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Earth Hour – Environmental Tokenism.

Started in Australia in 2007, Earth Hour is now embraced by over one billion people in 152 countries.  That’s a lot of people wanting to make a difference.  It’s indicative that hope for action on climate change is growing – and that is a good thing. However, taking a look at how the Earth Hour […]

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Bugger Off, Feminist Movement.

Yesterday I read on Daily Life a transcript of an interview between regular contributor Clementine Ford and feminist stalwart Anne Summers. During this interview, Summers laments the fact that only 38 per cent of educated Gen X women are in full-time jobs compared to 90 per cent of educated Gen X men. Why aren’t more […]

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Just One Thing (in consideration of laziness)

Many moons ago, well shy of my adolescence, I became inflicted with a malicious virus — called laziness. I’m not sure how it happened, but I’m pretty sure it was born of rebellion. My mother was a great home maker and lived by that smug mantra ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’. […]

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Public Transport — University of Life

Ah, public transport, the university of life. A place where you’re forced to rub shoulders and various other body parts with the weird and wonderful characters that make up a city. Many of us are not so au fait with public transport here in car-centric Canberra, where the population is so spread out and the […]

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The Way We Were

Here’s a link to my latest post on hercanberra.com.au  http://www.hercanberra.com.au/index.php/2012/08/10/the-way-we-were/               (pic: from ‘Threepaws’ at the-riotact.com)

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Imaginary Friends

Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?  If you did, chances are you’re more creative than those of us who didn’t. So says Evan Kidd, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the ANU.  He spoke on this topic at the TEDx Sydney event last month.  Most of you would know about TED, the US-based […]

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Does this ad make you LOL?

Have you checked out the latest Lynx ad yet? Have a peek here and see what you think: Yeah, I get the joke. They’re not really talking about sports balls, right? Clever? No. Funny? Not really. I find it pretty childish. And I have to ask myself: why does so much of our popular culture […]

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Online Objections

Here’s a link to my latest ‘Her Canberra’ post. It’s about how we are turning away from TV and to the internet for our daily fix of Schadenfreude! http://www.hercanberra.com.au/index.php/2012/02/20/online-objections/

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