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    VALE. PHILLIP HUGHES

    Today Australia lost one of its finest sporting sons. All at The Hoopla offer our deepest sympathies.

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    WHAT IS THE INTERNET DOING TO OUR LIVES?

    The new Jason Reitman film Men, Women & Children is a confronting exploration of the way we live now and how the internet affects our most important relationships. LUCY CLARK reviews.

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    ELLEN DEGENERES’ SEXY NEW ROLE

    There’s been a casting mix-up on the movie 50 Shades of Grey. It no longer stars Dakota Johnson – Ellen DeGeneres has stepped in. Watch the clip.

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    INTRODUCING MY BLOW UP BOYFRIEND…

    Tired of cat-calling jerks? Introducing the latest in unwanted-male-attention deterring technology: blow up boyfriend!

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    WHICH BARNACLES WOULD YOU SCRAPE OFF?

    Tony Abbott has suggested he might knock some “barnacles off the ship” to provide plain sailing for the budget through the Senate. But which barnacles?

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    I REFUSE TO FEEL BAD ABOUT MY CHILD

    Taking children grocery shopping can be tedious as best, but what if your child is special needs? MARITA HAYES-BROWN braves the aisles at Aldi.

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VALE. PHILLIP HUGHES

Today Australia lost one of its finest sporting sons. All at The Hoopla offer our deepest sympathies.
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men,-women-and-children-cover

WHAT IS THE INTERNET DOING TO OUR LIVES?

The new Jason Reitman film Men, Women & Children is a confronting exploration of the way we live now and how the internet affects our most important relationships. LUCY CLARK reviews.
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ELLEN DEGENERES’ SEXY NEW ROLE

There's been a casting mix-up on the movie 50 Shades of Grey. It no longer stars Dakota Johnson - Ellen DeGeneres has stepped in. Watch the clip.
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INTRODUCING MY BLOW UP BOYFRIEND…

Tired of cat-calling jerks? Introducing the latest in unwanted-male-attention deterring technology: blow up boyfriend!
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WHICH BARNACLES WOULD YOU SCRAPE OFF?

Tony Abbott has suggested he might knock some "barnacles off the ship" to provide plain sailing for the budget through the Senate. But which barnacles?
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I REFUSE TO FEEL BAD ABOUT MY CHILD

Taking children grocery shopping can be tedious as best, but what if your child is special needs? MARITA HAYES-BROWN braves the aisles at Aldi.
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News & Opinion

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – LET’S GET TO WORK

Today is White Ribbon Day. Have you up signed your place of work – your office or business – as a White Ribbon Workplace?

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ABC CUTS: CONTROLLING THE BLEEDING

What is the head of the national broadcaster up to? PAULA MATTHEWSON looks at the ramifications of the ABC cuts, and what it means for rural Australia, politically.

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Harmer's Hoopla

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OK. I GET IT NOW. I’M DYING

What will it take for you to know that you will, most certainly, die? For WENDY HARMER it’s better late than never.

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HASTA LA VISTA, SANTA!

Christmas Liberation. Noël! WENDY HARMER’S not home for Chrissy this year… time to rejoice… or cry?

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Corinne's Circus

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WHY THE CUTS TO THE ABC ? DUH!

This weekend supporters rallied across the nation to protest cuts to the ABC and SBS. CORINNE GRANT was there and expresses the mood of the crowd.

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CORINNE’S RAGE INDEX: STRAP ON THE ANGRY

Time to check in with Team Straya. CORINNE GRANT has a femmo whinge. She’ll never make Foreign Minister!

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Spicer's Spotlight

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YOUNG WOMEN GIVE THE “F” CARD. FAIL.

In the annual YWCA survey, young women give the Abbott government a scathing report. They’re crying out for leadership says TRACEY SPICER.

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STOP YOUR WHINGEING

Australia’s most powerful woman telling the ladies to stop whingeing has prompted TRACEY SPICER to look at other disenfranchised groups who should “shut the f*ck up”.

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Attard's Arena

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LATHAM AND ERDOĞAN. SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

Australia’s former Labor leader and President of Turkey could not be more different – or could they? We should count ourselves lucky says MONICA ATTARD.

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HOW MUCH HAVE THEY OVER-PROMISED?

The G20 ran like a dream. There were no unruly protests, no shirtfronting, just lots of promises, and warm fuzzy animals. But will it change anything? MONICA ATTARD has the wash up.

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Hullabaloo

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ALTOGETHER NOW: WE’RE BETTER THAN THIS

A line-up of celebrities and prominent citizens has stepped forward to send – and sing – a message about the horrors of keeping children in detention indefinitely. Watch the clips.

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A TEACHER’S LETTER TO A BULLIED STUDENT

This is a keepsake. A letter you’d keep for a lifetime. From Mr Drama Teacher to his “fine”, departing student.

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Sex & Wellbeing

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FELICITY WARD TAKES LONDON

Think you’ve got what it takes to make it in the bear pit of the London comedy scene? FELICITY WARD is giving it a red hot go.

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INSECTS: FOOD OF THE FUTURE?

Livestock is accountable for 14.5% of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions, but that’s no reason to vegetarian. Not when we’ve got crickets, says ALEXANDRA COULTON.

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Daily Dilemma

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ONLY ONE OF YOU CAN HAVE THE TOP JOB

It has long been assumed that women’s career progression stalls because of children, but could it be because of their husbands? ANTOINETTE LATTOUF looks at a breakthrough study from Harvard.

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WHEN ADVENT LOST ITS BEAUTY

Christmas has been commercialised for decades, but ROGER JOYCE thinks cherry lip gloss in an Advent Calendar for “kids” (read: girls) is a step too far.

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The Bookshelf

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ALI SMITH’S ‘HOW TO BE BOTH’ WINS… BOTH!

Ali Smith lost out to Richard Flanagan in the Man Booker, but she’s just nabbed two other awards. MEREDITH JAFFE has all the latest news and reviews.

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ONE DARK SECRET. TWO TROUBLED SOULS.

ROWENA HOLLOWAY weaves mystery and suspense, secrets and lies into her tale of underworld crime in small town South Australia. Read the cracking first chapter here.

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FIRST CHAPTER: PIECES OF A LIE

Things We Love

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FINALLY! A SONG ABOUT LAUNDRY. (REALLY.)

Sick of misogynistic songs dominating the airwaves? How about a song about doing the laundry. Love this new hit from MC Tracky-Dactyl.

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COSMETIC SURGERY: ‘IT DIDN’T LOOK RIGHT’

Style icon and businesswoman Linda Rodin speaks about going grey, rejecting fillers and starting a new business in her 50s. Talk about ageing gracefully.

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Entertainment

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JACK’S LOST LIBIDO: HEARD IT AT THE HOOPLA

From Oprah’s six toes to Martin Short’s drinks with his dead wife and Taylor Swift’s love life, CRAIG BENNETT dishes the celebrity dirt like no one else.

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FIRST CONTACT. WHAT DID YOU THINK?

They’re lazy, petrol sniffing, and using the past to their advantage. They’re white, racist, and ignorant. Put black and white Australia together (with Ray Martin) and you’ve got intense television.

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HOOPLA HOROSCOPES: NOVEMBER 27