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Life in the ‘burbs: Vermont (The Age)

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. It’s a sentiment Vermont feels in its bones, in its sinews. What you think you know about the eastern suburb – Neighbours, it’s really just Neighbours – isn’t actually something Vermont can claim. For it is Vermont South that’s home to the long-running soap, and it has busloads of British backpackers flocking to Pin Oak Court to prove it.

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Grey Today, Gone Tomorrow (SBS The Feed)

Standing in my uncle’s bathroom in Switzerland, a skylight beaming the harsh alpine sun onto the mirror, I found my first grey hair. I was sixteen, and put the appearance of this surprise follicle down to the stress that came with being halfway through my final years of school. I yanked it out, accidentally taking with it several brown strands.

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The Original Plant Eaters (Daily Care)

The rise of vegetarianism and veganism in recent years has made it easier than ever to follow a plant-based diet. Tofu, tempeh and a whole bunch of milks that didn’t come from a cow are readily available at supermarkets, and even the most far-flung pubs and restaurants usually have at least one non-meat eating option.

With plant eaters being spoilt for choice these days, spare a thought for the original vegetarians, who couldn’t chuck a tub of Tofutti into their shopping basket or fry up a dish of mock meats.

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