How to raise kids on a boat
How to raise kids on a boat

Raising your children on a sailing boat has its dangers, but seafaring parents claim the benefits are vast.

Happy couples sleep closer
Happy couples sleep closer

Closeness between couples is reflected in the distance separating them as they sleep, a study has found.

Lee Suckling: Reflecting on a year of marriage equality
Lee Suckling: Reflecting on a year of marriage equality

It's time to celebrate all that marriage equality has given society, writes Lee Suckling. Importantly, it's also time to…

Talk to the Animals: Are you guilty of animal cruelty?
Talk to the Animals: Are you guilty of animal cruelty?

If you can answer yes to one of the following questions, you are perpetuating the type of cruelty that would result in a…

Relationships & Pets

Wendyl Nissen: Modern man demands more than crisp sheets
Wendyl Nissen: Modern man demands more than crisp sheets

The wonderful thing about being a supportive wife - my challenge for a year - is that you get to wear…

Battle to honour dead mother won

The 21-year-old, born in England and now living in Wellington, said she once attended a support group for children of same-sex…

Jill Goldson: Post-date protocol

Your eyes seem to lock, you just about finish one another's sentences, you feel a surge of soulmate recognition - then bam…

Eight great Auckland dates

Delaney Mes shares eight great dates you should add to your to-do list.

Shelley Bridgeman: Why the royal family portrait upset me
Shelley Bridgeman: Why the royal family portrait upset me

People all across the globe erupted into fawning fits of hyperbole when the latest family photograph…

Talk to the Animals: 5 Royal fun facts

To honour the arrival of the Royals, blogger Sally Hibbard exposes five animal fun facts linked to the monarchy.

Wendyl Nissen: Becoming a mum again in my 50s? Hubby isn't keen

Shocking news out of Britain this week is the trend of women in their 50s having babies, writes Wendyl Nissen. The number…

The art of public uncoupling

It’s all sweetness now, but just wait. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s divorce may get nasty, says William Langley.

Cheer-up pills in the doghouse

Man's best friend is increasingly taking antidepressants to get a new leash on life.

Grumpy Cat hits her terrible twos
Grumpy Cat hits her terrible twos

Watch out world, Grumpy Cat has hit her terrible twos.

Jill Goldson: What if physical attaction wears off?

I’ve been with my wife for 23 years, married for 20 of them. We get along fine, but I don’t think I find her attractive…

Koalas shooting selfies

Not quite a duck face, but Bruce the koala and his friend Jay have become quite the experienced selfie-snappers at Wildlife…

Adultery site big in Japan

Ashley Madison, the world's biggest online hookup site for married people, works only when monogamy is the rule on the surface…

Talk to the Animals: Dog show or freak show?

The quest for exaggerated breed characteristics deemed desirable by show judges has encouraged inbreeding with subsequent…

James Griffin: Why wasps?
James Griffin: Why wasps?

I want to believe in the inter-connectedness of things, I really do.

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Boys put off reading - author
Boys put off reading - author

Boys are being put off reading because of the influence women have on children's literature, says an award-winning British…

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