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The lifesaving food you should be eating

The lifesaving food you should be eating

WANT to decrease your chances of having a heart attack or stroke? It may be as simple as adding these everyday foods to your diet, research says. Bananas can help prevent heart attacks and strokes, research reveals. The potassium in the fruit combats the hardening and ­narrowing of arteries, scientists discovered. The vital mineral — […]

Nine’s Today hosts react to Lisa’s sudden exit

Nine’s Today hosts react to Lisa’s sudden exit

TODAY has addressed Lisa Wilkinson’s sudden departure from the show, with Karl Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys delivering emotional tributes to their former co-star after admitting the news had come as “a bit of a shock”. Wilkinson sensationally announced her departure from the Nine breakfast program last night, revealing she was defecting to Ten to join […]

Home compost pickup trial to allow meat, dairy in green waste bins

Home compost pickup trial to allow meat, dairy in green waste bins

A select group of Perth residents will soon be able to throw meat, dairy products, coffee grounds, dog poo and kitty litter into their green waste bins. The City of Melville, in Perth’s southern suburbs, is trialling the organic recycling program with 7,000 residents. From next week they will be allowed to put all organic […]

Australia’s internet is really slow

Australia’s internet is really slow

The National Broadband Network was meant to mean big things for Australia, and at $49 billion, it had a hefty price tag to match. However, cost blowouts and delays have turned it into a political football. That’s not the important bit, though. A new graphic, from Bloomberg, shows Australia has slumped to 50th place on […]

Why you shouldn’t charge your phone overnight

Why you shouldn’t charge your phone overnight

IF YOU plug your smartphone into the charger before bed you are making a huge mistake. You need to break your terrible habit. FOR many of us, the last thing we do before bed is plug our smartphones into the wall so they’re fully charged in the morning. But tech experts have now warned that […]

World’s oldest person Violet Mosse-Brown dies aged 117

World’s oldest person Violet Mosse-Brown dies aged 117

The oldest person in the world, and the last living subject of Queen Victoria, Violet Mosse-Brown, has died in Jamaica aged 117. At 117 years and 38 days of age, Violet Mosse-Brown was believed to have become the world’s oldest living person. “This is what God has given me, so I have to take it […]

Tiny house stolen from Canberra ‘spotted in Queensland less than a day later’

Tiny house stolen from Canberra ‘spotted in Queensland less than a day later’

A tiny house prototype stolen from a Canberra business appears to have made its way to a Queensland town 1,250 kilometres away in a matter of hours, according to the home’s owner. The house, which is mounted on a trailer and valued at about $20,000, was stolen from Julie Bray’s Mitchell business late on Sunday. […]

How to slash your power bill

How to slash your power bill

Michelle Thompson-Laing, 32, is a mother-of-three from Sydney’s northern beaches, and she managed to cut $5400 from her power bill. Taking to her blog, Keep Calm and Get Organised, she cut her home’s electricity bills from $1800 to just $450 a quarter. Her first tip is switching halogen light globs for more efficient LEDs. She […]

How this single mum became a millionaire

How this single mum became a millionaire

SEVEN years ago, Cinzia Cozzolino was a single mum raising two daughters on less than $30,000 a year, and working a slew of odd jobs just to keep food on the table. Now the Melbourne rock and roller turned “mumpreneur” is singing a different tune, heading a successful company that is on track to turn […]

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 […]