Lucy Kippist

Lucy Kippist

Lucy has nursed her ambition to be a journalist since 1987 when at the age of seven she announced her intention to the family video camera with steely determination.

Born in Victoria but raised in NSW, she worked in the subscription department of Murdoch Magazines before completing an undergraduate degree in history at UNSW. She then followed a whole bunch of other people her age to work and play in the UK – a period most notable for snow, warm beer, slippery sidewalks and a stint on the news desk of The Sun in Dublin.

She returned to Australia in 2004 and started a postgraduate degree in journalism at UTS. An internship at the Village Voice (Sydney not New York), writing for free press and a stint producing news stories on local radio followed until Lucy joined CareerOne.com.au as a careers writer. In mid 2009 she joined team at The Punch.

Articles by Lucy Kippist

Man proves mother wrong after lifetime of advice

Man proves mother wrong after lifetime of advice

06 Mar 13 Professor Gilbert is a brave soul.  After years of listening to his mother’s advice about how to be happy, he…... Read more

Workplace etiquette for bores and pyschopaths

Workplace etiquette for bores and pyschopaths

28 Feb 13 Ah, the modern workplace is a strange beast. You share cups and fossick for spoons, sit closer than you’d choose…... Read more

A bonus that’s just a big fat waste of everyone’s time

A bonus that’s just a big fat waste of everyone’s time

26 Feb 13 How would you define a bonus? Odds are it’d be more than a couple of gold coins a week. Bu…... Read more

A simple remedy for all domestic cleaning disputes

A simple remedy for all domestic cleaning disputes

19 Feb 13 There are three golden rules for creating a harmonious domestic life. 1. Spare yourself the results of surveys from cleaning…... Read more

The palace needs to get a grip

The palace needs to get a grip

13 Feb 13 Good lord, we’ve upset Buckingham Palace again. Well not “we” but Italian tabloid magazine, “Chi” - whose photographers have managed…... Read more

In the end, we all just want to share our story

In the end, we all just want to share our story

12 Feb 13 If the walls of the SBS foyer in Sydney could talk, they’d have plenty to say about the state of…... Read more

Speak up when someone is copping racist abuse

Speak up when someone is copping racist abuse

08 Feb 13 HERE’S what should have happened on the Sydney bus this morning when ABC journalist Jeremy Fernandez was subject to a…... Read more

Proof that reading really is good for your health

Proof that reading really is good for your health

08 Feb 13 It’s always harder to forget the book that rips your heart from your chest. Irene Némirovsky’s, Suite Francaise is that…... Read more

Who cares if your other harf carnt spell proper?

Who cares if your other harf carnt spell proper?

05 Feb 13 Alison Urquhart won’t date a bad speller, full stop. At the first sign of a misplaced apostrophe or relative pronoun…... Read more

It’s January, quick everyone starve yourselves!

It’s January, quick everyone starve yourselves!

29 Jan 13 It’s not January unless everyone you know is on some kind of health kick, and the crazier the better -…... Read more

Geez, you look tired. Must be Wednesday, 3:30pm

Geez, you look tired. Must be Wednesday, 3:30pm

23 Jan 13 You might not know this, but on the wall of every single cosmetic company in the whole entire world, there…... Read more

Prince Harry’s hypocritical war on royal privacy

Prince Harry’s hypocritical war on royal privacy

22 Jan 13 Prince Harry left one thing out of his recent and candid interview with the British press, from his station at…... Read more

Paperback novels are the new status symbol

Paperback novels are the new status symbol

21 Jan 13 The hipster contingent got one thing right; paperback books are a status symbol worth clinging onto. They separate the passionate…... Read more

Will telling the truth set Lance Armstrong free?

Will telling the truth set Lance Armstrong free?

