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Friday 17 February 2017
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self-help, beauty privilege, and the truth about confidence

Rosalind Moran
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Confidence is widely considered an excellent quality. It’s associated with communication skills, social suavity, and success. Studies even show that people possessing strong self-confidence earn more money than their less confident counterparts. Is it any surprise, therefore, that capitalist Western culture in particular places such emphasis on self-esteem? Self-help culture has grown from the notion…
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Monday 25 January 2016
Arts Books

interview with honor jane newman

Bridget Conway
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Honor Jane Newman is the author of a short and handy self-help book for women titled Killing the Perfectionist Within: A Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering from Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The book includes tips and tricks to tackle the difficult emotions and situations that can arise when you seek perfectionism on a daily basis….
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Monday 28 September 2015
Books

review: from unknown to expert

Bridget Conway
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I spoke with Catriona Pollard last month about her upcoming solo basketry exhibition Love.Honour.Cherish and discovered an incredibly successful businesswoman who was really doing it all. Besides recently being proud and confident enough to call herself an artist, Catriona is also the founder and CEO of CP Communications, a prominent PR agency located in Sydney,…
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Tuesday 11 February 2014
Books

lip lit: spellbound

Alexandra Storey
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I wasn’t sure what to expect when I received my copy of Spellbound: The Secret Grimoire of Lucy Cavendish. Sure, I loved Harry Potter and The Worst Witch while growing up, but I had a feeling that the type of magic Harry and Mildred used was a little different from the ‘magick’ used by real witches….
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Thursday 8 August 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: hard to get

Lou Heinrich
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Apparently we’re at the cusp of the fourth wave of feminism, with formidable ladies like Amanda Palmer and Malala Yousafzai at the battle front. It’s all a bit tiring, really—to think that after an ocean of feminist thought, we have not yet toppled the old-age patriarchal values which restrict equality. Unfortunately, it’s true: in many…
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