Antarctic expeditioners take icy plunge for solstice

Midwinter madness: expeditioners take a plunge into freezing water through a hole in the sea ice in an Antarctic tradition

Popular chocolate recalled from Aldi stores

RECALL: Consumers are being warned about a flavour of Hershey's chocolate with undeclared allergens.

Food Authority moves to recall US brand chocolate bar

Celebrity recipes help bring flavour and joy

CHEF TO THE STARS: Chef Kate McAloon, Ray Karam of Nourish in Ballina, Greg Youngberry and Jonathan Ilao of Inglewood Farms.

Chef Kate McAloon has served her dishes to some of Hollywood's best

Coast wedding photographer named Queensland's best

Sunshine Coast wedding photographer Lee Burgess has won the Australian Industry Bridal Academy's Queensland award.

Coast wedding photographer named best in state in industry awards

Embracing the chaos

Make the most of magical mayhem

Maccas crushes coffee snobs in reply to advert complaint

A woman received her barista made coffee in the TV ad.

McDonald's kept right to call its coffee “Australia’s most popular”

Ordering these while overseas might lead to a surprise

The infamous spaghetti Bolognese.

Ordering these overseas will give you a completely different result

Drink to your health: Bundy woman's successful 'side hustle'

"I knew I had something delicious and beautiful and I wanted everyone to have the chance to taste it."

Aussie mum's 'S*** The Bed' Hot Sauce an Amazon hit

Renae Bunster founded Bunsters Hot Sauce in 2015.

Perth mum making a fortune with S*** The Bed hot sauce

Recipe: Try this warming bread and butter pudding

Matt's Sinclair's bread and butter pudding.

Quick, easy and tasty: it's the dessert anyone can make

Recipe: Cheese scones a Kiwi favourite

Golden savoury cheese scones are a lunchtime treat from New Zealand.

A savoury delight worth from across the Tasman

Cereal could be over with declining sales forcing rethink

Cereal sales are declining.

We have become a society of cereal killers

Master the pasta with beef

DELICIOUS: Warm beef pasta and roasted pumpkin salad.

Learn the best cuts of beef to pair with pasta

Invest in a healthier life with these recipes

Balinese yellow chicken curry.

Recipe book offers commonsense advice for better health

IKEA vows to make art more affordable

HERE'S an idea that might make art galleries and artists around the world very nervous.

Style: How to entertain outdoors this winter

Consider using softer lighting in the dining area when entertaining outdoors.

It's easy to make the most of your outdoor spaces.

STYLE: Bring nature inside without killing it

What's not to love when you can have a rainforest as a backdrop in your home?

Wallpaper has made a huge comeback in home decor

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?

Prune and reduce hazards in the garden

Homeowners should be wary of the distance of vegetation from electrical assests

This may be why people think you're a swinger

It used to be everywhere, but then a nasty rumor spread

Gardening: Cool season calls for the zygocactus

Zygocactus, a member of the cactus family, is known in Europe and America as holiday cactus or Christmas cactus.

AUTUMN can cause some plants to blossom

Grow your own dwarf citrus trees

There's a new meyer lemon called Lemonicious that produces lots of tangy, juicy fruit, has glossy green leaves and also beautifully-perfumed white flowers in spring. Plus it grows to a very manageable 1m when planted in a pot.

Tips and picks from gardening expert Angie Thomas

Gardening: How to grow your own potatoes

Potatoes are one of the easiest crops to grow and now is the time to begin planting.

This versatile veggie is easy to grow

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

Eungella farming brothers Matt Everest and Will Everest have started picking the first of the season's broccoli. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Broccoli, mandarins, jicama and flu-fighting tea now available

Gardening: Give a gifts that live on Mother's Day

In Australia, the traditional Mother's Day flower is the chrysanthemum..

The traditional Mother's Day flower is the chrysanthemum.

Forget Bali! Cheap flights creates new tourist hot spot

This foreign land is proving to be the hottest destination for the upcoming school holidays, and it’s largely thanks to a cheap airfare.

Qantas announces winning names for new Dreamliners

Davey the quokka from WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo shares a laugh with Qantas flight attendant Kersha Johnson. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

More than 60,000 name suggestions were received by the airline

'Wild adventures': Revealing Gladstone island's hidden treasures

Keppel Creek at Curtis Island.

Promoting Curtis Island's hidden treasures.

Nude camping: What it's like at a clothing optional ground

Making new friends was easy. Picture: Danielle DitzianSource:Supplied

“Oh god, what have we gotten ourselves into?”

Defying gravity in a coral wonderland

The colourful coral reefs of Kimbe Bay in New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

PNG’s tropical reefs are renowned among scuba divers

Travel: How to find affordable accommodation in London

The must-see Kew Gardens in London.

Traditional hotels vs. Airbnb and HomeAway

Daydream Island upgrade gets an extra $15m

Lovers Cove at Daydream Island.

Island to open in mid-2018 as a four star resort

Prince Harry says young royals don't want to take the throne

Prince Harry admits no one in the royal family particularly wants to be king or queen

Rebel Wilson to give away her defamation payout

Actor Wilson says she won't keep a cent of her defamation payout

What's in store for Nina and Billie on Offspring?

Kat Stewart and Asher Keddie star in season seven of Offspring.

Proudman sisters return, but their lives aren’t slowing down.

What's on the big screen this week

Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager in a scene from the movie Transformers: The Last Knight.

STUDIOS begin to roll out their school holiday offerings.

MOVIE REVIEW: Rough Night is rude, shocking and funny

Zoe Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Illana Grazer and Kate McKinnon in a scene from Rough Night.

