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Why watching people destroy expensive items is so addictive
Russian fashionistas have sparked debate after destroying their designer handbags.
Nicola Alpe: Top 4 ways to avoid a family hell-iday
A family holiday is on the cards for many: Here's how to prevent it becoming a hell-iday.
Should we be shocked by Prince William's Commonwealth call?
Not how the Queen would roll, is Prince William's latest move the refresh we need?
Opinion: Penis pics, TikTok and vaping: How to parent in 2022
Nicola Alpe imparts four wise points on navigating life as a modern parent.
Four signs that you've become a geriatric millennial
A vibe shift is afoot, writes Nicola Alpe. Are geriatric millennials ready for it?
The trouble with aspiring to a celebrity-inspired love life
Why Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox levels of intensity should come with a warning.
The secret skills of an extremely productive person
Why are some people seemingly so much more productive than others?
What Kate and other 40yo women have to look forward to
Nicola Alpe on how to make the most of this decade in your life.
New Year's resolutions that beat weight loss and tidying up
Nicola Alpe points us in a more admirable direction for 2022.
Ranking the royal family: Who reigned supreme in 2021?
Nicola Alpe reveals which royal came out on top this year in her view.
Opinion: The team of one million Kiwis overseas need to do more
Here's why you should hold on to your NZ passport.
Nicola Alpe: When did being in the PTA become a bad thing?
OPINION: A friend was convinced I was now Christina Applegate's character in Bad Moms.
Opinion: How to avoid disaster on your wedding day
Wedding season is fast approaching - here's how to ensure the big day is a success.
Nicola Alpe: What I've learned about myself from homeschool parenting
Our brief taste of educating our kids may make us more aware of how we treat teachers.
Opinion: Zoom fatigue is real - here's how to avoid it
Nicola Alpe: Working from home blurs the lines between your work and social life.
Why Gen Zs have more in common with boomers than they think
Nicola Alpe: Applaud Gen Z's activism, but don't forget what their grandparents achieved.
Nicola Alpe: Is the nappy debate woke gone mad or decent parenting advice?
I now take extra notice of the way I speak to our daughter, writes Nicola Alpe.
Opinion: How hitting 'unfollow' can make you happier
Nicola Alpe: Letting go of the likes can make our busy lives a whole lot easier.
Opinion: Unconventional advice for a lasting marriage
Nicola Alpe: Ten years of trial and error later, I've learned what makes marriage last.
What you really need to know about hosting a winter dinner party
Here's a step-by-step guide to avoiding dinner party disasters, writes Nicola Alpe.
How using your partner's love language can help you get what you want
Not getting what you need from your partner? Maybe it's time to try another love language.
Why Mum doesn't want candles and slippers this Mother's Day
Opinion: Turns out it doesn't need to cost a thing to spoil mum this Mother's Day.
The hardest part about navigating the school holidays
OPINION: Travelling with kids can be a nightmare - here's how to have a smoother flight.
Opinion: Why embracing boredom is key these school holidays
It's okay if all your school holiday plans go out the window, writes Nicola Alpe.
Opinion: Why we shouldn't pay our kids to do chores
Opinion: Kiwi kids are growing up not knowing how to do basic household tasks.
Opinion: Why we should celebrate International Women's Day
This year, let's celebrate the capable, creative and resilient women we all know.
Five parenting hacks to get you through the preschool years
Parenting preschoolers can be hectic - here are a few shortcuts to make life easier.
How to build a child's resilience during a pandemic
It's more important than ever that we raise our kids to be mentally strong - but how?
Opinion: When did parents start 'lunch box shaming' each other?
The back-to-school lunchbox has become another minefield for parents to navigate.