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Friday 3 May 2013
Opinion

lip top 10: homegrown female journalistic talent

Melissah Comber
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Today is World Press Freedom Day – a day I didn’t know existed until I typed ‘May 3’ into Google. Its purpose is exactly what you think it is – promotion of freedom of expression, specifically through the media. I thought today would be an appropriate day to take a look at some of our…
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Friday 19 April 2013
Opinion

lip top 10: extraordinary wartime women

Melissah Comber
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There were some extraordinary women who were a part of Australia’s wartime effort. With ANZAC Day upon us, and the media saturation of stories about the men lost at Gallipoli and Kokoda, I thought I would take a look at some women who may not have fought on the frontlines, but did a little more…
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Monday 8 April 2013
Culture Opinion

lip top 10: edible shampoo alternatives

Melissah Comber
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We’ve all been there. You’re having a casual shower and suddenly find yourself a little peckish. What is there to eat in here? Soap? No. A loofah? No. Perhaps the grout? Definitely not. Well, thanks to the ‘no shampoo’ movement, there are several natural alternatives to shampoo you can try that are, if hunger strikes…
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Friday 22 March 2013
Culture Music

lip top 10: amazing aussie songstresses

Melissah Comber
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I’ve been going on a massive new music binge of late, combining old favourites with some new discoveries. Telling you I’m doing so, but not sharing, would be a tease, so this week I’m bringing you a top 10 list of Aussie songstresses from the last ten years or so. Some you may not have…
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Friday 8 March 2013
Culture

lip top 10: days in history (or more appropriately, “herstory”)

Melissah Comber
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Happy International Women’s Day everyone! Having my column fall on this day sounds like a golden opportunity for a womanly theme, which almost makes it a shame that almost every column has some kind of womanly theme. I feel like I shot myself in the foot there. So, instead of a column listing achievements, I…
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Friday 22 February 2013
Culture Featured

lip top 10: rockin’ female detectives

Melissah Comber
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Crime fiction holds a little corner of my heart. I picked up a Linda Fairstein novel in my early teens and never looked back – Sherlock Holmes, CSI, film noir and everything in between landed on my radar, but I always found myself gravitating to the works where female characters took the lead. I don’t…
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Friday 8 February 2013
Culture Featured

lip top 10: goddesses of love

Melissah Comber
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It’s coming, guys. That one day of year where every Facebook status is either a profession of love or a profession of love for the single life. Whether you love it, hate it or couldn’t give a flying hoot either way, you’re going to be hearing a lot about St. Valentine, Aphrodite and Venus on…
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Friday 25 January 2013
Culture Featured

lip top 10: musical adaptations

Melissah Comber
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I confess – I love a good a musical. Actually, not just the good ones. I love them all, even the god awful Rocky Horror Picture Show sequel, Shock Treatment. I can’t sing and I can’t dance, yet all I want to do is be Liza Minelli belting my lungs out in Cabaret. So, I…
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Friday 11 January 2013
Culture Featured

lip top 10: unwanted christmas presents

Melissah Comber
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Christmas is over, you’ve rung in the new year, and now that the holiday buzz is wearing off you’re looking at a stack of unwanted gifts. While basking in the glow of hot summer days and beer that bathbomb making kit seemed like a bit of fun, but now that you’re back at work all…
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Monday 31 December 2012
Culture Featured

lip top 10: international new year traditions

Melissah Comber
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Happy New Year everyone! Sick of the traditional drinking, fireworks and Auld Lang Syne-ing, or the less traditional passing out, missing the fireworks and drunkendialling? Spice up your celebrations this New Year by incorporating some international traditions into your revelry. 1. Go First-Footing In Scottish folklore, the first-foot is the first person to cross the…
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Friday 14 December 2012
Culture Featured

lip top 10: christmas stories to lose yourself in

Melissah Comber
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Happy Holidays! Christmas is almost here and I’m getting into the spirit. So stop fighting people for parks at shopping centres and turn off that Christmas movie with Jonathon Taylor Thomas, because I have some Christmas stories for you to get lost in. 1. A Christmas Carol I would be a bit of a Scrooge…
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Friday 30 November 2012
Culture Featured

lip top 10: prime ministers’ spouses

Melissah Comber
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Being the spouse of the Prime Minister can be a sucky job. You are required to attend official events, host parties for people you may not even like, and are stuck in the eye of the fickle public through no choosing of your own. This fortnight I thought I’d highlight some spouses who did a…
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Friday 16 November 2012
Culture

lip top 10: unnecessary feminine products

Melissah Comber
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Sometimes I think that there just aren’t enough products out there made for our lady parts. I mean, pads, tampons, bras, wax, lubricants, butt lifters and nipple tassels don’t quite cut it. I know you all feel the same way about this too, which is why this fortnight I have compiled a list of unnecessary…
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Friday 2 November 2012
Culture Featured

lip top 10: guinness world record-breaking ladies

Melissah Comber
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The Guinness World Records celebrate the people who are the best in their field, whether it be a result of genetics, sheer hard work, or doing something a little odd. It’s these oddities we are celebrating this fortnight, with these ladies who are the best in their fields, however obscure they may be. 1. Longest…
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