The dark history of honeymoons

AH, the honeymoon. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to get away with your new husband or wife and bask in wedded bliss in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora.

Mercedes points to its compact future with Concept A sedan

SMOOTH: Concept A is basically an A Class four-door sedan, and looks like an attractive evolution of the current CLA shape.

Merc boosts its compacts with Concept A

Invest in lasting pieces for comfort

A bed featuring stone-washed, pure Irish linen sheets and accessories by Miss Molly.

What are the best ways to buy for long-term style?

WINE REVIEW: A toast to the fallen for Anzac Day

Paying homage to the wines of Australia, NZ and Turkey

The soldiers with a feather in their cap

An example of the colour patches sewn onto the sleeves of Australia's overseas-serving soldiers' uniforms in 1915.

How small parts of the First World War uniform became legendary

'Bit ridiculous': Wife-to-be doesn't need a big, fat ring

Shenee' Scholes and her husband-to-be, Josh Humphrey

Wife-to-be doesn't care what her man forked out for ring.

Mazda2 facelift road test and review: a safe bet

REVISED MAZDA2: Prices remain the same but facelift delivers welcome technology updates to popular compact.

Chart-topper Mazda2 even safer bet

WEEKEND COOK: Slice takes inspiration from the Anzac biscuit

Slice made from same ingredients as the much-loved biscuit.

WINTER WARMERS: Recipes perfect for your slow cooker

Baked lemon ricotta and ginger cheesecakes, by Sally Wise.

Sally Wise shares three of her slow cooker favourites.

DAN AND STEPH: Cheesecake with difference salutes Anzacs

A baked cheesecake with a base inspired by Anzac biscuit recipes.

Orange cheesecake takes advantage of rolled oats biscuit base

Food rich with history and flavour

Emiko Davies shares rustic, tasty dishes from Tuscany's silver coast

Beef up on three great cuts

Discover great ways to cook beef this autumn

KFC spends $105m on a 'new' burger

Wait, don't we already have one of those?

How to open a beer using paper

First, you fold the paper over and over to increase its strength.

There's nothing more frustrating than lacking a bottle opener

Five cost efficient ways to ensure your home stays warm

WHILE our winters are mild comparatively, the cooler months can catch us unprepared if we don't take some action to warm our houses.

Here's the good oil on lavender

Lavender essential oil has multiple uses.

From cleaning to deodorising, there are many uses for this oil

Could this be the end of Kmart as we know it?

Wesfarmers' brands.

The battle within Wesfarmers for discount department stores

Make big changes to home at a small price

Wallpaper, like this pattern available from wallpapershop.com.au, is back in vogue.

Check out what is back in vogue

Perfect time to plant a bloom of respect

The Anzac Day flower is a symbol of the ultimate sacrifice

Johno's living the good life down on The Farm

The Farm general manager Johno Hunter is passionate about good food and truly believes they are re-writing the book on what can be done with food.

Keeping life sustainable down on the farm

Easy to grow winter treats a must for the cold gardening season

Get your garden in a purple patch with Violet Sicilian cauliflower.

The winter treats you need to get in your garden

Get to know your gingers and how to grow them

There are more than 1300 species of ginger worldwide, including this curcuma alismatifolia blossom in Thailand.

There are actually more than 1000 types of ginger

Better Homes host visits Northern Rivers

Frangipani Grove's John (Tom) Lawler and Dennis Schmidt are expert breeders and can't get enough of these beautiful flowers at their amazing farm at Pimlico.

Graham Ross still captivated by his first plant love, the frangipani

Green, green grass of home

LONGING FOR A LUSH LAWN? Then autumn is the ideal time to identify and correct pH imbalances in soil, so you've lovely green lawns come spring/summer.

Now's the perfect time to fix any issues with your lawn

Where to find luxury in the African bush

Find out more about how to go on safari in luxury.

