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The best of bicycle-inspired design

Stephen Lacey Eight amazing objets d'art inspired by the world's biggest bicycle race.

Culture

Forget metro man, meet the 'spornosexual'

David Beckham

Mark Simpson A new, more extreme, sex- and body-obsessed version of the metrosexual has emerged.

Luxury

Where the super-rich will be in 2014

 

Megan Willett If you want to hang with the upper crust in 2014, here's a copy of the flight plan.

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A word to the wise

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Sam de Brito There's just one thing you can't find on the internet, and it's a commodity we all crave.

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Don't vote for me - please

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Sam de Brito A poll to ostracise their "most hated" worked for the ancient Greeks. Why not us?

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Football and fisticuffs

Send-off

Sam de Brito I was dead wrong on this subject and my past opinion was juvenile and irresponsible.

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Buddy: worth every cent and then some

Buddy. Digital image by Jo Gay

Sam de Brito Paying Lance Franklin $10 million over nine years is a stunning coup for the Swans.

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Living in a loser's paradise

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Sam de Brito The exquisite agony of selling your heart to a proud club that just can't win the big one.

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Calibrations

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Sam de Brito You have to wonder whether James Magnussen's underwhelming performance at the 'Lympics so far wasn't sealed the moment he was dubbed the "Missile" and the universe decided to punish him for crimes...

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Knowing your place

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Sam de Brito Does anybody else get a chuckle out the constant teeth-gnashing by the rugby union fraternity, as they kid themselves there's actually something wrong with the world order of that sport when...

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High risk

Luck of the draw

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Tom Chivers Study reveals poker players and stockmarket traders may be far more at the mercy of fortune than they believe.

The "no d#@*heads" policy

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Sam de Brito Now the cheering and jeering has stopped, the crowds returned home, the muddied boots chucked back in the cupboard and the football season (at least in the two codes that matter) put to bed ...

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Leisure

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Sam de Brito A while ago I heard a bushy-tailed PR-type say "busy is the new happy" and, after unclenching my fists and breathing through the desire to headbutt him, I realised he might actually be on to...

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Culture

Fancy a game of polo?

SHD NEWS. Polo International Test Match between Australia and South Africa at Richmond on Saturday 31st march 2012. Photo Adam Hollingworth


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Steve Colquhoun The quintessential country game hits town with glamour to rival the Spring Racing Carnival.

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The point

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Sam de Brito A couple of months ago I sat in on a rather thought-provoking "boot-camp" for men trying to improve their social skills with women and the head-trainer said something I've rolled around in my mind...

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Culture

Jab-happy execs dodge the needling

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Natasha Hughes Botox is still a taboo topic for blokes who may have used the holidays to top up their "work".

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Fans with typewriters?

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Sam de Brito The story within the story might be why every sports journo and commentator missed the biggest yarn of the last 10 years - if not ever.

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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.

Cold and timid souls

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Sam de Brito Excuse me, Sir, are you licensed to hold that opinion?

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The grandeur of dissipation

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Sam de Brito Will Gen Y be the ruination of all of us? Not bloody likely.

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