Spicy food could save your life - study
Spicy food could save your life - study

Eating spicy food, especially fresh chilli, has been linked to a lower risk of death in a Chinese study.

What Diet Coke does to you in one hour
What Diet Coke does to you in one hour

A step-by-step guide to the dramatic way a can of Diet Coke affects the body from 10 minutes after the first sip until an…

What about common courtesy?
What about common courtesy?

I saw a pregnant lady on the bus offer her seat to an elderly lady. Meanwhile, college teenagers were going about their…

How wasps can give you a heart attack
How wasps can give you a heart attack

Many people dread being stung by a wasp, but the consequences could be more serious for older people than just the pain.

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In today's Viva: I'm so busy
In today's Viva: I'm so busy

Viva managing editor Amanda Linnell shares highlights from today's Viva magazine. Follow her hyperlinks…

The best job in the world ... by a nose

They could have the best job in the world. Dr Rowald Hepp and Simon Nunns are among 13 experts tasting 120 wines each over…

video New World Wine Awards

Dr Rowald Hepp, from Germany and Simon Nunns from Coopers Creek Vineyard in Kumeu are among 13 experts tasting 120 wines…

Expensive 'anti-ageing' creams could harm young skin - study

Eating, or applying large amounts of, antioxidants might damage skin in young people as free radicals are needed to keep…

How to hang out with kid-free friends
How to hang out with kid-free friends

There are a few comments to avoid when talking to your kid-free friends. Rhonwyn Newson reveals the…

What it's like to be transgender in NZ

Whangarei transgender woman and human-rights advocate Melanie Payne talks with Lindy Laird about coming out, feeling absolutely…

Watch: Powerful bed invented to get you up in the morning

A British "garage inventor / video maker" believes he has solved the age-old problem of getting out of bed on time.

Young dads more likely to die early

Men who become fathers before they are 25 have a greater risk of dying in middle age than those who delay having children…

Man finds meth in his milkshake

A man is suing an In-N-Out burger restaurant in California for allegedly spiking his milkshake with methamphetamines.

Don't ignore picky eaters
Don't ignore picky eaters

Picky eating in small children may be a sign of serious mental problems that should not be ignored…

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Fizzy drinks are poisoning our kids

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