New world record for planking
New world record for planking

Danish man sets new world record for planking after holding gruelling position for four hours and 28 minutes.

It's confirmed: Kiwis are happy
It's confirmed: Kiwis are happy

Landmark social survey shows New Zealanders are satisfied bunch - but younger people still not as happy as their elders.

The touching photo that captured hearts
The touching photo that captured hearts

A US Marine and his new wife captured hearts when their wedding photographer shared an image of the two of them praying…

Film icons to inspire your winter wardrobe
Film icons to inspire your winter wardrobe

As the temperature drops and wardrobe fatigue sets in, look for inspiration from some of film’s most iconic heroines, writes…

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Cute alert: Watch Kitty Cam
Cute alert: Watch Kitty Cam

Feel like a cuteness overload? The SPCA is currently live streaming four fuzzy kittens as part of an…

Unsold food to charity? Genius

France's national assembly has vowed a crusade on food waste in the country by passing a law that will stop supermarkets…

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder kids 19 times more likely to cause trouble

Youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder are 19 times more likely to get into trouble with the law than other people…

How to keep your brain sharp

Keeping your brain sharp requires more than just a game of Sudoku each day, says an expert holding a public talk in Auckland…

Call to restrict unhealthy food marketing to kids
Call to restrict unhealthy food marketing to kids

The marketing of unhealthy foods to children and adolescents must be further restricted to help control…

Husband pays a wife bonus

Polly Phillips says there's no shame in receiving a handout instead of having a job - it's what feminists have urged for…

Albert Einstein's sweet letter

Written in German and signed by -Einstein it reads: "He who knows the joy of understanding has gained an infallible friend…

Roses chocolates ditch twisted wrapper

It's a ritual familiar to us all: foraging in a box of chocolates in search of a hidden piece of treasure sparkling with…

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…

In today's Bite: A world of flavour
In today's Bite: A world of flavour

We’re keen travellers here at Bite so Lonely Planet’s latest book The World’s Best Brunches has been…

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