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Mincing around with Curtis Stone

It’s the keto dream clocking in just 1.6g in carbohydrates and 18g of Protein.  It’s seasoning flavoured by the second most popular cuisine enjoyed by Australians.  Regular pork mince retails from about $11kg, while leaner mince peaks at $16kg.  The new pre-seasoned “Cook with Curtis”  mince range sits at the $15kg mark, with its inviting michelin chef  twinkle eyed branded packaging that caters to those who can’t be bothered or are too time poor to season their own meat.   Has it really come to this Australia?

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From Twilight to High Life: A man’s shield against desire (Interview)

Deep space. Monte and his daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft, in complete isolation.  A man whose strict self-discipline is a shield against desire, Monte fathered her against his will. His sperm was used to inseminate the young woman who gave birth to her. They were members of a crew of prisoners – death row inmates. Guinea pigs sent on a mission. Now only Monte and Willow remain.  Through his daughter, he experiences the birth of an all-powerful love. Together, father and daughter approach their destination – the black hole in which time and space cease to exist.


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The Big Little Farm: The 91 minute documentary shot over 8 years (Interview)

Media Screening (Neon Films)
Documentary (USA)
Duration: 91 minutes

A testament to the immense richness of nature.  The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature.  The land they’ve chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought.

The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind– including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster.  When the farm’s ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, so does the Chesters’ hope – but as their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.


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The secret undergound of Sydney’s hidden car parking spots!

Following the rapid rise of ‘sharing economy’ services like AirBnB and Uber, entrepreneurs now have their sights set on turning unused driveways into a public parking option.  Since its 2016 inception, Share with Oscar has partnered with residents in various parking hot-spots, including Bondi and Randwick, to rent their driveways to the public.

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Rhys Tolhurst: Traitor – a set of emotions that is “unique yet relatable”

Hailing from Cairns in far North Queensland, Rhys is an up and coming Singer/Songwriter who has come a long way from his jazz inspired covers he brought to us early on when he first came to the nation’s attention.   Relocating to Melbourne where he has been based for the last three years, the importance of family and friends keeps his vists back home regular.   He’s been using that time to craft his songwriting and production skills, Rhys has a rather eclectic range of influences such as Matt Corby, Bon Iver, Angus & Julia Stone & John Mayer that shape his unique Indie sound style.

So what has changed since his last single ‘Being Together’?

“When I wrote Being Together, I was very young.  I think I was 17 or 18.  It didn’t get produced until I was 21 and even then I felt my direction had changed but I still wanted to get it out.  I like to think that whatever I sing over time will still sound like me, but my sound has massively changed direction and I’ve got many more songs and stories to share over the next couple of months.”

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Why do corporations like Boeing and VW Prematurely launch killing machines?

Professor Janek Ratnatunga is the CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants and asks the question…. He has held senior appointments at the University of South Australia, Monash University, University of Melbourne, and the Australian National University in Australia; and the Universities of Washington, Richmond and Rhode Island in the USA. Prior to his academic career he worked as a chartered accountant with KPMG.   He has also been a consultant to many large Australian and international companies and to the World Bank.

Cost-benefit analyses that compare quality-cost relationships, profits, and market share with the risks of failure may be at the heart of decisions to prematurely launch products that are known to be faulty, according to Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).

Professor Ratnatunga believes it is time to consider the management accounting implications, “when the faults of some of these products are so great that corporations are actually launching glorified killing machines.”

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Romance on Valentine’s Day with these 14 influencers

Legend has it that Valentine, was a Roman Catholic priest who secretly married young couples when a medieval emperor banned marriage, due to the belief that single men produced the best soldiers.   Arrested for treason, he signed a letter to his lover that visited him in prison “From your Valentine” which would become the modern day phrase for the day of of love.

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In search of the next rush, we bring together influencers of food, fitness, lifestyle, film and music to talk about #love. . . 14 influencers for the 14th of February – from dating tips, to favorite gifts, favorite places and that much needed dose of reality for some of you about to take things to the next level. Thanks for the super contributions – follow the accounts of everyone tagged to keep up with their latest news! . . Single, Coupled or Married – it’s one feel good article we hope you take something away from. . . FULL ARTICLE UP NOW AT . . #valentinesday #influencerswanted #singlelife #marriedlife #sydneyfitness #sydneyweddingvenues #celebrate #sydneylifestyle #sydneylife #fashion #melbournemusician #melbournelife #perthlifestyle #instalife #sydneyvenues #sydneyrestaurants #fcba #dindinsvideo #marriageproposal #backwiththeex #musician #therightfit #sydneyfoodie #Melbourne #Perth #brisbane #instafit #winkmodels #wasamedia

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Coupled, Married or Single – we asked for tips from some of the pros in the spaces of Entertainment, Fitness, Music, Food & Lifestyle as they gave us their insight into the ultimate Valentine’s Day, relationship, dating and gift advice.

Special thanks to the contributions from our influencers in this piece, click through on their profile and follow their socials to keep up to date with their latest news.

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