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sun’s out: how to survive the Aussie summer

  If you happen to be in any of our major cities right now and you’re new to Australia, you’re about to witness your first Aussie heatwave (except for Perth… you guys are so chilled out it’s just annoying). Now, if you happen to be from a country where hot weather is normal, then you’ll probably be fine in terms of the temperature – but there’s something a little more sinister about an Australian summer, and it even creeps up…

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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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the perks of being the deso driver

“What does ‘deso’ mean?” I hear you say. ‘Deso’, or designated driver, is the happy individual that gets to consume non-alcoholic beverages of an eve where all of their companions get to drink alcohol. To most, this seems like a bad deal. You don’t get to party with your friends and you are tasked with the job of looking after them all night. But don’t be fooled – there is beauty to the deso responsibility, and you should consider this…

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