17 Jan 13 There’s a very simple reason why watching other people confess their sins never fails to be fascinating – and that’s…... Read more

Hasbro, go straight to gaol, do not pass go

Hasbro, go straight to gaol, do not pass go

10 Jan 13 Dear Hasbro, what the hell? The American toy company have kicked off the new year with a Facebook campaign designed…... Read more

Hoax tweeter revealed as man with boring day job

Hoax tweeter revealed as man with boring day job

07 Jan 13 They call him the “hoax tweeter” but perhaps Tommaso De Benedetti just needs a more interesting job. The 43 year…... Read more

Show your support when they come out of the closet

Show your support when they come out of the closet

20 Dec 12 Researchers in Melbourne are conducting a study that is believed will find a correlation between gay Australian women eighteen years…... Read more

An ode to Christmas pudding

An ode to Christmas pudding

18 Dec 12 Nothing tastes more nostalgic than a proper Christmas pudding. All that dark boozy fruit and rich suet centre… They’re the…... Read more

Pope shows he’s no twit with polite pontifications

Pope shows he’s no twit with polite pontifications

13 Dec 12 Apple will be literally thanking the heavens today after Pope Benedict XVI sent his first tweet from an iPad. You…... Read more

Great stories from the back and front of a taxi cab

Great stories from the back and front of a taxi cab

12 Dec 12 Breaking news: Townsville cab driver Mike Caldwell 68, drove a naked man 1500km to Tennant Creek and let his passenger…... Read more

What the US foreign service needs is a Wintour de France

What the US foreign service needs is a Wintour de France

11 Dec 12 Terrifically toned biceps are the must-have accessory of the modern and powerful. On the right kind of woman they pervade…... Read more

Kids with low uni entry scores can still contribute

Kids with low uni entry scores can still contribute

06 Dec 12 Think back to your favourite school teacher. What do you remember them for? Things that spring to mind might include…... Read more

Fat chance I’ll be weighing up my baby’s future health

Fat chance I’ll be weighing up my baby’s future health

05 Dec 12 The world is going to hell in a hand basket. Actually, make that a baby basket.  Right now there is…... Read more

Marriage - the only thing that works better after 40 years

Marriage - the only thing that works better after 40 years

03 Dec 12 It sounds like a trick. The latest research from Australian Unity’s Wellbeing Index claims the first year of marriage is…... Read more

Breaking news: Man has fun at bucks party

Breaking news: Man has fun at bucks party

28 Nov 12 Eamon Sullivan is in hot water, according to today’s The Daily Telegraph. The Aussie swimming champion was caught hooning around…... Read more

Would you go meat free for Monday?

Would you go meat free for Monday?

26 Nov 12 It’s Monday, so I can tell you what Richard Branson is having for dinner. Well probably not exactly, but one…... Read more

Dear  Aussie parents, drop the damn vacuum

Dear Aussie parents, drop the damn vacuum

23 Nov 12 Share houses are responsible for many of life’s big lessons, but none more than the lesson of housework and why…... Read more

Another senseless death

Another senseless death

21 Nov 12 I felt an overwhelming sadness looking at the beautiful face of Sarah Cafferkey. Bearing an uncanny resemblance, in its light,…... Read more

Russell Crowe: part time Gladiator, full time dad

Russell Crowe: part time Gladiator, full time dad

19 Nov 12 There are two ways to see Russell Crowe’s decision to renounce his 37.5 per cent stake of the Rabbitohs football…... Read more

Boastful tweets make Israel look trigger happy

Boastful tweets make Israel look trigger happy

15 Nov 12 YouTube has issued a warning on the video posted by Israeli Defence Force following their strike on the Gaza Strip…... Read more

Peter Fox is a national hero

Peter Fox is a national hero

13 Nov 12 Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox has just joined a very small, specific club; people willing to put their career and…... Read more

Dear Bridget Jones, don’t bother coming back

Dear Bridget Jones, don’t bother coming back

13 Nov 12 Bridget Jones is coming back. After 15 years reveling in the glory that comes with selling approximately 15 million copies…... Read more

Enforcing the law or fanning the flames?

Enforcing the law or fanning the flames?

