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Simon Downes

Simon Downes Simon Downes is Canstar Blue's Editor-in-Chief and consumer affairs journalist, specialising in the energy and telco industries, while also covering all things retail and FMCG. With a decade of newsroom experience under his belt, he’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed decisions, especially when it comes to household bills. Simon was one of the first journalists to raise awareness of the unscrupulous tactics of some energy retailers which eventually resulted in major industry reforms and the introduction of new default pricing, and continues to highlight the potential pitfalls consumers face in a still confusing market.


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The rise and shine of Generation Yawn

Posted by January 25th 2018

Research suggests that the use of electronic gadgets before going to bed is having a detrimental effect on the quality of your sleep.




What keeps us motivated to go to the gym?

Posted by July 15th 2015

We have been crunching the fitness facts and found, for many, going to the gym isn’t all about improving appearance, losing weight or pumping iron.