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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Every year it seems to creep up on us and before we know it, it’s a couple of days before Mother’s Day and you still need to get mum something special! There isn’t anyone quite like your mum and Mother’s Day is the perfect day to show her how much she means to you. So, this Mother’s Day why not get something that best fits the sort of mum she is. Not all mums are the same, that’s why we’ve ...

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Call for a tech detox as sleep deprived Aussies feel impact of staying connected in the bedroom

Call for a tech detox as sleep deprived Aussies feel impact of staying connected in the bedroom

Sealy_Tech_detox_Infographic_VF_full size.Around 75 per cent of Australians struggle to get to, or stay asleep at night, according to the world’s largest sleep report unveiled recently by The Sealy Sleep Census.

Worryingly, around 20 per cent of Aussies surveyed as part of this report face this insomnia battle three times or more per week.

The census was commissioned by globally leading and trusted sleep specialists, Sealy, who have been handcrafting mattresses in Australia ...

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How to Host the Best Australia Day Party

How to Host the Best Australia Day Party

Australia Day is just around the corner. In fact, we can hear the slap of thongs as it walks closer and closer. Hosting an Australia Day party can be simple, all you need is to do is follow our 3 step guide to planning the perfect Australia Day;

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4-Ingredient Christmas Recipes

4-Ingredient Christmas Recipes

If Christmas carols tell us anything, it’s that the festive season is full of cheer. What carolers often fail to mention, however, is that Christmas can also be rather chaotic. Between shopping for the perfect gifts for your family, wrapping said gifts and frantically cleaning your house before the in-laws turn up on your doorstep, there’s almost no time left to cook Christmas dinner.

This Christmas, focus on the things that matter by spending less time in the kitchen and ...

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Gift Ideas to Suit Everyone on Your Christmas List

Gift Ideas to Suit Everyone on Your Christmas List

‘Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the shops,
Not a present was worthy, not even for pops,
The stockings were hung on the mantel with care,
Yet, when you looked inside they were totally bare.

With Christmas just around the corner, we can hear the jingle bells of Santa’s sleigh fast approaching. If you’re looking to avoid the Christmas rush, then worry not because Betta is the one-stop shop for gifts this holiday season.

Within the Betta Gift Guide, ...

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What’s so great about side by side fridges anyway?

What’s so great about side by side fridges anyway?

Finding the right fridge for your kitchen is actually a big deal, there are many things to consider. Firstly you need to find a fridge that fits into the space you have so height, depth and width should be your top criteria. But once you have that set, what about colour? What about style? Do you want a standard look, or French door fridges or maybe go for something more sleek and elegant like a side by side fridge? ...

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Fridges With Great Energy Rating

Fridges With Great Energy Rating

With today’s ever rising energy prices it pays off to check the Energy Rating Stars before you buy a new appliance. This is particularly important for whitegoods that are always on, such as fridges and freezers.

What is the Australian Energy Rating?

The energy rating labels are part of the E3 Program that consist of 2 main indicators for power usage and energy efficiency. Each label on an appliance shows an Energy Consumption Figure. For fridges, the assumed usage ...

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Food That Should Never go in the Fridge

Food That Should Never go in the Fridge

Did you grow up in a household where your mum used to keep bananas in the fridge door shelf? And generally, everything was better off in the fridge than sitting on the kitchen counter?

As it turns out, there are some food and non-food items that definitely should not go in the fridge, even though most of us like to store them there and keep them cold.

Food Items

Spreads like jam and honey or condiments like ketchup and mustard don’t belong ...

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How to Get Fit With Wearable Technology

How to Get Fit With Wearable Technology

So you want to get fit. Or fitter, depending on how ambitious your goals are. Most modern research suggests that setting smaller goals does not only reward you quicker but people with small goals along the way to a bigger goal are more motivated to stick with their fitness regime.

Wearable tech allows you to track pretty much anything these days. Be it steps, sleep, heart rate, distance, elevation, calories burned and much more. All these measurements can be taken ...

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How to Create a Cosy Winter Bedroom

How to Create a Cosy Winter Bedroom

On some days, those cold winter months never seem to end. We leave our houses in the morning when it’s dark, cosied up in a coat and scarf and come back in the evening only to do the same thing again the next day. It’s tiring and makes us really miss those 30+ degrees summer months.

A super cosy bedroom can help you to get through the winter blues. Snuggling up under blankets, pillows and quilts, reading a good book or ...

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