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Controversial principal punishes students for dating

A SCHOOL principal has softened his “ban” on students dating. But he still keeps a (somewhat creepy) list of students who are in a relationship and will punish...

Teen's amazing close encounter with 'sharks' in the shallows

SIGHTING: Sarah Jarvinen's daughter Romy and a friend spotted what they said were sharks in the shallows off Mooloolaba.

Photo divides public as girls capture close encounter with sharks

No more boring burgers

The 'cabbage butcher' pushes the boundaries of a favourite takeaway

‘Absolutely crazy’: Tinder bro speaks out

Looks like they’re going on a date.

“We had no clue this was going to blow up like it did”

10 dink-di phrases we need to bring back

FLAT CHAT: You may look mad as a cut snake rattling off these Aussie sayings, but at least you'll be true blue.

TOSS the Macquarie, here is the Aussie slang you need to know.

‘Homemakers, what do you do all day?’

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“I fully expect to be jumped on by the working mums."

Man sues dating service after paying $88k per date

A man is suing a luxury dating service that left him $532,500 out of pocket.

A man hired a “luxury” dating service to find love instead found a money pit

Have we all been cooking sausages wrong?

Do you know how to cook sausages for maximum flavour? Picture: Supplied

But recommended method may take you a little longer...

The great avocado shortage of 2018

BAD news for brunch lovers. Cafes across Australia are being forced to ration their smashed avocado as prices for the fruit skyrocket amid a nationwide shortage

Nigella Lawson reveals what she hates most about food

Nigella Lawson

Nigella there's something about food she still cannot stand

How much can you expect to pay for an avocado?

The Belle General owner Kyla Plummer said they had never seen prices for avocados as high as in January 2018 where demand had outstripped supply.

This little fruit now has a big price tag

Why your latte looks a little different

Tiffany Weyman with a dairy cow at Maleny Dairies where cows are feeling the heat as Queensland’s intense summer rolls on. Picture: Lachie Millard

The weather's playing havoc with our cows and our coffee

Aussie Nando’s stores infested with rats

The Nando's Restaurant in Lake Street, Northbridge.

Two Nando’s stores fined after failing to meet hygiene standards

BIZARRE: Woman creates turkey dinner using just her mouth

She chews up all the ingredients and spits it into a bowl

Cost-effective hacks bring high-class style to your home

These home hacks can make a big difference for a small spend.

Millionaires' rim is Buderim luxury

LUXURIOUS: This multi-level home with stunning views is up for auction.

What will a couple of million dollars buy you on the Sunshine Coast?

Green up living spaces with low-maintenance succulents

Don't have green thumbs? These succulents might be for you.

7 rules for sharing a holiday house

8 Bombi Road, South Macmasters Beach is rented out by Raine and Horne Terrigal.

Avoid things can go pear shaped by having some solid ground rules in place

Time to take fight to summer-loving mites

Be on the lookout for spotted mites with a penchant for tomatoes as the pests revel in the summer heat.

Create a jungle vibe with this striking indoor plant

Monsteras feature striking foliage.

Add a tropical feel to your home with this easy-care plant.

DIYers coming unstuck

3318 Australians were hospitalised as a result of an injury from a DIY job in a...

Give your yard a Bully makeover

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Here's a chance to win $1000 to splurge on your backyard

GARDEN: Majestic poincianas hard to miss

The bright red flowers of the poinciana are hard to miss.

Stunning canopy makes this tree a summer time favourite

Share the love with potted brilliance

Why not gift friends and family with at plant this Christmas?

The best plants to gift this Christmas

GARDENING: Wing it with this cool-looking plant

The black bat plant.

Gardeners, don't go past this eerie rainforest perennial

Blogger’s torment: ‘They told me to die’

A TEARY Elle Darby has revealed her anguish after being flooded with abuse as her very public clash with a hotel owner escalates

‘Beach was too sandy’: Tourists’ dumbest gripes

If you’re the kind of person to complain about too much sand at the beach, you really have no business travelling. Picture: iStock

Some complaints are legitimate but others make you wonder why people bother

Paying it forward makes road smoother for travellers

Would you pay it forward if you saw a tourist in a muddle?

Kindness of strangers makes big impact

Get a fresh perspective on NZ's holiday playground

Queenstown serves up a scenic smorgasbord for you to explore.

Pacific Bay Resort is now in new hands

Bonville Golf Resort yesterday completed the sale of the former Novotel Pacific Bay Resort.

Bonville Golf Resort is planning big changes at Pacific Bay Resort.

$29 flights: Your bucket list starts now

Cape Hillsborough near Mackay, which has been named Australia’s No.1 town. Picture: wotif.com

Grab a flight to some of the world’s hottest destinations for under $100

Tour nature's wonder land

MAGNIFICENT LANDSCAPE: The breathtaking view over Halong Bay from Sung Sot Cave.

Explore Halong Bay, Vietnam's jewel in its crown

Oscar nomination still sinking in for Margot Robbie

THE I, Tonya star celebrated her awards nod with friends and family in Sydney last night.

Serial killer fed victims’ bodies to pigs

Daphane Pierre holds a picture of her sister Jackie Murdock and Jackie's children Ryan after Robert Pickton was found guilty on six counts of second-degree murder. Picture: AP Photo/Jonathan Hayward, CP

A SERIAL killer known as “The Butcher” may have sold human flesh to cops

Eugenie’s ring is double the value of Meghan’s

Britain's Princess Eugenie of York (right) poses with her fiance Jack Brooksbank in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace in London.

PRINCESS Eugenie’s engagement announcement caused a right royal stir

Oscar hope: Robbie earns nomination for Academy Awards

Margot Robbie at the I, Tonya Premiere held at Hoyts Cinemas in Moore Park. Picture: Christian Gilles

Queensland actress earns nomination for I, Tonya.

