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    ‘Dear Skanky Teenage Girls: Stop enticing my sons.’

        By HARRIET PAWSON That’s pretty much the sentiment expressed in an open letter sent by Kimberly Hall, Director of Women’s Ministry at a Presbyterian Church in Texas to the female friends of her teen sons. The letter is currently going viral and not only because it was – bafflingly – accompanied by fun [read more]

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    Spring fashion: 20 easy style updates under $55.

    By NICKY CHAMP Unless you’ve been in a Breaking Bad/Game of Thrones/Newroom tv-induced coma you will know that it is now spring, and with spring comes warmer weather and the culmination of a new season and warmer weather comes hating every single piece of clothing in your wardrobe. It’s a fact. Science even. Suddenly everything [read more]

  • Body Positive

    24 post-baby bodies you won’t see in glossy magazines.

          By BERN MORLEY I’m not exactly sure I thought much about what would happen to my body AFTER I had a baby. I was very well aware what was happening to it while I was pregnant but at the time I was far too consumed and let’s face it, terrified by the [read more]

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    Monday’s news in under 2 minutes.

          1. Schools in the American state of California are sending letters to the parents of kids who are classified as overweight. The letters – which are being referred to as ‘fat letters’ – have received some criticism from parents, but nutritionists have defended the practice. “We let the parents know in a [read more]

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    An ode to Ja’mie: The bitch is back.

    By MAMAMIA ROGUE The bitch is back. After weeks of speculation over which favourite Chris Lilley character would be returning to the ABC, last night it was announced that Ja’mie King is the one who’ll be getting her own show. She totally deserved it because the others were, like, so random. Sorry, no offence, but [read more]

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    CELEB NEWS: Chris Lilley as Ja’mie King is BACK.

        By MAMAMIA TEAM Australian comedian Chris Lilley will be reprising one of his most popular roles ever: a super bitchy teenager called Ja’ime King. Ja’mie: Private School Girl will air on ABC later this year, and will follow Ja’mie’s school year at the fictional Hillford Girls Grammar School. Reportedly, this season Ja’ime will also [read more]

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    What noise does a fox make?

    By MAMAMIA ROGUE Forget that whole election thing, the question on everyone’s lips the past few days has been… “What noise does a fox make?” Seriously – have you ever actually heard a fox make a sound? It looks like most people haven’t, because this informative video has gone viral. Not sure it definitively answers [read more]

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    Kevin Rudd did save a good deal of furniture

          By MICHELLE GRATTAN Tony Abbott has had his much anticipated election victory and Australia once again, to the great relief of most, has a majority federal government. The Abbott win is solid and comfortable, but by no means as large as many had anticipated. Labor has lost several seats in western Sydney, [read more]

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    “I don’t have time to exercise.” So now what?

    By NATALIA HAWK Every so often, a reader mistakes me for an Agony Aunt and emails me a fitnessy-related crisis to solve for them. To you, MM reader, I say: well done. A problem shared is a problem halved, and all that. This week, I received the below: When am I supposed to exercise? I [read more]

  • You are enugh

    Inside the mind of an anorexic. This story is chilling.

                    by ANONYMOUS It’s 3AM. I’ve hardly slept. I am hungry; painfully hungry. I turn on to my side and feel my ribs. I am relieved to feel them pushing through the skin more than they were some days before. How wonderful it is to feel my bones. I [read more]

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    Tricky trend: how to wear head-to-toe white.

            By  NICKY CHAMP It’s unforgiving, stains easily and gives you period leakage paranoia. On that note, I’m happy to report that white is the main colour trend for this spring/summer. Make that head-to-toe white. White on white on white. Step inside any fashion chain store right now and you’ll see around [read more]

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    BUMPER FLUFF: Rove McManus and Tasma Walton baby news.

      By MAMAMIA TEAM UPDATE: Rove McManus and wife Tasma Walton expecting a baby. Everybody all together now: naawwww. Australian comedian Rove McManus and his actress wife Tasma Walton have announced that they are expecting their first child together. 39-year-old Rove and 40-year-old Tasma revealed the news whilst in Toronto, Canada this morning, where they [read more]

  • This is not Beth's baby

    At home with a newborn: “Nobody told me it would be like this.”

                By BETH MACDONALD All the pregnancy books and stuff you read when you are pregnant prepare you for just that: the pregnancy. The tricky bit is all the stuff that happens AFTER that. And by tricky, read the hardest thing you will EVER do in your life (except, of [read more]

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    Challenge: A little less Candy Crush, a little more cardio.

              By NICKY CHAMP It’s spring and I need to detox. I’m not talking a green juice cleanse or subbing in chia seeds for chocolate. I’m not talking about spring cleaning my apartment or seasonal wardrobe clean-out (who does that anyway?). Just as an FYI, you should know that this post [read more]

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    Fernwood Fitness: Our fourth reality road test.

    By NATALIA HAWK This week, I was sent to Fernwood Fitness  to try out one of their personal training sessions. It was quite the step up from the weeks I’ve spent just hanging out in the kitchen, sampling the free breakfast – but hey, as the fitness blogger, I did have to be put through [read more]

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    The latest in ‘sex sells’ advertising: Clever or crass?

