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As night sets in on November 14, wander outside and gawk at the sky. If the weather is clear, the moon will be at its biggest and brightest in nearly 70 years, and it won't put on a similar display until late 2034. Here are the best times and places to watch.

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Next Monday, Earth's solitary moon will be the closest it has been to the planet in a long, long time. The biggest and brightest supermoon of the century will be lighting up the sky on Monday night, and if you're planning to get outside and snap some photographs of it you won't be the only one. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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New research released by the Food Safety Information Council for Australian Food Safety Week shows that 36 per cent of Australians are taking a risk by eating raw egg dishes with 10 per cent eating raw egg dishes at least once a month. Not only is this completely gag-worthy, but the consumption of raw egg dishes has been linked to increased numbers of salmonella outbreaks.

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If you've ever urinated a little from coughing, sneezing, running, jumping onto a box or doing heavy cleans or deadlifts, you're not alone. It's a common condition called stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but it's something you should probably see your doctor about.

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This only applies to people who have a condition where they can't scratch an itch, like an injury or skin condition (otherwise just scratch it), but one new — albeit small — study suggests an interesting way to relieve an itchy arm or leg when you can't scratch: Stand in front of a mirror and scratch the opposite limb.

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The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks later tonight, and this year it's set to be a good one here in Australia, showing off some of the brightest, fastest meteors visible from Earth. While the moon may make viewing a little difficult this year, the Orionids have one of the most prominent radiant points of any yearly meteor shower.

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The last three full moons of 2016 are all "supermoons" — the point when the moon is closest to Earth while simultaneously reaching its full-moon phase. As the name implies, supermoons (also known as "perigee full moons") appear brighter and bigger than normal full moons making for stunning views. Here's what you need to know about watching them in Australia.

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Disaster strikes when you're in the middle of a cocktail party and discover that, to your chagrin, you've forgotten to refill the ice tray. No worries, try this neat party trick: use hot water to quickly make some ice cubes.

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Activity trackers and sleep tracking apps will happily give you stats on your sleep: How many hours you were in the sack, for example, and whether that sleep was good "quality". But you can't take those numbers at face value, and some of them are flat out wrong.

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If you are a lover of tomato sauce, you have no doubt had to deal with the very real struggle of trying to get it out of the bottle, particularly if that bottle is glass. If you've ever wondered why you must suffer at the hands of this stubborn condiment, there is an answer: Tomato sauce is a non-Newtonian fluid.