Faster pasta, and healthy too

FAST food has become synonymous with unhealthy food these days, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Birth photographer shames mum over C-section

A mother (not pictured) has been shamed by a photographer, who she considered using while giving birth.

Mums never seem to be able to catch a break

Jeep destroyer says company has major change of tune

DESTROY MY JEEP: Ashton Wood destroys his Jeep to raise awareness of vehicle lemon laws.  Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

How one angry customer taught car giant a lesson in customer care

Man makes surprise discovery under his shed

HISTORICAL FIND: Toowoomba's Kevin Murray found a World War II ID tag under his garden shed in a surprising discovery that uncovered historical bottles and trinkets.

A Toowoomba man has made a surprise discovery under his garden shed

Put a lid on lunchbox dramas

Should parents be put in the naughty corner for cake in lunchboxes?

Oppo unveils phone offering five times lossless zoom

Technology inspired by the idea of a periscope on submarine

Asthma attack kills young Coast dad

Mr Hossack died on Sunday, leaving behind four children including toddler Everly Grae.

Jared Hossack died on Sunday, leaving behind 4 children and partner

The $17,000 drive away Suzuki Ignis SUV road test and review

TINY DANCER: It may test the definition of "SUV" but there's no questioning the value and charm of Suzuki's new $17k drive away baby Ignis.

Suzuki Ignis: the cheapest new SUV money can buy

The quick hack that can help keep your kids safe online

Computer hacker stealing data from a laptop concept for network security, identity theft and computer crime

An easy, free way to protect all of your internet connections

School serves mum warning note after confiscating cake

The note sent home in the lunchbox of a child at a Lonsdale school about a ‘sometimes food’. Source: Supplied.

"As a parent, I should be able to choose what my child should have"

How this teacher welcomed her students is melting hearts

A picture of the note has been shared 31,000 times

The incredible story of the girl who weighed just 630g

Jason Agnew holds the hand of Olivia Agnew, his 25-week-old premature baby. Photo / Greg Bowker

"To be told we may lose Olivia as well was pretty tough to hear."

Everything you need to know before going fishing

Read the below before you hit the water.

Your fishing essentials kit and the wicked prizes you can win!

Meet the Feather Riot, the girls of Cluckingham Palace

Gidget, Layne and Phyllis oversee proceedings. PHOTO: ALISON PATERSON

Alison Paterson shares the wonders of the backyard chook

'Brake! Brake!' Beach driving goes wrong

Watch as beach drivers find getting a tow can make things worse

Where to find the best coffee

COFFEE snobbery is at an all-time high in Australia with the hipster movement carving a whole new breed of caffeine-loving consumers.

Check out these food and wine festivals in 2017

The Noosa Food and Wine Festival is on May18-25.

Put these festivals on your bucket list

Get cracking for brekky with egg recipe

Stovetop breakfast quinoa, salmon and egg tart.

Versatile salmon and quinoa a wonderful way to start day

Sumptuous salad inspired by Ottolenghi

Cauliflower Salad with hazelnuts and pomegranate.

Pair pomegranate with cauliflower for something a little different

Seppeltsfield rebirth keeps rich family tradition alive

Lifestyle

Seppeltsfield in the Barossa is Australia's beating wine heart.

Bishop's Best a drinkable dark lager

Dark brew gets thumbs up

Gatherings great and small

Take the effort out of entertaining

White's right for a Hamptons look

How to add a touch of beach chic to your interior

What $11.9m can get you on Coast's most exclusive street

29-31 Wyuna Drive Noosaville Qld 4566

This is what a cool $11.9m can get you

Setting the scene for romance

Interior by Miv Watts.

Watch your style when luring a lover

Go easy on your wallet with shopping tips

Cut a grocery bill in half by treating the food like money.

Bargain buys that help the hip pocket

Green, green grass of home

AS THE temperature changes this autumn, so too should your lawn care.

Jade vine gives garden tropical touch

The jade  vine is native to the Philippines but grows well in Australia.

