Study uncovers secret to getting stronger, fitter

HOW many times have you gone to the gym and asked yourself, “Which should I do first: cardio or strength training?”

RECIPE: Chicken dish delivers a big bang

Feisty flavours come together in poultry feast

Four reasons in one day to visit Melbourne

Flinders Street Station is a spectacular building near the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

The city is a joy to explore, even when time is short

RECIPE: Fry up these tasty fritters

Try these tasty onion bhaji as an entree or as nibbles with drinks.

Savoury dish a perfect entree or side for curry

Cop enjoys well earned cuppa after croc capture

Constable Samuel Hyson from Gunbalanya Police caught a crocodile in the street after a call from a concerned shop owner. Picture: NT Police

Local shopkeeper warned of crocodile in the street.

'It's truly gut-wrenching to be told you are not equal'

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'I am worried for our community having to be further ostracised'

Nude blogger takes on Instagram over 'sexuality'

The Nude Blogger has been booted off Instagram

“Instagram just couldn’t differentiate my non-sexual nudity"

Aboriginal artists' call to action

Anwar Young, winner of this year's overall prize and last year's young artist prize.

Important messages of survival and healing

BEER REVIEW: I'm a sucker for a blurb and a label

See what our resident beer expert Simon Irwin thinks of Twisted Palm Tropical Pale Ale.

Feasts from the Middle East

New Feast celebrates delicious cuisine of the Middle East

Portuguese delicacy great with coffee or hot chocolate

RECIPE: Try baking this sweet treat from Lisbon, Portugal

Enjoy the fruits of your labours

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How to cut back on fridge waste and enjoy a tasty treat

RECIPE: Do-it-yourself olives

Warmed herbed olives are delicious served with drinks, preferably by an open fire.

Perfect for party season

'Abomination'? Cafe serves cooked breakfast in a jar

Munchies cafe in Cardiff is serving breakfast in a jar. Picture: Munchies Cardiff/Instagram

“This looks like a see-through stomach.”

12 ways to keep your house clean without losing your mind

Yes cleaning is a fact of life and yes, there’s nothing better than a job well done, but what if you didn’t have to do it so often?

Hanson hears from concerned elderly

IN TOWN: One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson was in Buderim.

Controversial Senator 'amazed' by concerns from elderly

How often should you clean your sheets?

Your choice of colours and patterns sets the mood.

We spend about a third of our day between the sheets.

Style: How to get light and warmth in the dark months

A contemporary interior and fireplace that takes advantage of skylights and big windows.

Ultimate glamorous accessory for any home in winter is a fire

Light up with these green lanterns

Though not commonly seen this is a prolific flowerer

Toowoomba's famous carnival unveils 2017 program

Isaiah Firebrace will be among the entertainers wowing Toowoomba crowds.

Flower power takes over the city of Toowoomba in September

How a Coast micro gardener is transforming lives

MICRO GARDENER: Anne Gibson is helping transform people's lives by teaching them how to grow their own food in tiny spaces.

Desert-like balcony, too much shade, no outdoor space, no problem

This move sure to make garden as fresh as a daisy

Flowers like daisies seem to invoke much happiness in those who see them.

Old favourites put a smile on most faces

Are you up-to-date on the use of pesticides?

Pesticide misuse is taken very seriously by the EPA.

Pesticide users must do a short refresher course every five years

Gardening: Azalea ablaze with colour

Azaleas provide a wonderful show of colour during spring when they are at their peak.

The forgotten azalea puts on a stunning show in spring

We've a sweet idea for berry lovers

Now's the time to plant strawberries, so next time you fancy making cheesecake, pavlova or trifle you'll have these delicious berries at your fingertips.

Why not try your hand at growing your own delicious strawberries

Forget the facade in Tuscany

Behind that ordinary exterior you might find fabulous food.

Amazing video of whales lapping up the Cap Coast

FRIENDLY GIANTS: An amazing drone shot from Freedom Fast Cats crew member Anthony Vaughan of a pod of whales breaching near their boat.

