Hospital stay confusion as 'stressful as buying home'

Going to hospital is like going to a foreign land for some patients, with medical jargon, strange noises and unfamiliar surroundings.

Burgers are better than these health foods

Close-up of tasty home-made burgers. Yummy.

Nutritionist reveals healthy foods that have more calories than a burger

Shocking note left on car

Brutal note left on car. Picture: Brunswick Heads Community Page

Nasty note left on parked car in northern NSW

Sneaky trick being used by petrol stations

Sneaky trick being used by petrol stations/

Petrol stations using sneaky tactic to get customers to pay more

Save money on back-to-school costs

Parents shouldn’t feel forced to buy supplies through their child’s school Photo: Bob Barker.

Back-to-school costs bite hard, so plan head to save money

Snake catcher’s grisly pic stokes anger

Cats are estimated to kill about 60 million native animals a year. Picture: Troy Snook/AAP

Snake catcher hits back after being accused of cat hate

First new Supra sells for unbelievable price

2019 Toyota Supra.

It's an icon of motoring, and the price tag has equal gravitas

Aussies may lose right to ‘prosecco’

A fight over the use of the names prosecco, feta, parmesan and others may see Australian producers forced to change their labels.

Vegan slams Aldi burger

This flexiburger has left one vegan outraged.

Vegan furious over flexitarian Aldi bean burger

Free ice cream for sweltering Aussies

Menulog and Baskin-Robbins have teamed up to deliver free ice cream during the heatwave.

Ice cream fans will also need to be quick.

Celebrate the cricket season with some Beefy wines

Botham series chardonnay.

Try eponymous range of wines from cricketing great Sir Ian Botham.

Crepes a great way to give kids cooking skills

Banana crepes.

Make pancakes, pikelets and crepes as school holiday activity.

Classic Aussie story of Storm Boy takes flight again

Finn Little in a scene from the movie Storm Boy.

Director remains true to the spirit of movie that inspired him.

Vegans blowing up over menu ban

The menu at Rough & Bare cafe has left vegans angry and frustrated. Picture: Facebook

Vegans blow up over cafe’s refusal to serve ‘highly-processed’ soy milk

'Marie Kondo ruined my home'

"It’s a big call to go up against the undisputed monarch of organisation, but there, I’ve said it."

Hang the expense and buy some art

Scarlett as Colonial Girl, by New South Wales regional artist and recipient of the Doug Moran National Portraiture Prize, Megan Seres.

Collecting art brings pleasure and lasts a lifetime.

Seven best hacks from queen of decluttering

Marie Kondo in a scene from the TV series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.

Marie Kondo’s Netflix show inspires a new frenzy of decluttering.

New year a good time to de-clutter

Begin 2019 with a fresh focus by getting rid of clutter in your home.

Start fresh in 2019 by getting rid of unloved and unused items.

It's time for a trim to keep your bottlebrush lush

Prune as soon as possible after bottlebrush flowering has finished to allow stems to grow for next spring's flowers.

Tropical delight that thrives for many months

The spectacular mussaenda.

A mussaenda can flower from September to May in this climate.

Nine indoor plants you (hopefully) can’t kill

Air plants are (almost) indestructible

Are you a plant killer? There's hope for you yet

Take the fun outside during summer break

Recycled household items can be used to build a scarecrow with the kids.

It's the perfect time to get your little ones outdoors.

It's the perfect time for garden immersion

Angel's trumpet has masses of huge pendulous trumpets that are heavily scented.

Plant yourself in the backyard to really enjoy a summer's night.

Summer survival guide to keep garden going

We're entering the hottest time of the year now, so we need to pay extra attention to ensuring that plants have enough water to survive the heat without damage.

Water is the key to surviving the heat

Get the little ones dirty these school holidays

Encourage your kids to head outdoors during the school holidays.

Playing with dirt scientifically proven to release happy chemicals.

