Not-so-easy rider: The Aussies who cycled across America on $420

CLIENT: DEMAND.FILM
OUTLET: THE AGE

As if cycling halfway across America in 30 days wasn't hard enough, the five Australians who call themselves the Bikes of Wrath added another challenge: the novice cyclists would do it all on a budget of just $420, relying on the kindness of strangers, and their busking skills, to get them over the line.  Inspired by John Steinbeck's 1939 novel  The Grapes of Wrath , which follows the Joad family as they join the mass migration from America's Dust Bowl to the promised land of California, friends Leon Morton and Charlie Turnbull hatched the idea of retracing that epic journey – only on bicycles rather than a clapped-out jalopy.  "Charlie and I have this fascination with small-town America and the  cultural resonance of it in the wider world," Morton says. "And the  themes Steinbeck was talking about then still feel really resonant today  – and we wanted to explore that on the ground."

As if cycling halfway across America in 30 days wasn't hard enough, the five Australians who call themselves the Bikes of Wrath added another challenge: the novice cyclists would do it all on a budget of just $420, relying on the kindness of strangers, and their busking skills, to get them over the line.

Inspired by John Steinbeck's 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath, which follows the Joad family as they join the mass migration from America's Dust Bowl to the promised land of California, friends Leon Morton and Charlie Turnbull hatched the idea of retracing that epic journey – only on bicycles rather than a clapped-out jalopy.

"Charlie and I have this fascination with small-town America and the cultural resonance of it in the wider world," Morton says. "And the themes Steinbeck was talking about then still feel really resonant today – and we wanted to explore that on the ground."

Yes, you can claim that nose job on Medicare – but there is a catch

CLIENT: DR ZAC
OUTLET: 9HONEY

Plastic surgery can figuratively cost you an arm and a leg, and this high cost is nowhere more evident than the planeloads of Australians hoping to save a buck with medical tourism each year.  While this is one way of saving money, you’d be surprised to hear that many plastic surgery procedures are covered by our very own Medicare or your private health fund. That means a nose job that would normally cost between $15-25,000 could cost as little as $5,000. Bargain!  If this sounds too good to be true, for most of you, you’re right: Medicare will only cover plastic surgery procedures when they are deemed ‘medically necessary’ and not just for cosmetic purposes. This is perfectly legitimate, and while I wouldn’t recommend getting plastic surgery without a lot of personal consideration and consultation with professionals, there are quite a few cases where plastic surgery is medically beneficial.

Plastic surgery can figuratively cost you an arm and a leg, and this high cost is nowhere more evident than the planeloads of Australians hoping to save a buck with medical tourism each year.

While this is one way of saving money, you’d be surprised to hear that many plastic surgery procedures are covered by our very own Medicare or your private health fund. That means a nose job that would normally cost between $15-25,000 could cost as little as $5,000. Bargain!

If this sounds too good to be true, for most of you, you’re right: Medicare will only cover plastic surgery procedures when they are deemed ‘medically necessary’ and not just for cosmetic purposes. This is perfectly legitimate, and while I wouldn’t recommend getting plastic surgery without a lot of personal consideration and consultation with professionals, there are quite a few cases where plastic surgery is medically beneficial.

The Bikes of Wrath: Make America Grape Again

CLIENT: DEMAND.FILM
OUTLET: FILM INK

Film Ink spoke with the co-directors/co-producers/subjects behind a documentary following five Australian blokes riding their bikes along the path taken by the depression-era Joad family in John Steinbeck’s  The Grapes of Wrath .       Grapes of Wrath  is a strange thing to cling to as your central thesis/inspiration here. Do you think the US is going through similarly extreme times now to then, and can you expand?    Charlie Turnbull  :  I guess it probably does seem like a strange and random idea, but it made sense to us, especially given how compelling we all find the novel and the USA.

Film Ink spoke with the co-directors/co-producers/subjects behind a documentary following five Australian blokes riding their bikes along the path taken by the depression-era Joad family in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

Grapes of Wrath is a strange thing to cling to as your central thesis/inspiration here. Do you think the US is going through similarly extreme times now to then, and can you expand?

Charlie Turnbull: I guess it probably does seem like a strange and random idea, but it made sense to us, especially given how compelling we all find the novel and the USA.

