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Wednesday 29 May 2013
Culture Life Opinion

sponsored post: online stalking – creepy or harmless?

Zoya J. Patel
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This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com.  Remember when there were rumours that Facebook was releasing an app that would let people see who was stalking their profile? Did you perhaps experience a mild pang of panic, much like I did, at the…
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Tuesday 28 May 2013
Culture Life

the dale young mothers’ program: megan and kyden

Zoya J. Patel
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We’re continuing our series on the Dale Young Mothers’ Program (YMP) from Wyong, NSW. Funded by the Youth Connections program and the Wyong Better Futures Local Solutions Local Advisory Group, the Dale Young Mothers’ Program gives young parents the chance to complete their year 12 certificate and form pathways to further education/work by creating a…
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Thursday 23 May 2013
Health Life Opinion

women’s clothing sizes: why are they designed to make us hate ourselves?

Zoya J. Patel
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For the sake of this article, I’m just going to assume that you’re a feminist. You may not be, and I guess that’s your call, but just put yourself in my shoes for a moment anyway. The other day, I ordered a new pair of jeans from an online store. I was pretty excited, as…
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
Culture Life

The Dale Young Mothers’ Program: Courtney and Seth

Zoya J. Patel
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We’re continuing our series on the Dale Young Mothers’ Program (YMP) from Wyong, NSW. Funded by the Youth Connections program and the Wyong Better Futures Local Solutions Local Advisory Group, the Dale Young Mothers’ Program gives young parents the chance to complete their year 12 certificate and form pathways to further education/work by creating a…
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Tuesday 14 May 2013
Culture Life

the dale young mothers’ program: tamara and talan

Zoya J. Patel
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We’re continuing our series on the Dale Young Mothers’ Program (YMP) from Wyong, NSW. Funded by the Youth Connections program and the Wyong Better Futures Local Solutions Local Advisory Group, the Dale Young Mothers’ Program gives young parents the chance to complete their year 12 certificate and form pathways to further education/work by creating a…
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Monday 6 May 2013
Featured Life

Dale Young Mothers’ Program : giving young mums a new pathway to a bright future

Zoya J. Patel
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There is a way in which we speak about teenage pregnancy in Australia – it is treated as a dead-end, as a ‘bad decision’, as a sealed fate. The fact is though, that although having a kid as a teenager may not be many girls’ first choice, it doesn’t have to be a total disaster…
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Tuesday 30 April 2013
Music

album review: cromwell, lobotany

Zoya J. Patel
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Ethereal, floaty and lyrically complex, Cromwell’s debut LP, Lobotany proves that this band has promise. Coming out of Canberra, Cromwell comprises of Becki Whitton (vocals), SSSDDDGGG (guitars and pedals) and Dave Flutsch (drums). Their music is difficult to describe – intricate melodies mingle with Whitton’s incredible voice to create soundscapes that are unique and delicate….
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Tuesday 9 April 2013
Culture Life Opinion World

indian multi-millionaire wants a wife: women with fat-bottoms need not apply

Zoya J. Patel
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A full-page ad placed in The Times of India by an Indian multi-millionaire seeking a new wife has caused some reaction in the media, ranging from guffawing to head-scratching. Reported by The Age, the ad, placed by Dinshah Vimadalal – a 69 year old retired widower living in Mexico – outlines his many attributes and…
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Thursday 4 April 2013
News Opinion

do we need anti-rape laws, or just anti-rape underwear?

Zoya J. Patel
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In a response to the December 2012 gang rape of a medical student in India, which sparked huge protests and a call to the Indian government to address the growing issue of sexual assault and violence against women in the nation, three engineering students from SRM University in Chennai have come up with what they…
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Wednesday 3 April 2013
News Politics World

in brief: pakistani woman runs for election in tribal area

Zoya J. Patel
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  For the first time ever, a woman will be contesting a parliamentary seat in Pakistan’s Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA). 40-year-old Badam Zari will be running in the elections scheduled for May 11. She appeared on television on Sunday to launch her political career, wearing a full veil revealing only her eyes. In an area…
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Monday 7 January 2013
Culture Featured Opinion

career girl: how to deal with a bullying boss

Zoya J. Patel
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Work. Employment. Doing it for the money – as lame as it can sometimes be, working is inherently a big part of our lives. Australia has a massive work culture – independence and financial stability are highly valued, and labour market attachment can be a huge definer of social mobility, welfare and our culture more…
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Tuesday 23 October 2012
Culture Featured Uncategorised

interview: jeremy beasley, the voice of the rain

Zoya J. Patel
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Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zones to see what’s really important in life. For Jeremy Beasley, spending 18 days with a Fijian family earlier this year meant deciding to use his photography skills to help build them a new home. A photographer by trade, Jeremy hails from Melbourne, where he runs…
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Sunday 21 October 2012
Music

gig review : the last prom, saturday 13 october, the Front Gallery & Cafe

Zoya J. Patel
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Being an avid gig-goer, sometimes the gig ritual can get boring for me. You know the drill – enter venue, get drink, stand midway towards the back, band enter stage, nod head vaguely and bop to music. Repeat (maybe you guys are better at gigs than me? I feel like I’m doing it wrong). That’s…
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Wednesday 15 August 2012
Opinion

‘we’re not spring chickens anymore, you know’ – the importance of fitness.

Zoya J. Patel
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The other day, I was grabbing coffee with a friend when talk turned to fitness. My friend has recently joined a gym and was chatting about some of the facilities. I piped up that I had let my gym membership lapse after I moved cities, because I didn’t know where would be most convenient for…
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