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Brightening Face Peel review

I’ve never been one for face peels, particularly before an event. Remember the veil Samantha from Sex & The City wore to Carrie’s book launch? “I just wanted to look a little fresh” “You look like beef carpaccio!” Needless to say, I now find myself staring down the barrel of a Botox gun and as… 

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DIRT CHEAP WAYS TO ENJOY LIFE

I love laughing. Not only is it therapeutic, it’s also free. “Make a woman laugh and you can make her do anything,” said Marilyn Monroe who apparently met quite a few funny men. Other enjoyable activities that don’t have to break the bank: Exercising Talking Eating Crying The consumption of emotional art If you can… 

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PAOLO NUTINI

Someone switched the mood meter to foul this week and most fingers point squarely to a two-year-old overlord as the root of all causes. My kid can’t help wielding her authority, she’s just being two, but most days have become a diabolical dissension into tears. Sometimes they’re even hers. I told her I had a… 

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FRANK BODY SCRUB: WORTH THE HYPE?

Social media fad or cellulite annihilator? I’m still not entirely sure, either way at $14.95 Frank body scrub can stick around despite the overload of box gaps on their Facebook page. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Frank range of coffee scrubs were created in Melbourne by Willow & Blake; a communications… 

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DIVERSITY & BLOGGING

In a paper titled ‘Blogs Are Echo Chambers’ an empirical study drew on a sample of over 1,000 blog comments from 33 of the world’s top blogs and determined the overwhelming majority of commenters with an opinion agreed with the blogger’s position. Results showed that technology and entertainment blogs caused the least amount of polarizing views… 

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the good life: body image

THE GOOD LIFE

Just below my ribcage extends a fleshy abdomen I’ve come to know as Killer. An amalgamation of my children’s names, it’s the part of my stomach that resembles a twelve week old pregnancy or a large bowl of penne that’s been permanently plastered to my stomach. I’ve spent hours exercising in order to reduce its… 

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WHITE NIGHT MELBOURNE: 2014

Was this year’s White Night Melbourne too crowded? You betcha. Attendance figures were estimated to be around 500,000 – around 200, 000 more than last year. It was a much more diverse crowd this year; plenty more families and prams and there may have been a couple of Sweet Home Alabama quotes flying around, “Look… 

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