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REAL LIFE: How the kindness of strangers helped one girl learn to love reading, and so much more

When foster mum Colleen found herself struggling with mounting school costs for her granddaughter Missy, she was overjoyed when The Smith Family stepped into help.


Abandoned European towns where nobody lives

Silent streets, vacant houses and dilapidated buildings, Europe is riddled with eerie ghost towns. From depopulated military and mining towns and drowned villages to age-old enclaves destroyed by war and disasters or desolate modern developments abandoned due to economic decline.


No man's lands: eerie places where people fear to tread

It's thought the phrase "no man's land" was coined in the 11th century in the UK and it was originally used to describe unloved patches of land outside of city walls. More than 800 years on, the term is still relevant for no-go areas – sections of land where people dare not tread – still existing all over the world. Many are the result of conflict and political disputes but some are simply quirks of geography. Here we take a look at taboo territories across the globe.


MAFS Bride Melissa's awkward dating history

Diving headfirst into Married at First Sight seems completely out of Victoria bride Melissa’s realm, given she's never even been on a single date - not even a coffee.


Camilla and Marc's refined Armadale store and virtual styling service

Redefining the boundaries of retail, Camilla And Marc customers can access virtual personal styling appointments as part of a new ‘Virtually There’ service.


Calls for Prince Harry to be removed from the line of succession

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stripped of their remaining patronages following their permanent split from the British monarchy, talk has turned to the prince's place in the line of succession. Following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's resignation as senior working royal family members in January 2020, and Buckingham Palace's confirmation they won't return to royal duties following a 12-month review, almost half of British adults surveyed...


A luxurious one-bedroom apartment with a sophisticated monochrome palette

A 'Brave' move in installing a curving wall in black devised by architect Brad Swartz delivers a cocooning mood within this newly opened up one-bedroom apartment that can easily convert to offer a guest bedroom space.


Bar cart essentials for the avid entertainer

Dress up your drinks trolley with the best new bar cart essential tools and hardware.


Meet Ada Nicodemou's new niece

Proud new aunt Ada Nicodemou has taken to social media to share her joy at becoming an aunty to a gorgeous newborn girl called Sofia Nicodemou.


Celebs That You Forgot Were on MTV Shows

You aren't being Punk'd—these stars really did get their start on MTV.


How to propogate new plants

One of my most pleasurable activities in the garden is to propagate new plants – there is a great joy in starting a new life, and being involved in nature's amazing process. Planting from scratch? We look at the methods for propagating plants.


Farewell Marble, 'Rainbow Opal' Nails Are The Must-Have Manicure For Crystal Lovers

If you're a crystal lover, looking to elevate your manicure technique, look no further than rainbow opal nails.


Friend of Princess Diana slams Prince Harry's actions: 'He is very confused'

A friend of Princess Diana claims the late royal would have been "furious" and "confused" by Prince Harry's royal exit. Fashion designer Roberto Devorik said the Duke of Sussex's conduct would have angered his mother, as she wanted him to help shape a "modern monarchy." In an interview with Hola! Magazine, the designer said, "I think Meghan is the boss... Harry is a boy who suffered a lot and believes that Meghan has the legacy of Diana. But he...


Celebrity Exes Who Worked Together After a Breakup

I can only dream of strutting past my ex as a Victoria's Secret angel.


The Cast of'Ginny and Georgia': Your Guide to Netflix's Newest Dysfunctional Family

Get to know everyone in the extended Ginny & Georgia-verse.


A drab California bungalow receives a sophisticated revamp

For one Sydney couple, large open-plan spaces and a summery alfresco area created a California bungalow home that is a true entertainer’s delight.


Aussie dad goes viral in the kitchen

What started as a joke between Cameron Douglas and his mate soon saw the Tassie husband and dad of two start filming recipes that would help other dads to conquer the kitchen one delicious meal at a time.


Sylvia Jeffreys' beautiful chaos: As she prepares to welcome her second son, Sylvia reveals why she's never been happier, both in life and marriage

Beautiful chaos is one way to describe Sylvia Jeffreys' life. As she prepares to welcome her second baby, Sylvia reveals why she's never been happier, both in life and marriage


Unforgettable Royal Wedding Scandals, Shockers, and Bizarre Moments

From Princess Diana saying the wrong name at the altar to Princess Charlene of Monaco's tears.


