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Friday 25 July 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on family

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Family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. * ‘When I think of family, I think of volcanoes. Some lie dormant, while others erupt. All we can do is build a home next to the chaos and dodge the lava. And once we dust off the ash clouds, the soil is…
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Thursday 9 January 2014
News Uncategorised World

in brief: gold coin baby bonus for Iranian families

Kezia Lubanszky
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Iran is ditching free condoms and government-backed vasectomies in an effort to address the country’s aging population and low birth rates. For two decades the nation has successfully lowered their birth rate. But larger families are now being preached in an effort to promote a baby boom. The Iranian government are even offering gold coins…
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Tuesday 5 November 2013
Memoir

memoir: the threshold

Kirsti Whalen
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    In the last months of my mother’s life, I fell into the first blushes of what I thought, at the time, was love. Chris was nine years older than me, could fix cars and had a crooked nose that reminded me of breakages. The most romantic moment of my life, to date, is…
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Sunday 7 July 2013
Culture

memoir: from bloody mongrel to cockapoo, shitzoodle and nintendog

Rianh Silvertree
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What has happened to the family pet? Dear Father Christmas, All I want is a puppy. I will love it and care for it and name it for its most redeeming characteristic…. My 1973 dog had a damp start to life, being the only pup that survived a dunking by gunny sack in the local…
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Wednesday 27 February 2013
Featured Life

learning to let go: when the strongest person you know leaves your life

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When you were younger, they were the strongest person you knew. They were bigger and braver and smarter than everyone else. Ever since you can remember, they protected you from the outside world. Their words of wisdom, discipline and love all created a shield from pain, disappointment and fear.  They held your hand through scraped…
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Sunday 23 December 2012
Culture

healthy bites: 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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Wednesday 19 December 2012
Culture Featured

christmas theme week: tips on having an ‘Orphan Christmas’

Freya Dumas
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This year will be the first time in four years that I’ll spend Christmas Day with my immediate family. It’s not that we have ever been estranged, or that we’re not a particular loving or sentimental family, it just worked out that way due to work hours and travel plans. However, earlier this year, my…
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Monday 24 September 2012
Culture Featured

mamma’s boy got the right idea

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Economic instability has done some interesting things to Italy. I noticed this when I spent six months there, travelling and living with whoever would have me. I got a good look inside the homes of real Italians. Something I recognised immediately was the difference between young Australians and young Italians. University students and those in…
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Sunday 23 September 2012
Culture Featured

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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Sunday 2 September 2012
Opinion

How my dad convinced me that going to Disneyland was a bad idea, and other things to thank him for this Father’s Day.

Freya Dumas
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Someone asked me a curious question last year: if my parents were parents from a television show or movie, which ones would they most resemble? After thinking about it for a while, my reply was the Penderghasts from the film Easy A. Like them, my parents have always been supportive, honest, playful, and attentive. They’ve…
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Tuesday 26 June 2012
Culture Opinion

’tis the season

Bernie Nolan
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Why is Christmas so disappointing for adults? Ever since I was a kid, Christmas was the best thing in the year, the thing I most looked forward to. But as many others will probably agree, as you get older, that magic lessens and especially in my case, is replaced by a pessimism and cynicism I…
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Wednesday 20 June 2012
Opinion

is this relationship serious enough for you?

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Today I found myself justifying my relationship with my boyfriend to a bank teller. I assured her that we were “serious” and we’d talked about marriage. What I was really trying to say was: ‘I have a boyfriend; we still live with our parents, but please take us seriously’. Admitting that I have a boyfriend…
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Friday 23 December 2011
Culture Featured

staff stories : our least Christmas-ey christmases

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Christmas is just days away, and as the festive season reaches its climax, the Lip HQ started thinking about our least Christmas-ey Christmases ever. Jess Barlow, Web Editor My least Christmas-ey Christmas was the year I found out that Santa wasn’t real. On Christmas Eve, my ten-year-old sister led my seven-year-old self down the hallway…
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Sunday 4 September 2011
Opinion

my sister’s struggles

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Trigger warning for diet talk My younger sister has always “struggled” with her weight. She’s always “felt” fat. I used to be much the same and I’m sure the vast majority of girls growing up were too. I don’t know what age it started and I don’t know exactly what triggered it, but the both…
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