Central Australia: The Eastern MacDonnell Ranges

Central Australia: The Eastern MacDonnell Ranges The rugged ridges of the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges stretch east from the outback Central Australian town of Alice Springs for some 200 kilometres, and are every bit as picturesque as the better known West MacDonnell Ranges. The ranges are home a spectacular array of natural features and landscapes, all within an easy hour or two from Alice Springs by car. Access to the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges is via the Ross Highway east from Alice Springs. The road is sealed for the first 75 kilometres, with an unsealed road continuing to the Ross River Homestead and Arltunga. The unsealed road is maintained in good condition and is suitable for two-wheel-drive vehicles and caravans. Many tracks …

Famous Motorcycle Manufacturers

Famous Motorcycle Manufacturers The motorcycling community has a host of subcultures that range from the brusque image of the bikers riding cruisers and choppers to the stylish ones who prefer the smaller motor scooters. But aside from the love of a particular type of bike, there are also those who prefer a specific brand over another. Here are some of the well-known motorcycle manufacturers that have gained fame because of their performance, class and significance in history. 1. Indian – was the oldest motorcycle brand in the United States until it ceased production in the 1950s. It was also the biggest motorcycle manufacturer in the world until the First World War. At the peak of its production, it was making …

What Causes Mental Illness?

What Causes Mental Illness? (NC)-Lots of myths surround mental illness. For instance, many still think that it’s something that can be cured simply by ‘toughening up’ or by adopting a better outlook on life. In fact, mental illness is not caused by ‘moral’ weakness, and it’s clearly not something that people ‘choose’ to have. Mental illness is a diagnosable illness that requires treatment, just like diabetes. While the causes of mental illness are not well understood, most research suggests that it results from a chemical disturbance in the brain. Many factors may contribute to this: heredity, genetics, stress, recreational drug use may all contribute to the onset of mental illness. Although research is still in its infancy, there now exist …

Make Time For Family Meals

Make Time For Family Meals Whether it is running around to participate in after school activities or putting in overtime at work, a big challenge that families face is balancing the demands on their time. The slow-paced family dinners of past generations seem almost impossible in today’s fast-paced society. Making family dinner a priority is not easy, but the long-term benefits are well worth the effort. A family dinner offers a natural forum that fosters togetherness. It can become the highlight of the day and a way to build pleasant family memories. This time together can also give family members a chance to share their lives and to receive encouragement and support. A great way to get the family excited …