How to satisfy their warring tastebuds

How to satisfy all parties during holiday meal times.

Singer tunes in to first movie role

Tori Kelly voices the character Meena in the movie Sing.

Musician Tori Kelly voices Meena the teenage elephant in Sing

How porn is causing impotence in otherwise healthy men

Masculinity expert says porn may be causing impotence

Gold Coast turns on a family theme

Surfers Paradise is the ideal family getaway.

Slow down on the glitter strip

Nikon D3400: Great way to start out in a DSLR

Brisbane scenes using a Nikon D3400 entry level DSLR.

SnapBridge connectivity makes sharing great photos on social easy

how to satisfy their warring

Relax and spa concept. Woman with a flower in hair relaxing in a pool at Krabi, Thailand.

If you're combing work with pleasure you are right on trend

What not to do at the office Christmas party

Let your hair down....just don't forget it's a work function

Dive into latest swimwear trends

Metallic hues are set to make a splash this summer, like the pieces shown at the spring-summer 2017 swimwear collection by Spanish designer Dolores Cortes during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain, in September.

From a European catwalk to your wardrobe

Just delivered: the most popular baby names of 2016

Ezra and Aria are two characters in hit show Pretty Little Liars

Did your baby's name make the list?

Avocado with a side of poo? Uproar over cafe nappy change

Giving up smashed avocado breakfasts could help you save for a home deposit.

Cafe manager responds to mum's review after nappy changing debarcle

Teething pills linked to deaths have "no problems": TGA

The homeopathic teething tablets remain on sale in Australia, despite the company removing them from sale in the US.

This homeopathic teething gel is now being tested.

Why first-born children earn more, are better educated

What advantages do you score as a first born?

Mothers less likely to reduce drinking, smoking for later children

Fitness guru's rock-hard abs caused birth complications

[GRAPHIC WARNING] CAN your body be too perfect?

Toowoomba mum gives birth to her own niece

Jake and Aimee Morrisby with their new daughter Francesca.

TOOWOOMBA mum gave birth to niece to give sister chance to be a mum

Double Island bounty

Solid: A 10 kg amberjack caught offshore during the week.

OFFSHORE today will be choppy early but manageable later

WATCH: Why big wave days should be declared a holiday

DROUGHT BREAKS: Big waves return to Noosa Heads.

Schoolkids and tradies should really be given the day off

Come and try our beautiful water

SPLASHING FUN: The Wide Bay Burnett region is home to spectacular water features like Rainbow Beach (above) where Patrick Ankjaer is making the most of the cool waters.

See the regional Water Trails of the Wide Bay Burnett

TOTALLY HOOKED: Rock fishing has many rewards

BEAUTIFUL: Rock fishing offers beauty and tranquillity ... as well as good fish.

This is one of the most productive shore-based fishing options

Record numbers cast a line in the 2016 Classic

GOTCHA: Tahlia Patterson landed this beauty in last weekend's Mary Valley Fishing Classic.

Bass, saratoga, catfish and perch all reeled in

Plan the perfect party

Elise Strachan shares an amazing array of festive creations with her new cookbook

'Berry good' legislation looks a step closer

NEW LAWS: Coast berry farmers played a role in shaping potential future labelling legislation.

Changes to food labelling laws to benefit local growers

Festive season means new wines, no fuss

FESTIVE WINES: Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi, of Ballandean Estate Wines, believes December is a great time to visit the Granite Belt.

Great wines draw visitors to the Granite Belt

Break out the brittle for great gift

Sweet and salty together in treat

What really happens when you quit sugar

Generic donut and coffee pic.

Nutritionists call it "the new cocaine" - it's that addictive.

Freshen up this summer with fruit pops

A refreshing and healthy treat on a hot summer's day.

Simple recipe will keep kids cool and entertained

Dark, pale or white, brewer gets it right

The white ale.

Going down the Rabbit hole an absolute delight

Find best weave for your floor

Laying out the best style and make of rug for your home

Great design takes time to perfect

Slow designers Pop and Scott furniture, handcrafted, designed in Australia using Australian materials, available at popandscott.com

Find out more about the slow design movement

WATCH: $63m retirement village rises up on Sunshine Coast

VISION: The new vertical retirement village at Oceanside.

Construction begins on vertical retirement village

Dressing up the home for sale

Home staging, when less is definitely more.

How can you "stage” a house for sale?

It's time to plan your summer garden

SUMMER has its particular challenges in the garden here's how to overcome them.

Little fruit packs punch

Blueberries have plenty of fibre, virtually no fat and loads of vitamins.

'Berry' good addition to gardens, even in sub-tropical climates

Gardening: Grow a mini banyan fig

Pot belly figs are hardy, resilient plants that make great indoor bonsais.

The banyan fig makes a hardy, easy-to-care-for bonsai

Birch not just for the birds - gardeners love them too!

TREE HUGGERS: Dell and Henry Kross with one of the birch trees on their Wolvi property.

Raelene Kross shares so fascinating facts on the birch tree family

Plants on the prowl for prey

The Venus fly trap needs at least four hours of direct sunlight daily.

Evolution has given some plants a carnivorous edge

Jacaranda Crowning in pictures

A large crowd gathered under the Jacaranda and the carnival lights to watch the Jacaranda Queen crowning ceremony

All the pictures from crowning night

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

The calming side of the life in tents

The magic of a family camping trip with the kids

TRAVEL: A South African bedroom with a view

The Blue Train traverses some of the best of Mother Nature in South Africa and, top right, The Blue Train.

Take a rail journey across Africa

TRAVEL: The joys of a cold Christmas

A winter view of Novodevichy convent in Moscow, Russia

The lead-up to Christmas in a cold country is joyful

'I know just the place' campaign to grow Qld tourism

The Maheno wreck on Fraser Island.

