• reasons to live at home

    11 people in their late 20s tell us why they still live at home.

          A new study from the Australian Institute of Family Studies has revealed that 40% of women and 55% of men have not left home after their twentieth birthday. The stats reflect a trend towards young people staying in the home for longer. A recent Reddit thread asked the Internet if they were still living [read more]

  • Judge said he showed "a complete lack of respect"

    A 15-year-old boy died on school camp. Now, his family owes the school $8 million.

        Rita and George Chaina have endured 15 years of heartbreak. Their 15-year-old son Nathan died in the most tragic of circumstances, drowning on a school camp in October 1999 as his horrified brother looked on. Now the Chaina family has been dealt a fresh blow, having been ordered to pay $8 million in legal costs — a [read more]

  • premature baby time lapse video

    Show this to anyone who’s brought a baby into this world before their due date.

        Walker Cott Pruett was born premature on April 25 2014, barely weighing 1lb. He spent 80 days in the NICU. For each of those 80 days, photographer Deneen Bryan was sitting with him. Bryan is the founder of Capturing Hopes Photography, an organisation that takes pictures of preemie babies in the NICU. She started the [read more]

  • fb-fail-feature

    This lady wins Autocorrect Of The Week.

          By KEL TITCHMARSH You know how you see those predict-a-text errors? And you laugh and wonder how on earth that could happen? I’m someone who reads these and thinks, “How the hell did that happen? Surely not!”. However, I am now on the other side of it. Friends, I dropped a clanger yesterday. [read more]

  • gomez

    Why are 14,000 people trying to track down this 17-year-old guy?

        How do you get yourself trending world wide on Twitter? Post your phone number. That’s what 17-year-old New Zealand boy Liam Martin did yesterday. And now he has a broken phone and over 14,000 unread messages. But it wasn’t by accident. Liam has an Instagram account called waverider, where he recreates celebrity looks. His [read more]

  • sex-toy-feature

    She makes $27K a year doing a job most of us are doing for free.

            Best job ever? A woman in the UK has been making international headlines after she revealed in an interview that she is a sex toy tester. Cara Houiellebecq, 33, spends 7 hours a week testing various erotic toys, and earns about $27,000 a year for the privilege. Oh, and that money is [read more]

  • Audrey Day-Knight. Making... Sense?

    Already touching special places: The Bachelor Recap – Episode 2

                    By ROSIE WATERLAND Oh my. We open with our Bachie on a boat because when important business men who wear important business shirts need to relax they do it with a camera crew on the high seas. Lots of pulling on ropes and gazing at the horizon. [read more]

  • Homeless guy busking

    One simple question completely changed a man’s day.

      By DIMITY KIRKWOOD A month ago, three students approached a homeless man on the street. One of them sat down and asked for the man’s drum. He then started playing it, and the student’s friends joined in with a guitar and they made a song. The clip is incredibly moving and has now been seen on YouTube [read more]

  • funeral planning

    It’s the last party you’ll ever attend and it’s in your honour. Don’t stuff it up.

                By BERN MORLEY This week I attended the funeral of a relatively young family member who I didn’t know all that well. In fact, after listening to his children and friends eulogise him, I realised that I hardly knew him at all. Hang in there, this story does get [read more]

  • hopeforgammycampaign3

    The surrogate child an Australian couple decided they didn’t want.

        It’s a story you’ll find hard to get your head – and your heart – around. In 2013, an Australian couple entered into a surrogacy agreement with a young Thai woman who agreed to carry their twins. When one of the twins was born with Down Syndrome in Thailand six months ago, the [read more]

  • maisie

    The wackiest celebrity frock of the week goes to….

      By NICKY CHAMP Maisie Williams, aka Arya Stark from Game of Thrones, not only went to Comic Con completely incognito in a Spiderman outfit, she also stepped out in a dress made entirely from graphic novel pages. And the belt? It’s a decoupaged leather belt made from pages of the Game of Thrones novels. [read more]

  • Richard Lee Norris GQ Magazine

    For 15 years this man was too scared to show his face to the world. Now he’s on the cover of GQ.

          This month’s GQ magazine will feature face plant recipient Richard Lee Norris. Two years ago, the 39-year-old had a complex facial transplant, after a facial gunshot wound during a drunken encounter in 1997 disfigured his face. Norris required a transplantation of his teeth, upper and lower jaw, portions of his tongue, and facial tissue [read more]

  • Richard Dawkins

    Apparently there are now degrees of pedophilia and rape.

      By REBECCA SPARROW “Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that’s an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn how to think.” That’s it. That’s the tweet that Professor Richard Dawkins (author of the best-selling book The God Delusion) sent out on Tuesday night. That’s the tweet [read more]

  • Romy-Michele-High-School-Reunion

    We need a ‘Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion’ reunion. Stat.

            Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. One of the great cinematic gifts to have come out of the ’90s. And Romy Mira Sorvino just hinted that there could be… A Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion Reunion. Sorvino (who plays Romy/ invented post-its) just revealed that she and co-star Lisa Kudrow (Michele) are [read more]

  • bridgette white 3

    Her children thought she looked beautiful in this photo. She was horrified.

      By BRIDGETTE WHITE My first reaction is shock. Who took this hideous picture of me? Self-loathing and disgust swell up and threaten to bring me to tears. Just as I am about to hit delete, my boy walks in the room. “Do you know anything about this picture?” I ask him. I turn the screen [read more]

  • Would you buy this doll?

