Life & Style

A world without bubble wrap

Just what will we use for stress relief when the poppable packaging disappears from our shelves?

'Beautiful women are not usually funny'

Ex-Disney boss knew as he said the words they wouldn't go down well. Now he's paying for it.

Fifteen-minute labour for 'Fitmum'

After four children Sharny Kieser felt like a "fat old woman", so for her fifth she decided to try a different tactic.

'You look disgusting'

This beauty blogger's powerful video highlights the double standards women face with wearing makeup.

Hillary & Ellen support gay boy

"I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me."

Jelly Tip block set to sell out

New Zealand's fleeting love affair with the latest Whittaker's offering is set to end in heartbreak this week.

A quick 25-minute roast

This oregano-cooked chicken with pumpkin and cauliflower makes a tasty midweek alternative to a full roast.

Beetroot fritters with goat's cheese

Recipe: Spiced balsamic figs

Smarty pants: The science of undies

Making a bra, says one designer, is harder than building a bridge: there's a thesis in biomechanics in your undies drawer.

The week's best & worst dressed

Amber Heard, Elizabeth Banks and Sandra Bullock look classy, while Demi Lovato wears a torn-up nursing bra.

Dame Kate a glittering icon

Want to start your own fashion label?

Lookalikes: Prince George & Prince Will

Prince George takes major style inspiration from his dad for his little sis' Christening.

Ten F1 cars for the open road

What happens when you take professional F1 technology and inject it into a road car?

New Navara continues Nissan ute heritage

NZ's Great Battle of the Utes has just stepped up a notch with the arrival of a brand-new Nissan Navara.

3D-printed cars closer to reality

Sporting Sprint true to Vespa’s style

The most stolen cars in NZ

If you own a Honda Torneo, you might want to consider investing in some extra security.

How to write a tear-jerker

Nicholas Sparks sells millions of books and movie tickets by adhering to a strict formula. Want to copy him? Here's how.

Reviews of Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of a Whore, Disclaimer and Ruth, Roger and Me

Short book reviews from New Zealand and overseas.

Book reviews: in brief

No longer just a fantasy

Colouring books for adults a 'revolution'

Grab the Crayolas - welcome to the world of adult colouring in.

Daily trivia quiz: July 6

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