The dreaded over-thinker label

Peggy Olson in Mad Men, was often told she was 'over-thinking' things by male colleagues.

When men peel back layers, they're "philosophising". So why are inquisitive women labelled "over-thinkers"?

David Beckham's balling 40th gallery

Eva Longoria, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham and Mel C with birthday boy David.

It was a $500k bash featuring snake charmers, belly dancers, cocktails... oh, and a Spice Girls reunion.

Meet Concerned Kitten

Could Concerned Kitten be the new Grumpy Cat?

First there was Grumpy Cat. But could this "Gary Barlow lookalike" ursurp the internet favourite?

May we look like this post-baby? gallery

The Duchess of Cambridge plumped for a silk buttercup-print Jenny Packham dress for her first post-princess appearance.

Kate looked all kinds of radiant in her floral dress, but how did her outfit stack up against other royal mums?

Overcoming a porn addiction

Recovering from a pornography addiction is an ongoing process.

To avoid using pornography, a Timaru man has to be vigilant every day, despite getting help five years ago.

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love & sex

Relationships warped by porn

How do we stop our teenage boys accessing or becoming addicted to pornography?

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

Pornography addiction recovery

To avoid using pornography, a Timaru man has to be vigilant every day, despite getting help five years ago.

Inside a swingers community

'Please humiliate & abuse me'

food & wine

Mushroom and lentil mash-up

This mushroom, silverbeet and lentil dish makes a great addition to bruschetta.

Embrace all of autumn's best flavours with this delicious vegetarian dish, perfect tossed through pasta.

A pasta bake to make you melt

Choosing the right potatoes - and cooking them properly - is key to this hearty dish from Italy's south.

Butternut and leek risotto with toasted pine nuts by Masterchef 2014 finalist Bec Stanley.

Bec Stanley's warming risotto

With butternut, leek and toasted pine nuts, the MasterChef NZ finalist's recipe is incredibly moreish.

beauty

Kate's secret beauty weapons

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Lindo Wing with her newborn daughter at St Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015 in London, England. The Duchess was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34am this morning, weighing 8lbs 3 oz who will be fourth in line to the throne.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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

How to choose a foundation

What's the difference between BB cream, tinted moisturiser and CC cream? 

"Girl, wipe off that junk on your fah-chay ... oh, we see... maybe don't."

'Girl, you don't need makeup'

Oh, hold up, maybe you do.

fashion

Seriously, she had a baby 10 hours ago gallery

The Duchess of Cambridge plumped for a silk buttercup-print Jenny Packham dress for her first post-princess appearance.

Kate looked all kinds of radiant in her Jenny Packham dress, but how did her outfit stack up against other new royal mums?

The pornification of social media

Legitmate fashion bloggers have a lot of real style; others have a lot of bare skin.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14:  A model walks the runway during the Alice McCall show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015 at Bay 22-24 Carriageworks on April 14, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Aussie designers feeling blue gallery

Fashion Week across the Tasman was a mostly black-and-white affair - except for one bold exception.

well & good

The 'I deserve a treat' habit

Our changing attitude to treats is adding to weight gain.

Treats have become part of our daily diet - but you can learn to control your urges.

Change your life in two minutes

New research shows walking for just 120 seconds every hour can help you live longer.

Dealing with difficult colleagues

Ask Dr Libby: Sleep & junk food

life

The dreaded 'over-thinker' label

Peggy Olson in Mad Men, was often told she was 'over-thinking' things by male colleagues.

When men peel back layers, they're "philosophising". So why are inquisitive women labelled "over-thinkers"?

Boxer bans female reporters?

Floyd Mayweather reportedly blocks two female journalists from the ringside for reporting his domestic violence history.

Family mourns death of brave mum

The guide to reaching 100

home & property

Bathrooms bring the wow factor

Bathroom with a million-dollar view.

Clear tubs, open fireplaces and million-dollar views - these aren't your typical bathrooms.

'Great gardens take time' gallery

An unexpected pregnancy saw a couple swap a 5ha country garden for an compact courtyard.

This Swiss villa is like a very modern Hobbit hole.

Ten homes that embrace nature gallery

A bit of landscaping isn't enough for these boltholes, where the surroundings actually form part of their structure.

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

Boutique wedding fair this Saturday

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

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

They know how to throw a wedding

The best part about Tina Knowles' super-glam bash? Beyonce put the whole album online (and Blue totally stole the show).

James & Laura-Alice

Introducing James & Laura-Alice gallery

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

Video

Royal baby saluted

Wellingtonians living under a rock would have been woken up to royal baby news by a loud 21-gun salute.

Parenting

May the fours be with you

May the fours be with you as the next stage comes at us.

Newborn stage: done and dusted. Terrible twos: passed with distinction. Threenagehood: I still have the scars. Next up: four.

Royal baby name has been picked

But Prince William and Kate are waiting to tell the Queen later today before announcing it to the world.

Royal baby china set.

Cashing in on the royal baby

Commemorative gifts to mark the royal arrival range from breast-milk ice cream to barf bags.

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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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