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Uberkate is excited to launch its newest collection, The Living Range, a series of organic pieces that have been designed for both men and women.
Each piece of the Living Range has been designed and handcrafted by Uberkate owner and designer Kate Sutton.
“My inspiration for this range was plant life. The metal has been shaped to emulate growing vines, especially the way they twist and turn.
 “I have also named it the Living Range because the pieces can be added to as the family grows and changes over time.”
The Uberkate Living Range can be personalised and embossed with initials of the wearer’s loved ones.
Uberkate designs are for people who desire to wear unique and personalised pieces that ‘mean something’.
All purchases can be made online at www.uberkate.com.au or through selected retailers.

Smart Trike for growing youngster

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Smart Trike is a specialist tricycle brand offering multi-purpose trikes of the highest quality and are dedicated to providing trikes that are durable and innovative.

The novel concept of Smart Trike has earned the company respect in some of the largest countries around the world. Unlike other models in the tricycle market, Smart-Trikes are designed to grow and adapt with children from the age of 6 months.

Incredibly versatile, the tricycles convert into different models to suit your child’s play and learning ability as they grow. It’s the perfect companion!

Their signature product , the Smart-Trike All-in-One, offers the equivalent of 6 alternative trikes in just one model – transforming from a stroller to fully independent trike.

With in-built technology that offers no-stress and superior adaptability, a Smart-Trike is a resourceful investment for young children. Not only that, but the unique Smart-Trike designs are on-trend and effortlessly stylish. Their longevity means kids won’t grow out of their trike overnight!

Much more than a toy, Smart-Trikes give kids a great head-start in developing balance, hand-eye coordination and self confidence .

In the early stages, babies can enjoy a ride in their stroller while mum enjoys a walk in the park. And, later on, the fully developed trike promotes the importance of exercise in toddlers and preschoolers by associating exercising with fun.

All Smart-Trikes are tested by leading global certification labs and have passed rigorous tricycle and toy QA standards: Smart-Trike put an emphasis on ensuring their products are comfortable, easy to use and safe for both parent and child.

It is no surprise that all the products within their classic range are award winners! Smart-Trike dominates industry awards for the 10 month tricycle category – and has the honour of winning the most prestigious international toy award; “Toy Innovation” at the annual Toy Fair in Nuremberg.

Smart-Trike are currently sitting as a finalist for the “Toy Award 2011” under the baby and infant category.

Testers at the Practical Pre-School Awards, 2010, say Smart-Trikes are “by far the best trikes in the market”. Offering; “multifunctional, durable and great value for money because the trikes can be used for years”.

Smart-Trikes are retailed through Target and Toys r Us.

New Spring shades in the BYS Mirror Finish & Nail Enamel Collections

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BYS Mirror Finish Nail Enamels, RRP $4.95

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who has the hottest nails this season? You of course! This Spring, BYS is adding three gorgeous new shades in the Mirror Finish nail enamel range. These three new shades give your nails a reflective shine thanks to the clever light reflecting pigments in the formula. If you are after some added bling, don’t stop with your outfit and jewellery, take it to the next level with a shine that will see you through the work day and stay sparkling all night long. Try BYS Mirror Nail Enamels today and you won't be disappointed. Available in three new shades (pictured left to right) Dinner And A Mauvie, Appletini & Pink Champagne at an affordable $4.95 each.

3 NEW!! BYS Nail Enamels, RRP $3.95
BYS is renowned for its vast array of nail shades on offer and this season the collection continues to grow with the introduction of three new shades in the BYS Nail Enamel collection. Treat yourself to a mani or pedi this Spring and experiment with these irresistible new shades including Drop in the Ocean (pictured left), a beautiful blue reminiscent of the beaches of Hawaii. Isn’t She Lovely (pictured in the middle), a romantic deep pink that is sure to ignite your senses and Going for Gold (pictured right), an elegant shimmering shade of liquid gold. These three new shades are out now and are priced at an affordable $3.95 each.
An extensive BYS range is available from K-Mart, Gloss Accessories, Cosmetics Plus, Ice Accessories, selected pharmacies, and speciality stores. Order BYS online at www.fashionaddict.com.au .
For full stockist enquiries please call head office on (03) 9551 4666

Beating obesity with the Magic Plate of balanced diet

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By Dr Dr Ian Campbell

As a GP I was increasingly aware of what obesity was doing to my patients. I could see that it was causing a lot of unhappiness, but I could also see that it was causing a lot of ill health that could be prevented.


When I realized the health benefits of weight management for individuals and families and also important to our society I became increasingly motivated to do something about it so we could work together to reduce and prevent the amount of ill health in our communities.


It’s taken a long time for everyone to wake up to the fact that obesity is a silent killer. It increases your risk of heart disease, of type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.


And yet it affects one in four of the adult population – two thirds of us are carrying excessive weight and one in four of us are carrying enough to sharply increase our risk of these diseases.

