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Recipe of the day: easy Italian chicken bake

This colourful chicken, bocconcini and olive bake is a hearty mid-week dinner solution. [Read entire story]

10 healthy salad combinations that won’t leave you starving

If your current go-to salads are putting you to sleep, then this is for you says Lisa Guy. [Read entire story]

Energised troupe fails to flourish

ONE masterwork, a party piece and two relatively new dances that look far better than they are provide an entertaining but creatively uneven program at Queensland Ballet. [Read entire story]

Glimpses into darker side of cirque

IT’S all about the tricks in Le Noir, which exploits the talents of its elite performers with little need for stories connecting it together. [Read entire story]

The 5 foods women should eat every day

Naturopath Emma Sutherland lists five foods that women should have daily to help prevent cancers and chronic disease as well as look and feel great. [Read entire story]

The Vogue team on their most worn item in their wardrobe

Current-season pieces that the Vogue team can't get enough of. [Read entire story]

Recipe of the day: Chicken, asparagus and mushroom pasta bake

Pasta bakes are the ultimate winter comfort food. [Read entire story]

Idol finalist ‘dies from blood clot’

AUSTRALIAN singer Michael Johns, who charmed tens of millions of viewers on American Idol, has died aged 35, with Simon Cowell leading tributes to a “truly great guy”. [Read entire story]

Tour ‘at risk as marriage implodes’

FOUR lawyers have reportedly joined emergency talks on the Beyonce, Jay Z marriage, with discussions even including which TV star gets the post-split interviews. [Read entire story]

E Street Band gives Jake an Aussie start

HE won the hearts of E Street Band fans all over the world when he replaced his late uncle Clarence, but now Jake Clemons is coming to Australia on a solo tour. [Read entire story]

Whose album will rock the charts

WILL the big albums from international and homegrown artists give us something to sing about for the rest of the year? Here are our hit predictions. [Read entire story]

How Daniel Johns helped Kimbra

AFTER working with Gotye, Kimbra’s next record features a lot of impressive blokes, including Daniel Johns, who joins her A-list of collaborators. [Read entire story]

Looks we love: August 3

See who got the Vogue tick of approval this week. [Read entire story]

How to make lasagne

A step-by-step video on how to make a classic lasagne. [Read entire story]

Jasper Jones

It's an awful shame that Barking Gecko's latest play Jasper Jones has not got a longer season because many West Australians will feel they have missed out. [Read entire story]

Ascension

Sidneiensis has added a photo to the pool: Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of its most prestigious, ranked as the 24th most reputable university in the [Read entire story]

Opera House

areta ekarafi has added a photo to the pool: [Read entire story]

city across the water

areta ekarafi has added a photo to the pool: [Read entire story]

Streaks Above

manohartvs has added a photo to the pool: Image Location: Brisbane Water, Central Coast, NSW On a recent drive towards central coast, I scouted around and came across this jetty. Loved the serenity in the area and I [Read entire story]

Pool Glow

onemadgooner has added a photo to the pool: [Read entire story]

Jazz Brothers

bondibiz has added a photo to the pool: [Read entire story]

Tamarama SLSC

murlito has added a photo to the pool: [Read entire story]

Toyota still tops in sales in first half

TOYOTA remains at the top in global vehicle sales in the first half of the year. [Read entire story]

Rio Tinto to sell Mozambique coal assets

MINING giant Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its Mozambique coal assets for US$50 million following the $4 billion acquisition of Riversdale in 2011 [Read entire story]

Mining slowdown hits WA commercial market

THE mining investment slowdown means more office space is being left unused in Western Australia. [Read entire story]

Noni B shares slump as $2.2m loss looms

NONI B's shares have slumped after the troubled fashion retailer revealed it was headed for a $2.2 million loss for 2013/14. [Read entire story]

NZ sharemarket closes mixed

TELECOM shares have dropped 2.6 per cent, extending their decline from a six-year high, and helping nudge the NZX 50 Index lower. [Read entire story]

House prices to rise 10% in 2014: HSBC

A PROMINENT economist expects house prices to rise 10pct in 2014, but warns the Reserve Bank may need to lift interest rates to prevent a bubble. [Read entire story]

Genworth flags up to $250m FY profit

GENWORTH Mortgage Insurance Australia has lifted its first half underlying profit 40pct and flagged a full year profit of up to $250m. [Read entire story]

Rates outlook to remain as clear as mud

THE RBA's board meets next week and will likely keep the cash rate steady, but with the economy's path uncertian, the outlook will remain clouded. [Read entire story]

Sunset picnic setting, Sydney Australia.

Derek Crowley Photography has added a photo to the pool: Hope everyone is having a great week :) (best viewed large,black background) www.derekcrowleyphotography.com [Read entire story]

Website to boost Aussie start-ups

AUSTRALIAN entrepreneurs are getting behind a new website giving free advice and training for business hopefuls. [Read entire story]

Tap Oil shares up ahead of production

SHARES in oil and gas company Tap Oil are more than seven per cent higher as the company's flagship development Manora approaches production [Read entire story]

Aussies to fore in US Open

WORLD surfing title contender Sally Fitzgibbons and three other Australians have cruised through to the third round of US Open. [Read entire story]