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PhDs versus childbirth

People often say that writing a PhD is like giving birth to a baby. Having given both these projects a whirl in recent years, I’ve decided that some parts of the analogy are more apt than others.
Like making a new human, enrolling in a Doctor of Philosophy program often seems like a good [...]

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Too posh to push?

THE world is full of wacky urban myths. Richard Gere rushing to hospital for a gerbilectomy. The average human swallowing eight spiders a year. A reflective George W. Bush smiling wryly as he admits: “I think I was unprepared for war. In other words I didn’t campaign and say, ‘Please vote for me, I’ll be [...]

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Scummy mummies

THE new face of Westfield shopping centres is not a supermodel. She has the turning circle of a Kombi, leaking nipples and a T-shirt smeared with white gunk that may have once lived inside a human being.
She is Melbourne comedian Nelly Thomas and she is tearing herself away from organising her daughter’s first birthday party [...]

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