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Find your study/life balance with study tips, inspirational and motivational stories and important reminders that family, friends and the community are equally important to careers.

A Vivid outlook

by Gary Fishlock

I like spray painting large street murals and portraits. I’m also happy to do artistic commissions.

Think back to your 16-year-old self. Did you know what you wanted to do with your life back then? Did you even have an inkling?

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Lessons from mum

by Ruth Felice

She was the first voice we heard and the wisdom she shared with us throughout our lives has kept us out of trouble on more than one occasion.

She’s our Mother… The nurturing, strong, intelligent woman who showed us what females are made of.

Today we celebrate Mother’s Day by sharing some of the lessons mum taught us that have lasted well beyond our childhood years…

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Keeping industry alive

by Gary Fishlock

 The global economy is completely dependent on cheap oil and therefore unsustainable

It’s all about the ‘L’ word – local.

This seems to be at loggerheads with the ethos of our global economy. But there are many reasons, both practical and ethical, to buy local rather than imported goods. Read more…

Chocolate bar, cocoa beans and wooden spoon

The history of chocolate

by Gary Fishlock

The World Cocoa Foundation estimates that the number of people who currently depend on chocolate for their livelihood is about 50 million

Chocolate. The mere word is capable of invoking a passionate response in many people. Read more…

Celebrating Irish Australians

by Ruth Felice

They say if you’re not one, you want to be one… Irish that is. ‘Paddys’ possess the ‘gift of the gab’, charm and an enviable sense of humour. And I am not just saying this because I’m Irish myself.

The Irish brought us River Dance, colour photography and a cure for Leprosy (thank you, Vincent Barry) but here in Australia they may be more known for ‘enjoying the craic’.

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Five great movies about women

by Ruth Felice

Looking for a good flick or five to settle into? As a tribute to International Women’s Day 2016, we present to you five great movies that have women as the main protagonists. These stories cover a range of genres and inspire all the emotions. Most importantly, they’re quality viewing for women and men alike. After all, a great story is a great story. And rest assured – no spoilers ahead. Read more…

Girl making heart symbol with her hands in sunset

Just be you

by Gary Fishlock

A healthy society is one that values its own diversity and treats all of its citizens with equal respect

It’s baaaack. This weekend, Sydney’s world-famous Mardi Gras parade will once again snake its glittering way up Oxford and Flinders Streets, no doubt cheered on by thousands of well-wishers.

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