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Home Learning: Maintaining a Schedule

Madeleine Taplin As Sydney remains in lockdown, a number of things about our daily lives have changed. Most importantly, online learning is back, forcing kids out of the classroom and into home-study. It is well known that children tend to be sensitive to change. It can bring anxiety to the front and potentially create poor/negative behaviour. In order to deal with change appropriately, we have to start by making children understand that change can be good! By phrasing lockdown as a gained opportunity rather than a missed one, we can start to alter the way in which they see...

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Book Recommendations to Curb your Lockdown Blues

Madeleine Taplin As we head into what will inevitably be a few more weeks of Sydney lockdown, it is important that we learn to give ourselves a break. With online school starting up again this week and work-from-home occurring, we have to be able to create a distinction between our work environment and our home environment. Now is the perfect time to get stuck into some great literature. Here are some great recommendations to get you started! Adult Fiction: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid The definition of a page turner, this novel is set in Malibu in the...

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How to Shop Online for Skincare and Makeup

Madeleine Taplin Those of us who have chanced purchasing makeup online will know the perils of buying makeup online without having the ability to try it out first. Whilst online shopping has blown up significantly over the past 5 years, with over 60% of people regularly purchasing clothes, books, music, movies and more online, very few people are comfortable with purchasing makeup or skincare products over the web. However, amid the pandemic, many of us have been forced to take that jump and purchase our beauty goods online. Shop Around: When purchasing online, the best thing to do is...

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COVID-19 Testing North Shore Locations

Hornsby Clinical Labs Pathology Drive-through clinic 7 Jersey Street, Carpark of the former Northern Institute of Sydney, 2077, HornsbyCarpark of the former Northern Institute of Sydney.Appointments are not required Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital Building 8, Level 2, Derby Road, Gate 5, Old Leighton Lodge, 2077, HornsbyAppointments are not required St Ives Douglas Hanly Moir Drive-through Pathology 450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives Showground, 2075, St. IvesChildren under 5 years can be tested at this clinic. Appointments are not required Roseville Respiratory Clinic 132A Pacific Highway, 2069, RosevilleThe clinic is the White Marquee on the left-hand side of the main medical centre....

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Ms Represented, Annabel Crabb

Isabella Ross 100 years after Australia elected its first female parliamentarian, Annabel Crabb presents the television series Ms Represented, a raw account of politics from the female perspective. Sarah Hanson-Young, Julia Gillard, Julie Bishop, Penny Wong, Bronwyn Bishop – these are just some of the pioneering women interviewed. Sydney Observer was thrilled to chat with Annabel about the series. What sparked the idea to create Ms Represented? Back in 2014, I was researching Edith Cowan, the first woman to serve in the Australian Parliament. Since it was coming up to the 100-year anniversary of her election (1921), I wanted...

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