Why I hide my grey hair

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

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

Model wears corset 23 hours a day

Aleira Avendaño's corset routine: "I sleep with it. I am obsessive... I wash myself and rest for an hour and then I put it on again."

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

Lovely pics of Jolie & 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 is truly joy filled.

Why fear 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 contagious, and concern often seemed close to blame.

The week's celeb Instagrams gallery

RIHANNA: 'HONEY!!! I'm shaving my pits, can you get in here with the Nikon'. Oh if we had a fiver for every time this has happened in our house ...

Rihanna reaches for the razor, SJP gets washed ashore, and Kate Moss is papped in quite a pash.

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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

Jamie Oliver slams the Paleo diet

Jamie Oliver

The king of celebrity chefs thinks Gordon Ramsay is 'jealous' and Pete Evans' tribe is way off track.

Tim Tam cheesecake

Nothing’s better than a salted caramel Tim Tam­ except salted caramel Tim Tam cheesecake.

Carrot & haloumi fritters with chickpeas and spinach.

Carrot & haloumi fritters

These yummy cheesy fritters are perfect for a quick vego dinner, and they're also gluten-free

beauty

Why I hide my grey hair

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

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

Are cheap perfumes actually worse?

What makes one type of smelly water better than another? It may all just boil down to branding.

Aleira Avendaño's corset routine: "I sleep with it. I am obsessive... I wash myself and rest for an hour and then I put it on again."

Model wears corset 23 hours a day

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

fashion

African beauty

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

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

Suits you, Sir

Tailor Murray Crane's dedicated following of fashion - and in particular, men's suits - has brought him business success, but he admits, some personal difficulties too.

BRIDE-TO-BE: Sophie Hunter posed for Vogue in her Valentino wedding gown shortly before marrying Benedict Cumberbatch.

What she wore to wed Benedict

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

well & good

First sign of ageing?

The eyes don't lie. Vision changes are often the first major sign of ageing.

For many, changes in vision are the first sign of ageing. For me, it has also been the most offensive.

Women's health with Dr Libby

From bloating to periods, Dr Libby Weaver answered your questions. Here's what she had to say.

Dietary advice from celebrities?

Sometimes old-school rules

life

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

The art of perfect placement

A Japanese garden of artfully placed rock in Taranaki

A Japanese garden of artfully positioned rock is just one element of an expansive Taranaki property.

NZ's most expensive homes gallery

It's okay to dream big, right? Sure it is, and here's some home inspiration to get you started.

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Don't judge this by its exterior gallery

From the outside it looks like a 200-year-old house that hasn't seen a lot of love. 

luxury

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.

weddings

Introducing Josef & Emily gallery

wedding

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.

Video

Husky and dad argue over food

All this adorable husky wanted was a good old nosh on potato skins.

Parenting

Why curiosity is important 

Aristotle maintained that human beings are naturally curious about things — that to explore, investigate, and learn is just part of who we are.

I played a practical joke on my 7-year-old and it’s not yet April Fool’s Day.

Different rules for different kids

Having three kids with similar needs is tough. When one has different needs, it’s nearly impossible.

Several parents who have involved babies and toddlers in their physical pursuits recently have been accused of putting their children at risk.

Mixing babies and your sport

When you are passionate a sport, it is only natural to want to share it with those you love most.

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

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10 things my dogs go nuts over

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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

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

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