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Recent articles by Jessie:

Wilson Gavin died this week. Related or not, Twitter is an awful place.

Wilson Gavin died by suicide this week. We cannot ever really know why. But we do know what was said about him, in the final hours of his life. → Read More

"When ordinary Australians are doing their absolute best, we need to lay off."

Celeste Barber fundraiser: At a time when people like Celeste Barber are doing their best, we have to lay off. The comedian has copped criticism. → Read More

"I wanted to scream." As fires approached Turia Pitt's home, she was brought back to 2011.

Turia Pitt story: As fire approached Turia Pitt's family home in Ulladulla, she was brought back to 2011, where she was burned in a bushfire. → Read More

The 5 things everyone's heard someone say in the last 24 hours.

End of the year quotes: There are five expressions everyone keeps saying, from "limping to the finish line!" to "we'll revisit that in the new year". → Read More

"It's our fault". The Years and Years monologue that sums up the state of the world.

Years and Years review: A monologue in the final episode of Years and Years, delivered by Muriel Deacon, will change how you think about the world. → Read More

Two in every 100 people have aphantasia, otherwise known as a 'blind imagination'.

Aphantasia test: Here's how to work out if you have a blind imagination. It's more common than you think, at about 2 per cent of the population. → Read More

The 60 good news stories you probably missed in 2019.

Good news 2019: From sustainability, to social justice, to animal welfare, 2019 has been full of good news that a lot of us probably missed. → Read More

Right now, you need to approach a man in your life. And ask him to pick up a chair.

There's a few reasons why women can do the Chair Challenge and men can't. The challenge has gone viral on TikTok and has everyone confused. → Read More

When Samantha woke up in hospital, she learned she'd been in two accidents. In one night.

Right hemiparesis: Samantha Longmore was 20 years old when she had two accidents in one night. She now lives with right hemiparesis. → Read More

"I'm actually at capacity." The friendship text message that's divided thousands of women.

"Im actually at capacity" tweet has divided thousands of women, and generated a bunch of 'I'm actually at capacity' memes. → Read More

I'm in my late 20s. And here are 7 things no one told me would happen to my body.

Changes to body: The 8 things no one told us would happen to our bodies in our late twenties, from aging to sore joints to a bad knee. → Read More

An open letter to Israel Folau. From God.

Israel Folau gave a sermon at his church suggesting that the bushfire crisis in NSW was God's punishment for abortion and gay marriage. So 'God' wrote back. → Read More

"I want to be with a hot, fit girl..." 9 women on the most brutal way they've been dumped.

How to break up lines: Nine women share the break up story they won't ever forget. Here are the lines you should never, ever use. → Read More

The real leaders in the bushfire emergency aren't politicians. They're people like Kale.

Australian bushfire: What the true heroes of the NSW bushfires look like. Paul Sefky found a note on his kitchen bench on Saturday afternoon. → Read More

Australia, our backyard is burning: Now is precisely the time to be talking about climate change.

Bushfire NSW: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused to comment on the link between climate change and bushfires. Here's what he should know. → Read More

"I have a theory about Ciarran so if everyone could just shut up for a minute."

Ciarran Stott Bachelorette theory: Why did Ciarran leave The Bachelorette? And is it possible, that Ciarran will come back? → Read More

The final shame in the last climb to ever take place on Uluru.

Uluru closure: The final shame in the last climb of Uluru which took place on October 26, 2019. Where was prime minister Scott Morrison? → Read More

The final shame in the last climb to ever take place on Uluru.

Uluru closure: The final shame in the last climb of Uluru which took place on October 26, 2019. Where was prime minister Scott Morrison? → Read More

One of Australia's worst serial killers, Ivan Milat, has died aged 74.

What did Ivan Milat do? The Australian serial killer has died of cancer aged 74. Ivan Milat is known as The Backpacker Murderer. → Read More

An ode to the men who get sexier, every time you hang out with them.

Ciarran Bachelorette 2019: Ciarran Stott is vying for Angie Kent's heart on The Bachelorette Australia. And he just keeps getting... hotter. → Read More