Australia Life & Style
Small is beautiful: How to style a studio apartment
Woman warns others about eyelash extension dangers after severe allergic reaction
Stand back – working women coming through
Star busted on CCTV cheating on girlfriend
Myer scores international fashion coup with eight new labels
Perth's top eight suburbs for potential growth in 2018
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth fuel rumours they've married in secret as they both wear 'wedding rings' at lunch in Australia
‘Despicable’: A funeral stalker’s heartless theft from grieving boy
2018-01-19 10:04:27 A low-life thief has stolen funeral donations that were meant for a four-year-old autistic boy farewelling his late father. And police say it’s not the first time he’s targeted grieving families. The most recent theft happened at Avondale Heights church last Friday. The man loitered in the foyer of the church about 11.05am during the funeral of the man who had a child with autism   Read More ...
Small is beautiful: How to style a studio apartment
2018-01-19 06:39:51 Studio apartments are notoriously tricky to master when it comes to furnishing and decorating. Turns out, it’s doable – you just need a few tricks of the trade. We asked Sara and Amy Chamberlain of The Real Estate Stylist for their tried and tested tips to maximise, personalise and totally love your studio apartment. Consider colours carefully Fair enough, but what if you’re renting and stuck with a darker colour scheme? There’s still plenty you can do: Sara suggests hanging large scale artworks with lots of white space, within white or blond wood frames   Read More ...
Matthew Floros backs indoor cricket to become professional after winning top gong
2018-01-19 06:38:00 Matthew Floros has been named the international indoor cricketer of the year and backed the sport to become professional during his career. The former Tuggeranong all-rounder won his second world cup last year and takes the game's highest individual honour from his younger brother Tim. An ACT player has won the award four times in the past seven years with Vinesh Bennett claiming it in 2012 and 2013, before Floros brothers also went back to back   Read More ...
Ellyse Perry: Respecting each other's career choices is key in relationships
2018-01-19 06:37:38 Married cricket and soccer sportswoman, Ellyse Perry, 27, reflects on the significant men in her life. Perry is currently women's world cricketer of the year. My paternal poppa, Alec, was a taxi driver and swimming coach. He taught all his grandchildren how to swim and loved all kinds of sport. I remember being at the local cricket match with him; he'd make us a corned beef sandwich, that was his ritual   Read More ...
‘Crazy cat lady’ shares hilarious ‘birth’ announcement that goes viral
2018-01-19 06:14:32 Lucy Shultz, of Denver, posted the photos on social media on Saturday, where they have since blown up. The images feature Shultz and her boyfriend in several different poses typical of any new parents with their child, only the “child” in this photoshoot is actually a cat. “So I’ve been thinking of this idea for a while because I’m totally a crazy cat lady who didn’t have any cats,” Schultz told KGW   Read More ...
Can the royal commission fix the relationship between women and banks?
2018-01-18 12:11:51 Banking and finance has come under renewed focus in this country following the federal government’s announcement late last year of a Royal Commission into the banking sector. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison announced the royal commission would look into the “alleged misconduct of Australia’s banks and other financial services entities”. “All Australians have the right to be treated honestly and fairly in their dealings with banking, superannuation and financial services providers   Read More ...
At just 13 months old, Lucy prepares for major surgery to reconstruct her skull
2018-01-18 11:45:32 Australian couple Julie Akmacic and her husband Peter Deerson noticed something wasn't quite right with daughter Lucy's skull when she was just a few weeks old. But it took eight months for her to be diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a condition where a baby's skull fuses together, limiting the brain from growing normally. Now, the Canberra family begins the new year preparing for their baby to have major surgery to remodel and reconstruct her skull, at just 13 months old   Read More ...
Woman warns others about eyelash extension dangers after severe allergic reaction
2018-01-18 07:33:51 Ottawa resident, Isabelle Kun, had a new set of false eyelashes applied by an esthetician at a spa last Tuesday. By Thursday morning, Ms Kun says her eyes were swollen almost completely shut. The 20-year-old was rushed to the hospital where she was admitted immediately, . “They took me right in within seconds when they saw my face. My eyes are swollen both above and under and my tonsils were apparently really inflamed,” Ms Kun said   Read More ...
Stand back – working women coming through
2018-01-18 07:07:50 Mark 2017 down as the year of the working women's surge: Females accounted for the majority of the sharp 403,000 rise in employment, entering more full-time jobs than males. And that was only one of the mileposts passed in the latest labour force statistics. For the first time, the gap between the male and female employment-to-population ratios fell below 10 per cent – 67 per cent for men, 57   Read More ...
