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Five things everyone's talking about this week.

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Have you cancelled plans this week? Or been cancelled on? It’s an epidemic.

This week on the Mamamia Out Loud podcast, Mia Freedman, Susan Carland and Monique Bowley question why we’re so crap at committing to things.

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Turns out, there’s a psychological reason for it. And a way you can cancel delicately without seeming like a jerk.

Also on the podcast this week:

1. Chris Bath gets paid WHAT?

We found out the Channel 7 newsreader Chris Bath was paid up to $800,000 a year to read the afternoon news. But part of it, as Mia Freedman explains, is  “danger money”.

Bath pulls the plug. (via Channel Seven)

We discuss why the TV stars get the big bucks, how executives choose women on their “f**kability”, and why it can’t go on for much longer.

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2. Generation Cancel:

Have you cancelled something recently? Or been cancelled on?

It’s an epidemic. People that commit to things and then flake at the last minute.  For Susan Carland, the feeling is sweet relief; one less thing to do, a chance to reclaim some time in the day. But for others, it’s a source of guilt and anxiety.  This week on the podcast, is there a way to cancel without being a jerk?

Mia. In a tracksuit. So happy.

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3. Dear everyone, please stop having engagement parties.

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We’re happy for you. SO happy for you. But is it really necessary to have a full blown engagement party, on top of four other pre-wedding events including a hens night that isn’t actually a “night” but an entire weekend away at a winery?

Isn’t the actual wedding supposed to be the celebration bit? We love you, but we’re not Joe Hockey. This all costs money.


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4. Explain to me: Who is Rachel Dolezal and why does it matter why skin colour she is?

Once upon a time there was a white woman who permed her hair, coloured her skin and pretended she was black. She was awarded scholarships based on her “background”, and rose to be a prominent black rights advocate. It’s all kinds of interesting. And strange. And we’re not sure how to feel.


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5. The two TV shows you need to watch RIGHT NOW.

No wonder everyone is cancelling things. You will want to as well after you hook into these two shows. Everyone is talking about them and we have massive FOMO. Here’s why you need to book in some couch time and binge on these two marvels of modern entertainment.

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What are you talking about this week?

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