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Meet 'normal Barbie'

She has cellulite, no makeup and a few extra kilos around the hips. Forget bony, perky and perfect Barbie. Meet "normal…

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Four flattering swimwear trends to try

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Aussie actor world's sexiest man
Aussie actor world's sexiest man

Australian actor and Thor avenger Chris Hemsworth is the world's sexiest man, People magazine says.

Beyonce Jay Z attend Solange's wedding
Beyonce Jay Z attend Solange's wedding

Singer Solange Knowles has wed music video director Alan Fergson in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Books: We know we are dying animals

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Books: Moving tale of a haunting life

Elspeth Sandys' fiction shows an attentive, lucid, modest writer. The same qualities distinguish this memoir. She was the…

Books: The lone wolf

Each year American novelist Richard Ford heads to Ireland to shoot woodcock. Robert McCrum joins him on the Irish coast.

A drink to lose weight?
A drink to lose weight?

To the exercise-averse, it will sound like the Holy Grail.

Rare tapeworm behind headache

A parasitic tapeworm 10cm long lived in the brain of a British man for four years before doctors discovered it.

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NZ's best beer pourer named

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Charles Manson's love advice
Charles Manson's love advice

Here are five pieces of advice for the somewhat preposterous long-distance couple, and here are the…

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