• Protests in Egypt in Tahir Square.

    Egypt. Your questions answered.

            By ROSIE WATERLAND 1. So… What exactly happened last night? The President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, was overthrown by the Egyptian military overnight. This followed a week of protests by the Egyptian people, centered around Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where thousands have been camped out. When news broke yesterday evening that President [read more]

  • Peru Six

    Looking out of the balcony window, they saw a body on the ground.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM For most of us, a spontaneous trip to the South American country of Peru would be welcome. But for these six young Australians, going to Peru is an order and not a choice. Eighteen months ago, Sydney’s Sam Smith, Harrison Geier, Andrew Pilat, and Melbourne’s Jessica Vo, Hugh and Tom Hanlon were [read more]

  • Julie Collins

    Friday’s news in under 2 minutes.

    1. A negative advertisement from the Liberal Party has drawn criticism, for ridiculing people who stutter. The Opposition posted a video on their YouTube channel that uses footage from a press conference where Ms Julie Collins, a minister in Kevin Rudd’s cabinet, repeatedly stumbled over her words when asked about taxation. This week Ms Julie Collins was [read more]

  • Dare2

    Which fashion mag just put an actual curvy girl on the cover?

    1. A plus-size fashion magazine. And it’s actually stylish. Stylish and freaking FABULOUS. DARE Magazine is new fashion mag that’s just been launched in Canada. It began as a thesis project for fashion student Diana Di Poce in her final year and it was so fab that she received backing to launch the mag as [read more]

  • happy and sad faces

    MAMAMIA: Best and worst- How has your week been?

            By MELISSA WELLHAM Ahhhh, welcome to the weekly Mamamia Best and Worst. The post where we all get together and commiserate and celebrate. Sympathise and praise the achievements of others. Share the highs and the lows. I think it’s lovely, really. So let’s get started, shall we? BEST: I have been [read more]

  • books

    The Book Circle: Andy Griffiths, Susannah McFarlane, Belinda Murrell

    This post is sponsored by BIG W With the school holidays in full swing, everyone is looking for something to keep kids occupied and entertained. To discover some excellent authors for children, and tips for encouraging your children to read, check out this month’s episode of The Book Circle. Cheryl Akle speaks with three fabulous [read more]

  • red

    Dear Drunk Fiancé…

          By ANONYMOUS Dear Drunk Fiancé, We had plans tonight you and I. We were going to have sex. We even bought condoms for the occasion, because it’s been so long since we had sex we couldn’t remember if we have any left. We flirted and giggled about it all day. You knew; [read more]

  • Kate.

    KATE: Dear Kate Middleton… can I speak with you?

            By KATE  HUNTER Dear Madam, Or may I call you Kate? You can call me that, by all means. You might not believe this, but we have a lot in common besides our names: tall husbands, fathers-in-law who’ve been in the military, AND we both played hockey at school! We’re practically [read more]

  • save the date to vaccinate app

    Australian Vaccination Network accuses politician of ‘chemical rape’.

            By MAMAMIA TEAM ‘Chemical Rape…. torture of defenceless infants’. These are just some of the things Greens health spokesperson Senator Richard Di Natale has been accused of. And why? Because he tried to stop the misinformation about vaccinations. Senator Di Natale successfully moved a motion in the Senate  last week, calling for anti-vaccination [read more]

  • Zoe Foster Blake baby name

    Is this the key to a long-lasting relationship? Hamish and Zoe think so.

    By MAMAMIA TEAM In this candid series of interviews with Show + Tell’s Monty Dimond, Zoe Foster – who recently married comedian Hamish Blake –  sat down to discuss life as a married woman and falling in love. She spoke about falling in love with Hamish: “It was a startling moment because he’d always been [read more]

  • Julia Gillard

    Julia Gillard should never have had to endure this…

        A reminder of what our first female Prime Minister had to endure. There is no excuse for this. Any of it.

  • Julia Gillard

    Julia Gillard should never have had to endure this…

        A reminder of what our first female Prime Minister had to endure. There is no excuse for this. Any of it.

  • Screen Shot 2013-07-04 at 11.31.54 AM

    Celeb news: Why Melissa Doyle really left Sunrise (and how much it cost her).

      1. Why Channel 7 chose Kochie over Mel (and how much it cost her). Sydney Confidential is reporting that Channel Seven told Melissa Doyle she would step down from her appointment as co-host of Sunrise and accept a $150,000 a year pay cut. A network insider revealed the offer was non-negotiable and a “shattered [read more]

  • Kevin Rudd on the 7.30 Report

    Thursday’s news in under 2 minutes.

            1. Last night on the ABC’s 7.30 Kevin Rudd gave his first extended television interview since becoming Prime Minister (again). During the interview with the ABC’s Leigh Sales, the Prime Minister called on Tony Abbott to prove that he had the “ticker” to take him on in a policy debate. Mr [read more]

  • bec sparrow

    BEC: Feeling a bit flat? Well, read THIS.

    By REBECCA SPARROW What is it with 2013? I feel like the year so far has just been full of distressing news stories from racist rants to homophobic slurs, pathetic sexist behaviour to story after story of violent crimes against the most innocent of victims. So I thought now would be a good time to [read more]

  • "I mouthed 'run... run' to her."

