How Coast woman's simple idea became a cookbook empire

A SENSE of creativity is far more vital to building a successful business than a business degree - that's the firm belief of this successful business owner.

Kids' dairy snacks recalled after faulty packaging

Parmalat Australia has recalled Calciyum, Woolworths & Aldi Brooklea yoghurt pouches sold at various retailers including Woolworths, Aldi, Metcash/IGA, Foodworks, Foodland, Friendly Grocer 4 Square and/or Farmer Jacks stores nationally.

Popular children's snack recalled over choking fears

RECIPE: Chicken dish delivers a big bang

Feisty flavours come together in poultry feast

RECIPE: Fry up these tasty fritters

Try these tasty onion bhaji as an entree or as nibbles with drinks.

Savoury dish a perfect entree or side for curry

BEER REVIEW: I'm a sucker for a blurb and a label

Colourful packaging one drawcard

Feasts from the Middle East

New Feast celebrates delicious cuisine of the Middle East

Portuguese delicacy great with coffee or hot chocolate

RECIPE: Try baking this sweet treat from Lisbon, Portugal

12 ways to keep your house clean without losing your mind

Yes cleaning is a fact of life and yes, there’s nothing better than a job well done, but what if you didn’t have to do it so often?

How often should you clean your sheets?

Your choice of colours and patterns sets the mood.

We spend about a third of our day between the sheets.

Style: How to get light and warmth in the dark months

A contemporary interior and fireplace that takes advantage of skylights and big windows.

Ultimate glamorous accessory for any home in winter is a fire

How coal-fired power station would reduce NQ power bills

Townsville Enterprise policy and investment director Michael McMillan said the State Government could still meet its 50 per cent renewables target with a coal plant.

Low emission coal-fired power station would lower power bills

Light up with these green lanterns

Though not commonly seen this is a prolific flowerer

Toowoomba's famous carnival unveils 2017 program

Isaiah Firebrace will be among the entertainers wowing Toowoomba crowds.

Flower power takes over the city of Toowoomba in September

This move sure to make garden as fresh as a daisy

Flowers like daisies seem to invoke much happiness in those who see them.

Old favourites put a smile on most faces

Gardening: Azalea ablaze with colour

Azaleas provide a wonderful show of colour during spring when they are at their peak.

The forgotten azalea puts on a stunning show in spring

We've a sweet idea for berry lovers

Now's the time to plant strawberries, so next time you fancy making cheesecake, pavlova or trifle you'll have these delicious berries at your fingertips.

Why not try your hand at growing your own delicious strawberries

Gardening: Grow your own citrus trees

Citrus trees are not just for commercial growers; they are great in home gardens too.

They're packed with vitamin C and they're flowering now

Leading beekeeper fined over threatening disease

Busy Bee still buzzing in the cold morning air.

The disease poses one of the most dire threats to the industry

Why these grey-nomads might never visit Yeppoon again

Retired travellers say they've never encountered a stricter town

Marvel-ous display still on at GOMA

SUPER: The Marvel exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art finishes on September 3.

See more than 500 objects from Marvel's comic books and films

Four reasons in one day to visit Melbourne

Flinders Street Station is a spectacular building near the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

The city is a joy to explore, even when time is short

Forget the facade in Tuscany

The search for the best outdoor cafes in Italy unearths a foodie's dream.

Cafe visit turns into a feast for the senses

Escape to tropical paradise

HOLIDAY HEAVEN: Amazing beaches with white sand and black rocks on Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

There's plenty to do in Rarotonga even if the weather doesn't behave

Big baggage change for Jetstar customers

Jetstar plane comes in to land at Sunshine Coast Airport.

Jetstar baggage fees increase for checked luggage

GoT's mind-blowing dragon theory

THE shock ending to Game of Thrones’ latest episode divided fans, but a theory about the show’s dragons could explain it.

Massive talent from little folk on show in Little Big Shots

Shane Jacobson hosts Little Big Shots.

Shane Jacobson has as much fun as his guests in new talent show.

‘I’m pissed off’: Bachelorette finally loses it

Matty is made take Elise on a date by her dad.

UNREST is brewing in the Bachelor mansion.

What's on the big screen this week

Domhnall Gleeson and Tom Cruise in a scene from American Made.

TOM Cruise is flying high in Doug Liman's drug drama American Made.

Nicole's ready to bust out of Doctor Doctor's love triangle

Nicole da Silva stars in season two of Doctor Doctor.

New season gets a fresh injection of relationship dilemmas.

MOVIE REVIEW: Tom Cruise flying high again in drug drama

Tom Cruise plays pilot Barry Seal in the movie American Made.

FILM STAR delivers his best performance in some time.

Dark hair dye, chemical straighteners linked to breast cancer

A NEW study has thrown shade on the use of chemicals in hair dyes, and straightening formulas.

Ready to deal with the sharks for her own skin

Bethany Spoor with her skincare range that she will showcase on Shark Tank in the hope of finding an investor.

There aren't many 13-year-olds who launch their own skincare ranges

From a genius idea into a $30m handbag empire

Mon Purse founder Lana Hopkins

Her simple idea led to a $30 million global empire

Why Coast fashion label is going vegan

CRUELTY FREE: Noosa-based fashion design company holster's latest footwear range has been certified vegan.

