Jingle bells or silent night?

The festive season is upon us – for many it’s a time to celebrate and connect with loved ones. But for some people, dining in restaurants, and attending family gatherings can be frustrating and exhausting if you can’t hear all the conversation. Dr Annemarie AuD, owner and audiologist at Hearlix in Balmain, has the following tips to help.

Create a pawfect start

It’s always an exciting time bringing home a new puppy! It can be hugely rewarding however you need to be prepared. There is a lot to do before bringing puppy home – from buying equipment and supplies to preparing the household for the new arrival.

How to attract great people

With businesses across all industries looking for staff, it’s easy to settle for second best. But the cost of hiring the wrong person is far greater than the cost of waiting a little longer for the right one. We chat to Adrian Searle from Decision Health to learn how to find great employees.

Pub matriarch enters Hall of Fame

Maureen Thornett has owned The Royal Oak Hotel in Balmain for more than 35 years, but her life in hospitality began long before. In the 60’s, when you could smoke on planes and the all-female crew (apart from the pilots of course) were hired based on their good looks and single status, Maureen worked as a flight attendant.

Beat rising interest rates

In Sydney, we love to talk real estate, and now we’re shifting our discussions to rising interest rates. For some, the effects of interest rate rises are immediate on household budgets, and for others, it’s now time to plan ahead for future rate rises. Darling speaks with local mortgage brokers, Nerida and Ashley from Accura Lending, who share top tips on what to do.

Local mums paying it forward

Mummies Paying it Forward is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation founded in 2014, based in Rozelle. They provide everyday essentials to families experiencing significant and immediate hardship.

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