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Australian students brutally attack author after HSC exam

Exams can be mentally, physically and emotionally draining for anyone, but when the pressure is piled high for your last...
Consumer
17 Oct

Target under fire for 'backwards' children's play sets

People on social media have erupted with fury over a photo a shopper snapped in the toy section of a...
Consumer
16 Oct

Queenslanders suffer the worst from sky-high energy prices

Australia’s competition watchdog has hit out at a malfunctioning national electricity market that’s putting consumers and businesses under unacceptable pressure....
Consumer
16 Oct

Breast cancer risk may depend on how often women dye their hair

A breast surgeon has claimed that the number of times women dye their hair every year could have an impact...
Consumer
16 Oct

Raunchy ad campaign makes headlines for all the wrong reasons

Suistudio, a Dutch women’s suit label, has created uproar over its latest ad campaign, which puts a literal spin on...
Consumer
15 Oct

Greedy son gets his comeuppance for scamming elderly parents

Loaning money to a friend usually starts the same way: you think you know them well enough, they’re good people,...
Consumer
15 Oct

Let's talk: Is the Golliwog racist or a harmless toy?

A fictional character created back in the 1800s is still causing great debate today. The golliwog, or Golliwogg, created by...
Consumer
14 Oct

Not again – viral optical illusion of shoes divides the internet

We here at Starts at 60 love a good optical illusion, but this one is causing some serious arguments in...
Consumer
13 Oct

Don’t ignore the mobility scooter. It may just be the future of transport

Nationals senator John Williams wants to limit the speed of mobility scooters. His campaign shines a spotlight on an often overlooked piece...
Consumer
13 Oct

The cheapest ways to buy your fruit and vegies revealed

We all like to save money, especially when it comes to things we buy on a regular basis. Do you...
Consumer
12 Oct

Vegemite launches new premium version of classic Aussie spread

If we were to ask Starts at 60′s readers what their favourite toast topper is, chances are Vegemite would be...
Consumer
11 Oct

Death toll rises as fire rages in Californian wine country

Governor of California Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for several counties, including the wine-making areas of Napa, Sonoma...
Consumer
10 Oct

Thousands of Australians dob in their 'dole-bludger' families

As a general rule, Aussies aren’t fussed on whistle-blowers, and the idea of giving up a mate’s confidence is abhorrent for anyone...
Consumer
10 Oct

This age issue could ruin your relationship, expert reveals

It’s not unusual for celebrity couples to have a few years’ age difference—or even a couple dozen, in the case...
Consumer
10 Oct

New schemes call for harsh crackdown on summer air-conditioning use

Australian seasons are flighty things. The moment you’re ready to bust out your winter clothing, magpies are everywhere and it’s time for...
Consumer
10 Oct

The surprise company aiming to clean up the car industry

The look of the motoring industry is undergoing massive change. We’ve had plenty of companies closing their doors, as manufacturing...
Consumer
9 Oct