The campaign is about promoting Queensland's unique attractions.

Always giving thanks

A SIGHT TO BEHOLD: A group of Balinese carry elaborate and colourful offerings on their way to a special temple ceremony.

Get a glimpse of a magical culture

'Embarrasingly good': $90m blitz to lure tourists to Gladstone

Arrival of the Pacific Dawn, Thursday, March 10, 2016. Photo Helen Spelitis / Gladstone Observer

GLADSTONE is set for a "good couple of years” on the tourism front.

Mandy Moore feels like she's 60

MANDY Moore sees herself as a 60-year-old woman rather than a 32-year-old.

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Do you want to build a snowman?

You'll love this quick and easy craft project.

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

Saying "I do" changed Shia's outlook on marriage

Shia LaBeouf has a new outlook on marriage since he tied the knot.

Cricketing greats bring Aussie mateship to commentary box

Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.

ADAM Gilchrist enjoys the fun of calling the Big Bash League.

The dead help solve the case

Debut novel delivers on wit, violence and shock

Salty solution for skin issues

Check out a few cheap and easy all natural body scrubs you can make yourself in the comfort of your own home.

King seeks fashion crown with pop queen

North Coast TAFE Applied Fashion and Technology graduate, Sam King is aiming at dressing pop royalty Beyoncé Knowles one day.

Fashion students aims to dress pop royalty

Victoria's Secret 2016: Top supermodels wow in Paris

Lady Gaga revived her role as the first lady of pop music

Gladstone girl has the face for modelling

BUBBLY: Aviae Massey will know this week whether she is the top 100 to be the new face of Kinder.

AND she's no rookie to the glamour-filled industry

Get summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 11

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

It's getting hot and by you should almost be summer fit

Coles beefs up its security in Mackay

Shoppers surprised by 'what the world is coming to'

What Dad really wants for Christmas this year

Get Dad something he really wants this Christmas.

GIVE Dad something he really wants for Christmas.

10 things Mum doesn't want for Christmas this year

No, Mum doesn't want cleaning products for Christmas. But she may be more keen on our unlimited digital news offer that comes with a free Samsung tablet and weekend paper delivery!

DO YOUR mum a favour and don't get her these gifts for Christmas.

MacBook Pro: You can touch this (finally)

The 13 inch and 15 inch MacBook Pro

The biggest hurdle, no doubt, is the price.

How you can save $250 on Christmas gifts this year

Cameras are on the list of Christmas gift ideas. But would you buy one second hand?

Australians will collectively fork out $10 billion on Christmas

AusPost says no problem as 14% of parcels go missing

Complaints about Australia Post are on the rise.

Complaints about parcel delivery are on the rise

Top tips: shopping with children during the 'silly season'

Santa arrives in a hot rod at Caloundra.

Tips for Christmas shopping with the kids

Consider a change this Christmas

Suddenly it is December and the start of a serious build-up to festivities. Avoid stress by making a few simple changes this season.

Cancer cure might have been found by accident

Biggest question remains whether it will work in human body

Smoking remains serious problem in Gympie

Gympie's smoking rate sits within the highest 20% of the nation.

The Gympie region has a significantly high smoking rate.

Health data highlights region's big weight problem

Gympie's health risk factors are becoming a serious issue.

Health statistics show Gympie has high weight and smoking rates.

All Maddie wants for Christmas is a kidney transplant

HELP MADDIE: A fundraiser is being held to help for Maddie Collins, 12, to go to the US for a desperately needed kidney transplant.

A lifesaving kidney transplant in the US is her best hope

Take a gym class for your brain

TUNE UP YOUR BRAIN: Sign up for music lessons or an art class or learn a new language. It's not the activity, it's the process of new learning that counts.

Five ways to give your brain a workout

Keeping the kilos off for good takes commitment

Losing weight is only part of the challenge

New school sexual education plan to target STIs

A SEX education program designed to slow-down the spread of sexually-transmitted illnesses in Queensland could be expanded in a five-year plan.

Pack up the family for a cheap holiday

A family takes the plunge, packs up the kids and goes on a four-month driving holiday. In the December 3 edition of Weekend, they share how other families can live the dream.

Two mums share tips on how to have an adventure on a budget

Baby teething remedies cleared after link to deaths in US

The teething remedy was linked to deaths and side effects in the US.

From footy player to emergency 'mid-wife'

SURPRISE: Parents Alby Talipeau and Caitlin Telfer delivered their own baby girl at home. Hazel was born at 7.54am weighing 3756 grams; she is the pair's third baby and joins siblings Dallas, 3 and Oscar, 2.

Ipswich rugby star catching babies instead of balls

How to talk about racism

Group of Elementary Pupils In Classroom Looking At Camera Sitting Down

Talking to today's kids about racism

'We could've given Mason a home': Foster mum

Mason Jet Lee

Foster mum says things could have been so different for dead toddler

Rochelle Humes felt 'horrendous' at start of pregnancy

Rochelle Humes suffered from terrible morning sickness

Coast brothel opens up to change 'prostitution stigma'

BROTHELS and sex workers battle constant stigma but, as the manager of one Coast brothel tells Kathy Sundstrom, they’re big business and getting bigger.

Stroll through park turns into flash-mob wedding proposal

She had no idea her boyfriend was planning a flash-mob proposal

Why we’re more likely to date someone who has an ex

Clarence Valley single men - a new TV series wants you.

Most people would agree choosing “the right” partner is important

Bachelor beauty finds best friend in fellow contestant

Former The Bachelor contestants Kiki Morris and Noni Janur are now living together in Bondi Beach.

She plans to spend the summer at Bondi Beach