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Books that disturb and disrupt

For our Magazine: Disruption we asked Rebecca Worth, Myf Williams and Odette Shenfield of Paperchain Bookstore to choose their favourite ‘disruptive’ texts. THE END WE START FROM Megan Hunter Amongst the rising sea waters in London, a woman gives birth to a child and names it ‘Z’. Britain is irrevocably thrown into a whirl of […]

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This could go one of two ways

A friend invited my kids and I over on Saturday night for some supper and a few games of pool. We met in the group I’m in for young widows and widowers, and our boys are the same age. We got talking about hypochondria, and how we tend to imagine the worst since going through […]

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Sustainable life: Best vegetables to grow this summer

Long days of sunshine. Green shoots. Earthworms dancing in the soil. Now is the time to start your summer vegetable garden. Plant now, and by Christmas you’ll have a rich variety of flavour and crunch that is yours to share with loved ones. If you’re new to vegetable gardening, take a moment to get the […]

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The Big Mac is getting a Big Makeover

In honour of McHappy Day this Saturday 14 October, six designs by children staying at Ronald McDonald Houses (RMHC) will feature on the famous burger boxes. Each box will also contain a video message from the kids and their families to bring everyday Aussies face-to-face with those supported by RMHC. Customers will be able to access […]

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Launched today: ‘Canberra’s Biggest Garage Sale’

Today, Canberra’s leading community foundation, Hands Across Canberra, launched a new initiative to encourage Canberrans to donate differently this spring. Canberra’s Biggest Garage Sale invites everyone young and old to donate new and pre-loved items. They will be auctioned online with proceeds given to Canberra’s most vulnerable through the Hands Across Canberra Foundation or directly […]

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Daddy Disrupted

Having a baby is a life-changing event for any parent— as well as one of the toughest jobs in the world. But for those dads who choose to become primary caregivers while their partners return to work, the experience also often flies in the face of societal expectations. ~ When Nikolai Jermolajew and his wife […]

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World Mental Health Day: Do you see what I see?

It’s always amazed me that we each have our own unique perspective on life. No matter how hard we may try to walk a mile in another person’s shoes, we will never fully see and experience what another person sees – not the exact same shade of colours, not the exact same sunrise, not feel […]

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It’s not just a survey, it’s personal

When it comes to my personal life I value privacy. But there are times when even people who quietly go about their day, just getting on with loving the person they love need to speak up. Within the context of a national vote on whether the rights allowable to most Australians can be extended to […]

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When you are never too old to travel

Helene Jermolajew was 62 years old when she embarked on a solo trip around the world to heal from loss and grief. She came back a new woman. “She’s gone,” and with those words my life was torn asunder. The last year of Mum’s life was a horror stretch as she became weaker and sicker, […]

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How to be Wonder Woman without leaving Canberra

Women are trending right now. And when I mean they are “trending” I mean that there is currently an influx of inspiring bad ass women power that has begun to dominate popular culture. Think Wonder Woman, Atomic Blonde, and the upcoming Tomb Raider movie set for release in 2018; leading ladies kicking ass and taking […]

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