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Get ahead of the home renovation curve

dulux colour of the year

Get ahead of the home renovation curve

Four ways to style the Dulux 2021 colour of the year.

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Bamboo vs Egyptian cotton

rumpled sheets on a bed

Bamboo vs Egyptian cotton

Which of these sheets is the secret to a good night’s sleep?

Growing tips for five favourite vegies

A selection of homegrown vegetables

Growing tips for five favourite vegies

It can be challenging but very rewarding to grow your own food.

Improve lighting in your home

A well lit home

Improve lighting in your home

If you’re in need of ‘lightening up’, here’s how to light up your world in ...

Australians improving the nation

These Australians took things into their own hands in 2020

Australians improving the nation

These are just three of the many people who are changing Australia for the better.

Book Reviews

Six great books for Father’s Day

When you’re stuck for a gift, a book is often the perfect solution.

Get lost in a book

Big books to get lost in

If you find they’re not for you, at least you’ll have a nice doorstop.

Get lost in a novel

Classic novels you always meant to read

But if you didn’t, it’s time that you did

Ready set read

Movie Reviews

Babe at 25

That’ll do, pig, that’ll do: Babe at 25, a trailblazing cinematic classic.

That’ll do pig

Last Cab to Darwin

Michael Caton’s appearance was sufficient to entice me to see Last Cab to Darwin.

Not to be missed

Ruben Guthrie: alcohol unplugged

Kaye reviews Brendan Cowell’s energetic, some would say explosive film, Ruben Guthrie.

We loved it!

Charities

Dress for Success

Dress for Success provides professional attire to disadvantaged women. Can you help?

Make a difference

The gift of giving

If there is someone in your life who has everything, or you just don’t want to give a gift which gets thrown to the back of the cupboard, why not think about a gift that keeps on giving? Organisations such as Oxfam and CARE Australia ...

Charity gifts

Inspirational gifting

While we may covet the latest gadget or new item of clothing for Christmas, we should ask ourselves, do we really need it? Even a few dollars can help people much more in need this Christmas. Mission Australia helps families and individuals who have nowhere ...

Find out more

Tributes

Perceptions and pathways

Dianne Motton remembers when the rights of women were shoved into the background.

Careers for women

Diggers’ reports from faraway lands

Sharing diggers’ stories from your hometown is a great way to commemorate ANZAC Day.

Amazing ANZAC stories

History’s greatest mad scientist

The most important scientist the world never knew, Nikola Tesla was born on this day in 1856.

An incredible genius

Activities

Time to rediscover past passions

Wanted to paint or learn another language, but never found the time? Now you have it!

Time to get started

Sitting not bad for older adults

New study reveals that sedentary older adults perform better on some brain tests.

Sit on this

Upcycling ideas everyone can do at home

The upcycling message is practical, powerful and rather clever.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

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