Transgender model 'en Vogue'

Andreja Pejic talks transitioning while modelling: "It's better to be androgynous than a tranny," some said.

1:54 PM  Andreja Pejic talks transitioning while modelling: "It's better to be androgynous than a tranny," some said.

What the?! (graphic content)

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1:35 PM  Do not try the Kylie Jenner challenge at home as the results can be truly horrific.

Charlize's advice for women

Charlize Theron thinks we should celebrate women, of all ages.

"Don't have a nervous breakdown and don't hit the Chardonnay too hard". Alright then.

Outfit envy: Kylie Bax gallery

Paula Ryan midi skirt, $550

Not all of us are as slender as Bax, but if you're looking to minimise a bigger bottom half, this silhouette is perfect.

Note attacks Lupus sufferer

The anonymous note reads: "You should be ashamed!! When you take a handicap spot an actual disabled person suffers. You were not raised as you should have been."

Her pain's so bad that at times she can hardly walk, yet someone took her to task for using a disabled carpark.

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'I have genital herpes'

Ella Dawson, who lives in New York City, blogs about living with genital herpes. While herpes the infection is not new, the stigma is.

One woman is breaking the STD's unfair stigma by telling everyone who'll listen that she has it.

Why I started a sex club for women

Meet Emma Sayle, founder of the female-focused London club famed for its luxury, photo-vetted parties.

Love in the age of Tinder

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Chicken, veg & noodle stir-fry

Chicken, veg & noodle stir-fry with citrus & soy dressing

This quick midweek stir-fry has plenty of flavour

How NZ eats its pizza

Auckland loves cheap pizza, Cantabrians are all about toppings and Wellingtonians aren't fussed.

Ernie Feld holds of himself and other Nazi prisoners in his bakery.

Baking saved him from Nazis

This 90-year-old wartime survivor has kept his sweet sense of humour - and still runs his bake shop.

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The crazy Kylie Jenner lip challenge (graphic content)

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1:35 PM  Do not try this at home as the results can be truly horrific.

Hottest new shades for nails gallery

Want to nail a new look for winter but on a tight budget? A DIY mani with one of these should do the trick.

"THIS WAS NOT BRAVE." says Jessica Kane of this photo. Her courage-denying post has since had over 600,000 likes on Facebook.

Swimsuit pic 'was not brave'

Jessica Kane says that her posing in a swimsuit isn't courageous, whatever her size.

fashion

Transgender model 'en Vogue'

Andreja Pejic talks transitioning while modelling: "It's better to be androgynous than a tranny," some said.

1:54 PM  Andreja Pejic talks transitioning while modelling: "It's better to be androgynous than a tranny," some said.

Uggs are back

2:05 PM  Ugg boots are back - but don't rock them with your tracksuit bottoms. 

Paula Ryan midi skirt, $550

Outfit envy: Kylie Bax gallery

Not all of us are as slender as Bax, but if you're looking to minimise a bigger bottom half, this silhouette is perfect for you.

well & good

Life & love with an ostomy bag

With her blogs, Hattie Gladwell explains what it's like to live with a stoma.

From wearing a bikini to having sex, living with bowel disease and an ileostomy bag at 19.

On living with narcolepsy

"I waited for my temporarily paralysed muscles to regain their strength, so that I could move my body."

Your body after a fat binge

Foods for fending off colds

life

Charlize's advice for women

Charlize Theron thinks we should celebrate women, of all ages.

"Don't have a nervous breakdown and don't hit the Chardonnay too hard". Alright then.

Anonymous note attacks Lupus sufferer

Her pain's so bad that at times she can hardly walk, yet someone took her to task for using a disabled carpark.

He has to be seen to be believed video

Mum's crazy list of gift demands

home & property

No-rates-paid property gets break

This Belmont section was due to be sold over a $59,000 unpaid rates bill.

Section was to go under hammer today over $59,393 in unpaid rates, till a deal was done.

Are you a tenant? Sit tight

Family homes in Christchurch and Auckland are in shortest supply.

The black and white rug in the dining room is from Ikea.

A lovely Herne Bay villa gallery

An astounding shoe collection takes centre stage in this family-friendly villa.

luxury

Crazy new must-have of the super-rich

A top dog life - A pup at Somerset House during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015.

A dog nanny: akin to that of a governess, but entrusted with a slobbering pug in a pink diamond-studded collar.

Jeremy Renner's $6m property gallery

A 1920s house with a 550m 'great room', renovated by Jeremy Renner and his business partner, is up for sale.

LOW MAINTENANCE: Kim Kardashian uses three different make-up artists depending on how 'ethnic' or 'glam' she wants to look.

Kim K's $2600 make-up routine

It starts with a $600 moisturiser...

weddings

Introducing Clarissa & James gallery

Clarissa & James

This long-time couple dodged a storm to tie the knot in a "perfect" outdoor ceremony - thanks to a little bit of magic.

Greatest wedding venue ever? video

Kiwi couples are lining up to get married in this living, green church in the Waikato.

The newly engaged Richie and Lizzie (centre) with Irish rock band Kodaline.

Band help fan pull off epic proposal video

This pair met at a Kodaline concert - so what better way to pop the question than by roping in the band itself?

Video

'Tiny houses' are the future

Being mortgage free is important for 27-year-old Christchurch designer Tim Cox.

Parenting

Puppy in the family

We kept waiting for the right time to get a dog.

1:17 PM  We had expected our lives to change and they have.

Mum live tweets sex-ed class

She couldn't believe the stories her son was being told - but her reaction got her banned from the school.

When children fight sleep, they destroy those precious nighttime hours that allow a parent to rejuvenate, to spend some time as a person who is not actively parenting.

Please hush, little baby

He should have been sleeping but he was fighting bedtime in the way that overtired toddlers do.

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Furry Friday: Delicious ginger cats

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Prince Harry agrees that redheads rule, but do redheaded cats? These ones certainly do.

Confessions of an X-Phile

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I may have, at one point, penned an ode by rewriting lyrics from Shaggy's Mr Boombastic.

Dunhill's amazing rescue story

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How an army of pet lovers banded together to help find a blind and deaf dog.

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