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Fun With KidsBombs away! How to make your own bath bombs

Who doesn't love a bath bomb! Making bath bombs is a great indoor activity that will keep the kids busy on a rainy afternoon - and they make a lovely gift for friends and family.

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Time Saving HacksEasy ways to hit your veggie goal!

Nutritionists and dieticians suggest that everyone over 4 years old should aim for at least 5 servings of veggies a day to stay healthy. But don't worry, you don't need to munch on carrots all day! Here are some easy and fun ways to sneak more veggies into your meals.

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Money Saving HacksThe cost of food convenience (ouch!)

A jar of pasta sauce is a great time-saver, but when it comes to certain 'convenience' items, we are paying far too much.

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TipsProtect your home from burglars

Burglars don't like to work hard. They will always bypass the homes that look safe and secure and move on to the ones which look as though they will be easier to access.

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TipsMinor accident? Don't lose your no claims status!

Has your car had a run in with a shopping trolley at your local supermarket car park? don't risk your insurance premium going up next year because you have made a claim.

Tumble dry your clothes faster
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Time Saving HacksTumble dry your clothes faster

In the middle of winter, it may feel like your tumble dryer is working overtime. Here's how to speed up the drying process and give it a bit of a break!

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RecipesSlow Cooker Beef Massaman Curry

Super delicious fall apart beef and packed full of flavour, this super simple recipe is ready to cook in a few easy steps, then just set and forget in your slow cooker.

Chemical drain cleaners: Friend or foe?
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TipsChemical drain cleaners: Friend or foe?

When your sink or drain gets clogged, it’s tempting to reach for that bottle of chemical drain cleaner. But before you pour it down your pipes, here's why it might not be the best solution for your plumbing woes.

Pill-proof your clothes
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Handy Home HintsPill-proof your clothes

Have you ever pulled out your favourite sweater only to find it covered in pesky pilling? Here’s how to reduce the chances of it happening, and get rid of it if it already has!

Bye-bye bindii!
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GardeningBye-bye bindii!

If there was a popular vote for the most annoying lawn weed, bindii would win hands down! This prickly menace is infamous for turning your lush lawn into a barefoot nightmare. Here’s how to avoid a painful summer!

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Health and FitnessSimple ways to tame your sweet tooth

Most of us like a sweet treat every now and again but lots of Australians are eating more than the recommended amount of sugar. Here are some easy ways to cut down and reap the many health benefits.

Family movie night at home
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Fun With KidsSnuggle down for a family movie night

The weather may not be the best right now, but it's a great excuse to snuggle up with the family and have a movie night at home.

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TipsAre you storing your jewellery correctly?

We all love a bit of bling - but to keep it looking beautiful and sparkling, you must store it properly. Here's how to keep your lovely jewellery looking like a million dollars (no matter how much it cost).

Glass recycling: What’s in, what’s out?
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Reduce Reuse RecycleGlass recycling: What’s in, what’s out?

When it comes to recycling glass – it might seem straightforward but there are some things we should keep out of our kerbside recycling bins.

Fun on a budget
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Money Saving HacksFun on a budget

Looking for fun and affordable ways to entertain both adults and kids without breaking the bank? Luckily, there are lots of low-cost and free activities for the whole family. Here are some ideas to get your started.

Brand name and generic medication: What's the difference?
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TipsBrand name and generic medication: What's the difference?

Have you ever wondered why your pharmacist offers you a choice between a brand-name medication and its generic counterpart? Understanding the key differences can help you make informed decisions about your health and your wallet.

Watch out for tax time scams!
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Community TipsWatch out for tax time scams!

As tax time rolls around, it's important to be extra vigilant about scams. Scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated, so here's some advice to help you stay safe.

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TipsAvoid these mistakes when selling your home

When you are selling your home, you want the process to be as smooth as possible and get the best possible price. Here are the top 6 mistakes to avoid!

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RecipesDate & Apple Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Expecting guests? Woo them with this fruity, rich and sticky date and apple cake topped with caramel cream cheese frosting. Or just make it for yourself - you deserve it!

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Time Saving HacksCut the chaos! Streamline your kids' morning routine

Is your house always a mad rush in the morning trying to get your kids ready for school and out the door on time? Here are a few tips to make mornings a little less stressful.

