VR could help men who want to have sex with giants

MEN who want to have sex with giants are using the internet and new technology to bring their niche fetish to life – and VR could be the next frontier.

Elixir of youth has been found - for mice

The researchers began investigating the properties of a protein called NAD, which is involved in energy production in the body.

Elixir of youth for mice about to be tested on humans

'I found a snake in my bed': elderly woman's fright

Snake catcher Mike Boen said there are simple and easy ways to make you and your family safer from snakes as the weather warms up.

The huge snake was stretched across her bed

5 things I'm doing to live a more sustainable life

Rubbish getting put out. Photo Renee Albrecht/Gympie Times

And 8 things I'm working on, or aspiring to do in the future

Can babies really be toilet trained from birth?

IT can be difficult to convince a two year old to quit nappies.

MacBook fires up: New "touchbar" will include emojis

COULD emojis help the MacBook again deliver a laptop revolution?

20-year-old loses 47kg to avoid death sentence

Janaya Smith was told she would be dead in six months

Five non-expert tips for picking a Melbourne Cup winner

Last year's Melbourne Cup winner Prince of Penzance with Jockey Michelle Payne.

FROM the girl who won the Melbourne Cup three years in a row.

Toowoomba mum gives birth to her own niece

Jake and Aimee Morrisby with their new daughter Francesca.

TOOWOOMBA mum gave birth to niece to give sister chance to be a mum

IVF may reduce risk of birth defects in mums over 40

WOMAN who are over 40 may have healthier babies if they use IVF

Miracle baby thriving after being born at 25 weeks

Billie Ava Stevens came into the world at just 25 weeks and weighed just 510 grams.

Brissie mum celebrates early birth of baby girl.

Private schools create 'class divide', says top banker

State versus private?

It's a myth that private schools provide better education, he said.

Non-working parents told to pick up kids earlier

Letter from Australian preschool divides parents online

Gone fishing? It's everyone's chance to wet a line

Fisherman on the North Shore of Maroochydore fish for tailor during the winter.

Sunday, October 16 is National Gone Fishing Day

Why you should dispose of garden netting correctly

The Eastern Brown snake after resuce. Photo: Lib Ruytenberg

WIRES Northern Rivers come to the rescue once again

Gardening: Dreaming of a tropical paradise

WHAT A SIGHT: A row of palms at Bangalow Primary School make a striking statement.

A variety of palms grow here, thanks to our climate

BOAT SUNK: How these two men survived run in with whale

Chris Churchill and Michael Williams survived a chance collision with a whale where there boat sank off Evans Head.

The boat sunk within 20 seconds of hitting a whale off Evans Head

What's new at your local farmers' market

Black sapote is also known as the chocolate pudding fruit. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Get you hands on rare chocolate pudding fruit before they run out!

TOTALLY HOOKED: Anglers target Everglades' bass

PURSUIT OVER: Sam Stiller with a good-size bass.

Let's talk about native Australian species

You don't need money to burn to eat healthy

HEALTHY living is often portrayed as something that is only accessible to those with money to burn. But that's not the truth at all.

Weekend Cook: Making sweet dessert from sour rhubarb

Serve this baked rhubarb with any seasonal fruit to make a delicious compote.

Try your hand at a baked rhubarb compote

Recipe: Four delicious salad dressings to try

The warmer weather calls for a cool salad

Better burgers could soon be just a beep away

BETTER: Better brekkies might be only a beep away.

E-tag technology to hit Hungry Jack's

Baking show gives rise to some fierce competition

Lismore Baking Show judge Mark Dennien inspects an entry in the competition held during the North Coast National at the Lismore Showground.

Deciding the breads that are a cut above the rest is serious stuff

Fat or thin: How gut bacteria affects our eating

A youngster tucks into a burger, a diet of which has been a cause of obesity in children.

Changes in our diet can rapidly change the gut microbiota

Intricate sculptures created with ancient technique

The oldest known examples of this technique are the objects discovered in southern Israel are estimated to be more than 5700 years old

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Your spring clean need not be mean

Organising wardrobes will make it much easier to find items on a daily basis.

