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From Elizabeth I to high fashion, the tales behind the Game of Thrones costumes

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones, which has returned for its seventh season, offers fantasy, horror and intrigue, and, as Sarah Mower has put it, shines a light on “our cynical, sophisticated, brutal, hopeless new Dark Ages”. It is also great fun to watch as a fashion expert, whether you are a “pedant” who needs everything to be historically correct, or a

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DIY botanical touring in Oman

Oman

Over the years I have turned into a botanical ‘twitcher’.  Like avid birdwatchers, I am forever keen to expand the number of (plant) species I encounter and can identify ‘in the wild’. Until Oman’s rich botanical heritage is showcased at the Oman Botanic Gardens (still a few years away I suspect) I recommend a ‘do-it-yourself’

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Best hairstyles for men over 50

men's hairstyles

A graceful man is who appears appealing even as he ages. Appearance is one part of what makes up your personality and tells a lot about one person. And how are men’s hairstyles important in that aspect? Hairstyles or haircuts act as a makeover for you and who doesn’t love the feel of a freshly cut

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My down and dirty depression cure

depression

Gardening has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. And because I live in a subtropical climate, I get to garden all year long. I have vibrant hibiscus blossoms the size of dinner plates. And the smell of the jasmine is sweeter than any perfume. But gardening is good for more than

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Lisa Wilkinson, 57, stuns in swimsuit on European holiday

Lisa Wilkinson

The stunning Today Show host has been keeping her instagram followers happy with her gorgeous snaps from her European holiday with hubby Pete, but it was her swimsuit shot which really got them all talking.

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Bye-Bye, Eye Bags!

eye bags

When I ask my women patients to tell me the one thing that bothers them most about their appearance, a lot of them point to the skin under their eyes. They think the puffiness and saggy skin makes them look run-down and tired… and older than they feel. Dr Al Sears, shows how to banish

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8 ways to make a small living room look larger

small living room

Small Living rooms can seem to be really tricky but it doesn’t really need to be cramped with such small spaces. When technically there is lesser space, creativity is what can dramatically expand out the wings of small rooms. So if you are seeking for some unique ideas to bring on some more space to

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Growing native bush tucker in your backyard

native bush tucker

‘Bushfood’ refers to native Australian flora and fauna, traditionally used in Aboriginal food and medicine. Long before early settlers arrived, bringing with them a slew of new plants and animals, Aboriginal Australians would hunt, forage and farm a variety of species that had already existed here for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

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Move over millennials, over 50’s more confident now than ever, study suggests

over 50's

a recent survey commissioned by Apia Insurance, it was found that Australia’s over 50’s have more confidence now than when they were younger.

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Spirit House Noosa – a new high

Spirit House Noosa

  When it comes to stunning restaurants, Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a mecca, and as Helen Flanagan knows the Spirit House is one of the best.

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