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Heard about the three-legged pig?

Heard about the three-legged pig?

Heard about the three-legged pig?

The smartest of pigs, but why does he have just three legs?

Herpes drug lowers Alzheimer’s risk

Herpes drug lowers Alzheimer’s risk

Herpes drug lowers Alzheimer’s risk

Scientists may have uncovered a way to significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Most trusted media outlet revealed

Australia’s most (and least) trusted media organisations

Most trusted media outlet revealed

Australians have revealed their most trusted media organisation.

What's dynamic pricing?

Dynamic pricing: what is it and how will it affect your airfare?

What's dynamic pricing?

What is dynamic pricing and how will it change what flight fare you are shown?

London hotel for only £25 a night

London hotel for only £25 a night

London hotel for only £25 a night

A night in an expensive city for less than the price of dinner.

Australia finally gets Zara online

Australia finally gets Zara online

Australia finally gets Zara online

After seven years in Australia, Zara finally launches an online store.

‘Dice loaded in favour of boomers’

‘Dice loaded in favour of boomers’

‘Dice loaded in favour of boomers’

Oxford historian claims generational conflict will dictate the future of politics.

The 32 most exciting cities for 2018

The 32 most exciting cities for 2018

The 32 most exciting cities for 2018

Can you guess which city is the most exciting for 2018?

2017’s most Instagrammed cities

2017’s most Instagrammed cities

2017’s most Instagrammed cities

Instagram has released the Top Most Instagrammed Cities of 2017. But who was number 1?

The world's safest country for travel

The world's safest country for travel

The world's safest country for travel

The results are in for the safest places to travel to, and they aren’t where ...

The best city in the world

The best city in the world

The best city in the world

Melbourne’s gone and shown Sydney up for the seventh year in a row.

What you Googled in 2017

What you Googled in 2017

What you Googled in 2017

Google has revealed the most popular searches of 2017

Must see: Italy’s food theme park

Must see: Italy’s food theme park

Must see: Italy’s food theme park

Just when you thought Italy couldn’t get any more appealing, it’s getting a food theme ...

Aussies marry later, divorce less

Aussies marry later, divorce less

Aussies marry later, divorce less

Australians are marrying later and divorcing less compared with 20 years ago.

Love triumphs in postal survey

Love triumphs in postal survey

Love triumphs in postal survey

Australians tell Government they want same-sex marriage legalised.

Stop everything and watch this video

Stop everything and watch this video

Stop everything and watch this video

With a star-studded line up, British Airway’s new safety video is far from boring.

Citizenship fiasco’s bizarre twist

Citizenship fiasco’s bizarre twist

Citizenship fiasco’s bizarre twist

Government continues to unravel as more MPs appear likely to have dual citizenship.

Older Aussies support equality

Older Aussies support equality

Older Aussies support equality

A majority of YourLifeChoices support marriage equality.

YourLifeChoices supports SSM

YourLifeChoices supports marriage equality

YourLifeChoices supports SSM

Love is love and all relationships should be free of discrimination.

Could alcohol be banned at airports?

whiskey and an airplane

Could alcohol be banned at airports?

Relaxing at the airport with a beverage in hand could soon be a thing of ...

Would you put your face on your case?

travel gadget head case

Would you put your face on your case?

There’s a new way to personalise your suitcase – but would you go this far?

Revealed: the most beautiful country

beautiful scotland

Revealed: the most beautiful country

Mirror, mirror on the wall, is this the most beautiful country of them all?

What’s in the ‘Royal’ bag?

kate and will

What’s in the ‘Royal’ bag?

Turns out there’s a very good reason the Royal Family has to pack a spare ...

The future of hotels looks keyless

The future of hotels looks keyless

The future of hotels looks keyless

Keyless entry is coming to a hotel room near you thanks to the latest app ...

Find planes cold? This is why

woman cold on an airplane

Find planes cold? This is why

No – it’s not just you, planes are kept cold for a reason.

The world’s best bar is in London…

The world’s best bar is in London…

The world’s best bar is in London…

If you’re heading to London anytime soon, make sure the world’s best bar is on ...

Are you a CBA scandal victim?

Are you a CBA scandal victim?

Are you a CBA scandal victim?

Commonwealth Bank announces refund program for customers and staff.

Zipping through Paris and London

Is this the new way to see a city?

Zipping through Paris and London

There seems to be an increasing trend when it comes to how best to see ...

CBA to block executive bonuses

CBA to block executive bonuses

CBA to block executive bonuses

Commonwealth Bank board takes action over AUSTRAC scandal.