Noosa footwear range gets vegan certification

Famous Coast surf wear label calls it quits while it's ahead

SUCCESSFUL Noosa surf wear company Hive Swimwear will shut its doors at the close of the 2017-18 summer season.

Why a successful Coast surf wear label is closing down

L'Oreal's Helen Mirren says moisturiser does 'f*** all'

 Dame Helen Mirren, who fronts an ad campaign for L’Oreal, had some interesting things to say about honesty in advertising.

Moment of candour came while appearing as a brand ambassador

Kendall Jenner exposes nipples in sheer Aussie designed top

Model Kendall Jenner in the Aussie designed top that caused a social media meltdown. Picture: Gotham/GC Images

Social media erupted after she stepped out in the see-through top

Samsung set for bigger, beach friendly Note 8

Leading smartphone maker Samsung has confirmed it’s poised to launch its biggest phone ever — literally — following its biggest ever phone disaster last year.

Woolworths, Coles, Aldi: Why it pays to check docket

Do you know about your supermarket's 'freebie policy'?

Huawei Watch 2: Don't throw away your phone just yet

The new Huawei Watch 2 with its SIM card holder

SIM-enabled watch gives you Knight Rider or Get Smart moment

Google Home Australian review: Is it worth the $199?

The Google Home device.

Google Home offers better value than Apple's coming product

Been shopping at Woolies? Check your bank account now

Woolworths has apologised for the error.

Woolworths has apologised for the error of double-billing customers

Pizza Hut handing out free pizzas from today

Pizza Hut lovers can grab a free Margherita this weekend.Source:Supplied

So around 10,000 pizzas across the country will be given away

How I saved $600 a year on my health insurance

A simple change to your health insurance could give you reason to smile.

Little trick saved this family a small fortune

Toowoomba Hospital ED at risk of extra 7000 patients

TOOWOOMBA Hospital’s emergency department could be flooded with another 7000 patients if government rebates to access after-hours GPs are cut.

After major crowding funding Paige is Chicago

IN THE RIGHT PLACE: Paige Humphreys seeing Chicago with her father Andrew Humphreys while she has testing for a month

"Our eternal love and gratitude to those who believed in us”

Shark Tank: Extreme diet business slammed

Be Fit Food co-founder Kate Save on Shark Tank. Source:Supplied

Ultra-low calorie meals concern rival dietitian

'Medibank cancelled my policy and didn't tell me'

Emergency Department at Nambour General Hospital. Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

Policy abruptly cancelled, prompting huge bill

Sexy seniors: Frequent sex leads to more intelligence

Seniors who had frequent sex were found to gain intelligence as they aged.

Life in the bedroom takes on a new meaning!

This man is one in a million and it will probably kill him

Troy Campbell’s one in a million ... but you don’t want to be that one.

Urachal cancer is so rare, in fact, it shouldn’t even exist

Grieving parents fight anti-vaxxers

David and Toni McCaffery feature in the anti-vax campaign. Picture: Supplied

A new national campaign is aimed at raising immunisation rates

When the going gets tough

Do we have the resilience today to cope with great challenges or adversity?

Mum warns after son's close call with deadly sandwich

A piece of bone found in turkey breast bought at a Gympie supermarket.

'I made toasted sandwiches and next minute my son started choking'

Rocky woman's $3m will contested by daughter-in-law

Wood and brass judges gavel on a law book

99-year-old's will split estate between two of three sons

OPINION: Fussy eaters are dictators at the dining table

There are a number of ways parents can deal with children who will not eat their vegetables.

How to get fussy eaters scoffing down their vegies.

Having a second baby? Goodbye career

Having a second baby has led to discrimination for many women in the workplace.

How discrimination against working mums persists

'I'm in tears': Coles idea that could change how we shop

Melbourne mum Emily Dive has praised Coles for its Quiet Hour autism initiative.

“What a blessing for parents and their children to shop together.”

Instagram's superfit mum gets real with post

Revie's candid Instagram post shows her body one month post-partum (middle picture). Picture: Instagram

Crossfit trainer Revie Jane Schulz has told mums “it is OK to cry'

She 'met 50 men, had sex with about 30' on cheating site

“I spoke to a woman a month ago … she met a married man on Ashley Madison. They chatted, both got divorced and they just got married last May."

‘She met 50 men, slept with 30 of them’

Dating website Ashley Madison has relaunched

Ashley Madison relaunches: ‘We’re just trying to help people'

Life-like sex dolls a ‘game changer’

DS Dolls have completed a prototype of a robotic sex doll head, with a complicated mechanical structure inside of the head, and very soft silicone skin.

The latest sex dolls are being touted as the most lifelike yet

Message in a bottle quest for love faces obvious backlash

Flood of criticism: Not everyone saw the romance in Craig Sullivan’s message-in-a-bottle plan to find new love.

He wanted love, and tried to find it by trashing the environment

Survey reveals which type of woman is most likely to cheat

Women who are homemakers made up 20 per cent of women on the dating site.

Three qualities make a woman more likely to cheat

Man’s ridiculous holiday rules for girlfriend

The rule book Josh Uttin issued to his no ex girlfriend.

Scumbag boyfriend issues rules - then makes it even worse

Meet 7 of the Fraser Coast's most eligible bachelors

Fraser Coast eligible bachelor - Bobbi Depp.

Are you single and looking for love?