PARENT PICKLES: The benefits of media for kids

LEARNING TOOL: TV programs, computer games and apps and YouTube videos can be a great way to help your child's development.

Get the most out of technology

'Pregorexia' is putting mums and bubs at risk, say experts

Recent research found more than 50 per cent of pregnant women compare themselves unfavourable to others on social media. Picture: Claudia BaxterSource:News Limited

Experts warn “pregorexia” is fuelling body dissatisfaction

Could your child grow up to be a killer?

Robert Thompson and John Venebles

How to recognise if your child has psychopathic traits

Your newspaper just took out three global gongs!

News Corp's Hey Mumma named best in the world!

Really? $800 for a Woolworths' Marvel Super Disk?

The collectibles are selling for crazy prices on eBay

The dangerous baby sleep hack angering parents

Clever. Also deeply stupid. Source: Reddit.

Seriously, do not try this at home.

They're definitely biting around Cooloola

Cameron Sullivan landed this nice golden trevally near Caloundra.

Tusk fish, grassy sweetlip and snapper

Big numbers of endangered shark off Rainbow Beach

INCREDIBLE: Divers at Wolf Rock off Rainbow Beach recently spotted up to 70 pregnant female sharks at a time of the critically endangered grey nurse shark.

'We've stumbled across one of the premier dive spots in Australia.'

Classic funds lake fish-stocking

STOCKED: Chris Mangold releases some fingerlings.

All systems go for Borumba tournament

Strong winds so seek shelter when fishing in Cooloola this weekend

CATCH: The Maroochy RSL Fishing Club crew had a good session in the Cod Hole on Wednesday with flathead all round, (from left) Steph Kurtz, Terry Cockburn and Nick Kurtz.

All the latest fishing news from around Gympie

Hate camping? This idea might change your mind

Imagine arriving at a camp site and all the hard work is done.

Camp Hire Australia hires the gear and will even pitch and pack away

Genius way Mackay business is jazzing up boring old coffee

Picture your morning dose of caffeine in a waffle cone laced with chocolate.

'Sensible approach to food, complete lack of decorum'

Shannon Kelly White is the one-woman-band behind popular blog, Shannon's Kitchen.

She has a potty mouth and makes no excuses for it.

Vegan cafe with Coast's best burger gains popularity

TASTY: Wallea Eaglehawk and Alex Coolican from Delicats Vegan Cafe with their famous vege burger.

Voted Coast's most popular burger - and here's why

A taste for cheese making

TOP EFFORT: Kilcoy State High School students Maegen Nugent, Chelsea Barrett, Jodie McNaught and Karla Crandall proudly hold the Camembert cheese they helped make, which was entered into the Ekka Student Made Cheese Competition.

Ekka student competition serves up 182 cheeses

A chicken pie recipe that's sure to become a classic

A delicious chicken and leek pie that's easy to make.

Check out this recipe from Gympie's latest Style magazine.

Recipe: Old-style rich Pollo a Nissena

Plate of Pollo a Nissena served on salad with a side dish of witlof.

This recipe is a twist on an old Sicilian classic

Gympie producers among those recognised at awards

QUALITY FIRST: Slow Food Noosa president Ericka Hackett with Peter Kuruvita of Noosa Beach House

Producers from the Gympie Region earn the Snail of Approval

IKEA vows to make art more affordable

HERE'S an idea that might make art galleries and artists around the world very nervous.

Style: How to entertain outdoors this winter

Consider using softer lighting in the dining area when entertaining outdoors.

It's easy to make the most of your outdoor spaces.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

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You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

STYLE: Bring nature inside without killing it

What's not to love when you can have a rainforest as a backdrop in your home?

Wallpaper has made a huge comeback in home decor

Queensland bee keepers swarm on Gympie

THE Queensland bee world will be centred on Gympie this week with the city playing host to the Queensland Beekeepers conference

Gympie Times reporter shares his secrets to a no work garden

Arthur Gorrie from The Gympie times getting his no dig garden happening.

Tired of pruning, weeding and tending your garden?