Two in five Aussies sleep deprived

Two in five Aussies sleep deprived

Two in five Aussies sleep deprived

Millions are failing to get the sleep they need to live healthy, happy lives.

Labor pledges trust crackdown

Labor pledges trust crackdown

Labor pledges trust crackdown

The ALP wants to impose a 30 per cent tax rate on family trusts.

Five Cheapest European Cities

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Five Cheapest European Cities

Comparing prices across 36 cities, these are the best value places to visit in Europe.

The best Australian airport lounge

The best Australian airport lounge

The best Australian airport lounge

Skytrax has revealed the top 10 independent airport lounges and one is Australian.

Sydney’s new nightly attraction

opera house

Sydney’s new nightly attraction

Opera House has a new light show to keep you wide-eyed.

Eurostar’s damn good new destination

canal and old buildings in amsterdam

Eurostar’s damn good new destination

You can now get from London to Amsterdam in four hours – no airport required.

Should you buy an electric car?

Should you buy an electric car?

Should you buy an electric car?

Tesla has announced its new electric car will sell for $45,700. Will you buy one?

Ubers vs taxis when travelling

Ubers vs taxis when travelling

Ubers vs taxis when travelling

Are you better off catching Ubers or taxis when travelling?

This will make your clothes look better

middle aged woman trying on jeans

This will make your clothes look better

Here’s how to find out once and for all what your actual body shape is ...

Google wants your travel photos

Here’s how to get featured on Google maps

Google wants your travel photos

Google wants your images to help fill in the blanks and map out points of ...

Belly bulge worse than being obese

Belly bulge worse than being obese

Belly bulge worse than being obese

Is it worse to be overweight all over or just carry extra weight around the ...

The most pinned travel destinations

Tenerife

The most pinned travel destinations

From Egypt to Spain, here are the most popular destinations according to 150 million people.

The world’s safest travel destination

The world’s safest travel destination

The world’s safest travel destination

If safety is a factor when choosing where you travel – add this country to ...

The glory days of news publishing

The glory days of news publishing

The glory days of news publishing

A photo-documentary from 1942 showing how The New York Times was published.

Turbulence is only going to get worse

passengers experiencing turbulence

Turbulence is only going to get worse

Bad news for nervous fliers, scientists say plane turbulence is only going to get worse.

You can now Airbnb an island

You can now Airbnb an island

You can now Airbnb an island

Never mind an apartment, you can now Airbnb an island.

The one thing to see in every country

The one thing to see in every country

The one thing to see in every country

How many of these top tourist attractions have you been to during your travels?

Are these the best photos in the world?

beautiful image from sony competition best photographs

Are these the best photos in the world?

The Sony World Photography awards are back and, arguably, better than ever.

Soon you’ll be able to tour the Titanic

Soon you’ll be able to tour the Titanic

Soon you’ll be able to tour the Titanic

For a hefty price you can put yourself in Rose or Jack’s shoes next year.

Around the world in 19 months

Around the world in 19 months

Around the world in 19 months

She’s travelled to all 196 countries of the world, and has a top 10 list.

The future of flying

The future of flying

The future of flying

Have you seen these two new services now available at airports?

Where you should live to be happiest

happy couple

Where you should live to be happiest

One of these 155 countries is happier than the others.

Melbourne hosts 50 top restaurants

The world’s top 50 restaurants are coming to Melbourne

Melbourne hosts 50 top restaurants

This year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is about to get a lot more exciting. ...

Melbourne ‘more fun’ than Sydney

Survey says: Melbourne ‘more fun’ than Sydney

Melbourne ‘more fun’ than Sydney

Time Out surveyed over 20,000 people to discover the ‘most fun’ city in the world.

The best seat for nervous flyers

Not a fan of flying? Here’s where to sit to get the smoothest ride on your next flight.

The best seat for nervous flyers

Not a fan of flying? Here’s where to sit to get the smoothest ride on ...

ACCC to target big business

ACCC to seek tougher penalties on big business

ACCC to target big business

The ACCC is seeking tougher penalties on big business.

Facebook to filter fake news

Facebook and Google launch new tools to filter fake news

Facebook to filter fake news

We may soon be seeing less ‘fake news’.

Dating on a plane

using a smartphone at an airport

Dating on a plane

Further proof that there’s an app for everything, AirDates is an inflight dating app.

Hotel pics fight sex trafficking

Your hotel pictures can help fight sex trafficking

Hotel pics fight sex trafficking

There’s now a better reason than ever to take a photo of your hotel room.

Paris ‘love locks’ up for sale

Paris ‘love locks’ up for sale

Paris ‘love locks’ up for sale

Paris is putting a price on love by auctioning their famous ‘love locks’ this year.

