In a beauty queen's beauty bag

Candace Wilson loves natural nail polish colours, and fruity perfumes.

Maori pageant champion and nail polish fiend Candace Wilson shares her makeup and skincare tips.

Reasons to be happily single stuff nation

Dating

9:17 AM  I planned a Tinder date with a seemingly sensitive young chap. Then he text to say he wanted kids. Gulp.

Staring at breasts not 'hardwired'

Organisers of the Free the Nipple Picnic, Amanda Haworth and Zoe Buckley Lennox.

What is often overlooked in discussions is the fact that breasts have not always been regarded as attractive.

Why 'fat talk' is so hurtful

"Fat talk does reinforce the idea that being fat is the worst thing you can be," says Rebecca Shaw.

OPINION: "If my not-fat friend is sad about how fat they look, how should I feel? They must think I'm disgusting."

Fooled into eating Maccas

maccas

Top "food influencers" were tricked into eating a gourmet McDonald's feast... and they were lovin' it.

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love & sex

Top spots for a Valentines Day picnic

No idea what to do for Valentines Day? Try a romantic picnic at one of these great spots.

Stuck for Valentines Day ideas? Take a peek at our pick of picnic spots for inspiration.

The Bachelor's V Day plans

What's on the Valentines Day menu for Art and Matilda and other well-known Kiwi couples?

The joy of sextech

How to propose to a Whovian

food & wine

Honey and cardamom cheesecake

Honey and cardamom cheesecake.

9:03 AM  Here's a dessert with just an accent of spice to bring out the ingredients.

Uber and Lewis Road team up

Eager to get your hands on the brand's new ice cream? Well, now it's coming straight to your door

The night noodle market is packed with families eager to get their hands on some tasty noodles.

Crowds pack noodle market video

Hour long queues and major traffic jams as thousands turned out for Christchurch's Night Noodle Markets.

beauty

In a beauty queen's beauty bag

Candace Wilson loves natural nail polish colours, and fruity perfumes.

Maori pageant champion and nail polish fiend Candace Wilson shares her makeup and skincare tips.

Beautifying oils that aren't coconut

These lesser-known oils provide just as many bonuses as their holy-grail compatriot.

Violet Madison Nash knows her way around a set of brushes.

Pop star's daughter's skills

Christina Milian's daughter has over 80,200 Instagram followers. She's 5.

fashion

Waist trainers: investing in eating disorders

Kim Kardashian may have single-handedly ignited the waist training trend, with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney quickly getting in on the action.

OPINION: The stomach cinching contraption from a bygone era, the corset, has made a comeback.

A 56-year-old swimsuit model video

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue isn't famously diverse, but these ads are changing it.

Gigi Hadid's Paris Vogue cover.

Gigi Hadid naked for Vogue

Wearing "mostly Chanel No. 5," the model covers Paris Vogue's new issue.

well & good

13 apps for fitness at home

Barre3 features videos of workouts that you can do at home.

9:22 AM  There's a website for your every cardio craving from Pilates to bootcamp.

The benefits of shopping local

Your body will thank you if you go to farmers' markets or local green grocers whenever possible, says Dr Libby.

4 things making you fat

What it takes to sail a waka

life

Why 'fat talk' is so hurtful

"Fat talk does reinforce the idea that being fat is the worst thing you can be," says Rebecca Shaw.

OPINION: "If my not-fat friend is sad about how fat they look, how should I feel? They must think I'm disgusting."

Trans man on Men's Health cover

Ben Melzer will be the first trans person on the cover of a men's fitness magazine in Europe.

How can I stop my home-alone dog from barking?

Armed with a camera and a white rose video

home & property

Home romance not only for V Day

Style at home: Resolve to print your favourite pictures and display them in frames.

Make Valentines Day happen every day with these decorating tips to make your daily life more romantic.

Fish fancier's costly court move

Man whose fishtank overflowed and flooded neighbour's flat ordered to pay $10k legal bill.

Suspended between two towers 100 metres above the ground, the pool at the new Sky Habitat development comes with a great view.

Ready for a sky-high swim?

Scared of heights? These spectacular swimming pools may not be for you.

luxury

The new status symbols

Fast cars, five-star overseas holidays, furs, diamonds and glitzy parties are off the list as top status signifiers.

Forget bling, fizz and fast cars, these are the new ways to show off your wealth.

Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Is this huge car price a record? video

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

weddings

Wedding in a warzone gallery

Newly-wed Syrian couple Nada Merhi,18, and Hassan Youssef, 27, pose for a wedding picture in Homs.

The photographer wanted to show that life and love is stronger than death in Syria.

Mariah Carey's triple wedding day

Mariah Carey is planning a three-day Disney-themed extravaganza when she weds James Packer.

Ashleigh and Louis Davis swing past Whangarei KFC for their wedding photo over the weekend.

A Kiwi KFC wedding

It's a special relationship. Groom chooses KFC over naked pics for wedding photo.

Video

Fred has no boundaries

We are constantly having to fish him out of the goldfish pond and pull him out of rabbit holes.

Parenting

'Not OK for boys to dress like girls'

Austin Lacey was asked to remove his Princess Elsa costume after his school principal told him it was too distracting.

US teen has a bit of fun with an Elsa costume for his school's spirit day but his principal wasn't amused.

Blog: Things that make me cry

Being a mum has turned me into a soppy softy. Will it ever stop?

There are lots of ways dads can be involved in newborn care if they missed out on the big moment.

When dad misses the moment

No-one wants their partner to miss the baby’s birth, but it can happen. Here’s how to handle it.

Who is the winner of the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards?

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Pets whose lives are a battle

Cat

Life hasn't been easy for these cats, but that hasn't stopped them from battling on.

When pets are 'naughty'

Oscar is a freedom fighter. He liberated the spaghetti from its bonds. Now Oscar's work is done, and yours begins.

Stuffed toys, paper towel, spaghetti - they're all fair game for curious cats and dogs.

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.

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