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Jill Goldson: Can kids cause jealousy in a relationship?
Jill Goldson: Can kids cause jealousy in a relationship?

Q: "My husband and I mostly have a happy and loving relationship but he is sometimes quite unkind to our 15-year-old son…

The big fat debate bungle

The most important message was drowned in the noise of conflicting beliefs and the noise was amplified by Third Degree to…

Blog: Coffee - why the froth?

I don't drink coffee, I don't like coffee and I don't understand the fascination with this bitter concoction, writes Shelley…

Do gyms suck motivation?

While perfect for some, the gym environment can be an intimidating place for others, treated like a chore about as appealing…

Relationships & Pets

Single-parent kids 'no less happy' Single-parent kids 'no less happy'

Children raised by a single parent are no less happy…

Ease work stress - call in the dogs Ease work stress - call in the dogs

Stressed at work? Not getting along with your colleagues?…

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Lee Suckling: When friends do drugs
Lee Suckling: When friends do drugs

Modern life blogger Lee Suckling looks at what it’s like to be on a different high amongst a party of 20-something crazy…

Blog: Downsizing your dog
Blog: Downsizing your dog

What is it about these little ankle biters that we love so much? I say 'we' as I have gone to the small side myself with…

Royals: Oz outclasses NZ
Royals: Oz outclasses NZ

It is with some reluctance I admit that the William, Kate and George royal road-show is making Australia look like a dream…

Calorie count: Does it add up?
Calorie count: Does it add up?

But do calories matter? Well, yes. But should we be counting them? Well, no.

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How important is sharing a bed?

How important is sharing a bed?

How important is sharing a bed with your partner? Relationship expert Jill Goldson explains.

Shelley Bridgeman: Stressed out about travel admin

Shelley Bridgeman: Stressed out about travel admin

Shelley Bridgeman is stressed out by all the travel admin that comes with taking a holiday.

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Lee Suckling: Reflecting on a year of marriage equality

Lee Suckling: Reflecting on a year of marriage equality

It's time to celebrate all that marriage equality has given society, writes Lee Suckling. Importantly, it's also time to reflect on what it hasn't given us.

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Talk to the Animals: Are you guilty of animal cruelty?

Talk to the Animals: Are you guilty of animal cruelty?

If you can answer yes to one of the following questions, you are perpetuating the type of cruelty that would result in a prosecution should we be discussing cats and dogs.

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Shelley Bridgeman: Have kids' parties gone too far?

Shelley Bridgeman: Have kids' parties gone too far?

What's your view on children's birthday parties? Have they become just another pressure for parents?

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Diary of top NZ models

Diary of top NZ models

We asked two top NZ models to keep an iPhone-photo-fashion-week-diary to show us exactly what goes on over that busy period. Here are the results.

Dave Shaw: 7 healthy hints from farmers

Dave Shaw: 7 healthy hints from farmers

You don't need to know anything about nutrition to eat healthy, writes Dave Shaw. I'm reminded of this every time I visit my friend's family farm in Ararua, just north of Auckland.

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Aussie fashion week wrap

Aussie fashion week wrap

The best part about fashion week (for me, anyway) is that there's always something to see.

Jill Goldson: Post-date protocol

Jill Goldson: Post-date protocol

Your eyes seem to lock, you just about finish one another's sentences, you feel a surge of soulmate recognition - then bam, date’s over, and you’re back home.

Shelley Bridgeman: Why the royal family portrait upset me

Shelley Bridgeman: Why the royal family portrait upset me

People all across the globe erupted into fawning fits of hyperbole when the latest family photograph of the Cambridges (William, Kate, baby George and dog Lupo) at their Kensington Palace apartment was released.

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