• The Dress That Sent The Internet Into Meltdown

    The seemingly innocent design sent the internet into complete meltdown as people argued over whether the dress was in fact blue and black or white and gold. "But on the black background some might see it as white." He even speculated, perhaps jokingly, that the white-gold prejudice favors the idea of seeing the dress under strong daylight.

    marie claire
  • IRS e-file is now open and W2s are here!

    AdChoices

    The IRS is now accepting returns. Don't wait to do your taxes -- get your biggest refund, guaranteed and your taxes done right with TurboTax today.

  • 'Smiling assassin' among women in blue

    The weekly Friday night brawl at the local pub was kicking off and the "knockabout" senior constable at Blacktown police station had to respond. The decorated detective has spent the past three decades rising through the ranks, making it her prerogative to tackle greed and power-driven criminal groups.

    AAP
  • Spread of Russian craters prompts safety concern from scientist

    The number of giants craters appearing in the northern Russia is growing as a respected scientist raised the safety implications of the strange phenomenon. Russian Academy of Sciences member Professor Vasily Bogoyavlensky said his organisation knew of seven craters in the remote part of Russia. "Five are directly on the Yamal peninsula, one in Yamal Autonomous district, and one is on the north of the Krasnoyarsk region, near the Taimyr peninsula," he said.

    Yahoo7
  • Awesome Federer floors Djokovic in straight sets

    Roger Federer's enduring class shone through again as the Swiss maestro beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to win the Dubai Championships for a seventh time on Saturday. The 33-year-old's serve is the least praised of his repertoire but it was his awesome delivery that blunted Djokovic's baseline game, taking his career ace haul past the 9,000 barrier with 12 more, several at vital moments. The match, the 37th in their rivalry which Federer now leads 20-17, proved to be a tale of chances taken and chances missed -- Federer converting his two break points with clinical efficiency, while Djokovic failed on all seven of his.

    Reuters
  • 'Wellness warrior' Jessica Ainscough dies from rare cancer, aged 30

    Jessica Ainscough, a self-described "wellness warrior" who attempted to stave off a rare form of cancer with natural healing, has died at age 30. Ms Ainscough's blogs had a large following on social media, and posts to her website drew praise from sufferers of many forms of illness as well as criticism from those who did not agree with her alternative remedies. Ms Ainscough was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma in 2008, and the cancer spread through her left arm, which she later refused to have amputated.

    ABC
  • High-income welfare set debt trap: Fraser

    The new head of Australia's Treasury department has blamed years of spending on "middle and higher-income welfare" for creating costs the nation won't be able to afford in the future without serious reform. In his first public address as Treasury Secretary, John Fraser flagged superannuation and middle-class welfare as areas that must be reassessed if Australia is to be able to meet its future health and ageing costs. Mr Fraser also criticised the level of political debate in Australia about the economy, saying both sides of politics were guilty of taking too much joy in knocking ideas instead of serious discussion.

    AAP
  • Exclusive: Chan spends precious time with family

    FIRST ON 7: Video has emerged of Andrew Chan sharing tender moments with his family inside Bali's Kerobokan prison. The 31-year-old is one of two Australians on death row in Indonesia for attempting to smuggle drugs from the country in 2005. The pair, dubbed the Bali Nine duo, are waiting for authorities to order their transfer from prison to their place of execution on Nusakambangan island, where the firing squad has been heard training at night.

    7News
  • Shocking video of Jamil Hopoate assault released

    Shocking video has been released showing the violent attack that led to rising NRL player Jamil Hopoate being jailed. Watch the full video in the player above. The other men involved in the unprovoked assault on Alexander Christie faced sentencing today.

    7Sport
  • $A struggles to fall against yen, euro

    The Australian dollar's race to the bottom is not going to plan. Reserve Bank boss Glenn Stevens wants a lower Aussie dollar to boost economic growth, but the European and Japanese central banks also want the same thing with their currencies. In the past seven months the Australian dollar has dropped almost 20 US cents, from 95 US cents in July to 76 US cents in early February, and most forecasters expect it to bottom out between 70 and 72 US cents in 2015.

    AAP
  • Man threatens to sue over burial plot bungle

    Dan Carrol bought the plot of land in 1973 for $100 - and he still has the receipt to prove it. When Mr Carroll went to inquire about selling off his cemetery real estate, he was was flabbergasted to learn that it no longer belonged to him - and had been home to a stranger for the past three decades. Cemetery records show the grave was refunded to a Mr Aubrey Carroll on March 17, 1987 but Mr Carroll claimed he never received any money because Aubrey was not related to him.