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Handy Home HintsWhere mould loves to lurk

Mould is a sneaky intruder that can cause health issues like allergies and respiratory problems. Here are some of this troublesome interloper’s favourite spots.

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GardeningTake a look at these easy-to-grow perennials!

If you were at the back of the queue when the green thumbs were given out – don’t worry. You can still have a lovely garden. 

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TipsKickstart your day with exercise

If you’re not naturally a morning person, exercising first thing might not be your cup of tea (or coffee!). But there are some incredible benefits, so why not give it a try?!

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TechProtect your privacy online

In today’s digital world, protecting your personal information is more important than ever - whether you’re surfing the web, shopping, or chatting with friends. Here are a few simple and effective tips to help you stay safe online.

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TipsWill your mature trees survive a storm?

Storm season has definitely arrived, so now is a great time to check your trees and make sure they are going to make it through the winter.

One simple step to weatherproof your patio
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TipsOne simple step to weatherproof your patio

Feeling the winter chill? Dreaming of a cosy, weatherproof outdoor space that you can enjoy all year round? Look no further!

little girls making indoor cubby from sheet
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Fun With KidsIndoor cubby fun!

It's the little things that make the best memories and who doesn't love a cubby! You don't need anything special to make them; just use things from around the house and let their imaginations run wild.

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RecipesRed Lentil and Sweet Potato Dahl

Who would have thought that something so delicious would be so easy to make. Just tip the ingredients into a slow cooker and switch it on! Perfect as a side dish or a main meal.

Pesky parcel packaging: A recycling guide
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Reduce Reuse RecyclePesky parcel packaging: A recycling guide

Excluding groceries, 3 in 4 Australians shop online. The average Aussie spends 4 hours each week browsing the sales – and if everyone buys something, that’s a lot of packaging to get rid of!

Can food affect your mood?
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Health and FitnessCan food affect your mood?

Ever noticed how a chocolate bar can instantly lift your spirits, or how a hearty meal can make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? It’s not just in your head - food really can affect your mood!

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TipsHow to get your rental bond back!

When you move out of a rental property, you must leave it in the same condition as when you moved in. The most common disagreements between tenants and landlords happen because of cleaning - and you could lose your bond as a result. Here's how you can avoid this from happening.

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GardeningBanish clover from lawns and gardens in winter

One of the most common winter weeds is clover and now the rain has started, It's just lurking under the soil and waiting to take over your lawn and garden. Here are some great tips for getting rid of it and keeping your garden clover-free.

Do you know your onions?
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Handy Home HintsDo you know your onions?

Onions are the unsung heroes of the kitchen and are one of the most commonly used vegetables in the world. But with so many varieties available, how do you know which to choose?

Quick and easy 10-minute tasks
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Time Saving HacksQuick and easy 10-minute tasks

We all know the feeling: a cluttered home can lead to a cluttered mind. But who has hours to dedicate to cleaning? The good news is you don’t have to!

Common curtain hanging mistakes
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TipsCommon curtain hanging mistakes

Hanging curtains might seem simple, but it's easy to get wrong. Here are some common mistakes and how to avoid them, so you can dress your windows like a pro.

Lost a computer file? Don’t panic!
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TechLost a computer file? Don’t panic!

Losing important files can be a nightmare, whether it’s cherished photos, crucial work documents, or that recipe for your nan’s famous fruit cake. Here’s a simple guide to help you recover lost or deleted files.

Is pet insurance worth it? Let’s have a look!
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PetsIs pet insurance worth it? Let’s have a look!

When it comes to our pets, we want the best for them – which can sometimes mean hefty vet bills. But what about pet insurance?

Easy Peasy Berry Crumble
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RecipesEasy Peasy Berry Crumble

A super easy crumble that makes use of frozen berries and pantry staples. Just add ice cream for a dessert the whole family will love.

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TipsHow to make moving house less stressful

Moving house is considered one of the most stressful things you can do. Here are some helpful tips to keep the stress levels down.

DIY air-dry clay - 3 ingredients, hours of fun!
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Fun With KidsDIY air-dry clay - 3 ingredients, hours of fun!

From dinosaurs and jewellery, to aliens and 3-D art, this homemade air-dry clay lets kids (big and small) create just about anything!

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Health and FitnessSimple ways to better bone health

From aged 30 onwards, our bones gradually lose their density as a natural part of ageing. The good news is, there are some simple things you can do to help maintain them.

