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Hi-5 star ‘not coping’ with motherhood

AUSSIE actress and former Hi-5 star Lauren Brant has opened up about her struggles with being a new mum, saying he feels “drained” and “so damn exhausted.”

NHVR releases new work diaries

OUT WITH THE OLD: NHVR will release new electronic work diaries.

The draft EWD Policy Framework and Standards will be released

Christmas donations charities don’t want

Major Neil Dickson from the Salvation Army at a Christmas hamper packing station. Picture: Jono Searle.

Christmas donations: The do’s and don’t of gift-giving to charities

How did this law still exist in 2017?

Anna Thompson with her daughter Emily

The hardest conversation women have with their boss just got easier

Why do we care if women sunbathe topless?

Why do people take issue at the sight of a topless woman on the beach? (iStock)

Why do some people find boobs so offensive?

Galactica: Second actress named as ‘cult member’

Battlestar Galactica’s Nicki Clyne is good friends with Smallville star Allison Mack. Picture: Instagram

A Battlestar Galactica star is the second actress to be identified

GOOD NEWS STORY: 15yo donates pay packet to needy families

Salvation Army representative Captain Steve Spencer with Zoe McLellan.

Her boss inspired her after she donated $1000.

Bodybuilder shocks fans with photo

BODYBUILDER Michelle Middleton took to Instagram to show how eating certain foods can transform her six pack into a bloated tummy within minutes.

Lights, korma, action

The Gnocchi Horror Picture Show: ricotta gnocchi with bacon and tomato sauce.

Punster cooks up a reel treat with movie-inspired recipe book

Simple hacks to avoid Christmas weight gain

BYO healthy food.

FOR most of us, our weight is going up every year.

Authorities continue tests on prawns for white spot disease

NSW DPI is working hard to keep prawns free of white spot disease.

Don't worry - the prawns are still safe to eat

Five festive foods to eat guilt-free

Prawns are one of the healthiest foods on the Christmas table. Picture: Alex Coppel

Christmas foods you can eat to your heart’s content

Coffee in a donut cup? Sign us up

The Coffee in a Donut Cup created by Kenilworth Bakery has been selling like hot ... donuts. Picture: Lachie Millard

Coffee in a donut cup, tumeric lattes and Asian styles on trend

Inside 3yr-old Instagram star's $5000 cubby house

THREE-year-old Millie-Belle Diamond has been an Instagram star for most of her young life.

How to find your festive feelings

Pantone's Colour of the Year, Greenery, works perfectly for a Festive décor theme.

Simplicity is key to good and not gaudy decorations

Roll out a warm welcome

Think green for Christmas this season.

Get rooms ready as guest season arrives

Dyson vacuums are awful, and you know I'm right

The head on the Dyson handstick vacuum cleaner.

It’s hard to imagine a brand that people are more evangelical about.

Share the love with potted brilliance

Think about how you can bring more plants into everyone's life this Christmas

GARDENING: Wing it with this cool-looking plant

The black bat plant.

Gardeners, don't go past this eerie rainforest perennial

Tri-coloured beauty on show

Closeup of violet brunfelsia jasmine flower.

The unsung heroes of the garden that work well in any setting

Long may the purple reign

As the flowers fall, they form a brilliant mauve carpet beneath the tree.

Annual bout of 'purple panic' is here

Growing sunny side up

Gardeners are not the only ones to enjoy summer's 'most cheerful flower', but also the bees and birds in your backyard.

Summer's 'most cheerful flower' has a long history of cultivation

Embrace bursts of colour in the garden this spring

Inject colour into your garden with flowers set to bloom this season.

The perfect season to play with fun combinations

Life is beachy on the Sunshine Coast

I am blessed to currently live in one of the best beaches in Australia (according to the Murdoch Press) and my former Sunshine Coast address also makes the cut.

Qantas and Virgin's new luggage ban for travellers

Smart suitcases may not fly, airlines warn

The suitcases can charge mobile phones and weigh themselves

Our living Outback needs government funds to blossom

Pullen Pullen Reserve is just one of the gems of the Queensland Outback.

Exclusive poll shows Queensland's love for the Outback

Why this guy is climbing 33 dangerous mountains

Josh Worley's first ever ice climb in 2013.

Josh Worley admits he is a bit a bit nervous about the climb ahead.

SURFS UP: The top Australian beaches you don't know about

The stunning beaches of Coral Bay in WA. Picture: David Kirkland/Coral Coast

These beach aficionados know a good stretch of sand when then see one

Paradise on city's doorstep

TANGALOOMA TREAT: A glass-bottom boat is a lovely way to see the shipwrecks of Moreton Island in the evening at Tangalooma.

Discover the delights of nearby Tangalooma

Indigenous cruise to fill gap in Gladstone tourism market

Curtis Ferries is collaborating with the Port Curtis Indigenous community to offer cultural heritage tours around the stories of the Great Barrier Reef

Indigenous stories of the Great Barrier Reef to lure tourists

Aussie actor tops 2017 BW’s Hot List

FORGET about soaring summer temperatures — this actor is the hottest thing this year after topping BW Magazine’s Host list for 2017.

‘Terry Richardson forced me into oral sex’

Caron Bernstein, a former lingerie and runway model, was comfortable with nudity and admitted to agreeing to pose topless for Terry Richardson.

Richardson has been accused of forcing model to perform oral sex

George Lucas’ gripe with new Star Wars film

George Lucas

Lucas wasn’t happy when he saw how The Last Jedi was being made

Foxx and Holmes go public for birthday bash

Katie Holmes laughs with rumoured boyfriend Jamie Foxx.

