Mental health matters – tips to keep your mind game strong during self-isolation and quarantine
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Mental health matters – tips to keep your mind game strong during self-isolation and quarantine

A month ago the thought of binge-watching Netflix, not having to wear pants and round-the-clock food deliveries would have sounded pretty great but now that it's our reality for the foreseeable future at least, it feels somewhat different. Life as we know it has changed and while there is a lot of emphasis on taking care of your physical health, what of your mental health? During times of increased stress it's more important than ever to look after your overall wellbeing, so we've compiled a list of little things that can have a big impact on your outlook to keep your mind game strong. more

Bars
How to support the local Brisbane hospitality scene during the coronavirus threat
Food & Drink

How to support the local Brisbane hospitality scene during the coronavirus threat

UPDATE March 23, 2020: We told you we'd be regularly updating this, as the coronavirus situation is rapidly evolving. As of midday Monday March 23, the federal Government has forced the closure of all pubs, clubs, cinemas, casinos, nightclubs, indoor places of worship, gyms and indoor sporting venues. Restaurants and cafes will be allowed to operate, but only to offer takeaway and delivery services. Currently hotels can operate in an accommodation-only capacity, and supermarkets, convenience stores, banks, petrol stations, pharmacies, food delivery services, bottle shops, hairdressers, beauticians and freight and logistics services can continue to operate. COVID-19 is a serious virus, which means we need to take serious steps to overcome it. As you can see from the latest Government protocol, this usually comes at the expense of small businesses – especially our bars, cafes and… more

Clothing
Five Australian brands that will step up your loungewear game while in self-isolation
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Five Australian brands that will step up your loungewear game while in self-isolation

While we're long-time fans of enjoying downtime at home on the couch, this self-isolation business takes things to a whole new level. As an anonymous meme maker penned the other day, 'you're not stuck at home – you're safe at home', so let's change our tunes about being bound to our abodes and aim to look and feel our best! One way to help boost your mood (especially while working from home) is to not kick around in your pyjamas all day – trust us, that novelty will quickly wear off. That's what loungewear is for, friends. To help, we've put together a handy list of five of our favourite Australian brands so you can nail the loungewear look (from head-to-toe) during self-isolation. more

Current Events
The government's new home-confinement requirements – and what it means for Queensland residents
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The government’s new home-confinement requirements – and what it means for Queensland residents

With rules differing from state to state, the ongoing government announcements and restrictions can be tricky to navigate. On Sunday March 29, Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young established new directions under the state's home-confinement requirements for residents of Queensland to help slow the spread of COVID-19. What does it mean? Can you leave your house? Should you be working? Who can you visit? Here's a breakdown of the state-specific directions and how it relates to you, as a resident and member of the workforce.  more

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Jan Powers Powerhouse Farmers Markets

Jan Powers Powerhouse Farmers Markets

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Davies Park Market

Davies Park Market

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Bon Iver 2020 Australian Tour

Bon Iver 2020 Australian Tour

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Camerata – Concerto

Camerata – Concerto

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Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages

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COLOUR: See the world in a new light

COLOUR: See the world in a new light

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City Hall tours

City Hall tours

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Almost the Last Supper: New work by Merton Chambers

Almost the Last Supper: New work by Merton Chambers

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Holiday Music Program

Holiday Music Program

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TEMPORARILY CLOSED High Rotation

TEMPORARILY CLOSED High Rotation

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Rachel Burke – Wonderwall

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Brisbane City Markets

Brisbane City Markets

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A Fierce Hope

Decorate your home office with local art from online collective Cream Town
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Decorate your home office with local art from online collective Cream Town

As with a lot of professions, the arts industry and local artists in particular have have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a lot of individuals completely losing their income. To help ease the financial strain, newly launched online art collective Cream Town is helping to support these artists by selling their works as prints. If you're currently working from home and have a little bit of spare cash, now is the time to shop local and purchase an eye-catching piece for a good cause. more

Current Events
Federal Government launches official coronavirus app and WhatsApp channel to keep Aussies informed
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Federal Government launches official coronavirus app and WhatsApp channel to keep Aussies informed

Now more than ever, we're glued to our phones in a bid to keep up with and decipher rapidly changing government advice, announcements and restrictions – not to mention the time we're spending scrolling through the surplus of jovial (yet highly relevant) isolation memes for a brief hit of positivity. To cut through the noise and make things a little easer, the Federal Government has launched an official coronavirus app and has joined the WhatsApp messaging service to give Australians instant access to the information they need to know. more

Food News
New food-ordering platform Dine At Home connects Brisbane restaurants with diners (minus the hefty fees)
Food & Drink

New food-ordering platform Dine At Home connects Brisbane restaurants with diners (minus the hefty fees)

While the country's hospitality industry has been completely flipped on its head, many restaurant and cafe operators have been quick to develop ideas and implement changes to adjust to this new (albeit temporary) world. With take-home meals currently the new dining out, we’re having to rely more heavily on ordering platforms that often come with hefty fees. Amid all of the uncertainty has come a new operator, Dine At Home, which promises to alleviate commissions by acting as a free, one-stop online platform for venues to promote their takeaway offering. more

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If you can put a better thought into a child's head during their difficult years, then I think you've done something worthwhile ... ~ John Curro AM MBE

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