Spotify and the midlife crisis

Spotify can now pinpoint, among many, many other things, the exact sections of songs that listeners like most.

Spotify, the streaming music juggernaut, can track the music that people listen to at every age.

Perfect shot a year in the making

A lesbian couple's 'trading places' shot is the best family photo we've seen in a long time.

A lesbian couple's "trading places" shot is the best family photo we've seen in a long time.

The allure of the ponytail

Egyptian women would have worn the classic pony in ancient times.

John Key joins Elvis Presley in falling for the pull of the ponytail.

Dentists offering liquid facelifts

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

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

Setting boundaries on screen time

It is one of parents' biggest challenges these days, and though we try, it is pretty darn impossible to get it right.

It is one of parents' biggest challenges these days, and though we try, it is pretty darn impossible to get it right.

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Perfect shot a year in the making

A lesbian couple's 'trading places' shot is the best family photo we've seen in a long time.

A lesbian couple's "trading places" shot is the best family photo we've seen in a long time.

Neil Rosenthal: Sabotaging the Relationship You Want

Sabotaging the Relationship You Want

The ultimate revenge?

Long-lost siblings match on Tinder

food & wine

Ruth Pretty's comfort foods

Fish, rice and some easy extras make for a comforting mid-week meal.

My comfort food is not pork belly, mashed potatoes or cauliflower cheese, but fish, rice and spinach.

Anzac beers in short supply

OPINION: A lack of New Zealand beers to commemorate Gallipoli anniversary disappointing.

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream & Chocolate Lace

Best-ever chocolate cake

Make the long weekend extra-special with this fabulous chocolate cake

beauty

Dentists offering liquid facelifts

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

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

The crazy Kylie Jenner lip challenge (graphic content)

Do not try this at home as the results can be truly horrific.

The better you feel about yourself from the inside, the more you will radiate beauty, says Shortland Street's Amelia Reid-Meredith.

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.

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

Menopause in modern couples

Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt are a couple experiencing "the change".

Hey couples, are you prepared for menopause? Because I fear menopause, a big, stabby, hormonal killer of relationships.

Celebs fight back at fat shamers

When celebrities are fat-shamed, they're not the only ones affected.

What makes Chrystal feel good?

A hero for animals in need video

life

The allure of the ponytail

Egyptian women would have worn the classic pony in ancient times.

John Key joins Elvis Presley in falling for the pull of the ponytail.

Homeless man gives money away video

Are you too good to accept money from a homeless person?

Am I a failed feminist?

Louise Nicholas wins Anzac award

home & property

Real estate advice you can ignore

When it comes to real estate, people tend to make generalisations based on their own experiences and speak in absolutes, when the reality is more nuanced.

When you buy or sell a home, you're likely to get lots of unsolicited advice from well-meaning friends and family.

Sow poppies for Anzac Day

How to plant a living memorial to fallen soldiers this Anzac Day.

The Eiffel Tower's designer secretly built an apartment at the top.

Eiffel Tower's secret apartment

After the Eiffel tower was opened in 1889, the tower's designer, Gustave Eiffel, had become the envy of the elite in Paris.

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

Introducing Laura & Damo gallery

Laura & Damien

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.

Arranged marriages on reality TV video

Married at First Sight is a genuine social experiment, say its creators. Protesters disagree.

Amal Clooney, Mrs Oscar Wilde, Kim Kardashian - the many faces of 'trophy wives'.

Trophy wives - then & now

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

Video

Kiwi designer slays competition

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

Parenting

Setting boundaries on screen time

It is one of parents' biggest challenges these days, and though we try, it is pretty darn impossible to get it right.

It is one of parents' biggest challenges these days, and though we try, it is pretty darn impossible to get it right.

My life as the mom of twins

Stop telling me to be careful what you wish for!

The first bub is the dearest: Prince George was born at the Lindo Wing in 2013.

Prince George vs baby two

Prince George's birth was a huge deal. Will Kate's second child be?

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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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