Life & Style

Pole-dancing feature attracts plenty of interest

he converted bedroom, complete with a  dancing pole.

A 1960s weatherboard house for sale is attracting an unusual amount of online interest.

Video: Beautiful MRIs of the human body

Wonderful videos show the body like you've never seen it. Spoiler alert: tongues are kind of amazing.

Wonderful videos show the body like you've never seen it - swallowing, blowing a trumpet, kissing.

6 facts on fat - it's not all bad

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Oh the countless hours we spend resisting it in our food, resenting it on our hips, and shaking it out of our system.

Miranda Kerr goes geisha for Vogue Japan

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The Aussie model is the cover star for Vogue Japan, but she's courting controversy with her outfit.

We try Burger King's black burger

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Its distinctive onyx-coloured buns and tarry black cheese have people talking. So what does it taste like?

The three key aspects of fitness

 most people have aesthetic reasons for seeking out a personal trainer and previously this fitted right in with what I did. In the past, I've helped people lose weight and do it fast, get fit, tone up, find their abs, calorie restrict and calorie count, over-exercise and 'push through it'.  But recently, after what you might call an epiphany, I've been thinking a lot about the bigger picture.

Yes there are aesthetic reasons for getting in shape, but we need to look at the big picture to achieve wellness.

I had a child with a major drug dealer

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Robyn Windshuttle recalls her long affair with a man who was charming, charismatic ... and a major drug dealer.

Being 44 means its finally OK to be ugly

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OPINION: When I was in my 20s and 30s, there were times when I was beautiful. Now I aim for 'inoffensive'.

Recipe: Ricotta gnocchi pasta bake

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Like a warm Italian hug, this vegetarian ricotta and silverbeet dish is a family favourite.

Old-fashioned pleasure on a plate

Curried sausages

Beef or pork, fried or grilled. When I was a child that was pretty much it - give or take a bake or casserole.

Teen: 'I'm not a boy or a girl'

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Kelsey Beckham, 18, is trying to live life without identifying with any gender at all.

Former journalist, 40, comes out as an escort

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'I'm probably the most boring woman in the world.' This is what this journo-turned-prostitute says of herself.

7 diet tips to prevent kidney stones

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The pain is searing. They come on quickly. They're terrible. Here's how to stop them in their tracks.

These beer cans preview what's inside

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There's nothing like cracking open a crisp, cold 7412 C at the end of the day.

A taste of Asia

Manbok Mart

Twenty years ago, if you lived in Hamilton and wanted to make an authentic Thai, Indian or Japanese meal, it would have been tough to find the ingredients. Today, it's easy.

South Auckland bootcamp: One month in

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We catch up with the South Auckland women overhauling their health four weeks into their 12 week regime.

The worst kind of tourist

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Relatively cheap travel has turned most of us into tourists. But for pete's sake, don't be the annoying kind.

5 foods that boost your body

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Nutrition can be confusing, but these five foods make it easy by looking like the body part they're good for.

This party's on the house

Dave Mitchell

A Christchurch street has hosted a unique party - for a house that's 150 years old.

Have you battled an addiction?

Addiction

Whether you're an addict or close to someone who is, what's your reality of living with addiction?

Win a memorable dining experience with Silver Fern Farms

Win a memorable dining experience with Silver Fern Farms!

A survivor of a paedophile ring speaks

Carrie Bailee

Carrie Bailee suffered horrific abuse as a child. Now she helps other survivors.

Why don't we write love letters anymore?

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The story we write through love letters is a story of two souls intertwining in inky delight.

Fat, happy and fabulous

Meagan Kerr

Meet three plus-size opinion-shapers who love fashion and refuse to hate their bodies.

Getting the good oil on skincare

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Oils that promise better skin aren't of the snake variety any more.

10 ways to feel more positive

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Is positivity innate or can it be learnt? An expert says practice these tips and you're halfway there.

Botox could 'stunt emotional growth'

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New research has found that "frozen face" prevents young people from learning how to fully express their emotions.

A block with style

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What The Block lacks in drama, it certainly makes up for it with style over the last two seasons.

Porn agains: Middle-aged adults press play

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For many who grew up before the world-wide web, the impact of internet pornography is proving profound.

The week in celeb Instagram snaps

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Babs is back, Lorde hangs with a cow, a model does a Miley and Hugh pashes a cute dude.

Paris Hilton proud to be too 'hot' for NZ

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Paris Hilton tweets the world that her latest raunchy Carl's Jr ad has been banned in New Zealand.

Take the stress out of distressed denim

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Here's how to do ripped, holey and vintage denim like fashion people do.

Top 10 open homes this weekend

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As the nation heads to the polls, maybe you would like to stop by a few of these homes on the way to vote?

16 tomboy style icons

You can really get stuff done in a sensible pair of trousers.

These women aren't bossy, they're the bosses of tomboy style. Prepare to meet your muse ...

Is Lara Bingle pregnant?

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There must be something in the coconut water as there appears to be a baby boom happening in fashion land.

New varieties hitting shops in spring

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As the weather slowly begins to warm, the garden centre shelves are groaning with new plants.

First in Cambridge's new subdivision

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A Waikato couple has made the move back from Auckland to raise a family in Cambridge's new subdivision.

NZ daily street style: September '14

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Check out your daily dose of real Kiwi fashion, courtesy of our street style snappers.

Dream sale 'meant to be'

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A dream came true for a Cambridge couple and their real estate agent earlier this month.

Choosing the right pan can make you a better cook

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Get your equipment right and you'll be a better cook. Here's where to start.

My treadmill desk left me cold

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I harbour a gnawing suspicion that treadmill desks are the wrong solution to an important problem: too much desk time.

How I became obsessed with CrossFit

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Grunting, followed by banshee yelping. Later: deep, satisfied exhaling. Welcome to The Box.

Furry Friday: The election edition

Furry Friday

NICK BARNETT

Behold, the Four Legs Good election edition, totally non-serious and non-partisan except that it's strongly pro-pet.

Inside Kirsten Dunst's NY home

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Kirsten Dunst is renting out her chic NY apartment and it could be all yours for just NZ$15,000 a month!

George Clooney won't pay for his wedding

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It turns out Clooney is a stingy, stickler for tradition when it comes to his upcoming wedding.

Is our obsession with health killing the joy of food?

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With more people slavishly following healthy trends, are we forgetting food is something to be enjoyed?

How to: plan your outdoor living space

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Why can't your outdoor living look as nice as the indoors? Plan it well and it can!

Stuff's wedding of the week

Wedding of the week

A rare wet day in Cromwell threatened to ruin things, but they were just thankful to be with family and friends.

Best & worst dressed celebrities of the week

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Good actresses make bad decisions, J-Lo wears a leather t-shirt as a dress, and Reese looks chic.

Hundreds of apartments to be built

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A site currently used as a car park in Mt Eden has been earmarked as an SHA area for apartments.