Ben Hocking

About Author
Ben has a history of working in online publishing for over a decade, but remarkably holds stubbornly by his decision not to own a mobile a phone. A journalist for 20 years, Ben is just as happy at home with a good book or out watching the footy with his two girls.




Another vaccine ruled out as second blood clot case emerges

Australia rules out using Johnson & Johnson vaccine to replace AstraZeneca.


Four tell-tale signs that you may have a blood clot

We explain the common warning signs and when you should consult a doctor.

Finance News

How much you can save on electricity in your home state

Electricity prices have fallen almost 9 per cent since the middle of last year.


Travel SOS: When will cruising restart in Australia?

Miriam is keen to know if cruising may start earlier than expected.

Solo Travel

Travel guru predicts increased wanderlust in post-COVID world

Lockdowns and border closures have fuelled the desire to travel.

Health news

Science finds cocoa could protect the heart when stressed

Blood vessels function better during mental stress when people are given a cocoa drink.

Men's Health

Do you know the difference between men's health myth and reality?

Do you think hats cause baldness or beer is responsible for a beer gut?


Australia in war of words with EU over vaccine shipments

EU denies claims it is blocking the supply of COVID vaccines to Australia.

Superannuation News

Retirement funds scheduled for $100,000 boost from 1 July

ATO confirms increases to a number of superannuation key rates and thresholds.

Travel News

Ardern announces trans-Tasman travel bubble start date

Two-way trans-Tasman bubble will begin at 11.59pm on 18 April.

Superannuation News

Why your pension payments may be about to be halved

Sandra's pension payments are being halved and she wants to know what she can do about it.


How to keep your phone sanitised and coronavirus free

Your phone touches everything, and then makes direct contact with your face, so you want to

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