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Restaurant Brands sells Starbucks coffee in NZ

Quick service food company Restaurant Brands has decided to exit its franchise deal with iconic US coffee chain Starbucks in New Zealand.

New Zealand

Is this the end of insomnia? The secret US military technique that could help you fall asleep in as little as TWO MINUTES

Many of us toss and turn at night as we struggle in vain to try and get some sleep, but it seems as if there might finally be a solution that could …

Sleep

Taking three weeks vacation each year can extend your life expectancy, scientists say

Taking regular holidays away from the office can extend your life expectancy, according to the results of a 40-year scientific study.<p>Men who took …

Want to spy for New Zealand? The GCSB wants to talk to you if you can crack these codes

Want to be a spy? If you can solve these puzzles, the Government Communications Security Bureau wants to hear from you.<p>"How good are you really?", …

New Zealand

Golden rules of taking out a reverse mortgage on your home

<b>OPINION:</b> A reverse mortgage on your home can help provide for a comfortable retirement.

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying property

Buying a home in New Zealand just got a lot tougher for most people.<p>The country's parliament on Wednesday passed a law banning foreigners from buying into most parts of its residential property market as the government seeks to cool red-hot house prices.<p>The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill will …

New Zealand

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

29 Foods the World’s Healthiest People Eat Every Day

Want to keep running until you’re 90? These longevity-boosting foods can help.<p>1 of 29<p>Almonds<p>Rich in healthy fats, fiber, and protein, these nuts are made for more than snacking. Use slivered almonds as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt, add them to muffin recipes, or use almond flour in place of …

When You Initiate Sex In Your Sleep, Things Can Get Complicated

Sexsomnia is a sleep disorder in which people have sex—or try to—while unconscious.<p>Hope has always had an active sex life with her partner. “One time I asked him if he’d enjoyed the present—a blowjob—last night,” says the South African 23-year-old, who prefers to use only her first name since she …

10 Common Foods That Are Worse for Your Body Than Sugar

While we know everyone has a varying understanding of what's healthy and what's not—and it's clear all food affects each body differently—there a few …

Nutrition

Should you have separate bank accounts?

People who are strongly independent or who have fears and anxieties around money are more likely to want to have their own accounts.<p><b>OPINION:</b> …

Real estate experts reveal your house-buying mistakes

The salesperson is working for the vendor but sellers should be able to trust the information they offer.<p>It's the biggest purchase most people make …

Bank mortgage 'specials' not so special

Former banker Leighton Roberts estimates just one in ten people with a mortgage negotiate a discount with their bank.

Everything You Need to Know About Composting

Composting is good for lots of reasons. Many gardeners believe that utilizing compost is an integral part of creating a healthier garden ecosystem.

How To Quickly Get Rid of Ants

To get rid of ants quickly, you'll need to pay attention to their trail.<p>Ants are undoubtedly pesky pests. Seeing a swarm of them in your home is …

How I’m getting richer every day: 4 ways to increase wealth

I’m not hungry for money. Compared to several years ago, when I had less money, I still have the same life.<p>I wake up, drink my freshly brewed coffee, …

Personal Finance

I recommend a Wi-Fi plug for your air conditioner

Mostly the future is bad but sometimes it’s cool.<p>The summer is hot; few contest this. Our planet is ending due to us using too much energy, among …

2-days on Fraser Island with Fraser Explorer Tours

It’d been over 10 years since we were last on Fraser Island so when Fraser Explorer Tours invited us over to experience their 2-day adventure tour we …

Beware the hippo, the most dangerous animal in personal finances

<b>OPINION:</b> It turns out you don't need masses of financial literacy, or capability, to improve financial wellbeing, ANZ's recent Financial Futures …

Personal Finance

Five KiwiSaver mistakes to avoid

<b>OPINION:</b> It's over ten years since KiwiSaver was introduced and the early adopters are now starting to pay attention to the significant balances they …

How to grow strawberries

<i>Growing your own strawberries is one of the cheapest and easiest pleasures of summer. Here's how...</i><p><i>You may also like: Small Garden Ideas | City</i> …

Gardening

Here’s what the new Gmail looks like

Yesterday, Google pressed the Send button too quickly and informed G Suite customers that a new Gmail was coming soon. TechCrunch obtained a few screenshots of the new interface from a tipster called Chaim. I confirmed the authenticity of those screenshots with another person who saw the new …

9 food parts you should never throw away

If you're immediately tossing those leftover parts of fresh produce in the trash, you could be missing out on some powerful nutrients—and losing money in the process.

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

Deleting Facebook Won’t Protect Your Information, But Doing This Will

This week, news broke that the data analytics company Cambridge Analytica (which worked with the Trump campaign) had illegally mined data from 50 million Facebook users to spread disinformation. As a result, many internet users are decrying the platform, and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending …

Social Media

How to opt out of Facebook’s Platform data sharing

You shouldn’t have to do this. You shouldn’t have to wade through complicated privacy settings in order to ensure that the companies with which you’ve entrusted your personal information are making reasonable, legal efforts to protect it. But Facebook has allowed third parties to violate user …

Apps

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food …