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Graduate Life: Intern and Employee at Network 10

Ursula Melhem “I am having a pretty weird morning. I lost the bras’n’things receipt, then I found it again, then I dropped someone’s coffee on ALL the cables which led to the ENTIRE studio and I just feel SO clumsy ...

“OUR ANNUAL FAMILY HOLIDAY”

By Naomi Rahi Finally we’re going; we’re leaving to the most wonderful destination in the world. It’s that time of the year again, that time when everything is so cold and arctic but you forget all that, for that extravagant ...

Lebanon, Home Sweet Home

I carefully placed one foot in front of the other, making my way through the rubble. Big, ugly grey, slabs of concrete that had once been homes, lined the narrow deserted street; thousands of bullet holes scarred the walls. Suddenly, ...

Pick your own fresh batch of Mandarins

The season has just finished, but I still wanted to share with you this beautiful experience which will definitely be on your agenda for next winter. Mandarin Picking, such a fun idea.  Ford’s farm is located near Wiseman’s Ferry about ...

9 Common Traits Of Happy People (That They Don’t Talk About)

Happiness. It’s the term thrown around more often than any other term when people are asked what they are looking for in life. A loving partner, a fun high-paying job and endless world travel are also amongst some of the ...

“Sorry do you have the time? “

By Serene Hajjar, I found myself in a predicament I hadn’t been in for quite a while, or ever for that matter. I was waiting for a bus, with a dead phone, and needed to know the time. I found ...

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

TIM WALKER Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I believed him. An angry red rash was starting to form on ...

Arabic at the University of Sydney is Under a Long-Awaited New Leadership

The   Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Sydney has seen much change in the last six months. A new Professor and Chair is now leading this department and revamping the major and the curriculum. Professor Sahar ...

Novelist Leila Yusaf Chung asks: when do you become an Australian?

By Leila Yusaf Chung I was optimistic and felt lucky to have landed in this amazing country – an easy¬going country where young women wore thongs at work, where diners asked for a doggy bag if they didn’t finish their ...