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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in July
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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in July

You might have noticed we’re suckers for snappy sustainability initiatives, and this month we’ve found a couple of great options to help reduce your single-use plastic waste. From self-cleaning and purifying water bottles to genuinely natural drinking straws, we’ve also discovered some added motivation for protecting the planet – and it comes in the form of an underwater hotel in the Great Barrier Reef. Check out these ingenuities and more, as we share the top five things we’re loving this month. more

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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in June
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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in June

We've taken the first tentative steps into winter, the election is done and dusted, Game of Thrones has officially ended – and you have nothing left to small-talk about at the water cooler. Don't fret, folks, because we've scoured the globe to bring you some of the most interesting things happening in all reaches, from regional Australia to Ibiza. This month we present to you a glass-walled hotel room free of charge, a vegan interpretation of the classic IKEA meatballs, a brand-new Star Wars theme park, a life-changing food waste app and plans to launch NASA rockets from the Northern Territory. Yep, consider all awkward silences and lengthy elevator rides taken care of. more

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The Weekend Series: five eco initiatives sparking positive change around the globe
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The Weekend Series: five eco initiatives sparking positive change around the globe

Every single container thrown in the recycling bin, food waste popped in the compost and package-free bulk-buy purchase adds up to collectively make a huge difference to our environment. We’ve been blown away by some innovative new strategies sprouting across the globe over the past few months, from seaweed-based hydration capsules at the London Marathon to Qantas launching the world’s first zero-waste flight. Check out some of the best below. more


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I am hoping the industry starts concentrating on quality over quantity, supporting fair working conditions and paying their workers a living wage ... ~ Kim Bailey more
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From URL to IRL – how to make sure your online dating game doesn't get stuck on the screen
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From URL to IRL – how to make sure your online dating game doesn’t get stuck on the screen

Real talk – anyone who has taken a chance on online dating apps will be able to tell you that one of the biggest gripes is going from on-screen banter to a real-life meeting. You can sift through a sea of duds, finally match with someone, have a vibe-worthy chat and then … crickets? However, there is hope. Apps like The Inner Circle are ditching the ‘more is more’ mentality in favour of quality matches keen on real-world connections. Want to take your love life offline? Here’s some handy advice on how to get there. more

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The Weekend Series: five new shows to cure your post-Game-of-Thrones blues
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The Weekend Series: five new shows to cure your post-Game-of-Thrones blues

It’s been packed with mayhem, plot twists and takeaway coffee cups, but the final season of Game of Thrones will soon come to a bittersweet end. In order to combat your post-GoT melancholy, we’ve rustled up five of the best new series that can fill the streaming void. From classic novel adaptations to twisted sketch comedy, these TV shows will help keep you occupied through winter (or let's be honest, probably just the rainy weekend ahead). more

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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in May
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The Weekend Series: Five things we are vibing in May

Here at The Weekend Edition, we harbour a serious love of all things wonderfully wacky. A six-tonne potato as a sleeping vessel? Perfect. Giant sculptural playscapes? Sign us up. After brushing up on our egg-hunting skills at Easter, we’ve extended the search to track down the most intriguing things happening around the world right now. Join us as we daydream of jumping on suspended bouncing nets, ricocheting along the world’s longest enclosed rollercoaster and snuggling inside a giant potato. more

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The Weekend Series: five boutique streaming services we can't wait to try in Australia
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The Weekend Series: five boutique streaming services we can’t wait to try in Australia

So you’ve drained your standard streaming platforms dry and need some fresh content to tickle your curiosity and fire up the neurons? We’ve found five curated streaming services to suit all manner of niche tastes, from Japanese anime and indie docos to suspense and horror flicks. Some are available now, some are coming soon and some we’ll have to cross our fingers for – but we’re sure they’ll all be worth the wait. more

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Let’s get high – iFLY brings indoor skydiving to Brisbane for the first time
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Let’s get high – iFLY brings indoor skydiving to Brisbane for the first time

Calling all thrill-seekers – it’s time to suit up and prepare to experience the sensation of skydiving in true freefall conditions! The (responsible) daredevils from iFLY Indoor Skydiving Centre have brought the phenomenon to Brisbane for the first time, joining the growing entertainment precinct at Westfield Chermside. The first-of-its-kind facility is offering a brand-new experience for those who have always wanted to soar. more

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Creativity under one roof – Open House unites fashion, art and social enterprise in West End
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Creativity under one roof – Open House unites fashion, art and social enterprise in West End

The long-vacant space at 73 Vulture Street isn’t empty anymore! A brand-new creative collective has taken over the tenancy, bringing sustainable fashion from local makers, Aboriginal art and engaging workshops together for one multipurpose venue. Open House is providing an opportunity for artisans and artists alike to connect with a discerning consumer base, and share their wares with a wider audience. more