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Binge-watching

The word binge is derived from an old English dialect verb meaning ‘to soak’, hence its association with (alcoholic) liquid over-indulgence. Since its first recorded use in this sense, in the mid-19th century, the range of binge- worthy activities has ...

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LinkedIn the new resume?

In this digital age, a professional online presentation of your skills is more important than ever. With LinkedIn offering a virtual CV that can be accessed by hundreds of thousands of employers, does this mean the end of the traditional ...

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Degree holders’ dole data revealed

Newstart data from 2011 has just been released by the ABS, showing that the majority of allowance recipients don’t, in fact, have degrees. Of the ones who do, however, the bureau helpfully broke down what they studied. Management and commerce graduates accounted ...

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Oblivion? No just off-grid

The phrases off-grid and off-the-grid, in the strict sense of being unconnected to the standard electricity supply, took off in the 1970s when independent sources of energy (that is, solar power for remote locations) were first under discussion. Several decades later, ...

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