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My vent on the new Vent app: my ranting pessimism finds a home

By Alyce Vayle
July 22, 2014

Finally, an app for me. Grrrrrr I am so annoyed at the moment. I blog a lot about being annoyed. Here’s what happens when I have a meltdown Here’s how I am a rude customer Here’s how I hate people who are posting about happiness Here’s me being annoyed at my arsehole ex-boyfriend There are […]

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Candy Crush and my addictive adult gaming habit: are you next?

By Alyce Vayle
July 21, 2014

I used to love computer games. I grew up in the 1990s when computers were just starting to hit their stride with colourful graphics, realistic artwork and interactivity. My uncle and my father were huge computer nerds, and still are, well into their 50s and 60s. The upshot of this was always having the latest […]

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What your picks from the TV Guide reveal about your personality

By Alyce Vayle
July 17, 2014

Imagine opening an old TV Guide and flipping through the pages – remembering the old TV shows you loved in the 80s and 90s. What would the shows you selected to re-watch reveal about your personality? Does your inner nerd come out watching Doogie Howser,M.D.? Did you freak out with Who Killed Laura Palmer? Did […]

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Have Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres broken up?

By Alyce Vayle
July 16, 2014

I thought I’d do a shout out to one of my favourite couples: Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres. I love this couple so much that I even managed to spell BOTH their last names correctly, without having to check Wikipedia. Part of my interest in their names is of course the fact that Australian […]

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What your favourite drink says about you

By Alyce Vayle
July 15, 2014

Good morning gorgeous! Let’s do a little personality test, shall we? Below are 10 different types of drinks, each one a very popular drink somewhere in the world. All you have to do for this personality test is pick your favourite drink and I will tell you a bit about your personality. Here’s what your […]

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13 things not to forget before you travel

By Alyce Vayle
July 14, 2014

I love to travel, most of us do…although I do know a few people who would rather poke their eye out with a fork than leave their own backyards. With the ever-cheapening of flights, it is getting easier and easier to travel; but I don’t just mean long distances, sometimes even getting away for a […]

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How my parents stopped me from becoming obese: an excerpt

By Alyce Vayle
July 10, 2014

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald. When I was a teenager, my weight started to creep out of control. I struggled to maintain it, much to the concern of my slim parents, who made their fair share of mistakes while trying to help me manage it. I […]

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7 types of sales assistants you’ll meet on your next retail shopping trip

By Alyce Vayle
July 9, 2014

I am a copywriter but I have also spent lots of time in retail. Honestly, if it paid better, I wouldn’t mind a career in retail, even though there are claims that it is dying. Personally, I don’t buy clothes, shoes and jewellery online much as I like to see and touch the products I […]

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The 11 things you do that annoy me on facebook

By Alyce Vayle
July 8, 2014

I am putting myself on a facebook ban. I am simply on it too much – often getting into heated discussions with people and driving everyone nuts. Facebook is a proper noun and therefore should be spelled with a capital ‘F’ and yet their logo uses all lower case – as a copywriter – that […]

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How will your fat impact you in old age?

By Alyce Vayle
July 7, 2014

According to the Australian Department of Health, the rates of overweight and obesity amongst adults have doubled over the past two decades with Australia now being ranked as one of the fattest developed nations. In our later years, more than a third of us are so fat that we are classified as obese. 37% of […]

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Words NOT to use on your resume: Watch Your Words in the Job Search!

By Alyce Vayle
July 4, 2014

When putting together a resume and cover letter, should you use the word “strong” or “aggressive”? Would using the word “ambitious” be a wise choice or a bad move? Writing a great resume is an ever evolving skill. Styles change and what was “in vogue” five years ago may no longer cut the mustard. You […]

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Career-Quiz

Career Quiz: How to work out your life and career priorities and discover your passion

By Alyce Vayle
July 3, 2014

I went through a bit of a career change a while ago – and it was the best thing I had ever done. All of us have many skills and often we find ourselves falling into job roles we can do, but that we don’t enjoy for one reason or another. Work out your “working […]

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