• M and W presents

    6 reasons women are easier to buy for than men.

        By KATE PULLEN I’ve come to accept something recently. It’s not that my husband knows me better than I know him, or that I am a deficient gift-giver, but it’s much easier for him to buy things for me, simply because he is a man and I am a woman. Let me explain. [read more]

  • toxic friends 2

    When you have to break up with a toxic friend.

              Have you ever broken up with a friend? I have and it was terrifying. I’d heard about toxic friends before of course. I’d heard how these are the friends you have, possibly for a long time, sometimes just for a short stretch but either way, they emotionally drag you down [read more]

  • Quincy S

    Sport on Saturdays: The 6yo that is one of the best surfers you’ll ever see.

        By NATALIA HAWK You’re going to have to remember the name Quincy Symonds. Because it’s bound to become a household name – just like the names of our most famous Australian athletes. You see, Quincy is a six-year-old girl that lives on the Gold Coast in Australia. And the experts are saying that [read more]

  • Robyn and Xavier.

    “I’ll always be a mother to the son I lost.”

              By ROBYN MAY Motherhood is the strongest bond there is. Not even death can sever it. When you lose a child, it doesn’t mean you stop being their mother. And in many ways, it’s very similar to the way you mother a living child. I wanted to write a list of [read more]

  • dr kent brantly

    Doctor cured of Ebola says he was ‘saved by God’. Surely he was saved by science?

              Dr Kent Brantly, an American doctor and missionary who contracted the Ebola virus while working in West Africa, was released from an isolation unit this week after being cured of the disease. Evacuated out of West Africa, and flown to America to become one of the first ever Ebola patients [read more]

  • Cameron Diaz Photoshop Fail

    Celebrity photoshop fails that will make you lose faith in humanity.

      If you’ve ever found yourself comparing your skin/hair/body to a celebrity or model and felt that you came up short, there is a very good reason for that: Photoshop. Take a look at the celebrity before and after shots below, and see just how Photoshop is used to shave down waists, even out skin [read more]

  • how to stay awake after no sleep

    How to get through the day when you’ve had zero sleep.

            By NATALIA HAWK In an ideal world, all of us would get eight or nine hours of sleep. Every single night. But this isn’t an ideal world. Life is cruel and constantly throws unexpected, sleep-interrupting situations at us. Youtube wormholes, crazy flight schedules, uni assignments, sick children, addictive TV show marathons, [read more]

  • the most ridiculous hair fads

    The 17 most tragic hair trends ever – and the rest of the week’s hair news.

              Hair mascara. Spiral perms. Butterfly clips. The past three decades have produced some seriously terrible hair trends – and the worst part is we’re all guilty of at least one of them. (Go on – admit it) This week over on The Glow, we dedicated some time to archiving the [read more]

  • pizza feat

    How to cook an amazing meal without going further than the pantry.

        By ELLY JEAN-LOUIS It’s a week night, you’ve come home late and now you have to cook dinner. You open the fridge: Nothing. You open the pantry: Nothing. You open the freezer: Nothing. The last thing you want to do is cook and you start to contemplate having vegemite on toast for dinner… Sound [read more]

  • Kate Malonyay death

    Saturday’s news in less than two minutes.

    Coroner to recommend domestic violence is covered in NSW school curriculum The NSW Deputy coroner will recommend that domestic violence is covered in the state’s school curriculum, after finding that a Sydney woman was murdered by a former boyfriend, Fairfax Media reports. Coroner Hugh Dillon has said that he will write to Education Minister Adrian [read more]

  • ethical wedding

    The simplest way to cut your wedding costs…

        Anyone who’s ever planned a wedding – hell, anyone who’s ever talked to anyone planning a wedding – knows it’s not a cheap process. Despite a recent trend towards Pinterest-style wedding crafts and inexpensive online invitations, the average cost of a wedding remains between $36,200 and $54,000 — and that often doesn’t include [read more]

  • jamila rizvi high res

    Camel milk is a thing now? Just. Stop. It.

      Why won’t anyone admit that kale is not delicious, but actually tastes like dirt?         By JAMILA RIZVI You know that line in Meet the Fockers where Ben Stiller claims  you can milk anything with nipples? The one where the canned  laughter  soundtrack goes into overdrive because he is miming an  attempted cat  milking? Well, [read more]

  • Kevinandrews

    Australian politicians are now pulling out of the World Congress of Families conference. Win.

    Update: Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews and Victorian attorney-general Robert Clark have pulled out of the World Congress of Families conference. The Australian reports Mr Andrews said the decision followed news the event will now be hosted by right-wing group Catch the Fire — although his move follows Mamamia’s sustained campaign for politicians to boycott [read more]

  • daniel-feature

    What this boy secretly filmed after coming out to his parents is horrifying.

              This is heartbreaking. A 19-year-old boy from the US has secretly filmed his parents verbally and physically attacking him after having a conversation with them about his homosexuality. Daniel tries to explain to his Christian parents that he hasn’t chosen to be gay. They proceed to disown him and demand [read more]

  • annoying Facebook friends

    Is it fair this 4-year-old was expelled because of something his mum said?

          By JO ABI A 4-year-old boy has been expelled from preschool because his mum wrote a not-so-nice Facebook post about the school. So I suggest we all go through our posts from the past few weeks and make sure none of them could possibly offend our children’s schools. Because apparently it’s our [read more]

  • pissed-off-kid

    This kid could not be less impressed with his mum’s reproductive choices.