Carrie’s spectacular response to radio stunt

Carrie Bickmore was reduced to excited tears during a radio stunt featuring Sam Smith.

CARRIE Bickmore has been reduced to crying hysterics after a radio stunt

Two words men need to learn

Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari in Melbourne. The comedian is the latest well known face to come under the spotlight following sexual misconduct claims.

THE scandal engulfing Aziz Ansari highlights what constitutes consent

Cosby returns to stage after sex scandal

Bill Cosby plays the drums at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia on Monday.

Bill Crosby steps back into public eye with his first comedy set since 2015

Plastic surgeon reveals Ipswich's most in demand nips, tucks

Life in plastic might be fantastic for Barbie, but there is a much more human focus at the heart of breast augmentations and tummy tucks

Beauty blogger slammed for ‘sexualising’ child with makeup

Sexualising a child with makeup won't make you internet popular

Make a statement by wearing your heart on your Tee

T-shirt range features powerful messages.

This is not a scrunchie. This is now a 'hair cloud'

Sex and the City fans will distinctly remember scrunchie-gate.

Join move to minimalism and get fashion foundations right

Images from minimalist fashion label Her Line, founded by Michael Lim. For Gold Coast Eye Fashion

Got a wardrobe of clothes but nothing to wear? Get back to basics.

Sex change nose job betrayal enrages friend

The friend went to South America for a sex change but then seemed to change their mind.

He was furious and broke after spending a fortune helping a friend

Woman’s revolting find in new jeans

Woman finds nasty surprise in the front pocket of her brand new jeans. Picture: Christine Evans/Twitter

A woman made an unexpected discovery when she opened her online shopping

Coast residents win back $700,000 after bad deal complaints

NEW data reveals the most complained about industries on the Sunshine Coast and the 1692 times Coast customers won.

People love $1.80 Bunnings hack

When mum Gina saw the tip shared online, she sent her husband to Bunnings and said goodbye to kitchen clutter forever.

“The kitchen looks so uncluttered..."

Coke cuts bottle size and ups price after sugar tax

Coca-Cola has blamed UK sugar tax for a price hike.

Coke contains more than 10g of sugar per 100ml

Apple's App Store rakes in $1.1 billion in holiday week

iOS developers earned US$26.5 billion last year

The Airbnb for race day fashion

Pictured on Mermaid Beach, Milano Imai who has created 'Millinery Market' which is an online marketplace where women can rent or buy millinery for the races rather than having to shell out huge bucks and go searching across the city for the perfect raceday hat or fascinator. Picture Mike Batterham

Racegoers across the country jumping on the back of this hat trick

Sennheiser’s Ambeo Smart Headset brings 3D sound to iPhone

Sennheiser’s Ambeo Smart Headset.

You can record sounds coming from left to right

Zero grocery bill: Why this mum of four is smiling

Live couldn't be better for Lydia Harris who opted out of supermarket spending - period. Photo/ Stuart Munro

"It's made us value memories and time spent together."

Apple’s smart speaker to hit Australian stores

IN a surprise announcement, Apple has revealed its first smart speaker will go on sale on February 9, with Australia one of the three countries to be able to buy...

Empowering Trans people a 'slow slog'

Phylesha Brown-Acton, director of F'INE, is sick of transpeople being referred to as a medical liability.

How has life changed for Trans folk in the last ten years?

Cruise went from joy to hell in 24 hours

Riley Adams was on a cruise with his family. Picture: Jason and Jodi Adams/GoFundMe

It all started with a headache

Having a smartphone can really get in kids’ hair

Head lice take only 10 days to mature.

Kids who use smartphones twice as likely to get head lice

‘We’re eating ourselves to death’

Joe believes we can ‘metaphorically move the calories’ from one part of the world to another.

HOW do I lose weight? Is paleo a good idea? Should I give up dairy?

Woman faces amputation after leg shredded by propeller

One of the ambulances on scene during the accident. Photo: Nicolas McElroy

A woman could lose her leg after it was shredded by a propeller

Young Aussie's $16,000 'botched' surgery

Casey Lee regrets her overseas cosmetic surgery, which she claims left her permanently scarred. Picture: Supplied

There's a list of things that went horribly wrong for this Aussie

'Be my sperm donor': Woman's Facebook search for a father

IT'S not uncomment to see requests for free furniture or a helping hand posted on social media but how about a call out for sperm?

Footballer's wife has surrogate child, as joy turns to tragedy

Jessica Brockie gave birth to a baby boy as a surrogate parent. Picture: Twitter

Why the child's mother will never meet the surrogate child.

Learning lost in tests

TOP MARKS: Is Australia's education system failing young people with standardised testing?

It's time to focus on the whole child

How do I stop my daughter from one day doing drugs?

How do you protect your children from experimenting with drugs?

How can parents ensure their own children do not go crazy on drugs?

Your name can predict your success

As parents, we dream about our kids’ futures constantly

BACK TO SCHOOL: 5 top tips to keep the kids active

Image for back to school story.

Here's how to keep them fighting fit

Woman’s big Tinder gamble pays off

THIS woman was home alone on a Friday night when she decided to have some fun on Tinder. Two years later, she hasn’t regretted it.

The one question you should ask on a date

According to a psychologist there’s one simple way to work out what your date is...

‘Orgasm shot saved my sex life’

A so-called “orgasm shot” is boosting women’s libidos (not pictured). Picture: Shuttlestock

A woman had been stuck in a “relatively sexless” relationship for seven years

The most popular porn searches of 2017

Revealing report shows what kind of porn people love most. Picture: Shuttlestock

2017 was a big year for Rick And Morty-themed porn, apparently.