Kokoda Track our other coming of age

Endless creek crossings dot the Kokoda Trail with bridges in various states of repair; above right, one of the last fuzzy wuzzy angels, Ovuru Ndiki, with writer Jo Leslie (left) and friend Annette Tones; below right, after 96km of treacherous mud, extreme climbs and descents, endless creek crossings, the nine-day walk is over.

Advancing Japanese didn't count on determined young Aussies

DRESSING AN ARMY: How slouch hats became legendary

A soldier of the Australian Imperial Force calls for reinforcements. He is wearing the brown leather bandolier of a mounted soldier.

A closer look at First World War uniforms

Lots to read in the Weekend magazine

A mounted soldier in khaki and a slouch hat.

The power of the First World War uniform

Melbourne’s best hidden secrets revealed

Hosier Lane may not be a hidden gem, but it sure is a gem!

IT IS no secret Melbourne is the funky cousin to the other cities.

The Lost World is a great find

PEACEFUL: The Lost World is in the heart of the Scenic Rim, near the border of New South Wales and Queensland.

Check out this paradise near Brisbane

Discover the Great Barrier Reef in luxury

A bushwalk to the top of Dunk Island rewards with a stunning view of the reef.

A natural wonder off the Cairns coast

Red carpet rolled out for Logies glitz and glam

THE red carpet's been rolled out at the Palladium in Melbourne's Crown Casino which means the Aussie TV industry's night of nights is about to begin.

Will Waleed Aly really win the Gold Logie once again?

The Project host Waleed Aly is a favourite to collect his second Gold Logie tonight.

Here’s who we think will take home a TV Week award:

The most serious rescue at Bondi in 70 years

Trent ‘Singlets’ Falson signals for assistance as he gets to the unconscious woman.

Two more foreigners have gotten themselves in trouble at Bondi

Dave Hughes promises more scandal-poking at Logies

Dave Hughes - Pointless, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Dave Hughes is promising more of the same heckling this year

Happy Days' Erin Moran found dead aged 56

Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died at age 56. Police in Harrison County, Indiana said that she had been found unresponsive Saturday, April 22, 2017, after authorities received a 911 call.

Erin Moran has been found dead at 56

Queen of Aussie TV earns Logie Hall of Fame honour

Queen of Australian television, Kerri-Anne Kennerley.

Aussie TV icon Kerri-Anne Kennereley finally acknowledged by Logies

Mia Freedman's eldest son opens up about her

‘There is not a single thing about my life or experiences that have been remarkable,’ says Mia Freedman, pictured at her Surry Hills Office.

Now it's time for Mia Freedman's kids to open up about her

FASHION: How to wear yellow without looking like a banana

Don't become the third Banana in Pyjamas - find out how to make yellow work for you.

Is activewear the new denim for women?

High-end stores are adding activewear to their offerings. It comes as Aussies are increasingly going shopping and buying groceries in their activewear. Beth Hurrell from Que Models at Burleigh Beach. Picture: Jerad Williams

More high-end retailers are investing in tights and runners.

How to get the most out of men's clothes

Try building a wardrobe in a neutral colour palette so individual pieces will work together.

Sporte the Label focuses on long-wearing items

FASHION: How to wear denim this winter

Georgie Griggs and Georgia Yeomans show off their double denim chops.

Check out how to wear your very own Canadian Tuxedo

Central Queensland's model mum wins hearts on social media

Elizabeth Warner on the cover of Style after winning the competition to be The Face of White Lily Couture.

She's now the face of a well-known bridal boutique

Should 'activewear' be allowed outside of the gym?

Model Nathalie Darcas wears activewear in Sydney.

ACTIVEWEAR is the new black and has made it into our daily wardrobe.

Nine Lives designers bring back the '70s

Nine Lives Bazaar.

Retro designs hit the mark

'Top Coast venue' hits the market

Reinvented hotel at central Coast shopping centre up for grabs

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ 'evolutions' unveiled

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the new Galaxy S8 sit side by side.

