Category: Entertainment & Lifestyle

Kids speak out about their parents’ phone use

Kids speak out about their parents’ phone use

Many Australian parents worry about their children having too much screen time, but perhaps they should look a little closer to home. If the six- and seven-year-olds of Manor Lakes College, west of Melbourne, are anything to go by, many children feel “sad”, “ignored” and “angry” about their parents’ mobile phone use. “When my dad’s […]

Uber offers free rides next week

Uber offers free rides next week

WHAT do Sam Frost, Samuel L Jackson and Sam Worthington have in common? They will all be able to get free Uber all of next week when the ride-sharing service offers credits to anyone named Sam. In fact, anyone whose first name starts with “Sam” can access one free ride per day up to the […]

‘Tent city’ romance leads homeless couple down the aisle

‘Tent city’ romance leads homeless couple down the aisle

IT was over one of the brightly coloured tents that have controversially been pitched in Sydney’s Martin Place for months where homeless pair Kellyanne Luke and Matthew Mawson first locked eyes. She was sweeping Autumn leaves off the pavement in the public thoroughfare to keep the squat tidy. He was newly settling into the homeless […]

Welfare cheat who claimed she was too disabled

Welfare cheat who claimed she was too disabled

A BENEFITS cheat who swindled £81,000 ($A134,950) by claiming she was too disabled to walk more than a metre a minute was caught out by her own holiday snaps of her snorkelling. Linda Hoey fraudulently claimed £65,244 ($A108,700) in Disability Living Allowance and used her disability car to avoid paying £15,690 ($A26,140) in M6 toll […]

What you need to know about $1 flights

What you need to know about $1 flights

PLANNING a cheeky Aussie getaway? Listen up. Tigerair has just dropped a huge flight sale where you could bag a return flight for the same amount as a 7/11 coffee. The “Pay to Go, Come Back for $1” promotion commences at midday AEST today and runs until midday AEST Saturday 5 August, or until sold […]

Bad news for thong-lovers

Bad news for thong-lovers

Thongs have long been a feature of the Australian summer, but podiatrists have bad news for people who love the feel of rubber between their toes. Along with obvious problems like blisters, sunburn, cuts, broken nails, or stubbing a toe, it turns out thongs really are horrible for your feet. Dr Christina Long, a podiatrist […]

Powerball jackpot winner rushed to hospital in shock

Powerball jackpot winner rushed to hospital in shock

A NEW Zealand man who scooped $10.3 million ($AU9 million) in the Powerball jackpot collapsed and was rushed to hospital after seeing all the zeros in his bank account. Lou Te Keeti’s doctor later diagnosed it “as a case of euphoria”. “I hadn’t really believed it until it hit my bank account. I was still […]

Man hires homeless man and builds park stairs for $550

Man hires homeless man and builds park stairs for $550

A man spent $550 building a set of stairs in his community park after the city of Toronto estimated a price of $65,000-$150,000 to complete the project. Retired mechanic Adi Astl says he took it upon himself to build the stairs after several neighbors fell down the steep path to a community garden in Tom […]

Changing your mindset could be the key to changing your life

Changing your mindset could be the key to changing your life

“Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.” — Atul Gawande Better: A Surgeon’s notes on Performance At the start of this year, did you do what many of us did? (Myself included) We make great […]

8-year-old girl prays with police officers

8-year-old girl prays with police officers

A photo of a little girl praying with a group of police officers has been touching hearts around the country. The eight-year-old girl’s mother shared the photo on Facebook and wrote: “Paige praying for our men in blue 8 officers having dinner she walks up to the table and ask them ‘may I pray for […]

Man gets stuck inside ATM

Man gets stuck inside ATM

A MAN who got stuck in an ATM slid ‘help me’ notes through the receipt slot but many people ignored him thinking they were on a hidden camera show. KRIS6 reports that the Texas man, who has not been named, was fixing a lock in a room behind the Bank of America ATM when he […]

Homeless triplets defy all odds, receive surprise of a lifetime

Homeless triplets defy all odds, receive surprise of a lifetime

Overcoming the loss of both parents and stints of being homeless, Haley, Kassidy, and Sierra have defied all odds. The Yeckes triplets’ mother passed away when they were 3 months old. Their father went to prison. They lived with a grandmother, but since she didn’t believe in schooling, they didn’t go to school until they […]

Tips to get kids to eat well and into the kitchen

Tips to get kids to eat well and into the kitchen

Are you one of a growing number of parents that has come to rely on food delivery services during the busy school term? Nutritionist Anthony Power believes the holidays allow time for parents to change their family’s mindset when it comes to cooking. “As parents we’re always saying, ‘what are we having for dinner’, and […]

Strangers buy car for 20 year-old

Strangers buy car for 20 year-old

A group of strangers pitched in to buy a car for a 20-year-old Texas man who walks three miles each way to his job at a fast food restaurant. On June 21, Andy Mitchell posted a photo on Facebook of himself and Justin Korva, who Mitchell had given a ride to after seeing Korva walking […]

The Voice’s Fasika ‘meeting with record labels’

The Voice’s Fasika ‘meeting with record labels’

WESTERN Sydney teen Fasika Ayallew is primed to be the true success from the latest season of The Voice despite missing out on winning the reality show. The Daily Telegraph understands the 19-year-old was in a number of meetings yesterday morning following Sunday night’s finale which saw Judah Kelly claim the sixth season of the […]