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Sunday 17 February 2013
Health

healthy bytes: quinoa 101

Ruby Mahoney
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Superfoods are the talk of the town right now, so I’m guessing you’ve heard or read about quinoa, the unpronounceable food that ‘looks like couscous but is supposed to be healthier’. Well, here’s everything you wanted to know. How do you say it? Quinoa is pronounced KEEN-WAH, and its strange name comes from a native South…
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Sunday 3 February 2013
Featured

interview: amy vee, from pozible project “fits and starts”

Ruby Mahoney
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As you may have noticed on our website, Lip has recently become a Pozible partner and thus holds a page of our favourite Pozible projects – the ones we think Lipsters would love and consider supporting. This week, I spoke to Amy Vee, emerging musician and creator of the current project “Fits and Starts”.  …
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Wednesday 2 January 2013
Featured

The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

Ruby Mahoney
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In celebration of women’s voices, Lip is launching the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction.   This is a themed fiction competition, open to all ages and genders. Rachel Funari, the namesake of the competition, was the founding editor of Lip. Tragically, Rachel went missing in 2011, while on holiday in Tasmania. We are launching the prize in…
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Sunday 23 December 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: avoiding the christmas blues

Ruby Mahoney
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Christmas is wonderful – glorious weather, glorious food, glorious company, glorious gifts. However, the holiday season also comes with health hazards, some worse than others. Here I’ve listed five unpleasant Christmas-associated ailments and how to avoid them.   SUNBURN If you’re planning to spend a day in the sun on the 25th, please be nice…
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Sunday 16 December 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: row your boat

Ruby Mahoney
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Third in our December series of women’s sports, rowing! Read on for the health benefits of rowing, the local rowing clubs, and women’s rowing as a professional sport. Why row? Rowing is about strength, cardio and flexibility. A low-impact form of exercise, it strengthens muscles and joints throughout the body without the strain of weights…
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Sunday 9 December 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: fyi, cricket isn’t a man’s world

Ruby Mahoney
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Seriously, women’s cricket is a thing. I didn’t know either – my only experience of girls playing cricket was in my own backyard in primary school way back when I hadn’t learnt yet that I was terrible at ball/bat/team sports. And even though every second channel on TV broadcasted international cricket this week, I bet…
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Sunday 2 December 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: the ultimate sport

Ruby Mahoney
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Hello, summer – and hello, summer sports! Not just tennis and swimming and cricket, but other sports too. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be investigating the less known summer sports of Australia and the women who play them professionally. This week, ultimate frisbee. What is ultimate frisbee? Ultimate frisbee is a non-contact team sport,…
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Sunday 18 November 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: surviving summer holidays

Ruby Mahoney
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What are your summer holiday plans? Whether you’re camping at a music festival, jetsetting to Europe or returning to your hometown, summer holidays should not be a holiday from your health! Party hard, kiss whoever you like, laze the days away – but keep in mind these age-old tips: 1. Use protection. By protection I…
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Sunday 11 November 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: recipes for bathtime

Ruby Mahoney
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I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for all things homemade. Food, clothes, gifts – and skincare/haircare products too. I love clean hair and skin as much as the next person, but I refuse to pay for chemically enhanced scrubs and treatments when I can make my own at home, minus the price…
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Sunday 4 November 2012
Culture Food

healthy bytes: to market, to market!

Ruby Mahoney
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Back before the development of franchise supermarkets and hypermarkets, people visited open-air markets to buy their fresh produce. Butchers, farmers and bakers set up stalls and sold their wares by the kilogram. Nowadays, in the midst of online shopping and pre-packaged meals, markets still draw large crowds. Try visiting the Queen Victoria Market on the…
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Sunday 28 October 2012
Food

healthy bytes: living without gluten

Ruby Mahoney
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 Do you ever feel queasy after a hot chocolate? Get a rash from eating too many strawberries? A headache after pasta? You may have a food intolerance. The milder cousin to food allergies, a food intolerance is a mild chemical reaction in the body that causes mild discomforts such as headaches, nausea or sweating. Common…
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Monday 22 October 2012
Culture Featured

interview: lexie, ‘attention: people with body parts’

Ruby Mahoney
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Do you ever worry about how your body and/or body parts are perceived by society? Attention: People With Body Parts is a new international project that aims to address the issues of body image – to encourage us to celebrate our body parts and their connections to ourselves and to others. ‘Our bodies are filled…
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Sunday 21 October 2012
Food

healthy bytes: goodness of garlic

Ruby Mahoney
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Apart from warding off vampires and tasting oh-so-good with cheese, what do you know about garlic? What is garlic? Garlic is a member of the lily family, and a cousin to onions, leeks, chives and shallots. Dating back 6000 years, it’s a popular food in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean. Known for its medicinal…
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Sunday 7 October 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: should you drink coffee?

Ruby Mahoney
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How much do you like your coffee? You can’t get up in the morning without a coffee. Or two, or three. You see coffee dates with friends as something special, but you’d never make coffee at home. You save coffee for the all-nighters before an assignment is due, just for that productive buzz. You’ll swear…
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