Star busted on CCTV cheating on girlfriend
2018-01-18 05:33:35 Chainsmokers star Alex Pall ‘caught cheating’ as girlfriend posts CCTV footage THE girlfriend of The Chainsmokers star Alex Pall has very publicly outed her unfaithful boyfriend, after catching him kissing and groping another woman on CCTV footage. Alex Pall is now in some big trouble, especially with his now ex-girlfriend Tori Woodward who took it upon herself to catch Alex in the act of cheating…all thanks to security cameras outside of his house   Read More ...
HBO's big pay rise for Big Little Lies actresses Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon
2018-01-18 05:06:39 Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who play Celeste Wright and Madeline Martha Mackenzie on the show, will reportedly take home about $US1million ($1.26 million) per episode, plus executive producer fees and back-end points. Zoë Kravitz and Shailene Woodley will also get "sizeable" raises. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this pay rise is a step up from their previous $US250,000- $3US50,000 per episode   Read More ...
Australia's jobs boom: employment numbers set historic mark
2018-01-18 05:06:28 Employment has risen every month in a calendar year for the first time in four decades - and possibly the first time in history - after another 35,000 people ignored the summer slowdown and found jobs in December. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday showed 2017 was the first full year in which employment rose every month since the bureau began releasing monthly data in 1978   Read More ...
Jobs boom: Australia's employment numbers set historic mark
2018-01-18 03:10:17 Employment has risen every month in a calendar year for the first time in four decades - and possibly the first time in history - after another 35,000 people ignored the summer slowdown and found jobs in December. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday showed 2017 was the first full year in which employment rose every month since the bureau began releasing monthly data in 1978   Read More ...
17-year-old disabled girl was tortured and attacked by three teenage girls
2018-01-18 03:06:40 It’s alleged the three teenage girls, two 15-year-olds and a 12-year-old, lured the disabled teen to a local Moe picnic spot before filming the despicable attack and posting it online. The incident took place in the early hours of Monday morning where the intellectually disabled teen was forced to inhale broken glass from the smashed screen of her iPhone before her hands were burnt on a sizzling BBQ   Read More ...
Unemployment rate rises to 5.5 per cent
2018-01-18 02:08:46 Unemployment has risen to 5.5 per cent despite another strong month of jobs growth and labour force participation rising to its highest level in seven years. More than 25,000 people found jobs in December but this was offset by an extra 20,000 people finding themselves unemployed based on seasonally adjusted figures. Australia's extraordinary run of full time employment growth has continued despite the usual slow down that comes with the summer period   Read More ...
Job surge continues but unemployment creeps up
2018-01-18 02:08:19 Australia's jobs boom has extended to its 15th consecutive month growth, the longest unbroken period of growth recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In seasonally adjusted terms, 35,000 new jobs were added in December, well ahead of the median economist forecast of 15,000. In the past 12 months, more than 400,000 new jobs have been added. However, unemployment in December also ticked up a notch to 5   Read More ...
Eirene Mort – A livelihood at Canberra Museum and Gallery shows breadth of skill
2018-01-18 01:12:08 Eirene Mort was born in Sydney in 1879 and died in Bowral in 1977. She studied design in Sydney before travelling to London in 1899 to study for a career in the arts. Her arrival in London coincided with the popularity of the Arts and Craft movement. The Arts and Craft movement, in sympathy with its members' aim of extolling the applied arts and their place in everyday life, had found a ready clientele in the homes of the moneyed classes in Britain   Read More ...
Twitter helps mother convince four-year-old that female train drivers do exist
2018-01-18 00:15:20 Parents, where do you turn when you can't convince your preschooler they're wrong? The internet, of course. Erin Watson-Lynn was at home with her four-year-old daughter Philippa, playing with a toy train set in their Melbourne apartment, when she was confronted with such a situation. "Where's the girl train driver?" she asked her daughter as she chose the male figurine to go in the driver's seat   Read More ...
Designers to auction black Golden Globes dresses for Time's Up
2018-01-17 22:15:09 Thirty-nine black dresses and tuxedos worn by actors to the 2018 Golden Globe Awards will be auctioned to raise money for the Time's Up legal defence fund, it was announced on Wednesday. The auction, which is being organised by publishing company Condé Nast and online auction website eBay, will see dresses worn by Viola Davis, Reese Witherspoon and more available for public purchase   Read More ...
Jessica Gomes' search for 'more diversity' in David Jones' latest model casting
2018-01-17 08:20:31 The David Jones biannual model casting is a hard day's work but someone's got to do it – on Wednesday it was up to the department store's ambassador for the past six years, Jessica Gomes. With over 150 men and women turning up to audition in the hopes of landing a coveted spot on the autumn/winter 2018 runway and only 40 spots available, Gomes had certain specifications in mind to help narrow the bold and the beautiful   Read More ...
