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    Tuesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Dumped baby allowed to be named by mother     The newborn baby dumped by his mother in a drain near the M7 at Quakers Hill has been named by his mother. News Limited reports that the woman, of Pacific Island decent has been allowed to name the baby that she left in a [read more]

  • The mother was obsessed with thought the baby had dwarfism.

    Did this mother kill her baby? Or was it a tragic mistake brought on by a terrible illness?

          It was a typical suburban scene – a mother lovingly bathing her six-month old. The bathroom had rubber ducks, a purple chair. Laid out beside the clean towels was a jumpsuit neatly folded and ready to be worn by the baby girl. The tepid bath – about 11 centimetres full held a foam [read more]

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    She agreed to have sex with him. But this man is guilty of rape.

            By NINA FUNNELL Earlier today in the ACT Supreme Court, a 51-year-old man pleaded guilty to one count of sexual intercourse without consent. His plea came after having sex with a sex-worker in the knowledge that she was not giving full and informed consent at the time. Why? Because she only gave [read more]

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    Join the campaign to help save Victorian foster care.

              The Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to strengthen foster families and enhance the well being of children in their care. Ongoing under-resourcing and neglect has left the Victorian foster care system in danger of collapse, with urgent reforms needed to deliver sustainable care [read more]

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    Let’s celebrate a little fighter: Against all odds, the baby dumped in a drain has survived.

          Just 24 hours into his precious life, a newborn boy was tossed under a thick slab of cement by the side of a freeway, where he fell 2.4 metres to the ground. The baby is alive. He’s alive. Just 24 hours into his precious life, a newborn boy was tossed under a thick slab of cement by the side of [read more]

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    “The top 7 things about your child’s OTT birthday party that piss me off.”

            I’m not sure why anyone actually thinks I want to attend their child’s party.  I’m a little too old for pass the parcel. But the fact is, I was a little put out when my son got a birthday invitation that didn’t specifically include my name – just his. The party [read more]

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    The American Music Awards: Where the fashion is as questionable as the songs.

    Sshhh. Listen really hard. Can you hear that? Clicking of cameras. Drumming of high heels. Shallow breaths because dresses are so tight they don’t allow deep-breathing. It’s the sound of celebrities walking the red carpet. The 2014 American Music Awards have started, and all the top musicians are there. Taylor Swift is performing (may even [read more]

  • The woman has the nasty note stuck to her door.

    This note was pinned to her door. “You disgust me. Cover up”

            By SHAUNA ANDERSON     You ready for this, because it is going to make you want to scream. Scream obsecenties, slam your keyboard in fury and shake your fist towards the heavens (cause that’s what angry people do don’t they?) Well shake both fists folks cause this one is a [read more]

  • Vagina or vulva? Which word is correct?

    The world is searching for a new word for female masturbation.

      Today we’re going to talk about female masturbation. Don’t blush – later some of us might even do some female masturbation. But something in those sentences doesn’t sound quite right…  It’s not the act itself – which, I think we all agree, is oh-oh-oh so great. (Sorry, that was terrible but as if you wouldn’t [read more]

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    Sex in the delivery room: Yes it happens, and more regularly than you’d think.

    A cleaner in a Bristol hospital complained to her bosses after walking in on a heavily pregnant woman having sex with her partner on the ward, while waiting to have her baby induced. As you do. The worker decided to investigate when she heard moaning coming from the woman’s room and was surprised to discover [read more]

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    Sad news: Brian Henderson is battling cancer for the fourth time.

                Television legend Brian Henderson has revealed that he is battling throat cancer, 9NEWS reports. The former 9NEWS anchor – who has already survived bowel, prostate and skin cancer –  was diagnosed during a routine check-up with his GP after his wife prompted him to mention “a tickle in his throat”. “Doctors have [read more]

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    Actress Tessa James shares a beautiful positive selfie during cancer treatment.

      Home and Away actress Tessa James, 23, remains positive about her recent diagnosis of the cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She instagrammed a selfie on Sunday, blowing everyone away with her gorgeous and hopeful smile. cruising A photo posted by Tessa James (@tessacharis) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:58pm PST   The #nomakeupselfie has already gotten 2000 likes, [read more]

  • The Lego 'Friends' range on the left, compared to the traditional Lego on the right.

    These 1970s LEGO instructions are real and they’re AMAZING.

      By SARAH NORTON Well, well, well – It seems LEGO was at the forefront of gender equality in the 70s. And yes, you read that correctly, the 1970s. it almost makes stepping on all those painful little pieces of plastic your kids haven’t put away in the middle of the night worth it, right? This letter to [read more]

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    Erotic fiction writer Jodie has left her husband for one of her characters.

            By GEMMA ASKHAM Honest literary fact: many a novel has been spiced up by the addition of a good (i.e. absolutely filthy) sex scene. Who hasn’t had to re-angle their reading matter from wandering eyes on the bus to shield content that was 100% NSFPT (Not Suitable For Public Transport)? Then we [read more]

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    Look: The breathtaking beauty and bravery of a double mastectomy.

