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The Weekly High Five: champagne pops, big brain collectives and mad chats
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The Weekly High Five: champagne pops, big brain collectives and mad chats

Baby steps are seriously underrated, as is self-congratulation. Heck, often just getting through the working week can feel like an extremely big deal. The Weekly High Five is a little something we’ve cooked up to help you max out those warm and fuzzies that you get when you know you’re killing it – we impart upon you five bite-sized goals to kick throughout the week, you kick said goals and then you feel fantastic. Go team! more

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Tiny therapy puppers and turtle escapes – five feel-good stories you might have missed
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Tiny therapy puppers and turtle escapes – five feel-good stories you might have missed

After the recent heatwave we think it’s totally excusable to feel a bit lethargic this week. The sun seems to be sapping our energy, which means that when we have to work up motivation to get things done we find our inspiration resources tapped. This week we are bringing you an energy boost in the form of good news, including stories of stupidly adorable therapy puppies, baby elephants, turtles on the run and Rihanna turning up at the Grammy Awards. Stay cool out there, people! more

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Strut around in some fetch new Mean Girls-themed socks by Foot Cardigan
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Strut around in some fetch new Mean Girls-themed socks by Foot Cardigan

Okay, we know – we never did make ‘fetch’ happen, but it wasn’t for lack of trying! Our inner Gretchen Weiners screamed for joy when we heard news of Foot Cardigan’s new sock range taking inspiration direct from the best teen movie of the past 20 years. These aren’t regular socks – they’re cool socks. Grab a few pairs for when you are on the go, Glen Coco. more

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On Those Trays help gents treat their essentials with respect
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On Those Trays help gents treat their essentials with respect

Let’s face it lads, whenever we leave the house we are all guilty of giving ourselves the ‘one, two, three’ pat to ensure we’ve pocketed all of our essentials. Keys, phone and wallet is usually all we need, but these three are crucial and losing any of those items around the house is a morning ruiner. We need a better system of ensuring we’ve got all our bits and pieces in one place, and On Those Trays (a play on ‘uno, dos, tres’) is giving it to us in the form of a stylish valet trays. more

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Calvin Klein Swim arrives in Australia in time for the end of summer
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Calvin Klein Swim arrives in Australia in time for the end of summer

If you haven’t heard the name Calvin Klein before, then I’d like to commend the rock you live under for having excellent soundproofing. One of the biggest names in fashion is finally giving us Aussies the chance to strut around the beach in some of its iconic swimwear. Calvin Klein Swim has launched exclusively at David Jones, offering some provocative and modern silhouettes in time for the final weeks of summer. more

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Monster French toast and cookie dough cafes – five things we are vibing on in February
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Monster French toast and cookie dough cafes – five things we are vibing on in February

The first month of 2017 is done and dusted and now it is officially too late to wish someone a happy new year. While we’ve still got our eyes on the great year ahead, it’s also time to take stock on some of the cool things that have happened at home and abroad. We are getting super stoked on some very vibe-worthy happenings, including a female-only ride sharing service, a new home for Australian film and gargantuan, cookie dough cafes and carb-loaded French toast hybrids. more


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The Weekend Series: house porn – you know you want to look
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The Weekend Series: house porn – you know you want to look

With all the talk of declining housing affordability and how we’d be able to own the house of our dreams if we just stopped eating smashed avocado, this story might be like rubbing salt on open wound. While we are inclined to agree, we choose to sprinkle like salt bae and deal with our increasing house envy the only way we know how – by spending hours looking at some of the world’s most beautiful homes. There are thousands of architecturally stunning homes all over the world, but we’ve picked five of our most lust-worthy properties that have us contemplating entering the lottery every week. more

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The Weekend Series: five Netflix Originals to look forward to in 2017
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The Weekend Series: five Netflix Originals to look forward to in 2017

Since the massive success of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, it seems like Netflix has only increased in quality when it comes to its original shows. As more an more people ditch television for streaming services, the demand for such quality material has risen exponentially. Thankfully, Netflix has consistently been up to the task of delivering, as evidenced by 2016’s output (Stranger Things, Master of None, The Crown). Our hopes for 2017 are set extraordinarily high, and we are already salivating at the thought of binge watching some great new content. Here are five shows we are chomping at the bit to watch this year. more

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The round-up: heatwave schmeatwave – how to cool down when Brisbane turns up the temperature

In case you haven’t heard, the Bureau of Meteorology is saying that a heatwave is imminent. Okay, what’s new? The sun blasts Brisbane like a furnace all through summer, so this isn’t exactly a groundbreaking revelation. We acknowledge that temperatures of 35 degrees or more are extreme, but Queenslanders are a resilient bunch – we know how to beat the heat. If you absolutely refuse to let the big yellow ball in the sky keep you indoors, we’ve compiled a cool list of ways to stay frosty while the pavement melts. more

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The Weekend Series: cheese skirts, a Will & Grace revival and hurling hatchets – five things we are vibing on in January
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The Weekend Series: cheese skirts, a Will & Grace revival and hurling hatchets – five things we are vibing on in January

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new YEAR – and we’re feeling good. Now that the global mess that was 2016 is behind us, we can move forward with clear eyes and full hearts. We’re only a few days in and there’s already so much to get jazzed about! Welcome back to vibes, where we’ve found word of floating people-powered gyms, mind-bending chocolate artists, burgers wearing cheese skirts and even a cheeky Will & Grace reunion. more

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Par Femme brings a unique brand of female empowerment to online shopping
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Par Femme brings a unique brand of female empowerment to online shopping

When it comes to female sexuality, the world tends to turn a blind eye and block its ears whilst humming loudly to drown out anything it might hear. There is precious little in the way of safe spaces where women can embrace their femininity on their own terms and by their own standards. Par Femme is breaking the rules of feminine mystique – from fashion to content, this is an online destination designed by women, for women (minus the taboo). more

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Embrace the minimalist style with new-season swimwear from Summer Addiction
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Embrace the minimalist style with new-season swimwear from Summer Addiction

Summer is here. It’s well and truly here, in all its 35-degree glory. It’s only natural at this time of year that the ladies embrace the humble bikini to get them through these sweltering days. There’s a general rule that females should add at least one new bikini to their wardrobe each summer – so if you’re succumbing to this rule (that we kind of made up) then you’d best check out newly launched Gold Coast swimwear label, Summer Addiction. Wearing clothes in summer is totally overrated. more