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    “Yes, my parents helped me buy a house. And this is why.”

    Share        My boyfriend and I bought a house this year. When we first inspected it, I almost fell through the holes in the creaky old floorboards. The lime-coloured paint was peeling off the walls, there was a bug problem, and the sewerage system had given up months before (the smell alone probably put off most [read more]

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    While you were sleeping, a new fitness trend exploded. Here’s what you need to know.

            While you were sleeping, a new fitness trend came to town – and absolutely took over. It’s called a barre workout and you’ve probably seen it being mentioned all over the place, although you’ve blocked it out until now, because your poor frazzled brain is still trying to come to terms [read more]

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    Mamamia’s editor-in-chief met Kim Kardashian. And this is why it was awkward.

              Over Easter and ANZAC break, we’re going to bring you some of our most popular (and our favourite) posts in recent memory. They are stories that made us laugh, made us cry, or made us want to pump out fists in the air. Enjoy.  “We’ve been offered an interview with [read more]

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    These expectant parents asked the internet to name their daughter. This is what happened.

            These expectant parents asked the internet to name their daughter and… the results aren’t quite as bad as you would expect. Amelia Savannah Joy (that’s two middle names) was born on April 7, and ended up with a shockingly normal and lovely name on her birth certificate. Despite its normality, Amelia’s [read more]

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    Open Post: What’s going on in your world?

                Hola! Welcome to Open Post – the little corner of Mamamia where we throw things over to you guys so you can chat about whatever takes your fancy. As a lover of both food and alcoholic beverages, my topic of conversation this week would have to be the incredible [read more]

  • Hannah Profile

    24 hours with Hannah Starkey: Social worker, counsellor and mum.

      Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you a series of ’24 hours with’ where we profile some very inspirational women. Here at Mamamia, we know being a mum is a pretty tough job on it’s own. So when you add studying and working to the midnight feeds and nappy changes, we think [read more]

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    The important lesson we all need to learn about mental health issues.

            Watching a dear buddy fade away before your eyes is one of the more distressing experiences a person can have. Not knowing how to help someone who clearly needs you, it’s debilitating. This darling girlfriend of mine – one of my closest soul buddies – was really struggling about a year [read more]

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    5 friends were rescued from an island. Because they did this one thing.

    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 we’ll be uncovering [read more]

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    One of our favourite celebs just gave birth to baby #2.

    And she called it… Frankie! Overnight, Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman welcomed their second baby girl to the family. Drew, 39, and Will, 36, already had a daughter – one-year-old Olive. In a statement to People magazine, the couple said: “Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second [read more]

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    These photos of Kim Jong-un as a child wearing military garb are nothing short of eerie.

      Rare childhood photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have been aired on North Korea’s state-run broadcaster. The images were released as part of a concert at which the “Dear Leader” met with members of the country’s air force and, well, they’ve got everyone talking…. Fascinating, huh? The photos of Kim, 31, as a [read more]

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    How often do you take the time to tell your mum how much you really love her?

        How often do you take the time to tell your mum how much you really love her? For many of us, the answer would probably be: not as often as we should. Endota decided to conduct an experiment, in which they asked six unsuspecting people to take part in a survey and reflect [read more]

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    “This is why Kate Middleton is no role model for my daughter.”

            So Kate mania is upon us. Every woman I know is beside herself about the Duchess of Cambridge and her visit to Australia – what she wears, what her son wears, where she goes. These are some of the things I hear women say about Kate every day: “She’s so normal.” “She’s so [read more]

  • Emma Stone Andrew Garfield interview

    FLUFF: Emma Stone calls out her Spiderman boyfriend for sexism.

        Need another reason to love Emma Stone? More specifically, do you need footage of the truly excellent moment when Emma gets all feminist on her superhero boyfriend in front of a room of tiny Spiderman fans? Because we can hook you up with exactly that. Emma and her Spiderman boyfriend and co-star Andrew Garfield (the [read more]

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    Wednesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    UPDATE: Possible debris from MH370 found washed up on WA coast Authorities are investigating whether debris that washed up on a beach in southwest Western Australia could be from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. According the to The West Australian, the debris was found on a beach at Augusta and handed in to Busselton police [read more]

  • April-Lee Gillen

    She posted that a strange man had invited her home. What happened next was horrifying.

          A teenage girl sends a chilling Facebook message saying she needs help. Moments later she is found unconscious with severe head injuries on the side of a road. Left for dead. This happened south of Wollongong in the early hours of Sunday morning. The police have been investigating the possibility that 17-year-old [read more]

  • Megan Gale baby nursery

    FLUFF: Megan Gale’s baby nursery looks good enough to nap in.

