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Why being lonely is deadlier than obesity

Research shows loneliness is twice as bad for health as obesity.

Maccas stops man feeding homeless
Maccas stops man feeding homeless

He just wanted to buy a cheeseburger and a cup of tea for a young homeless woman.

Watch out: there's a giraffe about
Watch out: there's a giraffe about

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Polly Gillespie: How did I become uncool?
Polly Gillespie: How did I become uncool?

Polly Gillespie takes an enlightening trip to a barber shop.

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Kids picking up anti-fat vibes at two
Kids picking up anti-fat vibes at two

Older toddlers - aged about 2 - are picking up on potentially harmful anti-fat attitudes from their…

Kiwi plumber's second epic travel video

The Kiwi plumber who shot to fame with his epic GoPro travel video is at it again.

6 spots Lorde should take Taylor Swift

It's official: Taylor Swift is in Auckland, the home town of best friend, Ella Yelich-O'Connor, a.k.a Lorde. So it seems…

Finally, a solution for all those bags

Kiwis whose kitchen drawer or cupboards are brimming with plastic bags, are in luck.

Phones that only need to be charged weekly
Phones that only need to be charged weekly

Could low battery become a thing of the past?

Emily Writes: My pregnancy was the opposite of what I expected

Emily Writes thought pregnancy would be nine glowing months of great hair and floaty dresses - she was wrong. Very wrong…

Cat tweets used to confuse Isis

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How your cat pictures can breach your privacy

Cat pictures are funny and harmless - but there's a sinister undercurrent and a serious point to be made.

Growing up the wall

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Alternative flag design used in Shanghai
Alternative flag design used in Shanghai

Has the flag debate already been decided for us by a Shanghai fruit distributor? The internet thinks…

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Are you eating enough cacao nibs?

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No place for caviar
No place for caviar

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Wine: A sense of place
Wine: A sense of place

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