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January 22, 2018
Are you dating a narcissist? The five warning signs to look out for revealed

Are you dating a narcissist? The five warning signs to look out for revealed

Even the kindest and most caring of people can be selfish sometimes, but could the person you're in a relationship with be a narcissist without you realising?That's the intriguing question posed in a new book by Melbourne author...

The new rules of PDA and how to tell if you've gone too far

The new rules of PDA and how to tell if you've gone too far

These are tricky times for the tactile among us; a shoulder squeeze capable of causing an ethical quandary, our phones now being the recipients of the majority of our physical touch. Some comfort, then, to see that the royals, arbiters...

Local Focus: Annette Hildesheim opens her Hastings rose gardens up for love and breast cancer survivors

Local Focus: Annette Hildesheim opens her Hastings rose gardens up for love and breast cancer survivors

Every weekend in November, hundreds of people are part of a Hastings love story - a love story between a woman and her roses."I love them, and I think they love me," Annette Hildesheim says. "They are just beautiful and they...

How to spot the nine 'secret' symptoms of diabetes

How to spot the nine 'secret' symptoms of diabetes

November marks a month-long campaign run by the International Diabetes Federation to raise awareness about the condition and its symptoms.The organisation points out that, globally, the number of people with diabetes is expected...

Farm cats celebrated with hilarious - and sometimes gruesome - photo competition

Farm cats celebrated with hilarious - and sometimes gruesome - photo competition

When Federated Farmers sought snaps of farm cats at work, it wasn't necessarily ready for what was to come. It seems the line "let's celebrate the mouse and rat catchers of New Zealand' gave a few rural types the perfect excuse...

Bizarre parenting hacks mums and dads swear by

Bizarre parenting hacks mums and dads swear by

Putting food colouring into food to make meals more fun, adding sprinkles to broccoli, and keeping the iPad only 35 per cent charged are just some of the more creative "parenting hacks" uncovered in a recent study.According to the...

The surprising way your mother is influencing your relationships

The surprising way your mother is influencing your relationships

Children tend to have the same number of romantic partners that their mother had - whether they witnessed her relationships or not. That is according to a study of longitudinal data on more than 7000 mothers and their biological...

Why Prince Harry told me off when I visited Buckingham Palace

Why Prince Harry told me off when I visited Buckingham Palace

God bless Emma Thompson, breaking royal protocol this week by showing up at Buckingham Palace to accept her Damehood in a pair of trainers. This was not the first time the actress had flouted a dress code, having once thrown off her...

Castle on the square: Sand to star in Vatican Nativity scene

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Sand castles are coming to the Vatican.The Vatican said Wednesday its Nativity scene this year will be built from sand and sculpted by an international set of artists.About 700 tons of sand will be shipped...

Use the slow lane when choosing holiday gifts this year

NEW YORK (AP) — The world is fast and furious. Why not slow it down for the holidays?Ways to achieve that lofty goal are plentiful. Some ideas on how to give the gift of slow living:THE SLOW HOME PODCASTThe podcast is hosted...

'Why I'm so glad my cheating husband left me'

'Why I'm so glad my cheating husband left me'

As told to Carolyn Tate When my husband and I took our twin five-year-old sons away to the beach last Christmas, I had no idea that would be the last thing we did as a family.The day after we arrived home, my husband told me he...

Kyle MacDonald: Why we need to legalise synthetic drugs

Kyle MacDonald: Why we need to legalise synthetic drugs

COMMENT: This week the death toll due to synthetic drugs hit 50 - with coroner Michael Robb calling for a change of approach to users, and easier access to addiction treatment.I refuse to call these drugs "synthetic cannabis",...

They're the unicorns of the sea: Give the gift of a narwhal

NEW YORK (AP) — Technically speaking, narwhals are Monodon monoceros, or medium-size whales with long spiral tusks protruding from their heads. To fans, the crazy looking arctic creatures are more like unicorns of the sea.Narwhals...

Jake Bailey: My kingdom for a receipt - nightmare at the auto-checkout

Jake Bailey: My kingdom for a receipt - nightmare at the auto-checkout

COMMENT: I threw all of my spare change into any water holding vessel I could find. I hunted down every chicken in the land and broke its bone. I rubbed the lamp furiously, in the most literal and least metaphorical sense possible,...

Embarrassing menu mistakes: Why you should never order spaghetti bolognese in Italy

Embarrassing menu mistakes: Why you should never order spaghetti bolognese in Italy

Next time you're in Italy craving superb food, don't order spaghetti bolognese.If you do the waiter will frown and look at you sideways, totally lost.That's because you got the name wrong.Locals call it something else: Tagliatelle...

Children take after their mothers' romantic habits, study finds

Children take after their mothers' romantic habits, study finds

Children follow their mother's example when it comes to the number of romantic relationships they have, researchers have found.A new study, the largest ever of its kind, found children of women who change partners regularly are...

Commander in crap: Donald Trump toilet brush making bathrooms great again

Commander in crap: Donald Trump toilet brush making bathrooms great again

He might be the President of the United States of America, but others have found a brilliant use for Donald Trump.Dubbed the Commander In Crap, original Donald Trump toilet brushes are being sold online to Kiwis in the hope of making...

Candid photos of Prince Charles and family released to mark the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday

Candid photos of Prince Charles and family released to mark the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday

Smiling in the gentle sunlight, Prince Charles is seen on his 70th birthday photographed for the first time with his entire dynasty – two sons, three grandchildren, and another yet to be born.Released today to mark the future king's...

Lee Suckling: Why your partner doesn't want to cuddle

Lee Suckling: Why your partner doesn't want to cuddle

The cuddle doesn't get much credit, but like a dog who enjoys the sensation of simply leaning against another breathing being, I love the humble cuddle. I like being entangled with my husband on the couch at night, I like putting...

Handling extreme age gap love: 'My husband is 70, I'm 35'

Handling extreme age gap love: 'My husband is 70, I'm 35'

"I got another one," I say, passing my phone across the table. "She's 26 and he's 58. It's been six months, but he hasn't let her meet any of his friends yet."My husband rolls his eyes and hands the phone back without bothering...

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