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

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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

Watch Taika Waititi and his famous friends read a Roald Dahl classic
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Watch Taika Waititi and his famous friends read a Roald Dahl classic

What's better than a classic tale to soothe you into a restful slumber? Storytime with your favourite celebs, of course! To help raise money for charity, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi is reading cherished children's book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Taking this fairytale reading to the next level, he's summoned help from some very famous faces including Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Chris Hemsworth and acting icon Meryl Streep. more

Lace up and learn – RollerFit launches an online roller-skating program for absolute beginners
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Lace up and learn – RollerFit launches an online roller-skating program for absolute beginners

If you're into gyms, group training or team sports, then we feel for you, because this global pandemic would have truly tested your over-active self. Luckily for the fit folk, plenty of sports have seamlessly transitioned to the virtual world with activities like live-streamed yoga, online group training and digital dance classes just a few clicks away to keep us all active and sweaty. Roller skating is also having a big moment right now, with heaps of guys and gals lacing up across the country – and do you know how they are mastering the skills? You guessed it – online. more

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Gather your pals and roll out the rugs – here are some top picnic spots across the Gold Coast
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Gather your pals and roll out the rugs – here are some top picnic spots across the Gold Coast

There's a reason people flock to Burleigh Heads – it's breathtakingly beautiful and provides the perfect backdrop to roll out a rug and while the day away with a portable grazing platter and excellent company. The only real downside is that everyone on the coast has the same idea so it can be hard to find some space to spread out and with social distancing at the forefront of life in 2020, we thought we'd take a look at a few alternatives that are a little more off-the-beaten track. Here are some sensational picnic spots (that aren't Burleigh Hill) that are worth a look. more


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Forget working from home when you can work in luxury at QT Gold Coast
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Forget working from home when you can work in luxury at QT Gold Coast

At the start of this whole covid crisis, the thought of working from home was great – no commute, snacks all day and the freedom to wear (or not wear) whatever you damn well please (providing you didn't have any annoying Zoom meetings scheduled). But as the weeks roll on, the sheen of WFH (working from home, in case you missed it), has well and truly worn off. The snacks are gone, it's too cold not to wear pants and the temptation to watch a few eps of Judge Judy during work time is proving impossible to resist. If you need a little break from your own iso-office/home jail, QT Gold Coast invites you to WFH – work from hotel, that is. more

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Do good and donate unwanted stuff to Good Stuff Market's virtual op-shop
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Do good and donate unwanted stuff to Good Stuff Market’s virtual op-shop

All of this extra time at home has yielded some unexpected outcomes. For some, it's a newfound interest in baking whilst for others, isolation has meant time to tackle all of those annoying tasks you've been meaning to do – like clearing out the junk cupboard. You know the one, every house has one. That cupboard where you put all of the things that don't have a place. The only problem is, what to do with it all since the vast majority of op-shops are closed for donations for the foreseeable future. Say hello to Good Stuff Market – it's the virtual op-shop 2020 needs right now.  more

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High rotation – the plug-in that reveals your top songs during lockdown is here
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High rotation – the plug-in that reveals your top songs during lockdown is here

If coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that we essentially live in a lawless society and anything goes. Want to eat a two-day-old burrito for breakfast at 2:00 pm? Go for it. Wear socks and slides to the supermarket? By all means. Play the same song on repeat for seven hours? Nobody will ever know. Well, that last one isn’t exactly true. A new Spotify plug-in has just been released that will reveal your most-streamed songs during the coronavirus isolation period – so it’s time to face the music! more

Get clay-zy with saniTEA DIY pot-making kits
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Get clay-zy with saniTEA DIY pot-making kits

An idea born from extreme boredom caused by the social distancing measures, saniTEA DIY pot-making kits is your new favourite quarantine activity. Thought up by the same creative folk that brought tee parties to Brisbane, Only T, this home-delivered kit teaches you how to make stellar-looking pots using your bare hands. That's right, this craft activity gives you the one and only excuse to get your hands dirty in a time where clean mitts are non-negotiable. more