Poor soil hasn't stopped Megan from having a cracker Curra garden

GOING PLACES: Megan Joff with some of the more unusual garden art in her remarkable garden at Curra.

Check out this amazing garden put together by Megan Joff

Costa, mayor to face-off over Urban Food Street destruction

COSTA Georgiadis from ABC's Gardening Australia wants to sit down and discuss verge gardening with Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson in the wake of the Urban Food Street fiasco.

"Do they really want everyone against them?”

Green Thumb: There's gold in the air

Golden pendas will attract birds and bees to your garden.

An Australian native is a knockout at peak flowering time

This may be why people think you're a swinger

It used to be everywhere, but then a nasty rumor spread

Gardening: Cool season calls for the zygocactus

Zygocactus, a member of the cactus family, is known in Europe and America as holiday cactus or Christmas cactus.

AUTUMN can cause some plants to blossom

Cool threat looming for Qld tourism hotspots

COLD southerners just can't get enough of Queensland's warm winter. But there's a new threat on the horizon for our tourism operators.

Stay close for holidays

DOWN UNDER: Kate Dodd and Michael Schmidt scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

It's time to open our eyes and explore our own backyard

Markets are a way of life in France

The sounds, the smells, the food!

Friend pays for family to attend Nepal mission trip

HELPING COMMUNITY: Michael Lockwood and his wife Naomi Lockwood are heading on a mission trip to Nepal with their sons Jadon (left) and Asher.

A trip to Nepal inspires Toowoomba pastor

Escaping the Gympie winter

This millpond was the South Pacific for much of our journey.  Here we are docked at Suva with Fiji off in the background.

Heading off to tropical paradise islands on a floating hotel

A Colombian brothel has opened its own holiday sex resort

The Good Girls Sex Resort in Colombia, provides the typical vacation experience, but it also offers threesomes.

A brothel in Colombia is branching out into the luxury travel market

Take luxury food, wine tour around Toowoomba

FOODIE CULTURE: Emily Moon (left) and Cheryse Bliesner with the Hummer used for Toowoomba's Luxury Food and Wine Tour.

It is designed to highlight the best produce the region has to offer

Game of Thrones: Crucial details you probably forgot

IT’S been a while since we’ve been to Westeros. But there are some crucial story points you need to remember before we head back there for season seven.

Pregnant Serena Williams nude on cover of Vanity Fair

"My heart dropped. Like literally it dropped,”

Wonder Woman sequel underway

Gal Gadot in a scene from the movie Wonder Woman.

IT’S no surprise plans are already underway for Wonder Woman 2.

MasterChef: Fish fry feast too much for Ipswich cook

Willowbank native Nicole Stevenson has been eliminated from MasterChef.

NICOLE Stevenson narrowly misses out on MasterChef's Top 10.

Thor on holiday: Chris Hemsworth is here!

If you didn't know who he was - you'd think he was a local

No time for exercise? Tell this mum of seven

NO time for fitness? Try telling that mum of seven Brenda Ashley.

Gympie party fashion - Check out these designs

Erin wears:
- "Lace Me Up” Carolyn Morgan Dress - $59.99 (sizes 6-18)
- Adorn black velvet clutch - $44.95

Cast an eye over these designs from the pages of Style magazine

Aussie mums create make-up 'gamechanger'

The Face Halo uses microfibre to dislodge makeup on the skin.Source:Supplied

“We thought there must be an easier way.”

Gladdy girl the next face of Origin?

LOCAL FACE: Ashley Anderson is a national final for the Face of Origin model search.

A Gladstone model could become the next face of the Qld Maroons.

Joelle shines for the good of the Earth

Ms Australasia Earth Joelle Gabriel who is am wearing jewellery by my sponsor EcoBling who makes planet friendly accessories. The necklace I am wearing was made of an old fence post.

Joelle wins placing for Australia in Ms Earth pageant

Hoodie harness a fashion statement for pets

Hoodie harness the latest fashion statement for pets

TOO BIG: The Aussie model shamed for her size

Steph Claire Smith has more than 1.2 million Instagram followers.

“It was a slap in the face.”

