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If you’ve been following the journey of Sophie Monk in the most recent Australian season of The Bachelorette, you’ll be suitably apprised of three facts. 1. Sophie Monk is quite possibly the most likeable person to have ever graced Australian television screens

As most women will attest, having your period or bladder leakage during a trip to the beach or pool is an uncomfortable experience, and a topic not often thought about by brands. But it’s 2017 and one Australian label, Modibodi, is set on”normalising” conversations around these taboo areas in the market by creating a …

It’s been a long time since I’ve conducted a sociological experiment. Trained as an anthropologist, my usual research locations were tropical climes, not my own home. But this time it’s personal. The subject of this experiment will be Steve, the man who’s been sleeping in my bed for the last …

Every morning I struggle to get out of bed and only feel fully awake after my first hit of caffeine. I hit peak tiredness at around 3pm and can read just a few pages of a book at night before dozing off. I yawn a lot, need at least two …

As the summer countdown begins, the waters around some of this city’s biggest superyachts are getting decidedly choppy. Billionaire casino king James Packer is no doubt more preoccupied with the latest allegations that Melbourne’s Crown Casino staff had tampered with poker machines, claims management has vehemently denied. But there has also been …

“I’ve let go of a lot of things,” says Sarah Wilson, who after a four month solo overseas trip is living out of her lightweight travel backpack and calling Airbnb home. “I’ve let go of possessions, I’ve let go of how a 43-year-old woman should be living.”  Interestingly, it has been …

The menu says it all: sticky, spiced, chilli, pickled, hellfire, toasted, lime, relish, barbecue, jungle, death, caramelised, charred. The words are emphatic, the din is relentless, the energy is high. Chin Chin is up front, up to date and up here. In a strange way, this new-to-Sydney Melbourne transplant is …

Gwyneth Paltrow has received her fair share of awards but it’s unlikely she’ll be celebrating her latest. Paltrow’s controversial ‘wellness’ blog Goop has won the the “Rusty Razor” award for being the “best” at promoting “pseudoscientific nonsense”.   What a pile of goop… Gwyneth Paltrow wins award for promoting pseudoscience. Photo: AP …

Whoever coined the insult, “You have a face for radio”, would be eating their words after Australian radio’s night of nights over the weekend. For an event celebrating the talents of people more accustomed to working in casual clothes – Alan Jones notwithstanding – the stars of the airwaves turned in the …

Browsing the official website for National Carers Week is an exercise in feeling uncomfortable. Because while of course it’s notable that there are 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia, most of them women, as a person with a disability, I can’t help feeling that to celebrate the work of carers in such …