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    US Airways explains why they tweeted a photo of a plane in a woman’s vagina.

    Share    US Airways, the airline that responded to a customer’s complaint on twitter by sending out a photo of a plane in a woman’s vagina, have explained what happened. It was a mistake, you guys. (That much was obvious, no?) According to the New York Daily News: “It was an honest mistake. It was [read more]

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    Just days after the wedding, she killed her husband with rat poison. Here’s why.

        At just 14 years old, Wasila Umar was forced to marry a man more than twice her age. Less than a week after their wedding, her 35-year-old husband and three of his friends lay dead in the couple’s home in Nigeria. Umar, who never had the chance to attend school, confessed to police [read more]

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    The Royals are here. Quick, everyone look fancy.

    THEY’RE HERE THEY’RE HERE. Prince William, Duchess Catherine (AKA Kate Middleton) and their little bundle of royal joy, Prince George, have just touched down in Australia. Everyone’s favourite trio of Royals have stepped off the royal plane in Sydney and they’re headed straight to the Opera House. Kate stepped off the plane in bright canary [read more]

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    The kind of magazine cover Australia barely ever sees.

          Now that the fashion frenzy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has settled, it’s pertinent to note that the inaugural Australian Indigenous Fashion Week was also launched last Friday. The event was designed to celebrate and promote the talents of Indigenous Australians in the field of fashion and design and as part of this, [read more]

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    3 reasons women shouldn’t have kids in their 40s. (And why they’re bollocks.)

                I don’t think I want children until my 40s. “Why?” I hear you cry. Because I’ve got shit to do, that’s why. At the ripe old age of 33, I feel like I’ve barely ticked off a tenth of the ‘to do list’ items I want to accomplish before I’m [read more]

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    We’re really not sure how to feel about this post. You’ll know what we mean in a minute.

      For as long as we can remember, science has said that there are six basic emotions – and they’re roughly based on the names of Dwarfs. Humans have been limited – nay, confined – to being happy, sad, fearful, angry, surprised or disgusted. But scientists have just announced that actually, we have a more complex [read more]

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    This is the world’s toughest job, and over 2 billion people are doing it.

          When asked what the world’s hardest job is, what do you think of? A doctor? A lawyer? The job advertised in this video beats them all. 24 people responded to the advertised job, and were shocked at the requirements when they were interviewed. They were told the job was full time – 365 [read more]

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    A random guy has advertised for a woman to soak in bath. Full of cooked noodles.

              If you need some quick cash and are prepared to get a bit weird, a dude in New York is looking for a women to sit in his bathtub while he’s not at home. Oh, and did we mention the tub will be full of cooked packet noodles? Cos, yeah… [read more]

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    The fascinating reason why the US is running out of execution drugs.

            32 states in America still have the death penalty. And those 32 states are facing a setback to the death penalty. It’s not protestors or activists, who think that capital punishment is abhorrent. It’s not any state government, which believes it’s time to repeal the death penalty. It’s because the country [read more]

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    This is what happens when a skinny celebrity stops eating kale.

      “I don’t really workout and eat all the burgers I want!” A collective eye roll happens every time a celebrity claims their incredible body is the work of living off burgers (the greasy McDonald’s kind, not the organic grass fed kind) and never exercising while somehow miraculously maintaining rock hard abs and the lithe [read more]

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    19 pairs of flat shoes (because they are the far superior shoe).

                If you regularly stalk Mamamia’s Instagram account you’ll know that we’ve moved offices, and it’s this move that has made me come to the conclusion (quite late to the party) that flats are the far superior shoe choice. Not only do I now walk further to get to work, [read more]

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    “I’ve spent almost half of my life with my husband, and I’m still as attracted to him as I ever was.”

          Cameron Diaz, possessor of excellent abs and great hair, has revealed she doesn’t believe in monogamy. I know, Stop. The. World. Let’s all get off. In the grand scheme of things whatever Cameron Diaz is doing in the bedroom doesn’t greatly affect our lives but it’s always fun when a celebrity goes [read more]

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    Is this proof that the Queen has changed Kate Middleton’s style?

      Back in February we reported that The Duchess of Cambridge was set to undergo a “subtle but significant regal makeover” for the Royals trip down under. If you weren’t across the Queen’s style memo at the time, she advised the Duchess to adopt “lower hemlines” and wear “statement jewelry and gemstones” from her personal [read more]

  • Barry

    BREAKING: NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell quits.

      Barry O’Farrell has resigned from the job as the Premier of New South Wales . Mr O’Farrell has been Premier since 2011. The news comes after Mr O’Farrell’s appearance at the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) inquiry into Australian Water Holdings and O’Farrell’s reported inability to explain why he once accepted a $3000 bottle of [read more]

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    This story is amazing. A refugee facing deportation was saved by perfect strangers on a plane.

          Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and happiness, which [read more]

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    “The woman who inspired me to change my life.”

            When you first start out in a career there’s the people who help you learn the ropes, the mentors you look up to, and then there’s the trailblazers who inspired you to pursue that career in the first place. For me, that woman is Lisa Wilkinson. For those of you who [read more]

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    6 things to think about before your kids go back to school after Easter.

          As far as school holidays go, the Easter ones would have to be the best. For both adult and child. I think one reason for this is their duration. The second is chocolate. Conveniently straddling the Easter festivities, they allow you to enjoy some time off and, unlike the seemingly never-ending Christmas [read more]

  • funny flight attendant

    The amazing trick this flight attendant pulled to get her passengers’ attention…

      Remember the last time you boarded a plane and the flight attendant had everyone in stitches with her impression of her grandma’s support bra? No? Well, you obviously haven’t flown with Martha “Marty” Cobb of Southwest Airlines. She has an uncanny knack for making passengers turn off their electronic devices, place their seats in an upright [read more]

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    Open post: What’s happening in your world?

    Hello there! For those who haven’t been here before, this is Mamamia’s open post. It’s a post that goes up every week so that we have a place to catch up with all of Mamamia’s wonderful readers; to tell you what’s going on in our worlds, and hear about what’s happening in yours. It’s been [read more]

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    FLUFF: What Jackie O wore to meet the Royals.

    Kyle and Jackie O are both going to meet the Duke and Duchess while they’re in Australia. Yesterday, Jackie crowdsourced the most difficult royal-themed decision: What to wear in the presence of a prince and princess. The 106.5 Kiis FM radio host posted two outfit options to Instagram and asked all her followers to help [read more]

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    We’ve all been there kid: 3-year-old got stuck inside a toy claw machine.

        So, this is a thing that actually happens. A kid in the US found himself in this unique situation yesterday: According to local news KOLN, the adventurous 3-year-old made a break for it while his mum was briefly in the bathroom. And he must have really wanted a toy – he went out [read more]

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    Wednesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Man charged with abduction of Queensland girl. A 35-year-old man from South Isis has been charged following the abduction of a three-year-old girl in Queensland last week. The police also charged the man with one count of break and enter and one count of deprivation of liberty in relation to the April 10 kidnapping. He is [read more]

  • Kim Kardashian natural hair

    FLUFF: Kim Kardashian shows world what her natural hair is actually like.

            Kim Kardashian is rocking new locks. The 33-year-old reality TV goddess stepped out today with shorter, shaggy, just-past-her-shoulder hair. She’s either had it freshly cut – or this is just her actual real natural human hair without extensions. Either way, she looks a right babe, especially in this very subtle, tasteful [read more]

  • Gwyneth Paltrow son's birthday party

    FLUFF: Gwyneth Paltrow went all out for her son’s birthday party.

                  Gwyneth Paltrow just threw her son Moses such an epic 8th birthday party. SHOCK: The little guy was even allowed gluten. And sugar. And hot dogs covered in cheese and refried beans and meat. Gwyneth, a renowned lentil-worshipper, went wild and let go of all her strict diet [read more]

  • Lady Gaga versace no photoshop

    FLUFF: Lady Gaga’s Versace ads without Photoshop will take your breath away.

        WHOA NELLY. Lady Gaga recently held some fancy handbags while pulling a sultry face for a Versace campaign. And now, some photographs have been leaked that appear to be un-retouched. And they are nothing short of gob-smacking. There are four Photoshop-free images of Gaga…  And, for an exercise in comparison, here are the [read more]

  • TLC Australian tour

    FLUFF: TLC announce their first ever Australian tour.

          DON’T GO CHASING WATERFALLS PLEASE STICK TO THE RIVERS AND THE LAKES THAT YOU’RE USED TO BUY TICKETS IMMEDIATELY OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD TLC just announced their first ever Australian tour. Yes. Seriously. They’re coming. Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins have planned concerts in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and [read more]

  • Giaan Rooney

    FLUFF: Beautiful baby boy for an Australian sports hero.

              Giaan Rooney just gave birth to a baby boy… and announced his arrival into the world via Twitter. The 31-year-old former Olympic swimmer / TV presenter gave birth to her first child with husband Sam Levett. I have been quiet the last month as this little project has been taking [read more]

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    An etiquette guide for TV spoilers in the modern age.

      Something really emotionally traumatic happened to me last night. I’m still recovering. I’m getting really upset even trying to write these words down right now. Somebody posted a major Game of Thrones spoiler on Facebook. Like, REALLY FREAKING MAJOR. And, like every TV fan‘s worse nightmare, I saw it before I watched the show, [read more]