• brittany and dan maynard

    Brittany Maynard’s right to die isn’t about choosing death, it’s about controlling her life.

          Trigger warning: This post deals with the themes of assisted death and suicide. If it brings up any issues for you, contact Lifeline:  131 114.   By JAMILA RIZVI. Brittany Maynard might die tomorrow. Or she might not. But regardless of whether her much publicised plan to die on 1 November 2014 [read more]

  • Sarah Harris

    Did this morning TV presenter just tell the world she’s pregnant?

          Pah. Pesky psychics. They’ll get the truth out of you. The totally marvellous Sarah Harris just possibly/maybe/most likely told her audience that she was expecting her first child, all because she was being pushed by a know-it-all sooth-sayer. Head to the 5-minute mark to see what went down: The Studio 10 host, who [read more]

  • Disney Ariel

    “Ariel and Elsa, this is how I wish my daughter saw you.”

    In my house, 2014 feels like it’s been sponsored by Disney. Frozen. Frozen. Frozen. We have Elsa costumes, we have the DVD on high-rotation. The CD’s playing in the car. We have Elsa and Anna action figures, we go to Frozen parties, we eat Frozen cake. The look on my daughter’s face here pretty much sums it up: [read more]

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    “What has happened to Nova Peris isn’t a sex scandal – it’s family violence.”

    By AMY STOCKWELL This week, an Australian newspaper appears to have become an accomplice in a campaign of family violence against a Senator. In publishing the most deeply personal elements of emails between Senator Nova Peris and Trinidadian athlete Alto Bolden, the NT News has compounded a violent act apparently designed to humiliate, coerce and manipulate the Senator in a dispute [read more]

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    More than 12,000 women want this ad to go away.

          So subtle. Images of women in advertising tell us every day what the “perfect body” looks like – and all too often, that means thin, tall, big-breasted, free of body hair, unblemished and white. But usually, the messages are slightly more subtle than Victoria’s Secret’s newest campaign, which features images of a bunch of [read more]

  • bac and ava

    “My daughter can be whatever she wants. As long as she’s not a teacher.”

              By REBECCA SPARROW This week my five-year-old pranced into the kitchen and announced she wanted to be a teacher. I winced. Actually I did more than that. As she twirled past me wearing her Wonder Woman cape and Dora The Explorer pajamas I thought, ‘Teaching? Oh God, I hope not.’ Why? It’s simple.  I [read more]

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    He lost his fiancé and gained a son on the same day.

          Update: The Queensland man whose fiancé died during childbirth earlier this month has called for more research into the condition that took her life. The ABC reports Wayde Kelly said he’s struggling to understand how his partner, Kymberlie Shepherd, could pass away so suddenly. “It’s rare and unexpected, but so is a snakebite but [read more]

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    There is now SCIENTIFIC PROOF: Once a cheater, always a cheater.

            By ROSIE WATERLAND A study has today revealed that if your current partner left somebody to be with you, they’re probably going to leave you to be with somebody else. So basically, science has finally proven what Rachel Green’s mum told her all those years ago:     And if the words ‘science’ [read more]

  • heyharvard

    This is what “street harassment” is like if you’re a man (hint: nothing like harassment.)

    Yesterday, a video went viral of a woman being harassed over 100 times as she walked the streets of New York City. Inspired by his girlfriend Shoshana Roberts, who told him about what was happening to her every day, video director Rob Bliss collaborated with not-for-profit  movement Hollaback to film her walking around for 10 hours — capturing the continuous verbal [read more]

  • activewear fashion

    How activewear is shaping fashion this summer.

        By ZOE LAWRENCE For me, activewear and fashion are one and the same. My wardrobe is full of it and I happily wear it – without shame – to any location and every occasion that calls for a casual dress code. Activewear is comfortable, practical and let’s face it, just downright fashionable and is [read more]

  • healthy hair tips

    6 steps to healthy hair that cost NOTHING.

          By JO ABI   It’s Spring Racing time and my hair is about to be styled to within an inch of its life for an extended period of time. Because there’s no point finding a fab dress, awesome shoes and semi-comfy shape wear unless your hair looks PERFECT. And that means: Blowdrying; [read more]

  • how happy are you

    How often do you sit down and try to work out how happy you are?

            By HELEN VNUK I was interviewing an actress a few months back, and I was asking her the usual questions about her life, when she suddenly turned the tables and started questioning me. “Are you happy?” she asked. “How has the past year been for you?” Put on the spot, I [read more]

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    Frockwatch: We have one big question about this outfit.

      By MAMAMIA STYLE Stuck for a Halloween outfit for tonight? Make like Miley and grab a roll of duct tape. Or, not. Miley Cyrus has just outdone Miley Cyrus and proved that it is totally acceptable to wear an outfit made of tape out in public. Actually, it’s the top of a very expensively-fabulous Tom Ford [read more]

  • Brittany

    29-year-old Brittany Maynard planned to end her life tomorrow. Now she’s changed her mind.

        Warning: This post deals with issues around assisted suicide and could be triggering for some readers. Update: Brittany Maynard the 29-year-old terminally ill woman who planned to take her own life this Saturday after a battle with terminal brain cancer has released a new video saying that she may or may not choose [read more]

  • Alanis Morissette haircut

    Alanis Morissette faked a sickie, and got caught out.

