Why she stopped wearing leggings

TAKING A STAND ON LEGGINGS: Blogger Veronica Partridge with her daughter and husband, Dale.

2:49 PM  Mum-of-one finds herself the subject of debate after claiming tight bottoms cause lustful thoughts in men other than her hubby.

Kate Hudson dares to bare gallery

DARING CHOICE: Kate Hudson in Versace with mum Goldie Hawn and designer Donatella Versace.

3:27 PM  Knickers were nowhere to be seen at Kate Hudson's Versace fashion show appearance.

Crochet shorts for guys

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There's a new look sweeping the world wide web (with troll undertones) - textured, colourful shorts for lads.

How to get rid of ingrown hairs

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Got an angry, bumpy one along your bikini line? Here's how to make it go away - for good.

Julianne & Jen-An say no 

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Hollywood stars are refusing to take part in one of the most loathed aspects of a red carpet – the “mani cam”.

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Seven-year itch still alive and well

Gay rights

Despite law changes and altered expectations, the modern marriage is still subject to a honeymoon phase and the seven-year itch.

I pay $25 for an Invisible Boyfriend

'Ryan Gosling' and I chat about Downton Abbey, crying and more. My package includes 100 texts a month.

Faked death to get out of date

Tinder sparks an unlikely love story

food & wine

Meet the Double Down Dog

HOT OR NOT? The Double Down Dog is not part of a Sun Salutation, but is actually a hot dog wrapped in a blanket of cheesy fried chicken.

The latest Frankenfood is actually a frank-in-food.

What does the Pope's army eat?

A new Swiss Guard cookbook reveals Vatican culinary tastes and treats.

PROSCIUTTO FISH: A rare, little-known delicacy (not).

Is prosciutto a fish?

I probably have the least sophisticated palate of any adult I know.

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How to get rid of ingrown hairs

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Got an angry, bumpy one along your bikini line? Here's how to stop it - for good.

Why she smears red lippie on her face

... the results are kind of amazing.

HEAR NO EVIL: Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, the eventual winner of the contest, Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell, and Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha have their hearing muffled during the contest's question time. Serious stuff. Miss Jamaica's eyes tell a story ... "What is this shiz? Is the floor below us about to disaapear so that we're shot through a portal and released into the Hunger Games arena."

In pictures: Miss Universe gallery video

80 beauties from around the world (not the universe) battled it out for the crown ... so who won?

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Kate Hudson dares to bare gallery

DARING CHOICE: Kate Hudson in Versace with mum Goldie Hawn and designer Donatella Versace.

3:27 PM  Knickers were nowhere to be seen at Kate Hudson's Versace fashion show appearance.

On trend! Crochet shorts for guys

There's a new look sweeping the world wide web (with troll undertones) - textured, colourful shorts for lads.

TAKING A STAND ON LEGGINGS: Blogger Veronica Partridge with her daughter and husband, Dale.

Why she stopped wearing leggings

2:49 PM  Mum-of-one finds herself the subject of debate after claiming tight bottoms cause lustful thoughts in men.

well & good

Lads: Your mates keep you healthy

HANGING WITH THE BOYS: If primate studies are anything to go by, male bonding can relieve stress.

2:50 PM  Hanging with the boys can alleviate stress, if primate studies are anything to go by.

Running tips to save your skin

We're not talking about better performance, but potentially saving your life when it comes to skin cancer.

Is goth yoga a thing?

Early exercise helps weight loss

life

Mum assists in own c-section

Gerri Wolfe delivered her twins herself via caesarean section at Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital.

An Australian mum who partly delivered her own twins during a caesarean has encouraged other women to take control of their birthing experience.

The babies too keen to come into this world video

Each year, thousands of premature babies are coaxed from the edge of viability to the point where they're ready to go home. This is Theodore Bradbury's story.

A rugby player's life in the closet

Desperate to find a job

home & property

5 steps to a better pantry

OH-SO ORGANISED: Dream about your pantry looking like this? Just follow these five steps.

A well-organised pantry means less food is wasted, and you won't spend money doubling-up on items.

Using metallic in home decor

Metallic finishes can add an instant pop of colour, as well as elegance and glam, to any home decor.

NZ House & Garden takes a tour of gardening guru Lynda Hallinan's colourful Coromandel bach.

Video tour: Inside a retro bach video

Gardening guru Lynda Hallinan's colourful Coromandel bach was transformed in just a few months.

luxury

10 pricey Oscar dresses gallery

JENNIFER LAWRENCE, $4,000,000: The blush-pink ballgown by Dior Haute Couture worn by J-Law at the 2013 Academy Awards tops the list of most valuable awards dresses in recent times. Why? All because she tripped. That's right, the image of Lawrence tripping on the stairs was broadcast around the world giving Dior enormous publicity. Winning the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook possibly also played a part in the exposure, but one is starting to think that trip wasn't an accident...

Designer brands gain enormous exposure on Oscar night. Here are 10 of the most valuable dresses worn in recent history.

The bike that costs $512,000 gallery

Coated in 24-carat gold, it’s for the man who has everything.

TELLING HER MOTHER'S STORY IN STYLE: Diane von Furstenberg says writing her book, The Woman I Wanted to Be, helped her understand her mother's history and how she survived the Holocaust.

Luxury looks like DVF

Luxury smells like exotic flowers, tastes like peppermint tea, and looks like Diane von Furstenberg.

weddings

Introducing Indi & Sam gallery

wedding

It was a day full of miracles, from the rain ending to getting the metal-fan groom in a tux.

Introducing Dane & Lyndal gallery

Coming from a small town, these two always knew of each other, but when they officially met, there was a spark.

THE HAPPY COUPLE: Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik are also expecting their first child together.

Zooey Deschanel engaged

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is reportedly engaged to partner Jacob Pechenik.

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Kate Hudson dares to bare

Knickers were nowhere to be seen at Kate Hudson's Versace fashion show appearance.

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31 cats taking a nap

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