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Five festive foods to eat guilt-free

IT’S the time of year we tend to overindulge, but if you stick with these foods, you’ll be fine. (And don’t worry, we’ve got dessert covered.)

Coffee in a donut cup? Sign us up

The Coffee in a Donut Cup created by Kenilworth Bakery has been selling like hot ... donuts. Picture: Lachie Millard

Coffee in a donut cup, tumeric lattes and Asian styles on trend

How to pick the perfect prawn this Christmas

TASTY TIGERS: Robert Stone owner of Stoney the Fishmonger with fresh tiger prawns. Wednesday, 6th Dec, 2017.

Know what to look for in your prawns this Christmas

Sweet dreams are made of this

AUTHENTIC: Chef and author Lisa Valmorbida's passion for gelato led her on a journey of culinary discovery in Italy.

Gelato has always been a part of Lisa Valmorbida's life

Your chance to vote for your favourite restaurants

A lovely dessert on offer from the GOMA Restaurant in Brisbane.

Do you agree with the delicious.100 list?

The 12 beers of Christmas

Check out Rowan Schindler's pick for the top beers for Christmas.

Here's a Christmas countdown with a difference.

The top 100 restaurants named

Taste sensation: Grilled swordfish, charmoula, golden beetroot sauce, heirloom carrots at Fred’s. Picture: Keri Megelus

It's not all about wanky food and stiff service

How to find your festive feelings

Simplicity is key to good and not gaudy decorations

Roll out a warm welcome

Think green for Christmas this season.

Get rooms ready as guest season arrives

Dyson vacuums are awful, and you know I'm right

The head on the Dyson handstick vacuum cleaner.

It’s hard to imagine a brand that people are more evangelical about.

One woman's pantry so organised it will make you weep

Adelaide woman Iryna Federico designed her own, super-organised pantry

Instead, everything has a place and not a cable tie in sight.

Share the love with potted brilliance

Think about how you can bring more plants into everyone's life this Christmas

GARDENING: Wing it with this cool-looking plant

The black bat plant.

Gardeners, don't go past this eerie rainforest perennial

Tri-coloured beauty on show

Closeup of violet brunfelsia jasmine flower.

The unsung heroes of the garden that work well in any setting

Long may the purple reign

As the flowers fall, they form a brilliant mauve carpet beneath the tree.

Annual bout of 'purple panic' is here

Growing sunny side up

Gardeners are not the only ones to enjoy summer's 'most cheerful flower', but also the bees and birds in your backyard.

Summer's 'most cheerful flower' has a long history of cultivation

Embrace bursts of colour in the garden this spring

Inject colour into your garden with flowers set to bloom this season.

The perfect season to play with fun combinations

Coast tourism bosses issue urgent SOS after $28m blow

EXCLUSIVE: Sunshine Coast tourism has issued an SOS after it says Airbnb and a lack of 5-star accommodation cost the industry $28 million this past year.

Paradise on city's doorstep

TANGALOOMA TREAT: A glass-bottom boat is a lovely way to see the shipwrecks of Moreton Island in the evening at Tangalooma.

Discover the delights of nearby Tangalooma

Indigenous cruise to fill gap in Gladstone tourism market

Curtis Ferries is collaborating with the Port Curtis Indigenous community to offer cultural heritage tours around the stories of the Great Barrier Reef

Indigenous stories of the Great Barrier Reef to lure tourists

Prepare to queue for a tattoo from this woman

Filipino tattoo master drawing travellers to tiny mountain village.

This woman has put her village on the map

Aussie woman’s travel Tinder experiment

Juliette at an outdoor opera screening at Arc de Triomf. Picture: Supplied

What happens when you use Tinder to get advice on a new city

Hands-on Indian experience leaves the traveller empowered

Indian women carrying water from stepwell near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Women and children often walk long distances to bring back jugs of water that they carry on their head.

The travel experience empowering Indian women

'I’m a daredevil!' Bartender still pulling beers at 100

This explains why you are always craving a midnight snack after a night out.

“There’s no point living to do nothing and see nothing.”

‘Lindsay Lohan chased us’: Paris Hilton explains iconic photo

IT’s one of the most famous photos of the ’00s: Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan heading home together after going out clubbing. Here’s what really...

Radio host’s joke earns her death threats

Ash London has been hit with death threats from One Direction fans

Host sparked the ire of thousands of teenagers

WATCH: Maclean musicians share stage with Paul McCartney

READY AND WAITING: Scott Rhodes, Alister Smith, Mandy Pateman and Laura Sanford before taking the stage to perform Mull of Kintyre at Paul McCartney's One on One show at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Maclean and District Pipe Band members perform at encore in Brisbane

Kate Upton marries in stunningly lavish Italian ceremony

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tied the knot in Italy in November.

"It’s extremely romantic and will always be a special place for us"

What you need to know about Star Wars

Daisy Ridley in a scene from the trailer for the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Get the lowdown on Star Wars before the release of the The Last Jedi

Mark Hamill’s gripe with new Star Wars

Mark Hamill in a scene from the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

ACTOR returns to play Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi.

Deb Knight’s new prime time role

Weekend Today host Deb Knight has announced her new role with Nine

SHE’S been filling in on the Today desk since Lisa Wilkinson quit.