            Meet Tré:   Tré has just been informed by his mother that she is going to have another baby. And Tré is pissed. “WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?” he screams at his mum, clearly incredibly unimpressed with her reproductive choices. “Don’t bring another baby between us!”     Poor Tré. So many [read more]

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    He was a Boston bombings survivor. She was the nurse who cared for him.

            By LUCY KIPPIST If you like old-fashioned love stories, this post is for you. James Costello and  Krista D’Agostinocame across each other in the worst of circumstances but these newlyweds are die hard romantics who believe they were destined to meet. He was a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, left with shrapnel [read more]

  • Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling

    Siblings arrested for having sex after watching The Notebook.

          The Notebook is a romantic movie. A passionate movie. A movie that will pull at your heartstrings and make you feel all kinds of feelings. It is generally not however, considered a movie that encourages one to have sexy-times with a sibling. Until now. WJBF News reports that a brother and sister [read more]

  • carbon emissions 1

    It’s the end of the world. And we’re not doing anything about it.

            By MELISSA WELLHAM It’s the end of the world, and we’re not doing enough. This week, a report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked to Associated Press, and the conclusions drawn therein are pretty dire. In short: the world is ending. (That’s my wording, obviously. Not the [read more]

  • Schapelle Corby parole

    Breaking: Schapelle Corby’s boyfriend has been arrested on drug charges.

    Schapelle Corby’s boyfriend has reportedly been arrested on drugs charges and is currently in jail in Bali. News Corp reports police allege the man, 32-year-old Ben Panangian, was caught with marijuana in a Nusa Dua street. A later search of the man’s home in home allegedly found more marijuana in his wardrobe, according to News Corp. Police paraded him with a [read more]

  • Amy Poehler GIF

    Watch this comedian nail the perfect one-liner about being a woman.

        She’s Tina Fey’s best friend. And that should be enough to guarantee Amy Poehler a permanent place in every woman’s heart. BUT WAIT. There is more more to this woman genius. Specifically this line. This sweet, sweet line. A line that you wish, I wish, we all wish we had thought of and [read more]

  • the-bachelor-2014

    Ew. The Bachelor actually just asked the girls to prove their cooking skills.

                    By ROSIE WATERLAND STOP. IT. We open with Osher’s hair this week! Swept up and to the side like an incredible cartoon wave. Next year we need a show where sexy hairstylists battle it out in humiliating challenges for the chance to give Osher one glorious blow-wave. [read more]

  • Studies on 80,000 women from 16 different countries have proven the theory incorrect

    Abortions don’t cause cancer any more than parties do.

            The purported link between abortions and breast cancer has been in the news a lot recently, due to the controversial World Congress of Families conference set to take place in Melbourne this weekend.  A woman named Dr Angela Lanfranchi will  be giving a presentation to the Congress – which a number of [read more]

  • doubledenim

    The fashion flashback we didn’t see coming…

      By NICKY CHAMP It’s been a huge week on the red carpet with the MTV Video Music Awards and the Emmys, but there was one outfit flashback we didn’t see coming. Rather than going pantless a la Taylor Swift or pulling on a sleek, glittery silver frock a la Iggy Azalea or J-Lo, Katy Perry [read more]

  • rosie hw

    How to get skin like Rosie Huntington-Whitley’s.

              By MAMAMIA STYLE Rosie Huntington-Whitley, former Victoria Secret Angel and owner of the best skin we’ve ever seen, is currently in Australia as the face of ModelCo. We asked the 27-year-old English beauty and Transformer’s star how she keeps it so glowing and fresh. Oh, and by the way, it’s even better in person. [read more]

  • Prince Harry new girlfriend

    Prince Harry has a girlfriend. Who doesn’t look like his other girlfriends.

      It’s fair to say Prince Harry has a type. If you lined his previous girlfriends up, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were looking at the results of a blonde cloning experiment. His last two loves, Cressida Bonas and Chelsea Davy, are virtually interchangeable. (Obviously, they have delightful, separate personalities and brains and all [read more]

  • The offending book.

    The classic children’s book pulled from the shelves after complaints it causes offence.

      By SHAUNA ANDERSON   It isn’t Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge getting them all in a twist. Nor Boggis, Bunce and Bean or even Miss Agatha Trunchbull – though she would surely send anyone into a frothing ball of terror. A Roald Dahl book has been pulled from the shelves of Aldi after customers [read more]

  • Joan Rivers has had more the 700 surgeries.

    Joan Rivers is in a medically-induced coma after she stopped breathing during surgery.

    Joan Rivers is in a stable but critical condition after her heart stopped beating and she stopped breathing during surgery, TMZ reports. She is now in a medically-induced coma, the Daily Mail reports. The 81-year-old was having surgery on her vocal chords at a clinic in Manhattan when the frightening incident took place, a source told E! News. [read more]

  • Image via checksandspots.com on Pinterest

    Best and Worst: How has your week been?

    By ELISSA RATLIFF Happy Friday! It’s time for one of Mamamia’s oldest traditions Best and Worst. It’s a place where you can come and share your week with the Mamamia community – talk about your highs and lows and what’s on your mind. It’s like therapy, only free. I’ll kick us off. Best: I’m going to be [read more]

  • NATO pic

    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes

    1. Russia invades Ukraine   Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has called for the UN to intervene as he confirms Russian regular forces have invaded eastern Ukraine. NATO has released satellite images that it says show Russian combat troops and “sophisticated heavy weaponry” inside Ukraine. In a statement, NATO said the images provide “concrete examples of [read more]