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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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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

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

We don’t want to speak too soon, but it seems like the sweaty summer days have given way to the cooler autumnal feels we’ve been craving. The sun has softened, the mercury has dropped, and Easter and ANZAC Day are just around the corner. Now April has been made even more lovely with the release of two biccie-inspired flavoured milks, news of a ground-breaking video-game streaming platform and a much-needed reality check for stock image libraries. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in March
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in March

The month of March feels a little lost in no man’s land: the excitement of the new year is long forgotten and the sweet bingeing of Easter is yet to begin. But fear not, dear friends, for we have once again dutifully scoured the globe to bring you a taste of the best things happening this month. Think major moves in the war on plastic, Australia’s biggest ocean park and a new hashtag challenge. more

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The Weekend Series: five binge-worthy shows to queue up this month
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The Weekend Series: five binge-worthy shows to queue up this month

With the hubbub surrounding this year’s Oscar season, it’s easy to forget that some incredible television exists. We’re not talking about Married at First Sight (but we’re also not knocking that perfectly addictive drama-fest) – we’re talking about the five must-watch television shows of 2019. We’ve curated a list of episodical entertainment that is available to binge now, or will be soon. Superheroes, angels and demons, prison escapes, and dark comedies – what’s not to like? more

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Find true love – go on a blind date with a book this Valentine’s Day
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Find true love – go on a blind date with a book this Valentine’s Day

Folks, Valentine’s Day is upon us and romance is well and truly in the air. Whether you’re flying solo or all coupled up, one enduring and undying love that we can all agree upon is that of literature. Regardless of your relationship status, the thrill of discovering a great new read is one of life’s greatest pleasures – so Penguin Random House Australia has decided to celebrate this notion by setting you up on a blind date with a book this Thursday February 14. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in February
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in February

Folks, we’ve made it to February. Christmas is disappearing in the rear-view mirror and 2019 is now in full swing. It’s good to take a breath every once in a while to soak in what’s happening around you – you never know what can pass you by. Every month we put together a handy hit list of happenings from around the world that we think you’d be interested in. Cutting-edge inventions, wacky food experiments, pop-culture movements – it’s all fair game. This month, we’ve assembled a mixed bag for you to enjoy, from Dr. Mario's mobile app to ketchup caviar. more