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TEENAGERS AND PORN

Today’s teenagers, boys and girls, grow up watching porn from a very young age. Some start as young as ten or eleven. Sexual curiosity is healthy, but they often see hard-core images, giving them unrealistic expectations of sex. For many children, porn has become their primary sex educator. Before porn was available online it was […]

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WHEN IN ROME

“When in Rome…” All my life I’ve wanted to live out this fantasy, not just as a figure of speech, as a reality, and recently that’s exactly what I did. With only 48 hours to discover and explore Rome and all its landmarks, the incredible amount of history that the ‘Eternal City’ has behind it […]

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WEAR WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL STYLISH

It wasn’t so long ago that the fashion forward men and women of the world would wait for the latest copy of Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar to report on the latest hemlines or sleeve lengths shown in Paris before they rushed out to replicate them. Back then the concept of style wasn’t individual; the way […]

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THE UNRELIABLE GUIDE TO… COFFEE

A wise man once told me that life is too short for scratchy toilet paper or bad coffee. I agree, and apparently so do you. According to a recent Nespresso survey, 50 per cent of us Aussies say that being given a bad coffee makes us angry, 17 per cent feel regretful, and a delicate […]

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TAKEAWAY COFFEE CUPS – THE ISSUES ‘UNWRAPPED’

Who doesn’t love their morning coffee-to-go? With three million cups enjoyed each day, it’s a real romance for most of us. Sadly, up to a billion takeaway coffee cups end up in landfill every year, and many find their way into our oceans. They take years to degrade or just break into smaller pieces, causing […]

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Food

Rustic Blackberry Rosemary Galette

This blackberry rosemary galette is the perfect fusion of crispy, decadent pastry made from almonds and buckwheat, sweet baked pears, jammy fresh blackberries, and an interesting flavour twist from a rosemary sprinkle. This is minimalist baking at its finest. There’s no need to shape a perfect pie crust here; simply roll dough out into a […]

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Dogs for adoption – Thelma and Louise

Thelma and Louise Age 10 years and 8 years SexFemale Breed Chihuahua x Weight 1.8kg and 3.3kg Thelma and Louise are a bonded pair who like to cuddle up in the same bed. They may be mother and daughter. They are amazingly active, and like to have their humans around; Thelma is particularly clingy. They […]

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15-MINUTE BEEF TACO BOWL

Everything about Mexican food says ‘a good time’, but it’s actually balance in a bowl too: balance of our macronutrients – protein, carbs and healthy fats – and plenty of colour from a variety of wholefood ingredients boosting up the micro nutrient status – vitamins, minerals, antioxidants. Health benefits aside, another bonus of this delicious […]

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IT’S TIME TO NAIL EASTER TO THE CROSS

Last year around this time (maybe a month earlier; who knows?) I wrote about the concept of a set weekend for Easter each year. It seemed like a good idea at the time. It still seems like a good idea now, actually. I’ve since given Easter itself a bit more thought, though, and rather than […]

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EASTERN SUBURBS ANTI-VAXXERS – HIPPIES OR HANSONITES?

Forget fracking, coal mining, global warming and privatisation, if you want to get an Eastern Suburbs parent frothing almond milk at the mouth, mention the word ‘immunisation’. With immunisation dissenters aplenty, the Eastern Suburbs is proudly up there in the list of non-vaccinating neighbourhoods – renegades through and through, opposed to putting poison into their […]

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