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    We’ve never needed some holiday cheer more than we do right now.

    Even before Monday, were you constantly hearing these words? “We’re just trying to get to the end of the year… We’re crawling to the holidays.” And then. Monday. December 14, the day when the whole nation was flung into a shock of panic, fear and grief, the day that will forever be the Day of the Sydney Siege. And then. [read more]

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    “9 reasons my child is not ‘too old’ to breastfeed.”

    It’s a real tragedy that women in many societies are completely removed from one of the most natural, ancient and normal ways of mothering our growing children. I posted this picture of myself breastfeeding my two year old. As my followers on Facebook and blog are people (mostly women) who support breastfeeding to natural term, [read more]

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    To the people who say Australia needs to relax its gun laws….

      Australian Senator, David Leyonhjelm, says he knows how to stop horrific events like the murder of hostages at Martin Place. He says Australians just need to carry more guns so we can properly defend ourselves. Without them, he says, Australia is a “nation of victims”. “What happened in that cafe would have been most unlikely to [read more]

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    The best doctor’s certificate you’ll ever read.

            Employees everywhere take note: If you have a boss who forces you to get a doctor’s certificate every time you take a day off for a cold, then you need to find yourself a doctor like this. This Canadian doctor, furious with people crowding his office when all they need is [read more]

  • stressed mum

    9 dumb things people say when you tell them you don’t want kids.

    Some of us choose not to have children—and for good reason. It’s been about 10 years since anyone asked me, “Why don’t you have kids?” “Just lucky, I guess,” was my response then (it was a kid who asked me), and my friends and colleagues just know it’s a non-issue, like you wouldn’t ask Woody Allen [read more]

  • Video thumbnail for youtube video Another awkward TV interview for Tony Abbott on Sunrise

    Naughty PM was a little bit hungover during his latest Sunrise interview.

    Remember a few weeks ago when the PM gave an interview on Sunrise and called host, David Koch, by the wrong name (“Chris”), not once but twice? It turns out that Tony Abbott made the mistake because he had a bad case of the wine flu. This morning, Kochie told Sunrise viewers that he ran into the [read more]

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    Watch this bride get thrown from a horse during her ridiculous photo shoot. (You know you want to.)

          Whatever the bride wants, THE BRIDE BLOODY WELL GETS. That was the attitude photographer Jarrett Hucks went into this wedding shoot with, when the bride informed him that she would like to be photographed sitting gloriously atop a majestic horse. In her wedding dress. On the beach. The horse, who obviously decided [read more]

  • sydney siege hostages

    He watched the Sydney siege unfold, not knowing his mother and sister were inside.

    Robert Honan was watching the Sydney siege play out on his TV on Monday, concerned and horrified at the situation but not realising just how close he was to the drama. The father from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast was wondering why he couldn’t reach his mother and sister,who he usually speaks to at least three times [read more]

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    Watch this 3-year-old take 677 selfies in a minute.

          This kid’s selfie game is ON POINT. Identified only as ‘G’, this little girl was playing with her mum’s phone for five minutes – and pretty much just spent the whole time hardcore loving on the sight of her own face. It was only later when she checked her phone, that G’s [read more]

  • victorian abortion laws

    Jailed for 40 years… because she had a miscarriage.

    Here’s something we know about abortion but that we sometimes struggle to articulate. Making access to abortion safe and legal, actually makes it less common. That is because it is in countries where abortion is outlawed – and contraception is hard to come by – that the abortion rates are highest. It is also in [read more]

  • nazeem hussain and waleed aly

    An Australian newspaper can’t tell the difference between two different famous men.

    Well, this is a little bit awkward. Today, The Age published a piece about 36-year-old TV and radio presenter Waleed Aly being named the new co-host of The Project, but apparently they’ve forgotten what he actually looks like. They illustrated the piece with a photo of Australian comedian Nazeem Hussain, 27. Whoops. Nazeem on the left. [read more]

  • Charles Mihayo faces court 1

    Thursday afternoon’s news in under 5 minutes.

          1. Charles Mihayo gets life in prison Trigger Warning: This post deals with issues of domestic violence and may be triggering for survivors of abuse. By ABC NEWS A Melbourne man who murdered his two young daughters by smothering them with a pillow has been sentenced to life in jail. Charles Mihayo, 36, [read more]

  • Axani feat

    Update: Lonely man finds stranger to share his round-the-world trip.

          UPDATE: Last month Jordan Axani, 27, from Toronto Canada offered a free Around the World ticket to any Canadian with the same name as his ex-girlfriend (Elizabeth Gallagher). Axani posted on Reddit explaining that he and his girlfriend had recently split – leaving him with a spare ticket for a ‘wicked’ trip around the world over Christmas. The [read more]

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    “Tori was just the most caring, kind, gentle person.”

    By Joanne Shoebridge and Elloise Farrow-Smith The family of Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson, who was killed in the Sydney siege, said they “couldn’t speak” after they received the phone call informing them of his death. Mr Johnson, 34, and fellow hostage Katrina Dawson, 38, were killed when heavily armed police stormed the Martin Place [read more]

  • Jo Abi beautiful

    Learning to drive properly was mortifying. But it probably saved my life.

                Learning to drive isn’t just about practicalities and mechanics. It’s not just a bid for freedom by teens and by their parents, who are sick of driving them around to hundreds of activities each and every year. It’s also a status symbol, as in, “Hey, look at me! I’m [read more]

  • Beyoncé shows off her > $500 <$2000 engagement glove.

