What's love got to do with it?

AISHWARYA JAWALE AND KALPESH SARODE: "Once we met in person it was actually really hard to be away from each other."

Modern arranged marriages have happy outcomes for most young Kiwis, but in some cases coercion leads to tragedy.

Pastels are back

PASTEL PLUS: A Kenzo model wearing makeup by MAC.

Creamy pinks are both subtle and sophisticated – and they're universally flattering.

When people hate your hair

Columnist Heidi Stevens sits for the portrait that runs with her regular column and receives quite a bit of attention regarding her hairstyle.

Why women get hair harassed by other women.

Why was this censored?

Too much? Instagram has removed a photo of Toronto-based poet and artist Rupi Kaur which is part series about menstruation.

Why did Instagram censor a photo of a fully clothed woman on her period?

'Morning, Nate'

Nathaniel Taylor, right, with fiancee Phillie Holmes in Invercargill. Taylor struggled to tell family members he was transitioning from female to male.

Nathaniel Taylor confronts the costs of transitioning from female to male.

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love & sex

Famous last texts from the ex video

The one that got away? Probably not.

Hilarious new video of singles reading the last text messages they received from an ex is an online hit.

Husband breaks silence on open marriage

Robin Rinaldi has been telling the world about the year she slept with 12 other people. Now her former husband has had his say.

What's love got to do with it?

Catholic crusader blesses gay marriage

food & wine

Avoiding Easter's bad eggs

Easter is one of the biggest trading times for chocolate.

We're spending up on chocolate but is anyone paying attention to ethical production?

The baroness of beer

Ava Wilson talks to Beck Eleven about brewing beer, falling in love over a tasting glass, and being a new mum in the alcohol industry.

The wasabi you get in most Japanese restaurants is not actually wasabi.

Make the sushi chef happy

Make your sushi chef happy; ask for real wasabi instead of that fake stuff;

beauty

Are cheap perfumes actually worse?

Chanel No. 5

What makes one type of smelly water better than another? It may all just boil down to branding.

Move over man buns gallery

The internet is now in love with the four-legged Letos of the world - behold the dog bun.

PASTEL PLUS: A Kenzo model wearing makeup by MAC.

Pastels are back

Creamy pinks are both subtle and sophisticated – and they're universally flattering.

fashion

Suits you, Sir

Rolex, dark blue suit, light blue shirt, fast car - The immaculately-tailored Crane Brothers’ boss Murray Crane.

Tailor Murray Crane's dedicated following of fashion - and in particular, men's suits - has brought him business success, but he admits, some personal difficulties too.

Designers choose Kiwi-made

Customers are now looking for the New Zealand-made tag when buying boutique clothes, New Zealand designer Jon Dyball says.

CHEAP CHIC: The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Brookhill Children's Centre in Woolwich wearing a NZ$68 ASOS dress.

How Kate makes ASOS look luxe

It's not what you wear but the way that you wear it - so here's how to replicate a royal look on a pauper budget.

well & good

How to get past chronic fatigue

BEEN THERE: Triathlete Anneke Jenkins (left) shares her chronic fatigue experience with sufferer Tracey Turner.

Just four years ago, Anneke Jenkins was battling chronic fatigue. She shared her secret to overcoming it with a similar sufferer.

Striving for the 'new now'

It's been 10 months since Palmerston North teenager Nat Manville suffered a serious spinal injury during a rugby match

What's stopping weight loss

What makes Jude feel good?

life

When people hate your hair

Columnist Heidi Stevens sits for the portrait that runs with her regular column and receives quite a bit of attention regarding her hairstyle.

Why women get hair harassed by other women.

Why did Instagram censor this photo?

Why did Instagram censor a photo of a fully clothed woman on her period?

'Morning, Nate'

The last frantic days of summer

home & property

This tiny plot packs a punch gallery

IN THE PINK: The back wall is painted in Resene 'Salsa' - a shade repeated in the house and throughout the garden.

It may only be one hectare, but this small garden in the centre of Blenheim is simply stuffed with blooms.

3 gardening tasks for the weekend

Here are our top three tips on what should be on your gardening to-do list this weekend.

MEET THE MURRAYS: Charlie, 18, Craig, 16, Fiona, 13, Andrea, 50 and Keith, 52.

Home for outdoors lovers

We look inside Andrea and Keith Murray's active home in Queenstown.

luxury

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.

weddings

Introducing Josef & Emily gallery

wedding

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.

Video

Husky and dad argue over food

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

Parenting

Twins make it a full house

Our little one plus five-month-old twins - it has been busy times all round.

What a busy house we've had with my sister and her family - including five-month-old twins - staying. 

'How do you do it all?' Err...

Why this question is the most unhelpful thing you can say to a mother and what you can say instead.

Mar 22, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Mila Kunis and fiance Ashton Kutcher watche the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. Clippers won 112-103. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Let the man change a nappy

Actor Ashton Kutcher is a new dad. A frustrated new dad who just wants a spot to change his daughter's nappy.

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10 things my dogs go nuts over

dog

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

How beige was my CBD?

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Blogger for STUFF

Christchurch has many non-white people. Some are very photogenic. So why did a campaign ignore them?

In pics: 28 dogs taking a nap

dog

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

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