Westernization and Eating Disorders Globally

January 20, 2012

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Despite being a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, mental health is often neglected as a global health issue.  My friend Vivienne (a post-graduate psychology student with a research interest in eating disorders) recently told me about an interesting study that examined the impact of television on adolescent girls’ identity and body image in […]

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2011: My favorite things

December 28, 2011

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Although this is not a post about global health, it is a post about the things that have helped to keep me sane in 2011 (in no particular order): Awesome friends: We have had some great times in 2011: Karaoke, emails, dinners, breakfasts, drunken conversations. Friends getting pregnant, married, buying houses, finishing PhDs, break-ups, new […]

Guest Post: Sustainable energy for all

December 15, 2011

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This is the first of what we hope will be many “guest posts” – believe it or not, Monique actually approached us! (we felt very flattered!). Monique is currently traveling across Asia-Pacific with Good Return to enable impoverished rural and urban families gain access to affordable, sustainable energy. You can follow Monique: on her blog […]

The F-Bomb

December 15, 2011

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So – just to let you all know, most of the hits that our blog gets are from random people googling “condom” and thanks to Alicia’s blog on Condom Couture, we are assured at least 4 hits per day! Because we are interested in “hits” – we thought we would continue with the racy headlines! […]

Side Boob to Save the World

December 13, 2011

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Earlier this week, the biennial UNICEF Ball brought together prominent philanthropists, celebrities and community leaders to honour those who have made significant contributions to ‘saving and improving the lives of children worldwide’.  The first headline I read about this event was “Diane Kruger Flashes Some Side Boob at UNICEF Ball”.  Admittedly, I read this on […]

Posted in: aid, Alicia, philanthropy

A tasty way to be eco-friendly

December 5, 2011

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When you just feel like good coffee and some quality food, I can recommend SOURCE Foods in Highgate. This little unsuspecting cafe, hiding on the corner of Beaufort and Brisbane St, serves not only awesome food but also food that is SUSTAINABLE . But what does sustainable mean when it refers to food? Well, I […]

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Naff? No thanks!

December 2, 2011

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I went shopping for a Secret Santa gift yesterday and all I could find was naff, naff and more naff!  ‘Naff’, for those of you who don’t know, refers to something that is rubbish and pointless, like the gifts you would find here.  Yes, of course I need a belly button brush… This Christmas, Say […]