Travel trends to watch in 2017

Travel trends to watch in 2017

Travel trends to watch in 2017

The future of travel is looking smart, healthy and sustainable thanks to these trends.

T minus 10 years to free flights

One budget airline CEO says we could be flying for free in 10 years

T minus 10 years to free flights

One budget airline CEO says we could be flying for free in 10 years.

Pantone’s colour of the year is here

Pantone colour of the year Greenery

Pantone’s colour of the year is here

We’re not sold on Greenery but Lapis Blue and Pale Dogwood are doable.

News in brief: Australia today

aboriginal art on boomerangs

News in brief: Australia today

The news in brief: what else is happening around Australia?

World’s oldest flight attendant

bette nash worlds oldest flight attendant

World’s oldest flight attendant

At 80 years of age there’s not much Bette Nash hasn’t seen, or passengers she ...

Is Minister Tudge fudging?

Is Minister Tudge fudging?

Is Minister Tudge fudging?

Human Services Minister Alan Tudge has defended Centrelink’s debt recovery system.

Where you want to go in 2017

top ten travel destinations

Where you want to go in 2017

Our survey results are in, get ready to update your bucket list for 2017.

This airport is weighing passengers

rear view of overweight passengers

This airport is weighing passengers

Forget bags, this airport is more interested in how heavy passengers are pre-flight.

The world’s first wine spa is here

Take a dip in the world’s first wine spa

The world’s first wine spa is here

Who said wine was just for drinking? There’s now a spa where you can bathe ...

Seven lessons from 72 nations

Seven lessons from visiting 72 nations

Seven lessons from 72 nations

Travelling arguably teaches you more than school ever will. Do you agree with these lessons?

What you asked Google in 2016

What you asked Google in 2016

What you asked Google in 2016

Google’s most popular searches of 2016, in Australia and around the world

The best day to book a hotel is …

The best day to book a hotel is …

The best day to book a hotel is …

Booking a hotel? Recent research has proved one day is better than others for that. ...

Lonely Planet’s guide to 2017

Lonely Planet’s guide to 2017

Lonely Planet’s guide to 2017

If you haven’t already started thinking about where you’ll go next year now’s a good ...

World’s first Bluetooth padlock

World’s first Bluetooth padlock

World’s first Bluetooth padlock

No more forgetting your combination or key – smart locks are here to save the ...

Who’s been in your hotel bed?

This is how many people have slept in your hotel bed

Who’s been in your hotel bed?

Hotel beds may feel luxurious with their fresh clean sheets, but how clean are they ...

The new NT campaign

We need to talk about the new NT campaign

The new NT campaign

A tongue in cheek play on words? Or a tasteless and offensive statement?

London’s murder map

London’s murder map

London’s murder map

Not the most comforting of maps, but an is undeniably fascinating look at London's history.

Cruise news 5 November 2016

Cruise news 5 November 2016

Cruise news 5 November 2016

Here’s what’s happening in the world of cruising this week.

What’s new in cruising this week

Cruise news 22 October 2016

What’s new in cruising this week

Here’s what’s happening in the world of cruising this week.

Why you should take more photos

Older couple in France driving blue Citon

Why you should take more photos

If this doesn’t inspire you to take more photos, and to be grateful, we’re not ...

Aussie wins island resort for $65

Australian man wins a raffle that nets him a tropical island resort

Aussie wins island resort for $65

NSW man spends $65 on a raffle ticket and wins a tropical island resort in ...

And our Olympic flag bearer is ...

Anna Meares announced as Olympic flag bearer

And our Olympic flag bearer is ...

Aussie cyclist, Anna Meares, was this morning announced as Olympic flag bearer.

Is Sanaya’s death society’s shame?

Is Sanaya’s death society’s shame?

Is Sanaya’s death society’s shame?

As a society, do we share the blame for Sanaya’s death?

ASIC’s life insurance warning

ASIC’s life insurance warning

ASIC’s life insurance warning

Car dealers are charging consumers up to 18 times more for life insurance products.

Australian of the Year: David Morrison

Australian of the Year: equality advocate David Morrison

Australian of the Year: David Morrison

Congratulations Australian of the Year David Morrison, for his work as an equality advocate.

Will your home be taxed?

Should the family homes tax exemption be scrapped?

Will your home be taxed?

A new report suggests that the capital gains tax exemption for the main residence should ...

Five tech myths busted

Five tech myths busted

Five tech myths busted

These tech myths are often employed by salespeople to convince you to spend more money.

12-year-old boy on terror watchlist

12-year-old boy on terror watchlist

12-year-old boy on terror watchlist

A 12-year-old boy is on the AFP’s counter-terrorism watchlist.

