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    Just like Vegas: What happens in the labour ward, stays in the labour ward.

          By BERN MORLEY The subject of childbirth came up recently at a BBQ I was at. Well, more specifically, I was trying to re-create the Malteasers advert where the pregnant lady gets her bump to “kick” a Malteaser from her belly like a soccer ball. Unfortunately, I was low on Malteasers and [read more]

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    NICKY: 5 maternity wardrobe staples on a budget.

          By NICKY CHAMP Anyone who’s ever tried to dress an exponentially growing bump will know how hard pregnancy dressing can be. It’s a big ask to find clothing that is comfortable, flattering, long enough (in the gut area) and fashionable. A very stylish friend of mine gave me some simple fashion advice [read more]

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    Saturday’s news in 2 minutes.

            1. After much consideration, the BBC has refused to ban the song ‘Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead’ in its weekend chart show. The tune from The Wizard of Oz was pushed up the charts by critics of Margaret Thatcher, after the former prime minister died of a stroke at age 87 on Monday. By [read more]

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    5 things you should know about Kim Kardashian.

    If you haven’t heard of Kim Kardashian you have possibly been living under a ginormous rock in the middle of the Simpson Desert for the past six years. The reality star turned entrepreneur, turned fashion designer, turned author and now soon to be mum is literally everywhere – on the back of buses, on the [read more]

  • Tea with Poh

    Mamamia has a cuppa and a chat with Poh (who is really quite delightful).

    Aloha, readers and tea enthusiasts! Welcome back to another  episode of Tea with Mamamia. It’s a our latest series and it involves Mamamia’s Editor Jamila, many cups of delicious Dilmah tea and some of Australia’s most talented celebrities. Today Jamila chats with Poh Ling Yeow, who is an artist, actress and was the runner up [read more]

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    BEC: Kate Winslet and the lesson I’ll never forget.

              by REBECCA SPARROW My timing could be better. We’re just weeks away from Mother’s Day and here I am writing a post that essentially criticises my mum. Let me tell you, it makes for uncomfortable writing. And it’s entirely Kate Winslet’s fault. More on that in a moment. You see,  [read more]

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    ‘Having a child was the biggest mistake of my life.’

    A woman in the UK has sparked controversy with an article in which she calls having a child the ‘biggest mistake of my life’. Isabella Dutton, now 57-years-old, says she knows that ‘there are millions who will consider me heinously cold-blooded and unnatural’, but believes that there are also other mothers who secretly feel the [read more]

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    How can this fact be obvious to everyone, except the people working in high fashion?

          Likening the fashion and modelling industry to drug dealing may seem like a harsh comparison, but according to Christine Morgan, CEO of eating disorders group The Butterfly Foundation, it’s unfortunately an accurate one. In an interview in The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, Morgan said that the adulation the fashion industry heaps on [read more]

  • Rehtaeh Parsons

    A teenager who had her whole life ahead of her is dead. Who is to blame?

      WARNING: This article deals with an account of rape/sexual assault and may be triggering for survivors of abuse. In November 2011, Canadian teenager Rehtaeh Parsons went to a party. There, the 15 year old school girl was allegedly gang raped by a group of four boys. The boys took pictures of the assault on [read more]

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    WATCH: This ATM charges men more for being, well, men. Rad…

              ATMs can be so damn annoying. The lines, the 2 dollar fees, all of the germs on the dirty old key pads and that ruddy gender pay gap  fee. Wait, what? Yes, you read that correctly. A mandatory deduction fee to compensate the gender wage gap – meaning that when [read more]

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    Best and Worst: How’s your week been?

            By DAVE THORNTON Hi person who is reading this – how you been? Is that a new haircut? Brand new lippy? Have you lost weight? OK, well whatever it is you’re doin’ just keep doin’ it, cause you look terrific. You may know me from my ‘strayan bogan twang on this [read more]

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    Friday’s news in only two minutes.

        1. The parents of a 22-year-old man who died when he lost control of his car while texting have released an image of the incomplete message that took his life. Twenty-two year old Alexander Heit was driving in Colorado when he veered into oncoming traffic and flipped his car. His parents released the [read more]

  • The Trumps.

    This wealthy celebrity 7-year-old moisturises daily with caviar. As you do…

            1. Donald Trump’s 7-year-old son get daily caviar skin treatments. Yeah… welcome to the whacky and not so wonderful world of Hollywood. In a recent interview on the USA’s ABC News, Donald’s wife Melania (42) revealed that their young son Barron is slathered in a moisturiser made of caviar every night [read more]

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    Who is this Victoria and what is her Secret?

            Who is this Victoria and what is her secret? Victoria’s Secret is an American lingerie brand named after Britain’s 19th century monarch Queen Victoria.  Underwear is a multi billion dollar business for the company, who have more than 1,000 stores across the US. What is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? Ahh, [read more]

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    PLEASE SHARE: The 5 most dangerous places to have a baby in Australia.

          A new report to be released today, reveals that the rates of child immunisation in some parts of Australia are low. Frighteningly, dangerously low. While Australia has a generally good vaccination rate (upwards of 90% in most areas), there are certain communities that are falling victim to the spread of  misinformation and [read more]

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    CHEERS: Hey ladies. Apparently your boozing is ruining your relationship.

