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Pack your bags – Jetstar is selling $19 domestic flights
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Pack your bags – Jetstar is selling $19 domestic flights

Look, 2020 hasn't been a great year for travelling. Feelings of wanderlust have been dimmed by government-enforced travel bans and globe-trotting holidays seem a distant memory. To help us start to live life a little more normally again and to lend a helping hand to Australia’s struggling tourism industry, JetStar is hawking a massive list of discounted domestic flights and special deals. The best part? You can lock these flights into your travel itinerary right now. more

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Wear your heart on your sleeve and support these Indigenous-owned-and-operated clothing labels
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Wear your heart on your sleeve and support these Indigenous-owned-and-operated clothing labels

By now it's abundantly clear that simply liking or sharing a post declaring #BlackLivesMatter on social media is not enough. It's time to distill thoughts and intentions into actions. One small, but tangible, way you can do that is by actively supporting brands and companies that are Indigenous-owned-and-operated, or in support of local Aboriginal communities in Australia. Last week, we showcased some seriously amazing skincare and beauty brands (you can check it out here if you missed it), but this week it's about wearing your heart on your sleeve with clothing and apparel. Next week, we'll bring you some amazing pieces created by Indigenous and Aboriginal artists as well as handmade jewellery. These lists are by no means exhaustive and are intended as a starting point for you to continue your own personal journey of listening, learning and ultimately becoming a better anti-racist… more

Diversity in healing – Tru-Colour makes skin-tone bandages in three different shades
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Diversity in healing – Tru-Colour makes skin-tone bandages in three different shades

The purpose of a plaster, adhesive bandage, bandaid, sticky strip or whatever you like to call it, is to help heal your cuts and scrapes discreetly by blending in with your skin. That's pretty hard when there is literally only one generic shade of beige advertised as 'skin colour'. Thankfully, at long last, there is an alternative. Tru-Colour promotes diversity in healing with skin-tone bandages in three different shades.  more

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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week
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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team’s top picks for the week

It's ok to feel a little lost at the moment. There is a lot going on in the world, plus we're trying to adapt to our new 'normal' as we slowly emerge from self-isolation. The Weekend Edition is continuing to help you through these crazy times, whether you need assistance dissecting what on Earth our Prime Minister is trying to say, or a starting point to educate yourself in becoming an anti-racist ally. We are embracing this time of reflection and using it to discover and engage with new things – and we'd love to take you on that journey with us. Each week we'll share with you the books, music, TV shows, podcasts, food and more that The Weekend Edition team is enjoying and learning from, to take them from our homes to yours. Here is volume two of The Weekly Special – The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week. more

Get ready for lightning-speed delivery – Amazon is opening a warehouse in Brisbane
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Get ready for lightning-speed delivery – Amazon is opening a warehouse in Brisbane

When Amazon arrived on our shores in 2017 with its mammoth product selection of electronics, clothing, toys, books, sporting goods, beauty and more, you could say we were just a little bit excited. With a few good years in the online retailer market under its belt (and our credit cards looking a little worse for wear), the hugely successful company has decided to expand its operations, opening up a warehouse right here in Brisbane – and it will be ready to roll just in time for Christmas. more

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Turn intentions into actions by supporting these Indigenous-owned-and-operated skincare and beauty brands
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Turn intentions into actions by supporting these Indigenous-owned-and-operated skincare and beauty brands

Okay, so you've posted a black tile on your Instagram, but what now? Florence Nightingale said it best when she said "I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results." Sharing or liking a post on social media or declaring #BlackLivesMatter is a start but it's not enough – it's time to turn intentions into impact and use your privilege to affect positive change. One small but tangible way you can do that is to support local businesses that are Indigenous owned and operated, or are in support of local Aboriginal communities in Australia. Over the next few weeks, we will bring you a range of businesses across categories including (and not limited to) Aboriginal art, apparel and jewellery so you can continue your commitment to listening, learning and supporting. Remember, we all have a long way to go to become anti-racist… more

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Get active – here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane
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Get active – here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane

With the world around us slowly returning to some sense of normalcy, our fitness routines will (hopefully) follow suit. With most gyms reopening as restrictions ease, our time to limber up and start training again has arrived. So you can get back into a regular routine, we've found some of the funnest places in Brisbane to work out – from gyms that resemble beat-blaring nightclubs to secret studios in swimming clubs and some super-exciting bun-burning classes. Here are some of the most fun fitness spots in Brisbane, so you can make like Fergie and "be up in the gym just working on my fitness". more

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Choc-tops, popcorn and blockbuster flicks – Palace Cinemas is reopening its doors
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Choc-tops, popcorn and blockbuster flicks – Palace Cinemas is reopening its doors

The enticing scent of buttered kernels wafts through the air, as you pass movie posters and near the cinema entrance. You find yourself sitting in a cushy reclining leather chair where you dig into your bag to find a packet of Maltesers just waiting to be devoured. Then, the big screen in front of you lights up and it's showtime, baby. Sounds like a dream? Well, fellow film lovers, this experience will soon be reality again, as Palace Cinemas has locked in a date to reopen. more


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Doggos day out – fur babies are now allowed on Brisbane River ferries
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Doggos day out – fur babies are now allowed on Brisbane River ferries

As we humans have struggled our way through isolation, our four-legged friends have lapped up every single second having us home alllll of the time. In fact, it's entirely possible that they are the only ones on the planet that aren't relieved about the COVID19 restrictions easing but we have some exciting news for those who like to get out and about with their little mates – as of June 1, you can now take your pupper pal on Brisbane River ferries including CityCats. Now you have no excuse for leaving their cute heads behind. more

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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team's top picks for the week
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The Weekly Special: The Weekend Edition team’s top picks for the week

It's been a wild couple of months staying indoors, with the world around us in a state that we've never seen in our lifetime. The Weekend Edition has been with you every step of the way, from dissecting confusing restriction advice to telling you just how many 80s-style aerobic workouts you can do from your lounge room. As Queensland starts to reopen to Queenslanders, we're in a bit of a state of limbo – we're allowed out, we're starting to regain a bit of the life we used to live, but with restrictions around us. For us, our mandatory slow down has been a bit of a blessing in disguise – it's encouraged us to stop and reflect on things we've perhaps been too busy to notice or do in the past. We've had more 'me time', which has allowed us to discover and engage with new things. This is something we are making an effort to continue to do as we slowly reemerge into the outside… more

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Stow your stuff in a reusable bag made from plastic bottles
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Stow your stuff in a reusable bag made from plastic bottles

Reusable bags have become a (welcome) part of life but let's be honest, we still have a long way to go in the area of reducing, reusing and recycling to rid our precious planet of harmful plastic. Well, we have some excellent news – yes buddy. is here to ease the burden of carrying your things whilst also doing a little good in the process.  more

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Need a ride? Uber is trialling world-first Uber Rent right here in Brisbane
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Need a ride? Uber is trialling world-first Uber Rent right here in Brisbane

One of the best things about city living is not having to own a car and keep on top of rego, maintenance and insurance of said car. The downside to not having your own set of wheels is that sometimes simple things like a trip to Ikea can be problematic because flat-pack furniture and public transport is definitely a no-go. Well, fellow city dwellers, we have some excellent news, in a world first, the renowned ride-sharing service Uber is trialling Uber Rent – a new feature that allows users to rent a car directly through the app.  more

Go with the flow with Juuni – the new subscription service for organic period products
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Go with the flow with Juuni – the new subscription service for organic period products

Us gals know the age-old story – every month when Aunt Flo pays a visit, you find yourself embarking on a treasure hunt around the house, running in your PJs down to the corner store or asking strangers in public bathrooms if they have any "spares". Well, prepare yourself to be caught empty handed no more. Meet Juuni, a new subscription box full to the brim with organic period essentials that's delivered to your doorstep every month, helping to make shark week slightly less terrifying. more

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Make the most of Queensland's easing restrictions and frolic with alpacas through the vineyards
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Make the most of Queensland’s easing restrictions and frolic with alpacas through the vineyards

As a result of coronavirus, we've been confined to our homes and suburbs for longer than we'd care to think about but as of June 1, Queensland is open to Queenslanders! Yes, friends, we can officially bust out of isolation and explore this great state and what better way to do that than with a picnic with a couple of cheeky alpacas? That was rhetorical, obviously, because there is literally no better way to celebrate the easing restrictions. more

