Where does our personality come from?
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
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…

Mexican commuters swap squats for train tickets
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 nightmares, but how…

Health & Wellbeing

Why 'dry shampoo' can give you bald patches
Why 'dry shampoo' can give you bald patches

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

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…

Pride (and face) of a nation

21-year-old Miss Samoa advises to 'dare to be you' as she gets ready for the Miss World contest in China.

'Pee in the shower, ladies' says Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow has advised women to pee in the shower.

Organ donation: Faces at the front line

Dr Emma Merry can still remember how nervous she felt the first time she spoke to a grieving family about the possibility…

How to feel fuller for longer

Your mother was right when she told you not to wolf down your food. For people who eat more slowly feel fuller and think…

Chef's reality show snubbed
Chef's reality show snubbed

Chef Simon Gault is gutted that a reality TV show he would front to help diabetes sufferers has been…

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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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