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A mum's 'A to Z' guide to sleep
A mum's 'A to Z' guide to sleep

COMMENT: 'D' is for death. I just Googled whether or not you can die from sleep deprivation.

Louise Thompson: Body love

Would you like this year to be the "Year Of Your Best Body?" Of course! Who wouldn't. No shortage of ways to achieve that…

How to deal with rude people

They're on the bus, jumping the supermarket queue, how do you react?

When is 'a break' really a break up?

Is there really a difference between taking a break in a relationship and breaking up? Relationships expert Jill Goldson…

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Eight things killing your sex life Eight things killing your sex life

The surprising factors that have a negative impact…

Kiwis' lust for romantic getaways Kiwis' lust for romantic getaways

When it comes to romance, it seems Kiwis have the…

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6 reasons children are so annoying
6 reasons children are so annoying

COMMENT: Shelley Bridgeman knows who's really to blame for children's irritating habits.

Alan Duff: Disputes bring out beast in all of us
Alan Duff: Disputes bring out beast in all of us

Disputes between neighbours bring out the worst in people - like divorces often do. Or money, Alan Duff writes.

Before you take on parenting advice
Before you take on parenting advice

Emily Writes is fed up with 'expert advice' on parenting. Here's why she's doing it her way.

Is resolve at the heart of your resolution?
Is resolve at the heart of your resolution?

Let's look at the language of resolution itself. New Year's resolution is a term that has become shared code for "this thing…

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Why baristas are the new DJs

Why baristas are the new DJs

Nearly everyone seems to have a barista who makes mornings more bearable. And we don't just like our baristas, we're impressed by them.

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Emily Writes: How to get baby to sleep without a swaddle

Emily Writes: How to get baby to sleep without a swaddle

Is your baby incapable of going to sleep without a swaddle? Emily Writes has 100 tips - including consoling yourself with ice cream and crying.

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Louise Thompson: Supercharge your resolutions

Louise Thompson: Supercharge your resolutions

We tend to get so obsessed with the how and the when of a New Year's resolution. The imperative of starting on January 1 or we have blown it (you haven't). And the almost obsessional levels of the how to get it done (not…

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Paul Little: So long, lunch

Paul Little: So long, lunch

There was a time when a so-called business lunch happily slid into dinner time with the help of someone's company credit card and a lot of fine champagne. Paul Little looks back nostalgically at a bygone era and compares…

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The truth about finding love on Tinder

The truth about finding love on Tinder

About a month after I moved out of home, I began to collect plastic bags inside a larger plastic bag. It heralded the beginning of adulthood.

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Why is it so hard to say sorry?

Why is it so hard to say sorry?

We are taught early in life to say "I'm sorry" so what is it that makes the adult experience of apologising so hard?

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Emily Writes: Love, nappies, and fatherhood

Emily Writes: Love, nappies, and fatherhood

Emily Writes shares what she's really learned about love since her husband became a father.

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Where the hell is the line in the sand on bullying?

Where the hell is the line in the sand on bullying?

POLLY GILLESPIE: It seems we've got to a place where opinion is considered bullying.

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Verity Johnson: The 'cafe dream'

Verity Johnson: The 'cafe dream'

My first waitressing job lasted one day and ended messily. Literally. I spat sushi on a customer.

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The hell of dating as a single mother

The hell of dating as a single mother

COMMENT: Stephanie Land thought that by being single, she'd get to work on herself. But all she has time for is work and parenting.

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