Hollywood’s most secretive couple is finally stepping into the light

Harry, Meghan set wedding date

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during the video of their engagement announcement and interview. Picture: Supplied

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have set a wedding date

What the Disney-Fox merger means for Marvel movies

Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have made $US13.4 billion so far Film trailer: Avengers — Infinity War.

The $68.3 billion merger between Disney and Fox has big implications

Dustin Hoffman hit with underage harassment claims

Dustin Hoffman at the 70th international film festival in Cannes.

THERE are more claims of sexual misconduct against the veteran actor

Coast's teen beauty wants to spread a message

ZARIAH Lamont never imagined she'd get in to modelling let alone take out a national catwalk competition.

Teen struts the catwalk to Sydney success

Brooke Mackrill placed second runner up overall at the Miss Continents Pageant of Australia, as well as winning Miss Photogenic.

Second runner-up overall and Miss Photogenic title winner

Kate Upton marries in stunningly lavish Italian ceremony

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tied the knot in Italy in November.

"It’s extremely romantic and will always be a special place for us"

Sexy swimwear made from suede

Renay Wells is going against the tide with her unique swimwear styles. Photo: Jared Taylor. Model: Kim Hartnett in USA for swimsuit USA international.

'Australians the most outgoing when it comes to revealing swimwear'

Meghan Markle's $7 beauty secret from Australia

epa06354517 Britain's Prince Harry (L) poses with his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle during a photocall after announcing their engagement in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London, Britain, 27 November 2017. Clarence House said in a statement that the couple's wedding ceremony will take place in spring 2018.

Markle said that she values her travel product for its versatility.

Time for a swim lesson

The current collection from Sydney label The Rocks Push.

Who needs clothes when you've got a new bikini?

Casey Donovan sheds 23kgs in 15 weeks

Casey Donovan has posted a before and after pic on Instagram.

'I don’t ever want to go back to that girl in the white singlet'

How to score $7 movie tickets

THE silent “debit card” majority finally have a rewards program, with millennial-friendly freebies from Event Cinemas, Showpo and Crust Pizza.

The talking bot that vacuums and mops your floors

Ecovacs Robotics' Deebot Ozmo 930.

My only complaint is I still have to get all the things off the floor

Finally, someone is doing something about tech setup woes

Setting up new gadgets can be incredibly frustrating.

How men and women differ in tackling tech problems

Huawei Mate 10 review: Bang for buck vs iPhone X, Note8

Huawei Mate 10

With a price tag under $900, it is a clear winner on bang for buck

Samsung QLED TV review: Size and quality matters

Samsung's QLED television range features vivid colours and deep blacks.

Samsung Smarthub makes multi-device use a breeze

2017’s worst Christmas gifts

You don’t want to find these gifts under your Christmas tree. Source: Alamy stock agency

Aussies will rack up a $29 billion credit card bill

Macca’s reveals staggering Aussie grocery bill

McDonald’s spends $1 billion on Australian produce a year. Picture: Paul J. Richards/AFP

More than 90 per cent of its ingredients are locally sourced

Australian first: Eating disorder treatment centre for Coast

A PHILANTHROPIC push is on to help create an Australian-first eating order treatment facility on the Sunshine Coast.

Simple ways to sleep through the heat

Summer is well and truly here with most of Australia's capitals heating up this week. Picture: Sky News Weather

Summer isn't going to be nice

Mum kicked off flight for breastfeeding her child

A mother claims she was wrongfully kicked off a flight

Smacked kids ‘become violent adults’

Is it ever OK to hit a child?

It turns out smacked kids are likely to become abusers themselves

Fight for life: 'We thought he wasn't going to make it'

HOME BY CHRISTMAS: Little Eddie has had several complications in hospital after being born at 26 weeks old, but now the little fighter could be home in time for Santa.

HE was born 26 weeks premature, with nothing but complications since

‘I don’t care about the fat I’ve gained’

Gold Coast personal trainer and fitness Instagrammer Emily Skye has been praised for being honest about her pregnancy on Instagram. Picture: Glenn Hampson

Emily Skye is proudly showing off her new figure.

Verdict in on sensory shopping for children on the spectrum

Gympie Target Store Manager Jo Medley at the Sensory Shopping experience on Sunday.

Sensory Shopping experience makes things easier for autistic kids

Empty shelves as hottest toys cleared out of shops

THE hottest toys of the year are set to sell out well ahead of Christmas Day, as shoppers search for the perfect gift to delight friends and family.

Ho, ho, hold back on the number of gifts

SURPLUS SURPRISES: It's easy to lose sight of your financial plan when you're out shopping and you end up coming home with considerably more than your kids need.

Take the pressure off and give presents that are meaningful

The most popular baby names of 2017

Olivia is the most popular name for baby girls this year

Some classic favourites made the list

Kim Kardashian West: Surrogacy harder than pregnancy

Kim Kardashian was shown calling her family members to announce that her surrogate was pregnant with her baby. Picture: Supplied.

KIM Kardashian has opened up about the highs and lows of surrogacy.

10 girls names shooting up the charts in 2018

Generic baby photo.

Got a little girl arriving in 2018? We got you covered.

The kid earning $14.6m a year

Ryan from Ryan ToysReview is a YouTube star. Picture: YouTube

Meet the kid making $14.6 million a year reviewing toys on YouTube

This is how long women want sex to last

A NEW survey has asked men and women how long they would ideally like their time in the bedroom to last for. And then it has revealed how long sex lasts in...

That romance with a colleague may be hard work

Life is full of curly questions and this is one of them.

Is the Christmas party the right time to hit on the hot guy at work?