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Blog: Is Tinder safe to use?
Blog: Is Tinder safe to use?

Tinder: tacky, or just a super-efficient way to meet a match in this new age of need-it-now-ness? wonders relationship expert…

Stop going nuts over coconut

Stop going nuts over coconut, it might not be as healthy as what you think, writes Dave Shaw.

Shelley Bridgeman: Are you confused about food?

In short, eating is a moral, political and ethical minefield, writes Shelley Bridgeman.

Lee Suckling: Are we coming of age too late?

If what might've happened at seventeen 50 years ago is now happening in our mid-twenties, are we a generation of late bloomers…

Relationships & Pets

Mona wants... $23m Mona wants... $23m

Mona Dotcom has staked a $23 million claim on the…

'Child snatcher' not short of work 'Child snatcher' not short of work

Lock up your children, The Retriever is in town.

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Talk to the Animals: The dos and don'ts of animal clubs
Talk to the Animals: The dos and don'ts of animal clubs

When you have an all consuming interest in something you may soon find your regular circle of friends and family do their…

Jill Goldson: How to deal with self absorbed people
Jill Goldson: How to deal with self absorbed people

Dealing with a self absorbed person, including work mates and family members, can be tricky territory to navigate, writes…

Blog: Let's ditch 'kids' food'
Blog: Let's ditch 'kids' food'

We need to ask the questions: Should children be eating the same as adults? And, if so, should we take kids' food off the…

Louise Thompson: How negative people hold you back
Louise Thompson: How negative people hold you back

The rags to riches entrepreneur Jim Rohn famously said "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with"…

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Shelley Bridgeman: Bring back gentleman's clubs

Shelley Bridgeman: Bring back gentleman's clubs

After visiting clubs and speaking to members, Shelley Bridgeman wonders why any women would want to spend their leisure time in such a testosterone-rich environment.

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Lee Suckling: What are the rules of gay engagement?

Lee Suckling: What are the rules of gay engagement?

Gay engagement shouldn't be any different than straight engagement (after all, that was the point of marriage equality), but it is, writes newly engaged Lee Suckling.

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Talk to the Animals: What to do when dogs attack

Talk to the Animals: What to do when dogs attack

Sally Hibbard spoke to a leading dog trainer and behavior expert who made it very clear that there is no definitive way to stop an attack, but offers these tips.

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Dave Shaw: The best way to eat for your brain

Dave Shaw: The best way to eat for your brain

With high school and university exams fast approaching, it’s important not to forget about what keeps your brain firing. Dave Shaw shares his smart eating tips.

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Louise Thompson: The power of the word sorry

Louise Thompson: The power of the word sorry

Sorry. Sorry sorry sorry. Sorry can be such a powerful word. The ability to know when we are wrong, to make a heartfelt apology and make appropriate redress is fundamental to a life well lived. It's important to know when…

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Jill Goldson: Five ways to foster empathy

Jill Goldson: Five ways to foster empathy

Reader question: My partner is self-centered and can often be cold and uncaring. Is there any hope for our future when this is going on?

Shelley Bridgeman: Lorde - Australasian? Back the truck up

Shelley Bridgeman: Lorde - Australasian? Back the truck up

"In response to the shameful abuse of the word “Australasian” to bolster the images of our trans-Tasman cousins..." Shelley Bridgeman writes.

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Lee Suckling: Five lies we tell to get our way

Lee Suckling: Five lies we tell to get our way

If the intention is good, are they still "white" lies? You be the judge, for there are several lies, white and not-so-white, that many of us tell to get our way.

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Talk to the Animals: Horses that help

Talk to the Animals: Horses that help

When I visited the South Auckland Riding for Disabled (RDA) group I'll admit I expected to find a bunch of horse mad people getting their equine fix. What I actually found, however, was a diverse group of volunteers that…

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Dave Shaw: Hot bodies aren't always healthy

Dave Shaw: Hot bodies aren't always healthy

Some slender people are essentially an illusion of good health. They're a ticking time bomb for a health scare. Here's why.

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