Luk Beautifood
Life hacks

Makeup startup Luk Beautifood launches new all-in-one hybrid skin tints

- March 3, 2023 2 MIN READ

When it comes to foundation alternatives, skin tints are the latest innovation in effortless, ‘everyday’ mineral makeup.  Lightweight, breathable, and precisely pigmented, they serve to even skin tone, blur imperfections and add a sheer wash of natural-looking colour to the face. Consumers are increasingly seeking beauty products that combine both cosmetic and skincare benefits. Pioneers… Read more »

Sullivans Cove whisky
Food and drink

Sullivans Cove, the Tasmanian distillery that’s won world’s best whisky 3 times, is releasing Australia’s oldest dram

- March 3, 2023 3 MIN READ

Tasmanian distillery Sullivans Cove is one of the pioneers of modern Australian whisky (Australia’s first legal distillery opened in Tassie in 1822) setting up shop down on Hobart’s waterfront in 1994. Its early years were a bit of a struggle, not without controversy, and the business changing hands twice. Then Patrick Maguire, who’d learnt the… Read more »

Dayse
Food and drink

Bryon drinks startup Organica launches grownup non-alcoholic drinks with a herbal buzz

- February 24, 2023 2 MIN READ

Dayse, a new brand from Byron Bay’s Organica Beverage Co, is introducing an innovative category of beverages known as “Functional Spritz.”  Cofounded by surfers Jack Freestone and Alana Blanchard, Dayse’s zero-alcohol drinks are made from plant-based extracts and incorporate adaptogens (plants that reportedly regulate the body’s cortisol levels to help it deal with stress) and… Read more »

car broken down, EV, roadside assistance
Motoring

The NRMA is coming to the rescue of flat EVs as the NSW govt opens its latest incentive program for electric commercial fleets

- January 31, 2023 2 MIN READ

NSW motoring mutual the NRMA has helped motorists with flat car batteries for a century and now it’s coming to the rescue of the next generation with roadside assistance for electric vehicles with flat batteries, putting patrol vans on the road with recharging battery packs. It’s baby steps for now, but a start. Just two… Read more »

man working at beach
Life hacks

It’s natural to have a post-holiday slump heading back to work, but here are some signs it’s probably time to look for a new job

- January 13, 2023 3 MIN READ

If you’ve found yourself feeling a bit flat after returning to work (or outright hating your job) this year, you’re not alone. #BackToWork is trending for Australia on Tik Tok, with plenty of users lamenting the return to the office. A growing body of research also shows this feeling is pretty common. But while there’s… Read more »

Blake Vanderfield-Kramer and Steve Pillemer
Food and drink

Hemp, quandong and Kakadu plum – Australian distilling startup Feels Botanical gives new life to French eau de vie spirits

- January 5, 2023 3 MIN READ

French for ‘water of life’, eau de vie is the latest spirit to take Aussie palates by storm. A favourite amongst European drinkers, eau de vie has a rich history in French and German drinking culture, valued for its rich, velvety mouth feel and complex flavours. Local distiller, Feels Botanical have now brought its take… Read more »

Food and drink

Non-alcoholic brand Lyre’s goes AR to get your spirits up

- October 14, 2022 2 MIN READ

Non-alcoholic drinks startup Lyre’s has enlisted augmented reality (AR) to educate people about its products and party like the “social animals” that are its brand mascots. ‘Social Animals’ have been created to match each character featured on the alcohol-free spirits bottle, with the AR animating them to tell the story in the virtual Lyre’s Impossible… Read more »

On phone in bed
Life hacks

Science says doomscrolling is bad for your health, so here are 4 tips to help you stop it

- September 9, 2022 3 MIN READ

Doomscrolling can be a normal reaction to living through uncertain times. It’s natural to want to understand dramatic events unfolding around you and to seek out information when you’re afraid. But becoming absorbed in bad news for too long can be detrimental. A newly published study has found that people with high levels of problematic… Read more »

Gadgets

Apple kills off passwords and releases iPhone 14, as AirPods hit $400

- September 8, 2022 3 MIN READ

Apple’s latest hardware refresh event incorporated the usual accoutrements – including a rugged smart watch, updated earbuds and next-generation iPhones – but for many users it is the release of iOS 16, and its passwordless logins, that promises to be the game-changer. Demonstrated at the company’s WorldWide Developers Conference in June, the new Passkeys are… Read more »

After Hours

Melbourne meal startup South Yarra Deli goes national

- August 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

The hospitality sector was among the hardest hit during the pandemic lockdowns, leading multiple restaurants to turn to takeaway and other options to survive. And while many have now refocused on getting diners back in their front doors, a Covid pivot to eat-and-serve meals by the team behind the Botanical Hotel in Melbourne’s South Yarra… Read more »