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Tackling waste one stylish plate at a time

Sustainability and haptic design make for an irresistible combination. Whilst tree-hugging has long been associated with environmental campaigning, now it’s “touch-feely” design that’s taking eating… more

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Fun, fresh and fashionable – it’s popcorn!

People have known about popcorn for thousands of years with remnants of popcorn found in Mexico dating back to 3600 BC. Popcorn remains a world-favourite… more

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Handcrafted makes for naturally better soap

Although a formula for soap (consisting of water, alkali and cassia oil) was found on a Babylonian clay tablet dating to 2000 BC, until the… more

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Old-school brown paper bags get trendy

From 1 July, WA and Queensland joined the Northern Territory, South Australia, the ACT and Tasmania in banning single-use plastic bags from major supermarkets. This… more

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10 self care activities to improve your health

Self-care is all about learning to look after yourself. It can help build your self-confidence and help you give out positive vibes. It is easy… more

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Plan a clean living start to the day

It can really pay to have a daily morning routine. A routine that includes sleep, stretch, exercise, shower, breakfast and water makes for a good… more

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Juggling skills for a better life balance

At some of the Territory’s many festivals, fetes, fairs and markets, you may have seen some talented locals working in circus and performance arts. Their… more

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Tips for creating a simple tropical wardrobe

The concept of the capsule wardrobe was fashion’s new buzz a few years ago. The notion of a capsule wardrobe is credited to a Texan… more

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Several shades of garlic – historic benefits

A wonderful ingredient that needs to be cherished and not overpowered! That’s one of the key learnings about black garlic. White garlic’s place in medical… more

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The best cakes are baked with love

We love cake – it’s just not an everyday food, despite three-year-olds’ believing that cupcakes make perfect sized breakfast food and that every day should… more

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Home-grown gourmet treats in the tropics

Paddington is not the only one with a penchant for a good marmalade or jarred delight. And that bear would probably try to preserve his… more

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Buying furniture for life

Flat pack furniture. Most people aren’t keen on it and with good reason. Not only does it test the best of relationships – especially between… more

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10 easy ways to reduce plastic waste

Our beautiful Dry Season means an abundance of markets, events and festivals, so it’s a good time to talk about reducing plastic waste in the… more

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Kimchi delivers on taste and health benefits

Fans of clean eating are adding more fermented vegetables to their diet than ever before because of the health benefits and delicious favours. Kimchi and… more

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Natural nit prevention and treatment

The ‘nit note’ home from school provokes groans all round, but in the tropics, heat and head lice go hand in hand (or claw by… more