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love & sex

Why the fear of the newly divorced?

CHANGING FRIENDS: As I settled into single parenthood I found myself acquiring a new circle of friends and acquaintances who, like me, were freshly alone.

I sensed my new state was perceived as dangerously contagious, and concern often seemed close to blame.

Living a life of celibacy

It feels like we're in an age where everyone is doing it (thanks Fifty Shades). So, what is it like to live without sex?

Famous last texts from the ex video

Husband breaks silence on open marriage

food & wine

Don't be food self righteous 

The most maddening example of food self-righteousness, of course, is the case of thin people lecturing the obese on how stupid they are for letting themselves get fat.

10:59 AM  Stop thinking that what you eat makes you a better class of person, and smugly lecturing those who don't follow your lead.

How to roast your Easter eggs

We put to the test a once-popular Elizabethan recipe involving a hot spit and pepper.

Easter carrot cupcakes

Maple & carrot cupcakes stuff nation

11:30 AM  Light, moist cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting that will convert carrot cake haters.


The most beautiful faces ever?

A study of 200 people's perceptions of beauty came to the conclusion that these are the most beautiful faces in the UK. (From the woman we're getting real Kendall Jenner-meets-Adrianne Palicki vibes. And the guy looks like a baby-faced Dylan McDermott).

A two-month-long scientific study seems to think so.

Model wears corset 23 hours a day

Aleira Avendaño is pushing her body to its limit to achieve a cartoon-like 20 inch waist.

Juanita Phillips poses for this image that was digitally altered (with her permission) to show her hair in its natural, grey state.

Why I hide my grey hair

Here's how I really look. Or at least how I would look, if I was brave enough.


Kanye totally charms 93-year-old

Iris Apfel, now 93, works the runway at 2012's New York Fashion Week.

Iris Apfel and Kanye West do their best impression of Harold and Maude.

What she wore to wed Benedict

Sophie Hunter went for Valentino for her big day - and it's a stunner.

Pinaman Owusu-Banahene is organising the first African Fashion Festival in New Zealand.

African beauty

Comments on her outfits has lead Ghanaian-born Pinaman Owusu-Banahene to create the African Fashion Festival.

well & good

Your dog could have PMS

'Oh, ignore her, she's just got PMS' - or, maybe, just maybe, the fact you've been grumpy for two weeks and generally hard to be around has finally cracked her?

2 min ago  'With a list of symptoms this long and wide, I could have PMS, you could have PMS, the guy in the third row could have PMS.'

Stop comparing bodies to fruit

Categorising female 'body types' as apples and pears is just body shaming dressed up as diversity.

Coping with energy vampires

First sign of ageing?


Gorgeous snaps of Jolie and her girls

Angelina Jolie celebrates her 'Best Villain' win with two of her daughters - Zahara and Shiloh. Her advice to the children at the Kids' Choice awards? "As your villain, I would also say cause a little trouble - it's good for you."

Her first public appearance since an operation to remove her ovaries less than two weeks ago is truly joy filled.

Our public and private faces

The image we present to the world and the reality of those struggling with depression are often at odds.

When people hate your hair

Why did Instagram censor this photo?

home & property

Asian property buy-up fears

Auckland property sold sign

A growing proportion of Kiwis think Asians are to blame for rising house prices, a report finds.

Our timber framing goes up gallery

Out of every window in our new build is a beautifully framed view - just like a picture on the wall, but better.


Skyscraper built in 19 days video

A 57-storey high-rise in China has been built in just 19 days - an average of three storeys a day.


Kim K's $2600 make-up routine

LOW MAINTENANCE: Kim Kardashian uses three different make-up artists depending on how 'ethnic' or 'glam' she wants to look.

It starts with a $600 moisturiser...

Mr Grey will see you now

Fans of racy book series can now take an interactive tour around Christian Grey's luxury pad.

Jeremy Renner has listed a renovated house in Hollywood at $4.795 million. (Simon Berlyn/TNS)

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.


Introducing Josef & Emily gallery


A helicopter ride, a rapped speech and the sweetest present from the groom... this is one picture-perfect big day.

Ed Sheeran, the wedding singer

British singer surprises Australian couple with a performance at their wedding.

Let them eat cake: Hippopotamus head chef Laurent Loudeac has enlisted the help of pastry chef David Cadoret to create a sumptuous opera cake for his wedding this weekend.

Pastry chef takes the cake video

It's probably no surprise that classically trained French chef Laurent Loudeac is catering his own wedding but he's wisely left the hard part – the cake – to top pastry chef David Cadoret.


Baby (seal) sitters wanted

DOC to hold training sessions for helpers to manage the Ohau Stream "baby seal encounter" that is a hit with tourists.


And the royal baby will be called ...

A BABY SISTER FOR GEORGE? Alice is the hot favourite for the name of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child, which is due next month.

11:15 AM  Bookies forced to slash their odds after punters go crazy for this new moniker at the last minute.

Preparing for movement

I really hope our little guy's determination is rewarded with a new ability to crawl around soon. .

NIGHT SKY: A night-time photo of Tekapo township.

Fun in the dark for kids

Star finding, spotlight, shadow puppets... we have put together the top fun things to do with your kids in the dark.

The statistics are clear. So why do some people still use their mobile while driving?

Sponsored content by NZ Transport Agency

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10 things my dogs go nuts over


Including bacon, catfights, bathtime and when their dads get home.

How beige was my CBD?

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Christchurch has many non-white people. Some are very photogenic. So why did a campaign ignore them?

In pics: 28 dogs taking a nap


How do dogs sleep? Here are some answers for you to laugh at, sniff at, or nod in agreement with.

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