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The Ghan Expedition: One of The World’s Great Train Journeys

The Ghan train journey through central Australia is said to be one of the top 10 railway adventures in the world. It is also, we realise on arrival at Darwin train station, one of the most surreal. After all, how often do you get to board a train that’s more than twice as long as […]

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Baby Boomers and Safe Sex

With more Australians living longer and healthier lives, and divorce rates on the rise, many will find new sexual partners later in life. Some of those who have been in long, monogamous relationships are now looking for more casual sexual encounters before they commit themselves again. The availability of drugs like Viagra has given many […]

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Living On The Edge

You crawl into bed at 11.30pm, knowing your alarm is set for 5.30am. You lie there, staring at the ceiling thinking, “Go to sleep!” By 3.30am you’ve already woken up. You’re not sure why so you go to the bathroom, then you go back to bed again thinking, “ I’ve got to get back to […]

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Making Waves to Cut Pollution – Plastic Free Bronte

Let’s face it, single use plastic and litter is screwing up our coastline, and the problem is not going away fast. At Clean Up Australia Day a few weeks ago, plastic litter once again accounted for most of the rubbish in our waterways. Sadness. On the ground, passionate community groups of volunteers, like new-kid-on-the-block Plastic […]

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Start Spreading The News…

New York, the city that never sleeps, is one of the most exciting and vibrant places in the world. The Statue of Liberty, 5th Avenue, Broadway, Wall Street, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Greenwich Village, the legendary Barneys and Macy’s department stores… it’s a never-ending list of things to see and do. Coming […]

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Should We Have Sex on a First Date?

I’m always surprised that, even these days, there still is a double standard when it comes to having sex on a first date. If a male does it, he is called a stud; if a woman does it, she is called a slut. Shouldn’t we have gender equality by now? Should the belief that men […]

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Look Up and Live

The very same day that kids went back to school across NSW, I discovered that France is going to ban the use of mobile phones in primary and secondary schools starting from September 2018. Admittedly, I found out while doing some late night mindless trawling on Facebook, but it certainly got my attention. While grappling […]

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Happy Fish: Finding Sustainable Seafood in Bondi

Many of us have thrown a shrimp or two on the barbie this summer. Did you ever wonder where it came from and whether it had been fished sustainably? You’ll be happy to learn that local Second Nature champion Sandra Marshall has and, with her Happy Fish Project, she’s hoping to make it easy for […]

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The Beast’s Monthly Mailbag – March 2018

Booooring! Hey Beastie Boys – Can you please start asking the local blokes and chicks, “Who is your favourite person (outside of family, kids, or significant other)?” I’m getting a bit bored of the standard family response – spice things up a bit! Zoe Bondi Stranded Response Dear Editor – It’s ironic that Andrew Worssam […]

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Cycling the Tour de California

Santa Monica and the area around Venice Beach has always been my favourite part of California, perhaps because it has a similar feel to where I live in Bondi. There is one big difference though: the Venice Beach Boardwalk. There is simply nothing like it anywhere else in the world, a veritable human zoo featuring […]

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