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Scientists confirm Valium is significantly more effective than meditation: Report

QUICK FIX: Researchers from Sydney University say drugs like Valium and Xanax are significantly more helpful in dealing with anxiety, depression and panic disorders. "Our study shows benzodiazepine medications work quicker and more effectively than any kind of meditation or...
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Local divorcee re-enters Sydney’s party scene, but this time he’s wearing several bracelets and bangles

BOLD TRANSFORMATION: After a ten year partying hiatus, local man Michael Labroy is back on Sydney's social scene. And this time he's not mucking around. The 39 year old recent divorcee turned up to The Island a short time ago...
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“Rent money is dead money,” explains owner of $5m Sydney apartment purchased by his dad

OWNER OCCUPIER: As the rental crisis tightens its grip on tenants around the country, a local man has been schooling his friends about Sydney's property market. "Guys if you're still renting, you're literally throwing money down the toilet," Marcus Tanner...
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“This view of Botany Bay looks just like the Mediterranean,” says Bondi Junction realtor who’s never been overseas

BOLD CLAIMS: A young Sydney real estate agent trying to sell a Bondi Junction one-bedder is claiming the view over Botany Bay "looks just like the Mediterranean." "They could film White Lotus here," agent Mark Henshaw joked to some potential buyers....
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Local man with limited pocket space forced to decide between his vape and his asthma inhaler

POCKET PRIORITIES: A local man preparing to catch up with an old friend today is struggling to decide between two vital companions. With his slim-fit jean pockets already filled with his phone, keys and wallet Peter Cook only has space...
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REPORT: Nobody Is OK

NOT OK: It's the annual day when people are urged to ask 'R U OK?' to help start a conversation that might make a difference in someone's life. But a new report reveals that nobody is ok. "It seems we've...
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DAMAGE CONTROL: NRL announce all players must now put their phones on flight mode while partying

FUN MODE: The NRL is today taking unprecedented action to reduce the risk of players' embarrassing social media posts, ill-advised selfies, or even incoherent texts. "Modern communication technology continues to prove a challenge for many players," says a statement from...
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Local social media addict now using a guide dog so he doesn’t need to look up from his phone

SCREEN TIME: Visually impaired Australians are expressing deep concern about a local man using a guide dog as a way to avoid looking up from his mobile phone. "It's so convenient," says lifestyle influencer Jake Bradley-Holmes. "I can walk around...
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Sydney man still basing his entire personality on going to Burning Man back in 2016

BURNER: It's already been seven years since Harry Stevens went to Burning Man, but he says he's still feeling the effects. "It was a life changing experience," he told DBT. "I've become a part of Burning Man, and Burning Man...
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Coles introduce limit on how many avocados shoppers can squeeze before committing to one

SMASHED AVO: Coles has announced that shoppers will be limited to squeezing no more than three avocados before making their selection. "So for example if you're shopping with one other person, you can squeeze 6 avocados between you," says a...
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