Aussie identity theft hits 772,000

Aussie identity theft hits 772,000

Aussie identity theft hits 772,000

Over the past 12 months 772,000 Australians have fallen victim to identify theft.

Why join Twitter?

Why join Twitter?

Why join Twitter?

Twitter enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called ‘tweets’.

Terrorist attack in Paris, 12 dead

Terrorist attack in Paris, 12 dead

Terrorist attack in Paris, 12 dead

At least 12 people are dead and 11 more injured in a Paris terrorist attack. ...

Mark Webber survives crash

Mark Webber survives crash

Mark Webber survives crash

Mark Webber has seemingly had a lucky escape, after crashing his car during a race ...

Abbott to shirtfront Putin at G20

Abbott to shirtfront Putin at G20

Abbott to shirtfront Putin at G20

Tony Abbott plans to “shirtfront” Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit.

Law changes will damage privacy

Law changes will damage privacy

Law changes will damage privacy

New anti-terror laws are expected to pass the senate before the end of the week. ...

Aussie shocked by $571,000 mobile bill

Aussie shocked by $571,000 mobile bill

Aussie shocked by $571,000 mobile bill

An Aussie traveller has returned from holiday to a $571,000 mobile phone bill.

Ebola outbreak continues to spread

Ebola outbreak continues to spread

Ebola outbreak continues to spread

Ebola has claimed more than 2000 lives and the incidence of new cases is expected ...

What will be axed from the ABC?

What will be axed from the ABC?

What will be axed from the ABC?

What will funding cuts in this year’s budget mean for the ABC’s programming?

Aussie teen beats Nadal at Wimbledon

Aussie teen beats Nadal at Wimbledon

Aussie teen beats Nadal at Wimbledon

An Australian teenager has knocked world number one Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon.

No carbon tax for Clive Palmer

No carbon tax for Clive Palmer

No carbon tax for Clive Palmer

Mr Palmer has announced that his party will support the repeal of the carbon tax.

Pipe bomb in Parliament

Pipe bomb in Parliament

Pipe bomb in Parliament

Senator Bill Heffernan has taken a fake homemade pipe bomb into Parliament.

Mathieson hits out at first lady

Mathieson hits out at first lady

Mathieson hits out at first lady

Margie Abbott is not doing enough charity work, according to Tim Mathieson.

Barbara Walters bows out

Barbara Walters bows out

Barbara Walters bows out

After a career spanning over 50 years Barbara Walters has decided to retire.

Treasurer warns of Pension changes

Treasurer warns of Pension changes

Treasurer warns of Pension changes

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has flagged possible changes to the Age Pension

Teen-angel sues mom and dad

Teen-angel sues mom and dad

Teen-angel sues mom and dad

Rachel is now suing her parents for her cost-of-living expenses as well as current and ...

Asylum seekers riot and escape

Asylum seekers riot and escape

Asylum seekers riot and escape

A second riot has occurred at the Manus Island detention centre.

Union corruption royal commission

Union corruption royal commission

Union corruption royal commission

A royal commission into corruption in the unions is expected to get the go-ahead today.

Father leaves baby in car in 37°C

Father leaves baby in car in 37°C

Father leaves baby in car in 37°C

A father left his 10-month-old daughter locked in the car on a 37°C day.

World’s poorest president

World’s poorest president

World’s poorest president

President Jose Mujica, aged 77, donates about 90 per cent of his annual salary to ...

How fast can a heatwave kill you?

How fast can a heatwave kill you?

How fast can a heatwave kill you?

A heatwave is sweeping the nation and Australians are being urged to stay cool and ...

No assistance for asylum seekers

No assistance for asylum seekers

No assistance for asylum seekers

The physical and mental health needs of asylum seekers is now at risk

My dad Jack

My dad Jack

My dad Jack

Kaye shares her favourite memories of her dad Jack who passed away last week.

Qantas back in the headlines

Qantas back in the headlines

Qantas back in the headlines

How do we (best) ensure Qantas stays Aussie?

Indonesian ambassador leaves Aus

Indonesian ambassador leaves Aus

Indonesian ambassador leaves Aus

The Indonesian ambassador to Australia has been recalled to Indonesia

Supermarkets’ online cash grab

Supermarkets’ online cash grab

Supermarkets’ online cash grab

Are extra charges for shopping online fair?

Daylight terrorist attack in London

Daylight terrorist attack in London

Daylight terrorist attack in London

A British soldier has been killed after two men savagely butchered him.