Let Diddy soothe you into a sweet slumber with a guided mediation from Audible
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Let Diddy soothe you into a sweet slumber with a guided mediation from Audible

In these anxiety-inducing times, lucid dreams and the inability to fall asleep easily have become common issues faced by many. Thankfully, the audio entertainment specialists over at Audible are here to help with a new collection of free meditations and bedtime stories featuring some of your favourite celebrities – including hip-hop legend (and former Puff Daddy) Diddy. Yep, you read that right – this is your chance to be led into a deep slumber by the soothing vocal tones of a hip-hop alum who, in the good ol' days, had you getting down and dirty on the dance floor to 'Bump, Bump, Bump'. more

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For the true film buffs – stream independent flicks and documentaries with new on-demand service FanForceTV
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For the true film buffs – stream independent flicks and documentaries with new on-demand service FanForceTV

Online streaming services have truly been a saviour for all of us in self-isolation, bringing hours upon hours of enthralling, binge-worthy content to our television screens. In the thick of the coronavirus outbreak a new platform has come to life – FanForce TV – which offers keen streamers and avid movie buffs a carefully curated selection of independent films and documentaries. more

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Whip out your g-string leotard – Aerobics Oz Style is back, baby
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Whip out your g-string leotard – Aerobics Oz Style is back, baby

It’s day 948 (accurate) of self iso and it’s likely your exercise motivation levels are at an all-time low. There’s just no, how do you say, pizzazz to virtual F45 – we get it. What you’re looking for, perhaps, is a couple of rounds of grapevines, maybe a series of hip thrusts and a killer ’80s dance soundtrack? Well it’s time to slip on your best lycra – cult-classic exercise series Aerobics Oz Style is back. more

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Gotta get Theroux this – Louis Theroux is dropping his first radio and podcast series
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Gotta get Theroux this – Louis Theroux is dropping his first radio and podcast series

As much as this *gestures widely* current situation is less than ideal, it’s sure as hell spawning amazing content from some of our favourite creatives. Award-winning filmmaker and unconventional sex symbol Louis Theroux is the latest curious mastermind to throw his hat in the ring, jumping onboard the podcast train after being commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to create some magic for all of us to enjoy. more

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YASSS HUNTY! RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race is dropping on Stan this weekend
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YASSS HUNTY! RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race is dropping on Stan this weekend

In case you’ve been living under a particularly joyless rock, you have probably already encountered the wonderful world of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The exceptionally binge-worthy franchise has become a legit pop-culture phenomenon, spawning a worldwide fascination with the art of drag. You’d think the winning combo of jaw-dropping transformations, gag-worthy performances and spicy arguments couldn’t be improved upon, but things are about to get a shake-up. We’re about to be blessed with a spin-off that will see mystery celebrity guests getting dragged up by some of the most beloved former contestants from the show – proving that we’re all born naked and the rest is drag. more

Already binged Tiger King? Here are five other Netflix shows to stream in isolation
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Already binged Tiger King? Here are five other Netflix shows to stream in isolation

Look, it's nothing to be ashamed of – we are all devouring Netflix content like there's no tomorrow. If like most of us, you've been there, watched that and gone on a seven-hour Tiger King bender that can only be described as a chaotic evil-fuelled hot mess, then we've got your back. No need to scroll endlessly through mediocre viewing options, as we've put together a hand-picked list of Netflix series you should binge-watch while in isolation – because, let's be real – there's not much else to do. more

ClassBento launches live-streamed classes – with a free craft box delivered to your door
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ClassBento launches live-streamed classes – with a free craft box delivered to your door

Whilst most of us are set on working through our self-iso bucket list, learning a new skill is sometimes easier said than done – especially when you're confined at home. Artisan experiences collective, ClassBento, know this all too well and as such, have pivoted to offer online creative workshops that connect eager students with local artisans and makers who are doing it tough. To be well-equipped with all the supplies you need, a free craft box is delivered straight to your door, so you don't even need to leave the house to pick up materials – it's a win-win, really. more