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LATEST & GREATEST

Recipe for Homesickness

14. Add frozen peas and corn, enough to add colour to the dish, but not enough to impact it in any meaningful way. Wonder if it's as colourful as the fried rice your mother made.

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7 Weirdest Foods of the World

What unites people all over the world? Whether you speak the language or not, there is always one baby that gets us excited. FOOD!

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What It Tastes Like to Grow Up in a Diasporic Ashkenazi Matriarchy ('Dam')

In Hebrew, dam means blood. In DAMs, blood means food. Usually pickled.

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5 International Cooking Shows You Have to Watch

Part of the joy of trying international cuisines is the excitement of figuring out whether you like it or not, and learning about the culture it comes from.

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SELF LOVE SUNDAYS

Crochet for self care

I’m not a crafty person. Paint brushes, sewing needles and hot glue guns are as foreign to me as skydiving. That’s why it came as a shock to me to discover that I really like crotchet.

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Sleep Habits

I’ve got a horrible habit of sleeping around 4-5 hours every night, normally playing on my phone before putting it away for bed around 2 or 3am.

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Gratitude Journals

When the world is a whirlwind of people in their own monotonous routines, it is quite difficult for one to be grateful. What is there to be grateful for? I have 3 tests, 2 assignments, 9 hours of lectures to catch up on, I don’t understand anything, and e

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Mindfulness Meditation

There has arguably been no wellness practice as widely mentioned and practiced as meditation. An activity that has existed for millennia, meditation began as a religious practice and has endured and diversified. Today, there are many forms of meditation (

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BLITZ GUIDES

Blitz Guides | Perfect Places

Be you a food lover yourself, or a novice of all things Sydney culture, sometimes its worth following the crowd.

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Blitz Guides | Places to Be Single

Couples sure seem to have a lot of fun! Leisurely late lunches, picnics by some picturesque lake, rooftop bars in summer, even quiet nights on the couch with a greasy box of pizza seem more enjoyable with a significant other.

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SCHOOL ME

Australian TV

“TV? I haven’t watched that since Guy beat Shannon!?” Streaming is no longer just something that trendy kid in your English class does. From the grandparent’s watching The Crown, to your younger siblings trying to explain to you just who Jojo Siwa is and

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Contraception & Sex Etiquette

Birth control is complicated. No seriously. If the world were as simple as selecting when a baby could be created (like with an email subscription service or something) then we would have a lot less anxiety about contraception, and a lot less anxiety abou

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The Lure of Riverdale

At the end of every episode of Riverdale, I remember that it is not a show I enjoy and that I should just stop watching. I’ve been doing this for two seasons now.

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TOP TIPS

5 Types of Relationships You Find on Tinder

I’m not going to lie, I’m a little jealous of people who can find love on Tinder, but also, you get whatever you’re looking for.

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5 Talks to Give You Some Direction

The assessments are coming for you in your sleep, your exercise regime has become doing a handful of sit-ups between readings when you feel inspired, and you're asking yourself 'do I even want to be a professional social media manager after all?!'

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5 Reasons To Try Art Again

Maybe it’s time to give art a second chance.

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Four TV Shows you should binge this Winter

*put popcorn in the microwave*

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10 Ways To Know if You're a Hot, Indecisive Mess

8: Your opinions are a swirling mass that devours all information coming your way but never really takes one solid shape.

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10 Ways To Know You're Studying the Wrong Degree

Whether you’re four years into a law degree, considering transferring from science to teaching, or just dipping your toe into chemical engineering, there’s a little voice in the back of your head that whispers ‘is this the right place for me?’

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10 People Failing Worse Than You

We fear failure and the possibility of taking stats in summer school but the thing is, there are always people who have it worse. Here are ten people who have definitely had better days.

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10 Instagram fitness models that will actually help you get fit at uni

Lacking motivation to head to the gym after class? Struggling to have the time to cook healthy meals? Walking into the gym but having no idea what to do?

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5 Body Positive People to Follow on Insta

If you’re like me and you’re addicted to Instagram (forget that Facebook, Snapchat or Twitter crap), you probably spend a lot of time scrolling through #aesthetic feeds.

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10 Show Tunes (to Make You Cry Like a Baby)

One of the greatest things about show tunes is that when you’re listening to a song, you’re not just listening to one single song, you’re listening one part of a greater narrative.

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7 Things You Should Be Doing ( to Go to Bed Before 2am)

Here are 7 simple things to (hopefully) get you in bed before 2AM - and up in time for your 9AM lecture. Yawn!

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5 Reasons to Use Your Libido for It's God Given Purpose

Looking for reasons to tell your m9s that there is nothing wrong with playing the field? Look no further than our exploration of the benefits of a healthy sexual appetite.

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ADULTING IS...

...budgeting

In the name of all that is holy, read this cautionary tale before your only sustenance is canned vegetables.

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...electricity

It was on this day that I became the Electricity Nazi, the air-con commandant, the wicked witch of the light switch. From this day forward not a single light was left on unless it was completely necessary.

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...garbage

Avoiding loitering in the kitchen on a Thursday? Prepared strategies to not overfill the bin? We've got some Grade-A adulting avoidance going on here.

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...cleaning

The big bad world bites you in the bum in a number of ways. Each razor sharp tooth a responsibility that all come chomping down on you at once. With handling my own shopping being the first of my wounds to tend to, it was time to break out the Dettol.