The Frame brings Australian art to your TV

GROWING up in Australia’s north, Sarrita King liked nothing more than a huge lightning storm to break the intensity of a humid day.

Woman speechless after act of kindness by 'angel'

A random act of kindness has gone viral on the Sunshine Coast.

Random act of kindness stuns Coast woman

Apple iPad Pro review: Is this a laptop replacement?

Apple's Greg Joswiak speaks about the iPad Pro during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple’s new iPad 10.7-inch has found the middle ground

Apple music revolution from iPod to HomePod with some Beats

An Apple executive introduces HomePod speakers at Apple Inc.s Worldwide Developers Conference.

HomePod, Solo 3 Wireless and AirPods build on iPod success

Apple says Homepod will reinvent music at your place

Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller introduces the HomePod. Picture: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesSource:AFP

Smart features include the ability to ask for weather and news

DJI Spark: the drone you fly with a wave of your hands

DJI launch of mini drone Spark in Sydney.

Mini camera drone launches in Australia from $859

LG G6 review: Dolby Vision HDR easy on eye

This is not the best smartphone on the market. But it is up there.

Put your drink down and go booze-free for July

WHETHER your drink of choice is a beer, glass of wine, or something sweeter – it’s time to put down your drink and go booze-free for the month of July.

RECALL: The supermarket glasses that break in your hands

A RANGE of drinking glasses sold across Australia are being recalled amid fears they may break "during normal use" and cut the hands of whoever is holding it.

They were pulled from shelves on May 25.

Dad rode 2253 kilometres to hear dead daughter's heart beat

Abbey Conner, 20, died while holidaying in Cancun, Mexico.

Father cycled 2253 kilometres to hear his late daughter’s heart beat

‘I peed myself at my friend’s wedding’

Alice Craigie suffered from continence issues after the birth of her son. Picture: Alice Craigie

The problem affecting one in three women that no one talks about

Boy’s Aussie operation after penis accidentally amputated

Benson Wasswa, 8, was forced to use a catheter and bag for the past two years after a Ugandan hospital accidentally amputated his penis. Picture: Pic Jono Searle

Eight-year-old Benson Wasswa was forced to use a catheter

'He just wants friends': dad says Hanson comments hurt

Xavier Grayson, 7, has autism and "loves school", says his dad Ben.

LISMORE single dad Ben Grayson has been rallying for four years to find out what’s...

What happens to your body when you run?

GET MOVING: The Chronicle's Kick the Kilos challenge starts today.

Understanding the effects running has on your body is vital

'I will spend a lifetime missing her deeply'

SAGE Beaumont was lovingly tucked into bed, happy and healthy. The adorable toddler with sparkling blue eyes and a captivating smile never woke.

Does mum get claim over ex's estate?

Court to decide whether mum can claim from former partner's estate

OPINION: Pauline's right, autistic kids need own schools

Shaun Berrigan with daughter Imogen.

Pauline Hanson is on the right track with the autism debate.

Bundy mum blogging to get families offline

FAMILY FUN: Deonie Crowther is holding family craft sessions at the Windmill Cafe in Bargara.

Crafty projects a hit with parents and children

Do you know a 'Mumpreneur'?

Awards ceremony aims to celebrate the achievements of mums in business.

Organisations celebrates hard-working Aussie mums around Australia

Mum explains 'house rules' that sparked Facebook storm

A mum's 'house rules' for her teen.

Mum explains "house rules" after social media backlash

Explained: Why we like to lock lips

FOR many, the moment Rhett Butler pulls Scarlett O'Hara into his arms for a passionate kiss is the most iconic lip-lock in silver screen history.

National Sex Day: and it’s revealed how long sex should last

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It’s been revealed how long sex should last

Why I’m glad my fiance runs Blokes Advice Facebook page

One of the now famous screenshots from the Blokes Advice Facebook page.

You can’t argue with feminists, they just want to push their own...

To the guy who cheated on me during our travels: thanks

Heartbreak wasn’t supposed to be on the itinerary. Picture: Danielle Ditzian

I hitchhiked 6000 kilometres in six short days to be with him.