• big borther

    And the winner of Big Brother is…

      It’s been 80 days. 80 days of limited living space. 80 days of whiny housemates. 80 days of missing families and work (or not). But now, it’s over. And the winner is… RYAN! Ryan took home a $200,000 check tonight after battling it out for the audience vote against Skye and Travis. Sonia Kruger (who [read more]

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    “When you try to kill your baby, you should lose your right to be called his mother”

                The dumping of a 17-hour-old baby by its 30-year-old mother into a drain is possibly one of the most heinous acts I have heard of in my life. The fact that the “mother” (surely she has forfeited the right to the word) is now allowed to name the baby [read more]

  • NSW v SA - Sheffield Shield: Day 1

    The man behind the bat and the man behind the ball.

            A single rogue ball was all it took to leave one man fighting for his life and another completely shattered. Australians are still reeling from the freak accident that left cricketer Phil Hughes with a life-threatening head injury and in an induced coma after undergoing surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital on Tuesday. [read more]

  • Rosie. Becoming an actual person.

    17 questions the person you spend your life with must be able to answer.

                The Internet loves a good ‘Helpful Relationship List’, doesn’t it? 20 Ways to Know That He’s The One. 11 Signs That You Should Marry Her. 18 Questions You Should Ask Him Before Settling Down. 1 Million Things You Should Know As A Single Girl etc etc love etc. Often [read more]

  • 28th Annual ARIA Awards 2014 - Arrivals

    The ARIA’s red carpet: Frocks, frocks and more frocks.

    Sydney. Star Casino. Singers. Sexy outfits. It is all happening at the ARIA Awards tonight. The ‘2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra‘ brought out all the harmonious celebrities. The sounds of Aussie music filled the Star Casino with variety – Jessica Mauboy, the Hilltop Hoods, Neil Finn and Paul Kelly – as well as a [read more]

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    A love letter: “The ABC has chaperoned me through most of my life”.

            This week I found myself thinking about the ABC. Now let’s be clear. This is not something I am in the habit of doing. I don’t spend my days gazing off into the distance contemplating the existence of our national broadcaster. But this week, err, I did. Because this week I [read more]

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    Gloriously pretentious: Inside the secret sex lives of hipsters.

    We’ve all wondered. We’ve all looked at the girl with the half shaved head in iridescent Doc Martins and a psychedelic vintage Kangol jumper, and the dude next to her with an identical haircut, wearing the same exact same outfit. We’ve looked at them and thought ‘I wonder what their sex life is like.’ Well [read more]

  • died during childbirth

    It was either her life or that of her unborn child. So she made the ultimate sacrifice.

    Karisa Bugal’s last Facebook post read, “Only reason I would ever get up this early is for a baby!” She left her house that morning to go to the hospital and give birth but never returned home. Karisa Bugal was days away from her 35th birthday when she went into labour on November 4 this [read more]

  • elimination of violence against women

    How to get a domestic violence intervention order.

              Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — an important reminder that gender-based violence remains a pervasive epidemic acrossthe globe. The day is also a reminder of how important it is to know your options around how to get help if you’re at risk of domestic [read more]

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    A preschooler’s love letter to his crush is the best thing you’ll read today.

              Who wouldn’t want to receive a love letter like this? Four-year-old Bennet has definitely won over the hearts of the internet this week after a love letter he wrote to his pre-school crush, Bailey, went viral when it was posted to Reddit. In the letter he tells Bailey, “you should come [read more]

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    Halle Berry’s ex is trying to make her daughter look ‘white’. So she’s suing him.

            Halle Berry has taken her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for trying to change the appearance of their daughter and make her look “white.” Oscar-winning actress Berry, 48, claims her former partner straightened their six-year-old daughter’s hair and highlighted it to make her look less African-American. Berry and Aubry were in a [read more]

  • phillip hughes

    Phillip Hughes: Critical after being struck in the head with a cricket ball.

            First class batsman Phillip Hughes remains in a critical condition this morning after being hit in the head by a cricket ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday. The South Australian batsman was rushed to hospital after he was struck by a Sean Abbott bouncer and collapsed during a Sheffield Shield [read more]

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    Parents, there’s something you need to know about the ‘sex talk’.

              By LISA MITCHELL Parents, there’s something you need to know. Teaching your kids about sex isn’t just about one lone conversation. The ‘sex talk’ – where you explain about the birds and the bees before the age of ten – is just the beginning of a conversation that will continue [read more]

  • Jen overlay

    Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow swearing like sailors. It’s f*&king great.

