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Why I hated going to Granny's house
Why I hated going to Granny's house

As a teen, I couldn't have explained why, because I've only just figured it out, writes Verity Johnson.

Six reasons not to have kids

Can't wait to have a baby? Shelley Bridgeman explains why you may want to rethink your plans for starting a family.

A mum's 'A to Z' guide to sleep

COMMENT: 'D' is for death. I just Googled whether or not you can die from sleep deprivation.

Louise Thompson: Body love

Would you like this year to be the "Year Of Your Best Body?" Of course! Who wouldn't. No shortage of ways to achieve that…

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Plan ahead for a day of love Plan ahead for a day of love

Romantic getaways are on the agenda for many Kiwis…

Turning 50: The end of your sex life? Turning 50: The end of your sex life?

The surprising number of couples over 50 happily living…

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How to deal with rude people
How to deal with rude people

They're on the bus, jumping the supermarket queue, how do you react?

When is 'a break' really a break up?
When is 'a break' really a break up?

Is there really a difference between taking a break in a relationship and breaking up? Relationships expert Jill Goldson…

6 reasons children are so annoying
6 reasons children are so annoying

COMMENT: Shelley Bridgeman knows who's really to blame for children's irritating habits.

Alan Duff: Disputes bring out beast in all of us
Alan Duff: Disputes bring out beast in all of us

Disputes between neighbours bring out the worst in people - like divorces often do. Or money, Alan Duff writes.

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Before you take on parenting advice

Before you take on parenting advice

Emily Writes is fed up with 'expert advice' on parenting. Here's why she's doing it her way.

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Is resolve at the heart of your resolution?

Is resolve at the heart of your resolution?

Let's look at the language of resolution itself. New Year's resolution is a term that has become shared code for "this thing I do in January that I sorta kinda know won't really last but I get really excited about for at…

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Why baristas are the new DJs

Why baristas are the new DJs

Nearly everyone seems to have a barista who makes mornings more bearable. And we don't just like our baristas, we're impressed by them.

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Emily Writes: How to get baby to sleep without a swaddle

Emily Writes: How to get baby to sleep without a swaddle

Is your baby incapable of going to sleep without a swaddle? Emily Writes has 100 tips - including consoling yourself with ice cream and crying.

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Louise Thompson: Supercharge your resolutions

Louise Thompson: Supercharge your resolutions

We tend to get so obsessed with the how and the when of a New Year's resolution. The imperative of starting on January 1 or we have blown it (you haven't). And the almost obsessional levels of the how to get it done (not…

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Paul Little: So long, lunch

Paul Little: So long, lunch

There was a time when a so-called business lunch happily slid into dinner time with the help of someone's company credit card and a lot of fine champagne. Paul Little looks back nostalgically at a bygone era and compares…

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The truth about finding love on Tinder

The truth about finding love on Tinder

About a month after I moved out of home, I began to collect plastic bags inside a larger plastic bag. It heralded the beginning of adulthood.

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Why is it so hard to say sorry?

Why is it so hard to say sorry?

We are taught early in life to say "I'm sorry" so what is it that makes the adult experience of apologising so hard?

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Emily Writes: Love, nappies, and fatherhood

Emily Writes: Love, nappies, and fatherhood

Emily Writes shares what she's really learned about love since her husband became a father.

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Where the hell is the line in the sand on bullying?

Where the hell is the line in the sand on bullying?

POLLY GILLESPIE: It seems we've got to a place where opinion is considered bullying.

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