Beer

In praise of beer

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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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Light and recyclable

Brewery gives plastic beer bottles another shot

Byron Bay Brewery's new bottles.

Sarah McInerney Will you be drinking beer from a plastic bottle at a music festival or picnic sometime soon? Byron Bay Brewery hopes so.

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All Men Are Liars

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Sam de Brito I'm incredibly wary when a man can't explain what he does in under 10 words.

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Welcome to our world, Lynda

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Sam de Brito Every man who's been turned away from a venue for not wearing a collared shirt was shaking their head at a Sydney solicitor denied access to the SCG Members.

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Culture

What's your personal brand?

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Nina Hendy Having a style or approach that sets you apart from the crowd can be a giant career advantage.

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Culture

Licence to drink

Daniel Craig as James Bond

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

Death knock

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Sam de Brito Everybody, it seems, knows how to do a journalist's job better than they do; with more integrity, greater insight, fuller imagination and better "splleing".

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Room to Read

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Sam de Brito Recently, I met a young Perth woman who'd had both her knees broken with a crowbar by her boyfriend ...

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The vibe

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Sam de Brito Julia can. Tony cannot. Malcolm will. Kevin will not. No, Dr Seuss isn't visiting Canberra, I jotted those words down recently because - to paraphrase The Castle's Dennis Denuto - it seems to be "the...

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Bores

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Sam de Brito It's troubling to admit, but I'm a bore. A "new-father bore" to be precise - one of those blokes who whips out his mobile to show you the video of him looking for "monsters" with his two-year-old...

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Untranslatable

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Sam de Brito There's a term in Vietnamese "di nhau" which basically translates as "meeting friends to have a cheap beer at a streetside stall, eat small plates of food and shoot the breeze" but, aside from that...

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Wi-Finance

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Sam de Brito Not to bang on about it, but I'm currently in Vietnam having a truly great holiday and once again I've been struck by how much Australians overcomplicate things ...

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Unintended consequences

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Sam de Brito Every time I visit a Third World country, I'm impressed that items designed for one use have been converted into something else entirely.

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All men are liars

The built-in reaction

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Sam de Brito Jack White, the former singer and guitarist with The White Stripes, last week had a dig at Lady Gaga, describing her persona as "all artifice. It's all image with no meaning behind it".

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Fireworks

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Sam de Brito Did you see the fireworks on Australia Day?! Weren't they just wonderful?!! Weren't they just like every other friggin' fireworks display you've seen since age 10?

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Culture

Why work perks can backfire

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Amanda Bryan If you believe having access to a nap room or free beer would improve your office, think again.

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All men are liars

Fat man

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Sam de Brito Did you ever stop to think that maybe it's the ones who let it all hang out we should be worshipping?

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Life after fame

Success the second time around

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Jane Southward There is life after celebrity and Robert de Castella and Helen Reddy have proved it.

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A beautiful lie

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Sam de Brito Who says there's no truth in advertising these days? Me, for one.

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What are we good for?

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Sam de Brito Hey, tough guy. How do you think you'd fare in a war ... against your grandparents?

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