    17 reasons being single is awesome (besides having a Beyonce song dedicated to you).

    Every relationship status comes with pros and cons, and being single is no different. Certainly, flying solo has some downsides – especially at this time of year when your coupled-up mates are busy planning romantic beach holidays for two and having automatic plus ones for Christmas parties. Then again, being a ‘lone wolf’ is also [read more]

  • shiloh pitt

    8 y/o Shiloh Jolie-Pitt rocks the red carpet in a suit. Gives the finger to gender stereotypes.

      Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has fast become one of our favourite red carpet walkers. The 8-year-old daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie turned up to the premiere of her mum’s directorial debut in an outfit she picked herself. And she wanted to wear a suit, so the child wore a suit. And rocked it. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt at [read more]

  • joel herat

    In their own words: The details of the brave escape from the Lindt cafe.

    Joel Herat, one of the hostages trapped inside the Lindt cafe during the Sydney siege, has told his family the harrowing details of what really happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The gunman, Man Haron Monis, was not dozing off, as previously thought. The 21-year-old said the gunman was agitated and very awake at [read more]

  • Hollywood actress Natalie Portman supporting President Obama.

    The film that almost ruined Natalie Portman’s acting career.

    Natalie Portman nearly didn’t make it. The Hollywood actress was very close to never living out her dream of being on the big screen or walking on the red carpet. In fact she wouldn’t have made it if it weren’t for her dear friend, Mike Nichols. We love seeing her on the red carpet. After [read more]

  • Stephen Collins admits abused three girls.

    Stephen Collins admits ”I did something terribly wrong”.

      In an interview being labeled as #sorrynotsorry the actor many of us remember as being the kindly pastor and father in the hit 1990’s show 7th Heaven, Stephen Collins has admitted he sexually abused three underage girls. This confession, which comes on the back of a leaked tape alleging the events several months ago, [read more]

  • A Pakistani soldier stands guard as parents leave with their children near the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar, on December 16, 2014 (AFP Photo:A Majeed)

    Pakistan massacre: “I saw death so close and I will never forget the black boots approaching”.

    Warning – this post contains graphic images. A teenage survivor of Tuesday’s Taliban attack on a Pakistan school described how he played dead after being shot in both legs by insurgents hunting down students to kill. Speaking from his bed in the trauma ward of the city’s Lady Reading Hospital, Shahrukh Khan, 16, said he [read more]

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    Seriously – how could a Millionaire Hot Seat contestant get this question wrong?

          The very first question on Channel Nine’s Millionaire Hot Seat is always an easy one. The correct answer is always glaringly obvious – comically so. The round is only worth $100, and it’s just meant to get the crowd and contestants warmed up. In other words, nobody is ever expected to get [read more]

  • Army woman

    She asked the internet how bad sexism in the military was and got 3000+ awful answers.

          TRIGGER WARNING: This post deals with rape and sexual harassment, and may be triggering for some readers. It’s a big step for gender equality – a woman’s right to serve on the military’s front line. But it seems that the dangers of war aren’t the only obstacle women have to overcome while serving for [read more]

  • rebel wilson asos dress

    Rebel Wilson rocked a $66 ASOS dress on the red carpet overnight.

      If recent evidence is to be believed, celebrities are ditching the Dolce & Gabbana and Prada dresses for cheaper options. We’re pleased because this makes copying them a whole lot more achievable and affordable. Also – $20,000 frocks are ridiculous. First the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, 32, stepped out wearing a hoodie and somehow made [read more]

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    Guess who has been shortlisted as next year’s “The Bachelorette”?

    You may need to sit down for this one, Bachie fans. We’re all obviously excited for 2015 to come and to be overwhelmed with drama from not just The Bachelor but The Bachelorette. The only question has been… who will take the coveted spot of 2015’s The Bachelorette? And it turns out… it might just [read more]

  • kate middleton hair

    Prince William disses his wife’s hair. Appreciators of a good blow dry everywhere revolt.

    Prince William has proven he’s just like the rest of our husbands after he said some less-than-nice things about the hair on top of Kate Middleton’s head. To the adoring public and appreciators of a good blow dry everywhere, Kate’s lovely, lovely hair looks flawless each time she steps out in public. But apparently, according [read more]

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    It’s Sir Ian McKellen and Cookie Monster. Together. What more do you need?

          Well this is just beyond adorable. Sir Ian McKellen has teamed up with Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster to teach kids what the word ‘resist’ means.   First, they introduce themselves, and Sir Ian explains to Cookie Monster that ‘resist’ means staying away from something that you really, really want:   Sir Ian [read more]

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    The $4 million A-List blockbuster that cinemas are refusing to screen.

    Today, Seth Rogen and James Franco were supposed to be attending a premiere in New York City for their new movie The Interview, due out in cinemas on Christmas Day. But they won’t be attending. And they’ve cancelled all further media appearances. So why wouldn’t you want to publicise a movie that could potentially earn [read more]

  • Sydney pays their respects to the hostage victims

    Thursday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Sydney siege: “Get out tonight or we die”         The hostages held by gunman Man Haron Monis have told of how they had two scenarios facing them during that long night at the Lindt Café. Get out or be “dead by the morning’’. The mother of Lindt staff member Joel Herat has [read more]