'It's like someone stabbing you' video

"It feels like someone stabbing you with a butcher's knife, over and over and over again."

5:00 AM  "It's just this silent thing, the pain, it takes me into another headspace."

4 common health mistakes

No amount of exercise can burn off the effects of a poor-quality way of eating.

5:00 AM  No.1 mistake? Thinking you can burn off poor food choices.

5 ways to be an 'OK' parent

You don't have to be a perfect parent.

5:00 AM  You don't have to be perfect - and neither do your kids. But these simple tips will make a big difference.

Wedding before risky surgery video

Jessica Elena Davonport-Lee and Troy Lee Fesola'i met through friends.

The love story between Jessica Elena Davonport-Lee and Troy Lee Fesola'i hasn't been easy.

'Vicar of Dibley' eye opener

The somewhat severe character of the exterior gives way to something altogether different on the inside.

We know this house as Dibley Manor, but the Hortons would be horrified at what's happened to the interior.

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love & sex

Wed ahead of risky surgery video

Jessica Elena Davonport-Lee and Troy Lee Fesola'i met through friends.

The love story between Jessica Elena Davonport-Lee and Troy Lee Fesola'i hasn't been easy.

10 per cent lying keeps us together

Honesty is the best policy. But how honest should we be with our partners?

Chronic pain gets in way of sex

Dating younger men

food & wine

Original Shapes are coming back

The old Shapes are flowing back on the Kiwi shelves.

Buyer power makes biscuit maker flip-flop.

Recipe: Chinese steamed fish video

In the latest in the Chop Chop video series, Cuisine's Ginny Grant demonstrates a quick and tasty fish dish.

Mutiny on The Bounty, by Garage Project, is a new world take on a foreign extra stout.

$34 for a bottle of beer?

The pros and cons of splashing out for a high-end craft beer. Hint: there are no cons.

beauty

Fake tan banned on The Bachelor

Bachelorette Ally is a yoga teacher and cosmetic tattooist.

Bachelorette Ally Thompson reveals the dos and don'ts of looking good on screen - and what makes Zac smell so good.

This week we're obsessed with... gallery

From the shoe of the week to our most-loved beauty products, this is what our fashion and beauty editors are coveting this week.

Kylie Jenner has courted controversy once again - this time with her new blush line.

Kylie blasted over raunchy names video

"Barely legal" and "Virginity" are some of the product names in Kylie Jenner's new blush line. And people aren't impressed.

fashion

Roger Federer's funny photo shoot

Roger Federer

He's one of the world's greatest sportsmen. But judging from his new GQ cover story, he's also a good sport.

iD struggles to compete with Adele

Otago fashionistas chose the Grammy winner over hometown runway shows this year.

Tory Burch ad

Backlash over Tory Burch ad

Designer called out for cultural appropriation over song and model choice in new ad.

well & good

'It's like someone stabbing you' video

"It feels like someone stabbing you with a butcher's knife, over and over and over again."

5:00 AM  "It's just this silent thing, the pain, it takes me into another headspace."

4 common health mistakes

5:00 AM  No.1 mistake? Thinking you can burn off poor food choices.

Exercise helped her brain heal

Woman's dramatic 43kg loss

life

'Gay sounding' people miss out

A new study has found hiring panels discriminate against "gay sounding" people in job interviews.

Both "gay sounding" men and "butch sounding" women miss out on top jobs because of the sound of their voices.

Body image movie to screen in city

Body shaming and body loathing is about to be confronted by a screening in Palmerston North.

The middle child: Generation X gets older

Dancing with his great-nan video

home & property

Realities of the first rung

The writer's family pictured at their Glen Eden house. It took more than two years to do up the house the way they wanted.

This is a story about a couple of ordinary 30-somethings who managed to buy a house in Auckland without their parents.

New Plymouth kitchen wows

Black rules in this New Plymouth house, from the glossy kitchen with the dumb waiter to the amazing walk-in wardrobe.

The somewhat severe character of the exterior gives way to something altogether different on the inside.

'Vicar of Dibley' eye opener

We know this house as Dibley Manor, but the Hortons would be horrified at what's happened to the interior.

luxury

Dating habits of the elite revealed

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge met at the University of St Andrews.

With Britain's 'most eligible bachelor' off the market, we reveal the dating habits of the elite.

Supercar gets matching yacht gallery video

There's now a yacht to match your Bugatti Chiron supercar.

Aston Martin Vanquish S unveiled in Auckland.

Vanquish S leads NZ drive

Aston Martin signals the start of a new push in the NZ luxury car market with the arrival of the Vanquish S.

weddings

Wed ahead of risky surgery video

Jessica Elena Davonport-Lee and Troy Lee Fesola'i met through friends.

The love story between Jessica Elena Davonport-Lee and Troy Lee Fesola'i hasn't been easy.

Introducing Larissa & Ryan

A destination wedding and an epic round-the-world honeymoon, this couple tied the knot in the most beautiful way.

Most people can handle making a speech, booking a restaurant or helping with the dress on the day, it's when a woman ...

Truth about being a bridesmaid

It's expensive and burdensome, and it's about time we spoke about it.

Video

'It's like someone stabbing you'

"It's just this silent thing, the pain, it takes me into another headspace."

Parenting

5 ways to be an 'OK' parent

You don't have to be a perfect parent.

5:00 AM  You don't have to be perfect - and neither do your kids. But these simple tips will make a big difference.

Angelina Jolie fires brother

James Haven has reportedly been "quietly dismissed" by his sister from his job as head nanny to her brood.

Mums today face a lot more scrutiny from others than their mums did.

Mums judged more now

It seems our mothers and grandmothers had it easy. A new study shows mums today face a lot more pressure.

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blogs

Furry Friday: Play time

No caption needed. Except to tell you that Winnie and Tilly are brother and sister.

Watching pets play is one of nature's most powerful mood boosters. How can you not smile?

How a dog can fill a nest

Can a dog like Ollie 'replace' a grown-up child who's moved away? No, but also yes.

Many parents feel lost, even useless, when their last child leaves home. Can a dog fill that gap?

Furry Friday: Pets at rest

Lily's so moved that her mum made a bed, all for her, up on the kitchen bench. How thoughtful!

For a pet, a home must offer a hundred places to rest or sleep. Strange places, some of them...

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