The rise of the Pinterest Bride
The rise of the Pinterest Bride

In the Pinterest age, brides toss old ethnic wedding traditions in favour of something new and clash with traditions.

Tips for a healthy work lunch
Tips for a healthy work lunch

Whether you work five days a week or running errands, bringing your lunch has big advantages over eating out or picking…

Distance runners, embrace the fartlek
Distance runners, embrace the fartlek

A fartlek is a system of training for distance runners in which the terrain and pace are continually varied to eliminate…

Why e-cigarettes have their own toxic dangers
Why e-cigarettes have their own toxic dangers

While many users perceive e-cigs as safer than traditional cigarettes, some of the flavorings that make them so enticing…

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Why parents don't immunise their kids
Why parents don't immunise their kids

Some parents are putting off or ditching plans to immunise children after discouraging information…

Screen time bad for children's sleep

Sleep is an essential part of our development and wellbeing. It is important for learning and memory, emotions and behaviours…

Calories don't count - salt intake is linked to obesity

A high salt intake may be linked to obesity, regardless of how many calories are consumed, experts have suggested.

Work stress takes toll on longevity

While women are still likely to live around four years longer on average, the adoption by many of stressful working lifestyles…

Love hormone may help autistic children
Love hormone may help autistic children

The 'love hormone' shows promise as a tool for treating children with autism, says a United States scientist…

'Clean eating' obsession dangerous

Healthy eaters who swear by "clean" foods could be the victims of a dangerous eating disorder that can lead to malnutrition…

Want to stay healthy? Sleep longer

New research says lack of sleep is the most important factor in determining whether someone will catch a cold.

Deep down, there's a hoarder in every one of us

Extreme hoarding is a recognised psychological disorder, and, like most disorders, it finds a fainter echo in each of us…

The rise of 'selfie lice'

Gaggles of tweens and teens with smartphones are touching heads while snapping and sharing pictures of themselves, all the…

Why are so many Kiwis obese?
Why are so many Kiwis obese?

Our understanding of what causes obesity in Kiwis could change dramatically with a new million-dollar…

Shrinking Violet 'in love' with new body

After having 2.5kg of excess skin removed from her body, Christchurch woman Elora Harre is in love with her new tummy.

October the month to quit

Thousands of Kiwis will be kicking smoking to the curb for Stoptober this year.

Obese people hard-wired to find food irresistible

Obese people may have brains that are hard-wired to find food irresistible, a study has found.

A 20-minute walk each day adds seven years to your life

In the first trial of its kind, researchers discovered that modest exercise in middle age has an anti-ageing effect on the…

The only hangover cure that works
The only hangover cure that works

A pint of water after a big night? Or a takeaway to soak up the booze? Scientists have now revealed…

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Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends
Nicky Park: Good neighbours, good friends

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