6 reasons why you should be having sex in the morning

WHILE you'd likely prefer to get a head start on the day, there are some serious benefits to hitting snooze - and enjoying another type of morning workout.

Two years clean: 'I was really stuck and frustrated'

TRANSFORMED: Bayside Transformations graduate Leena Whelan struggled with addiction for more than 20 years.

Leena Whelan struggled with addiction for more than 20 years.

COMING SOON: Lock and start your car from your phone

LATEST TECH: Holden owners will be able to access many of their cars functions via a smartphone app.

This is the automotive world's version of Big Brother.

Don't take the risk: If it's flooded, forget it

Motorist risks floodwaters at North Arm-Yandina Creek, east of Targoo Road, this week.

Think your car can handle floodwaters? Think again.

QCWA's first leader a visionary

Founding president of the QCWA Ruth Fairfax.

Ruth Fairfax, a quintessential countrywoman.

QCWA: Fresh faces bring new future

President of Brisbane City Nights Branch Nikki Verrall (front) with Brisbane City Nights Branch Vice President Rachael Hartikainen and QCWA State President Joy Coulson - Picture: Richard Walker/RDW Photography 041017

Meet the future of a vital organisation

Gnocchi: homemade but foolproof

Light-as air-gnocchi are made easily with ricotta; serve with your favourite pasta sauce.

Recipe uses ricotta for gnocchi greatness.

2018 Kia Sorento launches with true technical colours

2018 Kia Sorento GT Diesel.

The 2018 Kia Sorento has been launched.

Merv Hughes serves up the three Bs

Simple pleasure make former international fast bowler happy

WINE REVIEW: Shining lights of wine world team up

Shaw and Smith serve up three great drops.

Supergroup of wine experts involved in Shaw and Smith

Recipes from the Andes give a culinary high

Discover the bright, bold flavours of Peruvian cuisine

Cooking confusion? Ask Donna Hay

Get in there ... ask Donna Hay what to do in the kitchen.

NEED some expert advice in the kitchen? Now’s your chance to get it

Someone has been messing with my beer

A selection of beers on a tasting paddle.

These are Goldilocks beverages, but not in a good way

Change this ingredient in your toasted cheese sandwich

Tristan Lutze knows there’s a secret ingredient to improve the cheese toastie. You've been making cheese toasties wrongSource:Supplied

There is a way to get a perfect cheese toastie every time

5 things you didn't know about eggs

CRACKING FOOD: The humble egg can do many great things you might not know about.

Celebrate World Egg Day by learning a little bit more about eggs

HOME STYLE: Put thought into office functionality

I USED to imagine it would be fun to call my website iworkinmypyjamas.com.au.

Here's how to get the groceries home when plastic bags are banned

Alternatives to plastic shopping bags include cardboard boxes and reusable shopping bags.

We are discarding more than one trillion plastic bags a year

Go with the flow and blend living spaces

Create flow by blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living spaces.

How to create a seamless indoor and outdoor living space

Embrace bursts of colour in the garden this spring

Find the best mix of colour combinations to suit your mood this season.

Top picks for home-grown tomatoes

The Rapunzel tomato.

Try these tasty treats on for size

Gardening with kids, one of life's simple pleasures

Give the kids their own pot or space in the garden to grow whatever they want, but make it fun.

Get outside and you could have a green thumb on your hands

Native garden is competition's City Grand Champion

BUZZING BEAUTY: Gordon and Maria Reynolds, 40 Smythe Dr, in their winning garden.

To be crowned this year's winner was a dream come true

Hallelujah, Mr Jinx has gone to his grave

Greg Bray, columnist for the Gladstone Observer. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer

Why I'm rejoicing about the death of my unreliable mower

Gardening: Geraniums cope with almost anything

Geraniums, like Oh So Orange, provide colour for much of the year.

Spring is here and garden centres everywhere are a riot of colour

Does your home town feature in winning travel video?

A BRISBANE 22-year-old won the people's choice award in a worldwide travel competition with a $10,000 overall travel prize up for grabs.

Aboriginal teen flies flag on Everest

Sarafina Elliott plants the Aboriginal flag on Mt everest Picture: ABC Kimberley

Teen planted flag on world's tallest point to honour her culture.

What you need to know about Tigerair’s $1 flights

Tigerair passengers can fly home from domestic destinations for $1 as part of this week’s sale. Picture: Shae Beplate

Money-saving deal starts at 12pm (AEDT).

Qantas unveils game-changing Dreamliner

Great Southern Land is the first of Qantas’ new Dreamliner aircraft.

Meet Great Southern Land, the latest addition to the Qantas family

VIDEO: Slow down at seaside locale

LAIDBACK VIBE: The Ballina Lighthouse beside the sea.

Family friendly Ballina delivers on fun, food and maritime history

Majority of Aussies support "child-free" zones on transport

More than half of Australians support child-free zones

Jane Barnes: They thought I was the bad influence

BOOZE, pills and cocaine: The rock in Jimmy Barnes's life reveals the rollercoaster they have been on

GoT star ‘cried’ reading final script

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, said he “cried” when he read the final script for the hit show. Picture: Supplied

Kit Harington broke down after reading the final ever script

Bieber’s shock tattoo stuns fans

Justin Bieber shocked fans with his latest tattoo. Picture: Instagram

Justin Bieber’s fans are in mourning after his latest trick

Feldman to out Hollywood paedophiles

Corey Feldman says he is working on a plan to out his abusers. Picture: Supplied

Former child star Corey Feldman says he is working on a plan

What's on the small screen this week

Gaten Matarazzo, Winona Ryder, Sadie Sink and Noah Schnapp in a scene from season two of Stranger Things.

