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Lockdown is not a thing we are enjoying. It’s hard, and we are all seeming to try that much harder to make it work. But we have to believe there is a bigger purpose. Isolation Diaries celebrates the things we can control, albeit remotely.

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Jamelle Bouie is not short of an opinion. It’s his job to have a unique perspective on things that matter. His latest opinion piece, ‘If You Skip the Vaccine, It Is My ‘Damn Business’, is tailored and sharp.

‘A Slow Fire Burning’ is a scorching new thriller by the author of The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins. It is a severe and cracking read about murder and circumstance.
Ok already. Serenity now!

Working Hard, Hardly Working by Grace Beverley provides the roadmap to achieve more, stress less and feel fulfilled.
Ah, I feel better already.

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Disney Plus is a curious platform. Lost in the downward scroll, lays a precious gem 3,2,1 McCartney with Rick Rubin remixing the beat into The Beatles. This 6 part series will have you hooked. It is wonderfully produced and an open and honest documentary on Sir Paul McCartney’s iconic career, from his work with the Beatles to Wings and his solo records.

Taika Waititi is so hot right now. As creative director and all inspirer of the not so new Wellington Paranormal. Set in Wellington, a city with limited crime but nearly unlimited oddness, this cop on the beat series investigates all that goes ‘boo’ in the night. As Officer Minogue explains, “To put it in layman’s terms, we’re kinda like Mulder and Scully. She’s like Scully because she’s analytical; she’s got brains. And I’m a man with brown hair.”

Our friends at Melbourne International Film Festival have had to pivot for the second year to bring film festival to you. There are so many films you need to see… including Moments like this never last; Hopper Welles; Experimental Shorts; Psychomania and Poly Styrene, I am a Cliche.

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‘Kokedama’ is not a song written by The Kinks. No, no, no, the good folk at ClassBento have developed this clever idea to live stream workshops to make DIY ‘Kokedama’ (hanging green moss balls in Japanese) for your home. All online bookings get donated to Dementia Australia.

Melbourne Marathon may be off, or it may be on. And given we need to stay in our five km bubble for a few weeks longer, why not learn to run with 10K Runner, Couch to 10K Run. Tread the pavement and learn to run like Forrest.

Mastered homegrown tomatoes, how about peas and corn?
Joost Bakker and his Future Food Systems inspire our own internal and external veggie patches. Try your hand at shower steam to grow mushrooms, to an ingenious on-site freshwater fish farm that utilises rainwater.

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Bitches Brew released in 1970, is a studio double album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, and yes, it is over fifty years old. Proclaimed at the time, as one of the most remarkable creative statements of the last half-century… make that now 100 years!

For those who need everything now, Arcade Fire Radio is four hours of music inspired by Canada’s finest. Too much?

Ok, let's find some inner peace and catch that deep night’s sleep with Calm's Sleep Stories – relaxing naptime tales to help you fall into a deep and natural sleep.

Ahhhh… Goodnight.

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