    Yahoo7 News
  • Number's up for taxi calls

    John Smith and his wife Ellen have shared an interesting life. Mr Smith, a chef by trade, worked in an aged-care facility during the 1970s but later discovered many patients were restricted when it came to travelling around town. In response, he purchased a taxi and worked all three jobs.

    The West Australian
  • Baden-Clay's life insurance claim denied

    Slain Queensland mother Allison Baden-Clay's life insurance payout will go to her family, not the husband who murdered her, a court has confirmed. On Thursday, the Federal Court ordered the sum of Allison's TAL Life Limited policy - worth more than $412,000 in 2013 - be paid to the trust of solicitors representing her father, the estate's executor. The policy was jointly held by Allison, 43, and her husband, Gerard Baden-Clay.

    AAP
  • Romantic proposal for MKR couple

    After returning home from filming episodes for the popular cooking quest, Lean’s boyfriend of three years — acclaimed artist Andy Quilty — whisked her away down south to one of their favourite spots to pop the big question. As the sun set over Sugarloaf Rock on the tip of Cape Naturaliste, Quilty got down on one knee and presented Lean with the ring of her dreams.

    The West Australian
  • N. Korea vows 'merciless' war against US

    North Korea vowed to wage a "merciless, sacred war" against the United States on Thursday, days before the launch of annual joint South Korea-US military exercises that have incensed Pyongyang. "Nuclear weapons are not a monopoly of the US," the ruling party's official newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, warned in an editorial carried by the state KCNA news agency. North Korea "will wage a merciless sacred war against the US now that the latter has chosen confrontation", the Rodong Sinmun said.

    AFP
  • Cabin crew refuse to fly in snowstorm

    Four cabin crew members have been suspended while an investigation is under way into their refusal to work on a flight they felt was unsafe. The Daily Mail has reported that Norwegian Airlines is investigating a flight with 196 passengers from New York to Stockholm which flew with five cabin crew staff instead of nine on January 26. The American crew members who refused to fly have reportedly been suspended while the investigation is under way.

    Total Travel
  • The greatest property investment myths

    Most investors never make it past one investment property. The research indicates most Australians who buy an investment property no longer own that property - or any investment properties - within five years. Sadly, many investors have bad experiences.

    Property Observer
  • Boyfriend killer pleads for life

    The case of convicted murderer Jodi Arias has gone to a jury that will decide if she will be sentenced to death or life in prison for killing her boyfriend. The 2013 trial of Arias was broadcast live and became a sensation with its tawdry revelations that Arias had shot and slit the throat of her on-again-off-again boyfriend Travis Alexander. Arias, now 34, was convicted then of killing Alexander.

    Yahoo7 News
  • Gold Coast Titans: Clyde Rathbone says cocaine scandal exposes flaws in drug laws

    Former Wallaby Clyde Rathbone says it is "ridiculous" that five Gold Coast Titans players are facing criminal convictions and lengthy sporting bans over alleged cocaine use because the "drug laws are wrong". The NRL club stood down the players - Beau Falloon, Jamie Dowling, Greg Bird, Dave Taylor and Kalifa Faifai Loa - after they were charged with drugs offences for allegedly buying cocaine from a Gold Coast drugs syndicate. Rathbone is a South African-born athlete who played rugby union for the Wallabies and the ACT Brumbies until his retirement last year.

    ABC
  • China to cut benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points

    China's central bank said on Saturday it would cut benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points to 5.35 percent, a widely expected move as the world's second largest economy continues to show signs of weakness despite previous easing measures. The central bank said it would also cut the benchmark saving rate by 25 basis points to 2.5 percent. "The focus of the interest rate cut is to keep real interest rate levels suitable for fundamental trends in economic growth, prices and employment," the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said in a separate statement on its website.

    Reuters
  • MoM’s fitness challenge – Day 1 SQUATS!

    Hello and WELCOME to the MoM fitness challenge. We are giving YOU a 31 day exercise challenge for FREE, it starts today and our first challenge is SQUATS. Watch the video here.MoM’s fitness challenge – Day 1 SQUATS! was published on Mouths of Mums.

    Mouths of Mums q