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Penthouse dining, private screenings and personal concerts – here are the once-in-a-lifetime experiences to book in Brisbane
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Penthouse dining, private screenings and personal concerts – here are the once-in-a-lifetime experiences to book in Brisbane

One of the positive consequences of the coronavirus restrictions is how imaginative and creative Brisbane's hospitality and entertainment industries have been. Restaurants have pivoted to takeaway, bars have transformed into bottle-o's and some very generous people have lent a helping hand to those in need. There has also been a bounty of some very special experiences that have come together during the pandemic, and we can't wait to book ourselves in. From sky-high dining in penthouse suites and picnics with alpacas to private concerts and pasta-making classes with award-winning chefs, here are some once-in-a-lifetime experiences happening in and around Brisbane. more

Let's get physical – Koala and Retrosweat team up for an '80s-themed Australian workout series
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Let’s get physical – Koala and Retrosweat team up for an ’80s-themed Australian workout series

Since we have been spending more time at home, a lot of us have been testing out (and sometimes failing) a plethora of different at-home workout routines. If we're being frank, most of the time it's more like they are testing us. Helping to put the fun back in living-room sweat sessions, Aussie online furniture brand Koala has teamed up with Retrosweat — the 1980s freestyle aerobic workout gurus — to bring you an at-home aerobics program filled to the brim with '80s Australiana nostalgia, aptly called The Great Australian Workout. Dig out your leg warmers, empty a can of hairspray onto your mane and snap on some fluro wrist bands, because we are going time travelling for this retro exercise routine. more

Get comfy! Foxtel's new streaming service Binge is luring you into a vortex of HBO hits
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Get comfy! Foxtel’s new streaming service Binge is luring you into a vortex of HBO hits

Yes, it’s another streaming service. Though, much like plants, puppies and biscuits, should there be a limit to how many we can enjoy? In the wise words of Cady Heron – the limit does not exist. So, with that in mind, let’s get to know Binge – a new streaming platform from Foxtel. It's armed with a library of smash-hit shows, iconic movies, cult classics and docos from the likes of HBO, Warner Bros and BBC, and it's here to make you want to kick back and, well, binge. more

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Work that couch groove – the best new streaming shows to see you through winter
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Work that couch groove – the best new streaming shows to see you through winter

We're not going to beat around the bush here – it's cold outside and there's a global pandemic going on, so that's more than enough reason for us to get cosy, crack a red, order food from our favourite restaurant(s) and settle in for a solid session of TV time. Sounds pretty excellent doesn't it? The only problem with that plan is that with so many different streaming services available, just finding something good to watch can be half the battle. Plus, iso means we're reallllyyyy churning through those series faster than ever before. Well friends, good news. There are a bunch of new streaming shows and movies on their way to your screens very soon – and we've picked the best ones for you. more

Sexy sourdoughs and banging baguettes – Trojan's 69-page bread cookbook reminds couples to get busy
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Sexy sourdoughs and banging baguettes – Trojan’s 69-page bread cookbook reminds couples to get busy

In the last few months, couples living in the same space have spent more time together than ever before — and they have been baking bread together like there's no tomorrow. Whether it's sourdough, babka or bread of the banana variety, quarantine baking surpassed every other indoor activity in terms of popularity, including bedroom antics. To help you and your partner spice up your self-iso sex life, the clever clogs over at Trojan decided to release an e-cookbook called Rising Time, which boasts 69 pages worth of sensual bread recipes to help get you going. As the age-old saying goes – if you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen ... and take things into the bedroom. more

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Good Vibes Guaranteed: Volume 09 May 26
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Good Vibes Guaranteed: Volume 09 May 26

It's been a long, tough iso journey so far and while restrictions are easing for us here in Australia, the pandemic is far from over. This past week has seen some pretty scary and heartbreaking milestones for the rest of the world and it's easy (and expected) for that news to get you down. While it's important to keep informed about the world around us, it's equally important to make sure we are looking after ourselves. To counterbalance the devastating news and give you a much-needed boost of joy, The Weekend Edition is here to inject some positive energy into your news feed. This week's instalment of Good Vibes Guaranteed is loaded with news to brighten your day, from ABBA saving 2020 to NASA's first space launch in a decade. Enjoy! more