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    BLOG: How to get the leather look for less.

    By NICKY CHAMP Five years ago you would never have thought we’d be associating ‘leather’ with ‘wardrobe staple’. And had I have told our Publisher, Mia Freedman you’ll wear leather hot pants on the cover of a national magazine, I dare say she would’ve scoffed at the very suggestion. But here we are. So let’s [read more]

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    “I went back to work 6 days after my baby was born.”

          By SARAH MEGGINSON When I saw Claire Danes “back at work” (if you can call it that) just a few weeks after giving birth to her little boy, I was judging her a little. Admittedly, she wasn’t working in any sense that us mere mortals could relate to – she was trotting [read more]

  • Our teens have discovered a new type of blackmail: ‘Sextortion’.

                By ANONYMOUS My teenage daughter has recently fallen victim to a Cyber danger known as Sextortion. Sextortion - No, I’d never heard of it either, nor had the local police. But thanks to Susan McLean - CyberCop – we soon had a wealth of information and case studies to back up our concerns. The first [read more]

  • Yes, I also tried the Surfset.

    Fitness trends: The good, the bad and the CRAY CRAY.

          By NATALIA HAWK You know what I love about living in Sydney? It’s so fitness-y and health-focused. On weekends, the beaches and parks are always packed with people enjoying the great outdoors – volley-balling, kayaking, walking their dogs. It’s got a buzz about it that is unparalleled in any other city. You [read more]

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    Saturday’s news in 2 minutes.

    1. Forbes have released their annual list of the World’s Most Powerful Women, featuring 100 women who have a considerable impact on the world – including politicians, billionaires CEOs and celebrities alike. The “No. 1 Power Woman” is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Chancellor Merkel has topped the list no less than seven times in the [read more]

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    BEC: “Michelle Bridges, I have something to say to you …”

    By REBECCA SPARROW If there’s one thing I could say to The Biggest Loser trainer Michelle Bridges today it’s this:  Girl, stay off the internet. And for the love of all things low-fat, low-carb and low-taste — do not Google yourself. Because this morning MB (as I’ll call her) admitted on Kyle and Jackie O’s [read more]

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    This isn’t about death and dying. It’s about life.

      By DR YVONNE LUXFORD Think ahead (hopefully a long way ahead) to your last days. How do you want to go? At home, surrounded by family, in a specialist hospice with an expert team keeping you comfortable? If you’re anything like me, you spend half your life making plans and choices – from the [read more]

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    The one thing every dinner party needs.

                  By JO ABI I love having friends over for dinner and we have just moved into THE PERFECT house for entertaining. When it comes to dinner parties one of the hardest parts is deciding what food to serve and thanks to Australia’s obsession with cooking shows the bar [read more]

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    This is what it’s like to have a medical abortion.

          by ANONYMOUS Two years ago, I had an abortion. And I’ve struggled with the internal dilemma and ‘what if’ scenarios ever since. One of my best friends recently confided in me that she’d suffered a miscarriage two weeks prior. Among the tears and heartbreak, she expressed her anger towards women who have abortions [read more]

  • Kyle Sandilands

    What’s wrong with this picture?

            By MAMAMIA TEAM When you’re the Prime Minister of Australia, everyone wants a piece of you, a piece of your time. Every day, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) fields dozens of requests from journalists and media organisations, who want to interview the Prime Minister. Add in all the requests from cabinet [read more]

  • Kate with her kids. Who can all ride bikes.

    This is a life skill, kids. Mastering it is not negotiable.

    By KATE HUNTER For someone like me – a child of the seventies whose scarred knees tell the story of poorly judged corners, the idea of an Australian kid not being able to ride a bike was  inconceivable. Riding a two-wheeler was considered a skill as essential as walking. Today, it seems riding a bike [read more]

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    JAM: Why 30 is NOT the new 20.

          By JAMILA RIZVI Two years ago, I got on a plane and flew to the other side of the world in search of the crazy 20s I was convinced I’d been missing out on. After years of focusing (read: obsessing) over some fairly lofty career goals, working my butt off balancing full [read more]

  • Me and my big sister. Sneaky.

    The Awesome Parenting Hall of Fame.

          By ROSIE WATERLAND Some parents are just awesome. And I don’t mean in the perfect, 50′s commercial ‘pancakes for breakfast every day’ kind of way. I mean in the kind of way other adults can appreciate. Remember when you were a kid and your mum or dad dished out a punishment that [read more]

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    Best and worst: Come and tell us what’s happening in your world.

          By LUCY ORMONDE You know what’s tricky? Imposing a media black out when you work on the internet. I had to record the first episode of Offspring on Wednesday and now I’m desperately trying not to find out what happened. It’s proving to be very difficult though – it seems to the [read more]

  • Drummer Lee Rigby

    Friday’s news in just two minutes.

            1. The victim of the horrific murder in the streets of London has been named as 25-year-old Drummer Lee Rigby. On Tuesday, Drummer Rigby was run down by a car and then hacked to death by two men with butcher’s knives. The men were shouting ‘Allah Akbar’, which means ‘God is [read more]

  • Hazel Hawke

    Hazel Hawke passes away aged 83.

