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Anthropology 101

I first came across the book Primates of Park Avenue on my FaceBook feed courtesy of that stellar news publication, The New York Times, which presented me with an article called “Poor Little Rich Women”, written by the author, Wednesday Martin. It held the promise of a fascinating read: an anthropological field study of mothers | Read more…

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The Fast And The Furious (And Fates And Furies)

November for most of us is a frenetic month – we suddenly realise that there’s only one month until the end of the year. Many of us act as if we are auditioning for a cameo role in the next Fast and Furious franchised film, as we juggernaut at break-neck (and sometimes testosterone-fueled) speed to | Read more…

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Another Ode To The Suffragettes Reloaded

I know I covered the suffragettes on International Women’s Day, but there’s so much to say about them that, I felt they deserved another post. Women in New Zealand were the first to get the vote in 1893, followed by women in the states of South Australia and Western Australia, who gained suffrage in 1895 | Read more…

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Walk A Mile In Monica Bellucci’s Red Shoes

Italian Style 101 According to Italian-Australian fashion designer and businesswoman, Carla Zampatti, La bella figura (which literally means ‘the beautiful figure’) is an essential philosophy that rules the lives of gli Italiani, yet is a difficult concept for outsiders to comprehend. La bella figura can mean many things, but at its core is presentation – | Read more…

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