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Abbott announces adoption changes

Prime Minister Tony Abbott MP has announced immediate changes to how Ethiopian, Taiwanese, and South Korean children who are adopted by Australians. These changes will allow the Australian system to recognise the adoptions quicker, and make the whole process more streamlined.

Tips for descriptive writing

When writing, you need to use words to describe the images in your head. Good description helps to draw in the reader and helps to make the story more exciting - here are some tips for writing descriptions.


Manners apply to Facebook and there are some boundaries that shouldn't be crossed.

Schedule it!

There are many reasons that couples lose intimacy in their relationship. One of the biggest contributing factors though, is that life just throws up other priorities - so schedule it.

When sex is a bad idea

I am very pro sex. I know it has amazing health benefits. I know it can elevate your mood and boost your energy levels. And I know it’s an important part of a long and happy relationship. But I don’t always think it’s a good idea.

Hideous behaviour: Only a phase?

Hideous is the only word to describe the behaviour my 3 year old daughter has gotten up to lately. I calmly repeat through deep breaths and clenched teeth: It’s only a phase. It’s only a phase. It’s only a phase. Though, my secret fear is that it might be a personality trait.