Get smart about your car servicing

Feel foolish when visiting the mechanic? Kaylia Payne discovers how to get smart about car servicing. Guaranteed no ‘mansplaining’! Many moons ago I wrote this article about dealing with mechanics. Quite a lot has changed since then, namely that I am now well versed in changing oil, and do in fact know the make and […]

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Roadtest: Eyecentric

On the hunt for some specs with an edge, HerCanberra’s Laura Peppas and Beatrice Smith tested out Manuka’s new bespoke optometrist, Eyecentric.  Laura Since I was eight, I’ve spent a large chunk of my life choosing glasses. In my younger years, they were hardly a fashion statement – it was very much a case of choosing […]

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BMW Drive Day: pedal to the metal

Kate Freeman and Ashleigh Went discover their inner speed demons at a recent BMW Driving experience. I’m what you’d describe as ‘not into cars.’ My husband, on the other hand, is as ‘car guy’ as they come and makes up for what I lack in engine enthusiasm — he lives and breathes them. But even though […]

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Group running in Canberra

For many women, ‘running’ is intimidating – something only done by the fittest of the fit. But it’s a fantastic and flexible way to get fit, make friends and discover your city. One way to get into running is to reach out and find yourself a fitness tribe; a group of people who can encourage you, mentor you and […]

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Demand for sign language interpreters

As an Australian Sign Language interpreter, Sarah Strong has broken communication barriers for graduations, weddings and everything in between. “I might be interpreting for a corporate meeting, then I’ll go to a specialist appointment, a parent teacher interview, or a cooking class,” Sarah says. “They say it’s from the cradle to the grave, we’re there […]

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Home loans with a touch of designer luxury

When my husband and I bought our new apartment, I remember walking in for the first time and getting a shock – while I loved the space itself, the fancy display furnishings were gone, and our old furniture didn’t quite fit. We ended up telling ourselves we would upgrade our furniture bit by bit, but […]

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HerCanberra Wedding Series: Laura’s Big Day

In the last of this series, Laura Peppas shares her wedding experience, with some big-day advice… After six months of planning every minute detail of our wedding day – every last rose petal, seating plan and stationary order – the countdown was over. The big day was finally here. The afternoon before our wedding, I was […]

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Monday Moment: 20 seconds of courage

Every so often you find yourself in a scenario where you know you have an opportunity to do something, but you’re nervous or apprehensive or unsure about it. It happened to me on Thursday on a flight from Canberra to Sydney. Two rows behind sat three of the Diamonds—our newly-crowned World Champion netballers—in their green […]

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No More Stigma

I don’t know a single family that hasn’t been touched in some way by depression. So it’s unsurprising when Beyond Blue explains that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and that an estimated 45 percent of Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Talking about depression comes more easily to […]

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It’s Just Not Cricket

Ladies we’ve been bowled out, rather than bowled over – apparently the sisterhood is to blame for Australia’s defeat by England in the shortest first innings in Test cricket history. I know. I feel really bad about it. We are a ‘distraction’ on tour as the former Test wicketkeeper/current cricket commentator Ian Healy describes us. […]

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