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. Contact: LinkedIn Email

ALL ARTICLES FROM Ben Hocking

Technology News
Apple will finally let you fix your own phone, but there's a catch

Apple will finally let you fix your own phone, but there's a catch

Apple has announced it will sell parts and tools so you can repair your own phone.

Brain health
The highs and lows of Alzheimer's research in 2021

The highs and lows of Alzheimer's research in 2021

Alzheimer's disease expected to impact more than one million Australians by 2058.

Disability Support Pension
How does an inheritance affect the Disability Support Pension?

How does an inheritance affect the Disability Support Pension?

The rules and what you need to know if you have been left a bequest.

Destinations
The top five destinations based on what you read in 2021

The top five destinations based on what you read in 2021

Another year with limited travel options saw Australian destinations dominate.

Brain health
Cataract surgery linked with lessened dementia risk

Cataract surgery linked with lessened dementia risk

Evidence suggests that you shouldn't delay getting crucial cataract surgery.

Finance
Eight rules about returning products that you need to know

Eight rules about returning products that you need to know

Returns policies and retail porkies.

Nutrition
More people choose healthy options when these are listed first

More people choose healthy options when these are listed first

Women are 30-40 per cent more likely to order healthy food listed at the top of a menu.

Scams
Are older people more likely to fall for COVID scams?

Are older people more likely to fall for COVID scams?

Contrary to popular depictions of older adults, they are less likely to fall for COVID scams.

Nutrition
What is making you constipated?

What is making you constipated?

If you've had fewer than three bowel movements in a week, or your stools are hard, you're most

COVID-19
Omicron fears see some restrictions reintroduced

Omicron fears see some restrictions reintroduced

Modelling predicts 200,000 Australians could contract the virus every day by January.

Finance News
Experts advising people to avoid loyalty programs

Experts advising people to avoid loyalty programs

Do you know what rewards card operators are doing with your data? You might be surprised.

Centrelink – Services Australia
Centrelink Q&A: How is overseas property assessed?

Centrelink Q&A: How is overseas property assessed?

Maria has property in Spain that she is unable to sell.

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