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The Weekend Series: totally legit tax hacks to maximise your dollar bills
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The Weekend Series: totally legit tax hacks to maximise your dollar bills

When it comes down to it, you can’t cheat the taxman. You (or someone you know) may be all for fudging a few figures here and there to make your yearly return a little more lush, but keeping it legit is definitely the way to go when it comes to anything financial – you don’t want to end up in a Caleb Nichol a la The OC type situation, after all. If you play your cards right you can maximise your return without any risk of landing yourself in hot water – we’ve rounded up a few tips to help you out before the new financial year rolls around. Make it rain, folks! more

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Give your ankles a bit of razzle-dazzle with socks from Fortis Green
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Give your ankles a bit of razzle-dazzle with socks from Fortis Green

Sometimes wearing a suit every day can be a bit of a drag. Sure, a good suit never goes out of style but you really have to put some effort in to make it pop day in and day out. The easiest way to imbue a bit of flair into your outfit is with a jazzy sock, and Fortis Green makes some of the funkiest socks around, combining eye-catching patterns with luxurious Egyptian cotton. more

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The Weekend Series: five podcasts you should definitely be listening to
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The Weekend Series: five podcasts you should definitely be listening to

Much like MSG, high fructose corn syrup and checking Instagram every 20 minutes to see what your ex is up to (don’t act like you don’t know), podcasts are seriously addictive. Whether you’re killing time on a morning commute, trying to distract yourself from the searing pain in your quads during a run or just need time to chill out, there’s pretty much a podcast for every occasion. There are heaps of titles out there blowing up internationally that you have probably come across, but we are here to shine a light on some of the best podcasts that you may not have heard of yet. more

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Make like MacGyver – test your wits at Brisbane’s brand new Escape Manor
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Make like MacGyver – test your wits at Brisbane’s brand new Escape Manor

Nothing gets adrenaline levels soaring quite like a good old-fashioned escape challenge. When you’re locked in a room with limited resources, a sinister backstory and a ticking clock, things get hectic. Imaginations run wild as you work closely with those around you to find a way out, piecing together clues and thinking outside of the box to achieve a common goal. Nobody can craft this experience quite like Escape Manor, Brisbane’s latest escape room that is here to take it to the limit. more

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Marshmallow cafes to virtual-reality cocktails – five things we are vibing on in June
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Marshmallow cafes to virtual-reality cocktails – five things we are vibing on in June

As we approach the middle of the year we start to rug up and brace for the full force of winter. It’s only natural for us to let our beach bods go a little bit as we indulge in comfort food, and boy do we have a few morsels to drool over this month! We can’t get enough of sweet treats and fusion eats, which is why we are crushing on the concept of marshmallow cafes, bouquets of Nutella doughnuts and pho-filled burritos. Sounds outlandish, right? It doesn’t make it any less real, friend. Check out our June vibes and join us in our food fantasy. more


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AÃRK Collective timepieces marry function and aesthetics
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AÃRK Collective timepieces marry function and aesthetics

A good watch can be exceedingly hard to find – often something you find visually appealing will have had no thought put into its insides, or as a reverse argument the super-hardy products just aren’t very pretty. Finding a balance between style and workability is a challenge, but we’ve found just the thing. Nailing the perfect combination of seamless functionality and dreamy aesthetics is AÃRK Collective, a group of Melbourne-based creatives that you are going to want to make time for. more

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The Weekend Series: five visually striking indoor plants for beginners (that aren't succulents)
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The Weekend Series: five visually striking indoor plants for beginners (that aren’t succulents)

If you aren’t enough of a responsible adult yet to care for a pet or child, there is always one option for sating your paternal instincts. A plant doesn’t talk back, nor does it cry at odd hours of the night. If you are keen to start caring for a leafy baby or two, we suggest branching (get it?) out and going with a plant that is a little bit different than your run-of-the-mill succulent. We’ve picked five plants to start with that are not only easy to care for but also fun to look at. more

