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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. Markets! Things tightened up a little after the Fed’s rate hike, but tensions in the South China Sea over a drone that neither China nor the US ultimately wanted may have contributed to that. The SPI 200 March contract market prices are down only 4 points at […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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THEN AND NOW: The cast of ‘Love Actually’ 17 years later

The holiday rom-com “Love Actually” premiered in 2003. Seventeen years later, the movie’s many stars have gone on to appear in Oscar-winning movies, Netflix original TV shows, HBO miniseries, and more. Insider has taken a closer look at what all the major stars of “Love Actually” are doing now. Visit […]
THEN AND NOW: The cast of ‘Love Actually’ 17 years later
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Here’s how to choose what ham to get this Christmas

Increasing interest in animal welfare means that there are a range of options for where your ham comes from this Christmas. What should you look for if you want to tuck into a ham from an ethically raised pig? You’ll find hams from four main production systems on supermarket shelves […]
Here’s how to choose what ham to get this Christmas
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It’s starting to look like a frugal Christmas in Australia

Australians appear determined to spend less on presents and have a frugal Christmas this year. According to research by industry analysts IBISWorld, Christmas shopping will be relatively flat, growing by only 0.4% in December as consumers look for bargains and discounts. “It’s likely that Christmas 2016 will be characterised by […]
It’s starting to look like a frugal Christmas in Australia
Markets

Here are Citi’s brilliant ’12 charts of Christmas’

Market analysts are starting to wrap up their year’s work and turning their attention to what will happen in 2017. Citi’s FX team, looking at the technical trading positions of a range of assets, has a note out with a dozen predictions, with some summary statements that helpfully line up […]
Here are Citi’s brilliant ’12 charts of Christmas’
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An Australian built a giant Christmas tree out of beer cans

Australian man Wesley Boyd has brought a little bit of Christmas cheer to bogans everywhere – constructing a tree made completely out of VB cans in support of the fight against Alzheimer’s. Boyd, from Perth, said he came up with the idea for the VB tree when he began missing […]
An Australian built a giant Christmas tree out of beer cans
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7 things you shouldn’t buy on Black Friday

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but that doesn’t mean you should buy everything on sale that day. Many items can be found even cheaper throughout the year – you’re better off purchasing brand name TVs, toys, and winter coats weeks or even months […]
7 things you shouldn’t buy on Black Friday
Tech

London just opened a £1.5 million ice rink with 8km of LEDs on display

VIDEO: The LuminoCity Ice Rink Canary Wharf just opened in London with more 500,000 individual LED lights, spanning over 8km. Eren Ellwood, Managing Director of Run Wild Media Group, said: "I'd say we would probably put the investment at over £1.5 million." The rink is open until the end of February and it is located in Canada Square Park.
London just opened a £1.5 million ice rink with 8km of LEDs on display
Tech

This is why the US military has tracked Santa Claus every Christmas since 1955

The North American Aerospace Defence Command, or NORAD, lets you track Santa Claus’ whereabouts on Christmas Eve. The tradition dates back 63 years. Today, the North American Aerospace Defence Command – better known as NORAD – celebrates its 63th year of tracking Santa Claus on his annual Christmas Eve flight […]
This is why the US military has tracked Santa Claus every Christmas since 1955
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10 things yule need to know this morning in Australia

Ho ho yo. See if you can spot the theme in the final 10 Things for 2015. 1. Make tomorrow night special, as you won’t see another Christmas night like this until 2034. Because this: Brightly shone the moon. Here’s why it’s going to be hard for Santa to hide. […]
10 things yule need to know this morning in Australia
Lifestyle

A Sydney butcher is selling 10 tonnes of turduckens for Christmas

It sounds like a mythical creature, but the turducken is real and growing in popularity for Christmas lunch thanks to Sydney butcher Adam Stratton. Stratton, a 20-year veteran, runs the Tender Gourmet Butcher chain in Hornsby, Macquarie Park and Bondi Junction and first started making turduckens six years ago, inspired […]
A Sydney butcher is selling 10 tonnes of turduckens for Christmas
Lifestyle

12 last-minute gifts for the modern, stylish man

With Christmas only a week away the time to find the perfect gift is running out. But for those who are cutting it fine, and looking for some inspiration, ShopStyle Australia has pulled together a list of 12 awesome presents that any stylish guy would love to receive. Buy before […]
12 last-minute gifts for the modern, stylish man
Lifestyle

How to make the perfect eggnog this Christmas

Rebecca Sullivan, runs Granny Skills, an Adelaide-based organisation dedicated to instilling what she calls “granny skills” in the next generation of home cooks. Her recipes are simple and easy, so anyone can tackle dishes they loved eating when they were growing up. From Thanksgiving pumpkin pie to finger-licking footy food, […]
How to make the perfect eggnog this Christmas
Lifestyle

7 tips for staying healthy this festive season

Staying healthy throughout the festive system can be difficult when there are multiple parties and late night functions with indulgent food and drinks to tempt you. But all is not lost this Christmas. Business Insider reached out to Dr Anthony Blazevich, associate professor in biomechanics and a director at the […]
7 tips for staying healthy this festive season
Lifestyle

What 15 Australian executives want for Christmas

It’s gift season, and if you’re a little slow to get shopping, then to spark your imagination, we asked a dozen Australia business executives what they want for Christmas. While most of them want more time in a day and others want peace and quite on a remote island, many […]
What 15 Australian executives want for Christmas
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Queensland could be in for a Christmas cyclone

The weather bureau has put out a cyclone warning for far north Queensland, saying there’s “a high chance” that a monsoon trough and tropical low could strengthening and form a cyclone by Wednesday — two days before Christmas. It would be the first cyclone of the season and most likely […]
Queensland could be in for a Christmas cyclone
Tech

Tesla’s Powerwall will be on sale in Australia before Christmas

Australians will be able to order a Tesla Powerwall home battery system before Christmas. The Powerwall system, which is designed to power the entire home, is expected to dramatically reduce users energy costs by charging from solar power or when off-peak energy generation tariffs are in effect. It’s been seen […]
Tesla’s Powerwall will be on sale in Australia before Christmas