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love & sex

Jessie loves her husband, but ...

Dogs mate for life. Beavers mate for life. Humans have one-night stands, paramours and a 50 per cent divorce rate.

She also likes options, and weekly - and openly - goes on a date with one of her four extramarital partners.

Brains over breast size?

Apparently, large breasts and long legs don't matter much to men after all.

Perk up your sex life with coffee

Dating advice from 1899?

food & wine

Pear & ginger turnovers

Pear & Ginger Turnovers make a scrumptious brunch for visiting friends and family.

Spoil friends or family this weekend with a simple but special brunch

5 packet bikkie puddings

Take a packet of biscuits and turn it into a gourmet treat with these easy recipes.

Scientists now know why those holes exist - and no, it's not cartoon mice chomping their way through the cheese.

Why the holes in Swiss cheese?

The mystery of those holes has been solved - and no, it's not cartoon mice chomping their way through the cheese.


Get the look: Daria's glam do

CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Model Daria Strokous attends amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Nailing a deep side part isn't easy, but it can be done - with a few tricks.

Clooney cool about ageing

The secret to graceful ageing? Don't try to fight it, says George Clooney.

The one product Dr Kathleen Wills can't live without? Coconut oil.

Get Kathleen Wills' healthy glow

The natural medicine doctor reveals her beauty blunders and the secret to great skin.


The week's best & worst dressed gallery

Gigi and Diane rocked very different looks at Cannes parties this week.

Amal Clooney hits a rare style speed bump, but it was Kesha who really turned heads.

Fighting back with crop tops

Fed up with her school's dress code, Alexi Halket took a stand - with #CropTopDay.

nipple dress

New dress saga: Nipplegate video

Australian viewers were confused when a TV host appeared to be partially naked while on air.

well & good

Great low-sugar drink options

Sparkling water with lemon and ice is a good no-calorie option.

Trying to cut down on the sweet stuff but stick of plain old water? Here are some other options ...

New approach to cancer

Decades of fighting cancer haven't changed the outcomes much - new thinking is needed.

Are you an innie or an outie?

Robot leads exercise class


Photographer captures mum-daughter beauty

Jane Bates and daughters Ashley, 10 and Olivia, 12, have been captured on camera for Kate Christie's photographic book for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Photographer Kate Christie is photographing women for her breast cancer fundraiser book.

Dutch families adopted WWII graves

Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis and liberate Holland. The Dutch have never forgotten.

The journey of a transgender child

Filling a gap video

home & property

The new flooring trend? gallery

A floor design by Imperial Interiors, a company that installs decorative art on floors and walls.

Turn your kitchen or bathroom into a work of art with 3D-effect floors.

Get your wardrobe sorted

There's something quite pleasing about a perfectly organised wardrobe. Here's how to get yours in order.

Citrus are a must-have if your climate allows.

3 gardening tasks to tackle now

No plans for the long weekend? There's plenty to do in the garden.


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...


Saying 'I do' at the zoo

Pop-up weddings are now being offered at Wellington Zoo from $4400. Animal encounters are extra.

It's OK to say there was a cheetah at your wedding.

Introducing Trevor & Kim gallery

They bonded in study group, travelled the world together and danced the night away on their big day.

Turns out it was her idea all along, no matter how fake that smile looks.

Surprise wedding engagement

Internet outraged on behalf of a bride who had her thunder stolen - but it was her idea!


New dress saga: Nipplegate

Australian viewers were confused when a TV host appeared to be partially naked while on air.


Five ways to understand toddlers

Kids need a supportive environment where they can play, have fun and learn about themselves through problem solving.

Here are some top tips from an expert from the land of tiny people.

Make sleep, not war

Parents are given so much advice on children’s sleep, it’s no wonder the whole family is sleep deprived.

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans.

Paleo baby book hits shelves

Despite all of the controversy, celebrity chef Pete Evans has released his baby Paleo cookbook.

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Why does your pet eat grass?


Does it help their digestion? Does it help their diet? Or do they just like the taste?

Do you know where your toddler is?

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Moata Tamaira
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I've grown so tired of explaining where my child is during the day to colleagues that I've taken to making stuff up.

37 pets truly concentrating gallery

furry friday

When a pet decides to give something its full attention, it's a sight to behold.

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