    By NICKY CHAMP Are you married? If so, you might want to put down the Merlot because your loose drinking ways are ruining your relationship [insert sarcasm]. Amanda McAlister, the head of family law at Slater & Gordon, has claimed a growing number of men are filing for divorce as a result of their wives’ [read more]

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    HELP: I’ve decided to become a runner.

            By NATALIA HAWK A couple of weeks ago, I made a decision that is starting to keep me awake at night. I decided that I’m going to do a 9km run in September. A race with hundreds of other people. Across the Harbour Bridge. A race that’s timed and everything. Some [read more]

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    5 ways the world is skewed against single people.

            By ROSIE WATERLAND This year marks a very special occasion in my life. My two-year anniversary. I’m very happily settled in a committed and nurturing relationship with someone who likes the same TV shows as me and laughs at all my jokes. It’s the kind of relationship I always dreamed was [read more]

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    ‘Hey sorry for the late reply but, um, I’m not a guy’

          By SAMUEL LEIGHTON-DORE Have you ever received a text message so surprising that you had to read it out loud– and then call a friend in the middle of the night – and then write an article about it? I have. Let me explain… I naively agreed to be the sole photographer [read more]

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    SHARE: Your favourite moment ever with your mum

        By NATALIA HAWK Want to know a secret? I like to act all tough and independent, but really – the first thing I do when anything goes wrong is run to my mum. It’s fortunate that I live with her, because this makes it quite straightforward to complain to her whenever I see [read more]

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    Miranda Kerr reportedly dropped from Victoria’s Secret

            1. Miranda Kerr reportedly dropped from Victoria’s Secret There’s some confusing rumours circulating about Aussie model Miranda Kerr this morning, so we’re going to take it from the top. US Weekly is reporting that Kerr, 30, is being let go as a Victoria’s Secret Angel after her $1 million, three-year contract [read more]

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    Christine Milne: “Why I changed my mind about quotas for women on boards.”

            By CHRISTINE MILNE I haven’t always believed in quotas for women on boards. In fact, I spent most of my life believing that if women had equal opportunities in education than the inequality of female representation in parliaments and business would be overcome. I’ve now changed my mind and I’m tired [read more]

  • The children protesting abortion in Tasmania.

    Thursday’s news in just two minutes.

        1. Children under the age of 10 have been protesting against proposed changes to Tasmania’s abortion laws which would see women able to have terminations up to 24 weeks into their pregnancy. The children – some in school uniform – were protesting outside Tasmania’s Parliament. The principal of their school told the ABC: [read more]

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    10 reasons why we love Brad Pitt.

    How do we even introduce Brad Pitt? If our generation had an actor worthy of the title ‘film star’, he would be it. Cult classics, big blockbusters, tabloid gossip, beautiful partner, and a Chanel ad – he’s literally got it all. So yeah. Film star. One half of Hollywood’s golden couple. Centre of endless speculation as [read more]

  • Anne Hathaway

    5 reasons why Anne Hathaway is AWESOME.

            She’s played a princess, a prostitute, a Parkinson’s victim and is named after Shakespeare’s wife. In the past decade Anne Hathaway has come a long way and has a stellar acting career to show for it. At just 19, Anne scored her breakthrough role as the clumsy and funny Mia in Disney’s ‘The [read more]

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    How to be Victoria Beckham.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM Victoria Beckham is kind of a big deal. The ever evolving pint sized Posh has many titles, including veteran Popstar, mother-of-four, original WAG and fashion heavyweight. Caring for her kids in 6-inch heels whilst managing a growing fashion empire AND following her husband to different corners of the globe to watch his [read more]

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    5 things we love about Lisa Wilkinson

            Editor of Dolly at 21, Editor of Cleo at 25 and now co-host of Nine’s popular Today show Lisa Wilkinson is one of Australia’s best known journalists and a lovely lady to boot. Having started her career at a young age, Lisa has been in the spotlight for more than two [read more]

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    What you didn’t know about Asher Keddie.

            If you want to obliterate workplace productivity for ten minutes, mention Asher Keddie in an office full of women. It worked this morning at Mamamia, when we all fell about Googling the release date of Offspring season 4 (it’s not confirmed yet!) Keddie has that inner-city bohemian combo nailed. She’s so stylish [read more]

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    Everything you need to know about Chrissie Swan.

            There’s a reason why Chrissie Swan is one of our most loved celebrities: she’s funny, open, relatable, and warm. Swan first shot to fame in Australia as a contestant on Big Brother in 2003 (she lost to Tasmanian fish and chip shop owner Reggie Bird, but we’d say that worked out [read more]

  • In the words of Taylor Swift... This will happen 'ike never'.

    LUCY: I’ll never ever buy a house. Like ever.

        By LUCY ORMONDE $80K. That’s how much my parents paid when they bought their first three-bedroom weatherboard ‘wonderland’ in the suburbs of Melbourne. It was the early eighties. They were in their mid twenties. And they’d worked hard for a few years to save $20K for the deposit. The remaining $60K they borrowed [read more]