Family & Gifts

Reusable Coffee Cup Comparison

Posted by May 8th 2019

It seems more and more people are jumping on the BYO coffee cup bandwagon, bringing in snazzy reusable mugs to work for their coffee fix while also doing their part for the environment. With Aussie …

Consumer watchdog cracks down on ‘organic’ claims

Posted by February 28th 2019

Companies marketing their products as ‘organic’ are set to come under the microscope of the consumer watchdog after it fined one brand for misleading claims and issued a warning to others. Dreamz Pty Ltd, trading as …

Kids watch 800 junk food TV ads a year

Posted by May 30th 2018

Sitting the kids in front of the TV has long been the way of busy parents, allowing a few moments of quiet while Elmo or any other friendly faces keep the kids entertained. But new …

Study reveals the dirty truth about rubber duckies

Posted by February 28th 2019

You’d be ‘quackers’ to keep rubber ducks and other plastic toys in the bath, according to new research. A group of Swiss and US researchers have delved into "the dark side" of rubber ducks and found …

Consumers warned about new breed of online scam

Posted by March 28th 2018

Dog-lovers are being warned about a new breed of online scammer, tugging on the heartstrings of Australians who want to buy cute puppies. Scamwatch has reported almost 600 incidents of scams involving puppies in the last …

Aussies still in the dark over when to use sunscreen

Posted by November 20th 2018

The majority of Australians are still in the dark about when they need to start applying sunscreen and protect themselves from harmful UV rays, new research shows. The Cancer Council Australia's National Sun Protection survey revealed that …

New test reveals your chances of getting skin cancer

Posted by November 20th 2018

Queensland researchers have designed a new online tool that can predict your chances of developing skin cancer over the next three years. The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane has launched the online test based …

Supermarkets face calls to ban junk food at checkouts

Posted by May 23rd 2018

Australia’s major supermarkets are facing fresh calls to remove unhealthy snacks and drinks from their checkout areas. It comes as a new study from researchers at the Global Obesity Centre, based at Deakin University, have assessed …

Humidifier Buying Guide

A guide to humidifiers in Australia

Posted by May 16th 2019

While they’re more commonly used in winter, the air-conditioning can also take its toll on your skin and immune system in summer. Follow our guide to find the right humidifier for you.