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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Featured Health

clean, green & ethical beauty (part one): the toxins

Shaza Barbar
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Earlier this year, we found out that on average woman spends 55 minutes in the morning getting ready. But did you know that in the time it takes you to get ready in the morning, you’ve already ingested up to 168 chemicals? And by purchasing some of the beauty brands on the market, you could…
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Tuesday 26 August 2014
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our generation: the leaders of today

Shaza Barbar
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‘Today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow.’ It’s a phrase often touted by well-meaning experienced leaders to inspire young people. But from the Tiananmen Square Protests to the Arab Spring, young people have always been key instigators of change in the fight for social justice. Growing up with the Internet, our generation has the resources…
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Monday 25 August 2014
Featured

the right to free speech: what you didn’t know about working for the Australian Public Service

Brianna Doolan
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My name is Brianna and I am a former employee of the Australian Public Service. This may sound like a dirty little secret or admitting that I am in some kind of 12-step recovery program for an addiction, but if you are anything like me three years ago, you may not really know what it…
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Tuesday 19 August 2014
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the problem with privilege and “reverse racism”

Naomi Snell
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This week I had a striking encounter with a guy who was up in arms about the media outpouring over Robin William’s death. His feelings were made apparent in the context of a lack of media coverage over unarmed members of the African American community being killed by police in the U.S, which has received…
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Friday 15 August 2014
Featured

remembering robin williams: the man who challenged our perceptions of feminism, fatherhood and gay rights

Bridget Conway
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As you are most likely aware by now, this week the world lost Robin Williams, the great comedian and activist, to apparent suicide. Williams was 63 years old and was found dead by his personal assistant in his California home on Monday. News of his death has launched a stream of tweets, posts, and story…
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Wednesday 13 August 2014
Featured Opinion

how the government’s Newstart allowance policies will affect young and unemployed australians

Ruth Scott
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If you’re anything like me, you’ve been spending the last few months with a strong sense of impending doom with all the new legislation the Abbott government is intending to implement. I’ve spent many a day with my eyes glued to my phone in horror reading article after article about the ways in which my…
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Wednesday 6 August 2014
Featured Life

to help or tinder: how apps are changing the way we date

Adriana Barro
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I’ve never been one for casual dating. I went to a Catholic, all-girls school for God’s sake. Boys were scary and for a long time the only interaction I had with the male species was being unwillingly squished up against them on the 3.39pm train all the way home.  Save for a few close male…
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Monday 4 August 2014
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how to date a feminist: a very serious guide

Emilie Bertsch
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I actually don’t know how to approach this topic seriously without turning to you with my  resting bitch face and saying something like, ‘Treat her like you would any other woman or human being.’ I should probably add that if you just be yourself, your inherent goodness/badness will come through to whoever has agreed to…
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Saturday 2 August 2014
Books Featured

the bookshelf diaries: sonia nair

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. What do you think of Sonia Nair‘s taste in novels? What are you reading right now? I’m reading the latest Overland issue – the 215 Winter Edition – and The Rosie Project (I know I’m extremely late to this!)….
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
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introducing: “owner”, a smart adult toy

Ruby Mahoney
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These past few weeks, Lip has been excited about a range of Australian projects that are using Pozible to crowdfund the money needed to bring their ideas into fruition. We have looked at Brisbane and Sydney projects, which have focused on areas such as the local arts scene and healthy food. While looking through the…
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Saturday 19 July 2014
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the vagina boat artist is japan’s pussy riot

Phylisa Wisdom
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At this point, we all know about the vagina boat artist in Japan, Megumi Igarashi (who goes by Rokude Nashiko), right? For those living under a rock of legal phallic art, Igarashi has been arrested in Tokyo on obscenity charges. In an effort to ‘make pussy more casual and pop’, Igarashi has used a vagina…
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Thursday 17 July 2014
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the brisbane edit: q&a with sheldon hikaiti from yummbox

Ruby Mahoney
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Here at Lip, we have been super excited by the buzz around Pozible and their new hyper-local projects in Sydney and Brisbane (so far!). This week I cyber-met Sheldon Hikaiti, the founder and director of YummBox, a deliciously healthy online company that delivers lunches to busy Brisbanites. Here, Sheldon discusses her inspiration for YummBox and how her Pozible…
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Saturday 12 July 2014
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pozible heads to queensland to launch the brisbane edit!

Ruby Mahoney
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In the last few weeks we have reported on The Sydney Edit and some awesome NSW projects crowdfunded through Pozible. This week, however, our focus moves somewhere warmer: to Brisbane! The Brisbane Edit is the second of the Pozible Edits, highlighting projects, events and opportunities in the local Brisbane area. A busy and colourful webpage…
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Friday 11 July 2014
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dear holly: what would you tell your 13-year-old self?

Brianna Doolan
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Can you imagine at 13 years of age having access to a world of stories, secrets and insights that could have offered you an alternative to the mainstream? If given the opportunity, what would you tell your 13-year-old self? For me it would be the following: 1. Do not buy those pink pants – they…
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