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    Christmas Shopping tips from Dev. You’re welcome. Thursday, December 7th, 2017
    I hate Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my friends and family (individual results may vary), am delighted to cook for them or buy them things they need or desire and a simple glance at my reader’s physique will assure you I love to eat. It’s just the obligation and expectation that annoys me. I ...
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    Life Hack. Tip For A Good Life? No Expectations Sunday, December 4th, 2016
    It was a tremendous gift to grow up not being clever, good looking or particularly pleasant. It also helped immensely that I came from a working class family without any ‘pedigree’. In our family there was no tradition of certain occupations, no family name to uphold, no pressure to take over the farm or the business, no ...
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    Financial abortion: Should men be able to ‘opt out’ of parenthood? Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
    I don’t write many columns these days but I am really passionate about getting the discussion started on this. I support men having the right to opt out of parenthood via financial abortion. I don’t think a women should be forced to be a mother. Why should men be forced to be fathers? It’s rooted in medieval thinking ...
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    Sorry, but being a mother is not the most important job in the world Saturday, November 19th, 2016
    Being a mother is not the most important job in the world. There, I said it. Nor is it the toughest job, despite what the 92% of people polled in Parents Magazine reckon. For any woman who uses that line, consider this: if this is meant to exalt motherhood, then why is the line always used to sell ...
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    Best Interview Tips EVER Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
      My best friend is going for an interview for a job he desperately wants. I really want him to get it because from what I can see from the job description he is their man and would be an excellent fit. I’m no help. Because I am my own business I don’t interview people nor do ...
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    Why I’ll be watching the Grand Final this year. Thursday, September 29th, 2016
    Melbourne is the love of my life. But I hate football. Absolutely detest it. I’ve always hated it. The smell, the sound, the taste… BLERGH. Melbourne I would happily take a bullet for. Football, on the other hand, don’t get me started. Actually I think you just did. The only thing more suffocating than growing up ...
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    When life gives you melons, you’re dyslexic… Saturday, September 24th, 2016
    We are the original improvisers, problem solvers and lateral thinkers: Proud member of the D-Squad Catherine Deveny explains why being identified as dyslexic can be liberating, and shares some advice for parents of dyslexic kids. Growing up, I heard these things over and over again. The way my teachers, parents, classmates — everyone — told me ...
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    When you don’t know what to do, do anything. Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
    Not only does it take a village to raise a child, I’ve come to the conclusion that it also takes a village to raise an adult. We never stop growing up. We’re never finished. We’re all works in progress just trying to do our best and not always succeeding. We’re human. And that’s what humans ...
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    Just Keep Going. A tribute to everyday heroes. Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
    Let’s give a cheer to those who are the embodiment of the human spirit. Every morning I sit on the front deck and drink my coffee, watching people propelling themselves through life. And I’m in awe of how people can keep going. What a wonder the human spirit is. I watch office workers, jolted out of their ...
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    On Depression. And magnolias Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
    This time two years ago I was in the middle of a three month depression. I think it may have been adrenal fatigue. Whatever it was it sucked the enthusiasm, the enjoyment and the energy out of me. I was a husk. The first half of the year had been full on in the best and worst ...
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