Breaking into the music industry is harder than ever. Competition is high with new talent surfacing by the minute. If you want to be a rock star you'll need more than a good song and cool look. Social media skills and video production are a must if you want to promote yourself and be heard.
There is nothing more satisfying than growing your own fruit. In the tropics there are many varieties to choose from but the pineapple would have to be the easiest. Grown from the top of an old pineapple this is one of mother nature's wonders. Team this with a delicious meringue topped home made...
Solitaire, a card game for one, has been played for over 200 years, long before the invention of the computer. From a basic deck of playing cards anyone could waste hours on end trying to beat the odds of the cards as they fall. Technology has stepped up the challenge with the computerised shuffle...
The humble mosquito may be the smallest of all creatures yet the diseases it carries could make it, potentially, the most deadly creature of Great Barrier Reef. But in most cases and unlike the threat of malaria from mosquito borne diseases throughout Asia, the Australian mosquito is not thought to...
Don't be lulled into a false sense of security based on the size of the Irukandji jellyfish. One of the tiniest of Australia's marine creatures, these jellyfish swarm toward the warmer coastal waters of north eastern Australia during the months of October through April. The Great Barrier Reef is a...
Is it possible to be a good writer without being a good reader? Most of the top name writers say the best thing they can do to improve writing is to be a good reader. That doesn't mean reading a book a day but reading whatever comes your way.
Box jellyfish frequent the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays at certain times of the year. There have been deaths recorded so it important to observe the warnings about when and where to swim and learn about on the spot treatment for the best and easiest recovery from a sting.
Coneshells of the Great Barrier Reef are as their name suggests, perfectly cone shaped shells. Their appearance attracts the unwary, children in particular but the surface of the shell has hidden teeth. Identifying shells before contact is imperative to staying safe while playing in the region.
Is it possible to live on following the death of a child? We all expect to bury our parents but what happens when we are faced with having to bury our own offspring? We are consumed by grief but not in the normal sense or the natural progressive sense of somene older than us.
Toadfish of the Great Barrier Reef come in many shapes, sizes and colours but most have one thing in common, their flesh is toxic to humans and should not be eaten. Learn how to recognise and identify the poisonous fish found in the tropical waters of north eastern Queensland.
The Great Barrier Reef is alive with coral and marine creatures. Not all are as they seem. The stone fish presents as a stone nestled on the sandy bottom of the ocean but can inflict a deadly poison. Being aware of all the dangers of the region of the Whitsundays can go a long way in protecting not...
The legendary Steve Irwin lost his life, not from the crocodile as most thought he would but from a stingray. The Great Barrier Reef has a number of species of stingray, none of which are none to be aggressive. Why, how is it that this dangerous marine creature saw the demise of a legend? What are...
Shark attacks are extremely rare in the pristine waters of the Whitsundays and throughout the Great Barrier Reef. There are five different types of sharks in the region and many of these can be seen while diving around the islands.
Crocodile attacks in the Great Barrier Reef are rare but they do exist. Avoid the waters and you are on your way to never being faced with this gruesome reptile. But the reef is known as one of the seven wonders of the world and there is so much to see under the surface it would be a shame to miss...
The Great Barrier Reef is a playground for those who want to explore the creatures lurking, just below the surface of what would otherwise be seen as a tropical paradise. Nine most dangerous creatures also play here, jellyfish, sharks, crocodiles, stingrays.
Spider Solitaire became an addition to any PC purchase in 1998. The beginner’s version is easily solved and the intermediate not far behind. The option for the advanced used comes with challenges so great it becomes addictive not only to the individual but for bringing out the competitive nature...
Dr. Seuss has been entertaining children and adults through his colourful pages of animated figures and rhyming words for more than fifty years. Here are the top five books in our family library.
Buying in bulk has long been seen as a money saver. But if you have to go into debt or pay interest to make those purchases, there is no real saving at all. Weigh up the benefits of getting those cheaper items before you stock up on goods you may never use.
The one remaining typewriter factory Godrej and Boyce has ceased production but the QWERTY keyboard breathes new life on modern computers.
Making an apple filled yeast bun is easy using a dough hook but the recipe can be adapted for those enthusiastic cooks who want to knead the dough by hand.
Don McLean's American Pie has been sung by many artists over the years. Capitol Steps version takes a satirical look at products being made outside the United States in Buy Buy American Pie.
Writing online may be the easiest media for new writers but it is crucial to the reputation of an author to make sure the work is edited. Self editing is an easy process if some simple steps are followed before publishing each masterpiece.
Mothers deserve the best on Mother's Day but that need not mean you have to spend hundreds of dollars on fine jewellery. A bunch of flowers or breakfast in bed will be gratefully received from most mums.
There is something about the tune and the whistling in Eric Idle's song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, made famous in the classic Monty Python's Life of Brian, it makes me smile every time I hear it.
Does that song by Beyonce make you cringe? Apparently several other performers had the same reaction as me and thought they could do it better. All the single ladies video by Katy Brand is here too.
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen is arguably one of the best songs ever written. Lenoard Cohen admits he is not a singer which is why KD Lang's version perfected his.
Northern Australia is on cyclone watch from November through to April. Preparing for Cyclone Anthony in February 2011 paved the way for Cyclone Yasi three days later.
Writing can be stressful and cause great frustration for the writer. Avoid burnout caused by stress and anxiety by looking after yourself and you may well bring out the writer within. Taking time out is as important as getting enough sleep.
