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Talking sex

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Nothing truly makes me more terrified than the prospect of sex talk with my doctor. The only thing that gives me confidence is the knowledge that sexual wellbeing is a really important and often neglected subject. (Author: Yasmine)

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Adelaide’s hidden Japanese gem

Adelaide’s Himeji Garden located in South Terrace is a whimsical daydream that I’m so glad I visited. Was I the only one who didn’t realise Adelaide had this garden?

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Stigma and help-seeking

Content warning: This piece mentions suicide and mental illness. Some of the material might be distressing. We encourage you to take a break from reading if you need and take time to process the material. If you need support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit the University’s Counselling website.

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Busy October in Adelaide

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Adelaide is not boring, you just have to know where to look for all the fun stuff.

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A dose of moderna

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I have officially had my first dose of Spikevax (Moderna). Yay! Getting vaccinated is another to-do item I have had to tick off my list and it was certainly weighing me down. 

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Social battery

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Mid semester break is the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends, visit somewhere new, or perhaps stay out partying. However, this can be so exhausting.

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Religion & community

Sometimes it seems like there is such a sense of community in religion, particularly at university, and this year I got to experience a little bit of it myself. (Author: Yasmine)

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Monsters, inner struggle & stigma

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In the age of media, constant dopamine hits and perfection – pretending like you’re fine is an easy skill to master. Continue reading for my thoughts on showcasing your inner struggles.

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Forming friendships

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How I made friends as a postgraduate and international student

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How to feel awesome every day

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Life is a challenge. It has its highs, it has it's lows, it has it's mediums when you don't really know what's happening, or what to do. And sometimes, we can just get plain bored. I've put together a few different things one might call some sort of bucket list to help you destroy your boredom, take a break from work and uni and brighten your life up a little. 

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