'Face-kini' a summer trend?
'Face-kini' a summer trend?

Women in China have crafted an odd garment to save them from sun's powerful UV rays - and it's starting to catch on.

Sitting versus standing at work
Sitting versus standing at work

It seems the world is finally coming to terms with the fact that humans evolved to stand, not to sit - well, health researchers…

Should we ban Comic Sans?
Should we ban Comic Sans?

It's the font that's openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but as an exhibition opens to celebrate 20 years of Comic Sans…

Parents: Should you post?
Parents: Should you post?

Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos and names about their wee ones on social media.

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Pair's double engagement joy
Pair's double engagement joy

As Mark Trenberth sat buckled into Auckland's reverse bungy with an engagement ring burning a hole in…

Richest models of the year

Aussie beauty Miranda Kerr is the equal third most highly paid model in the world, according to Forbes. View the full list…

Why trans model came out

"I carried the paranoia [of being found out] with me every day," says 30-year-old New York-based model Geena Rocero.

Kiwi cooks brave the heat

It was school meets Hell's Kitchen as top culinary students from around the country battled it out in Auckland yesterday…

video Watch: A double marriage proposal
Watch: A double marriage proposal

How's this for a very unusual marriage proposal, first from Katrina Genefaas who thought she had stolen…

photos Forbes' highest earning models

Forbes' list of the top highest earning models.

Pill to reverse hair loss offers hope of alopecia cure

A pill that appears to cure alopecia has fully restored the hair of three patients in a breakthrough hailed by scientists…

Bad news for Nutella lovers

Chocolate makers and fans of hazelnut-filled products including Nutella spread may need to brace themselves for price rises…

Louise Thompson: Six new ways to feel energised

Pushing through when you have little in the tank can be a fact of our busy lives. So much to do, so little time. Where can…

Bite: Dinner in a dash
Bite: Dinner in a dash

We regularly revisit our 5.30 theme (five ingredients in under 30 minutes) in Bite to help satisfy the…

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