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Reduce Reuse RecycleSmall changes, big impact!

Helping the environment can seem like a daunting task, but even the tiniest actions can make a difference. Here are 3 small changes that will make a real difference.

What is an Advance Health Directive?
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TipsWhat is an Advance Health Directive?

An Advance Health Directive (AHD) is a legal document that lets you make decisions now about the treatment and care you do or do not want to receive in future.

Save money with a bit of savvy gift shopping
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Money Saving HacksSave money with a bit of savvy gift shopping

Whether it’s a birthday, a special time of year, or one of those wonderful ‘just-because’ surprises, the cost of buying presents can quickly add up. Here's how you can stay well within your budget.

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PetsThe benefits of adopting an older dog or cat

While the cuteness of a puppy or kitten is very appealing, there are many good reasons why you might want to think about adopting an older animal instead.

From average to awesome. Smartphone photography tips
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TechFrom average to awesome. Smartphone photography tips

Now that we've all got a camera in our pockets or bags most of the time, here are some tips to get the most out of your smartphone photography.

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TipsWhy mindfulness is good for you

Have you ever driven somewhere and when you've arrived you have no memory of getting there? That's because you were on auto pilot. The opposite of this is mindfulness and here is why it's good for you.

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TipsWatch out for hidden tooth hazards

When we think about foods that are bad for our teeth, sugary snacks and fizzy drinks are usually the first culprits that come to mind. But did you know that some seemingly harmless foods can also be less than friendly to your pearly whites?

Small garden – big impact!
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GardeningSmall garden – big impact!

Creating a beautiful small garden is all about choosing the right plants that fit your space and style. With dwarf varieties and compact growers, you can enjoy a lush, vibrant garden without overwhelming the space.

More fast and fabulous soups ready in 30 minutes
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Time Saving HacksMore fast and fabulous soups ready in 30 minutes

Last year we brought you some speedy soup ideas for when it’s cold outside. This year we’ve found some new ones for you to enjoy.

Which quilt/doona/duvet is best for you?
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Handy Home HintsWhich quilt/doona/duvet is best for you?

Whatever you prefer to call them, when it comes to creating a cosy and comfortable bed, choosing the right quilt/doona/duvet is the key!

Moroccan lamb meatball tagine
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RecipesMoroccan Lamb Meatball Tagine

Experience the taste of Morocco with this delicious,one pot, lamb meatball tagine. Tasty, aromatic and perfect for an easy dinner.

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Community TipsWhen should you call the SES? A quick guide

With storm season just around the corner, we have a few tips about the do’s and don’ts of calling the State Emergency Service to help out.

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Tips7 easy ways to get ahead with your mortgage repayments

By paying off your home loan ahead of schedule, you can save thousands off your total interest bill. Take a look to see how you can save - and become mortgage-free faster.

Get cracking with cress egg heads!
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Fun With KidsGet cracking with cress egg heads!

This simple and engaging craft allows kids to explore their creativity while learning a bit about growing food.

Lost your hairdresser? Don’t panic!
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TipsLost your hairdresser? Don’t panic!

Finding a new hairdresser can feel a bit like a matchmaking adventure—it's all about finding that perfect person who just gets you and your hair.

Stay snuggly warm this winter
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Money Saving HacksStay snuggly warm this winter

Here in Perth, we have relatively mild winters, but it can still get a bit chilly, especially in the evening. Here are a few tips to keep warm without sending your power bills through the roof!

Bin tagging explained!
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Reduce Reuse RecycleBin tagging explained!

When we talk about ‘bin tagging’ we’re not talking about graffiti – we’re talking about local councils helping residents to get it right when recycling!

Senior woman waking and stretching
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Health and FitnessQuick ways to start your day full of energy

Some people leap out of bed ready to start their day, others not so much! Here are some simple ways to start your day with a bit more energy (without having 3 cups of coffee!)

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TipsGranny flats - not just for grannies!

If your house is bursting at the seams, but no one is leaving home any time soon, consider a granny flat to make the most of the land you already own.

Garden wars – which plants don’t get along!
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GardeningGarden wars – which plants don’t get along!

Companion planting (putting together plants that help each other grow) can work wonders, but what about the flip side? Here are some plants that don’t make the best neighbours.

