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Video of the Week – Still Swell At 85

Still Swell at 85 from dean saffron on Vimeo. The world’s oldest competitive surfer, Bondi legend Barry ‘Magoo’ McGuigan, passed away last week at age 85. The nickname Magoo conjures up images of a well-intentioned but incapable character bumbling through life’s daily adventures, even for those too young to have been exposed to the iconic […]

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What About The Plan, Eric?

“What happened to the friggin’ plan, Eric?” Steve was as white as Casper Verwer, the local friendly ghost. “I nearly lost a bloody limb out there!” Luckily there was now a safe barrier between our hero, Steve, and the savage beast from the unruly ocean. Dry sand. It felt good. They had talked about their […]

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Rupert’s Non-Exhaustive List Of Targets For Slightly Less Murderous Terrorists

It’s a word the strikes fear into the hearts of many commuters, football stadium attendees and nightclub patrons: terrorism. But does this three-syllable word, regularly trotted out by politicians and the media alike, really need to garner the hysterics that often follow it? Don’t get me wrong, terrorism is no laughing matter, but imagine if […]

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Can Men Suffer From Menopause?

Do fewer erections and less interest in sex sound familiar? We know mood swings, hot flushes, low libido and depression can be some of the hormonal changes older women experience during menopause, but what is not well known is that a number of men will experience some of the same symptoms when they get older. […]

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The Clare Valley – More Than Just Riesling

The Clare Valley is famous for Riesling, but the reds are also something to behold, especially the Shirazes. It’s well worth a visit, and you can rent a bike and ride along what used to be an old rail line between wineries (The Riesling Trail). It’s really scenic and, more importantly, pretty flat. Below are […]

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What We Can’t Live Without, But Throw Away Everyday

We cut it, fold it, print it, post it, read it, craft it, pack it and even declare our love on it. Paper, what would we do without you? Even with smart phones and email offering us the real chance of a paperless life, there are still a billion ways in which we rely upon […]

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Billabong Retreat – Relaxation, Mindfulness, Yoga and Meditation

Stressed, overworked, always rushing, gridlocked traffic, noisy neighbours, rich foods, sugar, coffee, alcohol, late nights, iphones, ipads, ipods… aaarghh! Living in Sydney is manic, and if you’re like me – one of those people who aspires to stop the excess and extravagance – Monday morning is always the perfect day to change your lifestyle. Unfortunately […]

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Pre-Dawn Starts And After-Dark Finishes

November, November, November – with the passing of the years, the arrival of the month before December has come to bring with it a mix of excitement, panic, and feelings of reflection about what sometimes feels like the beginning of the end, but is more likely the beginning of a new beginning. It’s funny that […]

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Video of the Week – Stop Looking At Your Phones

I can’t stand it when you’re out for a meal with friends and they spend the whole time staring into the mindless abysses that are their mobile phones. If you thought this was a strictly modern phenomenon, think again. It’s been going on for decades, centuries even, as the video above clearly proves. So you […]

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The Eastern Suburbs Scoop Of The Century

Oh my god, am I out of touch? How on Earth did Pearl miss the Eastern Suburbs scoop of the century – ‘EASTERN SUBURBS TUCKSHOP MUM’S DOUBLE LIFE AS AN ESCORT’? Priding myself as the ‘Queen of Middle Class Issues’, I’ve really dropped the ball, and only have myself to blame. Too frugal to pay […]

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