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Licence to drink

Stephen Lacey What is it about fictional spies and bending the elbow?


Six social media career killers

Social media

Sylvia Pennington Be careful what you post because it just might come back to bite you when it's time for a new job.

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All Men Are Liars

Five top tips for writers

Sam De Brito

Sam de Brito It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks; your writing should be its own reward.

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All Men Are Liars

Lessons in accountability


Sam de Brito Think your job is stressful? Try marching 10,000 murderers out of the desert.

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All Men Are Liars

Horizontal drinking


Sam de Brito Feel that chill in the air? Time for some drinking in bed, I reckon.

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Booze culture

Cheers for the abstinence advice, but it's not working


Gary Nunn Drinking is fun. It's cheeky, it's social, it's a bit rock 'n roll. But it has a serious, darker side too.

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The i-generation


Sam de Brito There's a famous scene in the 1949 Orson Welles movie The Third Man where his character Harry Lime talks about the gifts of adversity ...

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Mind your modern manners

Colour cartoon / illustration by Andrew Joyner. 


From: Andrew Joyner []
Sent: Sat 13/12/2008 2:48 PM
To: Louise Radcliffe-Smith
Cc: Amanda DUNN
Subject: Party etiquette illos (last 2)

Hi there

here are the last couple -the horizontal plus the little spot for the 
breakout.  Any probs, just give me a call.

cheerio A

Andrew Joyner
55 Ashbourne Rd
Strathalbyn SA 5255
ph 61 8 8536 2958
mob 0408 835 407

Fiona MacDonald Brush up on basic etiquette if you want that business dinner or first date to go well.

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In praise of beer


Sam de Brito Perhaps I'm misreading it, but is there not just a whiff of dopey self-congratulation in the media coverage Australians are drinking less beer and more wine and spirits? ...

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Sam de Brito It usually begins with a text message to your mobile phone asking "What's your home address?" then, two or three weeks later, "it" arrives in the mail ...

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Shock of the old


Sam de Brito "You mean we actually used to stop foreigners coming to Australia?" my grandkids will ask me in forty years time ...

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Sam de Brito Fat Tony is standing on the cold concrete stairs of the surf club, still dressed, gazing down at the waves at south end like they might bite ...

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Forbes' list

The young and the powerful

Forbes most powerful

Who are tomorrow's best and brightest? Mark Zuckerberg, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber make list of top-achievers under age 30.



Sam de Brito Yesterday, as part of White Ribbon Day, I flew to Melbourne and participated in a panel discussion about violence against women for the Law Institute of Victoria, and at the end of the talk, all...

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We answer death with life


Sam de Brito I really wanted to write something cheery and amusing this week to perk up your week but then my step-dad died of cancer and, well, the breezy mood never quite materialised ...

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Chivalry rules

How to be Mr Modern Manners


Iain Hollingshead A guide to chivalry for the confused and fallible 21st-century male.

Making an appearance


Sam de Brito If you pay a celebrity to turn up to your party, does this not defeat the purpose, i.e. that your party is so cool a celebrity actually wants to attend? ...

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Your sigil


Sam de Brito If any of you are bored enough to follow me on Twitter, you'll know I'm a massive fan of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones which is as politically realistic as The West Wing but with swords, armour...

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Sam de Brito Ever heard someone say "I'm scared of never fulfilling my potential"? Maybe you've felt that way yourself as you read about Olympic athletes who also study law or Hollywood starlets publishing their...

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Man about town

Secret haunts of a male shopper

men's business

James Smith Among the rows of boutiques, jewellers, beauticians, haberdasheries, milliners and shoe shops aimed at the fairer sex, there are a brave few that cater for men.

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