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The rules of cheating
The rules of cheating

Being cheated on is betrayal of trust - the knowledge that the rules were broken. It hurts a lot, writes Jill Goldson.

Cassava chips a cultural icon

There was one thing that began to make me homesick every time I got on a plane. The absence of cassava chips.

Talk to the Animals: Put a stop to chained dogs

What I find most frustrating about the all too common practice of chaining up dogs for months and even years on end is the…

Wendyl Nissen: Shaken up by the missing chocolate

This product wins two awards from me. The first for the most ridiculous sell lines and the second for producing a product…

Relationships & Pets

Mormons call for gay rights law Mormons call for gay rights law

The Mormon church has called for new laws that protect…

Matt Heath: Separation anxiety gets shorter by the century Matt Heath: Separation anxiety gets shorter by the century

I don't get excited about the adventure of going to…

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Shelley Bridgeman: For or against school uniforms?
Shelley Bridgeman: For or against school uniforms?

The value of uniforms has been hotly debated since at least since I was wearing the blue tunic required by Hastings Girls'…

Lee Suckling: What is the gay community?
Lee Suckling: What is the gay community?

The gay community isn't a physical community. It has nothing to do with geography. And though many who choose to think it…

Louise Thompson: You don't need a 'New You'
Louise Thompson: You don't need a 'New You'

The "You" you are is absolutely perfect in your imperfection. Anyone who tells you you are broken in some way is undermining…

Jill Goldson: The most over-rated relationship 'rules'
Jill Goldson: The most over-rated relationship 'rules'

A relationship is a big investment in our lives. We may think we are not influenced, yet there are "rules" out there which…

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Shelley Bridgeman: Do we still need a letterbox?

Shelley Bridgeman: Do we still need a letterbox?

I predict the gradual decline of the letterbox. One day only the homes of eccentrics and online shopaholics will possess one. You heard it here first.

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Lee Suckling: Do you take a risk with AirBnB?

Lee Suckling: Do you take a risk with AirBnB?

AirBnB isn't for everyone. And it's definitely not for the apprehensive or risk-adverse, writes Lee Suckling.

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Talk to the Animals: We're going overboard with beach rubbish

Talk to the Animals: We're going overboard with beach rubbish

Wondering how my local beach fared after a hot day with lots of human activity, I took my dogs for a run and did a spot of rubbish collecting along the shore and rock pools.

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Wendyl Wants To Know: Take close look at packaging

Wendyl Wants To Know: Take close look at packaging

While shopping for supplies for our New Year's Eve party, I found this very appetising "man sized" offering.

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Shelley Bridgeman: Periods are not taboo

Shelley Bridgeman: Periods are not taboo

It seems that last year I may have inadvertently indulged in a spot of menstrual activism, writes Shelley Bridgeman.

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Lee Suckling: Have you got summer holiday envy?

Lee Suckling: Have you got summer holiday envy?

If you're back at work this week, it's likely you're experiencing some summer holiday envy.

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Heather du Plessis-Allan: Living large in a tiny house

Heather du Plessis-Allan: Living large in a tiny house

The house I live in is tiny. It's a little smaller than 90sqm. It's possible to vacuum every room from one power point. The kitchen looks like it belongs in a hotel room. It's perfect.

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Talk to the Animals: 8 mistakes dog owners make

Talk to the Animals: 8 mistakes dog owners make

Do badly behaved dogs start out that way or are they are helped along by their owners? Animal behaviour expert Sally Hibbard tackles the question.

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Shelley Bridgeman: Don't let gyms suck you in

Shelley Bridgeman: Don't let gyms suck you in

Did you overindulge this festive season? Gyms all over the country understand the body hatred many of us are experiencing right now, writes Shelley Bridgeman.

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Jill Goldson: New year relationship resolutions

Jill Goldson: New year relationship resolutions

It is a good idea to keep New Year's resolutions about managing relationships quite simple. Here are a few ideas to start off with, from Jill Goldson.

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Alan Duff: Why Eleanor Catton was right
Alan Duff: Why Eleanor Catton was right

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