Whoo! Get ready for four public holidays in four weeks

IF YOU are dreading returning to work on Tuesday, you can take heart knowing this time next year, there will be almost a month of four-day weeks in a row.

5 tips for making money on a renovation project

It can be difficult to guarantee a return on investment.

Australians have spent close to $15 bill on renovating and building

Real Estate

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Fraser Is one of state’s top honeymoon spots

Shannon White married William Krisanski on February 20, 2016, at William's parents' property overlooking Wivenhoe Dam.

Fraser Island was listed at number eight on the blog

Got a spare $500,000? Phase III GT-HO going under the hammer

INVESTMENT: Shannon’s Melbourne Autumn Auction today features legendary 1971 Phase III GT-HO Falcon which should fetch over half a million.

1971 Phase III GT-HO Falcon auctioned today by Shannons

Survivor warns: don’t ignore the signs of a heart attack

Janet Southern.

You should never ignore the signs of a heart attack

Government slammed for Gonski funding failure

Scott Morrison

Government slammed for “short-changing students”

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UPDATE: Aldi says rubber milk a one-off

A BURNETT heads man got a shock when he tucked into his early morning bowl of cereal this week.

10 years on, Maccas burger, fries still very preserved

It may be 10 years old, but this burger still hasn't gone mouldy. Photo / Reddit

Image of 10 year old burger and fries enough to make you shudder

Paleo carrot cake for Pete Evan's wedding

Nicola Robinson and Pete Evans have married in an intimate ceremony on their New South Wales farm.

Aussie chef marries Kiwi socialite at NSW farm

A new take on coleslaw

The finished product

Here's how to make your coleslaw extra special

How to make the perfect fruit loaf

My Kitchen Rules stars Dan and Steph's banana, coconut and carrot gluten free loaf .

This one's the pefect fruit loaf with a modern twist

The best of Witchmount wines

Here's the guide to the best of Witchmount wines

Simple Anzac biscuit recipe

Anzac biscuits

The best way to make Anzac biscuits

21 ways you can save on your power bill

With many of us continuing to face higher electricity bills, we've put together 21 ways you reduce your power bill. Feel free to suggest your own in comments.

Looking to buy? Fraser Coast market ripe with bargains

GROWTH: Point Vernon recorded a 19.5% growth in median house value in the December quarter.

POLL: What is your non-negotiable when it comes to buying a house?

Easter provides an excuse to decorate the home

Celebrating Easter at home.

Go for pastels, fresh flowers and greenery

Gladstone's million-dollar homes ready for right buyer

THE TOP PICK: This property, at 6/569 Springs Road Agnes Water, is available for $2.75million.

There are more than 40 properties on the market at $1m-plus

Does your loyal laundry need a makeover?

MONEY LAUNDERING: Trixie Bennett-Hillier says make sure your washing machine is not too full and give your drier’s filter a regular clean out to increase energy efficiency. PHOTO: ADAM HOURIGAN

Your laundry needs to be comfortable and functional

Style: Gold brings glamour to a home, but less is more

Gold is synonymous with wealth, but too much and it’s Trump-like. Peking Gold Quilt Cover Set by Grand Atelier $52.20, Bedding Square.

It takes just one great piece to transform a room

Picking the right apples for your garden

Be they granny smith or golden delicious here's what you need to know about picking the right apples for your garden.

Meet the banksias African cousin

Leucadendron.

The African favourites will bring colour to any garden

No sign of closing 15 years later

Sauers Produce and Garden Centre, Diamond Street, Cooroy, services small crops farmers and home gardeners in the Noosa hinterland.

15 years ago it looked like Cooroy would lose it's gardening store

Become a green thumb with 5 easy plants ready for winter

LOCALLY FRESH: : Learmonth Foodworks has a great supply of fresh, local produce. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Mild temperatures make for a better environment to grow.

Palmwoods business owner buys new ‘tank’ to fuel his war on noxious weeds

WAR ON WEEDS: Adam Farr with his Truxor 5045, which he hopes will help eradicate waterborne weeds from south-east Queensland.

New machine deals with problem weed in dams and waterways

Gardening: Bulbs are buried treasures, weave some magic

Plant bulbs now for late winter and spring blooms.

You don’t need a big garden, or a big budget

Gardening: Welcome, autumn and hello, sweet pea

Sweet pea flower colours vary from white and cream through pinks and crimsons to blues and purples, but not yellow.

The first job for the autumn is to plant some sweet peas

A Latin Affair: Fun under a recently-active volcano

TOASTING marshmallows in a steam vent under a thick wall of hardened lava is, well, surreal.

Warm with love and laughter in San Jorge, Guatemala

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala has lots of pretty towns along its shores.

Puedo tomar un foto? Puedo? Puedo? Can I take a photo? Can I?

Marvel and Cartoon Network super park to open in Dubai

The Avengers ride.

World's largest indoor theme park will span 1.5 million square feet

World's top 10 countries from someone who's been there

Henrik has just become the youngest person to travel every country

REVIEW: Game of Thrones s6 ep 2 - the breath of life

*WARNING* This story contains spoilers.

TV ratings battle heats up: The Voice tops cooking and reno

The Voice Australia coaches, from left, Benji and Joel Madden, Delta Goodrem, Jessie J and Ronan Keating.

BLIND auditions deliver much-needed win for Channel 9.

Game of Thrones s6 ep2 preview: what's Ramsay up to?

Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton in a scene from season six of Game of Thrones.

COULD Ramsay Bolton be the key to Jon Snow's resurrection?

