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Louise Thompson: Easy go, easy come

You know that thing you are wresting with, that just sort of won't happen no matter how hard you try? Finding a new partner…

'A shambles: My years of ego and lust'

COMMENT: I've had a lot of love affairs. Years of crushes, hangovers and hookups; silly, slutty, unrequited, quick and…

How to protect your bones

My elderly mother suffers from osteoporosis and is susceptible to bone fractures. Is there anything that can be done to…

Relationships & Sex

Tale of two prostitutes: 'You sell your soul' Tale of two prostitutes: 'You sell your soul'

There are many reasons to become a sex worker, some…

What it's like to grow up with a porn star parent What it's like to grow up with a porn star parent

A Reddit thread has revealed the experiences of people…

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Countdown's 'imperfect' produce affordable and sustainable
Countdown's 'imperfect' produce affordable and sustainable

COMMENT: "Imperfect" fruit and vegetables are still healthy eating.

The joy and despair of missing your partner
The joy and despair of missing your partner

COMMENT: Megan Nicol Reed discusses the dichotomy of missing and relishing being separated from a partner.

Marvelly: Toilets new battleground
Marvelly: Toilets new battleground

COMMENT: I greatly resent Family First attempting to use experiences of sexual violence in order to advance its anti-trans…

Southern-style chicken passes taste test
Southern-style chicken passes taste test

COMMENT: Could Tegel's spicy nibbles match the world's best? Very acceptable, dish them up again, says aficionado.

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How to eat like an Instagram star

How to eat like an Instagram star

COMMENT: Zoe Scheltema has the tips for making your every meal look like you're eating like an Instagram star.

Can we trust New Zealand's mental health system?

Can we trust New Zealand's mental health system?

COMMENT: Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald explains what needs to change in our mental health system.

The secrets of self-service checkouts

The secrets of self-service checkouts

COMMENT: Self-service checkouts give us speed, nimbleness and self-sufficiency. But, warns Shelley Bridgeman, they present traps for the unwary too.

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Opinion: Living with the glass half full

Opinion: Living with the glass half full

OPINION: Defining our reality though a lens of either optimism or pessimism is a choice we all get to make over and over again each day. How do we want to approach the world?

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Hill Cone: Let people feel what they feel

Hill Cone: Let people feel what they feel

COMMENT: New research suggests our "thinking brain" plays a more prominent role in emotion than previously acknowledged, writes Deborah Hill Cone.

Can plant medicine help with adult acne?

Can plant medicine help with adult acne?

The key to getting rid of that adult acne you're embarrassed about could be as simple as adopting a diet based on real whole foods.

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Jack Tame: Here's to 50 good summers

Jack Tame: Here's to 50 good summers

COMMENT: Do I fancy morning tea at a Death Cafe? I can think of a better excuse for a muffin. But we should all talk about death.

Are you cooking your rice wrong?

Are you cooking your rice wrong?

COMMENT: The story in the UK papers ran like this: have we all been cooking our rice wrong? Are we poisoning ourselves? It's a classic scary food story.

The art of non-competitive friendship

The art of non-competitive friendship

COMMENT: Admittedly it took me years of tears, whole soap operas worth of dramas, to realise you don't own your friends.

Nanogirl: Can science predict if you'll go bald?

Nanogirl: Can science predict if you'll go bald?

COMMENT: If you are starting to worry about your receding hairline, thinning crown or bald spot, you are not alone.

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