• reactions to mh17

    Today’s MH17 news in less than five minutes.

    List of Australians on board flight MH17 is released. The names of the 36 Australian citizens and residents, who were among the total of 298 passengers and crew on board flight MH17, have now been released. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said, “we bleed for them, we grieve for them and we will do everything [read more]

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    7 reasons we cannot WAIT for The Bachelor Australia 2014. Because Bachelor.

            The countdown has begun. Season 2 of The Bachelor Australia kicks off in 11 days, you guys. ELEVEN DAYS. And you know what that means… I can now crawl out of the foetal position I’ve been in for the last 12 months and once again resume my glorious reason for being: [read more]

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    All bathrooms are unhygienic. Here’s 3 ways to fix that.

        Modern Western bathrooms are a nightmare. They’re arranged not for ease of use and optimal hygiene, but for convenience of plumbing. That’s the argument Lloyd Alter has made in a fascinating piece for The Guardian, which you should read here. Although our current bathroom setups may be more ‘historical accident’ than ‘well oiled machine’, [read more]

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    Shocker, Hero and Whinger of the week.

    Welcome to Mamamia Rogue’s Shocker, Hero and Whinger of the Week. Here’s how it works: Each week, we pick the biggest Shocker, Hero and Whinger from the last seven days. Shocker is whatever moment or person left our jaws on the floor. Hero is whoever won the week by being flat out amazing.  And whinger? Well, that’s [read more]

  • Video thumbnail for youtube video BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine. All 295 on board confirmed dead.

    (The rest of) Sunday’s news in under 2 minutes.

    Details about flight MH17 continue to emerge. For the latest updates and details on flight MH17 please click here.  Al Gore criticises Australia’s decision to repeal the Carbon tax. Former US Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore has called the repeal of the Carbon Tax by Australia a “disappointing step”. He added this was particularly [read more]

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    The Voulez-Vous Project: Celebrating artists, designers, illustrators and creators.

      Welcome to Mamamia’s art endeavour, the Voulez-Vous Project. Every week we celebrate emerging artists, designers, illustrators, creators and women who knit using their vaginas. (Kidding. Maybe.) The aim: to make the internet a slightly more beautiful, captivating, or thought-provoking place. To find out more about the Voulez-Vous project, click here.  This week the Voulez-Vous project is featuring [read more]

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    5-year-old Danny is battling cancer. For his birthday he doesn’t want presents, only cards.

      Five-year-old Danny Nickerson is just like any other five-year-old; a kid who is just discovering the joys of reading. In particular, Danny loves it when he recognises his own name written down. However, unlike most five-year-olds, Danny can’t go to school anymore. Danny was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, which has taken him [read more]

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    “I want my kids to watch TV coverage of the MH17 crash.”

            When I woke up yesterday, nothing seemed particularly different. I followed my normal routine of hitting the snooze button approximately seven times until I could no longer deny the day. Then, as I do every morning, I rolled over in the dark, grabbed my phone and almost blinded myself by reading [read more]

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    Our national Paralympic football team just had their government funding completely cut.

          $175,000. Until last week, that’s how much funding the Pararoos, our Australian Paralympic Football team, received. They used that money to successfully launch a team made up of players with cerebral palsy or acquired brain injuries. With $175,000 the team could participate in a few national camps per year, as well as [read more]

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    The most honest – and realistic – motherhood selfie we’ve ever seen.

              People often say to me, “Robin, you’ve got three under three, how do you do it? I struggle with just one/two”. I answer them as honestly as I know how: “I do it with a lot of grace, dignity and glamour.” So they ask me: “How, Robin? How can I be [read more]

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    Yikes: This is how much rubbish each of us creates in just 7 days.

      How much waste do people really create? This series of photographs from artist Gregg Segal tries to make us think about exactly that. The photos show family, friends and individuals surrounded by the amount of trash they create in just seven days. That’s one week’s worth of trash. Suddenly seems like quite a lot, [read more]

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    Three healthy lunch recipes for time poor people.

        I would like to start by thanking everyone who voted for me to be the next food blogger for Mamamia. Since I was little, all I wanted was to become a TV chef and host “Elly’s Kitchen” (cheesy, right!?). I used to walk around the kitchen, pretending to talk to a hidden camera [read more]

  • beauty news

    US actress dyes her hair rainbow. Looks a little like a mermaid.

      Forget lobs, the new memo circulating Hollywood hair circles is ‘Rainbow hair, don’t care.’ Anna Paquin is the latest celebrity to join the multi-coloured hair squad, dyeing her hair purple, blue and green. After wrapping up the final season of True Blood, the star headed straight to the hairdresser’s to fulfill her dreams of [read more]

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    The health and beauty stories we couldn’t stop talking about this week.

