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Jill Goldson: How to make 'rearranged' families work
Jill Goldson: How to make 'rearranged' families work

Seeking advice about this is a good idea. Even though the blended or 'rearranged' family is a very common scenario throughout…

Shelley Bridgeman: Why do hospitals serve free food?

Hospital food was dissected and debated in the wake of an article that revealed cutbacks were proposed for this institutional…

Lee Suckling: The parental helping hand

Blogger Lee Suckling is nearly 30, and his mum and dad are still helping him out with his finances. But he's not the only…

Talk to the Animals: Become a NZ animal expert

I really like old American cars - I like how they look and how they sound but please don't ask me anything about their inner…

Blog: Eating and tweeting
Blog: Eating and tweeting

In a world where the telephone, fax machine, and face-to-face conversation commonly take a backseat to digital communication…

Louise Thompson: Tips for tackling nasty tasks
Louise Thompson: Tips for tackling nasty tasks

The other day I tackled a task I had been putting off for, oh, just about forever. I cleared out the garage, prompted by…

Something special about low-fat snacks
Something special about low-fat snacks

The problem with many crisps/crackers which are low in fat is that they taste terrible unless they are dipped in strongly…

Jill Goldson: How do deal with a broken heart
Jill Goldson: How do deal with a broken heart

I know you get a lot of letters about break ups. My girlfriend and I were together for seven years. We have made big joint…

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Shelley Bridgeman: Has your husband stopped noticing you?

Shelley Bridgeman: Has your husband stopped noticing you?

I sprained my wrist two days before Mother’s Day. In the middle of a show-jumping lesson, I lost my balance over a jump and my right hand came down heavily on my horse’s neck as we landed.

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Lee Suckling: Does gay pride still matter?

Lee Suckling: Does gay pride still matter?

Throughout the last month, gay pride weeks have shone brightly across the northern hemisphere.

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Talk to the Animals: Enforcing animal welfare - whose job is it?

Talk to the Animals: Enforcing animal welfare - whose job is it?

There are three approved organizations in NZ that can act on animal welfare complaints: the police, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Royal NZ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RNZSPCA).

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Blog: The real weight loss tool you need

Blog: The real weight loss tool you need

Life coaching is about building better relationships - primarily with ourselves, our work, our loved ones, our body.

Jill Goldson: How to make the most of being single

Jill Goldson: How to make the most of being single

There is no doubt that pressure and views from others about how we live our lives will impact our feelings and perceptions about ourselves.

Shelley Bridgeman: Is 'staying fresh' over-rated?

Shelley Bridgeman: Is 'staying fresh' over-rated?

Kleenex Cottonelle's new television commercial certainly caught my attention.

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What makes a magic meme?

What makes a magic meme?

Memes carry the cultural ideas of the day. They are short-lived, thus timeliness is of the essence, writes Lee Suckling.

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Talk to the Animals: Why do we love animals?

Talk to the Animals: Why do we love animals?

"Oh look at the Turtis!" I hear this a lot as it seems to be what you say to cover all bases if you're not sure if it's a turtle or a tortoise. During the course of animal themed events where I am often found knee deep in…

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Delaney Mes: An invitation to 'dress like a lady, and drink like a man'

Delaney Mes: An invitation to 'dress like a lady, and drink like a man'

When an email arrived in my inbox recently inviting me to a ladies only cocktail class, my initial response was a bit of a yawn. It's boring and tired that companies use the same clichés and stereotypes for promotion. The…

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Louise Thompson: Stop negative self-talk

Louise Thompson: Stop negative self-talk

I see many clients who come to me as their last ditch attempt to stop dieting forever and to create habits of health that last a lifetime, rather than the latest fad.

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Hosking: Bias? No, I call it as I see it
Hosking: Bias? No, I call it as I see it

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