'You look disgusting' video

Em Ford has revealed that you get nasty online comments if you wear makeup, and also if you don't.

10:41 AM  This beauty blogger's powerful video highlights the double standards women face with wearing makeup.

Hillary & Ellen support gay boy

This Humans of New York photo of a gay boy struggling with fears has been liked more than 600,000 times, and has caught Ellen and Hillary's attention.

"I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me."

Like father, like son gallery

Like father, like son - rocking smocks and shorts, blonde locks and furrowed brows during the terrible twos (well, George is two in two weeks).

Prince George takes major style inspiration from his dad for his little sis' Christening.

The week's celeb Instagrams gallery

CHRISSY TEIGEN: It's not how we usually dress at our hairdressers (unless we want to be slapped with a restraining order) but props to this gentleman for keeping his eyes so firmly fixed elsewhere. Perhaps that explains the excess volume - hard to pull off beachy waves when avoiding looking at your model at all costs. (Ah, we're just jealous. Our first thought when we saw this picture was 'crikey, we'd need a much shorter, much wider can.')

Third wheels, unsuccessful tongues, elephant fashion, modesty-saving hairspray: all in a week of the A-list.

Get the best out of your primer

Widely regarded as having one of the best complexions in the business, actress Cate Blanchett would know more than a thing or two about the benefits of primer.

Primers aren't crucial, but they do add polish. Here's how to use them.

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love & sex

Is love worth the heartbreak?

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. have separated after 10 years of marriage.

It may feel like the end of the world, but you can recover after a divorce followed by a break-up.

When laws of attraction are wrong

It's called the slow-burn. And it is the calmer counter to love at first sight.

Beyonce's hilarious marriage equality video

The best break-up text of all time?

food & wine

How to make produce last

Store asparagus upright in a glass with an inch of water.

A few tips and tricks to avoid opening the fridge door to wilted greens, mouldy berries, limp carrots and squishy eggplant.

Crowdfunding for taco truck

Sarah and Otis Frizzell are asking people to help launch a range of taco kits and pickles by fronting up cash.

Salmon and broccolini are a flavour match made in heaven.

Salmon, broccolini & dill tart

Nadia Lim proves that healthy can be mouth-wateringly tasty, too.

beauty

'You look disgusting' video

Em Ford has revealed that you get nasty online comments if you wear makeup, and also if you don't.

10:41 AM  This beauty blogger's powerful video highlights the double standards women face with wearing makeup.

Get the best out of your primer

Primers aren't crucial, but they do add polish. Here's how to use them.

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Auckland Theatre Company actors Lucinda Hare and Naomi Cohen (PICTURED) demonstrate the half makeup trend that's sweeping social media, as women fight back against "makeup shaming". Makeup  by Kiekie Stanners for MAC and ssisted by Danielle Xi for MAC.

Why this isn't trickery video

There are now two sides to every makeup story.

fashion

Lookalikes: Prince George & Prince Will gallery

Like father, like son - rocking smocks and shorts, blonde locks and furrowed brows during the terrible twos (well, George is two in two weeks).

Prince George takes major style inspiration from his dad for his little sis' Christening.

The week's best & worst dressed gallery

Amber Heard, Elizabeth Banks and Sandra Bullock look classy, while Demi Lovato wears a torn-up nursing bra.

Changes ahoy in the underwear world: A Triumph International Amourette bra.

Smarty pants: The science of undies

Making a bra, says one designer, is harder than building a bridge: there's a thesis in biomechanics in your undies drawer.

well & good

Is the net ruining our memory?

When people expect to have access to information online they are less likely to remember the actual facts.

18 min ago  We're replacing the ability to recall details because we're sure we can look them up online later.

The low sugar myth

11:21 AM  Before you jump on the low sugar band wagon, take a closer look at the ingredient list of the products you're buying.

Why can't I shift those kilos?

Lose your handles in 20 mins

life

Hillary & Ellen support gay boy

This Humans of New York photo of a gay boy struggling with fears has been liked more than 600,000 times, and has caught Ellen and Hillary's attention.

"I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me."

Kim opens up about Caitlyn's surgery

Kardashian talks women's rights and how Caitlyn had her trachea shaved just before her wedding.

Colouring books for adults a 'revolution'

A dangerously provocative agony aunt

home & property

Tiny apartment's big profit

This 7.9sqm apartment on Mount St sold for $104,000 in Auckland.

There's no room to move, no proper kitchen and no toilet, but this Auckland apartment sold for $104,000.

A not so crowded house

Aucklanders turned down the chance to view Neil Finn's $10m Auckland mansion of music royalty.

A vertical garden made with gorgeous succulents.

Grow an edible vertical garden

When it's too chilly to be out in nature, bring it inside with exotic blooms and fresh herbs on the walls.

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

Billy Joel's surprise wedding

Alexis Roderick and Billy Joel have been dating since 2009 and are expecting their first child together.

Billy Joel has married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual July 4 party.

The bride who forgot her wedding

Weeks after Justice married Jeremy, an accident left her with no memory of it - so he plans to marry her all over again.

Paula Connon and husband Paul, pictured in their Titirangi home.

Wedding without hair no drama for cancer patient

Paula Connon says her wedding was "a great opportunity to celebrate something good".

Video

Princess Charlotte christened

Baby daughter of Prince William and Kate christened in family's first public outing together since her birth.

Parenting

Shame has no place in parenting

As parents we should be doing everything we can to minimise our children's social anxieties, not foster them.

Shame, it seems, has become the parenting strategy of choice when all else fails.

Autism diagnosed in a sniff?

Autism could be diagnosed using smells, finds a new, small study that could prompt further research.

Ah yes, the classic 'pooface'.

Every parent knows the 'poo face'

Pampers uses universal look that indicates baby is working hard in a clever advertising campaign.

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blogs

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.

My toastbusters mission

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Try as I might, I struggle to be served bread items at cafes that aren't flattened into a melty oblivion.

The super-secret life of pets

The Secret Life of Pets

It's my conviction that a pet spends part of every day practising to be more adorable.

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