Tourists stunned by friendly giants.

Major airline adds new direct flights for Sunshine Coast

PACK YOUR BAGS: Fresh flights are on offer over the festive season for the Sunshine Coast.

Airline delivers Christmas gift with new direct Coast flights

Airbnb, Stayz and co tipped to squeeze Coast housing market

HOLIDAY BOOM: Airbnb letting is putting a further squeeze on long-term rentals.

Councils exploring options to manage the industry

Escape to tropical paradise

HOLIDAY HEAVEN: Amazing beaches with white sand and black rocks on Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

There's plenty to do in Rarotonga even if the weather doesn't behave

Coast roads could be set for speed limit changes

TRAFFIC QUEUES: Southbound traffic on the Bruce Hwy.

LNP promises statewide review of speed limits

Big baggage change for Jetstar customers

Jetstar plane comes in to land at Sunshine Coast Airport.

Jetstar baggage fees increase for checked luggage

Playing Tom Cruise's wife was a dream for Sarah Wright

SITTING in a plane flown by Tom Cruise was just one of many surreal moments for Sarah Wright on the set of American Made.

Taylor Swift wipes presence off social media

Singer Taylor Swift has deleted her social media accounts

Social media wipeout prompts rumours of a new album

Swedish TV drama turns up heat

Louise Nyvall stars in the Swedish TV series Farang.

Scandinavian crime thriller goes troppo

Radio host Matt Okine leaps to small screen

Valene Kane, Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer star in the TV series The Other Guy.

First foray into acting a long time in the making

Hollywood’s new highest paid actress

Jennifer Lawrence had to settle for third this year behind Emma Stone and Jennifer Aniston.

CAN you guess who has dethroned Jennifer Lawrence?

Movie trailer dubbed too racy for TV

Alicia Vikander stars in Tulip Fever.

THE trailer for Tulip Fever is so saucy some networks have banned it

Liz Hurley, 52, has never looked better

She’s definitely not shy to pose in a bikini.

Life in your 50s has never looked as good as it does on Liz Hurley.

Coast artist's niche, traditional 'hand carving' tattoo style

THE traditional Japanese style of Tebori tattooing is not the fastest way to get ink but it's Hori Kaz's preferred method.

Twins hit the runway in bid to break into modelling scene

Model casting for the Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival at Rumba Resort.15 year old twins Nathan and Matthew Weir cool down in the pool after the casting.

Fashion first-timers caught off guard on the runway

Ready to deal with the sharks for her own skin

Bethany Spoor with her skincare range that she will showcase on Shark Tank in the hope of finding an investor.

There aren't many 13-year-olds who launch their own skincare ranges

From a genius idea into a $30m handbag empire

Mon Purse founder Lana Hopkins

Her simple idea led to a $30 million global empire

Why Coast fashion label is going vegan

CRUELTY FREE: Noosa-based fashion design company holster's latest footwear range has been certified vegan.

Noosa footwear range gets vegan certification

Famous Coast surf wear label calls it quits while it's ahead

SUCCESSFUL Noosa surf wear company Hive Swimwear will shut its doors at the close of the 2017-18 summer season.

Why a successful Coast surf wear label is closing down

L'Oreal's Helen Mirren says moisturiser does 'f*** all'

 Dame Helen Mirren, who fronts an ad campaign for L’Oreal, had some interesting things to say about honesty in advertising.

Moment of candour came while appearing as a brand ambassador

EXPLAINED: What the 'Costco effect' means for Ipswich

An exclusive 'cult' where shoppers can buy a 10kg block of chocolate is about to change how Ipswich families do their grocery shopping.

Samsung set for bigger, beach friendly Note 8

Samsung will be going bigger than ever to launch its Note 8 after this year's launch of the S8.

Water, dust, now sand-resistant?