Turnbull and Rudd trade Twitter insults

Turnbull and Rudd trade Twitter insults

Turnbull and Rudd trade Twitter insults

Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd who came to ‘blows’ over Twitter

Read all about it

Read all about it

Read all about it

What have YOURLifeChoices members had to say this week?

Last chance to have your say

Last chance to have your say

Last chance to have your say

The big banks, supermarkets and the Government were all in the firing line this week. ...

Pollies fight over pensioners

Pollies fight over pensioners

Pollies fight over pensioners

Pollies are claiming they will do more for Australian Pensioners. Oh yeah?

Don’t believe what the banks tell you

Don’t believe what the banks tell you

Don’t believe what the banks tell you

The big four banks have failed to keep pace with the RBA's lowered cash rate

Legal Aid lets Aussies down

Legal Aid lets Aussies down

Legal Aid lets Aussies down

In the past week two serious criminal trials have been put on hold due to ...

The Pope retires

The Pope retires

The Pope retires

Pope Benedict is the first Pope to retire in nearly 600 years

A man and his wife donate $50 million

A man and his wife donate $50 million

A man and his wife donate $50 million

"I suppose I could have bought a yacht... but then how could I sit in ...

First Aboriginal to become ALP federal MP

First Aboriginal to become ALP federal MP

First Aboriginal to become ALP federal MP

Aboriginal Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris is to become Labor’s first indigenous federal MP

Guns are out of control

Guns are out of control

Guns are out of control

Overnight, President Obama announced sweeping reforms to America’s gun laws

PMS doesn’t exist

PMS doesn’t exist

PMS doesn’t exist

Pre-menstrual stress (PMS), also known as pre-menstrual tension (PMT), no longer exists.

Minister apologises for Newstart gaff

Minister apologises for Newstart gaff

Minister apologises for Newstart gaff

Just over a week since Minister for Families Jenny Macklin was caught on the hop ...

Should Jenny Macklin put her money where her mouth is?

Should Jenny Macklin put her money where her mouth is?

Should Jenny Macklin put her money where her mouth is?

Could you live on $35 per day?

Images of death

Images of death

Images of death

For those who smoke, the first way of seizing the day must surely be to ...

Woolworths profits from pokies

Woolworths profits from pokies

Woolworths profits from pokies

Woolworths is becoming one of the world’s largest pokies operators

Wills and Kate expecting

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Wills and Kate expecting

St James's Palace has announced that Will and Kate are expecting their first baby

Rudd v Turnbull

Rudd v Turnbull

Rudd v Turnbull

Do we really want Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull back to lead their respective parties?

PM prepares for Parliamentary ambush

PM prepares for Parliamentary ambush

PM prepares for Parliamentary ambush

Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop has promised to keep the heat on the Prime Minister

Denied the right to die

Denied the right to die

Denied the right to die

Mr Nicklinson communicates by blinking and believes he has no quality of life.

Government backflip on asylum policy

Government backflip on asylum policy

Government backflip on asylum policy

The Government has decided to adopt all 22 independent recommendations.

Big four banks lose customers

Big four banks lose customers

Big four banks lose customers

Borrowers are voting with their feet and taking their business elsewhere. Figures ...

81 with a bullet

81 with a bullet

81 with a bullet

John Gilbert Gordon was sentenced to two-and-a-half years behind bars last week.

Is sorry enough?

Is sorry enough?

Is sorry enough?

Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk carrying on like a couple of nuff nuffs

Decriminalisation of drugs in Australia

Decriminalisation of drugs in Australia, News, Australia21

Decriminalisation of drugs in Australia

A think tank called Australia21 released a report on illicit drugs in Australia earlier ...

Breastfeeding photos banned from Facebook

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Breastfeeding photos banned from Facebook

At least 375 Facebook users have had their Facebook accounts temporarily de-activated for uploading ...

Call to cut rates

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Call to cut rates

Today the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will meet for the ...

What is a trillion, and should we spend it?

What is a trillion, and should we spend it?

What is a trillion, and should we spend it?

I feel I need to start this blog by stating that I am no ...

Australia hands out money

Australia hands out money

Australia hands out money

The Age has today reported that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) told the world ...

Top Australian Google Searches of 2011

Top Australian Google Searches of 2011

Top Australian Google Searches of 2011

Earlier this week, Google released a list of the top Australian search results of ...

The fight for gay marriage in Australia

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The fight for gay marriage in Australia

With the ALP National Conference in town, a key area of debate is on ...

Qantas travel update

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Qantas travel update

With 68,000 passengers stranded around the world, the reasoning behind Qantas’ decision to ground ...

Three future life-changing gadgets

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Three future life-changing gadgets

The world of technology is evolving rapidly. Drew has chosen three life-changing gadgets he ...

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