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Kombucha has been around for years but has recently gained a lot of traction as a soft drink replacement due to some clever marketing that pits it as a low-sugar tonic that can heal all sorts of maladies. It’s taking up more and more space in the drinks aisle at the supermarket as consumers clamour for options outside the traditional high-sugar drinks and anything that seems remotely healthy.

But is kombucha actually as good for you as some may claim?

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Underwater sex poses a fair number of technical challenges, but people still fantasise about it. Blame movies such as Romeo + Juliet and Wild Things. If you're intent on fulfilling your underwater fantasy, here's how to do it well.

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The story of where we come from evolves almost every year. It's a question many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new evidence is emerging all the time.

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In 2017, Gizmodo editor Rae Johnston embarked on a 12-month mission to transform herself from a self-confessed couch potato into a real-life Wonder Woman. This involved everything from yoga and healthy eating to hiking and weight training. Here is the complete series.

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I enjoy starting the day with a coffee. That little kick of caffeine inspires me to get out of bed and get to work on time. I drink it via my mouth, as is intended, however, for about 100 years, the idea that coffee enemas can 'detoxify' your colon has existed.

There is no evidence to suggest that these work at all.

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Some people exercise solely to improve and maintain an already-fabulous physique. Others just want to make their bodies look presentable by shedding visceral fat.

If you're looking to get your BMI down as quickly and efficiently as possible, this explainer from an exercise physiologist will help to steer you in the right direction.

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Adapting to a low-sodium diet can be really hard. Your best bet is to cook most of your own meals, since starting from fresh ingredients gives you the most control over your milligrams. But even though your tastebuds will adjust, the fact remains: subtracting sodium subtracts flavour.

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Awards season is rapidly approaching, which means you should be watching lots of movies - so that you may express your smart and good movie opinions - and eating lots of snacks. A big bowl of fluffy, flavorful popped corn is the obvious, correct choice, but if you find yourself getting a little bored of the basic butter-and-salt situation, we have some ways to branch out.

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I love a raw carrot. Crunchy and sweet, you can dip it in hummus or ranch dressing. Raw apples have a similar charm, and raw red onions give salads a happy kick. I'm also a fan of raw honey's gritty sugar crystals. You know what all these things have in common? They are perfectly healthy to eat raw. Unlike the latest supposed trend, raw water.

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Rimming is having a moment. Long thought of as a more "advanced" sexual activity, it's being added to the repertoires of people who would describe themselves as being fairly vanilla. Here's everything you need to know if you're curious about giving rimming a try.

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According to all the Instagram pictures of toes stretched out on deck chairs, many people looove the summer. They bask in the bright sun, revel in the heat, and don't especially mind the sand-in-the-bathing-suit/sunscreen-in-your-eye sensations of January; the moment Australia Day weekend rolls into sight, it's constant watermelon, sailboats, and beach barbecues.

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Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavour enhancer that you’ve likely run across if you’ve ever eaten before. It is found naturally in many foods but it is most famously known as an additive that provides food with a savoury taste. Though MSG has been around since the early twentieth century, in more recent times, its safety has been questioned and it has been built up as a potentially dangerous additive that can cause a whole range of health issues. How much truth is there to that?

Here's everything you need to know about MSG.