Hough 'blacked out' during proposal
Hough 'blacked out' during proposal

Footloose star Julianne Hough was so stunned when her boyfriend proposed on their balcony at sunset she "blacked out". Ice…

Beware men who never get over first love
Beware men who never get over first love

Wise women know you can fight present danger - but life-long obsessions are in a different league, writes Rowan Pelling.

Robin Wright calls time on relationship
Robin Wright calls time on relationship

Robin Wright and Ben Foster have reportedly called off their engagement for a second time.

Kiwi guys still active on Ashley Madison
Kiwi guys still active on Ashley Madison

After two weeks of hacks, you'd think people would lay off the site. Not quite. Plenty of Kiwi men are still active on Ashley…

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When should you talk to your kids about alcohol?
When should you talk to your kids about alcohol?

Having the "booze talk" with kids before they take their first sip of alcohol is crucial - and that…

Love hormone may help autistic children

The 'love hormone' shows promise as a tool for treating children with autism, says a United States scientist visiting the…

How to make the best bacon butty

In celebration of arguably the most delicious sandwich known to man, we are asking you to send us your recipes for the perfect…

'Too fat' chef fights to stay

A chef deemed "too fat" for NZ has launched a fresh appeal to stay in the country, claiming that even the All Blacks would…

What to do to help your child make friends
What to do to help your child make friends

While parents and teachers can model and emphasise consideration, compassion, kind words and actions…

Identical doppelgangers meet

Two women who live thousands of miles away have been brought together after learning they are real-life doppelgangers.

Optical illusion tattoo

A woman with depression has tried to illustrate how it feels to suffer with the illness by having an optical illusion tattoo…

Hidden hearing loss: The real reason

Surveys suggest that more than a quarter of us have great difficulty deciphering speech in a noisy environment - what is…

Women who undergo sex change lose ability to multitask

Women who undergo sex change lose ability to multitask, study finds.

Commercial baby food to blame for sweet tooth
Commercial baby food to blame for sweet tooth

Scientists have found commercial baby foods are so sweet that toddlers never learn to appreciate bitter…

'Clean eating' obsession dangerous

Healthy eaters who swear by "clean" foods could be the victims of a dangerous eating disorder that can lead to malnutrition…

Deep down, there's a hoarder in every one of us

Extreme hoarding is a recognised psychological disorder, and, like most disorders, it finds a fainter echo in each of us…

The rise of 'selfie lice'

Gaggles of tweens and teens with smartphones are touching heads while snapping and sharing pictures of themselves, all the…

Eight school rules parents should obey

Never mind the children. Starting at a new school is a minefield for their parents.

Why are so many Kiwis obese?
Why are so many Kiwis obese?

Our understanding of what causes obesity in Kiwis could change dramatically with a new million-dollar…

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