Society & Culture

Society & Culture

Discussions and views about how we all live today and how this impacts the people around us...

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Cost of living

7th May 2024

27 Comments

With inflation soaring, how is everyone adjusting their household budgets? We've had to cut luxuries and stick to essentials. What costs have increased the most for you and what affordable swaps...

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What's Wrong With Cash?

28th Mar 2024

3 Comments

Has anyone here been caught out at a place that does not accept cash? I have a few times and each time no good or credible reason was ever given for refusing the only means I had to pay. It is...

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What is weird to others is not weird to me

12th Mar 2024

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Just wondering what others think of people that have weird habits or do weird things that they actually think are completely normal. Basically they are oblivious to what they are doing .....

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Do single gender school still have a place in today's society?

11th Jan 2024

2 Comments

Many schools are no longer single gender schools like 'boys schools' or 'girls' schools' and many are moving away from this idea. Are single gender schools of any use or value in today's inclusive...

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My Wake while I was still Awake

11th Jan 2024

1 Comments

As I approached my 80th Birthday recently, I also faced my 4th surgery in twelve months. I began to think over my life, how full it has been, the different careers I've had, and what I had...

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Australian Nightlife

8th Jan 2024

112 Comments

Do you often go out of an evening and experience some type of live performance, art or music? Whether it be going to the club, to a theatre or simply out for a couple drinks, what is it that...

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Surviving Christmas Alone

25th Dec 2023

1 Comments

We all know Christmas is a truly tough time for some people. Whether you’re travelling alone, you’ve lost loved ones, have moved abroad, how do you manage to find the Christmas spirit when you...

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Holiday plans

21st Dec 2023

1 Comments

It's holiday season! What are your holidays plans? Are you staying busy this holiday period or are you staying in?

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Woke Ideas

18th Dec 2023

2 Comments

Have you read the nonsense woke ideas have created? For instance, surf life saving clubs are now expected to change their terminology when addressing members in case they cause offence to someone...

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Does money make humans perfect and happy?

13th Sep 2023

3 Comments

Discuss the facts of money in human life. Does money give happiness or not?

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Investment Ideas

30th Aug 2023

1 Comments

From your experience/knowledge, what are the best investment opportunities for someone who is just about to start investing?

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Budget and Savings

30th Aug 2023

1 Comments

How do you budget your income? And what are the best ways to get savings? When I was younger, it was easier for me to commit to my allocated budgets. For example, 20% automatically goes to...

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Financial Stress

23rd Aug 2023

2 Comments

Are you feeling the effects of the huge increase in interest rates and cost of living? What are some of the things you or your family have personally put in place to take some of the burden off?

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Shopping Essentials: What Makes Your Perfect Trip?

21st Aug 2023

1 Comments

What are the essential features you look for when deciding to go shopping, such as parking availability, goods selection, quality of service, proximity, brand, pricing or something else?

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Crime rate in Australia increase or decrease after pandemic

8th Aug 2023

4 Comments

Discuss the crime rate in Australia these days? beliefs

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School reunion

5th Aug 2023

1 Comments

Has anyone ever attended one? If so was there anything that surprised you the most?

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What percentage of your take home pay is spent on rent?

4th Jul 2023

4 Comments

Just came across an article where people have responded that they were spending 70%, 80% and 83% of their take home pay in rent, Which seems crazy high. Are Cafe Chat friends here spending that...

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How to avoid procastination

1st Jul 2023

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What are your best tips and tricks for staying focused, whether it be while studying or working?

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Male Teachers.

17th Jun 2023

2 Comments

The importance of attracting male teachers into education, especially at the Primary School level.

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The Coronation of King Charles

6th May 2023

2 Comments

Are you going to be watching the coronation of Charles tonight. I will be and it is with the knowledge that in my lifetime it is the second coronation and I am so looking forward to the seeing it...

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holidays

1st May 2023

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We are currently holidaying a couple of hours from home in our caravan on a beachfront. Very peaceful and relaxing and feels great to be supportive of the region in small ways. Making us realise...

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Socioeconomic status

16th Apr 2023

1 Comments

What are your thoughts on the issue of inequality in Australia, and how do you think it impacts our society as a whole? Do you believe that everyone has equal opportunities to succeed, or do you...

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How do you tie your shoes?

16th Mar 2023

2 Comments

"_Do you put your socks on first and then your shoes or do you put one sock on & then a shoe.?" Basically that is the topic. Left-handed.? Which shoe do you put on first? Right-handed? Which...

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Will the move to regional areas continue now that we are moving to a new normal?

