#positivevibesonly: How toxic positivity makes us unhappy

Let’s be real for a minute. This year has been beyond hard. We couldn’t see it coming, we don’t know where it’s going and many of us are still coming to terms with COVID-normal. When we’re going through hard times, a positive mindset can be very useful. It can remind us to be grateful and…

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How I fell out of love with writing

It’s been a while. Close to a year. So, where have I been? The simple answer is – I fell out of love with writing. The complex answer involves creative burnout and the two types of writing. Let’s start with the complex. When I think of creative burnout, I think of The Oatmeal’s comic ‘Creativity…

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Beautiful Samoa: Where to Eat, Party & Sightsee on the Island

When looking for a fast, fun island getaway most of us look to Hawaii or Fiji. These places have a lot to offer and are popular for a reason, but they’re not the only island cultures out there to explore. Samoa is a naturally beautiful, budget-friendly holiday destination with plenty to offer families, friends and…

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Life Etiquette for 20-Somethings: Weddings, Work Parties & Baby Showers

Your twenties are an interesting decade. They start in a whirlwind of nightclubs and 21st birthdays and then halfway through you’re navigating weddings, office parties and potentially even baby showers. If it’s your first time at any of these events you may be wondering how to come across as a flawless, functional adult. Here’s a…

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11 Festivals & Events in Melbourne this Winter

It’s safe to say Winter has arrived with chilly mornings and grey skies every other day, but that doesn’t mean you should hibernate till Spring. There are plenty of Winter events in Melbourne to slot in your calendar for this year. Here are a few top picks happening in the city. 1. Groove on Over…

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3 Reasons to Get Yourself a Bedtime Routine ASAP

Bedtime routines aren’t just for Youtube vloggers and toddlers. They’re actually an essential routine to improve your sleep quality and ensure you get those 8 hours every night. How many nights have you spent aimlessly scrolling your phone until your eyes felt heavy enough to get to sleep? If this is what you’d call your…

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How to Survive Your First Overseas Trip

There’s a glint in the eye of every seasoned traveller. They can’t wait to soak up any new city they find themselves in and long-haul flights are just a painful means to an end they must endure. But every pro started somewhere. They may not recall the nerves and excitement of their first overseas trip…

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Coin Mirror DIY: How to Use Your Foreign Coins for Something Fun

Over the years I’ve built up a nice little collection of foreign coins from my travels. I’m not very good at using them overseas and often forget you’re not able to exchange coins back into your local currency. I used to keep them in a piggy bank for my inevitable return to each country but…

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48hrs IN…HONOLULU

To get the most out of a trip to Hawaii you really should spend more than 48hrs exploring the islands. But, if you can only fit in a short stopover there’s more than enough to fill up a couple days on one of its main islands. Honolulu is a tourist hotspot so you can expect…

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