Bernadette Ticehurst

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Social Services staff tell bosses something stinks at new Tuggeranong offices

It has relocated thousands of its staff into its expensive new Tuggeranong digs at Athllon Drive, Greenway, but the problem with its grey water …

Social Work

Her cookbook I Quit Sugar made her the face of health and wellness, but Wilson’s memoir, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, traverses much darker terrain<p>If you’ve visited a bookshop in the last few years, you would have found it hard to avoid a tanned and lean Sarah Wilson beaming out at you from …

Mental Health

Pelvic mesh devices hit by allegations of research fraud, experimental surgery on thousands of women

Ms Chisholm said many women were not told the risks of transvaginal mesh surgery and so did not give informed consent.<p>"Current systems still don't …


16 Things in Your Home That Are Making You Unhappy

It's time to take a second look at your decor.<p>When you walk into a room, pay attention to how you feel. Do your surroundings inspire you? Or do you experience a vaguely persistent "blah" feeling? If the latter rings true, you might want to take a second look at the decor and clutter within the …


How to Achieve (and Love) Open Shelving in Your Kitchen

Like Skippy or Jif, Team Edward or Team Jacob, everyone seems to have a firm opinion about open shelving.<p>Some love the modern trend; using open …

Living Room Design Trends Set to Make a Difference in 2016

It is that time of the year again when we try to shake off the holiday season blues and find our way back to work and a lifestyle that is far less …

Are you living in one of Canberra's bushfire prone suburbs?

Predictably, the heavily-vegetated Stromlo, Majura, Molonglo and Jerrabomberra regions are in the line of wildfire this season.<p>But suburbs fringed by …

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

Interior Design

8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter

Trust us. You'll feel better once you let it go. This article originally appeared on<p>Finally discarding the pile of catalogs that's hiding your dining room table is one thing; getting rid of old photographs, hand-me-downs, or life's other souvenirs is another.<p>"Everything we own …


A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role In Thought And Emotion

Since his birth 33 years ago, Jonathan Keleher has been living without a cerebellum, a structure that usually contains about half the brain's neurons.<p>This exceedingly rare condition has left Jonathan with a distinctive way of speaking and a walk that is slightly awkward. He also lacks the balance …

Hate Open Shelving? These 15 Kitchens Might Convince You Otherwise


57 Kitchen Light Fixtures That Make an Impact

Go beyond track lights and fluorescent fixtures with stylish options that make a statement.<p>If you want to update your cooking space without shelling out serious money, invest in one of these fixtures that will serve as the focal point in your room, enhance your existing design and brighten your …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …


Kill It in Your Cocktail Dress with This Arm Workout

Holiday parties, here you come!<p>This five-move workout hits every muscle in your arms and shoulders, transforming your arms in all directions. They'll feel way stronger, and they'll look amazing in your sparkly dress, too!<p>All five exercises are movement patterns that require your muscles to “hold …


What To Do With The Most Boring Wall In Your House

Interior designers have long been entranced by the 18th-century French technique of curating a salon wall. How can you achieve the look? It's supremely simple: Pick a blank wall and map out a collage of framed artwork or objects. As you can see below, there is no right or wrong combination.<p>Interior …

Interior Design

Want to make your home (& maybe your life) a bit better? Try one of these 9 affordable ideas this weekend -->

6 Absolutely Elegant Etched-Style Wallpapers

Gorgeous engraved designs.<p>Engraved designs are much more diverse today than the classic toiles de Jouy, but flights of fancy are still at the heart of their appeal.


12 Signs You're Meant to Have a Beach House

Even if you're miles away from the sea, your home reflects an inner ambition to live oceanside.<p><b>1.</b> You proudly display your seashell collection throughout the house.<p><b>2.</b> You're crazy for coral, too!<p><b>3.</b> Although you prefer stepping on sand, your flooring is either jute or limestone.<p><b>4.</b> Paintings of boats …

Beach Houses

8 Ways to Decorate with Stripes

Interior Design

7 Amazing Bathroom Makeovers You Won't Believe

Helpful Tips for Painting Cabinets

It’s official: my laundry room is getting a makeover! My hubby and I moved this past summer, and we have yet to purchase a washer and dryer. One of …

10 Big Solutions for Small Spaces

Designer tricks for tiny rooms.<p>From striped floors in the living room to open shelves in the kitchen, designers share their best tricks for tiny rooms.

Interior Design

65 Cozy Designer Family Rooms

Lazy days are welcome here.<p>Prop up your feet — these comfy dens are tailor-made for relaxing. Up your living room's game too with even more designer decorating ideas.

Before & After Makeover: A Dark, Dated Kitchen Goes Light and Bright

Click for the after photos.<p>By painting the existing cabinetry, replacing the countertop, and swapping the ceiling fan for pendant lights, designer T. Keller Donovan transformed his Florida kitchen on a tight budget. Here, he shares his time and money-saving tips for getting a dream kitchen — …

Stainless Steel

Out of the Closet: 10 Kitchens with Tools on Display

Are we entering a new age of the everything-within-reach kitchen? Where dishes are stored on open shelves and pots are hung on the wall and not …

Sites We Love: Vintage Furniture Shopping on

An online marketplace with a value on vintage<p>Longtime flea market shoppers are free to sleep in weekend mornings now that the hunt for unique, high-quality pieces has moved online to Chairish. The curated consignment site is focused on providing great pieces and service for design-minded buyers and …


5 Must-Have Decorating Apps

Fall always gets me in the mood to do a little home improvement. Lately, I’ve been painting everything black (interior doors, lampshades, you name it …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Home Decorating


<i>(Music written and courtesy of Audio Network US, Inc. and Karen Altman</i><i>)</i><p>When most people think of wreaths, they picture some frilly, leafy thing to hang on your door during the holidays. But wreaths are so much more – an incredible medium for skill, style, and personality, and the people who make …