Prepare your gas barbie for winter hibernation
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Handy Home HintsPrepare your gas barbie for winter hibernation

We have some simple steps to prepare your barbecue for winter storage, and make sure it’s ready to shine once spring rolls around.

Tips for new cat parents
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PetsTips for new cat parents

Welcoming a new kitten or cat is an exciting time filled with joy and curiosity (for you both!). To help ensure your furry friend's smooth transition, here are a few tips about caring for your new bestie.

Squeeze more juice from your laptop battery
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TechSqueeze more juice from your laptop battery

Whether you're working from home, writing that novel at a coffee shop, or binge-watching your favourite shows, your laptop it's a vital part of your digital life. But have you ever felt that sinking feeling when the battery percentage drops faster than you'd like?

Winter paving cleaning? Great idea!
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TipsWinter paving cleaning? Great idea!

Autumn’s beautiful leaves may look picturesque on your driveway or patio, but they also leave behind dirt, stains, and, sometimes, mould.

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Money Saving HacksEasy ways to save $50 a week

There are lots of small, easy ways to save money - and if you implement just a few, you could save $50 or more a week!

Apple Raspberry Custard Parcels Recipe
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RecipesApple Raspberry Custard Parcels

With 5 ingredients and baked in the air fryer, this yummy treat will be ready to eat in no time!

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Reduce Reuse RecycleWhat to do with clothes that aren't good enough to donate

Charities can only resell donated clothes that are clean and in good condition. So, what do you do with them if they're not?

How to pass your rental inspections
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TipsHow to pass your rental inspection

Rental Inspection. Two words that throw tenants into a flurry of cleaning and tidying. No need to panic! Here are some helpful tips to make sure you pass with flying colours!

How to make a calming glitter jar
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Fun With KidsHow to make a calming glitter jar

Creating a calming glitter jar with your children isn't just a fun craft project - it can be a great method for helping kids (and adults!) calm down during moments of stress or when they are feeling overwhelmed.

How you can help to stop the scammers
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Community TipsHow you can help to stop the scammers

Unfortunately, scams and frauds are becoming increasingly common. Consumer Protection has developed WA ScamNet as one method to combat this ever-increasing problem. Here’s how you can help.

Hire a handyman - the smart way to DIY!
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TipsHire a handyman - the smart way to DIY!

Whether it’s assembling that new garden shed, or getting all your artwork up on the walls just right, a handyman can save you time, money, and quite a few headaches.

Winter is coming: Is your roof ready?
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TipsWinter is coming: Is your roof ready?

As winter approaches, it's always a good idea to make sure that any problems with your tiled roof are fixed. Here's why.

Run out of thyme? Here's what you can use instead
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Handy Home HintsRun out of thyme? Here's what you can use instead

Ever found yourself in the middle of a cooking session only to realise you're missing an important herb or spice? No need to panic - there’s often a substitute that can save the day and your dinner!

Low maintenance shrubs for a time-saving garden
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Time Saving HacksLow maintenance shrubs for a time-saving garden

Who said a fabulous garden has to take up hours of your time? Not us! Here’s a quick rundown of some laid-back shrubs that’ll make your garden glow without all the extra work.

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PetsDoes your dog suffer from storm stress?

Many dogs exhibit fear of storms, and it can range from mild discomfort to outright panic. Here’s a closer look at the reasons behind this fear and what you can do to help.

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TipsDon't forget your flu vaccination!

Western Australians can get their influenza vaccine for free in May and June to help prevent severe illness during winter 2024. Here are some great reasons why you should consider getting vaccinated against the flu this autumn.

Keep it clean!
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TechKeep it clean!

We’re talking about our mobile phones and why (and how) we should give them a regular clean!

Winter work in the garden
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GardeningWinter work in the garden

Winter in Perth might seem like a slow time for your garden, but there are still plenty of things to keep you busy and set the stage for a spectacular spring!

Mothers Day breakfast in bed tray
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Community TipsStuck for Mother's Day ideas? Give Mum the gift of time

Some mums would love to spend more time with their loved ones on Mother's Day, others might prefer to have some time to themselves! Either way, here's how you can give the priceless gift of time.

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TipsThink you need new blinds? Think again!

If your blinds are looking a bit grotty, don't rush into replacing them. They may just need a good clean!

