Features

Do Something about food waste

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The average Aussie household throws $1,036 of food away a year! Arm yourself with the facts to stop food waste with this infographic from DoSomething's FoodWise & Lunchalot.

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The four day work week

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Could collectively altering our work schedule change the world we live in?

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Crawling critters

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

In our fight against vegie garden pests, it’s essential to know which are beneficial and which are detrimental. Here’s your guide to the good guys and the bad guys.

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The library

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

We muse on humble, dependable, quiet libraries – the original source of free, shared information.

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Back in the saddle

Monday, 21 January 2013

Cycling is booming, but for many it can still be rather daunting to jump on and pedal away. Emma Bowen wonders if electric bikes are the answer, and test rides one for a day.

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Keeping your home cool

Monday, 14 January 2013

We know air-con is the last resort when keeping your home cool, but what are some alternatives? Here’s six handy hints you may not know on keeping your home cool this summer.

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DIY time: Make your own scrub

Monday, 14 January 2013

Pure castile soap is a great multi-purpose product, so we’re sharing a few tips for making your own all-natural body scrub from it – it really does help your skin to become silky, soft, and supple.

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It started with a pig

Monday, 14 January 2013

In the midst of a factory-farming society, find solace in the animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission, where kindness to animals is celebrated.

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How to use heirloom tomatoes

Monday, 14 January 2013

Bright red, deep purple, pale yellow and striped green, the old fashioned varieties of tomatoes are now bursting full of juice, vitamins A and C and the antioxidant lycopene are now available from farmers’ markets and good greengrocers.

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Hemp high

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Ditching its drug rep, hemp’s many applications are touted as an antidote to some of our most eco-intensive products and materials.

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