Dad 'tried to run over bullies' video

Roy Williams Jnr footage

Father "took matters into his own hands" after hearing his teen daughter had been in a fight.

Beyonce drops $475k on shoes

Beyonce's Princess Stilettos

Singer shells out nearly half a mill on diamond-encrusted stilettos (plus $130k on matching belt) for music video.

Why she breastfeeds 3-year-old

Jade Beall says breastfeeding soothes her 3-year-old son Sequoia.

A woman told Jade Beall she should die and give her son a sandwich instead of breastfeeding.

Bridesmaid, 89, steals the show

"Nana Betty", with her granddaughter Christine Quinn, was the life and soul of the big day.

When this woman tied the knot, she wanted her best friend by her side - and that happened to be Nana Betty.

Men wear bras for a week

"I can feel a bit of pressure on the back, but it's making me want to stand up straight more."

Whether it's running with one, wearing a seatbelt with one, or washing one, everything about bras sucks, apparently.

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love & sex

The worst sex advice ever?

Whip him up a quick post-coital snack: the key to relationship success.

You sometimes have to wonder whether relationship advice from magazines is designed to help or humiliate.

Make your marriage 'mindful'

When your spouse leaves dirty laundry two feet from the hamper, this is what you should do...

Couples kiss for freedom video

Can adultery sites save a marriage?

food & wine

Recipe: Miso braised beef

This delicious slow-cooked brisket takes just five minutes to prepare.

This delicious slow-cooked brisket takes just five minutes to prepare.

Best-ever beef lasagne

Making lasagne from scratch can be time consuming, but parts (or all of it) can be prepared ahead.

An absinthe frappe: you can either shake this or drop the ingredients in a blender for a slushie.

Absinthe: Bad boy of liquors

The anise-and-fennel-flavoured liquor is the most excoriated alcohol in history.

beauty

She's found the good oil

Lee-Anne Wann will be the guest speaker at Mitre 10 Mega's Ladies Night in New Plymouth this week.

Fitness star Lee-Anne Wann says fridges are filled with secret beauty ingredients.

Ssshh... this is my little secret

It's not just celebrities who try to keep their cosmetic surgery procedures under cover.

Trilogy group chief executive Angela Buglass says the company's strategy is paying off.

Trilogy shares up on profit forecast

Shares in cosmetics and candle maker Trilogy International jumped 21 per cent after the company flagged a tripling in half year profits.

fashion

Beyonce drops $475k on shoes

Beyonce's Princess Stilettos

Singer shells out nearly half a mill on diamond-encrusted stilettos (plus $130k on matching belt) for her next music video.

Is Steven Joyce a fashionista?

Steven Joyce will return to the catwalk next week when he attends a fashion show in Vietnam.

"I can feel a bit of pressure on the back, but it's making me want to stand up straight more."

Men wear bras for a week

Whether it's running with one, wearing a seatbelt with one, or washing one - according to men, everything about bras sucks.

well & good

How Eminem lost almost 40kg

Musician Eminem pictured earlier this month.

"I remember overhearing these kids. One said, 'That's Eminem,' and the other said, 'No it's not – Eminem ain't fat'."

Meditation isn't always relaxing

New study finds certain types raise the heart rate - but it's still good for you.

What to do when love hurts?

How she's losing excess skin video

life

UFC champ shuts down body shamers

Ronda Rousey

"There's not a single muscle on my body that isn't for a purpose," Ronda Rousey tells haters who called her too masculine.

Girl with no arms meets her hero

This 3-year-old is showing the world that regardless of disability, you can still do the same things as everyone else - including hug.

When transitioning doesn't help

Gwyneth's conscious uncoupling works

home & property

The latest urban craze gallery video

Wellington nurse, Sharon Mackie in her beekeeping suit.

Participation in backyard beekeeping has increased 80 per cent in four years. So what's the buzz about?

Why I refuse to mow my lawn

My town calls it a "nuisance" and is threatening to cut it down, but I see it as a way to preserve a habitat.

House values across the country have increased at a rate not seen since late 2007.

House values set new record

House prices across NZ have have increased at the fastest rate since 2007 - a whopping 10 per cent.

luxury

Pencil drawing sells for six figures

'Dinner Time' by British artist L S Lowry commanded $95,000 at Dunbar Sloane's Wellington auction on Wednesday. The work beat Lowry's previous record for a work on paper of AUD $38,000, setting an Australasian record.

Pencil drawing of working-class men eating dinner snapped up for six figures in Wellington.

Kim K's $2600 make-up routine

It starts with a $600 moisturiser...

A top dog life - A pup at Somerset House during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015.

Crazy new must-have of the super-rich

A dog nanny: akin to that of a governess, but entrusted with a slobbering pug in a pink diamond-studded collar.

weddings

Octogenarian bridesmaid steals the show

"Nana Betty", with her granddaughter Christine Quinn, was the life and soul of the big day.

When this woman tied the knot, she wanted her best friend by her side - and that just so happened to be 89-year-old Nana Betty.

Introducing Bronwyn & Daniel gallery

They lived in the same spot for years, yet their paths never crossed until they moved to London. If that isn't fate, we don't know what is ...

Same-self marriage, it seems, is a thing.

The perks of same-self marriage

"I've decided to get married to myself," said a friend of mine recently - and I think it's quite a beautiful idea.

Video

Angry dad 'tried to run over bullies'

Father "took matters into his own hands" after hearing his teen daughter had been in a fight... and was swiftly arrested.

Parenting

Celebrity sunscreen slammed

Mum posts picture of sunburnt child after wearing The Honest Company sunscreen.

Company co-founded by Jessica Alba is facing heat from families claiming their sunblock doesn't work.

Mummydesking: the new thing

It is a paradise only working parents understand: a place to sit for three hours without any interruptions.

"I'll never forgive you for not letting me have a dog".

Sadness of a petless childhood

"I need a puppy," she kept reiterating, bursting into tears.

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blogs

Why dogs make us smile gallery

Dog

Whether it's their knack with selfies or a love of cushions, they're guaranteed to do something cute every day.

My toastbusters mission

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Try as I might, I struggle to be served bread items at cafes that aren't flattened into a melty oblivion.

The super-secret life of pets

The Secret Life of Pets

It's my conviction that a pet spends part of every day practising to be more adorable.

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