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Dad finds daughter’s heartbreaking texts

WHEN James O’Brien looked through his old phone, he discovered some text messages which brought a tear to his eye

Join Ivory Crush protest against elephant products

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL: Sharon Pincott, pictured with Willa, says the world's largest land mammal is in trouble.

Conservationists are heading to Australia's first Ivory Crush

5 words you are using incorrectly

VOCABULARY: This do would never homework where the word icon was incorrectly used.

How to avoid sounding like a teenager, even if you are one

To the stranger who Photoshopped my picture

This is what mum and I actually look like, imperfections and all. Photo: Supplied.

A stranger Photoshopped my pictures and shared them on Instagram

Don't delay: this test could save your life

LIFE-SAVING: Rob Patch is on a mission to convince people to have their sleep apnoea checked in order to prevent an early death.

"The doctors said I had come there to die.”

Cricket's Merv Hughes can’t stomach drink and drug-drivers

AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 26: Merv Hughes of Australia prepares to bowl on December 26, 1990 in Australia. (Photo by Getty Images)

former Australian cricketer’s first car was an HT Holden wagon.

Russia’s seedy ‘virginity trade’

On Russian social media, young girls and women are being recruited to sell their virginity to wealthy men. Picture: The Sun

Girls as young as 17 sell their virginity

Could you be ‘Australia’s best eater’ for paid dream gig?

LISTEN up, foodies — Menulog is looking for the country’s best eater to get paid to scoff pizza, schnittys and curry.

‘Live maggots’ found in ALDI food

The woman from NSW posted a video on Facebook, showing the product's packaging and the maggots that she allegedly found wriggling on the top of the dessert. Picture: Facebook

Woman claims she found maggots crawling on her ALDI chocolate pudding

Woman’s insanely healthy fridge

Food blogger Jenny Wong's super healthy fridge.

This is the most smug fridge in Aussie history

Incredible transformation to male model

Gwilym Pugh, from insurance salesman to international model. Picture: Instagram

MEET the red-headed insurance salesman who shed 42kg

Banana Girl’s crazy new jungle life

Freelee the Banana Girl is living ‘off the grid’ in a jungle in South America. 'Banana Girl' shows off new jungle lifestyle

'Banana Girl' spends most of her days naked and no longer shaves her body hair

Everyday veg key to weight loss

Enjoying a glass of beetroot juice every day could help people lose weight.

Is beetroot juice a powerhouse veg, or just a fad?

This $15 trick will save you thousands

Take the stress out of family dinners with a meal planning board. The best meal delivery services

These mums have said goodbye to monotony of tacos on Tuesday and Spag bol...

Don't just dream about it

Given most of us spend one-third of our lives in bed, it makes sense to create a stylish and welcoming retreat

Laying it out straight

Persian rugs are incredibly elegant and their patterns tend to be elaborate as they're often crafted by hand.

Magic carpet guide will mean you're not floored by rugs

Slice of paradise defies valuation

PARADISE FOUND: More a private resort than a home, this stunning Mudjimba property is truly one of a kind.

Rare slice of paradise that's impossible to value

Why asking your table to dim the lights is almost a thing

Everything you see here is connected, meaning you can ask the chair, pot plant, fridge and more to activate other devices in the house. For example: "Hey, Bixby. Turn the airconditioner to 14 degrees" could be said to the coffee table.

SAMSUNG works with companies to build technology into furniture.

Turn over a new leaf

When we think about colour in the garden, we usually think about flowers.

Let your love grow this Valentine's Day

PLANT THE SEEDS: A foodie or gardening enthusiast will love an edible gift that keeps giving.

Flowers last days, a plant will last years

Family devastated as pet dogs 'drop dead overnight'

Ten-week-old Macey, an American staffy-bulldog cross and four-year-old Reba, a cattle dog-Jack Russell terrier cross fell victim to what vets believe was a brown snake bite near Sarina.

Andergrove and Blacksbeach have been targeted areas.

Could this be the perfect tree for your garden?