What it’s like to use a menstrual cup and period proof undies
2018-01-17 08:08:53 But it’s a shame more people can’t get over the ‘ick’, because you can save yourself a lot of money, and improve the environment if you invest in some reusable products to get you through your period. I’ve recently had my first ‘green’ period — without using a single pad or tampon — and it was surprisingly easy. But you do have to be prepared   Read More ...
McDonald's manager 'asked teen if she thought she was beautiful'
2018-01-17 06:36:56 A far north Queensland McDonald's manager accused of asking a teenage girl if she thought she was beautiful during a job interview has been stood down. The girl's mother Rita Pryce wrote on Facebook the girl was "so scared" after the interview, in which she was also allegedly scrutinised about coming from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, insulted about her looks and personality and asked what two plus two equals   Read More ...
It's my hair. So why are you offended if I change it?
2018-01-17 06:34:51 Ever since the first time I cut my hair short (that is, ear length, when I was about 16), I've never been overly precious about it. I've been a model for hair shows, where they dyed the underneath layer magenta and the top black. I've had a pixie cut, which has been growing out since late 2013. I've even gone the Rihanna, circa mid-2014, shaving the underneath of my short bob   Read More ...
Daughter’s shock after dad was revealed to have a second wife on national TV
2018-01-17 05:43:48 Daisy Gundry, 18, revealed she “collapsed” as her dad Daniel was last week sentenced to six months in prison on after illegally marrying Susan Brooker behind his wife Helen’s back. Both Helen and Susan reported him to police after finding out about his double marriages. Speaking of the bombshell discovery for the first time, Daisy said she was overwhelmed when she found out about her dad’s deception   Read More ...
Brisbane boutique owner fined $14,000 for leaving brides, bridesmaid dressless
2018-01-16 12:18:34 The owner of a Brisbane bridal boutique has been ordered to pay more than $15,000 after leaving four wedding parties in the lurch close to their big day by not supplying their dresses. Sharon Lucille Bennett, owner of Serenity Bridal Boutique, pleaded guilty to four counts offailing to supply wedding and bridesmaid dresses within a specified timeframe in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Tuesday   Read More ...
Anna Flanagan expects to miss Commonwealth Games, throws support behind Kalindi Commerford
2018-01-16 10:14:52 Anna Flanagan's Commonwealth Games dream is all but over after the former Hockeyroos golden girl conceded her chances of a last-minute recall are slim. Flanagan has struggled to relaunch her international career after a tumultuous 2016 saw her benched for the Rio Olympics and then stood down indefinitely for a "breach of team protocols". The 26-year-old worked her way back into an Australian development squad but has been unable to add to her 171 Hockeyroos appearances in the past 18 months   Read More ...
Tall order for models hoping to make it to David Jones launch
2018-01-16 08:13:04 What does it take to be a model? A good walk? A steely gaze? Something a little different to the norm? All of the above, and when it comes to trying out for the David Jones Autumn/Winter launch, looking good in a suit doesn't go astray either. More than 150 hopefuls lined Bourke Street Mall on Tuesday morning for an outdoor open casting for the department store's new-season launch, to be held in Sydney next month   Read More ...
Man caught on CCTV groping a woman allegedly said he did it because her ‘arse was too nice’
2018-01-16 05:33:23 COMING home from her morning walk, this woman was buzzing into her apartment when she was repeatedly slapped on the behind. This was the man’s excuse. THE harrowing moment a woman was groped and slapped by a complete stranger has been caught on her apartment’s CCTV. Gold Coast mum Jesse Ratu was buzzing up to her apartment after her morning walk on Sunday, with her partner and two kids inside, when she noticed someone in the reflection behind her   Read More ...
Wayward wallaby gets the jump on police in Sydney Harbour Bridge chase
2018-01-16 05:08:38 SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians often joke that tourists expect to see kangaroos hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge but the joke was on police on Tuesday when a wayward wallaby led them in an early-morning chase across the famous landmark. Police said they chased the mysterious marsupial on foot and in a car over the bridge before dawn before catching it in a downtown park and taking it to the city’s Taronga Zoo   Read More ...
Children of famous actors, musicians star in Milan Men's Fashion Week
2018-01-16 01:11:20 First it was Kaia Gerber, the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, owning Fashion Month last September, and, now, it's the boys' turn. With Milan Men's Fashion Week in full swing, the progeny of some already pretty fine stars have been walking the runway. Proud dad Marsden, 44, gushed about his son's appearance on social media after the show. A post shared by James Marsden (@james_marsden) on Jan 14, 2018 at 8:15am PST   Read More ...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV movie to air ahead of royal wedding
2018-01-16 01:11:12 That's the obvious reaction to TV network Lifetime's announcement they're at work on a film about soon-to-be married royal couple, Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle. The US network says Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story will follow the couple from their initial blind date through to their "courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship and Meghan's life as a divorced American actress   Read More ...