Woolworths, Coles, Aldi: Why it pays to check docket

Do you know about your supermarket's 'freebie policy'?

Huawei Watch 2: Don't throw away your phone just yet

The new Huawei Watch 2 with its SIM card holder

SIM-enabled watch gives you Knight Rider or Get Smart moment

Google Home Australian review: Is it worth the $199?

The Google Home device.

Google Home offers better value than Apple's coming product

Been shopping at Woolies? Check your bank account now

Woolworths has apologised for the error.

Woolworths has apologised for the error of double-billing customers

Pizza Hut handing out free pizzas from today

Pizza Hut lovers can grab a free Margherita this weekend.Source:Supplied

So around 10,000 pizzas across the country will be given away

Shark Tank: Extreme diet business slammed

THEY scored a $300,000 deal on Shark Tank with their rapid weight loss meal plans, but now the Victorian duo behind Be Fit Food have sparked an angry backlash.

Dementia dog Zorro making a world of difference

Labrador Zorro is one of 10 dementia dogs in Australia. The pooch supports 59-year-old Loretta Baxter who has the disease.

Meet the pooch who make life better for a woman with dementia.

Winter weight loss: trainer loses 20kg, shares secrets

Personal trainer Tori Smith shed 20kg and has plenty of advice for people looking to lose some stubborn kilos.

Personal trainer reveals top tips for weight loss

'Medibank cancelled my policy and didn't tell me'

Emergency Department at Nambour General Hospital. Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

Policy abruptly cancelled, prompting huge bill

How a Hervey Bay woman lost almost half her weight

WONDER DIET: Cutting down on junk food and carbohydrates helped Torquay resident Kim Fletcher lose about 50kg off her previous weight of 120kg. INSET: Kim before her she decided to change her life for the better.

Kim Fletcher has lost 50kg over 15 months.

Sexy seniors: Frequent sex leads to more intelligence

Seniors who had frequent sex were found to gain intelligence as they aged.

Life in the bedroom takes on a new meaning!

This man is one in a million and it will probably kill him

Troy Campbell’s one in a million ... but you don’t want to be that one.

Urachal cancer is so rare, in fact, it shouldn’t even exist

OPINION: Fussy eaters are dictators at the dining table

HEADSTRONG, irrational youngsters can be persuaded to eat their veg, but not by open warfare.

Having a second baby? Goodbye career

Having a second baby has led to discrimination for many women in the workplace.

How discrimination against working mums persists

'I'm in tears': Coles idea that could change how we shop

Melbourne mum Emily Dive has praised Coles for its Quiet Hour autism initiative.

“What a blessing for parents and their children to shop together.”

Instagram's superfit mum gets real with post

Revie's candid Instagram post shows her body one month post-partum (middle picture). Picture: Instagram

Crossfit trainer Revie Jane Schulz has told mums “it is OK to cry'

Our children are making suicide plans

Young people are feeling depressed.

Young people feeling depressed, say group

Students suspended for 'Miss Piggy' slur to teacher

NOT FAIR: Codee and Leon Saron are frustrated with the punishment Codee received for an incident that took place at Sarina State High. Leon says his son wasn't as involved as others and shouldn't have received a five-day suspension.

Four students have been suspended for insulting a teacher.

Watch your smugness

BE KIND: We were all kids once so please don't judge children, or their parents, too harshly.

Big or small, we all deserve some respect

'Dehumanising' dates are killing Aussie romance

Outlook looks bleak for our dating scene

She 'met 50 men, had sex with about 30' on cheating site

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“What we offer isn’t necessarily infidelity ... "

‘She met 50 men, slept with 30 of them’

Dating website Ashley Madison has relaunched

Ashley Madison relaunches: ‘We’re just trying to help people'

Life-like sex dolls a ‘game changer’

DS Dolls have completed a prototype of a robotic sex doll head, with a complicated mechanical structure inside of the head, and very soft silicone skin.

The latest sex dolls are being touted as the most lifelike yet