      Alanis. Alanis, Alanis, Alanis. Alanis Morissette pulled a fake sickie and got caught out. But it gets worse. She lied to a CHARITY. Alanis signed on to perform at a charity event. She was going to smash out some girl-power angsty vocals at the Fertile Futures benefit in Ottawa, an organisation that helps cancer [read more]

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    Watch this girl accidentally destroy her Christmas present in 30 seconds.

            Oh to be a child at Christmas again. The magic in the air. The anticipation of the big day. The excitement at realising Santa has stopped by. The absolute devastation at watching your dream present slowly burn to ashes mere seconds after receiving it. That’s right. SLOWLY BURN TO ASHES. This poor [read more]

  • Video thumbnail for youtube video Lisa Kudrow reveals Monica Gellar was considered to be 'slutty'. WHAAAT? - Mamamia

    Lisa Kudrow goes on US chat show, says things we never knew about Friends.

        Monica Geller from Friends. Neurotic? Yes. Competitive? Yes. Slutty? According to the NBC network, YES. Lisa Kudrow, aka ‘Phoebe Buffay’ from Friends, was interviewed by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel this week. Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courtney Cox, Matt Le Blanc, Lisa Kudrow, and some ice-cream. “When we were shooting the [read more]

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    Best and Worst: How was your week?

    By CAITLIN STOWER. Happy Halloween, friends! Welcome to Mamamia’s Best and Worst. It’s that time of week on Mamamia where we debrief as a community after a long, hard week and look forward to the weekend. If you’re new here, this is how it goes: I tell you the best part and the worst part [read more]

  • Robbie

    Robbie Williams has named his baby boy something normal(ish).

      Charlton Valentine Williams. That’s what Robbie has named his new baby boy. The cheeky British pop singer live-tweeted the whole birth in a hilarious string of videos, including him singing ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen as his wife pushed through a contraction. And now, he’s given us some more joy. A video showing his wife pushing [read more]

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    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Brittany Maynard may not end her life on Saturday after all. Brittany Maynard the 29-year-old terminally ill woman who planned to take her own life this Saturday after a battle with terminal brain cancer has released a new video saying that she may or may not choose to die on that date. “So if [read more]

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    The tragic death of this 18 y/o is all too close to home.

      By SHAUNA ANDERSON     She loved lite vanilla ice cream and horror movies. Her bedroom was messy – but she liked it that way. Her mother said she was moody. She was a keen photographer. She was loved and cherished by her family. She was adored by her friends. But now, tragically, she [read more]

  • Bec

    “Gen Y women: This is the one piece of wisdom that matters.”

        By REBECCA SPARROW I gave a speech to the wrong audience last week. I was standing, at a lectern, in front of 500 high schoolers and their  parents. And over 20 minutes I told a roomful of bright young things  – Gen Z –  every  lesson etched onto my skin.  I laid bare [read more]

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    These two friends recreated the best of Kim and Kanye’s outfits.

          Meet Katie Burroughs and Kathleen Lee. The pair have made our wildest dreams come true by recreating Kimye’s fashion sense one outfit at a time. In what could be an ode to their favourite couple but could almost definitely also be one huge joke, the two women copy everything from Kim’s ombre hair to Kanye’s [read more]

  • Is this offensive?

    No. We’re not ok with it.

    By ALEXIS CAREY Does this ad seem ok to you? It’s advertising the Bavarian Bier Café – a German-style chain restaurant that has branches across Sydney. But here’s the real kicker: not only was it advertising the restaurant, it was also, get this – attempting to raise money for a charity. A BREAST CANCER CHARITY. [read more]

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    Stop, or she’ll squirt. There’s a breast-milk bandit at large.

              Okay. Get this. A woman in central Germany has allegedly weaponised her womanly bits and used her breast milk to rob a pharmacy. How did she do it, you ask? She lifted up her top and squirted her milk at the staff. Obviously. Here’s how it went down, according to The [read more]

  • LucyLeaves

    Fascinators are a rip-off. Do this for the races instead.

    By LUCY GRANSBURY Fascinators are stupidly expensive. There. I’ve said it. I have decided that I am NOT spending $80+ on a ridiculous non-hat to wear for a total of eight hours out of the 8,760 hours in this year. There are some obvious solutions, like a) don’t wear one, b) borrow one, c) take your first-world [read more]

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    Senator Nova Peris addresses claims of an alleged affair.

      UPDATE: Senator Nova Peris has addressed the Australian senate and categorically rejected any wrongdoing in relation to claims that she used taxpayer funds to help carry out an extramarital affair. She also described the accusations as “baseless”, and said the intimate emails were part of a long-running child access dispute with an “aggrieved party”, which had involved [read more]

  • roast busters

    Police have known about this “rape club” for years. So why isn’t anyone going to jail?

      WARNING: This article deals with accounts of rape/sexual assault and may be triggering for survivors of abuse. They were a group of young men who allegedly sought out girls as young as thirteen. The West Auckland teenagers – who called themselves the “Roast Busters” – would reportedly ply the girls with alcohol before raping them and, horrifyingly, [read more]