. BodyPlus Skin Oil is available for RRP $19.95 at selected pharmacies or online: www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au @bodyplusau Get party ready with L’Action Paris essentials 2019-10-17T02:50:45Z get-party-ready-with-laction-paris-essentials With the warmer months coming up, party season is nearly here and L’Action has you covered with its party prep essentials to prepare your skin to look fabulous all season long. Marketing Coordinator of McGloins Supertex, Shima Shahbazi says, “When summer comes and Christmas parties start, it’s important we remember to look after our skin and not leave it as our last priority. It’s best to get in early, start the prep now to revive your skin from the cooler months and put your best self forward! We also need to remember to drink enough water and try to get eight hours sleep on nights where you can.” L’Action Paris – Youth Boosting Night Mask – RRP $4.95 Get plumper, revitalised skin overnight thanks to our youth-boosting night mask. Enriched with soothing, antioxidant cranberry oil and anti-inflammatory spirulina extract renowned for its anti-ageing properties, this mask gives skin a real anti-ageing boost! The hyaluronic acid contained in its innovative formula ensures skin stays moisturised and supple. Apply a thin layer in the evening and rinse off in the morning and say hello to fresh, glowing skin! L’Action Paris – Soft Lip Scrub – RRP $19.95 Gently exfoliate your lips with this gourmet scrub as sugar crystals effectively exfoliate the skin on your lips. Enriched with soothing and nourishing argan butter, almond butter and jojoba oil, this scrub leaves lips soft, smooth and plumped. Its slanted applicator allows you to easily apply the scrub directly to your lips using a gentle rotating motion. The sugars and butters in the scrub will prepare your lips so you have perfect pouting party lips! L’Action Paris – Eye Bag Minimiser – RRP $16.95 Made with plant extracts derived from the pea, the Eye Bag Minimiser produces an instant toning effect. Combined with medicating green tea and Ginkgo Biloba, this cream will lessen the appearance of tired eyes and bags under the yes. Its natural active compounds will help to remodel the area around the eye as well as dark rings and clear bags within a few weeks. Eyes will appear brighter and the skin softer and firmer. It is recommended to take a small amount of the cream onto a clean finger and gently rub over the contour of the eye so the skin fully absorbs the product. About L’Action Paris: Currently sold in over 40 countries on four continents around the world, there are over 50 different products that are available in Australia. All products in the collection include natural active ingredients, are developed in their Paris laboratory, are dermatologically tested and are NOT tested on animals. L’Action Paris is available online: www.mcgloins-supertex.com.au @lactionparis_au JURA celebrates 25 years of expertise in automatic coffee machines 2019-10-16T21:40:36Z jura-celebrates-25-years-of-expertise-in-automatic-coffee-machines X Wash Your Hands! The Wiggles & Unicef Australia release a 'Handwashing Song' & video to celebrate #GlobalHandwashingDay ! 2019-10-14T22:01:25Z wash-your-hands-the-wiggles-amp-unicef-australia-release-a-handwashing-song-amp-video-to-celebrate-globalhandwashingday   Wash Your Hands! The Wiggles and UNICEF Australia release a ‘Handwashing Song’ and video to help children stay healthy   SYDNEY, 15 October 2019: The Wiggles and UNICEF Australia have released a new song, ‘Handwashing Song’, and accompanying video to teach children how to wash their hands – view it here: https://youtu.be/DJD9zPv2NmM   Written and sung by The Wiggles, the song seeks to motivate millions of children around the world to make washing their hands with soap a simple and enjoyable habit before eating food and after touching animals or going to the toilet. The new song is being released for Global Handwashing Day, today, for which the theme is “Clean Hands for All”.   As Ambassadors for UNICEF Australia, The Wiggles want to help raise awareness that handwashing with soap is an easy, effective and affordable way to prevent illness and diseases, and save lives.   Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins said, "Music can make early life lessons enjoyable whilst being educational at the same time. We hope our ‘Handwashing Song’ will help to make handwashing fun for children and those caring for them and stop germs spreading to keep everyone healthy.”   Every day, around 800 children under the age of five die from preventable diseases caused by poor water, and lack of sanitation and hygiene. Washing hands with soap before eating and after using the toilet can help reduce the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases, which are a major killer of children in developing countries, by almost 50 per cent.   CEO of UNICEF Australia Tony Stuart said, “Teaching children the importance of handwashing is a critical building block in good hygiene practice that can not only create healthier futures, it can save lives.   “We love that children have participated in the ‘Handwashing Song’ video to demonstrate how to wash your hands and know that they will inspire other children to do the same.”    UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) team works in over 100 countries worldwide to improve water and sanitation, and to ensure that children practice basic hygiene including handwashing. Last year, UNICEF’s programmes helped provide 18.6 million people with access to safe drinking water and 10.8 million people with access to basic sanitation.     #####   Note to editors: To watch the ‘Handwashing Song’ video, please visit: https://youtu.be/DJD9zPv2NmM   You can listen to the ‘Handwashing Song’ online, wherever you get your music: https://abcmusic.lnk.to/handwashing   A printable copy of the lyrics is available via the following link: http://thewiggles.com.au/parents/112/hygiene/62/global-hand-washing-day-song-with-unicef-australia     For more information, please contact: Kylie Martin, The Wiggles, 0418 314 088, kylie@martini-media.com.au Nicole Lawrence, UNICEF Australia, 0419 748 324, nlawrence@unicef.org.au   About The Wiggles The Wiggles have recently celebrated 28 years of entertaining millions of fans across the globe. They now have more than 1,098,300 social media followers and have sold over 30 million CDs & DVDs and 8 million books. More than 70 CD and DVD releases later, The Wiggles have earned 18 x gold, 13 x platinum, 3 x double-platinum and 10 x multi-platinum awards for their music and DVD sales and have been awarded 13 x ARIA Awards for Best Children’s Album (making ARIA history as the most awarded ARIA winner in the one category, and being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame).   About UNICEF UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund and works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.   For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org.au   Follow UNICEF on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook     THREE IN FOUR SENIOR STUDENTS FACE ATAR ANXIETY 2019-10-09T23:36:26Z three-in-four-senior-students-face-atar-anxiety Sydney, Australia, 10th October 2019: Seventy-five per cent of Australian senior students are experiencing or have experienced ATAR anxiety, according to new research from Cluey Learning. Surprisingly, over half of these students consider their parents’ ATAR anxiety to be worse than their own. The release of the research coincides with the start of Term 4, a critical time for Australian senior students. The term marks final high school exams, the transition of Year 11 students into Year 12, and the last chance for Year 10 pupils to select senior subjects, which can determine their final ATAR score. The nationwide survey of senior students* reveals that a specific ATAR score is “extremely important” to 57 per cent of pupils. More than half have a particular ATAR score they wish to achieve, with 55 per cent aiming for an ATAR of 90 or above. Despite this, more than half of students believe an ATAR over 90 is “impossible”. When it comes to an ATAR under 60, over 80 per cent of students agree this score would be detrimental to their life and/or career. According to the research from Cluey Learning, over 75 per cent of students believe their ATAR will impact the rest of their life. What’s more, 25 per cent of students who are aiming for a specific ATAR score agree they are unsure what they will do if they miss out on the rank they hope for. Founder of Youth of Sydney, Ryde Young Citizen of the Year and Year 12 student Tasnia Ahmad recognises the impact of ATAR anxiety on the minds of students her age: “Your ATAR can decide your whole career so it’s a regular point of discussion for students; we share our ATAR goals with each other and even talk about the ATAR goals parents have for kids. At times it can feel like the ATAR constricts you. All your work boils down to a number which can be stressful to think about.” In response to emphasis on the admission rank, Cluey Learning has launched #ATARanxiety, a campaign encouraging students to shift focus from their final number to what can be done today. The brand will release expert tips via their blog and social channels throughout Term 4. Chief Learning Officer Dr. Selina Samuels comments: “At critical moments in education, students can feel like nothing else in the world matters except that final year or result. It’s easy to become fixated on the end and its enormity instead of the small steps to take today to allow effective learning to continue. Rather than finding ways to remove the pressure, it’s better to find ways to manage it. Learning how to best deal with stress and expectations can help build resilience. The challenge is learning how to distinguish between reasonable levels of stress and disproportionate anxiety”. When it comes to getting on top of ATAR anxiety, students expressed a number of tactics. Study was the top choice for managing ATAR anxiety followed by “ignoring it”, exercise and meditation. Over 85 per cent agreed that last minute study and help is an important part of the prep process. Despite this, over 85 per cent of students agreed that when studying alone they often have questions which they need support with. “The last few weeks before the ATAR exams can feel very lonely,” says Samuels. “Many students feel that all they can do is go over and over their notes on their own. But that kind of