• What if I told you there was one thing you could do each day to improve your diet?

    5 simple ways you can support Aussie business.

            By BERN MORLEY We all think it doesn’t matter I suppose. We are all just one person in a country of over 22 million. How on earth can we make a difference to the local Australian economy when we are but one very small fish in an enormous pond? Here’s the [read more]

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    Sunday’s news in under 2 minutes.

              By MAMAMIA TEAM 1. Thirty nine people have been killed and hundreds of people have been injured after terrorists attacked a shopping centre in Naribo, Kenya. The gunmen  entered the shopping centre (which is popular with expats and tourists) yesterday afternoon, and reportedly informed shoppers that non-Muslims would be targeted [read more]

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    BUMPER FLUFF: Shane Warne and Liz Hurley split? Plus the first pics of Fergie’s baby.

        1. The Shurley saga: Are they? Aren’t they? Does anybody even care? Earlier this week it looked like Twitter’s favourite couple Shane Warne and Liz Hurley were headed for splitsville. In what was a relationship made in Twitter heaven, reports were swirling that Liz and Warnie have called off their engagement, having gone from [read more]

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    Need new ideas for dinner? Here are 5 easy ones.

      By ALANA HOUSE There are only so many nights I’m prepared to serve tried-and-true recipes I know my kids will gobble before my tastebuds start to protest. That’s when I put my foot down and make them expand their horizons. I’m not talking chicken vindaloo, just dishes that put a new twist on old [read more]

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    “I would wake in the night and find her standing over me.”

              By NATASHA POYNTON It is the emotions I had regarding my mother’s episodes of mental illness that I mainly remember from my childhood. There were feelings of embarrassment, as she would collapse down on her knees in the middle of a busy shopping centre, bags of groceries spilling around her, [read more]

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    Sport on Saturdays: “Dear parents of athletes: I salute you.”

        By CAROLINE MCMAHON With the recent announcement of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, it got me to thinking.  That there would be young people in training for that tournament in seven years.  Seven years is a long time to prepare for any sporting event, and there will be many hopefuls all with Tokyo as [read more]

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    Saturday’s news in 2 minutes.

          1. Two Australians are among 28 Greenpeace activists detained in Russia after their campaign ship was boarded by armed Russian military personnel. The incident occurred when their ship, ‘Arctic Sunrise’, was in international waters. The group had been protesting against oil exploration in the Arctic. 2. There are concerns today for asylum [read more]

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    The Parenthood: a voice for parents

              By FELICITY MOORE For years, I’ve been blogging about my adventures in parenting. It has been a great way to connect with other parents and realise we share similar concerns about our kids’ future. We want the best education for our kids, but worry about the quality of our schools. [read more]

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    CTP is all the same, right? Um, no. This is why.

            By MAMAMIA TEAM. Compulsory Third Party insurance must be the ultimate ‘grudge purchase. It costs hundreds of dollars and there seems to be nothing to show for it. No one wants to look at the paperwork, you can’t wear it to a party, and it’s pretty much the same as everyone [read more]

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    Three Australian women are diagnosed with this cancer every day.

          By LUCY ORMONDE Helen Hatzis is considered one of the lucky ones. And that comes despite the fact that she’s been battling ovarian cancer for five years. Helen is one of the lucky ones because 60 per cent of the 1200 women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year in Australia [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. You’re welcome. Australia: 1. [read more]

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    Dear men who take up too much room on public transport: Stop.

    By MELISSA WELLHAM This is going to sound like the beginning of a bad stand up routine, but I’m going to say it anyway: men on public transport, am I right?! I could just be going crazy, but I feel like men on public transport take up far more space than their actual physical mass [read more]

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    “This is the most common emotion I see in parents.”

          By HELEN VIDGEN As a dietitian and nutritionist for more than 15 years, the most common emotion I encounter in parents is guilt. And it’s little wonder – if you’re an Australian parent, you have a one-in-four chance of raising a child outside the healthy weight range. The latest figures show that [read more]

  • Rebecca Segwick to killed herself after being relentlessly bullied

    She wasn’t old enough to know that nothing ruins your life forever.

              Warning: This post deals with themes of suicide and may be triggering for some readers. By LUCY ORMONDE A 12-year-old girl is dead. She’s dead because of a group of 15 other girls thought that they were better than her. She’s dead because society failed her. She’s dead because not [read more]

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    Being a WAG isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

        By COURTNEY COLLINS I am always surprised at the amount of girls that want to date an AFL player. Some people seem to think I live in this mystical land of free things, champagne & pretty people. Well, I just spent a good 30 minutes cleaning up dog turds on my deck because [read more]

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    BEC: My best friend’s gay wedding.

      By REBECCA SPARROW I’ve known Louise since I was five-years-old. We sat side by side in Mrs Robinson’s grade one class and became instant bosom buddies in that Anne of Green Gables/ Diana Barry, Mary Tyler Moore/Rhoda Morgenstern, Laverne De Fazio/Shirley Feeney kind of way. She was the girl with the sparkly, mischievous eyes. [read more]

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    Meet the woman who wants to sleep with 100,000 men.

