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Wednesday 16 July 2014
Life Travel

on the run, on my own: going troppo

Jo Williams
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Before I landed in Darwin, I knew I was going to love it. I have always been the kind of girl who rooted for the underdog and, when it comes to Australian cities, I think it’s safe to say that Darwin is the underdog. Maybe it hasn’t got the beaches that Sydney has, or the…
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Thursday 10 July 2014
Column Life

love life: “We accept the love we think we deserve”

Camilla Patini
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Love Life is Lip’s new fortnightly column for all things love, relationships, and getting along, brought to you by Camilla Patini.  I’ve heard that love is a disease, an extreme of feeling very much like madness. It blows in from some distant, tropical climate (I’m sure) and is infected by a germ of so deadly…
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Tuesday 8 July 2014
Life Opinion

australia’s children: physical dissatisfaction beginning at eight

Chloe King
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  In a recent study conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, dissatisfactions of the physical appearance of the body have been discovered to be evident in children as young as eight years old. These kinds of body image issues, affecting both men and women, are perfect representations of the impact of the media…
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Monday 7 July 2014
Featured Life

apolitics: should you employer proof your online activity?

Shannon Clarke
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  In Lynn Coady’s short story ‘Hellgoing’, published in the 2013 collection of the same name, the protagonist unleashes on her friends a weekend’s worth of frustration after visiting her father. Her friend Ruth leans in, ready with a ‘discussion question’ as the conversation turns to men in general. A feminist and academic, she never…
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Thursday 26 June 2014
Column Life

love life: Finding Mr or Mrs Right

Camilla Patini
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Join Camilla Patini for Lip’s fortnightly column on love, life and relationships!  It’s funny. Just the other day I was sitting at a bus stop, freezing my teats off in this wintry Canberra weather, when I overheard the giggly, excited chatter of a young woman in her mid-twenties behind me. She was, apparently, ‘head over…
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Tuesday 24 June 2014
Get Involved Life

a mother and daughter share their journey with cancer

lip magazine
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Natalie’s Story Being diagnosed with cancer at just 23 came as a big shock to me since I thought I had years ahead of me to achieve my life goals… My cancer was discovered when my osteopath (who I was seeing for chronic neck, shoulder and back pain) noticed a small lump on my left…
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Wednesday 18 June 2014
Featured Life

the perils of perfectionism

Raidah Shah Idil
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When I was younger, I used to think that being a perfectionist was a good thing. It meant that I knew the importance of working really hard and I could sacrifice the fun stuff for a higher purpose. Namely, getting good grades. Failure wasn’t an option. My ruthless study ethic meant I duxed high school,…
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Thursday 12 June 2014
Culture Life

love life: how to deal with breakups

Camilla Patini
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Welcome to Camilla Patini’s new fortnightly column on all things love, life and relationships! So it’s over. He’s taken back the jumper he gave you, returned the books you lent him. From now on he is only to be referred to among your friends as He Who Should Not Be Named. He is just somebody…
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Wednesday 21 May 2014
Life Travel

on the run, on my own: a local tourist

Jo Williams
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For five nights last week, I had my own bedroom. My own bedroom. I’ve never really thought of myself as fussy when it comes to hostelling. As long as you give me a bed and a doona, I’ll be fine. But after three weeks (and counting) staying in dorms with at least six other people,…
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Tuesday 20 May 2014
Life Opinion

the women’s round: the role of women in AFL

Ally Van Schilt
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Mother’s Day weekend also doubles as Women’s Round in the AFL, where the players, officials and umpires recognise and honour the roles women have to play in all levels of Australian Rules Football. These range from female umpires and players, through to player’s mothers and the females who work around the club from day to…
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Saturday 17 May 2014
Life Sexuality

an open letter for those against homophobia

Anonymous
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You may be one of my friends or family or I may have never met you but I’ve been thinking, and there’s not many other ways I can word how I feel about you. Whenever I see you, or hear of something great you did, I feel an exciting, refreshed feeling. There’s a weight lifted…
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Thursday 15 May 2014
Culture Life Memoir

as long as you don’t act like a wog: negotiating implicit family racism

Sarah Iuliano
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Blood is thicker than water, but for some ethnicity is the deciding factor. That’s a bold claim but as a target of family racism, it’s something that I am forced to think about. I’m what could be considered ‘biracial’, that is, my mother is Anglo-Australian and my father is Italian. All racism is bad and…
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Sunday 11 May 2014
Life

the lip crew on the things our mothers taught us

lip magazine
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We dedicate this piece to those special women in our lives. Happy Mother’s Day, Mum(s). * ‘For nine years I grew up in a single parent-child household, but our home never felt empty. Mum’s chicken and lamb roasts were legendary and we always had plenty of friends to fill the seats around the dining room…
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Wednesday 7 May 2014
Featured Life Travel

on the run, on my own: “completely on your own?”

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If you’d asked me a fortnight ago where I’d be right now, sitting in a beautiful park overlooking Sydney’s Bondi Beach probably wouldn’t have been my answer. But it’s true – and I’ve got the sunburn to prove it. You may be asking yourself a few questions right now. 1)      Who are you? 2)      How…
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