It's worth hunting around for the jade vine and cardinal creeper

The best way to garden in the heat

The Calathea makoyana thrives in shady spots and does not need much water.

Want to garden in the heatwave? Here's how.

Tell someone how you feel with the language of flowers

Pink roses have the same positive meaning as red roses on Valentine's Day.

The red rose is not the only symbol of love

Crepe myrtles a blossoming beauty

A crepe myrtle, native to eastern Asia, can be grown in almost any garden in Australia.

How to best care for these floral beauties

This guy's gardening's real McCoy

Michael McCoy hosts Dream Gardens.

One of the country's leading landscape designers set for TV

Gardening: Magnificent mussaendas the perfect January plant

The white mussaenda's tiny flower, a simple yellow star, surrounded by bracts.

Tropical plants to bring colour for summer

They saw things lovers should never see

LYING facedown next to my partner in a Fijian hospital with an anti-vomiting needle in my butt was not how I had pictured spending my romantic holiday.

Picturesque Basel hosts exhibitions by three famous names

Mittlere bridge over the Rhine River at sunset in Basel, Switzerland.

Pretty city to host wonderful artwork

A traveller's top 10 cities to visit

Relaxing on the lake in Pokhara.

Put these lesser known destinations on your bucket list

500 wi-fi hotspots to drive tourism under LNP election plan

PLAN: Shadow Minister for Tourism Jon Krause and Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorensen announce the LNP's wi-fi hotspot plan at WetSide Water Park, Hervey Bay.

The plan to install wi-fi hotspots will boost tourism.

Urban beauty around every corner in Dunedin

The portrait room of the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin.

Explore the many nooks and crannies of New Zealand destination

What is in the February 25 Weekend?

Peter Helliar is releasing a children's book, Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase.

Check out the great reads in the magazine

Say aloha to adventure in Hawaii

The Diamond Head crater from the air.

Fly through the treetops or discover magic of an extinct volcano

'I wasn't naked': Blanca Blanco speaks out

BLANCA Blanco made headlines around the world after 'accidentally' flashing, but she says she was actually wearing a nude bodysuit.

‘IT’S A LITTLE SAD’: Trump makes Oscars bungle all about him

US President Donald Trump claims Hollywood's elite were too busy mocking him to pay attention on Oscars night.

Donald Trump ‘explains’ Oscars stuff up.

Lama and Sarah’s ‘epic’ MKR fail

My Kitchen Rules contestants Lama and Sarah.

Tempers flare as Lebanese feast turns into an epic fail.

Oscars 2017: How did biggest award get stuffed up?

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

'Guys in headsets starting buzzing around. They took the envelope.'

Lisa Curry can't marry her fiance

Lisa Curry breaks down in the jungle.

Lisa Curry says she can’t get married to her fiance

The true cause of the Oscars bungle

Faye Dunaway, left, and Warren Beatty present the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Oscars ended with a moment that left everyone speechless.

Cabaret hit for Tyalgum

Musical theatre performer Belinda Wollaston will perform in Tyalgum in March.

"Belinda is one of the great talents we have abroad”

Star style at the Oscars 2017 red carpet

Oscars 2017: Red Carpet Dresses and Outfits — Best Dressed Celebrities.

PHOTOS: Hottest models to fight for $50K prize chance

Riley Callow, Roche Bailey and Whitney Freyling are getting ready for the MAXIM model search coming to Tannum Sands.

HUGE BRAND name coming to Gladstone to pick and choose our best.

Everyday women shine in sensual images

'Showcasing beautiful Evans Head'.

New trend in photos with 5 tips on taking your most sensual selfie

Which ingredients should you look for in beauty products?

Model Holly Russell shows off some natural beauty products.

Going natural not so hard with this list

Ella's going from Rainbow Beach to the runway

THE NEXT BIG THING? Rainbow Beach's Ella Grace Bond, 16, is heading for the top.

Local model making a splash internationally

GRAMMY AWARDS: How to fashion for the 2017 Grammy Awards

CeeLo Green as his alter ego Gnarly Davidson arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.