Getting a good night’s sleep is imperative to functioning as a normal human being. The mattress we sleep on can be the difference between tossing and turning and sleeping like a baby. The Tempur mattress reviews bring mixed results.
If you are writing on the Internet most likely you will need to be your own editor. Common mistakes in spelling and punctuation can detract from the online reading experience.
Going shopping is easy with a credit card in your wallet but the day of reckoning comes and the money in the bank can't cover the repayments. Keeping the family budget on track is easy, if you know how.
Preparing for a budget might be easier than sticking to one but it will pay off in the long run. If this is your first time at planning a budget there are some helpful tips to get you started.
How will the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge help me? Is it a good idea? Karanda ventures into the unknown to attempt her second 30 Hubs in 30 Day Challenge and to answer this question.
Saving a deposit or down payment for first home buyers may seem as far away as a trip to the moon. Follow these 5 easy steps from making the commitment to knowing how to invest wisely.
People are living longer. Savings put aside for retirement twenty years ago may not last as long as you do. Plan for your retirement and revise your savings plan regularly.
The total cost of a wedding will be a lot of money regardless of how well you have scrimped on the finer details. Here comes the bride comes with a price tag so start saving for your wedding well in advance.
Paying more of your mortgage than the monthly repayment amount can save thousands of dollars over the course of the loan and allow you to own your own home sooner.
Just because you are up to your ears in debt, bankruptcy need not be the only option. Here are some alternatives to look at before taking the last resort seeking bankruptcy, a condition that brings with it a stigma that will follow you for many years to come.
The dream of owning your own home is a distant vision for most. Mortgages that last a lifetime means the average family will be obligated to their bank every day of their lives. Paying more off your mortgage can save thousands of dollars over the course of the home loan and bring other benefits as...
Reviewing the family budget when times are tough can assist in getting debt under control. Keeping track of credit card balances is an important aspect of the budget.
Reducing the interest paid on credit card balances takes a bit of juggling. The rewards are enormous if your repayments go to the original debt.
Getting a good credit rating can take a bit of juggling and tweaking the budget while being constantly late paying bills can have long term effects on that rating.
A government intervention in 2007 brought many changes to the lives of indigenous Australians. Some say their basic human rights have been taken away.
Surfing the net can easily be associated with watching a 'B' grade movie. With the lure of the dollar thousands of people throughout the world are attempting to make it big with dribble of the online word.
Many ordinary people over the past ten years have been awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. How the awards are determined is dependent on a committee.
Writing in capital letters or using the Caps Lock key has long been an accepted form of placing emphasis on a word or phrase. In other words, the writer is shouting at the reader. English writing tips would suggest this is rude when overused.
Acceptance is a key ingredient for a happy marriage. I love you just the way you are. Billy Joel sang about it years ago, Bruno Mars is singing about it now. Acceptance could be the best kept secret to a long lasting, happy marriage.
Christmas traditions from the Black Forest in Germany have stood the test of time thanks to a man who valued his culture. He now shares his memories with his own family in Australia.
This traditional recipe for plum pudding is steamed in a calico cloth. The recipe has been handed down through generations so it has been tried and proven time and again.
Long Island in the Whitsundays is within easy reach from the vibrant coastal town of Airlie Beach. Take the ferry from Shute Harbour and in fifteen minutes you will be stepping onto a tropical island paradise.
Diabetes and the resulting kidney failure continues to concern health professionals involved in the care of indigenous Australians. Remote communities add to the problem.
Setting up fairy lights at Christmas takes more than opening the box and stringing them up. Strategic planning can mean the difference between an ordinary display and a spectacular display.
Type II diabetes is now recognised as one of the fastest growing life threatening conditions. Understanding the risk factors can give a better chance of preventing the onset of diabetes.
It is true superstitions are passed down through generations. Is there any truth to them? Most arise because of an actual event that creates the coincidence.
Finding the right gift for the man in your life is more than difficult it is down right challenging. Surely there are gift ideas for men out there that don't include the latest Mustang fastback.
Before racing out and buying a desktop computer, consider some of the reasons a laptop will work better for you. Saving space and giving mobility laptops have plenty of advantages.
Daydream Island is one of 74 islands of the Whitsundays literally minutes away from the Great Barrier Reef. Take a day tour from Airlie Beach and chances are,you'll never want to leave.
What does it take before a writer is recognised as such? Is it that first published article where an agreed amout of money changes hands or is it the calibre of the author?
Airlie Beach is well known to the locals as the gateway to the Whitsundays. A stepping stone to 74 islands and the Great Barrier Reef, the town has much to offer tourists and locals alike.
Nora Ephron has been writing books for the best part of three decades. Her unique style breathes life into tired subjects. 'I Feel Bad About My Neck' is no exception but the book is not what you might think it is.
There are coffee drinkers and then there are serious lovers of coffee who will appreciate the aroma wafting from the espresso machine and savour every drop of the perfect cup of espresso coffee. Getting the right amount of crema is part of the secret.
HubPages is a great place to write and interact with other writers. But users beware of the addictive nature of HubPages. Writing Hubs and reading others' Hubs can become all consuming.
Making money on line is not easy but it is possible. It will take dedication, commitment and hard work but if you stick with it, there will be rewards at the end of the day.
The feminist movement has had a profound effect on gender roles since its inception. Has feminism changed the way men treat women to the point where they don't know how to treat a woman?
Is wakeboarding the new buzz for watersports? Riding in the wake behind a speed boat has become the craze that's taken over from the waterskiing thrills of the twentieth century.
Technology has changed much in the world from how we think to how we write and how we type. But are computers time savers or helping to waste time?