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How not to use Facebook

How not to use Facebook

You know how I feel about over-sharers I don’t know, right? Well it’s come to my attention recently that over-sharers who I do know can be even worse. And it all seems to happen on facebook (assuming you know everyone you’re friends with of course). Sure, you can tell me to buzz off – that … Continue reading

Control your rowdy children

Control your rowdy children

Kids will be kids, and you don’t have to be a parent to know it. However, when I’m doing my grocery shopping or enjoying my delicious french toast weekend brunch at a cafe, I don’t want to put up with the high decibel screaming of children at the same time. Earlier this month, a Sydney … Continue reading

Do you know what you’re eating?

Do you know what you’re eating?

The recent horse meat scandal in Europe has caused an outrage. Consumers, the media and politicians are up in arms at being duped into eating horse meat instead of beef in their humble meat pies and lasagnes. The scandal made some people horrified that they had inadvertently been eating Black Beauty, and then it made … Continue reading

Why the thought of motherhood scares me

Why the thought of motherhood scares me

It may seem crazy when we humans are biologically programmed to reproduce, but the idea of having children scares me. All those sleepless nights and sore boobs are definitely unappealing, as well as losing your figure, having your boobs droop down past to your belly, and the financial cost. Sometimes I think that the only … Continue reading

The day I bumped my head on the glass ceiling

The day I bumped my head on the glass ceiling

Employment discrimination based on sex or age. It doesn’t happen, right? It’s illegal. So it can’t happen. Surely… OK, so maybe it can. And, as I have recently found out, it does. In the early stages of my career I didn’t understand the concept of the glass ceiling. My gender didn’t cause issues in the … Continue reading

Being ordinary, not extraordinary

Being ordinary, not extraordinary

When we are growing up, our parents and our teachers tell us that we’re special people. We can be whatever we want to be, and we have praise heaped on us for indecipherable drawings, a tune on the recorder that sounded more like a strangled cat, or a half-hearted soccer game. While their efforts are … Continue reading

Eating organic: should we pay more?

Eating organic: should we pay more?

PerfectlyRandom thinks so: It’s pretty easy to do the math on this one – organic means no chemicals are used in the growing or rearing of the ingredients used, and that means lower yields for the farmers. If they produce less, they have less to sell, so what they do have costs more on the … Continue reading