Dalby twins pull out surprise win on House Rules

DALBY BOYS: Luke and Cody Cook have found their footing on Channel 7's renovation show House Rules.

LUKE and Cody hit all the right notes with their bathroom.

WATCH: Bong throwing at Nimbin MardiGrass

GO LARGE: Mark visiting from Brisbane scored a huge 30-plus metre throw at the MardiGrass bong throwing competition.

No shortage of brave (or foolish) competitors in the "Hemp Olympix".

MasterChef Australia's new chapter

Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris host the TV series MasterChef Australia.

GEORGE Calombaris opens up about food show’s latest season.

Is this the greatest hour you can spend on Netflix?

What's the best hour of viewing on Netflix?

He's ready to bare it all and wax that hairy back

RUSSELL Booth is ready to bare it all and there is no turning back now.

Create a home spa experience

You don’t need to fork out the cash to pamper yourself when, with some time set aside, you can do it yourself at home for less.

Here's how to give yourself that professional spa feeling at home

Woman body-shamed for buying a bikini fights back

You should never fat shame anyone, let alone someone with sass

GALLERY:Petite bikini comp winner stood out from rest

Swimwear entrants. Photo: contributed Paul Donaldson

Rocky stunner takes title ahead of Bundy beauty

Aussie men more label-conscious than women

Australian men have overtaken women in the fashion department

OPINION: See ya' later travelator

"What part of ‘keep to the left’ eludes shoppers as soon as they set foot on a moving surface?" Max Crus investigates this 'escalating' problem among shoppers.

Retail rent prices keep business owners on their toes

After getting quotes from shopfronts in East St and weighing up the costs of the monthly rent bill, the young business owner, Emily Dowling, had to think of other locations to home her business.

“Originally I did look at East St but it was so expensive "

Cheap pumpkins, but avocados expensive

Rocklea Markets fresh produce report

Finance Talk: Tips for safe online shopping

Close-up hand woman using laptop and credit card, online shopping

Australians lost $1.4 million to online scams last year

Coles dumps most annoying part of self-serve checkout

Self service checkouts, annoying yet convenient.

Unexpected item at self-serve checkouts? Those days could be over

The air-conditioning trick that could save you a fortune

How using dry mode on your air-conditioner can cut your energy bill

Doctor demands action over 'distressing' suicide rates

TOOWOOMBA doctor Kent Perkins was distressed to learn that there were about five per cent more suicides in Toowoomba when compared to Brisbane.

VIDEO: Mum travelled to Mexico to fight incurable illness

STAYING STRONG: After weeks of chemotherapy in mexico, Gladstone mum and Multiple Sclerosis sufferer is finally back home with her family recovering.
Photo: Contributed.

IT'S known as the incurable disease, but it can be slowed down.

So what's the best recipe for a healthy heart?

VITAL RESEARCH: University of the Sunshine Coast researcher Tom Bailey checks the condition of a volunteer patient as part of research into healthier hearts.

University experts give their advice on best combination

$2500 a week to stay alive

NO REBATE: Michelle and Wayne Connell, pictured outside their Gympie home, contemplate the fight ahead.

Michelle is in the fight of her life

Ignoring skin cancer will only end painfully

Mayor Paul Pisasale goes under the knife to have a basal cell carcinoma removed.Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

Half of the state's adult population sunburnt at least once a year

Mindfulness therapy works as well as some drugs: study

Mindfulness involves training the brain to deal with negative emotions using techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises and yoga.

Controversial therapy could be as effective as anti-depressants

Nine nit treatments that actually work

Professer says lice have become immune to some treatments

‘Puppy’ and Bella reunited after piñata Spotlight adventures

Staff at Spotlight posed the pup in a series of creative photos and posted them online in a successful effort to reunite him with his owner.

Breastfeeding women need support not discrimination

A mother has been left outraged after she was told to breastfeed more modestly.

There shouldn't be shame or stigma related to breastfeeding

60 minutes saga: The emotional toll on Sally Faulkner

60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown, left, and Sally Faulkner, right, the mother of the two Australian children, sit in a minivan after they released from a Lebanese jail with the three members of Channel 9 Australian TV crew.

One can imagine the cocktail of emotions swirling around mother

New virus puts 80 babies in hospital, can cause brain damage

ASID President Professor Cheryl Jones said parechovirus was a new virus, which doctors knew very little about.

New 'parechovirus' can cause developmental delays and brain damage

The most rejected baby names of 2015 in New Zealand

Getting back into shape with your baby can actually be fun, says personal trainer Janelle Ware. You can take things at your own pace, and meet other mums at a post-pregnancy exercise class.

'Royal' baby names rejected in New Zealand

Emergency call lesson turns 'real life' for baby sister

BE PREPARED: Moetu Hill, 4 with baby sister Jasmine, 1 recently learned how to call 000 at day care, and it was a lesson well learned.

4-yo learns 000, but never expected her mother to dial it days later

Vitamin D linked to lower rates of allergies in children

Premature birth is a terrifying prospect form many women.

Vitamin D supplement recommended during winter and spring

Be careful or Airbnb might steal your spouse, says tourist

A TOURIST has warned of the perils of Airbnb after her husband had an affair with a Kiwi host.

8 things I love and hate about girls: Gladstone bachelor

Bachelor Leon patane tells us what he finds attractive and unattractive in a dates personality. Photo: Facebook.

A NEW bachelor tells us what he loves and hates in a personality

SUPERMUM: Love is about finding the perfect match

Couples thrive on different things in a relationship.