    Excuse the language but this is but this is f*%king amazing. Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow had a battle of the bad-words in a ‘curse-off’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live. And Holy sh*t, it was bl*^y fun to watch. The Friends stars hurled words at each other, each with a five-second time limit. The first person to run out of [read more]

  • Nat Imbruglia

    Natalie Imbruglia talks about skincare and the perfect Sunday morning.

          By LISA ALMOND When imaging a perfect Sunday morning, there are so many things that come to mind. But for Natalie Imbruglia, the first thing that came to mind was a lovely sleep in. Busy with her new skincare range, Iluka, it’s completely understandable that she takes some time on a Sunday [read more]

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    “Because as a parent, YOU need to be happy too.”

              When I was growing up, we only had one zoo and it was an African wildlife safari kind of deal. You probably remember this too if you were a child in the 70s or early 80s. They usually involved a day trip that saw you and your siblings sardined into [read more]

  • sinkholeoverlay

    A woman has fallen into a sinkhole in Melbourne while hanging out the washing.

        A 53-year-old woman was hanging out the washing in Melbourne yesterday morning when the ground opened below her. The woman, a cleaner, was helping an elderly woman in her Springvale home when she  fell into the three-metre sinkhole at 11:30am, the Herald Sun reports. The terrified woman was submerged in water in the hole [read more]

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    Photos: Tabloids say Brad and Ange are splitting up following a huge fight.

      Apparently, Brad and Angelina had a HUGE FIGHT while they were in Sydney. Apparently, it was the FINAL fight. Apparently, Brad has WALKED OUT on their marriage and Angelina has taken up smoking to cope with the stress. How do we know? In Touch magazine has the inside scoop. Apparently. The magazine cover showed [read more]

  • cate blanchett mummy mafia

    Famous actress Cate Blanchett says she’s getting bullied by mums at the school gate.

      Whoever said schoolyard bullying ends when you’re, well, out of the schoolyard, hasn’t met actress Cate Blanchett. Our favourite Aussie export (and unequivocally the world’s most beautiful actress) is having some trouble with what she calls the ‘Mummy Mafia’. You know the ones. The mothers who judge your parenting skills at the pick-up/drop-off zone. [read more]

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    Did Tony Abbott buy Facebook likes? Or is he just really popular in India?

    Tony Abbott is riding a wave of popularity. With 18-34 year olds from New Delhi, that is. Here’s the run-down: Tony Abbott was in a selfie with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his tour to Australia. PM Modi posted the photo on his Facebook and Twitter accounts (he has the social media popularity of a [read more]

  • Forget Frozen – this toy currently has an 8-week waiting list.

            This may actually be the coolest toy idea ever. Budsies is a US-based company that takes your kids’ drawings, and TURNS THEM INTO REAL TOYS. Take a look:     SO GENIUS. Budsies’ founder, Alex furmansky, told Buzzfeed that he came up with the idea when he was trying to think [read more]

  • Phillip Hughes of South Australia after being struck in the head yesterday in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

    Refresher: How to respond to a serious head injury if it happens in front of you.

            The nation is collectively holding its breath waiting for news on injured cricketer Phillip Hughes, 25, who is in hospital fighting for his life after being struck in the head by a ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday. Hughes underwent emergency surgery last night and was placed in an induced [read more]

  • Kate hug overlay

    Duchess Kate in tears after speaking to a mother in mourning.

      The Duchess of Cambridge is a big softie. At a royal engagement for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), four-month-pregnant Princess Kate had an exchange with a woman called Leigh Smith. 33-year-old Leigh had been in touch with the Duchess earlier this year. After losing her 3-month-old baby girl to a heart condition (cardiomyopathy), [read more]

  • A campaign says  "We are better than this."

    For the sake of 766 children we say, “We’re better than this Australia.”

        766 children locked up. Many playing against razor wire. Look around your typical suburban primary school – the equivalent of that many children. The majority locked up for more than six months. 766 children. An appalling statistic. And a new campaign is demanding this unjust treatment stops. For the 766 children locked in [read more]

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    Open Post: How’s your week going?

            Hi lovely readers! Welcome to the Mamamia Open Post. If you’re new here, this is the place where we all come together and share stories of how our week is going. I’ll get us started by introducing myself – my name is Brydie and I am an intern here at Mamamia. All [read more]

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    “I’m just going to say it: Santa is creepy.”

        “I’m not sitting on some stranger’s lap,” announced my daughter. She is 5. We were on our way to see Santa at our local shopping centre because I we have a new baby this year and thought it’d be cute to get a Christmas photo of all the kids together. But my daughter just [read more]