Gear S3 Frontier: Big really is beautiful

WHEN it comes to watches, big is beautiful and Samsung’s Gear S3 Frontier is certainly that.

The disease of being busy

BUSY DOESN'T EQUAL BETTER: Perhaps it is time to rethink the view that skipping leisure time and working all the time is something to aspire to.

Is being busy a disease?

Bogus reason behind this job application refusal

INFLATED RESUME: Ever slightly exaggerated your skills on your CV? Photo Georja Ryan / Warwick Daily News

Baffling reason why scientist was knocked back for teaching work

Mum-of-four says vegan eating will cure her breast cancer

“I think by feeding my body good things, it will have an impact."

Great way to escape the heat

My dream garden would include a Balinese-style thatched umbrella/rooftop, with palms and a pool.

Give your garden a redesign to include a place of shade

Are these ridiculous rules ruining childhood?

Anzac service at St Mary's College.

“Are you kidding — there’s nothing but rules!”

Volvo S90 Inscription Sedan road test and review

SLEEK: Striking Swedish S90 mid-size sedan offers a safety-packed alternative to BMW's 5 Series and Mercedes's E-Class, but is nearly $100,000 in Inscription trim.

A break from the ubiquitous German sedan offerings

Mum's rant on cost of school supplies goes viral

"24 whiteboard markers PER student...are you serious!?"

Would you bribe your kids with money to eat their greens?

Little boy tantrum. Kid screaming. Thinkstock.

The idea was coined by Tam Fry, of the UK’s National Obesity Forum

Parents horrified by mould inside Sophie the Giraffe

Dana isn’t the only one who has found Sophie’s secret

'Please don't be mad, I've just had a baby'

Emma and daughter Hannah-Maria

She was 39 weeks pregnant and didn't know

Banana Boat slammed by beachgoers suffering severe sunburn

One mother said she had to have her five-year-old daughter treated for first-degree burns when her skin began peeling off her shoulder after using Banana Boat sunscreen.

Mothers said the sunscreen failed to protect their children

Premmy twins: one dies, one fighting for life

A Coast couple is mourning the death of their baby son while his twin sister fights for life.

Couple by daughter's side as she fights for life

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

Chillies should be available at your local farmers' market. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Chillies, figs, finger limes, eggplants are ripe for the eating

Ahoy! The Wooden Boat Festival is on its way

Members of the Richmond River Rowing & Sailing Club admire Mark Pierce's boat Northbridge Junior, ahead of the 2017 Wooden Boat Festival on Australia Day. Back row, from left, is Mark Pierce, Jacqueline Heap, Commodore Phil Robbins and James Kalaf. At front, from left, is Tony Pullyn, George Renault, David Bowler, Geoff Benson and Maurice Renault.

Australia Day event a must-see for fans of timber craft

Meet the Feather Riot, the girls of Cluckingham Palace

Gidget, Layne and Phyllis oversee proceedings. PHOTO: ALISON PATERSON

Alison Paterson shares the wonders of the backyard chook

Eat, drink your way to a slimmer, healthier, happier you

Locally-made products that can help improve your gut health include (clockwise from top left) bone broth, kefir, kombucha, tempeh and sauerkraut. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Home-grown goodies for weight loss, better skin and mental health

What's fresh at your local farmers' market

Dragonfruit are a perfect summer fruit - they taste delicious chilled with a squeeze of lime juice. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Check out the latest offerings from our region's producers

Have you considered turning over a new leaf?

Why not aim to cut down on bin waste by turning your food scraps into compost for the garden?

Now's the time to make a few garden resolutions

Meet the new Marco on MasterChef Australia: Yotam Ottolenghi

AFTER Marco Pierre White’s defection to Seven’s Hell's Kitchen, producers of MasterChef Australia have outdone themselves signing a true food hero.

Niki Bezzant: A turmeric latte won't prevent cancer

Just don't expect it to cure all your ills.

Have you tried a turmeric latte yet?

The Father and the Thief a matching pair

James Squire range has something for everyone

Top 10 Australia Day dishes

Anzac biscuits are one of the great national treats, but can be enjoyed any day of the year.

Australia's favourite foods have a rich pedigree

Is Australia about to face a garlic bread shortage?

George Weston Foods recalled garlic bread.

Garlic bread was supplied to food outlets and supermarkets

Sweet, sour and a little bit tart

Everyone loves having healthy citrus in their garden for cooking and eating.

