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Things Gen Y learned in 2014
Things Gen Y learned in 2014

The summer holidays are beckoning, so before we all switch off for the year let's look back at 2014 and see what it taught…

Talk to the Animals: Wigs for dogs and other weird animal services

There is an astonishing array of goods and services available for pets. With some trepidation, Sally Hibbard set out to…

Louise Thompson: What are you thankful for?

Taking five minutes out from the frenzy that characterises this time of year to look at how 2014 has treated you.

Jill Goldson: How to deal with rejection

Why do we feel so down when we get a whiff of rejection? We know in our hearts that we can't like everyone who likes us…

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Deborah Hill Cone: 30 random things I learned this year Deborah Hill Cone: 30 random things I learned this year

Deborah Hill Cone scavenged from the filter of life…

Elton and David to tie knot Elton and David to tie knot

Superstar Sir Elton John and David Furnish are to…

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Shelley Bridgeman: Why I hate house-sitting
Shelley Bridgeman: Why I hate house-sitting

'The mere thought of strangers sleeping in my bed, using my bathroom and rifling through my pantry is enough to give me…

Lee Suckling: Why do gay men act like teenagers?
Lee Suckling: Why do gay men act like teenagers?

For the most part, the gaydolescence comes from being denied a legitimate adolescence in our teenage years, writes Lee Suckling…

Talk to the Animals: Top animal news stories for 2014
Talk to the Animals: Top animal news stories for 2014

There was no shortage of animal stories making news this past year, though sadly most have not been especially positive.

Louise Thompson: How to avoid feeling stuck
Louise Thompson: How to avoid feeling stuck

Sometimes we feel really stuck in a situation. Stuck in a relationship. Stuck in a job. Stuck financially. Whichever way…

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Jill Goldson: Moving back home when you're older

Jill Goldson: Moving back home when you're older

Living back home with mum and dad - a sensible move full of focus and strategy - or a bleak admission to having lost your foothold in the climb up the mountain of adult life'?

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Shelley Bridgeman: Worst ads of 2014

Shelley Bridgeman: Worst ads of 2014

Shelley Bridgeman lists ten advertisements from 2014 we'd rather forget.

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Lee Suckling: How new alcohol limits will affect our social lives

Lee Suckling: How new alcohol limits will affect our social lives

Many have been left wildly confused by the lower alcohol limits that came into effect on Monday. As per NZ Herald 's new limit tests, some seasoned drinkers are over the new limit of 250mg per litre of breath at two drinks…

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Talk to the Animals: Presents for pets

Talk to the Animals: Presents for pets

They say Christmas is all about the children, however if it happens that your 'children' are of the furry variety that's no reason to leave them off Santa's list.

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Louise Thompson: Imaginary friends vs imaginary enemies

Louise Thompson: Imaginary friends vs imaginary enemies

I've been looking after a friend's little girl, Amelia, she's a very cute 4-and-a-quarter and she has an imaginary friend, also aged 4-and-a-quarter, called Dotty. Dotty is a bit of a loose cannon, if truth be told. She…

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Jill Goldson: Why we fall for old flames

Jill Goldson: Why we fall for old flames

Is rekindled love a delicate and tender flower - or a releasing of a genie from a bottle with a warning on the label?

Shelley Bridgeman: Things I hate about restaurants

Shelley Bridgeman: Things I hate about restaurants

As the festive season approaches, it’s time to once again highlight some of the worrying issues that you might face when venturing out to eat in our fine city.

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Lee Suckling: How to get married on $1000

Lee Suckling: How to get married on $1000

I jumped the gun and got married in early November. It was a simple affair, and while we didn't set out with this specific goal in mind, the total wedding cost came in at just under $1000.

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Jill Goldson: Surviving silly season stress

Jill Goldson: Surviving silly season stress

The long holidays are only weeks away. But how much relaxing we do will tend to depend for many on gender and psychology, writes Jill Goldson.

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Louise Thompson: Four simple ways to build confidence

Louise Thompson: Four simple ways to build confidence

Let's face it - life is easier with confidence. Here are four techniques to raise your confidence that you can start applying today.

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