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Are you obsessed with checking texts?
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

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

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…

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…

Relationships & Pets

Home-cooked meal recipe for romance - study Home-cooked meal recipe for romance - study

New results from a nationwide survey show Kiwi women…

Watch: Cop dog mouth-to-mouth Watch: Cop dog mouth-to-mouth

A heartwarming video captured the moment police officers…

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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.

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…

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…

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'…

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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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Jill Goldson: Do you listen to your 'inner-bully'?

Jill Goldson: Do you listen to your 'inner-bully'?

Most of us are familiar with the inner critic. Some days "inner bully" is a better name for the voice upstairs.

Louise Thompson: How to be naturally happy ... Part two

Louise Thompson: How to be naturally happy ... Part two

Louise Thompson is back with seven more things happy people have got figured out.

Know when it's time to quit

Know when it's time to quit

We're not supposed to quit. Our mothers and fathers told us to persevere, to push through the hardship, to never give up because we would regret it later.

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Shelley Bridgeman: Is road rage worse than ever?

Shelley Bridgeman: Is road rage worse than ever?

In the "Rant" section last week a woman motorist complained about a driver who got out of his truck and approached her - presumably to discuss some (real or imagined) driving misdemeanor.

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Jill Goldson: Does he compare me to his ex?

Jill Goldson: Does he compare me to his ex?

A recent email to me from a young woman confided that she is driven crazy by intrusive thoughts of her partner's ex and how she believes he must be comparing her.

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Rodney Hide: Banks case exposes festering sore
Rodney Hide: Banks case exposes festering sore

John Banks has done us a favour and shown our justice system to be truly broken, Rodney Hide writes.

Bernard Hickey: Robin Hood Budget a surprise
Let's give these kids a pair of pyjamas
Opinion: Mothers know best
Paul Little: Cultural cringe alive and well
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