Bigger screens but smaller phones, Samsung continues its evolution

Vudu can make old DVDs HD copies on your phone

Vudu can turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies, and all you need is a smartphone

The answer for anyone with a large DVD collection

Samsung's top of the range TV will cost $40k

Samsung says it has the brightest TV on the market.

That's about $2 for every nit of brightness

How to perfect your buying strategy

Find someone you trust enough to tell you the truth, and to whom you will listen.

Here's a sound way to ensure you never make another bad purchase

Push to scrap full refund for buyers of lemon cars

Bad and Cassandra Aldcroft with their kids Owen, 3, and Emma, 5, with their troublesome Hyundai. Picture: Annette Dew

Auto lobby group says some claims for faulty cars 'made up'

Smart, smooth and even cleans itself

The Braun Series 9 is promoted as the 'best shaver in the world'. It has a price tag to match.

The Braun Series 9 went through 1000 production stages

There's a right way to sleep on a plane

THE battle to lower fares between airlines has resulted in more and more seats being crammed into aircraft, resulting in increasingly cramped conditions.

Baby Leo's life saved by liver transplant

Leo’s parents Kimberly and Matthew have passed on their thanks to everyone involved in helping to save him.

Leo Nairn has had his liver transplant and is bubbling with life

Little Lilly has rare 1p36deletion syndrome

Natasha Moore and Mat Cook with their daughter Lilly. The couple have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a bigger car to transport Lilly.

Battle is real for parents of youngster with genetic disorder

"I have no idea if I'm going to die next week"

BORROWED TIME: Shanay Skinley, 24, has stage-three emphysema. Stage four could come at any time, and she fears she wont live to see her 2-year-old daughter, Mia, grow up.

Shanay is 24 years old, and doesn't know how long she has to live

Toowoomba woman's mission for her mum

HAPPY TIMES: Amber Summers (left) wants to raise awareness and funds for cancer after recently losing her mum Deborah Hughes to a brain tumour.

Last year the radiation therapist did Relay for Life for patients

Wide Bay mental health cases highest in Australia

The Wide Bay has the highest rate of mood disorders in Australia, and the third highest in depression rates.

Our region has highest rate of mood disorders.

Where people go to die: The nurses of palliative care

PALLIATIVE CARE: Ipswich Hospice Care clinical manager Sharon Ferrar has more than 20 years' experience as a palliative care nurse.

Weddings, baby goats and death: what happens inside Ipswich Hospice

'He carried his baby boy’s casket at the service'

NIXON Tonkins’ funeral is something his cousin Simone Valentine will never forget.

Didn't know she was pregnant: baby born on the toilet

She said she did not know she was pregnant

New campaign to bust myth vitamin K is an immunisation

Vitamin K is given to newborn babies to prevent a deadly disease.

Fresh effort to prevent putting babies at risk

Daddy-O column: Will my daughter face the horrors of war?

Not only parents of sons need worry about the threat of another war as women can also now choose to take up arms.

Now women can take up arms, no father is safe from worry

This mum fears her son will be bullied because of his name

Levi

It has attracted unwelcome remarks from friends and strangers

'Men shouldn't have to support their ex if they remarry'

Why are we stuck with a system that’s flawed?

What predators look for in photos of children posted online

Girl holding acorn and colorful leaf in autumn park. Child picking acorns in a bucket in fall forest with golden oak and maple leaves. Children play outdoors. Kids playing and hiking in the woods. Thinkstock image

It's taken Erin a long time to write about her experience.

The single most unattractive thing men can do after sex

A STUDY has shed light on the worst thing men can do in bed — and it seems women are united in hating this unattractive habit.

Wives say don't blame us for lack of intimacy

Sex worker Mrs Robinson, as she is seen on the app Rendevu

Aussie wives had a blunt message for a sex worker

Sex workers have blunt message for Aussie women

Sex worker Mrs Robinson, as she is seen on the app Rendevu

"I can’t tell you the number of times a client and I haven’t had sex"

Murder accused and victim were in 'messy break up'

Shandee Blackburn.

Letter, party talk about exes key to first day