You'll never guess who this is

Alexander Skarsgard

One of TV's favourite vampires attends the premiere for his latest film in full, glorious drag.

Wedding to trump Will & Kate's

Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi leave their religious ceremony on Saturday.

These nuptials were spread over two days and two countries. Not that it's a competition, or anything.

Sneezing puppy shakes room video

Ah..ahhhhh....chooooooooooooooo!

Stop the world - this is honest to God the cutest thing ever.

Father and son over 27 years gallery

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A father's love has become an internet sensation with this heartwarming photo series.

Are plus pageants empowering?

"While Miss Plus America tries to subvert traditional pageants by broadening the definition of female beauty, it's a rather hollow victory."

For all the body-positive talk, plus-size contests highlight the degree to which a woman's worth is tied to appearance.

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love & sex

Miss Piggy and Kermit the frog split

In happier times - Kermit and Miss Piggy arrive at the premiere of Muppets Most Wanted in 2014.

Hard on the heels of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's shock split, another Hollywood power couple bites the dust.

Can love develop if I don't feel it?

I am married to a wonderful man, but mentally I can't help but compare him negatively with others.

The worst sex advice ever?

Make your marriage 'mindful'

food & wine

Hard work serves up win

Peter Dann, apprentice chef at the Copthorne Hotel, has won the ServiceIQ Apprentice Chef of the Year title.

Hundreds of hours of preparation have paid off for a young Palmerston North chef who won a top cook-off.

Salmon with cauliflower salad

This succulent fish with roast veggies is more than just a flash in the pan.

Lombardy chef Alessandro Pavoni presents the food of his region in a contemporary fashion.

Recipe: Beetroot risotto

Lombardy chef Alessandro Pavoni presents the food of his region in a contemporary fashion.

beauty

Are plus-size pageants empowering?

"While Miss Plus America tries to subvert traditional pageants by broadening the definition of female beauty, it's a rather hollow victory."

For all the body-positive talk, they just highlight the degree to which a woman's worth is tied to her physical appearance.

Trilogy shares up on profit forecast

Shares in cosmetics and candle maker Trilogy International jumped 21 per cent after the company flagged a tripling in half year profits.

Lee-Anne Wann will be the guest speaker at Mitre 10 Mega's Ladies Night in New Plymouth this week.

She's found the good oil

Fitness star Lee-Anne Wann says fridges are filled with secret beauty ingredients.

fashion

You'll never guess who this is

Alexander Skarsgard

One of TV's favourite vampires attends the premiere for his latest film in full, glorious drag.

Daily street style: August gallery

Check out your daily-updated dose of real Kiwi fashion.

A selection of this seasons hottest trends

Winter fashion: Black and gold gallery

NZ Life & Leisure's beauty editor shares her edit of the season's hottest monochrome pieces and statement metallic numbers.

well & good

The pill cuts cancer risk

Women should feel reassured of the pill's safety, experts say.

Women should feel confident the benefits of the drug outweigh its risks, researchers say.

Duncan Garner on keeping fit

He's one of the busiest men in the media - but if he can find time for exercise, so can you.

Embrace the heat, live longer

Fighting weight of depression stuff nation

life

Liar, liar, Twitter's on fire

Logging on to tell a few porkies are we sunshine?

A study of social media lies has made what some might consider a surprising finding - women are the biggest offenders.

Fashion faux pas no joke

OPINION: Working out what to wear is no laughing matter.

UFC champ shuts down body shamers

Girl with no arms meets her hero

home & property

There's no place like dome gallery

The dome house in Paremoremo, Auckland.

This geodesic Auckland house looks like something out of a sci-fi film - and now it could be yours.

Best native ground covers

When your patch is prone to weeds, or you just need to cover a space, you can depend on these.

Auckland average house prices were flat in July.

Auckland house prices slowing

Property sales in the city are still strong but prices are stalling, real estate agency says.

luxury

Pencil drawing sells for six figures

'Dinner Time' by British artist L S Lowry commanded $95,000 at Dunbar Sloane's Wellington auction on Wednesday. The work beat Lowry's previous record for a work on paper of AUD $38,000, setting an Australasian record.

Pencil drawing of working-class men eating dinner snapped up for six figures in Wellington.

Kim K's $2600 make-up routine

It starts with a $600 moisturiser...

A top dog life - A pup at Somerset House during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015.

Crazy new must-have of the super-rich

A dog nanny: akin to that of a governess, but entrusted with a slobbering pug in a pink diamond-studded collar.

weddings

A royal wedding to trump Will and Kate's

Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi leave their religious ceremony on Saturday.

These nuptials were spread over two days and two countries. Not that it's a competition, or anything.

The perks of same-self marriage

"I've decided to get married to myself," said a friend of mine recently - and I think it's quite a beautiful idea.

"Nana Betty", with her granddaughter Christine Quinn, was the life and soul of the big day.

Octogenarian bridesmaid steals the show

When this woman tied the knot, she wanted her best friend by her side - and that just so happened to be 89-year-old Nana Betty.

Video

Sneezing puppy shakes the room

Stop the world - this is honest to God the cutest thing ever.

Parenting

Parenting in a Facebook age

Do you over-share baby photos on social media, or know someone who does?

Nothing stops us from sharing our kid's embarrassing stories with a virtual world - but what about their privacy?

Celebrity sunscreen slammed

Company co-founded by Jessica Alba is facing heat from families claiming their sunblock doesn't work.

Remember that chubby little baby who rocked on all fours? Remember how you wished he would start to crawl?

Be careful what you wish for

Oh, how you wished he could walk. Then you blinked and missed him as he ran past at full tilt.

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blogs

Why dogs make us smile gallery

Dog

Whether it's their knack with selfies or a love of cushions, they're guaranteed to do something cute every day.

My toastbusters mission

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Blogger for STUFF

Try as I might, I struggle to be served bread items at cafes that aren't flattened into a melty oblivion.

The super-secret life of pets

The Secret Life of Pets

It's my conviction that a pet spends part of every day practising to be more adorable.

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