Model response to ad backlash

Renee Somerfield, who features in the bikini ready ad for Protein World, said: "Confidence is beautiful no matter what size you are.... Your reflection doesn't define your worth."

Model Renee Somerfield says two wrongs don't make a right as social media storm rages over 'bikini body ready' advert.

They sure know how to party

All the Knowles women at Tina's wedding.

The best part about Tina Knowles' super-glam bash? Beyonce put the whole album online (and Blue totally stole the show).

Grieving dad's honest obituary

Molly Parks died age 24 after years of battling her addictions.

Molly Parks succumbed to addiction aged 24 - but her family decided not to gloss over the facts.

Outdoor class inspires kids

Budding yachties Liam and Rhys Blackmore.

An outdoor classroom in the Marlborough Sounds has been built on community spirit, goodwill and hard work.

'Rape made me feel powerless'

Actress Lena Dunham poses at Elle Magazine annual Women in Television dinner in Los Angeles, California January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Girls star Lena Dunham opens up about surviving sexual assault while accepting an award.

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love & sex

What does 'loving life' even mean?

Here's what I'd like to read in a dating profile: "Sailing is expensive. Sunsets are overrated. I feel between 16 and 100 years old. Life is good, it is bad, it is frequently indifferent."

In my year or two of online dating, I've concluded that people who write that phrase actually don't.

Record number of rural bachelors

Waikato hunts for the best Rural Bachelor.

Perfect shot a year in the making

Neil Rosenthal: Sabotaging the Relationship You Want

food & wine

Pan-fried fish with pine nuts

John Dory or any firm, white-fleshed fish is suitable for this simple, Autumn dish.

This healthy dinner, with a zesty herb-garlic dressing, will be on your dinner table in less than 20 minutes.

How to become a wine expert

Baffled by tannins and terroir? Teach yourself to become a pro in less than a day with these six quick tips.

By layering Choc Raspberry Tim Tams, raspberries and chocolate mousse, you get these decadent desserts.

Choc raspberry mousse

Dark chocolate, cream, raspberries and Tim Tam Choc Raspberry biscuits combine - what’s not to love?

beauty

Unmentionable beauty problems - and how to solve them

Stressed out over a few beauty problems?

Some beauty problems are worse than others. But - relax - there's usually a remedy.

In a soap star's beauty bag

Shortland Street’s Amelia Reid-Meredith is all about celebrating inner beauty, but she relies on a few favourite products.

Auckland beauty salon owner Hayley Robinson, 27, is frown-free after receiving Botox treatments from dentist Krystal Tarak.

Dentists offering liquid facelifts

Would you go to the dentist for a Botox-like facelift? An increasing number are.

fashion

Kiwi designer slays competition video

Massey University graduate Steve Hall, right, takes to the catwalk with one of his models.

Massey graduate takes out top prize at Emerging Designer Awards with his ninja-inspired collection.

The week's best & worst dressed

Blake Lively appears five times, Scar-Jo and Emma Watson confuses and Kim K surprises.

tess

'It's wrong to say fat is fabulous' video

Normalising such gargantuan appetites and bodies is nothing short of dangerous says Dr Sarah Burnett.

well & good

How to get people to eat fruit

A reduction in the price of fruit leads to an increase in consumption.

People will buy a whopping 35 per cent more fruit when the price is discounted by 20 per cent, study finds.

Cocoa v cacao - the difference?

Cacao is the buzzword in food circles, but how exactly is it different from cocoa?

Bone up on the latest heath fad

The unhealthy health kick

life

Grieving dad's honest obituary

Molly Parks died age 24 after years of battling her addictions.

Molly Parks succumbed to addiction aged 24 - but her family decided not to gloss over the facts in case it may help save a life.

'Rape made me feel powerless'

Girls star Lena Dunham opens up about surviving sexual assault while accepting an award.

Kim 'the most accepting' of transition

The allure of the ponytail

home & property

Fancy moving to France? gallery

Yes, this French manor truly does cost the same as a five-bed in Mt Roskill.

With a strong Kiwi dollar, a weak euro and a surfeit of "chateaux", you'll get much more bang for your buck than in Auckland.

Sea forts turned into luxury stay

English forts built in late 1800s to defend against French get new lease of life with helipads, spa and five-star rooms.

The tiny Welsh home was deemed "unfit for habitation".

The world's tiniest houses gallery

If you think your inner-city apartment is small, think again.

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

They know how to throw a wedding

All the Knowles women at Tina's wedding.

The best part about Tina Knowles' super-glam bash? Beyonce put the whole album online (and Blue totally stole the show).

Trophy wives - then & now

They used to be smarter, better rounded and more cultured than those we associate with the term today.

Laura & Damien

Introducing Laura & Damo gallery

He admired her from afar when they were teens, but it was seven years until this pair had the chance to finally hit it off.

Video

Kiwi designer slays competition

Massey graduate takes out top prize at Emerging Designer Awards with his ninja-inspired collection.

Parenting

Royal baby may be induced

The Duchess of Cambridge is thought to be four days overdue.

The Duchess of Cambridge is up to four days overdue with her second child, raising the possibility that she may be induced in the next week.

YouTube stars all grown up

Brothers from 56-second clip, viewed more than 800m times, turned home video into a lucrative career.

Randwick Councillor Brendan Roberts laying flowers where the baby was found.

Family 'adopts' dumped baby

Couple arrange funeral for newborn baby whose body was found abandoned in Australian sand dunes.

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blogs

Furry Friday: Delicious ginger cats

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Prince Harry agrees that redheads rule, but do redheaded cats? These ones certainly do.

Confessions of an X-Phile

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I may have, at one point, penned an ode by rewriting lyrics from Shaggy's Mr Boombastic.

Dunhill's amazing rescue story

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How an army of pet lovers banded together to help find a blind and deaf dog.

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