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Thursday 14 February 2013
Culture Featured

anti-valentine’s day: why I think v-day is full of bitterness and unrealistic expectations

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On Valentine’s Day, February 14, people either find themselves in the glittering category of ‘With Valentine’ or its embittered counterpart, ‘Without Valentine’. Those in the latter group may feel exceptionally left out. Sad, lonely, and generically flat because they’re watching a 24-hour celebration they aren’t invited to due to their lack of a plus-one. Naturally…
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Wednesday 13 February 2013
Culture Featured

a guide to valentine’s day: the dos and don’ts for single girls

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I don’t need to remind anyone that Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Thanks to social media, card companies and just society in general, we are all reminded well in advance that Feb 14th marks the day for grand romantic gestures to and from our lovers. In Japan, women give their Valentine chocolates and the…
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Friday 8 February 2013
Culture Featured

lip top 10: goddesses of love

Melissah Comber
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It’s coming, guys. That one day of year where every Facebook status is either a profession of love or a profession of love for the single life. Whether you love it, hate it or couldn’t give a flying hoot either way, you’re going to be hearing a lot about St. Valentine, Aphrodite and Venus on…
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Thursday 17 January 2013
Opinion

5 signs of an emotionally abusive relationship

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Approximately 35% of women have been involved in emotionally abusive relationships at some point in their lives. We tend to take the philosophy to heart that making mistakes in relationships is part of our evolutionary process of growth. But what’s the difference between mistakes and being emotionally abused? And can we recognise the signs, before…
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Wednesday 5 December 2012
Culture Featured Opinion

kiss & tell : dating the ‘bad boy’

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Welcome to our second installment of ‘Kiss & Tell’. At Lip, it’s important to us not to assume heteronormativity when talking about sex or relationships, but as our columnist is heterosexual herself, most of these columns will focus on issues related primarily to hetero dating. If you are interested in looking at relationships from a…
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Monday 3 December 2012
Featured Opinion

the myth of the crazy ex-girlfriend

Kaylia Payne
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If there was one word I would have used to describe my husband’s ex-girlfriend, it was ‘crazy’. I said it and I said it often. So did he and I have to say, I took a particular malicious joy whenever the word passed his lips in regard to her. After all, she had harassed both…
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Film

film review: to rome with love

Rosie Hunt
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To Rome With Love is a collection of stories set in the beautiful Italian capital, with a brilliant cast and a good dose of Woody Allen humour and storytelling to its name. These stories have no noticeable connections other than their setting, but the city of Rome is captured in such a way that ensures…
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Featured Opinion

kiss & tell: a dating dilemma

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Welcome to Lip’s new relationships column, Kiss & Tell. Our new anonymous columnist is going to be sharing her experiences and thoughts on dating and relationships every fortnight! At Lip, it’s important to us not to assume heteronormativity when talking about sex or relationships, but as our columnist is heterosexual herself, most of these columns…
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Friday 19 October 2012
Opinion

the ex-pat love affair

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For anyone who has ever lived overseas, the idea of the expat love affair will be distinctly familiar. Either experienced firsthand or witnessed too closely, it is a phenomenon that occurs time and time again the world over.  It can take the form of a brief and sensual holiday fling, the newly found best friend/soul…
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Thursday 18 October 2012
Film

film review: perfect sense

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Perfect Sense is the ideal love catalyst for our emotionally repressed generation.  It’s rare to find a film that effectively questions the reality of love, humanity and illness, but this film orchestrates all of these elements perfectly. Ewan Mcgregor and Eva Green combine their superb acting talents to portray the lives of two unlikely lovers,…
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Wednesday 12 September 2012
Film

film review: hope springs

Rosie Hunt
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Hope Springs opens with Kay (Meryl Streep) sheepishly attempting to suggest she and her husband of thirty-one years might like to share the same bed for once— a feat at which she fails miserably. This moment just about sums up her marriage to Alfred (Tommy Lee Jones), which has become predictable, unromantic and bereft of closeness of…
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Monday 20 August 2012
Culture Featured

my quarter life crisis

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It happened on May 8th this year and I don’t know how. I didn’t think it would happen but it couldn’t be avoided. Now I can no longer tick the box on surveys, questionnaires and other data collecting forms that says ’18-24′. I can no longer answer ‘early 20s’ when asked how old I am….
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Tuesday 31 July 2012
Featured

suddenly 30

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When I had my job interview at my current school, one of the big selling points was that 30% of the teaching staff was under 30. For me, that symbolised fresh ideas, innovation and a youthful, fun working atmosphere. A couple of years down the track I’m about to leave the 20s club, and I…
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Friday 20 July 2012
Opinion

a one woman band: the stigma of being single

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A colleague once asked me: ‘So, you don’t have a boyfriend and don’t drink alcohol… so what do you do with your life?’ In response, I said: ‘I consider myself a career woman.’ However, three months later, and alcohol intolerance cleared, I feel as if I need to reconsider my opinion on the matter. It…
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