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January 22, 2018
'Britain's worst neighbour' installed high-pitched alarm to 'hurt kids'

'Britain's worst neighbour' installed high-pitched alarm to 'hurt kids'

A retired magistrate has made headlines after "terrorising" a young family — in a very unique way.Three years ago, Lesley Cooper, who lives Torquay in Devon, England, installed a special "mosquito" alarm that's so high-pitched only...

US woman goes on rant about how hard it is to be skinny

US woman goes on rant about how hard it is to be skinny

If you thought the biggest battle was with the bulge, think again.A teenager from Chicago in the US has taken to Facebook group 'Love What Matters' to explain "how hard it is" to be slim.Leslie Magallanes posted two photos of...

Model Mara Martin breastfeeds during the Sports Illustrated swimsuit show

Model Mara Martin breastfeeds during the Sports Illustrated swimsuit show

When I opened my morning internets to see Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and mum Mara Martin walking a runway breastfeeding her five-month-old daughter Aria, my first instinct was to roll my eyes.Obviously, I thought, this was...

True story of how Prince Philip's DNA solved Russian Romanov murder mystery

True story of how Prince Philip's DNA solved Russian Romanov murder mystery

It was the mystery that captured the imagination of the world, as a Russian Imperial dynasty was ruthlessly executed before details of their disappearance obfuscated for decades.The true story of how Britain's Duke of Edinburgh...

Survivor NZ contestant claims shocking reason for 18kg weight loss

Survivor NZ contestant claims shocking reason for 18kg weight loss

Adam O'Brien is the latest contestant to join "the jury" on Survivor NZ, moving from competing to the panel that help decide on the winner. Catching up with The Hits hosts Matt Chisholm and Estelle Clifford, Adam revealed something...

Why Meghan couldn't wear her hat at Wimbledon

Why Meghan couldn't wear her hat at Wimbledon

The Duchess of Sussex had her favourite hat with her when she put in a dazzling appearance at Wimbledon over the weekend - but not on her head. Meghan, who joined the Duchess of Cambridge in the Royal Box to watch the Ladies' singles...

Seamless underwear: A cautionary tale

Seamless underwear: A cautionary tale

Ever found yourself taking a break from a spot of DIY work on your home, enjoying the serene vista of Auckland harbour, when out of nowhere your "seamless" underwear busts at the seam? Ironic, I know. Now before I get started...

Clarke Gayford's parenting tips: The joy of burping and onesie winners

Clarke Gayford's parenting tips: The joy of burping and onesie winners

As First Baby Neve Gayford approaches 1-month-old, it looks like her dad, Clarke Gayford, has settled in well to managing the nocturnal demands of a newborn.His first child with partner and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Gayford...

Maids of honour share shocking wedding antics

Maids of honour share shocking wedding antics

Many brides choose their oldest or most trusted friend as their maid of honour. But these shocking confessions prove that they are not always worthy of the title. Women from around the world took to anonymous confessions website...

Extra special photo of Prince Louis released by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Extra special photo of Prince Louis released by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

A heartwarming new photograph of the Duchess of Cambridge cradling Prince Louis after his christening was released by Kensington Palace today.Louis, 12 weeks old today, slept through the entire ceremony but was pictured alert and...

Life as a 40-year-old single woman: No one tells you it can be this good

Life as a 40-year-old single woman: No one tells you it can be this good

Glynnis MacNicol is here to tell you that life as a 40-year-old single, childless woman - the thing we're taught to fear and avoid at all costs! - is actually pretty great. MacNicol approached her 40th birthday "with so much dread...

Comment: Why I'm finally giving up smoking at 68

Comment: Why I'm finally giving up smoking at 68

One day after my 68th birthday in early May, I made a momentous decision. After a lifetime of puffing away on an average of 20 a day, I would give up smoking.My family is delighted and, frankly, astonished that I've lasted six weeks...

Why do humans blink when there's a loud noise?

Why do humans blink when there's a loud noise?

This is an article from Curious Kids , a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they'd like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome – serious, weird or wacky! You might also like the podcast...

Lee Suckling: Surprising thing about getting an ear pierced as a grown man

Lee Suckling: Surprising thing about getting an ear pierced as a grown man

A grown man walks into a bar and comes out with an ear piercing. That's just what happened to me, except instead of a bar, it was a tattoo studio. At 32 years old, I've done my first-ever body mutilation. I've had a hole put in...

Why traditional credit scores still matter

Researchers and startups say all kinds of weird data can predict your creditworthiness. What kind of smartphone you have, who your friends are and how you answer survey questions may foretell how likely you are to pay back a loan....

Teacher shares school kids' hilarious sex-ed questions

A teacher has shared the funniest questions her curious students asked in class after their first sexual education lesson.The students are believed to be from a US school and many of them just can't seem to wrap their heads around...

Why Princess Diana's niece can't avoid the spotlight

Why Princess Diana's niece can't avoid the spotlight

During Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle in May, Lady Kitty Spencer managed to do the impossible — steal the spotlight from the bride.The 27-year-old stunned onlookers with her likeness to her late aunt Diana Spencer, with...

Whanganui workshop on food without plastic

Whanganui workshop on food without plastic

Rachel Rose is never going to buy sushi in a plastic container again.It's one of the ways she'll stop contributing toward plastic waste. She gave a workshop titled Freeing Food from Plastic on July 11, and gives another one at 3pm...

The family that dominated Prince Louis' christening photos

The family that dominated Prince Louis' christening photos

Prince Louis may have been the star of the show, but it was his mother's family that took centre stage for this happy portrait after his christening.In fact, there were more Middletons present than HRHs as guests of the Duke and...

Beck Vass: Thanks to Smiggle I've blown my school holidays budget

Beck Vass: Thanks to Smiggle I've blown my school holidays budget

This is my second ever school holidays - and my last with just two children. And on the first two days I blew myself out – physically and financially. The costs don't take long to add up when you're not feeling physically active....

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