I’ve been interviewing people both formally for my role as a journalist and informally as just a nosy person for my entire life. I’ve been lucky enough to sit opposite Taylor Swift and talk about what she would do if she weren’t famous (go to Disneyland...

If you have or are thinking about starting your own business, you’re likely going to have to hire staff. It seems so simple, yet if it isn’t done right, can wind up causing you an unbelievable amount of stress. I remember my first three hires very...

Imagine this: you're named NSW Telstra Young Businesswoman of the year in November 2008 then just four short months later you find your business in the hands of administrators, owing a whopping $1.4 million. It was Nyree Corby's reality when her digital communications agency, The Topia...

When she struggled to find makeup she felt lived up to her expectations, Irene Patsalides decided to develop her own cosmetics line, and that's how Mirenésse was born. Today, it is a much-loved beauty brand with numerous awards in the bank and a stellar philosophy of: "If a product isn't...

In September 2014 I met a boy and we fell in love. Six months later he asked me to marry him and I did, just a year later. After honeymooning in Africa for a few months and not killing each other, we decided that when we got...

When it’s 8.30pm and you want to watch something before bed, but don’t have time to get into another series, a documentary is your answer. Here are five that are insanely watchable - they'll make you think, laugh, cry and possibly hide under the doona...

Beautiful handwriting is everywhere: on your candle label, inspirational quote wall hangings, wedding invitations and all over your Instagram and Pinterest feed. “Penmanship and handwriting are very on-trend at the moment, and new technology, particularly social media, is helping to make the art of handwriting popular...

Three years ago, Jessica Thomas was working her way up the corporate ladder in marketing, but two things were missing from her life. Number one: passion. Number two: healthy snacks for those 3pm cravings. Jess, being the entrepreneurial visionary she is, saw a way she...

Bessie Hassan had her start at the iconic - but now defunct - Cleo magazine before transitioning into the world of PR. Here she shares with us what makes a great PR campaign, what small businesses get wrong when it comes to finances and the...

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