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    Why Torah Bright really did Dancing with The Stars.

      Imagine an endless winter. From November to May, then July to November you’re surrounded by snow, crisp icy air and mountains covered in powder. This is the life of snowboarding legend Torah Bright. This year will be the first time Torah has spent Christmas in Australia for 15 years, and  she can’t get enough of it. I was [read more]

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    Meet the cheeky nannas who have bared all for charity

      Forget crochet and lawn bowls – these grannies have a much cheekier pastime. The group of grannies from the Vale of Clwyd, Wales, recently got their gear off – for a good cause. The 15 women created The 2015 Wrinklies Charity Calendar for £10, and they are already well on their way to hitting [read more]

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    5 reasons why the tween years are the hardest.

                Parents of young children face many well-documented challenges. Namely, the never-ending chatter of the little person who shadows you around the house, asking, “Why Mum? How come? Why not?” Their stories are sweet, but detailed, long-winded and never… seem to… get to the point. But fast forward a few [read more]

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    This Christmas break, we decided to try something a little different.

      When you’ve got kids, taking a holiday can be a tricky exercise. You pack up half the house, drag it through the airport amid constant cries of “are we there yet?”, only to be greeted by complaints of boredom and hunger when you finally do arrive. But determined to have a family holiday this Christmas break, [read more]

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    Win a chance to train with the Australian Cricket team.

            Would your son or daughter (or a child you know) like a chance to train with the Australian cricket team? In only four sleeps? Then we’re about to hit you for a six. As part of the Milo Valuable Player (MVP) campaign, the Milo team is giving 20 kids the chance to attend a money-can’t-buy [read more]

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    Your worst-ever date in 5 words. Go.

      We may have just lost our faith in humankind. Or had the most fun we’ve had in for ever. We can’t decide. For anyone who has ever gone on a first date, a last date or is currently dating – this is for you. For the women and men who have sat through dates like [read more]

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    Today, Australia pays tribute to a fearless, beautiful advocate.

      Today, as Australia remembers a strong, fearless comedian, writer and advocate — Mamamia remembers a friend and inspiration. Stella Young passed away at age 32 earlier this month, and her memorial service is currently underway at Melbourne Town Hall. In true Stella style, the dress code at the service is “fabulous” with little to [read more]

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    “The day I was told my husband was abusing my daughter.”

      Trigger warning: this post deals with child sexual abuse and may be distressing for some readers.   One month ago my life changed. One month and one day ago I was happily married to my second husband who was a wonderful stepfather to my teenage daughter, and I was (I hope) a great stepmum [read more]

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    What happens when a woman is Photoshopped by 21 different countries.

            Marie Southard Ospina is fashion and beauty editor who’s fascinated by Photoshop and its use by women’s magazines in the relentless pursuit of perfection. Inspired by recent experiments where women sent photos of themselves around the world and asked to be “made beautiful” according to different cultural standards, Marie — a plus-size woman — [read more]

  • (PHOTO: Julie Taylor, a hostage in the Sydney siege, has written of her grief at losing friend and fellow hostage Katrina Dawson.)

    Friday afternoon’s news in under 5 minutes.

    We’ve rounded up the biggest news stories the afternoon – and it will only take you a few minutes to catch up on these headlines. FOR NEWS UPDATES on the Cairns tragedy, please see this post here.  1. Sydney siege hostage reveals her unborn baby is unharmed – and pays homage to Katrina Dawson By [read more]

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    The 7 very real struggles of living with Resting Nice Face.

            You’ve heard of Bitchy Resting Face (BRF). It’s a condition that causes your facial features to fall into an unapproachable expression, or “bitch face”. Something like this: Or this:   But there’s a lesser known, more invasive condition affecting millions of sweet-cheeked people around the world. It’s called Resting Nice Face. Those of us [read more]

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    Santa wrote these kids a letter. And it scared them silly.

      Look, I’ll admit that I’ve thrown around an idle threat or two in my time. The old, “Santa is always watching you” and “If you don’t behave, you’ll get a lump of coal in your stocking for Christmas” that kind of thing, but honestly, show me a parent who hasn’t used the omnipresence of [read more]

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    Tori Johnson’s partner on the man he loved for 14 years.

          It is the flowers that he thinks would have overwhelmed Tori. “Tori loves flowers and this is probably the most beautiful thing he would ever have seen.” For the partner of Tori Johnson, Thomas Zinn, the floral tribute in Martin Place, which is slowly helping Sydney piece together a shattered city is [read more]

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    Every parent does this. But your kids wish you wouldn’t.

      In my struggle to write and share, I’ve noticed that I have created the nasty habit of becoming glued to my phone; checking my emails, replying to questions, and sending updates has started to dominate that small voice sounding ever more irritated in the background—my daughter. “Daddy, play with me!” Here we were at [read more]

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    The magazine cover that really ought to break the internet.

    American magazine Candy describes itself as “the first transversal style magazine” and their latest cover is fantastically, amazingly awesome. The mag brought together 14 transgender women in an attempt to make history. “It’s the first time such a large number of trans women have been featured on the cover of a magazine,” said founder Luis Venega. “Is it [read more]

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    What if tampon ads were made by clueless men? Oh, wait.

