A world without bubble wrap video

Bubble wrap

Just what will we use for stress relief when the poppable packaging disappears from our shelves?

'Pretty girls not usually funny'

Michael Eisner was the head of Disney from 1984 to 2005.

Ex-Disney boss knew as he said the words they wouldn't go down well. Now he's paying for it.

15-minute labour for 'Fitmum'

'Fitmum" Sharny Kieser, pictured at 40 weeks pregnant with fifth child, Hugo.

After four kids Sharny Kieser felt like a "fat old woman", so for her fifth she tried a different tactic.

'You look disgusting' video

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

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."

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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

Jelly Tip block set to sell out

Jelly Tip chocolate - could this be the end?

New Zealand's fleeting love affair with the latest Whittaker's offering is set to end this week.

Beetroot fritters & goat's cheese

These colourful vegetarian cakes, with a creamy dressing, are full of great flavour.

This tasty midweek alternative to a roast chicken takes only 25 minutes in the oven.

A quick 25-minute roast

This oregano chicken with pumpkin and cauliflower makes a tasty midweek alternative to a full roast.

beauty

'Beautiful women are not usually funny'

Michael Eisner was the head of Disney from 1984 to 2005.

Ex-Disney boss knew as he said the words they wouldn't go down well. Now he's paying for it.

Why this isn't trickery video

There are now two sides to every makeup story.

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

'You look disgusting' video

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

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

The scary sunburn art trend

Is sunburn art really a thing?

If you thought the belly button challenge was a low point for the internet, brace yourself...

Meet NZ's horse whisperer gallery

The methods he uses to tame horses work just as well on businessmen and troubled children.

Is the net ruining our memory?

The low sugar myth

life

Meet NZ's horse whisperer gallery

Andrew 
uses Bow, his demonstration horse, to address clients on one of his leadership courses.

He should also be known as a ‘people whisperer' the methods he uses to tame horses work just as well on businessmen and troubled children.

Hillary & Ellen support gay boy

"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

Colouring books for adults a 'revolution'

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

Pencil-drawing sells for six figures

'Dinner Time' by British artist L S Lowry commanded $95,000 at Dunbar Sloane's Wellington auction on Wednesday. The work beat Lowry's previous record for a work on paper of AUD $38,000, setting an Australasian record.

Pencil-drawing of working class men eating dinner snapped up for six-figures in Wellington.

Kim K's $2600 make-up routine

It starts with a $600 moisturiser...

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

Crazy new must-have of the super-rich

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

weddings

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis marry

Mila Kunis (L) has reportedly married Ashton Kutcher.

That '70s Show stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are reportedly married.

Wedding without hair no drama for cancer patient

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

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

Billy Joel's surprise wedding

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

Video

A world without bubble wrap

Just what will we use for stress relief when the poppable packaging disappears from our shelves?

Parenting

Does baby need night feeds?

When we consider hunger as a reason for night time feeding, we tend to think of small babies with tiny tummies that need frequent refills to get their quota of nutrition.

It’s dark and still. The world is sleeping. At least, the world of people without babies is asleep.

Teen IUDs not all that radical

A US equivalent of the local proposal to fit all teen women with contraceptive devices saw a 40 per cent drop in teen pregnancy.

Everyone should know how to cook some eggs.

Kids should be able to cook

When I left home, I didn’t know how to cook much more than blueberry muffins from a mix.

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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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Moata Tamaira
Blogger for STUFF

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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