            The former first lady of Australian politics, Hazel Hawke has died at age 83. She was disagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2001 and has been in a high level care facility since 2009, when her family reluctantly decided they could no longer care for her at home. Hazel was formerly the [read more]

  • Michelle Bridges tells all in Who magazine, on stands today.

    Michelle Bridges gives details about her new relationship with the Commando.

            1. The Biggest Loser’s Michelle Bridges has revealed in an exclusive interview with Who magazine (on stands today) that she is in fact in a relationship with fellow Loser trainer ‘Commando’ (Steve Willis). Talking about her Who tell-all with Kyle and Jackie O this morning, Michelle said “We have always been [read more]

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    This is not harmless childhood fun. This is sick.

            By MARY WARD UPDATE, 3PM: As of this afternoon, Fairfax news are reporting that RGDance have ceased trading, effective immediately. Grant Davies will remain in custody until he faces court in July. “Yeah! Work it Milly*!” A Ke$ha song begins to play. A girl struts across the stage, hands on her [read more]

  • What about the guilt?

    Group Therapy: ‘I’ve been married 2 months. And feel no passion for my husband.’

            By ANONYMOUS My husband and I hit it off from the first moment we met (at work). We were finishing each others sentences in a weird mind-reading way after knowing each other only one day. He was married but separated when we met and while that hasn’t caused a single problem [read more]

  • The trick to a great weekend is finding something to do as a family that EVERYONE can look forward to.

    Enough is enough. Will you sign our letter to the PM?

    Dear Prime Minister Gillard, We’re writing to you because we want to see change when it comes to gambling and sport. We’re writing to you about live odds, about televised betting advertisements, and about punter’s updates. We’re writing to you because we don’t understand how gambling is allowed in TV programs that are rated PG [read more]

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    Victoria’s Secret? You rarely impress us but this has got to take the cake. Ugh.

            By NICKY CHAMP Argpphhfff. That’s the sound I made when I learned lingerie giant, Victoria’s Secret had rejected a Change.org appeal to manufacture a special line of bras for women who have undergone mastectomies. You may remember the petition went viral last month garnering 120,000 signatures in less than two weeks. [read more]

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    MIA: Leather hotpants and cystitis. Behind the scenes of this shoot.

    By MIA FREEDMAN “Hello Mia, nice to see you. If you’d like to step this way, you’ll see your comfort zone over there on that couch covered in rainbows. Yes, I know it’s far away isn’t it? Squint and stand on one leg and tip your head sideways and you might be able to make [read more]

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    If you only watch one viral video today, you should really make it this one.

    What you are about to watch, is a triumph for digital cinema. It is why Youtube was invented. Heck, it is why the internet was invented. But, you can never appreciate fine art at face value. So, to help you understand the intricacies of this complex cinematic construction, here is a brief synopsis: The piece [read more]

  • Child Care.

    Thursday’s news in just two minutes.

            1. The Fairfax papers report today that the rising costs associated with school fees, and child care mean that raising kids is at least 50 per cent more expensive than it was five years ago. Hands up if you didn’t need a research study to tell you that, huh? 2. A [read more]

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    Fluff: The best of the frocks from Sydney’s Great Gatsby premiere.

    1. The Great Gatsby red carpet. You’re welcome. The Sydney premiere of The Great Gatsby (finally) took place last night, and we’ve got all the best pics from the red carpet. Carey Mulligan pulled off her usual ‘EnglishRose/perfect in every way/can’t help but make make you jealous’ look, and a whole bunch of Aussie stars [read more]

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    A hospital birth would have saved Kate’s baby.

        By MAMAMIA NEWS Kate* has three children, two of whom were born via caesarean section. When she became pregnant with her fourth child, she went to the Internet in search of more information about the possibility of having her baby at home. Convinced by endless data and statistics she found online, Kate made [read more]

  • Riham Said

    The gutsiest interview you’ll ever watch: “I’ll wear this veil for God but not for you.”

    In this clip, television host Riham Said shows that she’s got serious guts. In an interview for Sabaya el-Kheir on Al-Nahar TV – an Egyptian television channel that has come into conflict with religious clerics in the past – Said clashes with Cleric Yousuf Badri. Before the interview, the two have had a discussion about [read more]

  • Barbara

    Woman reunited with her dog after the Oklahoma tornado.

    Now this you have to see. Barbara Garcia thought she lost everything when the Oklahoma tornado struck her home earlier this week – and that was including her precious dog. “I was sitting on my stool holding my dog. This was the game plan all through the years to go in that little bathroom,” she [read more]

  • Kristy Sword - an Australian activist who became an underground operative for the Timorese resistance in Indonesia.

    This story shows how one individual can change the course of history.

          By MELISSA WELLHAM The Indonesian occupation of East Timor is a period of political history still fresh in the minds of many Australians. The brutal and violent invasion, which lasted from 1976 well into the 90s, was a divisive issue in Australia – and indeed, the world over – for many years. [read more]

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