frankie got a bit grown-up for its first double-figure issue, with a story on first houses, a writers’ piece on self-help books and a rant about 20-something meltdowns.

We made four brave souls put up their hands and say, “I still live at home”, interviewed cross-cultural couples about their lives and had actors, musicians and designers share piccies from Christmas days of the past.

Phew! Thirty clever young things from across Australia showed off their talents in acting, photography, business, writing, comedy, journalism and art.

Life was simple on 80s TV sitcoms, we mused, before doling out advice on top 20 hangover cures and how to win an argument every time. We talked to homeless Australians about their lives, shopkeepers who loved their shops, and four local designers, who taught us how to make DIY couture out of secondhand dresses.

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