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ETW Q&A Series: Meet Rashell Habib

Rashell Habib, 30, is a Social Media Editor at news.com.au online. In the first edition of ETW’s Q&A, Rashell sat down with ETW reporter Naomi Tsvirko to discuss journalism, life and never giving up.   NAOMI: When and why did you begin writing? RASHELL: I began working as a journalist in 2005 after getting an internship at a local newspaper. I ...

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Top Hair Trends for 2015

Moving away from 2014’s focus on pretty pastels and luscious lobs, 2015 marks the coming of age of knockout colour and sculpted cuts that take you from season to season in style. So beat the winter chill and sizzle through summer with 2015’s hottest hair trends, courtesy of legendary hairdresser, John Azzi. With more than 30 years’ experience under his ...

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Fat can fight heart disease: report

The fat surrounding blood vessels can help fight heart disease. The new research may help explain the paradox that people with a Body Mass Index that signifies obesity are actually more likely to live longer after a heart attack than someone with a healthy BMI. The studies, led by a British Heart Foundation research fellow Professor Charalambos Antoniades, involved analysis of tissue ...

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Discover Vietnam: A short stay leaves a lasting impression

We arrived in Hanoi on Friday evening, one night after the military parade celebrating the 40th anniversary of Saigon’s fall and the victory of communism forces that seized control of Vietnam. Blowing in the hot night wind were bright red banners that decorated the well-lit city streets and highways. I was on a tour bus with a small group of ...

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One Night Stand: Middle Eastern Delights in Hurstville

Yesterday (Saturday night), Hurstville City Council hosted a Lebanese and Middle Eastern night market. People from different ethnic groups and communities from all over Sydney joined in the festivities. The event saw various foods from different Middle Eastern countries on display and to entertain the crowds there was live entertainment, fashion stalls, games and children’s activities. The Knafeh Jerusalem Street ...

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Move Over Kebab… Charcoal Chicken is the New Crowd favourite

You don’t need silver utensils to eat good food, and the vast array of Sydney cafes and restaurants serving dishes from all around the world is a testament to that. Sydneysiders seem to have taken a liking to the simplicity and quality of local charcoal chicken shops. Kebab shops once dominated the Middle Eastern food game, but the rise of ...

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Study reveals best way to exercise to live longer

Exercise that gets you puffed reduces your risk of early death, according to a large Australian study that might prompt changes to exercise guidelines. A six-year study of 204,000 people from NSW aged over 45 years found those who did vigorous exercise regularly were 13 per cent less likely to die prematurely than those who did moderate exercise. Vigorous activity ...

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Artist Marcelle Mansour: “Mothers should not feel guilty about pursuing their goals”

Award-winning Australian Palestinian visual artist and writer Marcelle Mansour has enjoyed a successful professional career that spans over three decades, but the mother of four (and grandmother of five) will make no excuses for being a working mum. Marcelle has been practicing visual arts since the early 1980s, creating representational art including portraits, murals, sceneries and abstract works and says ...

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20% of British teens have accessed E-cigs

One in five British teenagers has tried e-cigarettes, a study has found. Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University said 16 per cent of these had never otherwise smoked, while they also found e-cigarettes were “strongly related” to drinking amongst teenagers. One of the study’s authors, Professor Mark Bellis, warned that such “rapid penetration into teenage culture of what is essentially ...

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Kids’ alcohol sips ‘send mixed message’

Children allowed an occasional sip of wine at the dinner table may be more at risk of drinking as teenagers. Of 561 children in a US study, those given a taste of alcohol by the age of 11 were four times more likely to have been drunk or to have experienced binge-drinking by the time they were in high school. ...

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