27th Feb 2023

1 Comments

During the past few years there has been a visible movement of people and families from urban centres to regional areas. There have been many benefits for undertaking the move including lower...

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Comments and Feedback

18th Feb 2023

1 Comments

I rarely pass comment on social media or general feedback but have recently been horrified at the vitriol sprayed by people who disagree with someone else’s view. The old adage of “if you can’t say...

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Club Membership and Loyalty programs - beneficial or just the best marketing scheme?

17th Feb 2023

61 Comments

When you use a club/group membership card or any loyalty program, do you really believe you're getting something that you couldn't have got, if you'd just asked for it? Eg I directed a friend to...

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Saving tips

12th Feb 2023

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Wasn't sure what to put this under so I thought society and culture made the most sense. Wondering what people do to save money or make extra on the side. I like to save money by getting the...

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Planet Earth

31st Jan 2023

1 Comments

I’m curious if anyone believes there’s multiple planet Earths in our Multi verse🤔🤔🤔

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War in the Ukraine and brands operation in Russia

21st Jan 2023

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Do you actively avoid or personally boycott any companies/brands that are doing business with or in Russia while Russia's war with the Ukraine is continuing? A lot of people are doing this while a...

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Back to work

11th Jan 2023

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Do you like the people who you work with? I work with people as young as 19 as old as 67 then all the ones in-between. I love the different personalities the diversity that can be in office ascwe...

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What's the most expensive 'thing' you have ever bought (other than house and car)?

10th Jan 2023

34 Comments

Excluding the place where you live and your daily car, what's the most expensive thing you have ever bought? (excluding joke answers like 'education', 'medical bills', 'wife' etc) I think back in...

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What would you take?

25th Oct 2022

6 Comments

You live in a flooded area and are anxiously waiting for the river to peak, You will have to evacuate when this occurs but do have some time, What will you save ? What will you load into your car...

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September 11

11th Sep 2022

1 Comments

I am feeling maudlin today as I remember those whose lives were taken in a senseless attack. I especially remember the “falling man” as he gracefully glided to his death, upside down, as he...

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Halloween

28th Aug 2022

9 Comments

Halloween is soon approaching and it'll be spooky season! Do you celebrate Halloween even though it's traditionally big in the US? Why do you think it's not that big here in Australia when we...

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Bank Branch Closure

17th Aug 2022

2 Comments

I live in Adelaide suburban area and over the last few years the Commonwealth Bank, ANZ Bank, National Bank have all closed their branches. I now need to travel over 10 Kms to access a branch. ...

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What do you do to relax

7th Aug 2022

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I struggle with relaxing I always have things to do. My husband has no trouble falling asleep in front of tv or watching sports on tv, he is not lazy but he can sit and do nothing. I enjoy cooking...

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What Jobs Pay $300K a Year?

16th Jul 2022

1 Comments

Inflation has hit, $200K is no longer rich. I'm interested in hearing about people who earn more than $300K/year. What was your journey? How did you get there?

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New Hobbies

14th Jul 2022

106 Comments

It's been just over 2 years since the pandemic affected all our lives in one way or another. We would like to hear whether you used the lockdowns/travel restrictions to take up any new hobbies or...

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Best books of 2021?

8th Jul 2022

1 Comments

What are some of the amazing books that you have read in 2021 (so far)?

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Bullying and harassment

4th Jul 2022

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At least 1 in 10 young people have experienced cyberbullying. What are you doing to stop bullying and harassment?

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How do you cope with the rising cost of living?

4th Jun 2022

30 Comments

Effective strategies to cut down cost on groceries shopping, electricity, food, rent and etc?

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How are you guys making new friends?

20th May 2022

4 Comments

I feel like it’s a common thing for high school best friends to drift apart and since COVID, everyone’s a little anxious to socialise. I’m wondering how you guys are making new friends or are you...

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How is uni

11th May 2022

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How is everyone finding uni?

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What is always 'worth the money' ?

22nd Apr 2022

1 Comments

What products or services can you always justify spending money on, even after you've exceeded your weekly budget? Or what things do you find overpriced but would buy anyway? Why?

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The Great Resignation

12th Apr 2022

15 Comments

How has the wave of Great Resignation affected you. Have you left/considered leaving your job? If yes, then what industry was it and why? I'm just hoping to get some insight!

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Working from Home

10th Apr 2022

10 Comments

Do you think you are more productive working from home than in the office environment?

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Ideas for Weekend Activities

6th Apr 2022

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Now that lockdown is over... What is everyone doing for fun?! Activities for solo and with friends?