Who Is Emma Watson’s Boyfriend? Meet Leo Robinton

Emma Watson and her boyfriend Leo Robinton are reportedly pretty serious. Here, everything to know about Robinton's age, social media, job and their relationship.


This year, I committed to cooking more. Here are the 3 products that made that possible.

Let me first break the ice with a confession: Last year I cooked three things. A pasta bake, a homemade pizza and one epic fail of an attempt to make a birthday cake. (I’m talking raw batter, sloppy icing and very little structural integrity.) For context, I usually really love cooking. I like the process of it, I like making yummy treats ... Continued


How this amazing mum honours her late son

Behind his big smile, Suzi Evans' son, Murray, was battling with mental health. When she lost Murray, Suzi found a way of honouring his memory and helping others with their grief, too.


REVEALED: How to get rid of the annoying gap in your blinds for good

A thrifty mother, from Tasmania, has found a simple solution for blocking out the glaring light coming in through the sides of her roller blinds.


MAFS fans FUME over misogynistic grooms

Married At First Sight fans have A LOT of feelings about this year’s picky grooms for their misogynistic behaviour, particularly Sam Carraro, Bryce Ruthven and Cameron Dunne.


A robust and modern coastal home in Sydney's Newport

Revelling in its glorious setting, the metamorphosis of this robust, modern coastal Sydney home is a joy to behold.


The Queen goes pink on Zoom

Queen Elizabeth II has opted for a bright coral PINK outfit in a new Zoom call as the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out across the UK - and there's a special tribute to her husband weaved in.


From Drunk Elephant to La Mer: What a dermatologist thinks of these 9 cult skincare products.

The skincare market. She's a little crowded. And every other day, it feels like there’s a trendy new product kicking around the beauty streets, being all flirty and smooth talkin' and promising to change your skin for the better. And hoo boy, is it overwhelming or what! (It is).Watch: Check out the products and ingredients you need to know about. Post ... Continued


Deep-Voiced Men Are More Likely to Cheat, According to This Study

There's something inherently 'sexy' and smart about a deep, husky voice. Famous men including James Earl Jones, Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Vin Diesel and more have skyrocketed to global notoriety for their rich, silky pipes. However, having a deep voice doesn't automatically make you a nice guy. In fact, a new study has found that deep voices go hand-in-hand with infidelity. https://youtu.be/pr1EKRxTBxc In a study involving hundreds of...


What to Do With Your Expiring Travel Credits Before Time Runs Out

With the first anniversary of the Coronavirus being declared a pandemic just one month away, the topic of travel credits, and their impending expiry dates, has been at the centre of many people's thoughts of late. Although vaccines are beginning to be rolled out around the world, we're still in the early stages of managing this crisis and unrestricted travel still feels like it's a world away. On February 25, Qantas announced that it and Jetstar...


Dig in: the most beautiful tunnels in the world

Since the dawn of time humankind has had the urge to tunnel and burrow, whether for safety, storage, irrigation or to extract natural resources. Recently our most extraordinary tunnels were dug for transportation. From modern engineering marvels and regenerated historic passages to naturally occurring tunnels, we dig deep to find some of the world’s most beautiful tunnels.


Paul Mercurio's unexpected comeback

He's been a beacon of positivity on the big and small screen, especially after appearing on Strictly Ballroom, and in 2021 Paul Mercurio has reinvented himself as a politician to help fix the problems in his own backyard on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.


Australian actress Teresa Palmer announces she's expecting her fourth child

Australian actress Teresa Palmer has made the surprise announcement she is pregnant with her fourth child. The 35-year-old took to Instagram today to share an update with her 1 million strong following, writing: "35 years ago right around now I was born in sunny Adelaide. Today I am thinking of my mothers transition to motherhood and feel grateful to her for all she has done for me.


Princess Mary's stunning pink shirt

Crown Princess Mary has made an appearance in Denmark as the country continues to move towards a COVID-free outlook - and she's done it in the chicest pink shirt.


The most Googled questions about collagen supplements

What is collagen? What is the best collagen supplement? What are the benefits of taking a collagen supplement? We answer all of your questions.


You can buy a garlic bread DOUGHNUT with a cheddar glaze and bacon

An Australian eatery has decided to 'up it's doughnut game' with a savoury offering dripping with cheese, bacon and garlic chives.