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The best of both worlds – MR PORTER and Gucci team up for a killer capsule collection
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The best of both worlds – MR PORTER and Gucci team up for a killer capsule collection

When it comes to fashion, it’s hard to resist a good collaboration. Two geniuses are better than one, right? In an industry where boundaries are constantly being pushed and tested, it’s always nice to see big-time names coming together to create sartorial magic. Lucky for us, the teams from award-winning men’s style online destination MR PORTER and iconic luxury fashion house Gucci have teamed up to bring us a capsule collection that celebrates the best of each brand. more

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You can’t resist the itch to adorn your wrist with Jack + Bell timepieces
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You can’t resist the itch to adorn your wrist with Jack + Bell timepieces

For generations, the humble watch has been a crucial accessory for any gentleman that cared about his attire. These days, the staple timepiece is as varied as the current cross-section of fashion trends and styles, with varieties for making a bold statement to more subtle selections. Jack + Bell Watch Co's watches are designed to transcend locale and aesthetic, with a range of pieces that can travel from boardroom to beach with ease. more

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It’s game time – 1UP Arcade powers up in Morningside this weekend
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It’s game time – 1UP Arcade powers up in Morningside this weekend

Anyone that grew up walking distance from an arcade (or corner store with Street Fighter) should take a seat – this isn’t going to be your run-of-the-mill nostalgia trip. 1UP Arcade is bringing arcade gaming back into vogue with a communal space boasting more than 50 machines from Fatal Fury to Rave Racer. If you’ve got an itch to beat some high scores, 1UP Arcade will be pressing start on Saturday May 13.  more

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Misfit Apparel takes cues from 80s true grit with its DEEPRESSION drop
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Misfit Apparel takes cues from 80s true grit with its DEEPRESSION drop

The 80s were a period of total contrast – every saccharine pop jam had its brooding indie counterpart or aggressive rock and roll protest anthem. It was such an exciting time from a cultural perspective, so it’s no surprise that some of the most innovative and exciting fashion from the present day is influenced by the decade. DEEPRESSION is the latest collection from Sydney streetwear label Misfit Apparel, taking cues from punk-rock grit and everyone’s favourite outspoken role model – Henry Rollins. more

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Ice-cream museums and food delivery robots – five things we are vibing on in May
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Ice-cream museums and food delivery robots – five things we are vibing on in May

The year moves along at a breakneck pace and we suddenly find ourselves at the start of May. Justin Timberlake jokes aside – we’re secretly stoked to have arrived at this part of the year. The weather is cooler and the comfort food is on point as always, and it seems like May is a great month for vibe-worthy happenings. This month we’ve scoured the web for news of ice-cream museums, ramen tacos (trust us – they look delicious), food-delivery robots and rescued food supermarkets. It’s looking like we’ve got a great month ahead, we hope this gives you some inspirational fodder to get you through autumn. more

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The Weekend Series: five ways to make your four-day weekend a true delight
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The Weekend Series: five ways to make your four-day weekend a true delight

It’s not often that we get a long weekend, but over the next month we have three! The Easter long weekend is an extra long one, with public holidays taking place on Friday and Monday, so that leaves a few extra days to fill. While many of us are thinking about catching up on some life admin in between hot cross bun binges, it’s also an ideal time to try fun and exciting things! This is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with yourself and catch up on some of the best things happening right now. Don’t waste four days in a chocolate-induced coma – hop to these five long weekend activities. more

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Spaghetti doughnuts to Coachella's food line-up – five things we are vibing on in April
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Spaghetti doughnuts to Coachella’s food line-up – five things we are vibing on in April

After the downpour we’ve been experiencing lately, we’ve been looking for a bit of sunshine to brighten our moods. When the weather is sour we can always rely on something sweet to come along and remind us of life’s good things – things like food, drink and puppies. While searching for things to add to our mood boards, we have stumbled across some amazing pieces of news that are really moving our dial. This month’s vibes encompass the weird, the adorable and the envy inducing, but it’s all gravy, baby! The sun is shining again. more