How to de-clutter your house without throwing things out

Styling your home: Little things with big impact

Bespoke lamp base by Jodie Webster, lamp shade by Tracey Hordern.

How a few small purchases can completely change your decor

Gardening: Butterfly bush is ideal for year-round colour

SPRING time in a garden centre is such an exciting time.

Striking garden with simple colours and restraint

Bromeliads are super-sized and loving the microclimate downstairs.

Restraint is the key to a striking garden

Epic backyard caters for golf, bowling, handball, basketball

INNOVATIVE MUM: Bec Mortensen has created the ultimate backyard for her kids to encourage them to enjoy being active outside.

The DIY mum says you can do anything with Google

How to get edible treats in your backyard

It's time to find a spot for a blueberry bush.

The middle of spring is yet another wonderful time for gardeners

How to get your garden glowing for spring

Daisy May grows about 25cm tall and produces large white daisy flowers.

How to pick the right plants to get your garden perfect for spring

Last chance to win a weekend in Melbourne, on us!

Queens Park Botanic Garden. Carnival of Flowers 2016. September 13, 2016

THIS is your last chance to win the ultimate green thumb’s holiday!

This season's five hottest garden trends

Win a trip to Melbourne to the International Flower Show.

GETTING into the garden has never been more fun, or on-trend.

Luxury escape to Fiji

Holiday in tropical bliss and save 40% on this five-star Fijian escape from TravelOnline.

Singapore chefs with street cred

Singapore chef Kristopher Cheng shows off the Hawkerlicious buffet.

Chef shares one of the city's favourite recipes

Discover the Chindwin River

The Thanboddhay Pagoda, Myanmar.

Golden temples of Myanmar on show

Luxury on board Seabourn

Take advantage of savings on 2017 cruises

Cosmopolitan experience

Deal for European adventure

St Regis luxury in Langkawi

A prestigious Malaysian resort offers special rates.

Mel C won't return to Spice Girls for daughter

Mel C has revealed her seven-year-old daughter Scarlet is a big Spice Girls fan but she won't get back with the group even to please her.

60's British rock legends to return to Australia

The Troggs will play a string of dates across Australia in November.  Photo Contributed

We all remember 'Wild Thing' and now you can hear it live.

Depp jumps ship from agency of 25 years

Johnny Depp has signed to CAA after 25 years with the United

Orlando Bloom 'buried' Katy Perry in birthday flowers

Orlando Bloom "buried" Katy Perry in flowers for her birthday

Exterminate! Exterminate! The Daleks are coming

BCC Lismore will be screening a limited-run theatrical special presentation event of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks animated series from Saturday, November 12.

A much celebrated Doctor Who story is coming to Lismore and ByronBay

Angus T. Jones got miserable on Two and a Half Men

Child star's misery while shooting 'Two and a Half Men'

Bachelorette shock: "This isn't how it's supposed to go!"

Georgia Love pictured in a scene from The Bachelorette finale.

GEORGIA chooses Lee and leaves Matty J heartbroken.

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

TAKE a look at some of the glimpses of fashion's future on display at the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival over the weekend.

Get your summer bod with Sally: Week 7

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

Nine exercises that will have you ready for the beach in no time

Toughing it out during tattoo convention

MAKING A MARK: The stars of the tattoo world will be inking up the Sunshine Coast at the second annual Ink Attack Tattoo Convention at The Shed, Aussie World. Summer McInerney, 22, of Brisbane is in the process of getting a mandala done by tattoo artist Coen Mitchell, of Auckland, New Zealand,

Young woman undergoes three-day tattoo

How the great Aussie fashion fail's been fixed

Brad Munro shows off his invention which have quickly gained the endorsement of NRL stars like Johnathan Thurston.

Is this an end to a seemingly insurmountable fashion fail?

Gladstone teen models chase contracts at Trump's agency

FASHIONABLE: Taleisha Purdy and Madisyn Ninness are in the Miss Teen Australia finals.

Teens strut runway to hook a flight to New York fashion.

