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Blog: Fix your broken heart
Blog: Fix your broken heart

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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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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Lee Suckling: Why do Kiwis hate speedos?

Lee Suckling: Why do Kiwis hate speedos?

What's up with our aversion to speedos? It's a drastic contrast to our neighbours in Australia, who are all about the budgie smuggler.

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Talk to the Animals: What's the deal with designer dogs?

Talk to the Animals: What's the deal with designer dogs?

The latest fashion in dogs is 'designer' cross breeds with the resulting canine creations becoming incredibly popular. Think schnoodle or chorkie. Sally Hibbard investigates the trend.

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Wendyl Wants To Know: Wonder noodles an instant joy

Wendyl Wants To Know: Wonder noodles an instant joy

I found these 'wonder noodles' at a New World supermarket and was overjoyed to find no MSG, no artificial anything, and natural tomato paste as flavouring.

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Modern Etiquette: Can you take your wine home with you?

Modern Etiquette: Can you take your wine home with you?

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

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Louise Thompson: Giving and receiving

Louise Thompson: Giving and receiving

Often we are not getting what we want. We may not be getting the money we feel we deserve. Or the amount of love and affection we want. Or the recognition we want.

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Wendyl Wants To Know: Nutty snacks great for the lunchbox

Wendyl Wants To Know: Nutty snacks great for the lunchbox

These little snacks are very filling and feature mainly nuts which are great nutrition.

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