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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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Why Do People Have Affairs?

Experiencing infidelity in a relationship can be hurtful and damaging and the immediate response after discovering a partner’s affair is usually a combination of disbelief, anger, sadness and grief. One client of mine, a woman in her 30s, discovered that her husband had an affair with a colleague when he was overseas attending a conference. […]

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Into the BLUE, with Ocean Guardian Tim Silverwood

Whether you’ve been enjoying gentle waves this summer, or getting royally barrelled, it’s safe to say that the surf at our local beaches can really turn it on from time to time. Whether you’ve been out in the big blue or spectating from the safety of the sand, you may have crossed paths with Bondi […]

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Adam lay in the Garden of Eden with Eve by his side, enjoying paradise with barely a thought of serpents, apples, fig leaves or the like. Sadly, as we all know, Adam’s moment of bliss didn’t last and the two were given their marching orders. Masaccio’s 15th century painting of Adam and Eve being expelled […]

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The Unreliable Guide to… Detoxing

This is a dangerous time of year. You’ve had a fabulous Christmas party season, followed by an even better January holiday/festival season. Your head aches, your chin is spotty, your liver is thinking about booking you into a clinic. You are prone, in other words, to falling for the idea of a ‘detox’. Someone, probably […]

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