Wallaby leads police chase over Sydney Harbour Bridge
2018-01-16 00:39:18 SYDNEY (Reuters) - A wallaby hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge held up early-morning traffic in Australia’s biggest city on Tuesday, before being caught downtown by police officers. Police said they chased the animal, which looks like a small kangaroo, over the bridge before dawn. “Officers took the startled macropod into police custody near the Conservatorium of Music, with the police mounted unit arriving on scene soon after to take it to the zoo for veterinary assessment,” New South Wales Police said in a statement   Read More ...
My lover’s jilted wife tried to ‘destroy’ me
2018-01-15 13:08:51 THIS woman says the wife of her male lover threatened to “destroy” her after she found out about her husband’s affair, as revealed in an explosive voicemail message. A NEW YORK real estate broker is suing the wife of her lover — and members of her family — claiming they threatened to destroy her, break her legs and disfigure her after they learned of the tryst   Read More ...
Queensland teenager punished by the RSPCA for kicking her dog and filming it
2018-01-15 07:34:12 A TEENAGER has been punished by the RSPCA after she filmed herself repeatedly kicking her boyfriend’s dog despite it wincing in pain. WARNING: GRAPHIC. A young woman who allegedly filmed herself kicking a dog and then shared the footage online has been charged with animal cruelty. Credit: Facebook/Supplied. WARNING: Graphic content. A QUEENSLAND teenager has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty today after footage of her repeatedly kicking a dog went viral   Read More ...
Penguins Celebrate One Year At Sea Life Sydney Aquarium | Studio 10
2018-01-15 05:03:08 Our reporter Robbo heads down to Sea Life Sydney Aquarium for a special celebration. Studio 10 | 8:30 AM - 12 PM weekdays on Channel TEN Network Ten’s morning show Studio 10 is hosted by Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand, Jessica Rowe, Ita Buttrose and Denise Drysdale, along with Jonathan Coleman and reporter David (Robbo) Robinson. Find out more about 'Studio 10' here: To add to the discussion on topics and share your opinions on 'Studio 10', head to one of our social media platforms below. Facebook: Twitter: (@studio10au) Instagram: (@studio10au) Tag us using the hashtag: Subscribe to the 'Studio 10' Channel here: Join our LIVE studio audience at our studio in Sydney, Australia   Read More ...
Resignation calls for UKIP leader after girlfriend's remarks
2018-01-15 00:07:58 UKIP leader faces calls to quit over girlfriend's remarks about Meghan Markle The leader of the pro-Brexit UK Independence Party is facing pressure to resign after his girlfriend said black people were "ugly" and that Prince Harry's fiance Meghan Markle would "taint" the royal family. Key points: Leader Henry Bolton left his wife for model and UKIP member Jo Marney Marney sent messages that were offensive about Markle and black people UKIP representatives are calling for Bolton's resignation Jo Marney, the 25-year-old girlfriend of UKIP leader Henry Bolton, sent a series of text messages that were obtained by UK newspaper The Mail on Sunday   Read More ...
Man attempts to lock staff in storeroom in South Wharf robbery
2018-01-14 23:10:49 A man has attempted to lock two women in a storeroom during a frightening robbery in South Wharf. Victoria Police have released CCTV footage of the man, who dressed in tradie's gear and waited to be let in the clothing store's front security door before the business opened at 10am on December 4. The man demanded the attendants take him to the shop's safe, where he stole an amount of cash before attempting to lock them in a storeroom, police say   Read More ...
The man who received death threats for taking his wife's surname
2018-01-14 18:12:33 When Sydney-sider Grant Phillips announced on Facebook that he'd changed his name to his wife's after they got married he wasn't expecting to be turned into an international news headline. Phillips had thought he was just making a fairly innocuous status update to let his friends know that it was still him, but it prompted a flurry of media attention across the globe, from Ireland to the United States   Read More ...
Heather Watson looking to put her growing experience to use at the Australian Open
2018-01-14 14:34:39 Heather Watson still has the exuberance of youth, but time is marching on. It is now nine years since the 25-year-old from Guernsey made her first significant mark in tennis by winning the US Open junior title and six years since she won her first title on the main tour. “I definitely feel middle-aged [in tennis career terms],” Watson said here on Sunday on the eve of the Australian Open, pointing out that there are players on the tour who are more than eight years younger than her   Read More ...
UKIP leader's girlfriend insults Meghan Markle
2018-01-14 07:06:33 London: The girlfriend of UKIP leader Henry Bolton has been suspended from the party after reportedly making racist remarks about Meghan Markle. Jo Marney, 25, whose relationship with the 54-year-old party chief emerged earlier this month, sent a series of messages to a friend in which she made offensive comments about Prince Harry's fiancee and black people, according the Mail on Sunday   Read More ...