Fighting back with crop tops

Alexi Halket, standing, found plenty of support for #CropTopDay.

Fed up with her school's dress code, Alexi Halket took a stand - with #CropTopDay.

Demi & Rumer are twinning

Mother and daughter Rumer and Demi have a 'twinsies' moment.

Moore's 52 and her daughter Willis is 26 - but they look like thy could be twins.

Jessie loves her husband, but ...

Dogs mate for life. Beavers mate for life. Humans have one-night stands, paramours and a 50 per cent divorce rate.

She also likes options, and weekly - and openly - goes on a date with one of her four extramarital partners.

Are robot pets the future?

bot pets

"Pet ownership in its current form is likely unsustainable in a growing, urbanised population."

Get Kathleen's healthy glow

The one product Dr Kathleen Wills can't live without? Coconut oil.

The natural medicine doctor reveals her beauty blunders and the secret to great skin.

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love & sex

Jessie loves her husband, but ...

Dogs mate for life. Beavers mate for life. Humans have one-night stands, paramours and a 50 per cent divorce rate.

She also likes options, and weekly - and openly - goes on a date with one of her four extramarital partners.

Brains over breast size?

Apparently, large breasts and long legs don't matter much to men after all.

Perk up your sex life with coffee

Dating advice from 1899?

food & wine

When recipes go wrong

Don't believe everything you read - some recipes simply don't work.

Had a major cooking fail? Blame it on a bad recipe.

Wasp found in Whittaker's choc

"He texted me saying 'is it supposed to have a wasp in it?' I replied 'ew'."

David Hall-Jones in his French vineyard.  "There's something about this place that's amazing… I just felt at home," he says.

Otago winery's ties to Burgundy

David Hall-Jones is the first New Zealander to own a vineyard in Burgundy.

beauty

Get Kathleen Wills' healthy glow

The one product Dr Kathleen Wills can't live without? Coconut oil.

The natural medicine doctor reveals her beauty blunders and the secret to great skin.

Why women shave their legs

What's the deal with obsessive hair eradication? Why must we rip each strand from its bulb-like root? Here's why...

George Clooney admits growing old can be tough on actors, but there's no point trying to fight it.

Clooney cool about ageing

The secret to graceful ageing? Don't try to fight it, says George Clooney.

fashion

Fighting back with crop tops

Alexi Halket, standing, found plenty of support for #CropTopDay.

Fed up with her school's dress code, Alexi Halket took a stand - with #CropTopDay.

Stewart leaving Fashion Week

Could this year's New Zealand Fashion Week be the last ever?

Seed Heritage

The new winter basics gallery

These key styles are all you need to update your wardrobe for the new season.

well & good

Toothbrushing: The right way

Make toothbrushing a ritual. Twice daily. Two minutes each time.

If you think brushing your teeth is a no-brainer, think again... and use these five tips.

Vital tips for going meat-free

Eating less meat for better nutrition? What you decide to pile on your plate instead is what really counts.

How pregnancy 'don'ts' differ

How cortisol makes you fat

life

Photographer captures mum-daughter beauty

Jane Bates and daughters Ashley, 10 and Olivia, 12, have been captured on camera for Kate Christie's photographic book for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Photographer Kate Christie is photographing women for her breast cancer fundraiser book.

Dutch families adopted WWII graves

Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis and liberate Holland. The Dutch have never forgotten.

The journey of a transgender child

Filling a gap video

home & property

Fancy a home under water? gallery

A new development will see 42 boat-like residences moored off Dubai's The World island.

A development in Dubai brings new meaning to the term "sleeping with the fishes".

Is this worth $690m?

Take a look at one of the biggest homes in US history, which is rising on an LA hilltop and is very expensive.

Hannah Stechman and Connor Hamilton are two weeks away from having a place (the pad behind them) to call their own.

'Be willing to start small' video

They're in their early 20s. She's a hairdresser, he's a builder, and they're weeks away from owning their first home.

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

Renovations before honeymoons

Taranaki Bride of the year competition 2015 Supreme winner Sara Coward (McKenna), left, and Runner-up Fay Rice (Emeny).

Home renovations take precedence over honeymoons for Taranaki's modern brides. 

Introducing Becky and Andrew

A sweet proposal on rainy fishing trip inspired a wedding with a hunting and fishing theme.

Padma Iyer and her son Harish

Gay marriage advert seeks groom

India's first gay matrimonial advertisement has been placed - by a mum.

Video

First home: 'Be willing to start small'

They're in their early 20s. She's a hairdresser, he's a builder, and they're weeks away from owning their first home.

Parenting

Oh, baby! It's a record-breaker 

Ipswich's Jake McGuire was born weighing 13 pounds, 6 ounces.

A bouncing baby boy weighing more than six kilograms has been born in a Queensland hospital.

That very best parenting tip 

As blasé as it sounds: you've just got to keep them alive. This helped me on the bad days.

Among the foods to avoid in pregnancy are processed or deli meats, such as salami, ham, luncheon or pate.

Pregnancy rules around the world

When it comes to what pregnant women can or can't eat, is everyone playing by the same rules?

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Why does your pet eat grass?

cat

Does it help their digestion? Does it help their diet? Or do they just like the taste?

Do you know where your toddler is?

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I've grown so tired of explaining where my child is during the day to colleagues that I've taken to making stuff up.

37 pets truly concentrating gallery

furry friday

When a pet decides to give something its full attention, it's a sight to behold.

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