Confessions of a seduction addict

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, talks about the merry-go-round of being addicted to seduction.

"My guilt about the other woman was no match for the intoxicating knowledge that somebody couldn't sleep because he was thinking about me."

What's in Megan's beauty bag?

She applies her makeup at 4am, and so knows how to make it last... but what's Megan's biggest beauty regret?

She applies her makeup at 4am, and so knows how to make it last... but what's her biggest beauty regret?

The illusion of happiness

Being happy is great - but you're only fooling yourself if you try to feel that way all the time, writes Sidney Bloch.

OPINION: Trying to avoid suffering is tantamount to self-deception, an Australian psychiatrist says.

Stop asking if I've lost weight

Maeve Marsden (centre), pictured here as part of cabaret act Lady Sings It Better, discusses how 'have you lost weight?' translates to 'you look good', and why that's not okay.

I've fluctuated between what people describe as 'chubby' or 'curvy' and can't-buy-clothes-in-regular-shops fat.

'Sexy' gorilla a hit with ladies

Is that blue steel? A gorilla who charmed Japanese women has made a name for himself around the world.

Tall, dark, and handsome - this primate is building quite a following.

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love & sex

Confessions of a seduction addict

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, talks about the merry-go-round of being addicted to seduction.

"My guilt about the other woman was no match for the intoxicating knowledge that somebody couldn't sleep because he was thinking about me."

Awkward date gone very wrong

"I am only capable of erotic attraction to badgers. And members of the Beatles. You know, in tandem."

Digital rainbow lights up internet

Why we prefer dogs to spouses

food & wine

Decadent chocolate mousse stuff nation

Rich and decadent chocolate mousse

This always turns out well - chocolatey, rich and decadent. Definitely not a mousse for the faint-hearted!

The can-do brewery 

It will soon be easier for Kiwis to get their hands on some of Britain's best beer.

With high levels of pectin, tamarillos are particularly good for making jellies, chutneys, sauces and relishes.

All about tamarillos

The season is at its peak, so celebrate this unique fruit in sweet and savoury dishes

beauty

What's in ZM Megan's beauty bag?

She applies her makeup at 4am, and so knows how to make it last... but what's Megan's biggest beauty regret?

She applies her makeup at 4am, and so knows how to make it last... but what's her biggest beauty regret?

It's a thing: Merman dye job gallery

We thought we'd reached peak beard, but then they went and reinvented it.

Blake Lively knows the power of a good undone braid.

Five quick fixes for dirty hair

Fancied an extra snooze? These easy updos are perfect on second and third-day locks.

fashion

Dame Kate a glittering icon

Dame Kate Harcourt for Partridge Jewellers.

As the new face of a jewellery campaign, Dame Kate Harcourt is shining.

People are angry about this show

Junya Watanabe’s African-themed catwalk display had one glaring omission ... black models.

Adorn Clothing founders Rishi Patel, left, and Eugene Heemi.

Want to start your own fashion label?

Fashion is a business that can break entrepreneurs like no other.

well & good

Foods to enhance your mood

There's nothing like a good banana to make you feel better.

How you're feeling may have more to do with what's going on in your body than your brain.

Gluten doesn't deserve bad rep'

First off, gluten — specifically, the amino acid glutamine, which is found in gluten — may boost the immune system.

Is couple's yoga the worst?

How famous Kiwis keep fit

life

Is it ok to ignore mum's friend request? video

What should you do when a parent adds you on Facebook? We took to the streets to find out ...

What should you do when a parent adds you on Facebook? We took to the streets to find out ...

Girl Scouts return $147k donation

Girl Scouts snub massive anti-transgender donation, and since taking the stand they've received a windfall of cash.

Identical triplets chase world record video

Farmers accused of transgender discrimination

home & property

Design tips for a happy home

Blending old with new adds emotional depth to a home.

Follow these strategies and you'll build yourself a home rather than a house ...

House price expectations rise

Only eight regions saw asking prices increase, but they were so significant they lifted the national average.

The spherical Acer platanoides 'Globosum' and low camellia hedge surround the structure.

This man grew a tree church video

What does a man with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture and gardening do with 3 acres in the Waikato? This.

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

Is this the best wedding photo ever?

This wedding photographer managed to catch a perfectly timed shot during his backwards slip.

Photographer catches bridal party's faces as he slips backwards ... and the reactions are priceless.

Lovebirds' tale began at The Outback

Tash Sprout is grateful she had a bit of "liquid courage" when she first asked out her fiance.

We think it's safe to say Megan had no idea what they had planned.

Video: Her emotional surprise video

And here's your Monday happy cry. You're welcome.

Video

Misty Copeland makes history

African-American ballerina ascends an art world notorious for only showcasing lithe white women.

Parenting

Dad video cracks 1 million views

Jordan Watson demonstrating a few of the different baby holds.

A popular video of how to hold a baby has been viewed more than 1 million times in less than a week.

Donor children 'let down'

For decades, medicine has created miracle babies, while pretending that biology doesn't matter.

Hilarious sex ed: What my kids tell me about sex

My kids taught me about sex

"It's when mummies and daddies are kissing and then they start weeing all over each other."

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blogs

When baby and dog cohabit

Dog & Ruby

OPINION: If it's a dog, it's capable of biting. So how do you make a meeting of the two as safe as possible?

Furry Friday: Peering at you

dog

If you own a pet, you'll be familiar with their determined staring at you from some part-hidden place.

All toddlers are psychopaths

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Moata Tamaira
Blogger for STUFF

Here's how my 18-month-old is like Joe Pesci (beyond the fact they're both short with a high pitched voice).

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