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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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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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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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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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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

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Run wild amongst Westfield Chermside’s new fashion precinct
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Run wild amongst Westfield Chermside’s new fashion precinct

If you are currently standing while reading this, we suggest you sit down before you continue. We’ve been on tenterhooks awaiting the launch of Westfield Chermside’s newest addition, and now the moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived! Westfield Chermside will be welcoming one and all to the official opening of its new fashion precinct, which includes the launch of massive retailers such as Sephora, Zara and H&M as well as dozens of new retailers across fashion, home and lifestyle products. more

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The Out There is Australia’s first binge-worthy series on Instagram

Move over Netflix! If you’ve been looking to disconnect and detox from social media, then this story might not be for you. But if engaging stories about life, death, love and loss tempt you, then read on! The Out There is a brand-new web series that is breaking the mould when it comes to online entertainment – releasing its first season exclusively through Instagram. This independent project is set to change how social media is used as a tool for content distribution and the potency of accessible entertainment. more

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The Weekend Series: treat yo’self – five boutique hotels for a swanky staycation Brisbane and the Gold Coast
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The Weekend Series: treat yo’self – five boutique hotels for a swanky staycation Brisbane and the Gold Coast

If you’ve been working yourself to the bone lately, thoughts have probably drifted towards the prospect of taking a holiday. Unfortunately for most of us, taking an extended amount of time off isn’t possible at this point in time, but that doesn’t mean a vacation must elude us. We are all for the idea of staycations – cheeky weekend sojourns to the fanciest hotel in town. You don’t have to travel far to live it up – both Brisbane and the Gold Coast boast a collection of gorgeous hotels where you can live like a baller for a weekend. We’ve collated a quick list of five excellent boutique hotels in Brisbane and the Gold Coast that make for a perfect staycation spot when you need to recharge your batteries. more

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Burger cookbooks to dessert deep-dish pizzas – five things we are vibing on in March
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Burger cookbooks to dessert deep-dish pizzas – five things we are vibing on in March

Hallelujah – autumn is here! Although Brisbane’s seasonal changes are as mild as a dove, we are still celebrating the arrival of the colder months. Oh, autumn (and winter) – how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We love thee to the breadth and circumference of our bone-warming pizzas. We love thee to the depth of our mugs of hot chocolate. We love thee to the density of our doona nooks. We love thee, like, a lot. If you couldn’t tell, the end of summer is our biggest vibe this month, but we’ve got a few more things that are driving our lust-o-meter to dangerous new levels. more

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Paw-ternity leave, bee habitats and Donald Glover lands royal role – five feel-good stories you might have missed
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Paw-ternity leave, bee habitats and Donald Glover lands royal role – five feel-good stories you might have missed

Look alive, people! The weekend is almost here! If this week has been a slog, then you might need a little bit of a pick-me-up to see you across the finish line. We’ve got just the thing to keep you moving – happy news stories! It’s been a great week for feel-good happenings – we’ve got stories of paw-ternity leave for new puppy parents, Donalg Glover kicks another career goal, Michael Bolton makes us melt into our morning coffee and Nazeem Hussain shares a personal story that is well worth listening to. more

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The Weekly High Five: risky fashion, making it rain and selfish cakes
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The Weekly High Five: risky fashion, making it rain and selfish cakes

In regards to goals, someone much wiser than I once said, “It ain’t about how fast I get there, it ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side – it’s the climb.” Even if your feelings towards inspirational songs performed by former child stars aren’t exactly positive, you’ve got to admit that the girl has got a point – the journey towards achieving something is just as crucial as the end game. Make your journey a fulfilling one with The Weekly High Five – tiny feel-good resolutions you can count on one hand and tick off for instant endorphins. 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