Travel expert’s No.1 holiday realisation

Dividing a holiday between a wild, thrill-a-minute adventure and serious meditation next to a pool is hard enough.

Cruise ship returns to Aus after passenger goes missing

A person has gone missing on the Golden Princess between Australia and New Zealand. Picture: Hamish Blair

The ship was on a 13-night round-trip journey.

Your Bali holiday is about to cost more

Bali is looking to slug international visitors with a tourist tax.

The levy is said to be $14 per visitor.

Obnoxious passenger’s gross demand sickens onlookers

199kg passenger’s gross demand

“I told him we couldn’t help him, but he started yelling"

Passengers stranded: ‘We are running out of food’

Temperatures around the stranded aircraft dropped to -30C

More than 250 passengers stranded on board freezing plane

Pregnant ‘unruly tourist’ vomited blood

Unruly tourists speak out as deportation looms. Picture: Belinda Feek/NZ Herald.

Pregnant ‘unruly tourist’ in NZ claims she vomited blood in cells

Boy falls to death off cruise ship

The 16-year-old boy fell to his death while trying to climb into his family's stateroom on the biggest cruise ship in the world, Harmony of the Seas (above).

A 16-year-old boy has fallen to his death from a luxury cruise ship

Thorburn’s surprising new TV gig

According to an insider, the ex-wife of Karl Stefanovic is set to make a splash on prime time TV in a role that ensures she stays in the spotlight.

Another Netflix series bites the dust

That’s probably a US-based catalogue.

It was a shining jewel among Netflix’s first wave of original content

Movie that made top critic walk out

Film critic Margaret Pomeranz.

Only one film was so bad she actually walked out of it

Karl’s strange swipe at former co-stars

Deborah Knight and Georgie Gardner are the co-hosts of Today. Picture: Channel 9

Georgie Gardner opens up about ‘very tough week’

Why Sunrise guest dropped f-bomb

David ‘Kochie’ Koch's reaction after Gretel Killeen's on-air F-bomb.

"Someone stood up during take off, ‘I gotta do a f***ing piss’.”

Helliar, Price clash over pill testing

Steve Price on The Project

Helliar, Price in ugly clash over pill testing

Nine slams ‘garbage’ Today reports

Deborah Knight and Georgie Gardner on Today.

Nine slams ‘garbage’ reports claiming Today in trouble

This Aussie mum is 41 but looks 21

THIS Aussie mum of two has revealed how she’s reversed the ageing process, saying her body is now that of someone 20 years younger.

Major gig for model with Down syndrome

Kate Grant is now the ambassador for Benefit Cosmetics.

“She would say Down syndrome does not define me — I am Kate.”

‘Penis jacket’ makes comeback on live TV

Newsreaders Natarsha Belling and Samantha Heathwood wearing the ‘penis-shaped’ jacket.

It didn’t take long for the memes to start rolling in

Incredible detail about Emma Stone’s dress

Emma Stone arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Her pink Louis Vuitton dress was made with 63,000 glass tubes.

Model Annalise Braakensiek found dead

Model Annalise Braakensiek has been found dead. Picture: Instagram @annalisewithlove

Model Annalise Braakensiek found dead in Potts Point apartment

Women urged to ditch their razors for 'Januhairy'

Inspired by Movember, women are now taking up Januhairy

The long and the shirt of success in menswear design

David Smith is a successful Gold Coast-based designer who has built an international business specialising in his trademark bright and colourful shirts, David is pictured with his wife and business partner Taryn Smith.

Queensland designer builds an international business in rag trade.

Aldi’s $199 product sells out in seconds

Pregnant women and husbands on strict orders were among those disappointed when Aldi’s sought-after product sold out in just 30 seconds earlier.

iPhone XR: 15 great tips to get the most out of your phone

The neural engine in the iPhone XR is capable of up five trillion operations in a second, allowing for incredible augmented reality.

