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Jill Goldson: Do you listen to your 'inner-bully'?
Jill Goldson: Do you listen to your 'inner-bully'?

Most of us are familiar with the inner critic. Some days "inner bully" is a better name for the voice upstairs.

Louise Thompson: How to be naturally happy ... Part two

Louise Thompson is back with seven more things happy people have got figured out.

Know when it's time to quit

We're not supposed to quit. Our mothers and fathers told us to persevere, to push through the hardship, to never give up…

Shelley Bridgeman: Is road rage worse than ever?

In the "Rant" section last week a woman motorist complained about a driver who got out of his truck and approached her -…

Jill Goldson: Does he compare me to his ex?
Jill Goldson: Does he compare me to his ex?

A recent email to me from a young woman confided that she is driven crazy by intrusive thoughts of her partner's ex and…

What we can learn from Bruce Jenner
What we can learn from Bruce Jenner

Traditional gender roles are a set of ideas about how men and women are supposed to act. However, one's gender should be…

Talk to the Animals: How to safely trade pets online
Talk to the Animals: How to safely trade pets online

It's true that TradeMe lacks enforceable rules for animal sellers. However this isn't just a TradeMe issue, it's a nationwide…

Modern Etiquette: What's the deal with thank you cards?
Modern Etiquette: What's the deal with thank you cards?

Life and Style columnist Lee Suckling tackles your modern etiquette and ethical predicaments, one reader-submitted query…

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How to be naturally happy

How to be naturally happy

Being a naturally fit person starts with the right mindset. It always starts with mindset. Once we have that right everything else falls into place. As it does with "naturally" happy people.

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Hormone disrupter lurking in cake

Hormone disrupter lurking in cake

A frightening article shows that a very nasty additive is being used in food despite studies showing it is very harmful, Wendyl Nissen writes.

If you don't like the rules, move schools

If you don't like the rules, move schools

Students might reach the grand old age of 16 or 17 and think they're so special, but school rules are there for a reason, writes Shelley Bridgeman.

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'Health experts'... be warned

'Health experts'... be warned

Pretty Instagram pictures and a six-pack does not make you a health expert, warns Lee Suckling.

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JOMO: The joy of missing out

JOMO: The joy of missing out

If, for the last few years, we've all succumbed to the pressures of Fear of Missing Out, this year we must enable the Joy of Missing Out. Forget FOMO. Let's talk about JOMO.

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My boyfriend collects teddies

My boyfriend collects teddies

Life and Style columnist Lee Suckling tackles your modern etiquette and ethical predicaments, one reader-submitted query at a time.

Louise Thompson: Ch-ch-ch-changes

Louise Thompson: Ch-ch-ch-changes

I am all about change and growth. People come to a life coach because they want radical change - life is not feeling as it should and change is the first order of the day.

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Wendyl Wants To Know: Ready-meal packaging is something I avoid

Wendyl Wants To Know: Ready-meal packaging is something I avoid

Put your ‘heat and eat’ dinner in another container if you have concerns about leaching from plastic.

Jill Goldson: The one thing that could transform your relationship

Jill Goldson: The one thing that could transform your relationship

When the going gets tough with our partner, one of us might want to try counselling but quite possibly our significant other will shrink away from anything that could be seen as therapy, creating another disagreement.

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Shelley Bridgeman: How old is too old to have a baby?

Shelley Bridgeman: How old is too old to have a baby?

The technology may be cutting-edge but old-time attitudes prevail. A lot of people think that those who are single, gay, old or all of the above have no business procreating.

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