          Welcome to our beauty and health news wrap, where we bring you some of the best content from the newest member of the Mamamia digital family, The Glow. This week, we’re talking about rainbow-coloured hair (and how to get it), the face wash making headlines for all the wrong reasons, and the 90s style [read more]

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    Today’s MH17 news in less than two minutes

    Pro-Russian separatists loot MH17 crash site Valuable evidence may have been destroyed as pro-Russian separatists have raided the MH17 crash site. The rebels are believed to have taken debris and personal belongings, and there are conflicting reports as to the location of the plane’s black box. Horrifically, The Interpreter is reporting that as many as [read more]

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    FLUFF: Top TV show forced to change its name.

            Glee is no more.* *in the UK. Yes, the popular teen comedy about a musical theatre group from Ohio has been forced to change its name following a ruling in the UK High Court. The Twentieth Century Fox show, which screens on Channel Eleven here in Australia, was being sued by [read more]

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    FLUFF: Congratulations to Sarah Harris!

    Sarah Harris has married her long-term partner Tom Ward. 32-year-old Harris met Ward, who works in IT, in a bar five years ago. The Studio 10 co-host wore the Johanna Johnson dress, which was ‘spoiled’ by paparazzi pictures taken from outside the bridal boutique earlier this week. Harris and the shop assistant appeared shocked in [read more]

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    (The rest of) Saturday’s news in less than two minutes.

    Details about Flight MH17 continue to emerge For today’s coverage of Flight MH17, please click here. Israel warns they will increase military operations in Gaza Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that his military are preparing for the possibility of significantly widening their ground operation in Gaza. It is estimated that the Palestinian death [read more]

  • reactions to mh17

    When I woke up this morning, the world felt broken.

          When I woke up this morning, the world felt broken. A plane carrying 298 people had been shot out of the sky, children lay dead on a beach in Gaza, and an Australian suicide bomber had taken lives. It felt like the morning of 9/11: significant and heavy, like we should remember where we were [read more]

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    The most popular baby names for 2014 so far are…

    The mid-year tally of the most popular baby names of 2014 is in, with Imogen and Asher — two names that barely registered a generation ago — claiming the top spots in this poll, according to the baby-naming website Nameberry.com. Silas, Jasper, and Milo have all risen into the Top 10 for boys, while the sedate Claire is [read more]

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    Why was Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 flying over Ukraine?

      By GEOFFREY DELL As investigations continue into who brought down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with 298 people on board – including at least 28 Australians – questions must be asked as to why the plane was flying over the troubled Ukraine region in the first place. Malaysia Airlines has confirmed the Boeing 777-200 [read more]

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    The 7 things only the mothers of boys will understand.

    I am not sure there is much in the world that beats watching the fierce love of brothers. That lump-in-your-throat feeling you get from watching them interact. Best friends one moment. Mortal enemies the next. As a mum it’s a physically overwhelming, all encompassing love and one that you hope with all your heart will see them through their lives. [read more]

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    “What if the cure for HIV was on that flight?”

            Today Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot out of the sky. All 298 people on board, passengers and crew alike, were killed. As reports began to circulate about the people on board – their nationalities, and the occasional name – it was also revealed that up to one hundred of those [read more]

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    Frockwatch: Is this the most stylish woman on the planet?

      It takes either a wardrobe malfunction or a seriously breathtaking outfit to outdo A-List celebrities on the red carpet, but Nicola Peltz is doing exactly that – the latter that is. The 19-year-old actress is dominating every single red carpet event she attends.  This mastery kicked off on a press junket for her movie [read more]

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    The little girl who was so desperate to be a flower girl, she took matters into her own hands.

          All Annabelle wanted was to be a flower girl, so she got herself a pretty dress, some gloves and made a sign. Then she made her way to city hall with her mum and waited patiently for one of the 20,000 couples who get married at the Manhattan Clerk’s office to take [read more]

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    NEWS: Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in Ukraine. All 298 on board confirmed dead.

           What we know so far about MH17 – Authorities say that 27 Australians were on board – The plane was carrying 298 passengers and crew – The plane came down in Ukrainian airspace, reportedly after being hit with a surface to air missile – Ukraine’s president has labelled it a “terrorist attack”  [read more]


    Here we go again: Israel and Hamas resume their war.

    by ANTHONY BILLINGSLEY The prospect of another Israeli-Gazan conflict is upon us with the beginning of Israeli ground operations in Gaza. There have been suggestions that the Israeli action will be limited to the destruction of alleged Hamas tunnels into Israel, although it is unclear why such a goal would require ground forces in Gaza. As is [read more]

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    The FB status shared by a MH17 passenger minutes before the plane took off.

               UPDATE: Passenger who posted Facebook photo not on flight MH17. Although Mr Cor Pan did indeed post the following photo to Facebook, he was not on board the flight MH17. Some people who viewed the photo realised that beneath the planes front wheel, the letters “RC” are visible. MH17′s registration number [read more]

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    SHARE: What all teachers should be telling kids when they get their NAPLAN results.

            A teacher in the UK has become the educator of everybody’s dreams after a letter she sent home to each of her students went viral for being a tear-inducing masterpiece. Rachel Tomlinson is the head teacher at Barrowford Primary, and some of her students recently had to take their ‘Key Stage 2′ tests (basically [read more]



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