      By MAMAMIA TEAM Meet Ania Lisewska. She’s trying to break the world record for the largest number of sexual partners in history. And there isn’t even a record for her to break – that’s just how dedicated this 21-year-old from Poland is. Her aim is to sleep with 100,000 men. Nope, that wasn’t a [read more]

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    Friday’s news in under 2 minutes.

      BREAKING: The Chicago Tribune is reporting that twelve people, including a three-year-old child, have been injured in a shooting at a basketball court on the city’s south side. Nine of the injured are in a critical condition. According to a source, the three-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the face. Police do not yet [read more]

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    FLUFF: Why has this Disney star been barred from entering Russia?

        1. Selena Gomez denied Russian Visa for gay rights stance. Former Disney starlet Selena Gomez has been forced to cancel her Russian tour after being denied a Visa. Speaking to The Moscow Times, Gomez’s reps said that Russia’s new anti-gay laws (which criminalise public homosexual acts) were one of the reasons for Gomez’s rejection. [read more]

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    When cat burglers get busted. Literally.

    Welcome to your 3pm Pick-me-up. It’s a post that we put up on the site at the most dire of times; that horrible lull in the mid-afternoon commonly known as 3pm. What this post aims to do is to give your afternoon a little jump-start. A little something that will help you make the most [read more]

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    Best and Worst: Tell us how your week is going.

    Welcome to Best & Worst! If you’re new to this post it’s an awesome page where we internet travellers can come together to have a chat and share the best and worst aspects of our weeks. Think of it as free therapy, where you get to vent your frustrations (however big or small), ask for advice, take some time out and connect with people outside of your everyday sphere

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    This story is proof that you should leave waxing to the professionals…

    By KEL TITCHMARSH I just sent this text to my flatmate: I got brave. My beloved and I are celebrating our second anniversary next week. My sister told me that it was the worst pain she had ever experienced. Be it a sense of occasion or a sense of defiance, I’m not sure. All I [read more]

  • Angela with her son, Thomas

    “Would I have had my son if I knew he was going to be autistic?”

      By ANGELA BRIGGS Yesterday I posted a pic, #lovemydynamiteboy #always . It was taken a couple of days ago; however posted after a brief conversation, with an acquaintance, while waiting for the 333 bus. She wanted to ask me… “Would I have had my son, if I knew he was going to be autistic?” I have been [read more]

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    The 10 different kinds of married sex.

      By LADY CHATTERLY Just before we got married, my husband lost count of the number of times he was told by his mates to “kiss your sex life goodbye.” Yes. Because obviously he was marrying a woman who was only having sex with him until he put a ring on it and not because [read more]

  • This is it. The final ep of The Bachelor Australia.

    Fainting, tears and inappropriate touching: Last night’s Bachelor recap.

            By ROSIE WATERLAND Obviously we open with the standard shot of Tim on the beach contamplating life. Cut to the house (we’ve switched to Wednesdays so these’s no time to mess around). We arrive just in time to see one of the girls explaining how love works: “If he doesn’t see [read more]

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    Thursday’s news in under 2 minutes.

            By MAMAMIA NEWS 1. Authorities in America are searching for gunmen who kidnapped a 14-year-old Georgia girl from her home this week, during an attempted robbery. Ayvani Hope Perez was taken from her home in the early hours of the morning, after the gunmen shot and killed the family dog. The men [read more]

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    Dear blondes: We’re sorry for this one.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM We apologise in advance for any blonde-haired people who may be offended by this video or, more specifically, its continuation of the everlasting joke that blondes are not as intelligent as their other-hair-coloured counterparts. But hey, we have several blondes in the MM office and they still found it hilarious. Now, we [read more]

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    Fernwood Fitness personal training services: Our sixth reality road test.

    By NATALIA HAWK. What an eventful journey I’ve had at Fernwood over the last few weeks. I’ve sat in the member’s lounge and sipped tea; I’ve attempted to lift really heavy weights; I’ve sweated my way through the Fernwood Fitness personal training and  group fitness sessions. I’ve even been encouraged by one of Fernwood’s Member Motivators. [read more]

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    BREAKING: In 2000, his gang partook in several Sydney gang rapes involving teenage girls. Now he’s free.

          WARNING: The following article contains details about a series of sexual assaults in Sydney 13 years ago. If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of sexual assault, the information may be distressing. By MAMAMIA TEAM UPDATE:Despite having his parole revoked more than two weeks ago, it’s been reported that [read more]

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    There’s a 99.999% chance you’re using your treadmill wrong.

      By MAMAMIA TEAM. Here’s today’s 3pm Pick-me-up. Here at Mamamia we want to brighten up your mid-afternoons, a time universally acknowledged as the very worst on the clock-face. So, stop for a moment, take a break and settle in for a short little video that will help you to carry you through the rest [read more]