'Let the kids have as much sugar as they want'

BABYSITTERS aren’t usually encouraged to care for kids with lots of sugar and screen time, but that’s what one young girl was told to do.

IVF babies 3 times more likely to develop cancer: study

A new study has found some concerning implications for IVF babies

Mum’s warning: ‘Buying cheaper nappies just isn’t worth it’

Lilly was in agony from the burning rash. Source: Kidspot

"People need to be aware about using cheap products."

Clive Palmer's weight loss almost at 60kg

A much thinner Clive Palmer.

Palmer just five kilos short of goal

The exercises that will improve your immunity

Vanessa McKinnon, 24, does weights at Healthworks Fitness, Teneriffe.

DOCTORS could soon be prescribing three sets of bench presses

Matt Preston tucks into ninth season of MasterChef

MasterChef judge Matt Preston returns for a ninth season of the reality cooking show.

Humble vegetable is set to get a makeover on popular cooking show.

Baby, it's time to eat well

PREPARING FOR PREGNANCY: Any improvements you make to your food and lifestyle habits today will benefit you and your family in the future.

Five ways to boost your nutrition before pregnancy

Allora State School turns 150

Allora State School students David Harris, Ron Gwynne, David Blackburn & Joe Whitton were winners of the prestigious Garland Cup in 1948, a relay award for school sports .

Allora State School celebrates its 150th anniversary this weekend

'He carried his baby boy’s casket at the service'

"...seriously a moment I will never forget."

This mum fears her son will be bullied because of his name

Levi

It has attracted unwelcome remarks from friends and strangers

'Men shouldn't have to support their ex if they remarry'

Why are we stuck with a system that’s flawed?

What predators look for in photos of children posted online

Girl holding acorn and colorful leaf in autumn park. Child picking acorns in a bucket in fall forest with golden oak and maple leaves. Children play outdoors. Kids playing and hiking in the woods. Thinkstock image

It's taken Erin a long time to write about her experience.

Qld mummy blogger hosts Instagram live chat: 'To Vax Or Not'

Leila Stead who blogs as the Single Mum Diaries

The live chat covered the vaccine debate from both sides

What the locals have been catching on the Fraser Coast

ABOVE: Beau Knight got onto some great fish over the weekend, this bream went 38cm.

Also swimming with them are Queenfish. Both are taking metal slugs.

Great fishing weather for a long Easter weekend

We couldn't have asked for better weather on the Fraser Coast.

Cooler change brings lovely weather for holidays

Let's check out this week's fishing report.

Dirty water brings good fishing for Fraser Coast

Mick shows off his latest catch.

Be careful when boating in river systems.

Mary River fresh could bring on action on local reefs

chorley pic 2 Photo Contributed

It looks like we could be in for a wet weekend.

From hospital bed to six-day, 250km desert run

IN TRAINING: Neil Collie runs trails around the scenic Glass House Mountains area in preparation for the 250km Big Red Run.

How a stroke survivor will tackle a gruelling desert ultra marathon

The ingredient that's sabotaging your weight loss goals

There’s a common perception it only makes you thirsty, but it’s actually also to blame for those after-dinner pangs of hunger.

Sharing her kitchen wisdom

MasterChef winner writes cookbook for her sons

WINE REVIEW: A toast to the fallen for Anzac Day

Paying homage to the wines of Australia, NZ and Turkey

WEEKEND COOK: Slice takes inspiration from the Anzac biscuit

This delicious slice uses the same ingredients as the popular Anzac biscuit.

Sweet slice takes twist from popular First World War snack

WINTER WARMERS: Recipes perfect for your slow cooker

Baked lemon ricotta and ginger cheesecakes, by Sally Wise.

Sally Wise shares three of her slow cooker favourites.

DAN AND STEPH: Cheesecake with difference salutes Anzacs

A baked cheesecake with a base inspired by Anzac biscuit recipes.

Orange cheesecake takes advantage of rolled oats biscuit base

Food rich with history and flavour

Emiko Davies shares rustic, tasty dishes from Tuscany's silver coast

Gladstone mum's warning after son falls out second-storey window

This West Gladstone 6-year-old is lucky to have escaped serious injury after falling two and a half metres from a second-storey window on Saturday morning.

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?

Five cost efficient ways to ensure your home stays warm

The Home of Thrones look is going nowhere. Add some instant glamour and warmth by adding throws to your living space this winter.