Fall in love with evergreen tree that produces flowers en masse

Bring the outdoors in by using suitable Aussie natives

Kentia palms make an ideal indoor plant as they are slow-growing and are tolerant of low light and low humidity.

Many Australian natives can have a happy life in your home

Time to take fight to summer-loving mites

Fresh cherry tomatoes on the vine

Time to keep watch for spotted mites with a penchant for tomatoes

Create a jungle vibe with this striking indoor plant

Monsteras feature striking foliage.

Add a tropical feel to your home with this easy-care plant.

Passenger’s farts force plane to land

OF ALL the reasons for an emergency flight landing, this is one is truly bizarre.

Couple’s big $2 million gamble

The family has loved "stripping back their life" and only travelling with the bare necessities. Picture: Instagram

Tracey and Rob were sick of Sydney life, so they sold their home

Aussie couple road tests hotels by having sex in them

Justin and Jess have revealed their steamy hotel experiences.

They won a comp to share stories of getting lucky in hotel rooms

Horrible truth about long-term travel

Oh sure, travel looks and sounds super glamorous. But it can get messy fast.

Travel isn’t as glamorous as people make it out to be

Passengers reject 'unacceptable’ offer after cruise from hell

Passengers from the Carnival Legend being taken off the cruise ship by Police in Eden, NSW.

Passengers reject ‘unacceptable’ compensation after ‘cruise from hell’

Make a great Cape escape

AERIAL VIEW: There's a lot to love about Cape Town, South Africa.

Explore the wonders of Cape Town

Sojourn to savour in the heart of Melbourne

DoubleTree by Hilton delivers on a delectable taste of Melbourne

Blac Chyna’s sex tape leaks

REALITY star Blac Chyna claims she is the victim of revenge porn again after a sex tape was released online, shot by her unidentified co-star

Davina: MAFS editing is the villain, not me

Davina isn’t getting much love from viewers of Married at First Sight. Picture: Channel 9

Davina Rankin has blamed the editing of MAFS for portraying her as a villain

Karl’s blunt challenge to MAFS groom

Karl Stefanovic has issued a public challenge to Married At First Sight’s Dean Wells.

KARL Stefanovic has publicly slammed Married At First Sight’s “weak” groom Dean

Picnic’s rocking women steal Berlin show

Ruby Rees, Lily Sullivan, Madeleine Madden and Yael Stone star in the series. Picture: Jason Edwards

'Just being here with everybody who worked so hard on this production'

Charles, Camilla to attend Comm Games

Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Picture: AFP

CAMILLA, Duchess of Cornwall, will join her husband Prince Charles

Humiliating aftermath of affair

Tracey follows in the steps of Julia Stiles and takes back Dean.

THE most humiliating detail about Dean is finally uncovered.

Heartbreaking way Shannon Noll lost Idol fortune

Shannon Noll in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

NOLL spent post-Idol money, but not in typical rock star fashion.

Play it cool this autumn

Autumn is around the corner and these smart-casual trends will see you through the season's style shift

Aspiring supermodel chases her dream overseas

Mackay supermodel hopeful Danielle Gutschlag.

Mackay teen set to compete in Fiji

Frock star

Have some fun this summer with feminine fashion

Commonwealth Games uniform: 'Fresh, fun and very Australian'

Matt Hauser (triathlon) and Britany Elmslie (swimming) show off the Australian Commonwealth Games team uniform as it was launched at The Star on the Gold Coast.

Team will have more than 700 athletes and officials

OPINION: Perfection is impossible to achieve

Natalie Hicks dropped half her body weight in 18 months.

"Don't strive for perfection, strive for progress"

Stylish art you can wear comfortably

Fashion label turns works of art into fashionable pieces to wear.

Expert argues you could force Aldi to order-in special buy

ALDI customers have become increasingly frustrated as they miss out on Special Buys. But could the retailer be breaking the law?

Kmart destroying ‘confused’ icon

Shoppers are passing H&M by.

Sales at H&M down after aggressive store openings

$49 Kmart item rated ‘better than luxury brands’

A Kmart item has rated well in a recent Choice survey.

