Staring at breasts not 'hardwired'

Organisers of the Free the Nipple Picnic, Amanda Haworth and Zoe Buckley Lennox.

8:00 PM  What is often overlooked in discussions is the fact that breasts have not always been regarded as attractive.

Why 'fat talk' is so hurtful

"Fat talk does reinforce the idea that being fat is the worst thing you can be," says Rebecca Shaw.

OPINION: "If my not-fat friend is sad about how fat they look, how should I feel? They must think I'm disgusting."

Fooled into eating Maccas

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Top "food influencers" were tricked into eating a gourmet McDonald's feast... and they were lovin' it.

Trans man lands health cover

Ben Melzer, Men's Health Germany's next cover star.

Ben Melzer will be the first transgender person on the cover of a men's fitness magazine in Europe.

Absinthe: The facts & the myths

Absinthe is one of the world's least understood liquors.

Green Fairy to some and Green Curse to others, this is one of the world's least understood liquors.

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love & sex

Top spots for a Valentines Day picnic

No idea what to do for Valentines Day? Try a romantic picnic at one of these great spots.

Stuck for Valentines Day ideas? Take a peek at our pick of picnic spots for inspiration.

The Bachelor's V Day plans

What's on the Valentines Day menu for Art and Matilda and other well-known Kiwi couples?

The joy of sextech

How to propose to a Whovian

food & wine

Uber and Lewis Road announce ice cream deal

You're just a few taps away from trying just-released Lewis Road Creamery ice cream in either chocolate, vanilla or hokey pokey.

Eager to get your hands on the brand's new ice cream? Well, now it's coming straight to your door

Absinthe: The facts & the myths

Green Fairy to some and Green Curse to others, this is one of the world's least understood liquors.

maccas

Fooled into eating Maccas

Top "food influencers" were tricked into eating a gourmet McDonald's feast... and they were lovin' it.

beauty

Pop star's daughter's skills

Violet Madison Nash knows her way around a set of brushes.

Christina Milian's daughter has over 80,200 Instagram followers. She's 5.

Back-to-school beauty

We don't have a whole lot of need for coloured pencils and felt tips these days, sadly. Fill your pencil case with beauty loot instead.

Face oils will help give you dewy, juicy, radiant skin.

Beautifying oils that aren't coconut

These lesser-known oils provide just as many bonuses as their holy-grail compatriot.

fashion

Waist trainers: investing in eating disorders

Corsets belong in a bygone era, according to student journalist Louise McNally.

OPINION: The stomach cinching contraption from a bygone era, the corset, has made a comeback.

A 56-year-old swimsuit model video

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue isn't famously diverse, but these ads are changing it.

Gigi Hadid's Paris Vogue cover.

Gigi Hadid naked for Vogue

Wearing "mostly Chanel No. 5," the model covers Paris Vogue's new issue.

well & good

Where you walk matters

If your aim is to reduce stress, take your walks in a natural environment.

We all know walking is good for you - but the benefits vary depending on how and where you walk.

Why you should embrace stoicism

The philosophy is experiencing a renaissance, helping everyone from elite athletes to parents succeed.

How to beat car sickness

Seven salt myths debunked

life

Why 'fat talk' is so hurtful

"Fat talk does reinforce the idea that being fat is the worst thing you can be," says Rebecca Shaw.

OPINION: "If my not-fat friend is sad about how fat they look, how should I feel? They must think I'm disgusting."

Trans man on Men's Health cover

Ben Melzer will be the first trans person on the cover of a men's fitness magazine in Europe.

How can I stop my home-alone dog from barking?

Armed with a camera and a white rose video

home & property

Home romance not only for V Day

Style at home: Resolve to print your favourite pictures and display them in frames.

Make Valentines Day happen every day with these decorating tips to make your daily life more romantic.

Fish fancier's costly court move

Man whose fishtank overflowed and flooded neighbour's flat ordered to pay $10k legal bill.

Suspended between two towers 100 metres above the ground, the pool at the new Sky Habitat development comes with a great view.

Ready for a sky-high swim?

Scared of heights? These spectacular swimming pools may not be for you.

luxury

The new status symbols

Fast cars, five-star overseas holidays, furs, diamonds and glitzy parties are off the list as top status signifiers.

Forget bling, fizz and fast cars, these are the new ways to show off your wealth.

Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Is this huge car price a record? video

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

weddings

Wedding in a warzone gallery

Newly-wed Syrian couple Nada Merhi,18, and Hassan Youssef, 27, pose for a wedding picture in Homs.

The photographer wanted to show that life and love is stronger than death in Syria.

Mariah Carey's triple wedding day

Mariah Carey is planning a three-day Disney-themed extravaganza when she weds James Packer.

Ashleigh and Louis Davis swing past Whangarei KFC for their wedding photo over the weekend.

A Kiwi KFC wedding

It's a special relationship. Groom chooses KFC over naked pics for wedding photo.

Video

Noodle markets face opening night challenges

Large crowds overwhelm Christchurch Night Noodle Markets on opening night.

Parenting

'Not OK for boys to dress like girls'

Austin Lacey was asked to remove his Princess Elsa costume after his school principal told him it was too distracting.

US teen has a bit of fun with an Elsa costume for his school's spirit day but his principal wasn't amused.

Blog: Things that make me cry

Being a mum has turned me into a soppy softy. Will it ever stop?

There are lots of ways dads can be involved in newborn care if they missed out on the big moment.

When dad misses the moment

No-one wants their partner to miss the baby’s birth, but it can happen. Here’s how to handle it.

Who is the winner of the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards?

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Pets whose lives are a battle

Cat

Life hasn't been easy for these cats, but that hasn't stopped them from battling on.

When pets are 'naughty'

Oscar is a freedom fighter. He liberated the spaghetti from its bonds. Now Oscar's work is done, and yours begins.

Stuffed toys, paper towel, spaghetti - they're all fair game for curious cats and dogs.

Why dogs make us smile gallery

Dog

Whether it's their knack with selfies or a love of cushions, they're guaranteed to do something cute every day.

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