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Sunday 30 September 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: doctor internet

Ruby Mahoney
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So, you’ve got a headache. And you’re feeling tired. Reluctant to leave your bed, you reach for your laptop and log in. Headache and fatigue, you type into Google. According to SymptomChecker.com, you could have DIABETES, CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING or KIDNEY DISEASE. Sound familiar? With today’s technology, I bet you’ve diagnosed your aches and pains…
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Sunday 23 September 2012
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healthy bytes: spring clean your life

Ruby Mahoney
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Having survived the winter, spring is traditionally the time to rid the house of dirt, dust and cobwebs that have crept in over the cooler months. Spring cleaning typically means vacuums, open windows and elbow grease. Now, as a resident of a shoebox apartment with no floor space and a ten-centimetre square of ventilation, I’ve…
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Monday 17 September 2012
Culture

feminist of the week: gemma watson

Ruby Mahoney
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Name: Gemma Watson Age: 20 Occupation: Writer, student, retail/shop assistant, bookworm. How would you describe yourself and your life? I grew up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne on a steady diet of politics, comedy and literature. Casual work, full-time study, and coffee are my daytime pursuits while at night I am furiously honing my…
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Sunday 16 September 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: other reasons to go organic

Ruby Mahoney
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Recently there has been a push in the US to highlight the “fact” that organic food is ‘no better for you than conventional food‘. According to Stanford University’s recent study – highly publicised by the media – there’s ‘little evidence of health benefits from organic foods‘. Hmm. In response to these findings, Liz Oates (RMIT…
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Saturday 15 September 2012
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our morning-after letter to voiceworks

Ruby Mahoney
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  Hey there Voiceworks, I hope you slept well and aren’t feeling too seedy this morning! I don’t know about you, but I had a super-duper time last night. The beats, your sexy words, the buzz of a room of hot young things, and the thrill of finding out you agree that it’s okay to…
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Monday 10 September 2012
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feminist of the week: ebonie hyland

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Name: Ebonie Hyland Age: 21 Occupation: Student, Writer How would you describe yourself and your life? I spent the first 18 years of my life in Warrnambool, in the same little house with a white picket fence on the top of a hill near the sea. It was a humble, quiet existence, driven by music,…
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Sunday 9 September 2012
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healthy bytes: let’s talk about thrush

Ruby Mahoney
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Squirming already? I know, I know, anything relevant to ‘yeast’ or ‘discharge’ or ‘vaginal irritation’ is unpleasant to read about. But the statistics say that at least 3 in 4 women will experience thrush at least once in their lives, with half of these suffering repeat infections. So if your best friend hasn’t had thrush…
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Thursday 6 September 2012
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interview: kat muscat, voiceworks editor

Ruby Mahoney
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It’s less than two weeks until our One Night Stand with Voiceworks! This week we interviewed Editor Kat Muscat about young writers, indie publishing and what Voiceworks is looking for. Voiceworks in two words? Here 2 Stay (see what I did there?). Why should we read Voiceworks – what makes it so awesome? All of the…
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Sunday 2 September 2012
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healthy bytes: spring into spring!

Ruby Mahoney
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  It’s the second day of spring – that means it can only get warmer from here! I don’t know about you, but now that winter’s finally over I feel less like a fat caterpillar in my coats and scarves and more inspired to venture out into the fresh air. Looking for ideas on what…
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Monday 27 August 2012
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feminist of the week: kate bart

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Name: Kate Bart  Age: 20 Occupation: Musician How would you describe yourself and your life? Well I moved from Perth to Melbourne almost a year ago now, to pursue music and I’m still a little lost, the only thing I know is Melbourne feels right. I know more Irish in Melbourne than I do Australian…
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Sunday 26 August 2012
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healthy bytes: antibiotics

Ruby Mahoney
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Chances are you’ll be prescribed antibiotics at some point in your life. For an ear infection as a child; for acne as a teen; for tonsillitis or bronchitis (or any other kind of –itis) during one of these dreary winters. You probably know people who swear they’ll never take antibiotics, and others who start popping…
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Monday 20 August 2012
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feminist of the week: amber beilharz

Ruby Mahoney
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Name: Amber Beilharz Age: 24 Occupation: Bed bug/Writer How would you describe yourself and your life? I grew up in the thin alleyways of Rozelle, Sydney, but Melbourne holds my blood-beat steady. I love miniature schnauzers, copious cups of tea, city landscapes and adventures of exploring new spaces and mostly having a laugh with the…
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Sunday 19 August 2012
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healthy bytes: superfoods

Ruby Mahoney
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During a recent trip to the supermarket, I spent five minutes selecting a juice. The usual advertising remained on the bottles: “no added sugar” and “no concentrate”. But I noticed this time there were juices advertising “superfoods”. I know what sugar is and I know what concentrate is… But what are superfoods? And should we…
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Monday 13 August 2012
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feminist of the week: brianna inturrisi

Ruby Mahoney
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Name: Brianna Inturrisi Age: 17 Occupation:  Student How would you describe yourself and your life? I’m a 17-year-old school captain who is attempting to somehow survive VCE, save the world and uphold my feminist views. My optimistic, bubbly, social but strong-minded personality has allowed me to have some conversations with some of the most inspiring…
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