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Travel Young

“There is something effortless about our youth. An exuberance that cannot be quelled nor quantified. A perception so bereft of corruption that it radiates amid unrest.” With that thought, a … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Writing an Essay for Uni

The first essential step to writing an essay is to sit down and read the topic. After this, put the piece of paper away and forget about writing anything until … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 7 Comments

The People In Your Class at Uni

At the beginning of every new semester, there comes that glorious moment where you find yourself in a lecture theatre and a tutorial with a group of complete strangers. You … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Social Media Manners

It took society seven hundred years to emerge from the Dark Ages. But it took just thirty nine years to progress from a cassette tape to an iPod. And then … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

#ShitGirlsDo

When I first set foot on the tropical destination that is Instagram, I was not quite sure what to expect. I call it a tropical destination because you have all … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Winter Olympics Explained

As explained by a completely impartial Australian Observer I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains. Of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains. And it’s not … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Snapchat vs Instagram

As the battle for ‘Middle Social Media Earth’ rages on amongst the technologically savvy of us, it throws up several opportunities for comparison and preference. Much like the Nike v … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Accepted Wisdom About Your Future

If you have been anywhere near or in an educational institution in the last twenty years, the chances are that you have heard the Accepted Wisdom about your Future. How … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Realising you’re in love

The entire compendium of romantic comedies, 200 years of English literature and the agony aunt column from Cosmo would have you believe that we are in a constant marathon to … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Melting

Humans. We’re bred tough. We’re told to suck it up. We’ve gotta get up and dust ourselves off, we’ve got to keep trucking, we’ve gotta roll with the punches, take … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Girls guide to a boys heart on Instagram

Being a girl on Instagram is a difficult pursuit. I am not envious of the struggles and ambivalence that the day-to-day Gramma’ must encounter. There is not only the usual … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Perspective

Have you ever had a day when it all just seemed like it was too much? Your fuel gauge is on empty on the way to work so you have … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Work

So you’ve finally conquered the job hunting process and secured yourself your first big job. Congratulations! Whilst the notion of ‘working for the man’ is essentially the same whether you’re … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Being a Football WAG

So, you’ve done the hard yards, staked out the usual haunts (Eve, CQ, Hotel Barkly) and snagged yourself a footballer. Congratulations. Now the hard work of being a football WAG … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

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