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Good hoaxkeeping

Have dinner ready … Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking … Greet him with a warm smile [and] … let him talk first — remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours … A good wife always knows her place.
THE above comes from what looks like [...]

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Unprecedented opportunities for courtship and infidelity – the travesty of the telegraph

MOST media stories about the internet concern its evil deeds: its fame-a-fying of Finnish serial shooters is just one, not particularly grammatical, example. Reading the headlines, it’s easy to assume that the cyber-sphere poses a threat like no other. There have, however, been many precedents.
Guess which technological breakthrough was accused of causing young people to [...]

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Find of the month

As the culture wars, the black armband wars and the whether-or-not-to-memorise-nine-times-tables-at-school wars rage on, one venerable Australian institution is quietly breathing new life into the study of history. 
The National Archives of Australia’s main brief is to preserve Federal Government records. While this may not sound particularly titillating, a closer look at its colossal collection reveals [...]

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