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Neurolinguistics Vs. perception

21st Mar 2022

9 Comments

I would like some feed back on a theory. A person's perception with higher believe systems have a greater chance of being manipulated. e.g. someone that believes in the supernatural are more...

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Are you a 'pick me girl'?

21st Jan 2022

1 Comments

Insecurities of women are identified to make a girl to be someone- a cool girl or anti feminist or not wearing make up kind-even though she is not. Instead of embracing own individuality girls...

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Pearls of wisdom ...

26th Dec 2021

2 Comments

What's the best advice you've ever been given?

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Do you think that businesses will embrace the work from home culture after life returns to normal

25th Nov 2021

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I wonder if business with be more incined to let employees work from home even after Covid restrictions are over. It seems that companies have embraced this idealogy and have realise that it could...

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Financial Institutions

22nd Nov 2021

2 Comments

financial institutions; ie: banks , credit unions and insurance companies all have an obligation to serve their customers, but it seems a lot of their profits go to share-holders and "upper...

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Turn Back Time

2nd Oct 2021

51 Comments

So often we say, "If only I knew then what I know now". If you could go back to a time in your past, when would you choose and why?

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Has the pandemic made you rethink your career and/or values in life?

1st Oct 2021

120 Comments

Has the pandemic made you rethink your career and/or values in life? Recent data suggests that Australia is facing 'The Great Resignation' with "40% [of respondents] said they were going to look...

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Lockdown 6.0, let's discuss some positives!

12th Sep 2021

22 Comments

So we all have had it at this point with the unending lockdowns in Victoria. Let's discuss ONE positive outcome that the lockdown has had on your life.

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Are you a night owl or a morning person?

9th Aug 2021

87 Comments

Are you a night owl or a morning person? Why do you think that is? Have you ever purposefully made the switch?

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What values/lessons/skills has COVID-19 taught you?

20th Jul 2021

1 Comments

COVID-19 has dramatically shaken the world. For the last 18 months, we have been surrounded by negative news and stress. Countless people have lost financial, physical, social and emotional...

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COVID and the rise in rental prices

29th May 2021

13 Comments

I’m genuinely interested in how many people are currently in a rental hardship with the increased rents due to COVID -19 and what you are now doing to help keep the other bills down ? Are you...

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How do you define success for yourself?

21st May 2021

119 Comments

How do you define success for yourself? How do you determine if someone’s successful in life? How did you come to this conclusion? Are you unsure? Tell us below! Have Your Say and you'll be in...

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What do you do on the weekends?

23rd Apr 2021

4 Comments

How do you guys prefer to spend your weekends? Is it mostly time off for relaxation or you would rather go out and explore places or to be with your friends/family. Share your typical weekend plans...

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Acts of Kindness

16th Apr 2021

3 Comments

What’s one nicest thing you could do for someone in your life today ?

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Should we have the right to disconnect? Does the 'Always on' work culture affect you?

7th Apr 2021

73 Comments

Recently the ABC reported "The right to disconnect – won in the Victoria Police union's most recent negotiations – directs managers to respect leave and rest days and avoid contacting officers...

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Careers throughout your lifetime

6th Mar 2021

8 Comments

How many people have always known which career they wanted as a child? And how many times have you changed your mind? or how many times have you changed your career path? If you're still unsure...

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Caféstudy members! What do you think of our new website? and any general feedback on Caféstudy?

5th Mar 2021

11 Comments

Hello Caféstudy members! As you would have seen the Caféstudy website has had a major facelift! So because we are nosy, please let us know your thoughts?! What do you like? anything you dislike?...

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Valentine's Day: love or loathe it?

16th Feb 2021

4 Comments

Valentine's Day is celebrated by millions of people across the world. So we'd LOVE to know... Do you celebrate it? Do you have any traditions with partners, friends or family? Do you love it? hate...

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Newbie Recommendations

30th Jan 2021

3 Comments

Hi..New here. Just signed up today. Looking forward to getting involved in discussions and forums. Any tips from members? Thank you :)

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Australian household savings have increased; have yours increased? what are your best savings hacks?

28th Jan 2021

43 Comments

After what was a horrible year financially for most (and still is for many), it seems Australian's have refocused and doubled down on their savings, trying to ensure financial security in the wake...

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Social Media vs. Social Interaction

14th Dec 2020

40 Comments

In 2018, research revealed social media is most effective in tackling loneliness when it is used to enhance existing relationships, or forge new meaningful connections. On the other hand, it is...

