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Easter treat isn't all it's cracked up to be
Easter treat isn't all it's cracked up to be

Easter will be upon us soon, and that is why you can barely move in your local supermarket for chocolate egg offerings.

Jill Goldson: How to deal with passive aggressive people

Often described as "crazy makers", the passive aggressive personality can leave us feeling feeling frustrated, deflated…

What are the rules of birthing?

Shelley Bridgeman gives us an insight in to the pages of her delivery suite etiquette book.

Lee Suckling: How to send food back in restaurants

We've all pondered if (and how) you can send food back. Lee Suckling susses it out.

Modern Etiquette: How do I meet people when travelling alone?
Modern Etiquette: How do I meet people when travelling alone?

Life and Style columnist Lee Suckling tackles your modern etiquette and ethical predicaments, one reader-submitted query…

Louise Thompson: We care more about cellphone than self
Louise Thompson: We care more about cellphone than self

You know how it is, when you notice the battery on your phone is running down it's actually an almost panicky feeling.

Jill Goldson: How to get over heartbreak
Jill Goldson: How to get over heartbreak

So what do we need to know after a break up - when our chemistry is telling us that there was only one person out there…

Shelley Bridgeman: When good tradesmen go bad
Shelley Bridgeman: When good tradesmen go bad

Shelley Bridgeman shares her tradie niggles - none need legal attention, but most are annoying enough to make you grit your…

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Lee Suckling: Should you change your name when you marry?

Lee Suckling: Should you change your name when you marry?

Is changing your name after marriage a bit antiquated? I definitely used to think so, writes Lee Suckling.

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Talk to the Animals: 10 reasons animals are better than people

Talk to the Animals: 10 reasons animals are better than people

I'm not a people hater, I just often prefer the company of animals. Of course humans are animals too, it's just a pity they don't act more like it.

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Louise Thompson: Stop worrying what other people think

Louise Thompson: Stop worrying what other people think

Worrying about the judgment of the world at large is the fastest way to derail plans that are right for your heart; your career; your body and your life.

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Jack Tame: Why? Because a mate asked me

Jack Tame: Why? Because a mate asked me

So many questions. Why would I agree to a morning photo shoot? Why does my face go all puffy when I wake up? Why would I choose to wear a trench coat and a button-down shirt with yoghurt stains? Why didn't I put product…

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Wendyl Wants To Know: Cook-at-home cookies a tasty occasional treat

Wendyl Wants To Know: Cook-at-home cookies a tasty occasional treat

These cookies are incredibly popular with people who have bought them fresh-baked from the stores.

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Lee Suckling: GAYTM attack 'like a punch the face'

Lee Suckling: GAYTM attack 'like a punch the face'

My heart sinks seeking the GayTM like this. Not just because it’s the day before the Auckland Pride Parade, but because it wakes me up, writes Lee Suckling.

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Shelley Bridgeman: This isn't funny, it's sexist

Shelley Bridgeman: This isn't funny, it's sexist

"Presumably it was intended that we find humour in this deliberate failure to be PC but most feminists would have found it inappropriate," writes Shelley Bridgeman.

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Lee Suckling: Do you have festival fatigue?

Lee Suckling: Do you have festival fatigue?

We're at the tail end of the music festival season, and I know a lot of you must be pretty tired, writes Lee Suckling.

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Louise Thompson: Faith or fear?

Louise Thompson: Faith or fear?

The worry and anxiety we feel about these outcomes as we watch the children play, or sit in a tense boardroom, or drive to our destination can be as bad as if they were already real.

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Shelley Bridgeman: Things you should know by 50

Shelley Bridgeman: Things you should know by 50

Turning fifty feels like a milestone birthday in a way that you thought 30 and 40 might be but weren’t, writes Shelley Bridgeman.

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