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Why don't I get a wife bonus?
Why don't I get a wife bonus?

I have just one question, writes Shelley Bridgeman. Where’s the wife bonus when you need it? Okay, two questions: Can they…

How to be friends with your parents

Once you get past parental frustration, it's possible for a friendship of sorts to emerge, writes Lee Suckling. However…

Ten most annoying things you can say to a vegetarian

Animal behaviour expert Sally Hibbard lists the ten most annoying things you can say to a vegetarian.

Modern etiquette: Should I stop my boyfriend going to strip clubs?

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

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'She was still married' 'She was still married'

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris "developed feelings" for…

In praise of friendship In praise of friendship

The world’s most admired writers and poets have long…

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Opinion: The good thing about bad times
Opinion: The good thing about bad times

If there is one thing I have learned as a professional coach it's that everyone has "gone through stuff". Everyone. No exceptions…

Jill Goldson: Are you obsessed with checking texts?
Jill Goldson: Are you obsessed with checking texts?

Is it communication or validation that the more compulsive texters amongst us are seeking? Relationship expert Jill Goldson…

Why I don't like neighbours
Why I don't like neighbours

Over the years I've had enough close encounters with neighbours to make me wary of them. Allow me to share some of these…

Louise Thompson: Self-approval
Louise Thompson: Self-approval

Look, we all want to be liked. Of course we do! It's nice when people say nice things, compliment us, agree with us, support…

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Verity Johnson: Season of love? I'll take the TV version

Verity Johnson: Season of love? I'll take the TV version

Now that the Bachelor has found eternal happiness, we've opened our hearts to the latest Prince Charming, Prince Harry, writes Verity Johnson.

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What's your most hated chore?

What's your most hated chore?

Shelley Bridgeman shares the highlights and lowlights of household chores. Join the conversation.

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Women's reward for being awesome - wrinkle cream

Women's reward for being awesome - wrinkle cream

What's a fitting reward for being ambitious, stylish, beautiful, passionate? Something that speaks to the hearts of smart, successful women in 2015?

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The reality of renting in Auckland

The reality of renting in Auckland

Just as the modern generation has been locked out of the housing market, we're also being priced out of the rental market, writes Lee Suckling.

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Chad Prevost: Why this is the end of the dumb dad era

Chad Prevost: Why this is the end of the dumb dad era

With a growing number of stay-at-home dads and men taking an increased role in domestic duties, the days of the 'dumb dad' may be numbered.

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Modern Etiquette: How do I befriend gay people?

Modern Etiquette: How do I befriend gay people?

Even though a diverse friendship group is your goal, you need to let people know you’re genuine, not just looking for a GBF (gay best friend).

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Blog: For all you mums

Blog: For all you mums

Yesterday was Mother's Day and I have a message for you, Mamma. You are an incredible woman. I see how hard you try.

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Wendyl Wants To Know: Low-kilojoule Weet-Bix great as crackers

Wendyl Wants To Know: Low-kilojoule Weet-Bix great as crackers

At last, a gluten-free food that hasn’t been pumped full of salt, sugar and fat to pump up the flavour, writes Wendyl Nissen.

Is 'man-minding' offensive?

Is 'man-minding' offensive?

Ladies, do you ever wonder what to do with your pesky husband while you're shopping?

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Why you should care about Amal Clooney

Why you should care about Amal Clooney

In September last year, Amal Alamuddin became not just Mrs George Clooney, but one of the most famous women in the world.

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