Here's how to make sure your house stays warm without spending big

Here's the good oil on lavender

Lavender essential oil has multiple uses.

From cleaning to deodorising, there are many uses for this oil

Perfect time to plant a bloom of respect

The Anzac Day flower is a symbol of the ultimate sacrifice

Summer's gone and ideal growing conditions are upon us

The change of season into cooler weather is the best time to plant daffodils.

It's time to get planting now summer's gone

Grow strawberries the alpine way

Strawberries are best grown a little raised from the ground.

They're not as large and showy, but they are wonderful

Five tips to master the art of lawnmanship

There is an art to having a lawn like this...

MASTERING the art of lawnmanship is not easy.

Pimp your garden with these quirky flower pot ideas

Don't toss out your old chest of drawers, transform it into a funky planter box. PHOTOS: CONTRIBUTED BY HOSELINK

DOES your garden look like a drab piece of dirt?

What the heck a bee hotel is, and why you want one

Why not install a bee hotel in your garden to attract the little creatures? a pipe and bamboo can do just the trick.

WELCOME to the hotel Bee-la-flora.

Great Barrier Reef now has its own waterslide

A NEW two-storey pontoon that has been towed out to the Great Barrier Reef will offer the first theme park-quality slide into Reef waters.

Could this be Australia's biggest rollercoaster?

New roller coaster under construction at Movie World. Picture: Richard Gosling

Speculation Movie World ride could be first hypercoaster built Down Under

Toowoomba woman's Africa trip to share song

HERE TO HELP: Women in Harmony music director Elaine Coates (right) will travel to Uganda later this year to work with the African Children's Choir. Former members of the choir travelled to Toowoomba to perform last year incuding Elizabeth Panga (left) and tour manager Abraham Kiyingi.

A Toowoomba woman is preparing for a trip of a lifetime

Here's the A, B, sea for first-time voyagers

GET YOUR SEA LEGS: Four things first-time cruisers should know before stepping foot on board.

Four things you need to know before stepping on a cruise ship

New features on cruise ship a hit with the kids

SLIP, SLIDE AWAY: The installation of a waterslide was part of a major refurbishment of P&O Pacific Dawn.

One cruise ship turns the idea of high and dry on its head

How would you cope having numerous wives?

Julius in a Maasai hut built by one of the village women.

The traditional life of a Maasai man

OPINION: What it feels like to stand at Gallipoli

Gravestones are a reminder of Anzac Cove's tragic history.

A poignant place of rugged beauty

Shania Twain to drop first album in 15 years

ONE of the world’s biggest pop-country singers is finally making a comeback.

What's on the big screen this week

Dave Bautista and Pom Klementieff in a scene from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2.

GUARDIANS of the Galaxy is back with even more laughs.

Grinspoon is happy to help with flood appeal

BACK ON THE ROAD: Grinspoon remain happy to assist with Lismore's flood recovery.

"Lismore is the birthplace of Grinspoon... we owe that community"

Miss Universe stage 'nothing like the movies'

COMPEITION READY: Aquila Bergstrom is vying for shot at the Miss Universe Australia crown.

Coast beauty vies for Miss Universe Australia chance

Flamboyant British judge joins new season of House Rules

Laurence Llewelyn Bowen joins Channel Seven's House Rules.

Designer Laurence Llewelyn Bowen joins Seven's reality reno show

Queensland showdown for My Kitchen Rules grand final

My Kitchen Rules contestants Valerie and Courtney.

Valerie and Courtney will meet Amy and Tyson in the grand final.

Watch Toowoomba teen thrill on The Voice tonight

STAR: Brittania Clifford-Pugh is on The Voice tonight.

'We've applauded her many times in her performances'

FASHION: How to wear yellow without looking like a banana

Don't become the third Banana in Pyjamas - find out how to make yellow work for you.

Is activewear the new denim for women?

High-end stores are adding activewear to their offerings. It comes as Aussies are increasingly going shopping and buying groceries in their activewear. Beth Hurrell from Que Models at Burleigh Beach. Picture: Jerad Williams

More high-end retailers are investing in tights and runners.

How to get the most out of men's clothes

Try building a wardrobe in a neutral colour palette so individual pieces will work together.

Sporte the Label focuses on long-wearing items

FASHION: How to wear denim this winter

Georgie Griggs and Georgia Yeomans show off their double denim chops.