This year's Grammys mean Victorian, cleavage, or bizarre

Cover girl has this NSW town covered

SPLASHING ABOUT: Playboy model Jasmine Ferguson splashes a new swimwear line at Sawtell.

Sawtell hosted another cover star at the weekend

LG G6 will come with $200 in Google Play credits

LG HAS unveiled its new G6 smartphone the day before the official beginning of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

iPhone 8: Augmented 3D reality and avatars?

OLED iPhone will have a “revolutionary” infrared module

Mobile World Congress: What can we expect this year?

Rising smartphone maker Oppo has teased announcement of new camera

World's 'most reliable' phone: Nokia 3310 resurrected

Nokia 3310... one of the most reliable phones of all time.

The phone was first released in 2000 and some are still going strong

iPhone 8 leaks reveals new feature

Smartphone expected to also include edge to edge display

Youngest winner says lottery windfall 'ruined' her life

Jane Park, who won £1m aged 17, said someone of her age should not have been allowed to win such a large amount of money YouTube/BBC Scotland

Jane Park won Euromillions lottery at age of 17

Samsung's $649 phone with water resistance

Samsung has unveiled a new budget offering for the Australian market.

Galaxy A5 and A7 to go on sale in Australia next Thursday

Former addict inspires others to escape vicious cycle

STANDING in the doorway of his bedroom, a 23-year-old man made a choice.

Mother's furious warning after babies given deadly virus

Laura Wallis' baby girls sick in hospital after they were infected with RSV.

People need to stay away from babies if they’re sick

Seven steps to happy thinking

A house plant helps keep the air around you fresh.

Take charge of your own happiness.

Bundy's little brave heart after third operation

BRAVE HEART: Bundaberg's little Noah Lammi has undergone his third open heart surgery. He is now recovering in Lady Cilento Hospital Brisbane.

Another open heart surgery for Bundaberg youngster

WATCH: Toowoomba amputee takes first steps

Richard Brumby takes his first steps.

He uses bars as an aid while he’s learning to walk again

Could you train your body to do this?

Scott Carney says he has trained his body to withstand extreme weather conditions.

Investigative journalist Scott Carney shares secrets of body control

Staying abreast of how to feed bub

Some new mothers find breastfeeding easy, and some find it difficult.

Nursing mothers can hit road blocks, but some can be overcome

Kids and important phone calls - the impossible combination

It's up there with having teeth pulled ... making important, work-related calls when you're home with your children, is a pain like no other

What kills a woman's career helps a man's

Want to know the single worst career decision a woman can make?

Ban devices in the bedroom: the plea to keep kids safe

Primary school age children can be easily targeted by online predators.

Primary school aged girls and boys being asked to send naked pics

What I wish parents knew about cyber safety

Principal of Suncoast Christian College Greg Mattiske talks about internet safety.

Too many parents are blissfully unaware of the threats

Best apps to keep your kids safe online

These apps could help keep your children safe online.

Top apps to keep your kids safe online

Life changing cystic fibrosis drug to become free

Two-year-old Victoria Evans who has cystic fibrosis.

Two-year-old to benefit from drug access

Kids as young as eight sharing personal info online

SECURITY: What is your child really sharing on the internet? Last names, phone numbers and home address information online is leaving kids exposed.

Almost 60% of kids bypass rules to keep pre-teens off social media

Mum, Granny shocked at Mackay couple's wedding

'My mum thought we were pulling some sort of New Year's Eve joke'

Your love fits one of these six styles, say psychologists

The ancient Greeks described several different types of love.

Valentine's Day scam that's worse than having to buy flowers

VALENTINE'S SCAM: The ACCC is warning people chasing romance online to be wary of scams.

Be wary of online dating and romance scams

Maid of honour is 103, groomsman is a chihuahua

STILL IN LOVE: Elaine and Laurie Stephenson, who are residents at Whiddon Aged Care Home, Grafton, will renew their vows on Valentines Day more than 58 years after their wedding.

Aged care home buzzing as two residents renew vows on Valentines Day