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Forget the gym: Why you should get fit like a five-year-old
Forget gruelling gym sessions or pounding the pavement – take a leaf out of your little ones' book and make your workouts a whole lot more fun.
Here's how to land someone way out of your league, according to science
Finally someone's using all that science to figure out things that actually matter
Activated, ancient, fermented: Why hipster buzzwords aren't necessarily helping your health
Will the age of your grains or activating your almonds actually make you absorb more nutrients, and should you switch off your stove in favour of raw foods?
The latest and greatest health and fitness products, from active wear and at-home gym equipment to fitness trackers and wearable tech.
Victoria Beckham's grand designs
The artist formerly known as Posh on knowing her customer and what she really thinks of her Spice Girls catsuits.
Alexa Chung's new clothing range is perfect for channelling Alexa Chung
We'll have what she's having.
Flattering style hacks everyone should know
Hint: It's less about what you wear and more about how you wear it.
Obama's former holiday rental is up for grabs
This seaside home, listed for $28 million, was once a vaycay spot for US President Barack Obama and this family.
10 pastel power sofas
These softly-softly sofa hues will remind you not to take your decorating too seriously.
Style stalk this artist couple's insanely cool 17th century conversion
You can see why this Grade II-listed 17th Century timber-framed conversion has been widely celebrated in the architectural press for its layering of historical elements with contemporary detail.
Obama, Bush united against 'green pea guac'
President Barack Obama might be struggling to reform gun and immigration laws in the US, but there is one issue he most likely has bipartisan support on: the place of peas in guacamole.
Cucumber used to create beautiful 'painting'
In all your years of salad slicing and cucumber munching have you just been chucking away that excess peel, like it was a piece of rubbish? Tsk tsk.
Liliana Battle's scallops with lemon tagliatelle
12 fresh scallops removed from their shell olive oil salt 400gm tagliatelle 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 120g butter ½ cup white wine rind and juice of 2 lemons freshly ground black pepper
Moroccan chickpea and basmati rice chicken pilaf
1 tablespoon sunflower oil 2 large brown onions, finely sliced 300g chicken breast, diced 1 tablespoon Moroccan spice blend 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed and drained 2 × 420g cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained ½ cup chopped dates 2 cups diced pumpkin 700ml salt-reduced chicken stock 2 cinnamon sticks, optional 1 cup frozen green peas natural yoghurt, lemon wedges, fresh coriander sprigs, to serve steamed green beans with toasted flaked almonds, to serve
Marion Grasby's seafood lemongrass skewers
Marion's Kitchen Balinese Spice Rub 300g peeled and deveined prawns (shrimp), roughly chopped 300g white fish fillets (eg: snapper, barramundi, or cod), roughly chopped ¼ cup desiccated coconut 1 long red chilli, finely chopped 4 kaffir lime leaves, destemmed and finely sliced 16 thin lemongrass stalks, trimmed and cut into 15cm lengths (use metal or bamboo skewers as an alternative) 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil sweet chilli sauce, to serve lime wedges, to serve
Weight Watchers' old-fashioned apple pie
1.8kg small Granny Smith apples, quartered 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick ½ cup (75g) self-raising flour ½ cup (75g) plain flour 2 tablespoons icing sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup (60g) Weight Watchers Canola Spread 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg, lightly beaten
Golden gap years: over 50s embrace wanderlust
No longer the exclusive domain of backpack-clad school leavers, gap years are fast finding favour with Australians over the age of 50.
Best whale experiences around the world
Whether it’s diving in the ocean with humpbacks in Tonga, kayaking with orcas in British Colombia or whale-watching on-board a ship in Antarctica, here are the best places in the world to have a whale of a time.