Sexy swimwear made from suede

WOULD you dare to bare in these out-of-this-world swimwear designs? A Gold Coast business owner has come up with a unique style for swimwear this summer and it...

Meghan Markle's $7 beauty secret from Australia

epa06354517 Britain's Prince Harry (L) poses with his fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle during a photocall after announcing their engagement in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London, Britain, 27 November 2017. Clarence House said in a statement that the couple's wedding ceremony will take place in spring 2018.

Markle said that she values her travel product for its versatility.

Time for a swim lesson

The current collection from Sydney label The Rocks Push.

Who needs clothes when you've got a new bikini?

Casey Donovan sheds 23kgs in 15 weeks

Casey Donovan has posted a before and after pic on Instagram.

'I don’t ever want to go back to that girl in the white singlet'

ROYAL WEDDING: Meghan’s $880 bag causes frenzy

Prince Harry’s new fiance is becoming a fashion phenomenon

Designer swimwear boutique ready for grand opening

GRAND OPENING: Abby Rose Bikinis, a Noosa-based handmade bikini label, is preparing to open its first boutique in Noosa Heads today.

Noosa designer Abby Vuister will be showcasing her label.

Could this Coast stunner be the Supermodel of the Year?

Coast woman Sophie Kenny has been announced as a finalist for Australian Supermodel of the Year.

A Caloundra woman is in the running for Supermodel of the Year.

The talking bot that vacuums and mops your floors

PUT your feet up Australia and welcome the robot that not only vacuums your floors but mops them as well.

Finally, someone is doing something about tech setup woes

Setting up new gadgets can be incredibly frustrating.

How men and women differ in tackling tech problems

Huawei Mate 10 review: Bang for buck vs iPhone X, Note8

Huawei Mate 10

With a price tag under $900, it is a clear winner on bang for buck

Buying prawns for Christmas? Here's what you need to know

Oliver Reeves 18 and Molly Bagnara 18 enjoy some Mooloolaba caught Prawns by the Noosa River for lunch.

Local suppliers offer advice to buying Christmas prawns

Samsung QLED TV review: Size and quality matters

Samsung's QLED television range features vivid colours and deep blacks.

Samsung Smarthub makes multi-device use a breeze

2017’s worst Christmas gifts

You don’t want to find these gifts under your Christmas tree. Source: Alamy stock agency

Aussies will rack up a $29 billion credit card bill

Macca’s reveals staggering Aussie grocery bill

McDonald’s spends $1 billion on Australian produce a year. Picture: Paul J. Richards/AFP

More than 90 per cent of its ingredients are locally sourced

Mum kicked off flight for breastfeeding her child

A MOTHER in the US claims she was wrongfully kicked off a flight with her elderly parents and two-year-old son for breastfeeding him before takeoff.

Smacked kids ‘become violent adults’

Is it ever OK to hit a child?

It turns out smacked kids are likely to become abusers themselves

Fight for life: 'We thought he wasn't going to make it'

HOME BY CHRISTMAS: Little Eddie has had several complications in hospital after being born at 26 weeks old, but now the little fighter could be home in time for Santa.

HE was born 26 weeks premature, with nothing but complications since

‘I don’t care about the fat I’ve gained’

Gold Coast personal trainer and fitness Instagrammer Emily Skye has been praised for being honest about her pregnancy on Instagram. Picture: Glenn Hampson

Emily Skye is proudly showing off her new figure.

Verdict in on sensory shopping for children on the spectrum

Gympie Target Store Manager Jo Medley at the Sensory Shopping experience on Sunday.

Sensory Shopping experience makes things easier for autistic kids

Family desperate for medical help caught up in flight drama

RARE: For seven years Becca Battye's illness has remained a mystery.

Trip to solve medical mystery starts with $5000 setback.

'It's eating away at her' The fight to help Tilly

Tilly Elson and her parents Tiffany and Peter.

After a year of hell, the Elsons are down but certainly not out

Young dad threw newborn into wall in series of assaults

Judge describes father, 23, assaults and denials to police as "completely spineless”

Ho, ho, hold back on the number of gifts

SURPLUS SURPRISES: It's easy to lose sight of your financial plan when you're out shopping and you end up coming home with considerably more than your kids need.

Take the pressure off and give presents that are meaningful

The most popular baby names of 2017

Olivia is the most popular name for baby girls this year

Some classic favourites made the list

Kim Kardashian West: Surrogacy harder than pregnancy

Kim Kardashian was shown calling her family members to announce that her surrogate was pregnant with her baby. Picture: Supplied.

KIM Kardashian has opened up about the highs and lows of surrogacy.

Rosie's birth an early Christmas miracle

Lizzy and Andy Vaughan with their baby Rosemary Jennifer Susan Vaughan.

Heartbreak seemed certain for Lizzy and Andrew Vaughan

10 girls names shooting up the charts in 2018

Generic baby photo.

Got a little girl arriving in 2018? We got you covered.

This is how long women want sex to last

A NEW survey has asked men and women how long they would ideally like their time in the bedroom to last for. And then it has revealed how long sex lasts in...

That romance with a colleague may be hard work

Life is full of curly questions and this is one of them.

Is the Christmas party the right time to hit on the hot guy at work?