Check out how to wear your very own Canadian Tuxedo

Central Queensland's model mum wins hearts on social media

Elizabeth Warner on the cover of Style after winning the competition to be The Face of White Lily Couture.

She's now the face of a well-known bridal boutique

Should 'activewear' be allowed outside of the gym?

Model Nathalie Darcas wears activewear in Sydney.

ACTIVEWEAR is the new black and has made it into our daily wardrobe.

Nine Lives designers bring back the '70s

Nine Lives Bazaar.

Retro designs hit the mark

Blokes with too many strokes? Five tips to a better shave

THIS may come as no surprise to women, but blokes are stroking themselves way too often in the morning.

Too cool for school? Send them to an Apple store

A customer tries out a special red version of the iPhone 7 smartphone at an Apple Store.

free programs are pitched at a variety of skill levels

The fruit, vegies to be worst affected by Debbie's wrath

NO SHORTAGE: Rachel Erbacher of Erbacher's Fruit Shed says there are plenty of fruit and vegetables on offer despite the impact of Cyclone Debbie.

You won't pay more yet, but it's a matter of time

'Top Coast venue' hits the market

FOR SALE: Venue attributes success to revamp and more shoppers.

Reinvented hotel at Coast shopping centre up for grabs

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ 'evolutions' unveiled

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the new Galaxy S8 sit side by side.

Bigger screens but smaller phones, Samsung continues its evolution

Vudu can make old DVDs HD copies on your phone

Vudu can turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies, and all you need is a smartphone

The answer for anyone with a large DVD collection

Samsung's top of the range TV will cost $40k

Samsung says it has the brightest TV on the market.

That's about $2 for every nit of brightness

'Prove the human brain functions properly on vegan diet'

It's all well to want a perfect world, but that's an oxymoron, dairy farmer says to vegans in this letter to the editor

15 years in anorexia hell: How Coast woman cheated death

Millie Thomas spent more than 15 years in the grips of anorexia nervosa, but is now healthy and hoping to help others.

Anorexia survivor who nearly died dedicates life to helping others

There's a right way to sleep on a plane

There are several ways to keep good posture on a plane

Baby Leo's life saved by liver transplant

Leo’s parents Kimberly and Matthew have passed on their thanks to everyone involved in helping to save him.

Leo Nairn has had his liver transplant and is bubbling with life

Little Lilly has rare 1p36deletion syndrome

Natasha Moore and Mat Cook with their daughter Lilly. The couple have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a bigger car to transport Lilly.

Battle is real for parents of youngster with genetic disorder

"I have no idea if I'm going to die next week"

BORROWED TIME: Shanay Skinley, 24, has stage-three emphysema. Stage four could come at any time, and she fears she wont live to see her 2-year-old daughter, Mia, grow up.

Shanay is 24 years old, and doesn't know how long she has to live

Mobile doctor service extends to the entire Fraser Coast

Dial a Home Doctor - Chaperone Brooke Crooks and Dr Muhammad Ali.

It hopes to take stress off Maryborough Hospital.

What our girls need most

Parenting expert Steve Biddulph shares his concerns and advice for raising modern-day girls

Reality of 'mumpreneurs'

NOT EASY: Being a "mumpreneur” is hard work, but running a household plus a business is not impossible.

Peta Johansen reveals the truth behind most mum success tales

SOAPBOX: Who's to blame if a teen turns bad?

Teenagers have massive pressure put on them.

Stop whingeing about teenagers. It's time we cut them some slack

Didn't know she was pregnant: baby born on the toilet

She said she did not know she was pregnant

New campaign to bust myth vitamin K is an immunisation

Vitamin K is given to newborn babies to prevent a deadly disease.

Fresh effort to prevent putting babies at risk

Daddy-O column: Will my daughter face the horrors of war?

Not only parents of sons need worry about the threat of another war as women can also now choose to take up arms.

Now women can take up arms, no father is safe from worry

Stressed mum who went on stealing spree lands in jail

Woman targeted Grand Central stores during her stealing spree.

A stressed mum who went on a stealing spree has been jailed

'Stealthing': alarming new sex trend likened to rape

AN ALARMING new study released this week explores a practice called stealthing.

Smartphone obsession is putting relationships at risk

Generic smartphones

Aussies are ignoring their partners in favour of their smartphones

The dark history of honeymoons

Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island.

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to get away with the new husband or wife

The single most unattractive thing men can do after sex

A study has shed light on the worst thing men can do in bed