Smart ways to save on daily travel
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Money Saving HacksSmart ways to save on daily travel

Whether you're commuting to work, running errands, or just trying to get around town, the cost of being out and about can add up quickly. But don't worry! By following a few smart tips, you can significantly cut down those costs.

So, what exactly is a bunion?
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TipsSo, what exactly is a bunion?

Do you ever feel discomfort around your big toe or notice a bony bump at its base? You might be dealing with a bunion.

Avoid the soft plastics problem
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Reduce Reuse RecycleAvoid the soft plastics problem

A life without soft plastic packaging may seem a bit daunting, but there are some simple things you can do to reduce the amount you use (especially since they can no longer be recycled).

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RecipesQuick & easy Chicken Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng is a tasty weeknight dinner that is quick and easy. If you can, cook the rice the night before and leave it to cool in the fridge until you're ready to use it.

Avoid a winter virus
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Health and FitnessWinter virus? No thank you!

The peak flu season in Australia usually starts around April and lasts until October - but there are things you can do to reduce your risk of getting a winter virus.

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TipsCaring for snuggly woollens

Whether it's your favourite sweater or a chic scarf you splurged on, wool clothing can be like a big hug on a chilly day. But they do need a bit of extra TLC to keep them looking their best.

What is a Password Manager?
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TechWhat is a Password Manager?

So, you’ve just created another account online, and now you're faced with the daunting task of coming up with a new password that's both unique and complex (and that you’ll remember!) This is where a password manager can help.

Make a stress ball from a balloon
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Fun With KidsMake a stress ball from a balloon (and it's not at all stressful!)

Here's a great, fun activity to do with the kids. You only need a couple of ingredients and about half an hour!

Plant spring bulbs
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GardeningCreate a stunning display with spring bulbs

Planting bulbs in autumn sets the stage for a colourful surprise in spring. Plus, the care and attention you give them now means they will be more likely to bloom again the year after!

Grab and go breakfast ideas
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Time Saving HacksGrab and go breakfast ideas

Don’t skip the most important meal of the day if you’re busy or in a rush to get out of the house. Here are some speedy breakfasts solutions for when you’re short on time.

Avoid a washing machine disaster
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Handy Home HintsAvoid a washing machine disaster

Ever opened your washing machine to pull out your favourite shirt only to find a mysterious stain that wasn’t there before it went in? Welcome to the world of laundry! If you're like most people, your washing machine is one of your home's unsung heroes, tirelessly cleaning your clothes, bedding, and sometimes, items that frankly shouldn't be there. Here's what not to throw into your washing machine and why.

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Health and FitnessSneak more movement into your busy day (without too much effort!)

The benefits of exercise are well-documented, but you don't have to join a gym or run a marathon to reap the benefits.

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PetsA quick guide to kitty dental care

Just like us, our feline friends need a bit of help to keep their smiles healthy. Here are a few things to look out for and what to do to make sure their gnashers stay healthy.  

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TipsHow to avoid a blocked drain

Want to avoid blocked drains? Obviously, the answer will be a resounding ‘yes!’ So here are some of the most common culprits to keep away from your pipes.

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Reduce Reuse RecycleEvery little bit helps!

If you think your recycling efforts aren’t having much of an impact, have we got news for you! Here are a few facts about how small efforts can make a big difference.

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TipsTidy tech: Simple ways to organise your computer folders and files

If you spend way too much time trawling through files and folders looking for something on your computer (and could have sworn you put it ‘there’!) we have some simple tips to get everything organised.

Great looking hair in less time
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Time Saving HacksGreat looking hair in less time

Having great-looking hair doesn't mean you have to spend hours in front of the mirror every morning. With the right tips and tricks, you can cut down on your hair care routine and still step out with your locks looking fabulous.

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Community TipsANZAC Day events 2024

On ANZAC Day, all Australians are encouraged to reflect on contributions all service men and women have made for more than a century since the First World War. Here are some of the events taking place in Perth.

Competition Winner Dyson Gen5 Detect Submarine - Little Aussie Communities
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Competition WinnersDyson Detect Submarine - Sue

Congratulations to Sue, the winner of our Dyson Gen5 Detect Submarine competition! Sue has won the latest and greatest in home cleaning technology, with its advanced sensors and powerful suction, the Dyson Gen5 Detect Submarine makes cleaning a breeze.

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