I’m declaring a war against small talk. Care to join me?

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Here’s a situation that won’t be unfamiliar to most:

“Hello! How are you?”

“Yeah I’m good! How are you?”

“Yeah I’m fine thanks!”

(Uhh, what did that achieve, exactly?)

After this standard exchange of “how are you’s?”, one of the following topics often emerge:

  • The weather
  • How busy we are…

Because learning a language doesn’t have to be so hard all the time.

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Language learning is fun. And I mean it when I say that.

It’s new, exciting, and even thrilling to start thinking and speaking in an entirely different way.

Some days, however, we all hit that slump. Study seems way too hard, it feels like you’re getting nowhere, and your brain…

And 3 healthy habits anyone can implement to flush out those insecurities for good.

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It was about four years ago that my foray into health and fitness began. I had lived my entire life hating exercise and finally got to a point where something needed to change (you can read about that here).

In the world of health and fitness, however, too many people…

#2 — We grow and learn when faced with a challenge.

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I don’t know about you, but here in Australia, house plants have been just about the biggest trend since Beyoncé launched “Single Ladies” back in 2008.

They’ve provided comfort to their carers (or — plant mums) and lifted the aesthetic appeal of many a room since the height of the…

Celine Chong

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