What is particularly worrying is that so many children are obese. Weight problems in childhood so often lead to obesity and obesity-related diseases later in life.


In Australia, one out of every four Australian children aged between five and 17 years is overweight or obese – 17 percent are overweight and 7.8 percent are obese.


The rate of obesity among boys has jumped from 4.5 percent in 1995 to 9.7 percent in 2008. The rate among girls is steady at 5.8 percent.


It’s very hard for families to address obesity. But good health starts at home. There’s so much we can do to help ourselves – and our children.


Any family that has sought help about weight control and healthy eating will have been made aware of the energy balance equation. The energy balance equation is what doctors refer to, to explain simply, that the energy that goes in through food has to be less than the energy that goes out through physical activity. So with any weight management program increased physical activity has to be an important part.


But controlling the amount of energy that we eat – even healthy foods – can be an equally difficult challenge. The key is to eat normal healthy food but in the right proportions.


In my clinic, one of the problems I’ve found time and again is that many families struggle to control the amount of food each family member consumes. Among all the messages about food and nutrition we’re bombarded with, it’s hard to determine what a normal plate of food should look like.


Through my work I’ve come across many different diets or programmes designed to help people control their weight. One is very helpful for families trying to prevent weight problems and educate children about healthy eating habits. It’s a simple portion control plate. It doesn’t mention the word diet anywhere on the kids’ version, called the Magic Plate), and it can make mum and dad’s job a lot easier.


The Magic Plate allows the balance of good nutritional health to be maintained and actually encourages increased vegetable consumption. It has produced great results in clinics across the UK.


One of the beauties of using The Magic Plate is that everyone in the family can eat the same food, the food that you enjoy, but in the right proportions.


Initially some families might find it slightly awkward having to adjust the portions of food on their plates, but it very quickly becomes normal. They very quickly realise that their expectations of what a normal plate of food should look like starts to change. The Magic Plate is not asking you to do anything unnatural, it’s actually asking you to do what’s very natural which is to get the correct proportion of carbohydrate, of protein and of fibre on your plate and in your diet. It becomes part of everyday healthy eating habits.


It is important for families to get help when they need it. But it’s also important to do what we can at home and help ourselves, and our kids.


For more information, visit www.thedietplate.com.au


About Dr Ian Campbell

Dr Campbell is a full time GP, obesity expert, and prominent campaigner for the prevention and treatment of obesity. He is an UK Government Obesity advisor and founder and first president of the UK National Obesity Forum. Dr Ian Campbell was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2009 for his services to healthcare.
Dr. Ian Campbell is a non-executive director and medical adviser to The Diet Plate® Ltd.

Telstra unveils 'affordable' iPad rival, T-Touch Tab

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27 November 2010 - Telstra has unveiled a touchscreen tablet that the telco giant hopes will be a major competitor to Apple's iPad in Australia.

The T-Touch Tab has an 18 centimetre touchscreen, slightly smaller than the iPad's, but unlike its rival allows users to make voice and video calls and send SMS.

"T-Touch Tab will suit Australians' appetite for quick and affordable access to information, useful apps and digital media wherever they may be," Telstra executive director consumer Rebekah O'Flaherty said in a statement.

Priced at $299, Telstra says the "affordable" wireless tablet was created with families in mind.

The offering is the latest in a series of iPad rivals slated for release, including the BlackBerry's Playbook and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, both announced in September.

Telstra's tablet uses Google's Android 2.1 operating system (its Samsung rival operates Android 2.2) giving users access to around 80,000 applications to extend the T-Touch Tab's functionality.

Users can browse, buy and download apps, games and more from Google's Android Market.

"Whether you're a green-thumb, aspiring MasterChef or perhaps an avid blogger, we believe the T-Touch Tab will be popular with time-challenged people embracing technology to keep connected with their interests," Ms O'Flaherty said.

"We think affordable mobile tablets like Telstra T-Touch Tab will be great news for the majority of hobbyists who admit they want to devote more time to their passion, but can't due to lack of time and associated costs."

Telstra said the T-Touch Tab will be available from November 2.


The T-Touch Tab launch coincides with new research from Telstra today all about Aussies and their beloved hobbies

·         3 out of 4 Aussies love their hobbies (74.58%)

·         Gen Y are the biggest hobby enthusiasts behind the over 50’s (80.67%) with over 75% admitting they have a hobby
·         Men are big green thumbs and collectors – gardening was the top hobby for men (25%), followed closely by collecting items, such as stamps and cars (20%)
·         Top hobbies for women? Arts and crafts, followed by cooking
·         The top hobbies in Australia are gardening (29%), followed by cooking (26%), learning to play music (23%), arts and crafts (20%) and collecting (20%)
·         Most popular wishlist hobbies Aussies want to try? Cooking (33%), photography (30%), learning to play an instrument (22%) and learning a language (21%)


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