Tips for photography, Face ID, memojis and augmented reality.

Nike launches $480 ‘Back to the Future’ shoe

Nike wants $480 for this shoe.

"Today, we’re launching a smart shoe for the perfect fit"

$4 doll Kmart mums are going crazy for

The $4 doll that Kmart mums are obsessed with is actually pretty cool.

Remember all the dolls you used to play with as a kid?

REVEALED: Aldi’s hottest products put to the test

Aldi has many products that aren’t available anywhere else. Picture. Bob Finlayson

Aldi products put to the test. Here are ones worth buying

LG unveils homebrew, and new mops if you throw up

Cheers for homebrew from LG?

This ease of life is a big sell at CES in Las Vegas this year

Samsung at CES 2019: A fridge that recommends TV shows

Samsung's Family Hub smart fridge is getting even smarter in 2019.

Why connected living is about to take over your house.

What your stressful job is doing to your health

THAT toxic job you hate could be doing far more damage than simply making you bored and stressed.

Shorten's hospital funding fix to grow emergency department

A man walks inside Cairns Hospital's Emergency Department which has seen a large influx of patients recently. PICTURE: JUSTIN BRIERTY

Bill Shorten has budgeted $15m to fix an FNQ hospital

Honest MP’s confession: ‘Politicians do drugs too’

A NSW Greens MP has publicly admitted to using illicit drugs in her past in a bid to have a more honest debate about pill-testing in Australia.

Honest MP blows open long-standing rumours of drug use in politics

The heartbreaking reason O’Dwyer quit

Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations and Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer. Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP

O'Dwyer's crisis points to extreme need for support in government

Scary illness led to million-dollar idea

Plann founder Christy Laurence.

Sydney woman’s brain trauma leads to seven-figure business

Toddler’s cheeky sign targets stupidity

Riley with his sign.

Toddler’s cheeky sign takes aim at NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

Five charged over $1m baby formula theft

POLICE have swooped on an alleged international crime syndicate accused of dealing in stolen baby formula, seizing 4000 tins.

Breastfeeding mum: ‘I’m not a paedophile’

Mum defends breastfeeding sons: ‘I’m not a paedophile.’ Picture: Seven

Mother called a paedophile just for breastfeeding

A child a day rescued from locked cars this summer

NSW Ambulance Inspector Brian Parsell told the Telegraph he has seen children lose their lives in hot cars due to inattention from parents.

Children lose their lives in hot cars due to inattention from parents

Playground’s sculpted 'erection' causes hoots of mirth

The owl is one of a series of carvings of native fauna and a Kaurna shield included to recognise the local indigenous people and their connection to the area.

New playground’s wooden carving of an owl is causing excitement

The 66 ridiculous baby names NZ banned in 2018

The list of banned baby names in New Zealand has been revealed, and they are pretty ridiculous.

It's clear why some of these parents were told no

Creative sex toy hack surprises internet

Midwives say they do not have enough time to care for mums and babies. Picture: iStock

Puritans and trolls stand back, vibrators can treat kids' congestion

Breastfeeding challenges and what to do about them

GOOD NUTRITION: Breastmilk is an important food soure for babies.

Overcome the difficulties of feeding bub

Ridiculous cost of being single

Attracting undue sympathy and unwanted attention, single women have enough to worry about. They’re also being ripped off for going it alone.

Man's phone plays porn at girlfriend's sister's wedding

Heterosexual couples will also be able to choose ‘spouses’ over ‘husband and wife’. Picture: iStock

To make things worse they'd only been dating for a couple of months

Man mortified as his phone plays porn at gf's family wedding

On the big day, he arrived to the reception early to help set up the PA system he'd borrowed from his gym.  (file image)

He was hoping to score some brownie points that day...

Man takes sleeping pill, proposes to girlfriend

A man claims to have taken sleeping pills and made a big mistake.

Man takes quadruple dose of sleeping pills. Wakes up engaged.