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Renee Olsson

Switch coffee for hot chocolate and winter for summer, and that’s Renee. When she’s not glued to the cinema screen, she’s arguing with her fictional characters (it’s a love-hate relationship).

Renee studied Creative and Professional Writing and Journalism at QUT and is passionate about inciting positive change through the written word.

Stories by Renee Olsson

31 May 2021 11:26

10 unique ways to commute worldwide

Written by Renee Olsson

Some communities around the world don't commute to work using everyday highways or taking the average bus. We've explored some of the most unique work commutes around the world, from hovering across the ocean to roads that vanish twice daily.

26 May 2021 15:34

Unconventional health treatments

Written by Renee Olsson

From sitting inside a rotting whale’s carcass to drinking radium tonics, find out which health treatments from the past are deemed most unconventional… and if they play any part in modern medicine today!

27 Aug 2020 12:46

7 anticlimactic cases of mass hysteria

Written by Renee Olsson

From a fake alien invasion to the Y2K bug, we break down 7 cases of mass panic that turned out just fine in the end.

7 Aug 2020 15:04

Dental costs & COVID-19: ‘Perfect storm’ for Aussies’ teeth

Written by Renee Olsson

Dental costs and COVID-19 pose a worrying mix for Aussies’ oral health, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA). Read more.

31 Jul 2020 15:12

Exercising pre & post-partum

Written by Renee Olsson

Whether you're expecting your bundle of joy, or have already welcomed them to the world, check out the experts' insights into exercising during pregnancy & postpartum.

29 Jul 2020 16:22

Australia’s obesity ranking remains high, quarantine worsens habits

Written by Renee Olsson

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2020 report revealed Australia’s obesity ranking is still high, & quarantine has worsened some habits. Discover how this can impact Aussies & what’s being done.

16 Jun 2020 14:28

What if you could ride a 1,000 km/h train?

Written by Renee Olsson

We crunched the numbers to discover how a 1,000km/h (621.37mph) high-speed train may cut down future travel times

11 Dec 2019 09:06

Don’t rely on the Default Market Offer as the best deal on your electricity plan

Written by Renee Olsson

Discover how the Default Market Offer could save you money on your electricity bill - and why you shouldn't solely rely on this new pricing model to get a great deal.

friends hiking travel rewards card

11 Mar 2019 15:59

6 top ways to hack your credit card rewards

Written by Renee Olsson

Discover the top credit card reward hacks to get the most out of your budget. You could earn air miles, cash back, or discounts from your everyday spending!

14 Nov 2018 05:00

My Health Record: Are you opting out?

Written by Renee Olsson

We’ve broken down what you should know about the Australian Government’s My Health Record, including its argued pros, cons & potential security issues, so you can make an informed decision on whether you’ll opt in or out by 15 October 2018. Read more.

Lab grown meat concept petri dish steak

31 Oct 2018 16:22

Lab-grown meat: would you eat a slaughter-free steak?

Written by Renee Olsson

Would you dare eat a lab-grown steak? Lab-grown beef, poultry & seafood are coming to plates soon. Compare the Market breaks down how technicians are growing this petri-dish, slaughter-free alternative to farmed animals, as well as its argued health & environmental benefits. Read more.

Dog and woman playing biting nose

3 Oct 2018 08:10

How to comfort your pet this storm season

Written by Renee Olsson

Discover how you can comfort your pet and deal with their storm anxiety during bad weather. From pet swaddling and desensitisation to distraction and cozy nooks, these tips and tricks can help keep your best friend calm and reassured during storm season.

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