    Her boyfriend didn’t do this to her. But he didn’t stop it happening either…

              By MARY LOU STEPHENS I was a lot younger than I am now when it happened. And I was a lot more idealistic. I was sitting in a pub with my boyfriend and his mates. A man and a woman I didn’t know began to fight nearby. The fight turned [read more]

  • wedding planning

    It’s confession time. Did you have all of this planned?

        Have you ever found yourself wandering onto wedding dress websites to… just, you know… check out the offerings? Maybe Vera Wang released her latest collection and you couldn’t help just having a scroll through the dresses? Maybe you checked out the clearance dresses on Lisa Ho’s website once she announced her closing down [read more]

  • beautyqueens

    Think plus-size women don’t belong in beauty pageants? Think again.

              By MAMAMIA TEAM As Miss Utah recently found out, slip up on the Miss USA stage and your faux pas will make headlines around the world. Now two other beauty pageant contestants are gaining worldwide attention but it’s not because they couldn’t answer a convoluted question about gender pay gaps. [read more]

  • ban bossy

    JAM: This sort of racial abuse is completely unacceptable.

              By JAMILA RIZVI The Governor General Quentin Bryce said yesterday that “this is a wonderful day for multiculturalism and everything it stands for in our country.” If only that were true. Yesterday, Ed Husic became Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretary for Broadband. He was also the [read more]

  • Ed Husic

    JAM: This sort of racial abuse is completely unacceptable.

              By JAMILA RIZVI The Governor General Quentin Bryce said yesterday that “this is a wonderful day for multiculturalism and everything it stands for in our country.” If only that were true. Yesterday, Ed Husic became Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretary for Broadband. He was also the [read more]

  • Open post

    Open post of the week. What’s on your mind?

    By NATALIA HAWK Hey you. Yes, you. I have some good news. It’s WEDNESDAY! Two days until the weekend. And it’s also Mamamia Open Post day, where you can come and talk about anything you feel like talking about. We want to hear read it. As for what’s going on in my world? I’ve been [read more]

  • Screen shot 2013-07-01 at 6.27.25 PM

    Smart Solutions: How to organise your kitchen.

            By MAMAMIA TEAM Everyone has their own super smart tips and tricks for making life easier around the home. Using bulldog clips to organise cables and electrical cords. Using straws to remove the stems from strawberries. Somehow having mastered the ability to fold a fitted sheet. But until you have a [read more]

  • mirandakerr

    Fluff: Watch Miranda Kerr make a smoothie.

            1. Watch Miranda Kerr make smoothie. Just watch. Have you noticed how green smoothies are the new coffee? Miranda Kerr is not immune to the green juice either and she stars in a new web series for Net-a-Porter, The Body Beautiful, where the Aussie supermodel shows us how she starts her [read more]

  • vaccinating-children-2

    Wednesday’s news in under 2 minutes.

          1. Greens health spokesperson Senator Richard Di Natale has been on the receiving end of a online hate campaign, after he moved a motion calling for the Australian Vaccination Network be “immediately disbanded”. The motion was unanimously passed in the Senate. According to News Ltd, one email accused the Senator of “chemical rape” [read more]

  • Rebecca's scar

    This is why it’s so important to get your skin checked.

            by REBECCA OBORN Growing up as a ginger kid in South Australia meant I was never one to deliberately spend time in the sun trying to get a tan. Every red head knows there’s no point in trying to turn our white skin brown! I did however spend almost every weekend [read more]

  • Suzie with her children, Olive and Oscar.

    Rheumatoid arthritis and motherhood: A life of uncertainty, fear and pain

      By SUZIE EDWARD MAY “You have rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  There is no cure and you have to take medication for the rest of your life.  Oh, and you don’t want to have children do you?” This is how I was propelled into a life of arthritis – of uncertainty, fear and pain at the [read more]

  • Mary Coustas

    The 10 things you probably never knew about Mary Coustas.

        By MAMAMIA TEAM Australian actress, comedian, and television personality Mary Coustas is best known for her role as the hilarious, loudmouthed, stereotypical second-generation Greek Australian teen ‘Effie’ from the hit comedy show Acropolis Now. If you were born before the 1990s you’ll know exactly who we’re talking about (and most probably you can hear her [read more]

  • Lorde

    Meet Lorde. This 16-year-old is changing the music industry.

          By MAMAMIA TEAM In case you didn’t get the memo, Miley Cyrus isn’t a Disney star anymore. In the clip for her latest music video, We Can’t Stop, the 20-year-old singer tries to break further away from her wholesome child-star image. It’s clocked up over 43 million views since it’s June 19 [read more]

  • Ever struggled with the zip? Don't worry, we've all been there.

    The women want gorgeous clothes. But can’t buy them anywhere.

        By KATE LEAVER On a scale of one to completely mortifying, where do you rate standing in a change room, looking at your body in a full-length mirror, and trying to wriggle into a pair of jeans that won’t even make it past your knees? The denim grips onto the fleshy bits of [read more]