$49 Kmart suitcase that’s rated higher than luxury brands

Popular children's pram recalled over safety risk

Nationwide retailer forced to recall popular pram over safety flaw

It's time to shop smarter

THINK SMART: Coolum and North Shore Coast care have launched a new 'smartbag' to replace plastic shopping bags, and Stephanie Phillips wants everyone to support it.

LOOK out for the environment while doing your shopping.

Apple’s launch to spark AI battle

Apple will launch its smart speaker, HomePod, in Australia this week after more than six years in development. Picture: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Buyers yet to be convinced over privacy issues, say experts

Fitness blogger Ashy Bines targets kids with new program

Controversial fitness blogger Ashy Bines targets 1-year-old children with new program

‘My life came to a screeching halt’

"I don't know if I'll ever get ill again ... but what I do know is that life is so short and fleeting. We need to make the most of every moment we can." Picture: Supplied

I thought I wouldn’t survive

Cancer teen married two days before death

19-year-old cancer patient Lydia Dominguez married her boyfriend Joshua Ordonez just two days before she died.

Teen with cancer dies after getting married two days earlier

The four different types of drinkers

New research has found that there are four different types of drinkers.

Ever stopped to consider why it is you choose to drink?

Two boys impacted by organ donation join forces

KICKING GOALS: Liver recipient, 11-year-old, Max Bishop from Ipswich and organ donor James Ackerman's six-year-old son Ollie from the Sunshine Coast, walked out together to deliver the match ball for the Bulldogs v Raiders match.

Son of organ donor and a footy-fanatic recipient join together

Parents in favour of new vaccination laws

VAX LAWS: North Coast Health District officials are hoping new vaccination laws which prevent children not yet immunised from attending day care will persuade parents to protect their youngsters.

Children's lives saved through vaccination laws

Pregnant Erin Molan hospitalised

Erin Molan has been announced as the new host of the Footy Show. Picture: Jonathan Ng

She collapsed, hitting her head on the ground

Dad’s shock: ‘I was told I was a paedophile’

KARL Pollard checked into a hotel with his teenage daughter on a trip to visit his cancer-stricken mum. Within 10 minutes, the police were at his door.

‘This photo was taken the night before I escaped’

Judy Sharp with her two sons while she was still in the abusive relationship. Picture: Facebook/TimSharp

JUDY Sharp doesn’t find it easy to look at this photo of herself with her young...

Cost of having children soaring sky high

Katie Lavercombe – with Xavier, 2, Bella, 4, and eight-month-old Archie – says the cost of having a child is deterring wannabe parents from taking the plunge.

Cost of children soaring as trendy baby accessories increase spending

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby

“We believe that this is the first formal report in the medical literature of induced lactation in a transgender woman.” Picture: iStock

Transgender woman breastfeeds baby after experimental treatment

Dad says girl was left alone on street by after-school care

A 10-year-old girl was left alone after she was missed in a school pick-up.

Childcare centre says human error to blame

Just one bite could be deadly for food-allergy sufferers

LIVING WELL WITH FOOD ALLERGIES: Jackie Nevard and her son Thai who was born with food allergies.

Jackie Nevard aims to build a more food allergy-aware community.

Dad stunned at wife’s baby news

This is the moment David Rose's wife Audrey revealed she was pregnant on their flight. Picture: Audrey Rose

A woman has enlisted the help of the flight crew for an unusual task

Scorned fiancee traps star’s mistress

THE fiancee of football star Saido Berahino caught his lover at his home on Valentine’s Day, yelling: “Open the door you f***ing slag.”

These are the sex capitals of Australia

Sex is in demand.

Data reveals surprise Australian suburbs where people want sex the most

‘I have slept with 100 people’

The documentary is one person’s quest to track down their 100 past sexual encounters

Documentary counts down one person’s full list of sexual encounters

Never a good idea to reopen the ex files

DON'T GO THERE: Sudden contact from an ex is a recipe for trouble.

Dear guy I dated 20 years ago: no, I don't want to 'catch up'