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Stupid people need free contraception
Stupid people need free contraception

The sky's the limit, really, once you start pondering the sectors of society you would prefer did not breed, writes Shelley…

Should kids be banned from weddings?

Don't be scornful if your kids don't make the cut. Think of it as an opportunity to have some time off for child-free fun…

Can you use the toilet at an open home?

Two-storey house open homes are the easiest, because you can go for the second loo rather than the one in the main bathroom…

Are you a perfectionist?

Hands up if you are a bit of a perfectionist? Thought so. Hands up if you also feel overwhelmed quite a lot. Uh-huh. Stressed…

'Healthy' snack has no taste
'Healthy' snack has no taste

There was a crunch, not much flavour and then a distinct plastic aftertaste to these potato sticks, writes Wendyl Nissen…

Verity Johnson: Skinny jeans and heels - why do we do it?
Verity Johnson: Skinny jeans and heels - why do we do it?

Women are not in competition to win at life over other women, so why do we get so physically judgmental of each other, asks…

Pill or food? You decide
Pill or food? You decide

In Your Views this week we posed a hypothetical question a food pill to readers - to our surprise, results were mixed. We…

Five times gender matters - but shouldn't
Five times gender matters - but shouldn't

Gender still matters in a lot of our daily lives, but it doesn't have to. Lee Suckling shares five gender-based peculiarities…

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Wheeling out political wives is 'demeaning and humiliating'

Wheeling out political wives is 'demeaning and humiliating'

By wheeling out his wife in times of strife, Colin Craig was observing a tradition beloved of male politicians, writes Shelley Bridgeman.

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Modern etiquette: I'm only attracted to white guys. Am I racist?

Modern etiquette: I'm only attracted to white guys. Am I racist?

Life and Style columnist Lee Suckling tackles your modern etiquette and ethical predicaments, one reader-submitted query at a time.

Four tips for beating the winter blues

Four tips for beating the winter blues

It's easy to stay stuck on the couch with a case of the winter blues, so here are some strategies to help you beat them and stay happy through the chill.

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Jill Goldson: When marriage talk ruins a relationship

Jill Goldson: When marriage talk ruins a relationship

What happens if one person wants to get married and the other does not? Relationship expert Jill Goldson shares her advice.

Bad parenting confessions

Bad parenting confessions

Almost every mother and father must have done something to their offspring that makes them seriously doubt their aptitude for parenthood, says Shelley Bridgeman.

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Lee Suckling: We need to stop slut shaming

Lee Suckling: We need to stop slut shaming

Slut-shaming is the act of making a female feel guilty and inferior for behaving in a way others deem to be sexually inappropriate, explains Lee Suckling.

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I use technology to keep kids happy

I use technology to keep kids happy

Electronics are part of our lives, writes Rhonwyn Newson, so shouldn't we look at how best to use these devices with our kids, rather than turn our noses up at them altogether?

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Modern etiquette: I can't keep paying for my boyfriend's food

Modern etiquette: I can't keep paying for my boyfriend's food

Life and Style columnist Lee Suckling tackles your modern etiquette and ethical predicaments, one reader-submitted query at a time.

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Six killer quotes to overcome procrastination

Six killer quotes to overcome procrastination

Advice columnist Louise Thompson shares her six top quotes that will inspire you to move out of inertia and into action.

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Paul Little: Fizzy drinks are poisoning our kids

Paul Little: Fizzy drinks are poisoning our kids

Change needs to come from the boardrooms of the people who produce the sugary food which is slowly poisoning our children, writes Paul Little.

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