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The pressures of furniture shopping on relationships has led one innovative retailer to offer in store relationship counselling. “Furniture shopping can be a real source of disagreement among couples,” says Ikea’s Mark Hann. “We want to help our customers have...
A ground breaking new study has confirmed the impact modern communications technology is having on the social lives of young Australians. "Millennials are swamped with multiple, tentative social arrangements at any one time," says UNSW lead researcher Simone Stevens. "Most...
A ground-breaking new report has unveiled the importance of standing desks and their impact on workers. The report, by workplace consultants WorkSpace, shows standing desks can improve workplace harmony by promoting conversation among colleagues. "Our report found standing desks can increase...
A self-appointed nutritionist with lips and breasts filled with harsh chemicals has added her voice to the 'sugar is toxic' movement. Sydney's Linley Brulia is backing up scientific research showing that sugar has harmful effects on metabolism and contributes to...
Australia's supermarket giants are once again turning their back on the environment, instead releasing plastic toys for children. "The environment is important," says Woolworths spokesperson Lyle Marsh. "But we believe the more pressing concern is a shortage of things for...
Single-use plastic bags were banned by Australian supermarkets last year, but now Coles has decided to bring them back, as collectables. “The miniature single-use bag is a new edition to our ‘Little Shop 2’ collectable range,” says Coles spokesperson James...
For the last three years Phoebe Lenton's life has revolved around amassing as many Instagram likes on her posts as possible. "Likes equals attention and, as an influencer, attention equals money," she says. The self-described Influencer and brand ambassador has 18,123...
A Sydney woman says she's "overwhelmed with joy" after being recognised as a 'Top Fan' of a shitty Facebook page. "OMG I can't believe this is real," says Jamie Fyfe. "It's everything I've ever dreamed of." The 29 year old says...
Security experts are expressing fresh concerns over Facebook's plans to enter the global financial system through its own cryptocurrency, Libra. In a press conference overnight, the social media giant's founder dropped a bombshell, saying the currency will be able to...
Four days out from the federal election, the Prime Minister is reaching out to transgender and genderfluid voters. Scott Morrison released a Snapchat 'Gender Swap' photo on his Twitter account, showing himself as both a male and female. "Hopefully this goes...

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