SOPHIE finally chooses her man and Stranger Things returns.

Aussie toy boy’s Spanish romance

Carmen Martinez-Bordiu y Franco and Australian boyfriend, Timothy McKeague pictured in Madrid. Picture: Media Mode

A young Australian man is the talk of Spain

Stan Lee reveals the "greatest super hero of all"

Lee and Paris are collaborating with Samsung on a game and have let a little more out of the bag then they should have.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

New thong jeans are a disgrace to denim

IT’S a known fact that millennials are obsessed with wacky denim trends. But this barely there style may be the cheekiest — and most horrendous — yet.

Meet our unconvential Miss World contender

“I believe that everyone has equal rights”: Voloder Picture: Christian Gilles

Miss World contender Esma Voloder opens up on same-sex marriage

Bizarre photo app no one was asking for

Picture: Tim Carrafa

This could be the worst idea for an app ever.

Unsuspecting woman bares all in ‘see-through’ leggings

Total bummer ... Kimberley Williams discovered that her new Puma workout tights were completely see-through in certain light. Picture: Guzelian

"Do you booty test your items before they hit the stores?"

Getting fit killed sex drive of these four women

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The one place that isn’t their strong point is the bedroom

Why this Instagram star abandoned by male followers

“I definitely have lost a lot of male followers.''

Easy, breezy and Australian-made

The Summer collection from Australian fashion label Andiamo. For Gold Coast Eye Fashion.

The timeless designer wardrobe you don't need to iron

$10 lipstick better than expensive brands

APPAREL brand Sportsgirl has never been a front-runner when it comes to cosmetics. So how do their new range of lipsticks, foundations and palettes stack up?

The Aldi special buy you won't be getting

Shoppers outside discount supermarket chain Aldi. Picture: Rohan Kelly

Australian ALDI shoppers will miss out on another popular item

How Toowoomba blogger made $400 in two days

Toowoomba blogger Bindy Scott with husband Trent and their children LuLu and Tommy.

Documenting her everyday life as a wife and mother

Samsung partners with Google to bring AR to 100m devices

DJ Koh, President of Samsung Electronics Mobile Communications Business.

Tech giant unveils new version of Bixby in San Francisco

Kmart's new range proves why it must stick to homewares

Kmarts new summer fashion range isn’t quite what we expected. Picture: Brendan Radke

Kmart’s new cheap apparel proves the store must stick to homewares

Huawei declares death of the smartphone

The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro pack a 4000 mAh high-density battery

Chinese tech giant introduced its first AI mobile chipset, Kirin 970

Huawei unveils $499 phone with dual cameras on front and back

The Huawei nova 2i

The Huawei nova 2i is squarely aimed at selfie shooters

Screening of anti-vaccination film 'could cost kids' lives'

DOCTORS are warning an anti-vaccination documentary to be screened in Toowoomba today and across regional Queensland could ultimately cost children’s lives.

premium_icon Ian Frazer on cusp of breakthrough on neck cancer vaccine

The new vaccine will be trialled on head and neck cancer patients in Brisbane.

IAN Frazer may be on the cusp of another big cancer breakthrough

How to lose weight in 20 mins a day

It is possible to lose weight in 20 minutes a day. But you’ll probably need to back away from biscuit tin too. Picture: Geri Farr

It is possible to lose weight with just 20 minutes of exercise a day

Same sex marriage legal by Christmas if yes succeeds

PM Malcolm Turnbull did a Facebook Live with news.com.au. Picture Kym Smith

Turnbull says the issue will be decided by Christmas

OPINION: A fine line in allowing euthanasia

A "proud” Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says terminally ill Victorians are closer to getting the dignity they deserve.

Guidelines around euthanasia need to be exceptionally tight

Sickening truth about this global drug map

Zombie drugs are causing an epidemic in the US, Canada, and here

When should you tell your kids about Santa?

IF THE tooth be told, parents' little falsehoods mostly get washed away with the rain, dear.

Birds are counting on us to count on them

FLIGHT OF FANCY: BirdLife Australia's Dr Golo Maurer enjoys taking his children birdwatching.

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is an ideal activity for families

Riding into a bright future

CYCLE OF LIFE: Taking part in different activities can teach children persistence and other valuable life lessons.

Experiences open up the world to kids

Macca’s sneaky restaurant smartphone tactic

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It's getting harder for families to have quality bonding time

Baby naming journey leaves mum one-way trip to Denialand

Choosing a name for your baby is not something to take lightly.

Mum-to-be left stumped at idea of naming small human

Mum mistakes meningococcal disease for 'just the flu'

Karen thought her daughter was vaccinated against meningococcal

Desperate mum breaks law making cannabis oil for daughter

Katrina Spraggon in her home, where she makes the cannabis oil. Pic Jamie Hanson

Desperate mum’s cannabis plan for daughter

‘Guess I’m greedy’: The confessions of a polyamorous woman

LAURIE Penny has been enjoying polyamorous relationships for almost a decade now. Here is what the rest of us don’t understand.

Polyamory: Here's how to make it work

Laurie Penny is re-defining what it means to 'have it all'

Polyamory is the hot new lifestyle option

Will Sophie find true love?

Sophie Monk stars in season three of The Bachelorette and, left, contestant Apollo Jackson poses with Sophie during one of the group dates.

Why hasn't this eligible star met Mr Right yet?

Man accused of playing cruel prank on woman explains text

Sophie Stevenson said she had been left "humiliated". Picture: This Morning/ITV/SplashSource:Splash News Australia

‘Pull a pig’ prankster explains text