            Megan Gale is in the process of making a genetically blessed human baby. And the girl is prepared. With the Baby Countdown set to 4 weeks, the 38-year-old supermodel goddess has just shared some pretty adorable photos of the nursery she’s getting ready for the baby’s arrival. She’s got a flat-out teddy bear, [read more]

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    “My Nana says…”

            By Natalie Isaacs
Founder and Co-CEO of 1 Million Women Many people don’t realise, but food waste is a BIG contributor to climate change. In Australia, every one in five shopping bags of food gets wasted. That’s about four million tonnes of perfectly good food going to waste each year! This would have [read more]

  • Julia Newton-Howes

    Hidden lives and the struggle to survive.

              By Dr Julia Newton-Howes Imagine your husband is sick. He has cancer, but you have no money to pay for treatment. Your children cannot go to school. They have to work because your husband is injured and unable to earn an income. You are living in a tiny, damp room [read more]

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    Two sisters under the age of 5 are dead. A man believed to be their father is in court.

            Trigger Warning: This post deals with issues of domestic violence and may be triggering for survivors of abuse. Savannah, 4 and Indianna, 3, were found dead at their grandmother’s home just two days ago. Today the Melbourne man accused of murdering the girls appeared in court and he was reportedly quiet. The man is [read more]

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    “If she can do it, then so can I.”

            By Brittany Lee Waller When one woman travelled around to schools in Australia and asked young girls what they thought an entrepreneur was, the majority of them had no idea. The very few that did answered, “a man”. Walking away from that determined to create change and opportunity for women in entrepreneurship; [read more]

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    Breaking the silence on a debilitating disease.

            By Professor Jane Andrews, Royal Adelaide Hospital Most people want to feel ‘normal.’ For people living with ulcerative colitis, a chronic and potentially debilitating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ‘normal’ can often mean living with diarrhoea & urgency, abdominal pain, fatigue and needing to know where the closest toilet is at all [read more]

  • Gillard and Rudd

    The email Julia Gillard sent Kevin Rudd, 2 days before she challenged the leadership.

          “Incompetent and out of control.” They were the words used by Julia Gillard in the email she sent former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd describing the public’s perception of the Labor government back in 2010. The email, which was sent to Rudd and his chief of staff at 9.49am on Monday, June 21, [read more]

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    The way this man is being treated is absolutely abhorrent. His name is Earth.

        This man has his head shaved against his will. He has handfuls of cigarettes stuffed in his mouth, so he’s breathing in smoke. He has oil poured down his throat. His name is Earth. This video is a powerful – and confronting – reminder about how we treat our planet every day. Today [read more]

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    This dad has a message for every man (or woman) who may one day date his daughter.

      This dad has a message for every man (or woman) who may one day date his daughter. And it’s a message that most parents have probably wished they could say to the potential partners of their kids. Jesse Parent delivered his slightly terrifying and tongue-in-cheek diatribe at the Coaches Slam at the 2014 College [read more]

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    Why the Royal family is unimpressed with Australia.

            William, Kate and his royal sweetness Prince George had a rest day yesterday. They expected just one Monday of privacy to frolic around the grounds of the governor-general’s place in Canberra like a normal family. But despite those wishes, the royal trio were filmed and photographed without knowing it. Kensington Palace (the Royal [read more]

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    “I don’t know what a 32-year-old woman is meant to look like.”

              I constantly flirt with the idea of quitting Facebook, but last week, I read a post that stopped me in my tracks and reminded me why I haven’t committed to deleting my account altogether. It was written by one of my former magazine editors, and it almost felt as it [read more]

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    It’s legal in Britain. It’s legal in the US. So why isn’t it legal here?

          For a grueling process that involves a number of invasive tests and seemingly endless hormone injections, donating eggs in Australia doesn’t currently offer much in return. And that’s one of the reasons why, if amendments to the IVF code of ethics currently under consideration go ahead, Australian egg donors may soon be able to be [read more]

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    Thou shalt not misuse the word ‘literally’ + 9 other commandments for the modern age.

          Over Easter and ANZAC break, we’re going to bring you some of our most popular (and our favourite) posts in recent memory. They are stories that made us laugh, made us cry, or made us want to pump out fists in the air. Enjoy.  To be honest, the last time I had [read more]

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    Superhero window-cleaners make sick kids (and you) happy

      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 we’ll be [read more]