Is this dress inappropriate?

This 5-year-old girl was made to put a T-shirt and jean underneath her maxi-length summer dress.

5:00 AM  Dad hits back at school's "double standards" after 5-year-old was made to wear T-shirt over spaghetti straps.

In Jackie Ashley's beauty bag

Jackie Ashley would love to be able to fix tired eyes instantly.

5:00 AM  Ashley & Co products make homes smell amazing - now see what makes it into the company founder's cabinet.

'Sexually suggestive' ad banned

This fashion campaign starring actress Mia Goth appeared to sexualise a child, a advertising watchdog has ruled.

"Irresponsible and offensive" Prada campaign appeared to sexualise a child, watchdog rules.

Iran bans 'devil worship' hair

An Iranian hairstylist cuts hair at Isar (Devotion) hairdressing institute in Tehran July 12, 2010, in front of a poster of haircuts that were at the time approved by the Ministry of Guidance.

A fan of spiky haircuts, tattoos and a touch of eyebrow grooming? You'll have trouble in Iran.

Best memes about Ri's dress

Rihanna, looking as shy and retiring as ever at the Met Gala.

Go big or go home must have been her motto - but it was Big Bird that most people mistook her for.

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Want 70-year marriage? Break a leg

Molly and Harrie Keene set to mark their 70th wedding anniversary.

"We've had no extreme world events to live through. That molds people's characters."

Relationships warped by porn

Easy access to pornography is warping boys' views of the opposite sex, says counsellor.

Pornography addiction recovery

Inside a swingers community

food & wine

The best alternatives to coffee

Add lemon juice to water to start the day.

5:00 AM  If you want the comfort of a hot drink minus - or with less - caffeine, here are five options.

Spaghetti & fried broccolini

This quick pasta meal is full of great flavours

A winter warmer delicious with chips, pasta or on its own.

A one-pot winter warmer

This Italian-style chicken braise is great with polenta chips or short pasta such as penne or macaroni.

beauty

In my beauty bag: Jackie Ashley

Jackie Ashley would love to be able to fix tired eyes instantly.

5:00 AM  Ashley & Co products have been making homes smell amazing for years - now see what makes it into the company founder's cabinet.

Kate's secret beauty weapons

She looked fresh as a daisy after delivering the new princess with this small army of helpers on hand to help.

An Iranian hairstylist cuts hair at Isar (Devotion) hairdressing institute in Tehran July 12, 2010, in front of a poster of haircuts that were at the time approved by the Ministry of Guidance.

Iran bans 'devil worship' haircuts

A fan of spiky haircuts, tattoos and a touch of eyebrow grooming? You'll have trouble in Iran.

fashion

Is this dress inappropriate?

This 5-year-old girl was made to put a T-shirt and jean underneath her maxi-length summer dress.

5:00 AM  Dad hits back at school's "double standards" after 5-year-old was made to wear T-shirt over spaghetti straps.

'Sexually suggestive' adverts banned

"Irresponsible and offensive" Prada campaign starring a 21-year-old actress appeared to sexualise a child, watchdog rules.

British model Jourdan Dunn

Outfit envy: Jourdan Dunn's waisted jacket

When she was a child, British beauty Jourdan Dunn was bullied for the way she looked. The abuse got so bad, Dunn was homeschooled for a while.

well & good

Dr Libby: Calories aren't all equal

Dr Libby Weaver has joined our Well & Good line-up.

5:00 AM  When patients stop counting calories and focus on nourishment, their relationship with food changes completely.

Could stress be good for us?

5:00 AM  Change your relationship with it and you could transform stress into something positive.

How to get through low times

Life after near-death moment video

life

What's the Dad Bod craze about?

Jon Hamm, pictured in Mad Men, was told not to work out for the TV series.

Leonardo DiCaprio has one. So does Jon Hamm. And apparently it's the hottest male physique right now.

Paws off, reporters tell 'sexist' French MPs

 France's male politicians must end their sexist, lecherous ways, a group of leading female political reporters is demanding.

Life after Shrek at Bendigo

The dreaded 'over-thinker' label

home & property

The hidden art of retouching gallery

The terrace is the apartment's absolute pinnacle though. All of this in the heart of downtown New York.

5:00 AM  The Kiwi who beautifies the homes of Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Aniston and more spills her secrets.

A self-sufficient rest home

He's 87 and rides a mobility scooter but he maintains a veggie patch to feed his rest home for most of the year.

Making a digital moodboard can help you decide what items will go together while avoiding costly mistakes.

Create a great moodboard

5:00 AM  Got a room to redecorate but don't know where to begin? These online tools can help.

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

The rise of the 'late late' marriage

Bob Geldof recently married long-term partner Jeanne Marine.

Pledging your troth when bits are falling off you is much braver then getting hitched in your 20s or 30s.

Introducing James & Laura-Alice gallery

These high-school sweethearts were separated by university - until the day a mutual friend reunited them . . .

Waiheke bride. Flowers by Virginia Thompson. Photo: Emma Hughes

Boutique wedding fair this Saturday

The Waiheke Wedding Fair on May 2 will feature four styled zones.

Video

Why Kevin loves NZ homes

Grand Designs presenter tells how he thinks New Zealand beats UK in design stakes.

Parenting

Her sick day means my sick day

Sure, a sick child has got in the way of my work deadlines - but it has given me another lesson altogether.

5:00 AM  On Sunday night, I tucked my feverish daughter into bed and then I felt sick too. I knew what tomorrow would bring.

Should kids buy you gifts?

5:00 AM  Is the reward of motherhood enough? Or, do you think it's important to honour the role of mums with a gift?

Anna Guy: Is my son too cool for me now?

When your kids become too cool

5:00 AM  I only just realised that my eldest, Finn, has got to an age where he’s getting too cool for us.

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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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