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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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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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Tuesday 29 April 2014
Featured Life Opinion

have a little tinder-ness: the pros and cons of a mobile dating app

Sarah Iuliano
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Just as Dr Frankenstein aimed to create the perfect man, my friends led me to dating app Tinder to have fun and/or find a decent one.  And thus, we were all confronted with monsters. There is much to say about Tinder: it’s quick, it’s anonymous, it can be fun, but it also has a bit…
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Tuesday 29 April 2014
Life Opinion

what to do after you’ve given yourself permission to shine?

Alice McShane
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  Has anyone else noticed the terrifying lack of instructions on how to actually go about loving yourself? However, there is an overwhelming amount of life improvement lists upon which this handy trick appears. Invariably loving yourself pops up in the top spot, number one in a list of ways to make yourself happy or…
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Saturday 26 April 2014
Life Opinion

retirement: will we ever experience it?

Shannon O'Keefe
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Australians have always been associated with hard work and they say with hard work there is a reward. Many of us work hard to feed our families and to pay the increasing amount of bills. We give up our valuable time and forgo things we love knowing that in years to come we can retire,…
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Featured Life

‘I quit my job’: how the first step to finding fulfilment is actually a spectacular leap

Alice McShane
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There are a few distinctive events in life that have become inextricably linked in my imagination with their depictions in film and television. Fantasies of summer holidays, first dates, road trips or international travel always play out as picturesque montages with uplifting scores and glorious sunsets. Naturally, said daydreams gloss over (i.e. exclude completely) the…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Featured Life

creating yourself: an interview with jill jolliffe

Lou Heinrich
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    ‘In 1982 I reported on fighting between Polisario Front guerrillas and Moroccan troops in the Western Sahara, and in 1988 had an adrenaline-drenched experience when caught in a South African artillery attack, during Angola’s battle of Cuito Cuanavale.’ This is Jill Jolliffe, writing in Finding Santana, her book about travelling to meet an…
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Tuesday 25 March 2014
Life Opinion

my sister’s wedding

Heidi La Paglia
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On the 9th of March 2014 my sister got married to her long-term partner. Personally, I’ve never really been a fan of weddings. I don’t think that it is necessary to have a public celebration to express love for a partner; and I’ve never been one to agree with conforming to religious or heteronormative traditions. However,…
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Thursday 27 February 2014
Get Involved Life World

my volunteering experience: the need for service provision for women and children in nepal

Heidi La Paglia
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In January 2014 I went on a volunteer trip to Nepal with an organisation called Student Volunteer Placement’s International (SVPI). SVPI is a relatively new organisation that was founded a few years ago by Neville and Banita, an Australian couple. On a visit to Nepal, the couple met Keshab, the manager of the Children’s Welfare…
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Friday 29 November 2013
Featured Life

why don’t we talk about emotional abuse?

Kristina Dorniak-Wall
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**Trigger Warning: Discussion of sexual and emotional abuse** Between the ages of 13 to about 16, I used to watch Law and Order SVU religiously every Thursday night. Recently, on holiday in Italy, I indulged in watching SVU while eating smallgoods and drinking wine with my best friend. I saw an episode in which a…
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