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5 slightly disgusting facts about mozzies


Travelling to Asia, Central and Latin America may promise adventure; but it also means a likely encounter with the Aedes aegypti mosquito – the delightful carrier of, among other diseases, Dengue Fever and Zika. But while that may be no surprise, these little critters do have some interesting habits that you may wish we’d never


Superannuation changes myths!


Last week we discussed the top 5 questions to ask about the upcoming super changes. Now we have the top myths from the ATO surrounding the changes to superannuation coming into effect from July 1. Read more now….


4000 year old funerary garden found in Egypt

egypt funerary

Archeologists have discovered an ancient Egyptian funerary garden on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor, which is thought to date from around 2000 BCE.


Junk food packaging hijacks the same brain processes as drug and alcohol addiction

junk food

Food is important for our survival, which is why all living beings have developed an urge for high energy foods, like those high in sugar and fat. Historically, this hadn’t been an issue, as energy dense foods weren’t always as available as they are today. But in modern societies, we not only have easy access


Are grieving families exploited? Sign this petition to require disclosure of funeral costs

funeral costs

Funerals are not optional activities. Everyone dies. That’s Colin Wong’s pitch as to why everyone should sign his petition to require funeral directors to disclose their price lists on the internet.


Diary of a coffee addict…

coffee addict

Having worked in a coffee store for eight years I have learned a number of important life lessons. The earlier your day starts the better, even if that start is 4am. The customer you serve after the last explosive customer is always the nicest person you will meet all day, and perhaps most importantly –


WIN 1 of 6 Specsavers vouchers


Specsavers have launched a range designed specifically for everyday comfort and style and to celebrate the launch of the new ComFit eyewear range Life Begins At and Specsavers are offering 6 lucky readers the chance to win a voucher for one complete pair of glasses from the ComFit range’ and includes glasses frames and lenses required by the


Gardening – How to find and use cheap landscaping stone


With its unique natural beauty, stone is a favourite of gardeners everywhere. Whether used as steps, paving, retaining walls or buildings, this most original and durable of landscaping materials settles into its surroundings, ageing gracefully with a natural patina that appeals to our primitive aesthetic instincts in the same way as do forests and oceans,


WIN: Tickets to the Winston Churchill movie


Win a double pass to see the movie Churchill. The movie follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944.  As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead.


Private patients beat public for treatment


Public patients are being bumped down the elective surgery queue in public hospitals in favour of those using private health insurance to foot the bill. New official figures have revealed for the first time how elective surgery wait times in public hospitals vary depending on who is paying for the procedure.