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love & sex

Why the fear of the newly divorced?

CHANGING FRIENDS: As I settled into single parenthood I found myself acquiring a new circle of friends and acquaintances who, like me, were freshly alone.

I sensed my new state was perceived as dangerously contagious, and concern often seemed close to blame.

Living a life of celibacy

It feels like we're in an age where everyone is doing it (thanks Fifty Shades). So, what is it like to live without sex?

Famous last texts from the ex video

Husband breaks silence on open marriage

food & wine

How to roast your Easter eggs

There is a very good reason why we no longer cook eggs by roasting them on spits. Compared with boiling, scrambling, poaching, frying and coddling, spit-roasting an egg is a volcanic business.

We put to the test a once-popular Elizabethan recipe involving a hot spit and pepper.

Carrot & haloumi fritters

These yummy cheesy fritters are perfect for a quick vego dinner, and they're also gluten-free

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver slams the Paleo diet

The king of celebrity chefs thinks Gordon Ramsay is 'jealous' and Pete Evans' tribe is way off track.


The most beautiful faces ever?

A study of 200 people's perceptions of beauty came to the conclusion that these are the most beautiful faces in the UK. (From the woman we're getting real Kendall Jenner-meets-Adrianne Palicki vibes. And the guy looks like a baby-faced Dylan McDermott).

18 min ago  A two-month-long scientific study seems to think so.

Model wears corset 23 hours a day

Aleira Avendaño is pushing her body to its limit to achieve a cartoon-like 20 inch waist.

Juanita Phillips poses for this image that was digitally altered (with her permission) to show her hair in its natural, grey state.

Why I hide my grey hair

Here's how I really look. Or at least how I would look, if I was brave enough.


Kanye totally charms 93-year-old

Iris Apfel, now 93, works the runway at 2012's New York Fashion Week.

Iris Apfel and Kanye West do their best impression of Harold and Maude.

What she wore to wed Benedict

Sophie Hunter went for Valentino for her big day - and it's a stunner.

Pinaman Owusu-Banahene is organising the first African Fashion Festival in New Zealand.

African beauty

Comments on her outfits has lead Ghanaian-born Pinaman Owusu-Banahene to create the African Fashion Festival.

well & good

Stop comparing women's bodies to fruit

Apple, pear, hourglass, ruler: "You simply cannot make a judgement about someone's health from their body shape. And, even if you could, fat distribution patterns are not something that can be altered," says dietitian Meg McClintock.

8:30 AM  Categorising female 'body types' as apples and pears is just body shaming dressed up as diversity.

Coping with energy vampires

They are the No.1 ticketholder in their own fan club, and rarely think of other people and their needs.

First sign of ageing?

Women's health with Dr Libby


Gorgeous snaps of Jolie and her girls

Angelina Jolie celebrates her 'Best Villain' win with two of her daughters - Zahara and Shiloh. Her advice to the children at the Kids' Choice awards? "As your villain, I would also say cause a little trouble - it's good for you."

Her first public appearance since an operation to remove her ovaries less than two weeks ago is truly joy filled.

Our public and private faces

The image we present to the world and the reality of those struggling with depression are often at odds.

When people hate your hair

Why did Instagram censor this photo?

home & property

Asian property buy-up fears

Auckland property sold sign

A growing proportion of Kiwis think Asians are to blame for rising house prices, a report finds.

Our timber framing goes up gallery

Out of every window in our new build is a beautifully framed view - just like a picture on the wall, but better.


Skyscraper built in 19 days video

9:19 AM  A 57-storey high-rise in China has been built in just 19 days - an average of three storeys a day.


Kim K's $2600 make-up routine

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

It starts with a $600 moisturiser...

Mr Grey will see you now

Fans of racy book series can now take an interactive tour around Christian Grey's luxury pad.

Jeremy Renner has listed a renovated house in Hollywood at $4.795 million. (Simon Berlyn/TNS)

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.


Introducing Josef & Emily gallery


A helicopter ride, a rapped speech and the sweetest present from the groom... this is one picture-perfect big day.

Ed Sheeran, the wedding singer

British singer surprises Australian couple with a performance at their wedding.

Let them eat cake: Hippopotamus head chef Laurent Loudeac has enlisted the help of pastry chef David Cadoret to create a sumptuous opera cake for his wedding this weekend.

Pastry chef takes the cake video

It's probably no surprise that classically trained French chef Laurent Loudeac is catering his own wedding but he's wisely left the hard part – the cake – to top pastry chef David Cadoret.


Husky and dad argue over food

All this adorable husky wanted was a good old nosh on potato skins.


Fun in the dark for kids

NIGHT SKY: A night-time photo of Tekapo township.

9:00 AM  Star finding, spotlight, shadow puppets... we have put together the top fun things to do with your kids in the dark.

What NICU taught me 

NICU taught me how to be a mother. It gave me hope. It gave me patience. It gave me strength.

Preparing for movement

I really hope our little guy's determination is rewarded with a new ability to crawl around soon. .

The statistics are clear. So why do some people still use their mobile while driving?

Sponsored content by NZ Transport Agency

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10 things my dogs go nuts over


Including bacon, catfights, bathtime and when their dads get home.

How beige was my CBD?

14012015 News Photo Kirk Hargreaves/FairfaxNZ 
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Christchurch has many non-white people. Some are very photogenic. So why did a campaign ignore them?

In pics: 28 dogs taking a nap


How do dogs sleep? Here are some answers for you to laugh at, sniff at, or nod in agreement with.

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