    The doll with a penis that broke the internet.

            By SHAUNA ANDERSON There is a doll that is freaking out customers in the US. A sweet baby blue powdery smelling plastic package of wholesomeness – until you un-peel the layers. Customers are in shock –  all in a tizz about its inappropriateness. Some go as far as saying “Little girls [read more]

  • laura- best and worst

    Best and Worst: Come and tell us about your week.

          Hello lovely readers! Welcome to your safe place. A place you can spill whatever’s on your mind – both good and bad. What’s going on in your world? We want to hand the writing over to you; tell us everything. “Who wants to know?” you collectively chime. I’m Laura. I’m a kiwi [read more]

  • nicki minaj butt before and after

    Look at Nicki Minaj’s un-Photoshopped bottom.

        There’s only one way to say this. We’re just going to come out and say it. Quick, come look at Nicki Minaj’s butt before and after Photoshop. Yeah, so, Media Takeout claim to have found an un-Photoshopped version of this album cover. Truth be told, it could be a Photoshopped un-Photoshopped version. We’re [read more]

  • 13,000 babies aged under one have been removed from their mothers in the past eight years

    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes

    1. Newborns taken from addicted mums       Nearly 13,000 babies aged under one have been removed from their mothers in the past eight years — but there are questions as to whether this punitive move is having any affect on assisting those mothers. The figures, released at the Australian Institute of Family Studies [read more]

  • Bieber-orlando-bloom-fight

    Actual footage of the moment Orlando Bloom missed Justin Bieber’s face with his fist.

                  Remember the time in high school when a couple of idiot guys got into fisticuffs over a girl? Back then it seemed like an embarrassing display of machismo gone wrong, so wait until you see how grossly immature it looks on a pair of grown men – grown [read more]

  • brad pitt and angelina jolie letters

    The surprising way Brad and Angelina stay in love on set.

        Ange and Brad continue to remind you that their romance is better than yours. How’d they do it this time? Snail mail, that’s how. Angelina Jolie has revealed that she and partner Brad Pitt reverted to the old school way of romantic communication while they were simultaneously shooting movies set in World War [read more]

  • Alicia Keys pregnant again

    Famous singer you used to be obsessed with is pregnant. Again.

              Alicia Keys made another baby. The 33-year-old singer is pregnant with her second child. We wonder exactly how she told her husband, Swizz Beats, the news. It could have been: “Boo, I’m pregnant.” OR It could have been: “I-I-I-I’m fa-a-alling in and o-o-o-out of pregnancy, with you. I-I-I-I never loved [read more]

  • Kat Stewart and Asher Keddie

    EXCLUSIVE: How an Offspring episode is made from start to finish.

        How long does it take to create an episode of Offspring? The short answer is that it’s a lot longer that you might expect. We’ve often wondered just what it takes to make one hour of amazing TV. How long do the writers plan in advance? Do the actors have a say in their [read more]

  • william and kate

    An Aussie couple invited Wills and Kate to their wedding. This was the response they received.

    By GRACE JENNINGS-EDQUIST An Australian couple invited Kate and Wills to their wedding, even though they’d very definitely never actually met the royal couple. And guess what? Kate and Wills wrote an ACTUAL LETTER BACK. (Well, to be precise, a royal minion wrote an actual letter back. But she assured them the Duke and Duchess of [read more]

  • christmas island asylum seekers

    Just when you think the treatment of children in detention could not be more repugnant, this happens.

          Trigger warning: This post deals with alleged child sexual abuse and self-harm, and may be distressing for some readers. Update: The inquiry into children in immigration detention today heard claims of sexual abuse against children by staff on Nauru, Yahoo News reports. Former Save the Children case worker Kirsty Diallo told the public hearing today that a [read more]

  • baby feet

    Baby news for one of Mamamia’s favourite women…

    A massive congratulations are in order for one of Mamamia’s favourite media personalities. Former breakfast radio host and Show and Tell publisher​, Kat​i​e ‘Monty ​’​ Dimond, and partner Sam Cavanagh have welcomed a baby boy into the world. Arlo Dimond Cavanagh was born yesterday, weighing 8 pounds 2 oz. Show and Tell Online Instagrammed a picture of [read more]

  • Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your immunity.

    The time you should go to bed to get ‘enough’ sleep may surprise you.

      It’s the question that’s plagued health buffs and night-owls for centuries: How much sleep does one ACTUALLY need? This debate tends to be a fiery one. Those who believe the more sleep the better, up against those who take a certain pride in declaring that they’re totally fine running on 3 hours of sleep. But, [read more]

  • allison baden clay with children

    Tomorrow is our chance to show Allison Baden-Clay’s daughters that their mother mattered.

            Tomorrow I am personally asking you for a favour. Me to you. I want you to wear yellow. It doesn’t matter what it is. A bright yellow bangle. A lemon yellow necklace. A daffodil yellow scarf or ribbon in your hair. Yellow socks. A yellow brooch. A yellow dress or t-shirt [read more]

  • text-2

    “I’m pregnant,” she texted. He did not take it well…

          We’re never a fan of pranks. But this one left us wondering who behaved the worst: pranker or prankee… She kicks things off by texting some bad news to a random number:   Then she provides some photographic evidence:   She starts asking the serious questions:   Then whips out her baby [read more]