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Who needs a balaclava to rob a bank, when you look this good?

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Amie battling with her son in the clip.

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Time to ditch this tradition?

Grooms rarely ask mothers' permission to marry their daughters.

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Proposing cop's Kiwi fiance video

NZer Jonathan Sammons was blown away when his partner, Constable Phil Adlem, proposed at London's Pride march.

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Butter isn't bad for your health

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But it isn't good for you either, according to new research, which has declared butter a "neutral" food.

What's with wheat?

From pizza to pasta, dumplings to pies, to pretty much every dessert, wheat is in all the best comfort foods.

Scientists now agree that eggs are great for human heath - a three-egg omelette or scramble has eight grams of protein.

8 of the best breakfasts

Toast with a bit of Marmite isn't the worst thing you could eat for breakfast, but you could do a lot better.

beauty

We need these lashes

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They work with magnets rather than glue, and we absolutely need to try them.  

Miss Teen USA loses the tog parade

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Tiny snow globes are the latest nail accessory.

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fashion

'Dapper thief' turns heads

#NoFilter: He may be breaking the law, but his chic fashion sense sure ticks all the right boxes.

Who needs a balaclava to rob a bank, when you look this good?

Actor stuns in Marc Jacobs campaign video

Susan Sarandon has been photographed in a stunning portrait for Marc Jacob's Fall 2016 collection.

Wondering if that dress might be a bit too conservative? This is the most depressing news we've read all week.

Low-cut tops get jobs - study

Revealing clothing "significantly influenced the choice of the recruiters, even for accounting positions."

well & good

How to stave off winter blues

Try to get at least one hour of outdoor light each day, preferably in the morning.

If your mood drops during the colder months of the year, you're not alone.

No fat chocolate, it's a thing

Scientists in the US say they have worked out how to remove fat from chocolate.

What's with wheat?

How to maintain healthy lungs

life

'How long will you defend him?'

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Marie Claire Mexico launches scathing attack on Ivanka Trump's support for her father's US presidential bid.

Push-ups for a purpose video

"Suicide is a real issue for veterans."

'I'm going to wrestle bears'

Would you help both children?

home & property

George Clarke: Monsters by the sea

George Clarke says Kiwis need to be careful of how we build beside the sea.

TV architect says huge homes by the sea don't complement NZ's beautiful beaches.

Wow garden in Gore

In a skilfully designed Southland garden, plants are carefully chosen to withstand the chilly conditions

Mother-in-law's tongue is indestructible - and easy to propagate too

5 house plants you can't kill

Want to brighten your home or office but struggle to keep plants alive? These tips are for you.

luxury

Plug and play in BMW's new X5

X5 xDrive 40e (left) and 225xe (right) are BMW's new plug-in iPerformance wagons.

BMW's plug-in X5 and 2-series models are about to arrive in New Zealand. We unplug and play during a preview drive in Germany.

Vanquish Zagato becomes reality video

Customer demand forces Aston Martin into a limited production run of its concept Vanquish Zagato Coupe.

Relax in Elizabeth Arden's treatment room at its new boutique on Queen Street.

Luxury facials we love

No tropical holiday planned? Escape to the salon for a relaxing facial instead.

weddings

Time to ditch this tradition?

Grooms rarely ask mothers' permission to marry their daughters.

OPINION: Just because something is a tradition doesn't mean it's good, or a good way to start a marriage.

How I got married in Las Vegas

It was time to be married, and what to do. A white wedding with all the trimmings? Yeah, nah.

This picture of Christina breastfeeding has caused a positive response online.

When bride stopped to breastfeed gallery

The moment was captured and has melted hearts all over social media.

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Mining heiress sheds the kilos

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Parenting

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Starting small talk with other mums is easy, but how do you get to second base?

Is it ever ok for kids to lie?

Children start to understand the concept of lying from the age of three. But are there times it is okay for them to fib?

Amie battling with her son in the clip.

Never judge another parent

See that screaming kid? Brat, right? Don't be too quick to criticise.

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