I’ve got a very important question. How come, in motion blur photos of city roads at night, there’s always this big swathe of pink light? Sometimes it’s a red streak, but more often than not, there’s a whole lot of pink. I’ve got nothing against this – in fact, pink is my all-time favourite colour …

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Everyone’s all about de-cluttering lately. Even my 90 year-old grandmother is getting amongst it, letting me know in no uncertain terms that the decorative glass owl I gave her for her birthday does not ‘spark joy’. Cheers for that, gran. It’s not my fault the only thing she wants these days is chocolate-coated crystallised ginger, …

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My grandma is such a keen gardener that I almost feel put to shame by her level of get-up-and-go. Despite her bung hip and that eye problem, she’s out there in the dirt rain, hail or shine. I swear, even a tornado wouldn’t put her off. She’d just tie on her headscarf extra tight and …

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When you hear the term ‘medical devices’, what kind of imagery springs to mind? Do you think of, like, medieval torture chambers complete with spiked wheels and racks? Or do you get more of a sci-fi vibe, with tubes full of neon liquid and blinding overhead lights? Perhaps your mental image is more realist, with …

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It’s possible that getting a ute is the best decision I’ve ever made. That may not say much for my other life decisions, but it is what it is. Never had I such freedom of transportation before. Found a cool 1960s table on the side of the road and want to take it home? Easy …

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Nothing like a floor-to-ceiling glass partition around your workstation to make you feel important. Take it from me, as someone who’s just had one installed. I’ve been campaigning for this for almost a year now, and my efforts have come to fruition at last. Maybe I’ll finally command the respect my position deserves. In all …

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I’m so thrilled that Dirk wants in on the subscription box business, especially knowing that he’s not as big on Dutch snack foods as I am. That’s understandable – they are pretty niche. I only have such a soft spot for them on account of that semester abroad I did during undergrad. But yeah, I …

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Do you ever stop and think about the design of the human body – like, really think about it? It starts to get super weird, especially when you start drilling down into the details. Take feet, for example. They’re such a cool solution for walking upright on our hind legs. In essence, they’re also fleshly …

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Sometimes you just need to take a break, even from things you think are good for you. Over-Botch is great and all, but I really do feel like I’ve been putting too much of my life into the game. I’ve got to train myself up in my chosen profession, of course, but all play and …

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Well, this confirms it: Penelope is the worst. Actually, truly, madly, deeply, the worst. And you know the worst thing? She doesn’t know that she’s the worst, and no one else thinks she’s the worst either, even though she totally is. Ugh, Penelope the heiress. Her family owns a penthouse suite. She has a private …

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