      Barbie Ritzco lived her life with courage and with a passion for helping women cope with the effects of breast cancer. Sadly, that life ended last month.  Before her death, her close friend and Flat & Fabulous Facebook support group co-founder Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton wrote this moving piece about their experiences with breast cancer and their determination to empower  women living with double [read more]

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    “I’m a recovering Grade A Instagram-addicted wanker”.

          Hello. My name is @gavinfernando, and I am a recovering Gram-a-holic. Instagram is like a disease. A vile virus that causes chaos and destruction, leaving naught but a misleading self-portrait, aesthetically-pleasing brunch salad and $3000 Prada bag in its relentless path. It’s the same as any fateful addiction. First you oppose it [read more]

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    In this fight, our money’s on Lisa Wilkinson.

    It’s not often that you see the likes of Karl Stefanovic, Derryn Hinch, Annabel Crabb, Sandra Sully and Lee Lin Chin on-screen screen simultaneously — but the rival newsreaders have appeared in an hilarious broadcast battleground promo scene in a new video for the final episode of SBS 2 program, The Feed. The Anchorman-inspired comedy skit, entitled Broadcast [read more]

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    NEWS: The baby abandoned in a drain has been named by his mother.

             Update: The mother of a baby left in a Sydney drain last week has been allowed to name the little boy. News.com.au reports that the mother yesterday gave the child a “biblical name” which is associated with one of the most infamous child death cases in Australian history. For legal reasons, [read more]

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    DIY New Years: How to host your own party.

                By NAT HAWK Go ahead and call me a fun sponge – but there is nothing I dislike more than venturing out of my house on New Years Eve. I live in Sydney. The beaches are crowded, the parks are packed and at New Years, the city reaches a [read more]

  • Your Christmas shopping sorted – in less than 24 hours.

          How often have you found yourself killing time by scrolling through Facebook and Instagram when faced with a few spare minutes of downtime? Pretty often, we bet. It’s no surprise that Australians spend hours researching and planning for Christmas, and according to new research, we spend five times more hours planning than [read more]

  • stressed mum

    You’re allowed to feel overwhelmed and you should talk about it.

            By NICOLE MADIGAN Last week I had one of those days. Our house is for sale and the phone was ringing hot one morning while I was trying to get the kids organised for school and kindy, as well as care for my 9-month-old baby. Without boring you with the details, [read more]

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    The 7 ways a sex-drought saved my marriage.

                  By SUZANNE JANNESE for YourTango.com. Why does everyone pretend they’re having great sex all the time? The greatest marriage taboo seems to be admitting you can be happily married, but not swinging from the metaphorical chandeliers each night. As anyone with small kids knows, sleep is the biggest seducer [read more]

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    OPINION: Sarah Wilson says she knows why women get sick. And she’s wrong.

              BY AMY STOCKWELL Sarah Wilson has written a story today about why women get sick. As a health coach and media personality, she says she knows why women experience chronic illness. It’s not genetics. It’s not risk factors like smoking or obesity. It’s not your environment. It’s not even sugar. It’s [read more]

  • The baby has been named by his mother.

    Baby in the drain: why we urgently need safe drop-off centres

            By AMY STOCKWELL Yesterday morning, cyclists found a crying newborn baby hidden deep in a 2.4 metre drain. It took three police officers to lift the concrete slab covering the drain, which weighed over 200kg. While many aspects of this case remains clouded, one thing is clear: this baby was not meant [read more]

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    Beyoncé released a secret video clip. It’s low budget. It’s awesome.

      STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Beyoncé has a new video clip, and it should jump to the top of your to-do list. The video clip is for her new party anthem song 7/11. It was released without warning on Friday night (Oh, Bey. You’re so crazy and unpredictable.) and blew social media into a [read more]

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    Unbelievable: Ice addiction is a reality for 13 year-old Australian kids.

                By JONATHAN GUL Children in Canberra as young as 13-years-old are among the growing number of young people abusing the drug known as ice, according to a drug treatment service. The Ted Noffs Foundation has warned ice is becoming more prevalent amongst young people, particularly those from a disadvantaged [read more]

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    BREAKING: Jacqui Lambie has left the Palmer United Party.

      Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has resigned from the Palmer United Party (PUP). In a statement to thee senate, Lambie said most voters and supporters has urged her to resign, The Guardian reports. “I wish Clive and his beautiful family, staff and friends all the very best,” she said in a statement. “I acknowledge that speculation about [read more]

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    This cake means war: The ‘Martha Stewart Vs Gwyneth’ fight continues.

          The famous passive-aggressive beautiful home gurus war of 2014 continues…. Martha Stewart versus Gwyneth Paltrow. It’s a battle that is giving great joy from the sidelines of those watching celebrity land. Confused? This is what has happened thus far: Martha Stewart became the queen of home stuff and teaching us how to make [read more]