Give citrus trees TLC and should be rewarded with delicious fruit

Ups and downs in NBN quest to leave no home behind

Toowoomba's David Shinners and his son Hugh and wife Julie find online life easier with the NBN.

Faster broadband means fewer people will leave the regions for work.

Could your family live in this space?

Weekend talks to a family of six who lived in tiny homes for about four years.

Luxury fabric makes comeback

Nothing looks lusher than velvet trimmed curtains spilling on to the floor.

Add a classic touch to your home

Top tips to help your kids beat the school blues

Experts share advice to help children take their first steps through the school gates.

Psychologists and parents offer advice and share stories in Weekend

Clean up your act and save hours

Encouraging children to clean up their mess will help them learn life skills and help you at home.

Follow these changes in your home tidying routine

It's time to discover our 12,000 native species

AUSTRALIA has more than 24,000 species of native plants. Compare this with the 1200 species native to England.

Beat the heat: top tips for a healthy summer garden

Possum Paradise owner Simone Youman with vegie seedlings. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Plants will survive the heat if you prepare and pick correctly.

60 plants stolen during heartless midnight raid

Michael Lukich, of Alstonville, pauses while replanting the hedge which thieves plundered, stealing about 60 plants overnight on Saturday.

Green thumbs on alert for thieves who dug-up pensioners' new hedge

The perfect time of year to grow Radishes

Add crunch with radishes.

Radishes are quick and easy to grow and they're tasty

Teach your kids to garden, holiday fun

Summer is the perfect time to get the kids in the garden.

Teach your kids to garden, holiday fun

May the way be easy - and green

FATHER OF PERMACULTURE: Bill Mollison.

Father of permaculture left a long-lasting legacy for all

Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow

HOMEGROWN GOODIES: A passionfruit (main picture) growing over an arbour is heavy with juicy fruit; lemon myrtle (inset, above) is a pretty and productive tree. Use the leaves for tea; and a rose apple (left) can grow into a very large tree with attractive red and green leaves and fruit.

Food plants earn their keep and can be as pretty as ornamentals

Myanmar has diversity down to a tea

Country has many contrasts, often best admired with a warm drink.

MP's grand plan for Mackay, Whitsunday's tourist market

Whitsuday MP Jason Costigan is proposing a tourist drive that takes in Kinchant, Teemburra, Eungella and Peter Faust dams and the proposed Urannah dam.

Bid to create tourist drive linking dams in Mackay hinterland.

Australia Day: Why we should holiday at home this year

Noosa National Park ticks all the boxes for a travel experience for Aussies.

Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast among top destinations for short breaks

Tourists take up the challenge in Fiji

The new playground behind the new kindergarten and, top right, the new meeting bure and, right, Conua District schoolkids at the opening of the kindy.

Schoolkids benefit from generous acts of tourists

Woman stocks library to fulfil husband's dream

Jennifer McDaniel in the new library.

Late husband's love of books lives on

The ultimate squeeze

Ashley Seiler and Megan Sheehan's troopy in Lonquimay.

How do two people live in a troopy for a year?

The best way to do Margaret River

Tasting wine at Rosily winery in the Margaret River region in Western Australia.

All the very best this Western Australian gem has to offer

'Allo 'Allo! star Gorden Kaye has died

ACTOR Gorden Kaye, best known for his role in the long-running BBC comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo!, has died aged 75.

Lion roars to straight to No 1 at Aussie box office

Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar in a scene from the movie Lion.

THE Australian-made movie a hit, while Rogue One nears record mark.

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Five local arts organisations funded by federal grants

LOCALLY MADE: A performance of Dreamland by NORPA at Eureka Hall during their 2016 season, with actors Kirk Page, Katia Molino, Darcy Grant, Philip Blakcman and Toni Scanlon.

In theatre, literature, music and visual arts

Goodbye leggings, hello inner ballerina

Embrace 'mindful' exercise to be on trend in 2017

Shape up to your personal style

Dress for your shape in 2017.