      A comedy sketch group from New York have done a funny and created a fake ad for tampons. The hook? What if tampon ads were scripted by a group of clueless men. The misconceptions about “that time of the month” flow thick and fast, because men. AMIRITE?! The punch line of this parody is [read more]

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    Our totally non-cheesy, very helpful last-minute Christmas gift guide.

        I don’t know if you know this, but there are only six sleeps ‘til Christmas. SIX SLEEPS. Now is not the time for attempting to print out 100-page photo books for the relatives. Now is the time for last-minute gifts that don’t look like you bought them at the last minute. Here’s how you can [read more]

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    3 ways to curl your hair without a hair curler.

    Here’s a crazy thought – what if you could create the curls you’re after with tools you already happen to have at your disposal? Well, you can. Here are 3 ways to curl your hair without a hair curler – and trust us when we tell you that you don’t need to be a hair stylist to [read more]

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    The 6 personality types you’ll find at every dinner party.

                The location changes and so does the food, but there’s one thing that stays the same at any dinner party: the people. These are the six personality types you’ll find at every dinner party, and how each of them gets the conversation flowing. Or not.   1. The one-upper. [read more]

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    Shut it, Madonna. This is NOT rape. This is NOT terrorism.

    Madonna has everyone talking again, but the chatter ain’t great. The 56-year-old singer took to social media this week to blast the hackers who leaked unreleased tracks from her upcoming album. Because that’s the worst thing that can ever happen to an ar-ti-ste, apparently. Madge’s fans are, understandably, less than impressed. Via Instagram. Madge took to [read more]

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    Frockwatch: Rita Ora wore a red carpet on the red carpet.

        Rita Ora just wore a red carpet on the red carpet, thus proving herself to be a fashion genius. Her bright red snuggie-towel hybrid is not a fashion misstep, but actually the perfect festive outfit to wear during winter in the Northern hemisphere.   Make your own judgements, but I think it’s clever. [read more]

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    Life is about to change forever for these beautiful babies.

            These are the innocent faces of Australia’s strict offshore asylum seeker policy — who, after starting life with uncertain futures, now have a shot at a normal life in Australia. The photos, revealed by Fairfax Media today, follow yesterday’s announcement that 31 babies born to asylum seeker parents will be allowed to [read more]

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    Kids like Santa as much as they like going to the doctor. Here’s proof.

      Santa photos always bring out the worst in people. And by people, we mean children. Whether it’s a pushy parents or the screaming kids – it’s likely that someone will go home in tears. In fact, Santa photos are very much like a trip to the doctor. Perhaps that’s why Jimmy Kimmel invented the genius game [read more]

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    Yes, babies crying on planes are annoying. But what these women did about it was way, way worse.

        We get it – long flights can feel like torture, especially when the trip is disrupted by screaming babies. But Air China passengers took their in-flight frustrations to the next level this week by starting a brawl with the mother of a crying baby. Young mother Chan Juan Sung, 27, was flying from [read more]

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    Wedding bells for Australian actor Dan Wyllie.

    It’s been a big year for Australian actor Dan Wyllie. First, he starred in Russell Crowe’s new film The Water Diviner, and now he’s just shared some incredibly exciting news… Wyllie, known for films like Muriel’s Wedding, Animal Kingdom and Burning Man, pulled off a secret wedding – marrying his partner of six years, director Shannon Murphy. Dan Wyllie [read more]

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    Friday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Tori Johnson’s partner         The partner of  Tori Johnson, Thomas Zinn, has spoken to TODAY’s Lisa Wilkinson just days after the tragic death of 34-year Tori in the Lindt Café siege. He told TODAY that Tori was “a humble and very generous person.” Tori Johnson was one of 17 people taken hostage by [read more]

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    We’ve never needed some holiday cheer more than we do right now.

    Even before Monday, were you constantly hearing these words? “We’re just trying to get to the end of the year… We’re crawling to the holidays.” And then. Monday. December 14, the day when the whole nation was flung into a shock of panic, fear and grief, the day that will forever be the Day of the Sydney Siege. And then. [read more]

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    “9 reasons my child is not ‘too old’ to breastfeed.”

    It’s a real tragedy that women in many societies are completely removed from one of the most natural, ancient and normal ways of mothering our growing children. I posted this picture of myself breastfeeding my two year old. As my followers on Facebook and blog are people (mostly women) who support breastfeeding to natural term, [read more]

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    To the people who say Australia needs to relax its gun laws….

      Australian Senator, David Leyonhjelm, says he knows how to stop horrific events like the murder of hostages at Martin Place. He says Australians just need to carry more guns so we can properly defend ourselves. Without them, he says, Australia is a “nation of victims”. “What happened in that cafe would have been most unlikely to [read more]

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    Learning to drive properly was mortifying. But it probably saved my life.

                Learning to drive isn’t just about practicalities and mechanics. It’s not just a bid for freedom by teens and by their parents, who are sick of driving them around to hundreds of activities each and every year. It’s also a status symbol, as in, “Hey, look at me! I’m [read more]