Get fit for summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 6

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A whole new set of exercises to help you get fit for summer

What matters when getting wed: What it was like in 1939

DO you want someone to love, or someone to depend on?

How single mum saved more than $30k in a year

A SINGLE mum and finance guru from Sydney is on a mission to teach people how easy it is to save a grand.

Four ways to ensure your Christmas is stress free

Beautiful funny woman holding a pile of wrapped Christmas gifts

Because it's never too early to plan on making your life easier

FACEBOOK: This will change the way you shop forever

Online shopping is about to take a whole new direction.

This is the future of online shopping.

New CQ retail website is all about women's business

Woman using a laptop computerPhoto: Brett Wortman/Sunshine Coast Daily

CQ women launch new retail website

Why this kitchen gadget has won my heart...

Get a FREE NutriBullet with our latest digital subscription offer!

It’s no surprise the NutriBullet is a gadget that has won my heart.

The $40 billion economy anyone can cash in on

Our disused space wasters could become part of a $40 billion boost to the national economy.

Why it's dumb to dump the junk

Samsung Family Hub: The end of fridge notes?

Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill, of Brown Paper Bag fame, talks about some of her favourite features of the Samsung Family Hub smart fridge.

Samsung's latest fridge comes with a $7499 price tag

How a simple 'cold' almost killed a new mum

NEW mum Kate Bellert has been to hell and back, and she's thanking a large team of Rockhampton Hospital staff for saving her life after having Influenza A.

Inner-regional Australians most likely to develop cancer

Figures attributed to an ingrained culture of risky behaviour

Why sugar is even worse for teenagers

Sugar-filled drinks are particularly bad for teens.

Diets high in refined sugar and saturated fat hit brain function

Why lifting weights could make you smarter

Kylie Salisbury of St Andrews Weightlifting Club, Miles competes in the Queensland Youth and Under 15 Championships weightlifting at Toowoomba State High School, Mt Lofty gym.

Stronger body could be best way to ward off Alzheimer's disease

How busy parents can squeeze in a workout

Expert shares top tips for keeping fit with a family

Community rallying after teen's shock diagnosis

IN OUR HEARTS: Marcus Maxwell-Jones desperately needs a kidney transplant at just 16.

A 16-year-old boy has been diagnosed with end stage kidney disease

Dreamworld horror: How do you explain it to your children

When such news has almost complete saturation, how do we talk to our children about such a tragedy?

Why we should stop rescuing our kids

Gretchen Mitchell is a wife, mother and psychologist.

How we're missing moment to teach our kids personal responsibility

Baby born 16 weeks early weighing just 510gm

Gladstone mum Sophie Saul is in Brisbane with her premature baby Madison, who can now breathe on her own.

GLADSTONE mum overwhelmed with relief.

Boy asked mum to pack two lunches to feed friend

Josette Duran... acts of kindness.

Initially she thought he was just hungry and eating them himself

Is the 'bank of mum and dad' just a myth?

Young people actually keen to help out struggling families

Parents take the steps their lost little ones never could

Adam Mathieson, his wife Karen Russo and their daughter Georgina Mathieson attend a Sands Australia walk in memory of children lost to stillbirth, miscarriage and neonatal death.

Parents, families and supporters gather for Sands Australia walk.

OPINION: Teenage children bleeding me dry

DRAIN YOU: Darren's Piggy Bank is feeling the pain.

Dazza dishes the dirt on his kids

Is the school gate the place to catch an (unavailable) mate?

A SHOCKING new survey has revealed Back to School is a prime time for parents to cheat on their partners.

Ten-year-old's hilarious rules for boy who has crush on her

A ten-year-old is schooling everyone on unrequited crushes

Suicide of sex video woman sparks calls for change

Titziana Cantone had killed herself after the video emerged online and became the subject of internet parodies and jokes Facebook.

Images and videos began to appear on porn sites and spread virally

TV Insider: Married at First Sight's diversity applauded

Craig and Andy at their wedding in New Zealand in a scene from Married At First Sight.

Sydneysiders Andy and Craig faced more scrutiny than anyone else