repetition of familiar material makes students passive learners and breeds boredom. The trick to this final study stretch is to maintain your interest and to keep finding new ways to approach the same content. A tutor can help keep your study more lively in the final stretch and ensure no question goes unanswered.” Cluey Learning is extending office hours to provide session support from 6am until 10pm (and up until midnight for eastern states) across Term 4. Cluey is ready to support the early risers and night owls, helping students’ study from wherever suits them. Free subscriptions to sleep and mindfulness app Calm will also be available as part of the #ATARanxiety campaign. Cluey matches students with expert private tutors who conduct sessions using an online platform. Features like video and audio, a virtual whiteboard and digital content results in a personalised learning experience for each student. Visit https://clueylearning.com.au/atar-anxiety/ for more information on ATAR anxiety and senior student packages. -ENDS- Additional research findings, according to Cluey Learning: 88 per cent of students will be disappointed if they don’t achieve their desired ATAR 84 per cent of students feel like the ATAR is the most important thing they will do at school The main reason for a desired ATAR is: To get into the course I want (46 per cent) It’s important for a successful career (18 per cent) I want to know I did my best (15 per cent) To make my parents / school proud (13 per cent) Bragging rights (6 per cent) Student plans for after school: Tertiary education (51 per cent) Travel (19 per cent) Learn a trade (18 per cent) Unsure (6 per cent) Other (6 per cent) NOTES TO EDITORS: *Student Edge supplied the sample for this survey conducted by Cluey Learning with 420 Year 11 and 12 students across Australia in October 2019. For interviews with Selina, a senior student or for research raw data please contact: Candice Meisels | candice@candicepr.com | 0481 369 484 About Cluey Learning: Cluey Learning offers online tutoring mapped to the Australian curriculum. Expert tutors are matched to each student. Students can follow customised lesson plans or upload their own notes and questions. Cluey Learning has helped over 3,000 students and has been rated 4.7/5 by parents and students. How to introduce a greenwall to any space in your home 2019-10-09T02:28:54Z how-to-introduce-a-greenwall-to-any-space-in-your-home Indoors or out, a greenwall in the home not only beautifies the space, it also improves the air quality, provides insulation and improves the mood of each member of the household. Mark Paul, Founder of The Greenwall Company and former Horticulturist of the Year shares his tips for greening any space in the home. “There are a few things you need to take into consideration prior to installing a greenwall in your home, whether it’s indoors or outdoors. The first is, do you currently have access to water, light and airflow. If not, is it going to be an extra cost to install plumbing, lighting or fans? Secondly, will the plants you like thrive in the space that you’ve chosen. Plant selection is key, and every space will require a different pallet design.” Mark shares his tips for each room he’s installed greenwalls and greenroofs: Outdoor Room: An outdoor greenwall can be a great way to not only hide tired/old fencing or an ugly wall, but also provide privacy from your neighbours. If planted correctly with high reaching plants in the top section of the wall, you’ll be able to create extra height and privacy without council approval. Living Room: Get back to nature indoors. Greenwalls applied to internal walls, particularly in living spaces, offer a surprisingly high level of insulation. In winter they keep the warm air in and in summer they keep the hot air out. Kitchens: The important thing about plant selection when it comes to kitchens is to opt for plants which are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Bathroom: Greenwalls in bathrooms are great for improved air quality and the removal of toxins. They are becoming more and more popular following recent TV series showing them. The Roof: A forgotten space for many. Applying a greenroof, or in our case EcoPillows to your roof will capture stormwater in addition to other benefits including, softening a hard roof surface, improved air quality and insulation. “No matter what area you’re working with, our new and improved greenwall and greenroof systems can be easily customised to fit any space, large or small,” said Mark. About The Greenwall Company: 
 The Greenwall Company is the premier producer of modular and custom designed greenwalls in Australia. An unequalled product, Greenwall can be used like cladding to produce instant ‘greenspace’ both inside and out. The system developed by Mark Paul at The Greenwall Company over approximately 30 years, presents an innovative system based on inorganic media and adjustable substrate depth that retains moisture and simulates conditions resembling natural soil. In addition, by using plants adapted to impoverished environments and seasonal drought, The Greenwall Company achieves water efficient planting that is resilient to inevitable short-term human and mechanical failures. www.greenwall.com.au