    By MAMAMIA TEAM We’ve seen the ‘sex sells’ concept used before, on anything from clothes, to perfumes, to music and of course houses. That’s right. Sexy houses. Wait…what?   Real estate agent Mark Mason has taken sexy advertising to a new level in an ad that showcases a house – but not in the way [read more]

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    Sunday’s News in 2 minutes, sans the Election.

              By MAMAMIA TEAM Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 weeks, you would know that the 2013 federal election was last night and we now have a new Prime Minister. But, although it may not feel like it, there are other things making news in the world [read more]

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    Tony Abbott is Australia’s 28th Prime Minister.

        Welcome to our election party! It’s where we’re keeping the discussion about the events of September 7 going. From Annabel Crabb’s scarf to the very real prospect of Clive Palmer wielding significant politcial power. Just like any good election party, there’s plenty of interesting debate and banter. You can join the discussion in [read more]

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    The Official Mamamia Election Night Drinking Game.

            *Warning: Please remember that this is supposed to be funny. Don’t actually try and follow the rules or you may die of alcohol poisoning. Enjoy alcohol in sensible quantities only and play this game in the spirit it is intended. Today, you’ve done your bit for the future of this country. [read more]

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    The ultimate election cheatsheet: Who is promising what and when.

              By SCOTT LIMBRICK Education Labor has been in negotiations with state governments over the ‘Better Schools Plan’, which among other changes would see around $10 billion in increased funding flow to schools over the next six years. Of the additional funding approximately 65% would come from the federal budget, with [read more]

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    Why will Leigh Sales be at home on election night?

            By JAMILA RIZVI If there was an Oscar for Best Performance By A Political Interviewer in 2012/2013, Leigh Sales would win it. As host of the ABC’s preeminent news and current affairs program, 7:30, Sales has done all the heavy lifting during this election campaign and the three years leading up to it. [read more]

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    Sport on Saturdays: Does sex really sell when it comes to athletes? Apparently not.

            By NATALIA HAWK It’s the oldest advertising adage out there: sex sells. People sit up and pay attention when they see a sexy ad, whether it’s the Old Spice guy or just a bunch of girls dancing around in their Bonds undies. And ever since it became socially acceptable for one [read more]

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    Dinner (that the kids will actually eat) for every night of the week. Sorted.

    By ALANA HOUSE I’m overseas for work this week, so I’ve charged my husband with putting food on the table, let’s see how he goes with these family-friendly recipes… I know he’ll be tempted to just serve the lasagne that a little old lady makes out the back of our local fruit shop (mmmmmm), but [read more]

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    The Rogue Wrap-Up: This week’s weird and wonderful

    By MAMAMIA ROGUE Welcome to The Rogue Wrap-Up, where we round up the week’s crazy internet goodness and add GIFs where appropriate. You’re welcome. 1. The question on everyone’s lips this weekend is… (apart from the whole Kev VS Tony thing) What noise does a fox make? But seriously, apart from fictional foxes sounding like [read more]

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    Can you help save Locky’s dad?

        By SYLVIA JEFFREYS Locky Auden’s grin is so bright, it’s infectious.  He is seven years old, he barracks for Hawthorne, and he recently lost his two front teeth. Locky’s smile has beamed around the world in recent days, encouraging friends, relatives and strangers – the more the merrier – to help his family. [read more]

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    Body image is about so much more than your weight.

                  BY CARLY FINDLAY Carly has a lifelong genetic chronic illness called ichthyosis form erythroderma (which means scaly red skin).  Her skin gets itchy and sore and she gets infections easily, which sometimes result in hospital stays where she is bandaged up like a mummy. You can read more about [read more]

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    Saturday’s News in 2 minutes

          by MAMAMIA TEAM 1. As Australians take to the polls to vote in today’s Federal election, Fairfax media has released the final Nielson poll, which suggests that 54% of Australian’s will vote for Tony Abbott and the Coalition. Other polls suggest the same result, with the Galaxy poll stating 53% – 47% [read more]

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    James and Erica Packer announce their divorce.

        By MAMAMIA TEAM Billionaire James Packer and his partner Erica have reportedly announced that they’re getting a divorce. The couple have been married since 2007 and have three children – Indigo, 5, Jackson, 3, and Emmanuelle, 11 months. The news reportedly came via a statement to News Limited. The statement read: “It is [read more]

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    Highlights from the week that was.

    By MAMAMIA ROGUE Keeping track of all the news in the week that was is almost as hard as keeping focused on a Friday afternoon. So we decided to try and solve both those problems for you, with a Friday arvo highlight reel of all the bits you need to know. Some are weird, some [read more]

  • Dear High School Nat - here are some things to know...

    When you left high school, did you know these 5 things?

            By NATALIA HAWK Dear 16-year-old self, I know I’ve written to you before, but I really wanted to bash another letter out. Because that letter was all about behaviour and making sure that you know not to shoplift. This one is about things I want you to know before you leave [read more]