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Valentine’s Confessions: our worst dates

Roses are red, violets are blue, some dates just suck and we’ve had them too.  As the international day of flowers and dinner dates approaches, the HerCanberra team thought it would be a laugh to look back on those times things didn’t go too smoothly. We present, our worst dates ever (anonymously, of course). The […]

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48 hours in Bungendore

Canberrans have probably been through the village of Bungendore on their way to the south coast at least three times this summer alone. You might have stopped for petrol or grabbed a pie at the bakery or popped into the new supermarket for water for your camping trip. Being a village on the highway, Bungendore […]

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Do you know an outstanding young Canberran?

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards, recognising and celebrating young people aged 12 to 25 years in the ACT. If you know someone who is a role model for other young Canberrans, has given their time as a volunteer or perhaps someone who has worked to champion […]

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Love Your Work: Week 10

BACK AT WORK? WE HAVE THE PERFECT ESCAPE. This summer, we hope you will enjoy sneaking away for half an hour or so every Friday as we bring you each new instalment of our Summer Serial – Love Your Work by first-time Canberra author, Trish Smith.  Missed out on last week or want to read the entire […]

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Self-Help Books For When You Can’t Eat, Pray, Love

Self-help books are a great way to seek information and strategies to find appropriate resolutions for what might be going on in your life. However, sometimes inner peace can’t be found in the classic self-help books like Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and not everyone can Eat, Pray, Love their way through […]

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Long distance love: making it work

If you read my most recent article, you’d know that I’m a firm believer in the benefits of long distance relationships. Aside from making you and your partner communicate openly about your relationship, they can also lead to individual growth and independence, essential for personal happiness and being a supportive partner. Even if you’re not […]

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Our journey to recovery

You probably heard about the horror crash that occurred right before Christmas 2017, resulting in four people injured, including a 13-year-old boy who was airlifted to hospital. But what happens after the news cycle has passed and the wreckage is cleared? Alanna Davis, the driver of the car that was hit and mum to TJ […]

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New Year’s resolutions: less consumption, more understanding and control

Usually, New Year’s resolutions include drinking more water, travelling and exercising more often and working less. But this year have you considered a spot for energy consumption on your 2018 New Year resolutions list? Placing one of these tips on your list can help reduce your electricity consumption to achieve more understanding and control. Be […]

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Sustainable Life: Change a habit, change the world

We all have the power to change the world… our world. The small decisions we make every day can make a big difference. Have you heard of Meat free Mondays? Ever turned your lights off for the annual Earth Hour in March? Have you thought about a buy nothing new challenge? We have the knowledge […]

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Kids: it’s time to pack your own waste-free lunch

As families head to the shops to buy stationery and uniforms for the new school year, why not consider buying a waste-free lunch box as well? While kids’ lunches don’t have to be perfectly-assembled masterpieces, plastic food packaging such as cling wrap, zip-lock bags and chip packets end up in landfill where they may never […]

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