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...shopping

It was when three of my friends and I moved into our shitty fibro share house that I came to realise my free trial of life was over.

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MUSIC READS

G-Flip | The Lansdowne

Despite having only released two songs, Melbourne multi-instrumentalist G Flip already has a significant base of loyal followers. On Thursday night’s intimate show at the Lansdowne, these fans were treated to one hell of a party and shown what the future

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SPREE | I do what I want

UNSW’s own SPREE (Gemma Lipman) has exploded onto the scene with her debut single ‘I Do What I Want’. It’s a dark, industrial tune with badass lyrics that make you feel unstoppable.

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Lex Deluxe

2018 has already been a huge year for 21-year-old DJ Lex Deluxe, but she’s not done yet.

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Edward R | Paradise

“You make me feel like paradise, and you take my heart and twice as nice, and I’m never going to leave your side, no matter what the future’s like, as long as we’re in paradise.”

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Meres | Feardom

​One of the tags on Meres’ Triple J Unearthed page is “all the things you thought you’d forgotten about”. It’s the perfect description for the emotions her latest single, Feardom, evokes.

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Courtney Barnett at the Sydney Opera House

DIET | Sundown EP

The new EP from Melbourne band DIET, their second in three years, is being released on the 24th of August. Blitz was lucky enough to get an early listen to Sundown, an EP bursting with frantic energy.

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Chicks to Replace Dicks in your Spotify Playlists

You’ve read it in the headlines and heard it belted by frontwomen - female artists are standing up for their rights to equal representation on festival stages and in the music industry.

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Top 10 Winter Albums

It’s still freezing. It’s been cold for a long time, and it’s probably going to continue to be cold for a long time. So if you’re going to hunker down and survive the winter, you need this definitive list of the best winter albums around.

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Arc PROGRAMS

Walama Muru | National Reconciliation Week

Ammbi Muir, Walama Muru Volunteer gives a heart-rendering speech on the importance Reconciliation Week.

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eReuse

Refurbishing computers and donating them to local charity groups in need!

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Artsweek

Artsweek is all about UNLEASHING your creative side. No longer are we just a feel good art festival - welcome to the creative stomping ground of UNSW Kensington's campus!

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The Student Cookbook

Whether your signature dish is toast and the entirety of your cooking experience is watching Tasty videos on Facebook, or you whip up dishes worthy of a Michelin star – the Cookbook is your back pocket guide for simple, delicious meals.

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Festival of Sport

Ready, sweaty, go!

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UNSWeetened

So what is UNSWeetened? Is it like, low cal cooking?

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Wellness

Stress Less Week may be wrapping up, but that's just the beginning for Wellness.

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CREATIVE

Ongoing Compendium of Notable Bus Passengers

Somewhere, a fantasy tale set in the middle ages is missing it’s loveable-ey dull giant who runs ‘round unknowingly causing chaos in the kingdom.

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A Series of Experiments

When I was filled with sadness, it was only because I had forgotten the silver-green creek at the edge of my family’s property, which served as the backdrop of my existence.

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Uber Differences

Nola: “Anyways, I don’t actually think Donald Trump is thaaaat bad.” Me internally: Okeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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EXCHANGE DIARIES

Oz From The Outside #1

"There's no place like home" said my Australian neighbour as the plane was braking on the runway. I was now 17000km away from what I used to call my home for nineteen years, heading to what I was supposed to call my new home for twelve months.

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Florida

Thinking of f@#king off overseas for a Semester? Why not Florida!

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Edinburgh

Thinking of f@#king off overseas for a Semester? Why not Edinburgh?

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SPORT

Problem: sports bore me to tears. Solution: Lyra.

Aside from the endless giggles and fun that come with aerials classes, there is the body positivity that feels inherent within the practice.

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Hate running? Try Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

I’ve read about the high that people experience when they run or go to the gym and I suppose it just was not meant to be. So if like me running is not your thing perhaps martial arts is.

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I exercise to stay sane

Your relationship with exercise doesn't have to be about beauty standards, it can be about your optimum brain function, it can be about self-control, it can be about transcendence.

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Sport | Where Failure Is Success

Failures flying at your head from all angles? Tired of walking the long path of mediocrity in cycles of failures? Why not give sport a try where failure is success!

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UNSW LIFE

To All The Boys I've Loved Before: UNSW Edition

Five love letters, leaked.

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How To Survive Life After Uni

​For university students, graduation is a term that can evoke low grade anxiety and a turbulent influx of uncertainty, yet at the same time, it can perpetuate an unbridled sense of liberty and relief.

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Get your best thoughts out you UNSW brain geniuses

This is one of those illusive chances for you young, bright and ~ a n g e r y ~ folks with big ideas for how to change a deeply imperfect world around us, to get a foot in the door.

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Student Survival Guide

Get to the gown, get to the gown!

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SATIRE

Instagram Rebrands as 'Chris Hemsworth's Diary'

After the long weekend coverage of Chris Hemsworth’s life, social media giant Instagram has decided to call it quits and go with the market demands.

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World's supply of irony is officially exhausted

Contrary to popular belief, irony is a finite resource in the world, and was sustainably used for centuries, only dipping when a humorous calamity or great work of art was created.

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Philosophy for Fun

Tradies of UNSW strike fear and admiration into the hearts of female student population with stream of Foucault references in casual conversation.

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