The five texting rules of modern dating

Gone are the good old days of waiting by the phone, willing your significant other to call. Nowadays, we spend our free time strategically calculating the exact length of time from when you open a text, to when you finally decide to reply. “Don’t want to look too thirsty,” you tell yourself as you count …

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Simple ways to improve your employability with social media

Whether you’re waiting for public transport, procrastinating from doing assignments, avoiding awkward small talk, or sleuthing your way through someone’s Instagram and Facebook with surgical precision, there’s no denying that social media has fast become an integral part of our everyday lives. In fact, according to a 2016 survey conducted by Sensis, the average Australian …

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Beyond the stats: An investigation into mental health and the Australian medical industry

By Zaya Altangerel & Katy Chamoun  *Last names were excluded from this story in order to give partial anonymity to some of our first-hand sources. Grace’s first year in medical school was “messy and difficult, … peppered with small moments of uncontained poor mental health. Quiet and controlled panic attacks in lectures, toilet cubicles, and …

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Review: Introducing Souk, Melbourne’s newest secret laneway gem

Situated just off Flinders Lane, Bligh Place’s newest resident Souk has completely transformed the atmosphere of what used to be a quiet and simple little street, into an eye-catching retro entrance into Melbourne’s newest late-night laneway getaway. At first glance, with a large pink neon sign splashed across its industrial front door, the Middle Eastern bar and …

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Top 10 events to look forward to at the 2017 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Held from 31 March – 9 April, the upcoming 2017 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) sounds as if it will be the long-standing festival’s biggest yet. Currently in its 25th year, the annual festival has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small 12 event program back in 1993. Nowadays, the MFWF consists of more …

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Flume Takes Out Best Dance/Electronic Grammy Ahead of New Music

Australian EDM powerhouse Flume has just won big time in the US, taking out his first ever Grammy for his acclaimed album Skin. Winning the Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy, Flume beat out the likes of Tycho and Jean-Michel Jarre to take the golden gramophone. Timely is his win, as a brand new release from Flume in theSkin Companion EP …

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The 2017 American Music Prize Finalists

Twelve finalists for the second annual American Music Prize (AMP) for “Best Debut Album” have recently been unveiled. Founded in 2016 by Scott Murphy, the pioneer of the coveted  Australian Music Prize, the AMP’s “Best Debut Album” award aims to celebrate the album format of music delivery, and discover, reward and promote brand new artists. Last year’s inaugural AMP “Best Debut Album” award was given …

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Tommy Ruff Fish Bar Opens in Windsor

After making a name for themselves in the Melbourne suburbs of Mordialloc and Elsternwick, Tommy Ruff are kick-starting the new year by branching out their popular fish bar to the Windsor end of Chapel Street. Designed by Studio Equator, the latest venue features pastel coloured walls reminiscent of the beach and oak-wood furnishings topped with quirky interior accessories such as …

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Indie Week 2017 Accepting Expressions of Interest

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), Sounds Australia, and the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (PPCA) are teaming up once again to lead a group of ten Australian independent record label representatives to Indie Week 2017, held in New York from 5-9 June. Tailored towards independent record labels and service providers, Indie Week is an invite-only conference organised by the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), focusing on the …

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