Video About All The Sh*t Women Put Up With Goes Viral

CLIENT: GOODALL & GALLAGHER
OUTLET: WHIMN
OUTLET: YAHOO! LIFESTYLE

If I could live as a man for a day my priorities would be thus:  1. Blowjob  2. Ask for a payrise (statistics would be on my side for once)  3. Watch cricket to see if it magically moves me  4. Another blowjob

If I could live as a man for a day my priorities would be thus:

1. Blowjob

2. Ask for a payrise (statistics would be on my side for once)

3. Watch cricket to see if it magically moves me

4. Another blowjob

What would it be like if there was a virtual reality game that let you experience life in the body of a different sex for the day.  That’s the  premise for a  YouTube  skit  by Aussie comedy duo,  Goodall and Gallagher , that’s gone viral this week.  While the battle of the sexes and equality are central to the video’s core, it’s the addition of the virtual reality element that has caught the world’s attention.

What would it be like if there was a virtual reality game that let you experience life in the body of a different sex for the day.

That’s the premise for a YouTube skit by Aussie comedy duo, Goodall and Gallagher, that’s gone viral this week.

While the battle of the sexes and equality are central to the video’s core, it’s the addition of the virtual reality element that has caught the world’s attention.

Dr Zac's Health Tips for 2019

CLIENT: DR ZAC
OUTLET: CHANNEL 9 TODAY SHOW
OUTLET: 9HONEY

If you're feeling a little worse for wear this morning, Dr Zac Turner is here to tell us how to nurse that hangover.  # 9Today

If you're feeling a little worse for wear this morning, Dr Zac Turner is here to tell us how to nurse that hangover. #9Today

As we approach 2019, I always find it a great time to reflect on the past year. No one likes to look at the bad but doing so will help you re-evaluate yourself adequately.  Asking questions about your 2018 and setting new standards for 2019 is a great approach to reaching that healthy lifestyle.  So what are the top habits to drop in 2019?

As we approach 2019, I always find it a great time to reflect on the past year. No one likes to look at the bad but doing so will help you re-evaluate yourself adequately.

Asking questions about your 2018 and setting new standards for 2019 is a great approach to reaching that healthy lifestyle.

So what are the top habits to drop in 2019?

The things most likely to land you in the emergency room this Christmas

CLIENT: DR ZAC
OUTLET: 9HONEY

Channel 9's Dr Zac Turner gives us his tips for avoiding a medical emergency this festive season.   Stepping into an emergency room can be difficult anytime of the year, but it’s an exceptionally cringing feeling to have it be during Christmas, especially if you are visiting and far from your own home.  Heart attacks, alcohol or food intoxication, kitchen/decorating related injuries, depression, and backstabbing high blood pressure are the issues ER doctors treat most at this time of year.

Channel 9's Dr Zac Turner gives us his tips for avoiding a medical emergency this festive season.

Stepping into an emergency room can be difficult anytime of the year, but it’s an exceptionally cringing feeling to have it be during Christmas, especially if you are visiting and far from your own home.

Heart attacks, alcohol or food intoxication, kitchen/decorating related injuries, depression, and backstabbing high blood pressure are the issues ER doctors treat most at this time of year.

An Australian investment strategist focusing on cannabis says the sector's biggest player isn't even on the scene yet

CLIENT: THE GREEN FUND
OUTLET: BUSINESS INSIDER

Investment strategist Mark Bernberg, who’s launched an investment consultancy for the cannabis industry, believes that Australia could legalise the drug for recreational use within five years and that the company that will ultimately become the Amazon of cannabis doesn’t exist yet.  Bernberg’s The Green Fund is tracking cannabis companies and revealing the trades in his investment portfolio, which has an international focus and argues that despite recent falls in value, the market is flourishing.  But with legal cannabis sales growing an 15% annually and the sector set to be bigger than the beer industry by 2035, it won’t be long before a major corporate such as Coca-Cola, Novartis or a tobacco company backs a new player that will go on to dominate the sector.

Investment strategist Mark Bernberg, who’s launched an investment consultancy for the cannabis industry, believes that Australia could legalise the drug for recreational use within five years and that the company that will ultimately become the Amazon of cannabis doesn’t exist yet.

Bernberg’s The Green Fund is tracking cannabis companies and revealing the trades in his investment portfolio, which has an international focus and argues that despite recent falls in value, the market is flourishing.

But with legal cannabis sales growing an 15% annually and the sector set to be bigger than the beer industry by 2035, it won’t be long before a major corporate such as Coca-Cola, Novartis or a tobacco company backs a new player that will go on to dominate the sector.