FOUR best friends reunite for a wild weekend, what could go wrong?

Why Mark Wahlberg is leaving Transformers

Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager in a scene from the movie Transformers: The Last Knight.

Wahlberg leaving the Transformers franchise to ‘get my life back’.

MOVIE REVIEW: Cars 3 is still a fun ride

A scene from the movie Cars 3.

POPULAR animated franchise grows up with more mature themes.

Aussie mums create make-up 'gamechanger'

IT’S one of the more tedious parts of a woman’s skincare regimen.

Joelle shines for the good of the Earth

Ms Australasia Earth Joelle Gabriel who is am wearing jewellery by my sponsor EcoBling who makes planet friendly accessories. The necklace I am wearing was made of an old fence post.

Joelle wins placing for Australia in Ms Earth pageant

Hoodie harness a fashion statement for pets

Hoodie harness the latest fashion statement for pets

TOO BIG: The Aussie model shamed for her size

Steph Claire Smith has more than 1.2 million Instagram followers.

“It was a slap in the face.”

Elle of a way to a shoot a magazine cover

ELLE magazine has shot its latest cover and fashion spread using an iPhone 7 Plus.

iPhone 7 Plus used for fashion magazine photo shoot first

The lazy girl’s guide to beauty

You, too, can learn to be lazy — one laid-back step at a time.

Saving the planet - one bikini at a time

Steph Gabriel is committed to saving the environment one bikini at a time.

STEPH'S turning ocean waste into swimwear.

Woman speechless after act of kindness by 'angel'

A WOMAN has been left in tears at a Coast supermarket after a stranger's a random act of kindness left her speechless.

Apple iPad Pro review: Is this a laptop replacement?

Apple's Greg Joswiak speaks about the iPad Pro during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple’s new iPad 10.7-inch has found the middle ground

Apple music revolution from iPod to HomePod with some Beats

An Apple executive introduces HomePod speakers at Apple Inc.s Worldwide Developers Conference.

HomePod, Solo 3 Wireless and AirPods build on iPod success

Apple says Homepod will reinvent music at your place

Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller introduces the HomePod. Picture: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesSource:AFP

Smart features include the ability to ask for weather and news

DJI Spark: the drone you fly with a wave of your hands

DJI launch of mini drone Spark in Sydney.

Mini camera drone launches in Australia from $859

LG G6 review: Dolby Vision HDR easy on eye

This is not the best smartphone on the market. But it is up there.

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

The pecan harvest is just beginning, so you will find a good selection at the markets from now. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Pecans and cauliflowers among the new buys, as well as a great tea

Ipswich man's amazing 40kg weight loss

"When he arrived he couldn't run 500m without dying.”

The woman hospitals refuse to treat

She is accused of having Munchausen’s Syndrome

She had an ugly wound, headache, fever and no one knew why

Natalie was told at first it was a spider bite and her daughter was treated and sent home .

At 5am Natasha had a headache. By 10am, she couldn’t walk.

It’s a clear win in the water stakes

Each town's water has its own distinct flavour and this year Toowoomba's was voted the best in Queensland.

A look at basic staple shows a lot happens between rain and glass.

The real reason everybody hates cyclists

Peter Thomson.  Photo Scott Powick / Tweed Daily News

It's been 200 years since cyclists first made drivers go batty

Hot chips really are going to kill you

How can something so beautiful be so deadly?

GOLDEN. Warm. Crunchy, yet soft ... what those chips are costing you

From near death obesity to 70.3 ironwoman

lena Goodall, who has Type 2 diabetes, lost a massive amount of weight in order to compete in the Cairns Ironman. PICTURE: ANNA ROGERS

“I couldn’t even tie my own shoes up.”

Mum speaks out after being shamed for breastfeeding

A BUNDABERG mother has spoken out after being shamed by another woman for breastfeeding her baby.

Helicopter parents ruining kids' resilience, expert says

TWO WORDS: Leading mental health expert Garry King will talk to Clarence Valley parents tonight night about building resilience in young people.

Helicopter parents are harming their kids' resilience says an expert

'So lucky': Baby's incredible recovery from near-death birth

Madison Jade Saul has come a long way since she was born premature weighing 510 grams.

Maddison Jade Saul is now almost unrecognisable.

Do as I say, not as I do: How much do you tell your kids?

What if being honest with your children stuffs up their life?

When is the right time for tough talks with the kids?

Baby Cody's speedy arrival on the way to hospital

Proud new parents Malcolm and Amanda Petersen share a moment with baby Cody who was born in the back of an ambulance on the way to hospital.

"I told Malcolm to get my bag and start moving."

Hurt kids: Do we need a national injury prevention plan?

Gympie hospital emergency building.   Photo Tanya Easterby / The Gympie Times

More than 680,000 children aged under 16 were treated for injuries

National Sex Day: and it’s revealed how long sex should last

TODAY is National Sex Day and in celebration of the annual event, it’s been revealed how long sex should last.

Why I’m glad my fiance runs Blokes Advice Facebook page

One of the now famous screenshots from the Blokes Advice Facebook page.

You can’t argue with feminists, they just want to push their own...

To the guy who cheated on me during our travels: thanks

Heartbreak wasn’t supposed to be on the itinerary. Picture: Danielle Ditzian

I hitchhiked 6000 kilometres in six short days to be with him.

Polyamorous Australian parents juggling lovers with family

Higher income earners with a household income of $200,000 or more per annum were more likely to underestimate their financial position, with 44 per cent rating themselves as middle class.

Polyamory and parenthood make for an effective pair