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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

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

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?

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

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Smart hard to find in 'man drought' Smart hard to find in 'man drought'

Kiwi women are battling an "educational man drought"…

Too few men for smart women? Too few men for smart women?

Among people in the 30-34 age bracket with a university…

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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…

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…

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…

'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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Lee Suckling: What is a man crush?

Lee Suckling: What is a man crush?

I have a man-crush. I know what you're thinking. I'm gay, so it's just a regular crush. Not so. My man-crush is just the same as any straight man's crush on another man.

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Modern Etiquette: I hate my dog - what should I do?

Modern Etiquette: I hate my dog - what should I do?

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

Louise Thompson: Are you addicted to chaos and drama?

Louise Thompson: Are you addicted to chaos and drama?

Do you know any drama addicts? I am sure you do. Or, be honest now, is the drama addict in your life actually….you?

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Shelley Bridgeman: Why do we care about baby bumps?

Shelley Bridgeman: Why do we care about baby bumps?

It's not easy being pregnant these days. A Canadian meteorologist suffered " a barrage of abuse from viewers apparently disgusted that she was wearing tight-fitting clothes over her baby bump." The assumption was this…

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