In Loraine Reinsfield's beauty bag

Loraine Reinsfield is a big believer in facials and massages.

We get the beauty goss from the queen of gorgeous getaways

'The dog ate the chocolate'

Children tell lies for many reasons, such as avoiding getting into trouble, or protecting themselves from embarrassment.

Is it ever okay for children to tell lies?

Whose cup runneth over?

Christina Hendricks is famous for her role in Mad Men and her enviable curves.

Mirror mirror on the wall, which country has the biggest boobs of them all?

'My friends have kids - I don't'

Is it possible to maintain those strong friendships when your friends become parents - and you don't?

Is it possible to maintain strong relationships with friends who have become parents if you're childless?

How to maintain healthy lungs

The magic number: To maintain healthy lungs, you ideally need to be moving every 20 minutes, says a professor of ...

The best way to maintain lung health is to avoid a sedentary lifestyle.

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love & sex

Time to ditch this tradition?

Grooms rarely ask mothers' permission to marry their daughters.

OPINION: Just because something is a tradition doesn't mean it's good, or a good way to start a marriage.

Proposing cop's Kiwi fiance video

NZer Jonathan Sammons was blown away when his partner, Constable Phil Adlem, proposed at London's Pride march.

Trying Tinder in your 50s

Man rates wife in 'spousal review'

food & wine

What's with wheat?

Nothing's quite as good as hot buttered toast but it's not good for all of us.

From pizza to pasta, dumplings to pies, to pretty much every dessert, wheat is in all the best comfort foods.

Why is toast better than bread?

It's far more delicious than plain old bread. But what makes that toast taste so good?

Heston Blumenthal.

Heston's perfect roast spud

When it comes to roast potatoes, Heston Blumenthal keeps it simple. Here are of his 10 tattie tips.

beauty

Brie Larson laughs off zit woes

It's not the first time the Hollywood actor has made fun of her fashion slip-ups.

It was red-carpet day and her skin was not on its best behaviour. But Brie Larson took it all in stride.

Are your brows ageing you?

Just because one style looks good on someone else doesn't mean they will suit you.

"Just wear it for yourself, a little behind the ear, nothing overpowering," says Jennifer Aniston.

'Perfume shouldn't overpower'

You should wear the perfume, not let the perfume wear you, says Jennifer Aniston.

fashion

NZ's Olympic uniform falls flat gallery video

There is little to love in the New Zealand Olympic uniforms worn by Tim Mikkelson and Liz Thompson.

7:48 AM  Experts rip shapeless threads to shreds; PM says our athletes would look good in anything.

Best & worst Olympic uniforms gallery

We're blessed with our national colours of black and white - it's pretty tricky to really mess that up.

Christina Estrada on the red carpet at Cannes 2011.

Model 'needs' $370m in divorce

Christina Estrada says she needs the cash to keep up her lavish lifestyle.

well & good

What's with wheat?

Nothing's quite as good as hot buttered toast but it's not good for all of us.

From pizza to pasta, dumplings to pies, to pretty much every dessert, wheat is in all the best comfort foods.

How to maintain healthy lungs

The best way to maintain lung health is to avoid a sedentary lifestyle.

Putting breast cancer on a diet

Staying fit when you're sick

life

The innate desire to help

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 22:  A poster showing a photograph of Jo Cox during a memorial event for murdered Labour ...

Why are some people more likely to help a person in need than others?

'My friends have kids and I don't'

Is it possible to maintain strong relationships with friends who have become parents if you're childless?

Handling friends who lie

The new 'flipping' craze video

home & property

Is lighting the new lullaby?

Expectant parents Alex and Corban Walls.

The Block's Alex and Corban are hopeful a new lighting concept will lull their baby to sleep.

Six ghost towns with a story gallery

Why did everyone leave? These six ghost towns all have a story to tell.

Omana Ave house for sale next to Government House by Bayleys

The interesting new neighbour

The new owners of this historic home get Government House as a neighbour - and a notorious history.

luxury

Plug and play in BMW's new X5

X5 xDrive 40e (left) and 225xe (right) are BMW's new plug-in iPerformance wagons.

BMW's plug-in X5 and 2-series models are about to arrive in New Zealand. We unplug and play during a preview drive in Germany.

Vanquish Zagato becomes reality video

Customer demand forces Aston Martin into a limited production run of its concept Vanquish Zagato Coupe.

Relax in Elizabeth Arden's treatment room at its new boutique on Queen Street.

Luxury facials we love

No tropical holiday planned? Escape to the salon for a relaxing facial instead.

weddings

Time to ditch this tradition?

Grooms rarely ask mothers' permission to marry their daughters.

OPINION: Just because something is a tradition doesn't mean it's good, or a good way to start a marriage.

How I got married in Las Vegas

It was time to be married, and what to do. A white wedding with all the trimmings? Yeah, nah.

This picture of Christina breastfeeding has caused a positive response online.

When bride stopped to breastfeed gallery

The moment was captured and has melted hearts all over social media.

Video

NZ's Olympic uniform falls flat

Experts rip shapeless threads to shreds; PM says our athletes would look good in anything.

Parenting

'The dog ate the chocolate'

Children tell lies for many reasons, such as avoiding getting into trouble, or protecting themselves from embarrassment.

Is it ever okay for children to tell lies?

Little girl's peacock shock

Parents capture funny photo of their daughter running from a peacock - and then the internet took over.

Octopus watch

Watch of every parent's dreams

Parents can't get enough of a watch which trains young children to tell time and do chores.

Custom-made pinks. A shade for every woman.

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Licking cats

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Furry Friday: Pet pals

Alan and Collins

The fellowship of the fur is a wonderful thing to behold.

'Go well, little one'

Tiny the cat.

Tiny's life was shaped by an error, one that no-one could fix. But no-one gave up on her.

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