Note attacks Lupus sufferer

The anonymous note reads: "You should be ashamed!! When you take a handicap spot an actual disabled person suffers. You were not raised as you should have been."

Her pain's so bad that at times she can hardly walk, yet someone took her to task for using a disabled carpark.

Living with invisible illness

Can you spot the naked model?

If you look closely, you'll see this is no ordinary forest scene.

Body paint is generally used when someone wants to stand out - but for this artist, it's all about blending in.

'I have genital herpes'

Ella Dawson, who lives in New York City, blogs about living with genital herpes. While herpes the infection is not new, the stigma is.

One woman is breaking the STD's unfair stigma by telling everyone who'll listen that she has it.

The best literary boyfriend ever

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Gilbert Blythe: the kind of guy who'd help a girl reach for the stars rather reaching them for her.

I started a women's sex club

Killing Kittens founder Emma Sayle, right.

Meet Emma Sayle, founder of the female-focused London club famed for its luxury, photo-vetted parties.

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love & sex

'I have genital herpes'

Ella Dawson, who lives in New York City, blogs about living with genital herpes. While herpes the infection is not new, the stigma is.

One woman is breaking the STD's unfair stigma by telling everyone who'll listen that she has it.

Why I started a sex club for women

Meet Emma Sayle, founder of the female-focused London club famed for its luxury, photo-vetted parties.

Love in the age of Tinder

Romance a reporter video

food & wine

Fake organics on our shelves?

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand say foods are being labelled organic that aren't, and that MPI "seem not to care".

1 min ago  Abuse of the term "organic" in NZ means we may be unwittingly eating food tainted by chemicals.

What they thought we'd eat

Panty candy, space cakes, colossal carrots - what people in the past predicted we'd be eating by now.

Derek Hager junior with his son Brad

Tale of the world's best pinot

This Wairarapa winery's story is one of tragedy and triumph.

beauty

Swimsuit pic 'was not brave'

"THIS WAS NOT BRAVE." says Jessica Kane of this photo. Her courage-denying post has since had over 600,000 likes on Facebook.

Jessica Kane says that her posing in a swimsuit isn't courageous, whatever her size.

Olaplex: Is hair damage a thing of the past?

New technology could prevent the chemical damage that occurs during lightening.

Revlon is always coming up with creative nail art options, and the latest is its Transforming Effects Top Coats, $16.50 each. These eight new polishes can change the finish on your existing manicure to add matte, confetti, holographic and glaze effects.

Hottest new shades for nails gallery

Want to nail a new look for winter but on a tight budget? A DIY mani with one of these should do the trick.

fashion

Kylie's sheer catsuit is intense gallery

Kylie Jenner rocked head-to-toe pantyhose at Coachella.

Yes, she basically wore head-to-toe see-through hosiery. Mmm... itchy.

Her wonderful reason for posing naked

"I'm a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities I represent."

Michael Buble

Michael Buble, the body-shamer?

Canadian crooner attacked by fans after posting an Instagram picture of a stranger with "hungry shorts".

well & good

Drug-free depression relief

A new study finds that mindfulness therapy might be as effective as anti-depressants in long-standing depression.

Mindfulness therapy might be just as effective as anti-depressants for those with chronic depression.

Bombings 'made me stronger'

Woman who lost her leg in Boston Marathon tragedy completes the race two years later.

When good oils go bad

Which is the healthiest chip?

life

Anonymous note attacks Lupus sufferer

The anonymous note reads: "You should be ashamed!! When you take a handicap spot an actual disabled person suffers. You were not raised as you should have been."

Her pain's so bad that at times she can hardly walk, yet someone took her to task for using a disabled carpark.

He has to be seen to be believed video

They were discussing street harassment, and this guy took it as an opportunity to go ahead and harass.

Mum's crazy list of gift demands

The secret lives of twins

home & property

Anzac flier pushes boundaries

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage says this real estate flier "is pushing the margins but is within the law." The red markers on the map indicate houses sold.

A real estate agent has used Anzac imagery in a property flier: "in anybody's book it's totally crass."

Meet the sheikha of shabby chic

The trend became a lifestyle and weathered the return of Mad Men, bankruptcy and confusion.

Saffron milk caps growing on the pine forest floor.

How to grow ... mushrooms

One Nelson couple are cultivating delicious wild funghi among the roots of a purpose-grown forest.

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

Introducing Clarissa & James gallery

Clarissa & James

This long-time couple dodged a storm to tie the knot in a "perfect" outdoor ceremony - thanks to a little bit of magic.

Greatest wedding venue ever? video

Kiwi couples are lining up to get married in this living, green church in the Waikato.

The newly engaged Richie and Lizzie (centre) with Irish rock band Kodaline.

Band help fan pull off epic proposal video

This pair met at a Kodaline concert - so what better way to pop the question than by roping in the band itself?

Video

Down syndrome teen lands job

And his reaction is just wonderful. "I get it!" he shouts out to his parents – "I get a job."

Parenting

Showing off post-birth body

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Sarah Stage has shared a lingerie-clad selfie with the world just four days after giving birth.

Royal granny all ready for No 2

Carole Middleton is set to help Prince George adjust to life as a big brother.

Leigh Van Der Horst with Natalie Bassingthwaighte - both women have shared stories about their mothers in Without My Mum.

The utter grief of losing a mum

My stomach hurts. Or is it my heart? I feel sick. I am lost. I want my mum.

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blogs

Furry Friday: Delicious ginger cats

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Prince Harry agrees that redheads rule, but do redheaded cats? These ones certainly do.

Confessions of an X-Phile

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Blogger for STUFF

I may have, at one point, penned an ode by rewriting lyrics from Shaggy's Mr Boombastic.

Dunhill's amazing rescue story

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How an army of pet lovers banded together to help find a blind and deaf dog.

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