Paint to repel public peeing
Paint to repel public peeing

Late night revellers may think nothing of relieving themselves in public and now some walls are fighting back against the…

Online poll: Show up hungover or call in sick?
Online poll: Show up hungover or call in sick?

Wellingtonians and people in their thirties and forties are the most partial to a mid-week bender, according to a new survey…

What a can of Coke does to you in just one hour
What a can of Coke does to you in just one hour

Have you ever wondered what happens to your body after you drink a can of your favourite fizzy drink?

Ultra-processed food filling aisles
Ultra-processed food filling aisles

Ultra-processed foods - high in sugar, fat and salt - make up the majority of packaged foods available in New Zealand supermarkets…

Health & Wellbeing

Let's talk about sex over sixty
Let's talk about sex over sixty

The Baby Boomer generation is renowned for challenging norms around sex and age and this has continued…

Where does our personality come from?

'How can it be that my children have turned out so differently, when we treated them all exactly the same?'

Being tired is like being drunk - expert

People who boast about getting by on less than five hours sleep should be stigmatised like smokers because of the harm that…

video Mexican commuters swap squats for train tickets

Mexico City is giving away condoms and metro tickets to commuters willing to do 10 squats as part of a programme to promote…

Psychopaths v sociopaths: The difference
Psychopaths v sociopaths: The difference

Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst…

Why 'dry shampoo' can give you bald patches

The increasingly popular product can have a number of unexpected - and highly unpleasant - side effects, hair care specialists…

Is this a powerful new way to beat breast cancer?

Researchers found a class of inexpensive, existing generic called aromatase inhibitors, which suppress hormones, reduce…

What causes headaches?

We all get headaches from time to time. In fact, nearly every second person in the world had a headache at least once in…

Do placebos really work?

The placebo effect is real - even if you know the treatment you've been given has no medical value, research has concluded…

Why you should be sarcastic
Why you should be sarcastic

Sarcasm may be the lowest form of wit, but psychologists have found that it makes people more creative…

Woman who lost 85kg hits back at haters

An Auckland woman who posted photos of her remarkable weight loss on Instagram has hit back at commenters accusing her of…

The benefits of sleeping on it

Last-minute cramming for an exam before going to bed might be a good tactic for students, according to new research on the…

Why time flies as we get older

The passage of time is a puzzling thing. While few will dispute that a minute comprises 60 seconds, the perception of time…

Louise Thompson: Courage or comfort

"How do I know it's time to move jobs/country/city/relationship? How do I know it's right? I'm really scared if I make this…

NZ a great place for families
NZ a great place for families

New Zealand has the third highest material living standard in the world for households with a teenager…

Health & Wellbeing Archives

Nutrition

Niki Bezzant: Broccoli battles can lead to bulge
Niki Bezzant: Broccoli battles can lead to bulge

Many will have a memory of sitting miserably at the table being forced to eat what was on the plate before being allowed…

Niki Bezzant: You can't run off a bad diet
Paul Little: Fizzy drinks are poisoning our kids
Jack Tame: Nutrition rules not set in stone
Niki Bezzant: Consign paleo to the past
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Nicky Park

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

Nicky Park has found people in New Zealand very responsive to a forward approach of getting to know neighbours - moreso…

Top five yum cha spots in Auckland
Nicky Park: Cannes 2014 - Best dressed
Met Gala: Best, worst dressed
Nicky Park: Life & Style - this week's best bits
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