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things you need to stop doing in your 20’s

There comes a moment when you realise you’re not a teenager anymore. And this might happen a few times in your early-twenties when you’re sprawled out on a couch with glitter stuck to your face and you find your shoes in the fridge for some reason (drawing from experience here…). My point being: you’ll have a few moments in the early years of your degree when you think “I’m too old for this”. Whether it takes a huge raging party…

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easy food swaps to help you survive the summer

Lets face it, food rules everything we do. And if it doesn’t, then you’re kidding yourself, because food is probably one of the greatest joys to grace the planet. Many of my most memorable days have something to do with a large selection of seafood, and if I go to a party I am almost exclusively the person lingering at the snack table. No shame, just a fact. While food takes up 80% of the better moments of my life,…

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things I’m glad I never tried at uni

Living on campus is a learning curve. You can do a lot of dumb stuff when you’re thrown in the deep end of young adult life. Usually you come out relatively unscathed, because a lot of us need to make mistakes to learn. It’s all part of growing as an adult. But some people will make hugely detrimental mistakes during their time on campus that can really put them a step behind the rest of their peers. The kind of…

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why being sunsafe is the smartest thing you can do

This week I got sunburnt in a weird place. I managed to have a day off on one of the hottest Sydney days we’ve had since last summer. It was a fresh 33 degrees, and naturally I decided to go to the beach and make the most of the semi-empty beach before summer really started. Given I’d been in winter hibernation for some months, I was eager to get some Vitamin C… …Okay, I wanted a tan. I lay in…

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winter is over: the 5 stages of emotion

“Spring has sprung”, and other clichés… I was walking down the street near my house when spring hit me. My nose twitched, I sneezed, and suddenly noticed it wasn’t dreary and cold anymore. Yes, spring is here. While you may not be noticing it in Melbourne (where it’s currently raining like Armageddon), the rest of the country is slowly warming up, and there is an emotional journey that comes with it.     Oh god, why did I wear so…

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winter workout: how to keep your fitness on track

Freezing your butt off? Yeah, me too. One of the things that falls by the wayside in winter is fitness. If I’m honest, I was never much of a fitness fanatic in the summer, but it was easier to get to the gym if the weather wasn’t near freezing. Winter tends to bring out the laziness in all of us. We sit inside, watch movies, eat comfort food and sleep in to stay warm. I know, it sounds amazing. But…

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your guide to catching some well-deserved Zzz’s

How much sleep did you get last night? If it was anything less than 7 hours you’re probably not catching enough Zzz’s. Sleep was one of the necessities of health that went completely by the wayside when I first started uni, and it was because of a few things: Going out a lot at night Playing video games until 3am Staying up late to do assignments Staying up late because I could One of the things you’ll notice right away…

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