Fashion

Fashion seasons merge as lines get blurred

GEORGINA SAFE Crowded House sang of Four Seasons in One Day, but for David Jones it was four seasons on one runway. Bikinis, biker jackets, trench coats and crop tops were among the all-weather looks at its spring-summer collections launch on Wednesday night in Sydney.

3D modelling for a better-fitting bra

RACHEL CLUN 12:00am It is no secret that bra fitting can be a pain – literally – but a new study by the University of Wollongong is planning to change all that.

Australian model Robyn Lawley strips to protest Queensland coalmine

JENNA CLARKE 6:01pm Popular Australian model Robyn Lawley has stripped down to protest against the federal government’s approval of a coalmine project off the Queensland coast.

Beauty

The Queen and Camilla loosen up on the lippy at Commonwealth Games

JENNA CLARKE The royal family’s quest to be perceived as down-to-earth folk continued when both the Queen and Camilla were photographed touching up their make-up in public last week.

Woman who uncontrollably ripped her hair out becomes internet sensation

JENNA CLARKE A video of women pulling out her hair has attracted more than 5 million views on YouTube in just over a month.

Old Spice 'mandroid' is the new height of masculinity

LUCY CORMACK Old Spice has replaced their resident, all-American hunk with a robot in their latest ad campaign.

Wellbeing

Healthy foods you are definitely overeating

RACHEL CLUN 12:00am Thanks to nutritional labelling and education, most of us know or have a rough idea how much junk food makes an acceptable portion.

Is coconut water all it's cracked up to be?

Michael Moss 12:00am Since taking the world by storm as a miracle drink, marketers of coconut water have now scaled back their claims.

If you can run for five minutes a day, you may add years to your life

Rebecca Smith A few five minute jogs a week can add three years of life.

Home & Style

Furniture that looks, feels and smells like skin

RACHEL CLUN 10:36pm The naked body has always been a topic of interest for English artist Gigi Barker.

Princess Paris: At home with Paris Hilton

Helena De Bertodano She might have a room full of Jimmy Choos and a palace for her dogs, but socialite Paris Hilton insists she's a 'down-to-earth' girl.

Ikea lets customers make their house a home by adopting a dog

Colin Gorenstein In May, a Singapore-based Ikea partnered with two animal shelters to form "Home For Hope," a charitable initiative that places life-size cardboard cut-outs of dogs in various Ikea display rooms.

Life

Are black cats being abandoned because they don't look good in selfies?

Edward Malnick 11:36am Black cats are apparently facing a new existential challenge – the rise of the “selfie” in the age of social media.

Five reasons why fistbumps beat handshakes

Researchers have found that greeting people with a fistbump rather than a handshake can reduce the spread of bacteria by up to 90 per cent. But that's one of many reasons why we should all adopt the ...

Going green: the rise of the eco-funeral

CATHERINE RODIE Environmentally conscious souls are choosing 'greener' ways to farewell their loved ones. From the 'mushroom death suit' to a simple backyard burial, here are some of the weird and wonderful lengths ...