"From The Iconic to Myer: I tried the app that gives you money back for shopping online."

Whenever I used to hear friends boasting about using ShopBack, I’d get that same jealous, out of the loop feeling I remember from high school when everyone else already seemed in love with a cool band I’d only just stumbled upon.It was this jealousy that led me to download the ShopBack app onto my phone and start purchasing items (mostly for ... Continued


The best linen sheets and bedding to shop online

So you're ready to invest in quality linen bedlinen. Where do you start and what do you look for? The founders of Sydney-based boutique bedding company, Carlotta + Gee share the benefits of linen bedding, why French Linen is the best you can buy and trending colour combinations.


A speech from a Cranbrook prefect has summed up Australia's culture around sexual assault.

This post deals with sexual assault and might be triggering for some readers. "Don't lie to yourself," Asher Learmonth told his peers. "Don't make excuses."The head prefect at Cranbrook Senior School, a private school in Sydney's Eastern suburbs, was standing in front of a full assembly, telling his mates that they needed to change their attitudes to women. Now.Asher was ... Continued


27 Of The Best Beauty Moments In Film & TV History

All of the best beauty and TV moments in film and TV history, from Scarface to Euphoria.


Award-winning images of historic attractions around the world

These shortlisted images from the 2020 Historic Photographer of the Year awards feature everything from spooky shipwrecks and abandoned buildings to awe-inspiring places of worship and modern architecture showcased in a different light. See what inspiring photos judges picked as winners this year.


Are MAFS's Booka & Brett still together?

Are Married At First Sight's Booka Nile and Brett Helling still together? We investigate if the 2021 MAFS golden couple have lasted post-show.


12 table linen buys for the perfect host

These 12 tablecloths, napkins, placemats and coasters hit the perfect note between practicality and style, elevating your table no matter what's on the menu.


Dear Reader, There Is To Be A 'Bridgerton' Podcast And Your Ears Are Invited

Netflix's record-smashing hit series 'Bridgerton' officially has its own podcast. Created by Shondaland, which produced the show based on Julia Quinn's boks...


BBC won't air Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah

The BBC won't air Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah, according to reports. The Duchess of Sussex has recorded an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey which will air on CBS in the US on March 7. It is understood Meghan, 39, was hoping the interview would air in the UK. RELATED: Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview to be edited after royal patronage removal The interview is expected to be a tell-all and cover a wide range of topics including...


What the Latest Jobseeker Changes Mean for Unemployed Australians

Fifty dollars sounds like a lot. But the increase in the JobSeeker unemployment benefit announced by Prime Minister Morrison on Tuesday is $50 per fortnight, which is just $25 per week. It will replace the temporary Coronavirus Supplement of $75 per week, which is itself well down on the $275 per week it began at in March last year. It’s hard to see the increase as anything other than a cut, especially when coupled with another change which will...


Hillary Clinton's novel about 'out of control' government seen as swipe at Trump

After writing several memoirs, Hillary Clinton is dipping her toe into the world of fiction — though it's not hard to pick her real-world source of inspiration. The former presidential candidate, 73, is co-writing a political mystery centred on a novice secretary of state who joins a "dangerously out of touch" administration. State of Terror will follow the protagonist as she begins working for her rival — "a president inaugurated after four...


14 dreamy bedroom design ideas to inspire

Our bedrooms are the spaces we spend most of our time, so they should always feel personal, stylish and sanctuary-like. Take inspiration from these 14 beautiful bedroom designs.


Home cooks go crazy over 15-minute pear and blueberry crumbles

Australian home cooks are going crazy over these 'super easy' 15-minute pear and blueberry crumbles.


Radio host reveals why 'tragic' way of finding love is now accepted

'Perennially single' Jana Hocking, who works at Sydney's Triple M station, argues it is now socially acceptable to meet this way.


How to Create a Cinema Experience Using Apple HomePods

I don't know about you, but in my experience, going to the cinema has become an absolute rarity since COVID-19 became a part of our lives. Not only did a visit to the movies become a health risk at certain points during the pandemic, our new reality - that became very much centred on staying at home - meant that I stopped even thinking about going to the cinema. Instead, I've grown to love the experience of settling in for a movie at home. And...