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Australian Made

16th Jun 2020

144 Comments

How important is it for you to buy Australian made products? How do you know if something is Australian made? Have you ever thought you were buying an Australian product and then realised that it...

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Post Pandemic

6th May 2020

103 Comments

Have you already thought of what you'll do differently once things are back to normal? Will you look into doing new things/ stop something you were doing before? How has your mindset changed? Do...

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Life in Lockdown / Isolation

31st Mar 2020

143 Comments

Here at Cafestudy, we have been making a conscious effort to learn new skills and exercise daily during life in lockdown/isolation. We would like to know what have you been doing to adapt to life...

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Worries

19th Mar 2020

108 Comments

It is a very worrying time, with hourly Covid-19 updates bringing even more negativity and uncertainty. There are plenty of things to worry about as we are yet to determine exactly how it will...

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New Years resolutions

15th Jan 2020

79 Comments

Have you made a New Years resolution for 2020? If so, what is your resolution and how is it tracking? Do you think resolutions work?

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Cafestudy Redemptions

3rd Aug 2017

86 Comments

Please let us know what you think of the new redemption options. Both good and bad please. Is there anything we can still make better? Is there anything that is particularly good?

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What makes a job the 'perfect job'?

24th Oct 2016

75 Comments

How satisfied are you with your job at the moment? Are you thinking of changing jobs? And if you are looking at changing jobs or just about to embark on looking for your first job, what do you look...

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Customer reward schemes - do they influence your shopping decisions?

5th Sep 2016

149 Comments

Cafestudy members we have 10 $15 Giftpax vouchers to give away to the best 10 replies to the following question! How much do customer reward schemes influence you when you are deciding where to...

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How and what effect does scamming have on you?

8th Oct 2014

161 Comments

I am sure we have all had some experience of scammers either by email, phone or letter. I want to find out what company the scammer pretended to be from, what they asked and most importantly does...

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To Twitter or not to Twitter?

21st Nov 2013

124 Comments

Do you use this recently floated social media? If so, what do you use it for? Are you following celebrities or companies/brands? What are you hoping to find out from Twitter feeds? And to non users...

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How, when and where do you do your Christmas shopping?

24th Oct 2013

146 Comments

When do you buy Christmas presents? Do you start buying them throughout the year, or do you leave it to the last minute? How do you buy them (i.e online or in store). Do you change the stores that...

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What makes you 'like' a Facebook page or ad?

26th Jun 2013

132 Comments

Companies are spending more and more money on social media to target new customers. We want to know if you have ever visited a company's Facebook page and clicked 'like', and/or clicked 'like' on...

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With all the sales on before Christmas these days, are you spending less time in the post-sales?

8th Jan 2013

167 Comments

Do you think people are blowing more money overall as they buy not just Christmas presents, but also other bits in the pre-Christmas sales? Alternatively, do you think people are still excited...

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Do you consider yourself selfless or selfish?

17th May 2012

346 Comments

If you aren't a selfless person, is it simply because you can't be bothered? Does selflessness actually get you anywhere in life anyway? And if you are concerned about it, how do we stop society...

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Why do you enjoy being a member of an online survey site?

20th Apr 2012

229 Comments

Is it because you love giving your opinion? Or are you in it for the money? Perhaps it's because you enjoy the sense of community that comes from Café Chat? Do you contribute to Café Chat often? If...

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Who names a grandparent?

21st Nov 2011

20 Comments

News of the grandchild's birth was barely out before people started asking what I wanted to be called. I thought the first grandchild named the grandparents, but my friends don't agree. They think...

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What puts you on an instant high and brings you joy?

19th Oct 2011

97 Comments

Is it exercise and the euphoric endorphins released? An ocean swim on a crystal clear day? A friendly smile from a stranger on the street? A gripping book? Wonderful friends and family? What about...

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Have you ever seen a ghost or encountered anything spooky?

15th Aug 2011

255 Comments

Perhaps you have a room in your house that never quite feels right. Do you hear bumps in the night or see shadows out of the corner of your eye? Are you a medium or clairvoyant who can communicate...

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What are your observations on society and where it’s headed?

16th May 2011

147 Comments

Have we evolved into a narcissistic society, as the media have alleged? Do you think the importance of manners and etiquette is less essential? If you live in a country or regional area, is there...

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Random acts of kindness

16th Nov 2010

43 Comments

Have you done something just for the good feeling it gave you - like giving up your seat on the bus for someone, opened a door for someone, helped someone you didnt even know? Or has a stranger...

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