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HOW TO GET A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP

Natalie Di Paola Everyone knows how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep nourishes the brain, improves memory and mood and reduces the risk of serious health problems. However, most people struggle to get the recommended 7-8 hours a night. Research from the National Sleep Foundation, APA (American Psychological Association) and the Sleep Health Foundation indicate the following are the best tips to ensure you get a healthy night’s sleep. Don’t think about it  Dr Moira Junge from the Sleep Health Foundation says that, “the best sleepers in the world, the people who report no problems...

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UPCYCLING: REVAMP YOUR HOME DECOR

Isabella Ross Being the simple act of taking an old object and turning it into something new, upcycling has become the perfect way to add unique design throughout the home. With numerous benefits such as saving money and being environmentally friendly, repurposing also allows your creativity to be unleashed. By upcycling out-dated items into quality décor pieces, it ultimately rings true that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!   Repurposed Outdoor Mirrors Purchasing a standard, inexpensive mirror and then adding your own creative touch is the perfect way to create a masterpiece that doesn’t break the bank. For...

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TIPS FOR THE ULTIMATE HOME OFFICE

Isabella Ross Working from home has numerous advantages, including flexible hours, no commute labour and more time to spend with the family. Yet, by not having a dedicated office to work from, the boundaries between home and work life can blur, impacting significantly on your performance ability. Here are some tips and tricks to create a more comfortable space that encourages productivity, focus and your creative juices to flow! Let there be light Studies have shown that a well-illuminated workspace can impact on creativity and learning, so capitalise on the benefits of natural light in your home office. If...

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AMANDA HAMPSON: WRITER OF WANDERLUST

By: Hanna Moore Originally hailing from rural New Zealand, Amanda Hampson was determined to be a writer at a young age. Currently residing in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Amanda still travels far and wide researching her successful novels. On the eve of the release of The Yellow Villa, Amanda reflects on the novel, her writing process and what’s next. What inspired the story of The Yellow Villa, and how did you devise the two couples and their individual characteristics? What made you want to explore their story? The seed of the idea came from friends describing the situation of some...

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A HISTORY OF KU-RING-GAI IN RALLYING THE TROOPS

Hanna Moore Members of the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society (KHS) will soon be drawing to a close a massive research undertaking to commemorate their community through the Rallying the Troops series. A series of four books designed to celebrate Ku-ring-gai and all the service men and women through a factual yet personable collection of wartime history. “We wanted to tell the story of each and every one of those service men and women who had connections with Ku-ring-gai in a short biography of each, plus chapters about Ku-ring-gai, chapters about the war itself, and how people from Ku-ring-gai were involved,”...

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