Clever tips for your body type

City pin-up Miss Diamond Divine will sparkle in Las Vegas

PIN-UP: Photographer Shelley Lester has taken these pin-up shots for her business Scarlett Noir in Toowoomba. Pictured is alternative model Miss Diamond Divine from Toowoomba.   /Scarlett Noir Photography

Pin-ups around the world flock to Vegas to be centre stage

High tech fashion to dazzle and correct posture

The FashionWare show featured Nick Verreos of Project Runway fame and designers Sylvia Heisel, Chelsea Klukas, Jazsalyn McNeil, Maria Orduz Pinto, and Pauline Van Dongen

One tech jacket has 29 pockets - including for two laptops

Nikon D5600 v Nikon D5500: Which should I buy

NIKON’S D5600 camera offers superb image quality, fast autofocus, is comfortable to handle and has the advantage of a touchscreen interface.

Age no barrier to buying your first home

Older first home buyers are an increasing segment of the housing market.

Older buyers are a growing segment of the first home buyer market

The air-conditioning trick that could save you a fortune

How using dry mode on your air-conditioner can cut your energy bill

We've seen the future and it's scary for retailers

UBTECH's Lynx, a video-enabled humanoid robot with Amazon Alexa, is demonstrated at CES International  in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Amazon putting bricks and mortar retailers on their collective knees

'G'day mate, would you chill the beer for me...''

A Samsung representative demonstrates Family Hub 2.0 - the new fridge with voice control - at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

You could find yourself talking to the fridge more than you think

REVEALED: New clothing chain set to open in Lismore Square

A new shop is opening soon in Lismore.

The shop is also looking for new staff members

Are our fisheries infected? Good news for prawn lovers

Tony Pizone of Mooloolaba River Fisheries eats one of his delicious prawns.

Find out whether Mooloolaba prawns have white spot disease

What is really in your child's lunchbox?

Parents may be packing foods that appear healthy, and would be shocked to discover high levels of saturated fat, sugar and salt.

One woman's way to losing weight quickly and healthily

What if what we are told about weight loss is wrong?

Once upon a time, I was seriously overweight too — I was massive

What should be in your children's school lunchboxes

FRESH FOOD: Dietician Anna Reeves recommends limited but tasty options each day in the lunch box.

Don't give your kids too many options

This Buderim woman spent Christmas in a war zone

ICRC aid workers Kerry Page, reviewing the figures on Afghanistan's health program with the country's most experienced and longest serving Health Field Officer.

While you carved the ham this woman was helping war wounded

Fresh calls for better broadband in regional Australia

SELF-DIAGNOSIS: More people are turning to the internet to google and diagnose their symptoms.

Medical association: 'The Government must take action'

United in diversity

The Australian identity is changing as we become more multicultural.

How do we define 'Australian'?

How is your relationship with food?

The CSIRO has come up with an online tool that assesses Aussies' personalities and classifies them into one of five diet types.

Find out how your personality influences your meal choices

2017 a triple treat for Coast triplets

LIFE in the Clegg household is about to change forever and there are plenty of milestones to help mark what is a massive year for the triplets.

Kids left to destroy shops as childcare option

A Canberra recycling facility has been left a mess after kids were left to run riot.

Parents leave their kids to destroy shops as a form of childcare

Playdough made easy

Clouds and rainbow made with play dough on a blue paper.

Simple recipes to make playtime even more fun

Facebook bans ads for pregnancy services

Midwife Amanda Bude is having difficulty advertising on Facebook as they continue to ban photos of fully dressed pregnant women. Amanda is pictured working with Haley Hughes, who is 9 months pregnant, on a hypnotherapy birth.

Advertisements with baby-bump photos are being deemed too offensive

'Miracle baby': Why Molly's mum is already in tears

Molly Bryson is getting ready for her first day of prep at West Moreton Anglican College with her mum Krystal.

In the first two years Molly was taken to hospital 27 times.

Routine key to successful transition back to school

STABILITY: Routines provide a predictable, secure and safe foundation for young people.

What's the key to school success?

OPINION: I love you all, but get out of here

I love my grandchildren - if only kids weren't so messy!

I look forward to the end of January as much as the end of December

A good man is hard to find girls ... but not in Coffs!

THE question has been asked far and wide across the land, where can one find a loyal and trustworthy bloke?

What is the point of sex? It's good for you

Sex is central to who you are as a person.

New dating show strips down contestants

Ryan and Seraphine get to know each other by stripping down 60 seconds after meeting.

It's said to be one of the most “diverse” dating shows yet.

Hilary Duff finds dating tough

Hilary Duff is only attracted to "one guy a year".