06 Nov 12 Back in September, two asylum seekers being held at the Nauru detention centre were charged with damage to tents and…... Read more

When hiding something from your wife is the kindest thing

When hiding something from your wife is the kindest thing

02 Nov 12 Brave men don’t often waste time with words. So it’s no surprise that Corporal Daniel Keighran admitted yesterday that his…... Read more

You only need two friends, and other modern truths

You only need two friends, and other modern truths

30 Oct 12 You really only need two friends in life. The first friend is honest and loyal. They’ll be there when you…... Read more

That’d mean more if you wrote it by hand

That’d mean more if you wrote it by hand

25 Oct 12 Handwriting has become such a lost art that even the jokes seem out of place – especially now that doctors…... Read more

Fifty shades of irrelevant to the women we respect

Fifty shades of irrelevant to the women we respect

23 Oct 12 Given the opportunity to create their perfect day for a research project, 900 women prioritised 106 minutes of romance with…... Read more

A guide to dancing  for people without the gene

A guide to dancing for people without the gene

20 Oct 12 Viral sensation Psy says dress classy dance cheesy. But what about those who just can’t dance? Having a social life…... Read more

Facing backlash for just growing up…

Facing backlash for just growing up…

18 Oct 12 Thank god for Guy Sebastian. Australian Idol might have given him fame and fortune but the singer’s willingness to be…... Read more

Should Wolverine be the next face of Australia?

Should Wolverine be the next face of Australia?

16 Oct 12 He’s handsome, approachable and talented, so little wonder Hugh Jackman is our most popular celebrity. But while they’re clearly the…... Read more

Jazzymyn, Ehrik and Caytee walked into a bar

Jazzymyn, Ehrik and Caytee walked into a bar

15 Oct 12 Over the weekend some friends kept a group of us entertained with their list of potential names for a soon…... Read more

Facebook does your personality no favours

Facebook does your personality no favours

13 Oct 12 And now for this week’s example of things that nobody thinks or actually says in real life, ever. Exhibit A:…... Read more

Sweet news for chocoholics: it makes you smarter!

Sweet news for chocoholics: it makes you smarter!

12 Oct 12 Few stories will match this one in terms of the joy it will bring to people with a sweet tooth.…... Read more

Is this THE crime of 2012?

Is this THE crime of 2012?

10 Oct 12 You can get it in your habit, you can get it doing hail marys, and you can clearly get it…... Read more

Make mine a steak and chips, thanks.  Sauce on the side.

Make mine a steak and chips, thanks.  Sauce on the side.

10 Oct 12 When it comes to eating out, most people can be divided into two distinct groups.Those who’ll willingly pay out their…... Read more

Being too  tired at work is not just your problem

Being too tired at work is not just your problem

08 Oct 12 Shifting the responsibility for feeling tired at work - to your boss - seems a fitting topic for discussion on…... Read more

In China even the factory walls can talk

In China even the factory walls can talk

06 Oct 12 Imagine this.You’ve just finished a long, hard day at the office. You finally get home and settled on the couch…... Read more

Apple is a church and the Apple Store is its temple

Apple is a church and the Apple Store is its temple

03 Oct 12 Apple is a religion and the Apple Store is its church. The Sydney Apple store, on George Street, is a…... Read more

Help! My holiday is over

Help! My holiday is over

29 Sep 12 Most of us are a better version of ourselves on holiday. We dress better, eat better, cook better, sleep better,…... Read more

You’ll never send me to the Kimberley for teambuilding

You’ll never send me to the Kimberley for teambuilding

28 Sep 12 Make no mistake, I really admire my colleagues but there’s no way I’d trust them with my life in the…... Read more

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From: Hasbro, go straight to gaol, do not pass go

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They should update other things in the game too. Instead of a get out of jail free card, they should have a Dodgy Lawyer card that not only gets you out of jail straight away but also gives you a fat payout in compensation for daring to arrest you in the first place. Instead of getting a hotel when you… [read more]

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