• man gets eyesight back

    25 years without sight and this is the first thing he did when he got it back.

    Share  Today’s Good News post is brought to you by Vaalia. For the next four weeks we’ll be bringing you a little dose of good news. Sometimes when we turn on the TV, radio or open a newspaper, it feels like everything in the world is just sad and wrong. But there are pockets of delight and happiness, which we’ll be [read more]

  • Rhiannon Swan Family

    What are the 2 words you’d use to describe your family?

        Here at Mamamia we are doing a series of posts on amazing and inspiring women. Our next wonderful woman is Rhiannon Swan. When she isn’t working 60 hours a week as a Wedding and Event Stylist/Planner at 2 trending Sydney cafes/restaurants (The Boat House Palm Beach and Moby Dicks Whale Beach), she is a wife [read more]

  • Jo Abi finds being connected is the missing ingredient to an enjoyable family holiday

    “The things I learned from my mum.”

          My mum taught me a lot about how to raise happy and healthy kids. She taught me that children need lots of fresh air, good food and love. She taught me that children should have some freedom to explore, time to use their imaginations and lots of time outdoors. But it’s what [read more]

  • necklaces for necklines

    How to choose the right necklace for different necklines.

      There’s no denying that Pinterest is a massive time-suck. From re-pinning all those recipes you’ll never make to virtually redecorating your house it’s easy to lose hours going down many a pretty picture-induced rabbit hole. But every now and again you stumble on a gem. And we hate to throw around the overused ‘life-changing’ adjective, [read more]

  • lupita

    The MTV Movie Awards are not like any other awards show.

                The MTV Movie Awards are not like any other awards show. Traditional award categories are eschewed for the more fun, ‘Best Villain,’ ‘Best Kiss’ and ‘Best Scared As Sh*t Performance,’ nominations to celebrate the year’s best films. And the fashion also follows suit, actors and musicians collide to bring [read more]

  • Young-Girl-receives-Cadbury

    Hidden issue of hunger in Australia.

          By Sarah Pennell, Foodbank Australia Hunger is one of Australia’s best kept secrets. Two million Australians access food assistance at some point every year, with half of those going without being children. Low income and single parent families have become the biggest groups turning to welfare agencies for help, as cost of living [read more]

  • time-lapse video of child growing up

    Beautiful proof: It’s not just a cliche, kids really do grow up in the blink of an eye.

        Dutchman Frans Hofmeester, who is far more creative and, let’s be honest, far more forward thinking than I am, has put together this incredible time-lapse video of his daughter from the time she was born until the age of 14. If you’re anything like me, you will watch it with a tear in [read more]

  • 120118_karl_art

    Karl Stefanovic may usually be a joker, but this time? He’s deadly serious.

              There’s been a lot of buzz recently about the newly crafted “coward punch” laws introduced to the New South Wales Parliament and is being considered by other state governments across the country. The bill came into effect as a result of the death of Daniel Christie (18) on January 11, and [read more]

  • NOT FAIR.

    This is what happens when a tween girl tweets a bomb threat at a major airline…

          Oh, kids these days. A 14-year-old girl in the US thought it would be #TotesHilare (that’s ‘totally hilarious’ *eyeroll*), to tweet the following to American Airlines: HAHAHAHAHA LULZ! Yeah, except, not really. American Airlines responded to her tweet with this: Sarah then proceeded to lose her freaking mind. Her Twitter feed over [read more]

  • Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie

    FLUFF: Katy Perry, Robert Pattinson, Beyonce and Justin Bieber walk into a festival.

            They call it a music festival but really Coachella is just a mating ground for the most famous famous people on the planet. And there happens to be music. Over the weekend, celebrities flocked to the Coachella valley. Beyonce made a surprise appearance with her sister Solange, performing the hit Losing [read more]

  • Wheel of Fortune fail

    Meet: The worst contestant on a game show. Ever.

        This guy has successfully become the worst game show contestant in history. While playing Wheel of Fortune, Julian guessed every letter of the word correctly. All he had to do was literally read the words out, and he would win $1 million. And he still got it wrong. This ‘bad luck‘ didn’t just [read more]

  • Celine Dion's house

    FLUFF: Celine Dion’s house is the ultimate famous-person palace.

        Got a spare $72 million? Sweet. You can pick up Celine Dion‘s mega-palace with its own fully functioning water park. Seriously. This ridiculous mansion is the ultimate in opulent fairytale chic. Did we mention it has its own fully functioning water park? Celine, 46, has decided to sell the crazy, shiny palace because [read more]

  • Chloe Campbell

    Monday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. 3-year-old Chloe Campbell describes her potential abductors. Three-year-old Chloe Campbell has provided a clue for the investigation into her abduction. When speaking to family about her two-day disappearance, Chloe has reportedly used the phrase “daddy’s friends”. Detective Inspector Bruce McNab told The Courier-Mail that she had given the police “information (they) can use” to continue [read more]

  • Kate Middleton pregnant again

    FLUFF: Is Kate Middleton pregnant again?

                Hold your Royal horses. Shut the palace door. Put the Queen’s corgies on a leash. Could the Duchess be pregnant again? Before you roll your peasant eyes and dismiss this glorious rumour, there is some evidence. First there’s the matter of Duchess Catherine’s (AKA Kate Middleton) drink choice during [read more]

  • Nick Carter married

    FLUFF: Your childhood crush just got married. To someone that’s not you.

                  The Backstreet Boy you fantasy-married in your mind circa 1997 just got hitched. Yep, we’re sorry to be the ones to break it to you, but Nick Carter just got married. He wed his longtime love, actress/fitness guru Lauren Kitt, in a ceremony in Santa Barbara over the [read more]

  • Screen shot 2014-04-13 at 9.47.32 PM

    Chrissy Amphlett’s ‘I Touch Myself’ is the anthem for a new movement.

        It’s one year since Chrissy Amphlett passed away, and now 10 women have come together to raise awareness about the disease that killed her: breast cancer. Singers including Amphlett’s cousin Little Pattie, cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John, Deborah Conway, Connie Mitchell, Suze DeMarchi, Sarah Blasko, Sarah McLeod, Kate Ceberano, Megan Washington and Katie Noonan have [read more]

  • should kids go vegan 1

    “I eat raw, my children are vegan, and no animals were harmed in the making of this message.”

              Nine months ago, I initiated the somewhat “radical” switch for my family to experience an all-vegan diet. And I’m pleased to report that we haven’t looked back once. Having said that, this post isn’t about being boastful or self-congratulatory or smug, but it is about accomplishment and for that reason alone I [read more]

  • Beyonce's new video

    We need to talk about Beyonce’s thigh gap.

    Beyonce has been accused of photoshopping one of her photos on Instagram – and the world isn’t happy. While on holidays in the Dominican Republic with Jay Z and Blue, Bey took to the photo-sharing network to post some photos of her playing golf. Except there was one small problem. One of the photos made [read more]

  • Empress Elisabeth of Austria, an 18th century "style icon" notorious for her eating disorder.

    Revealed: The actual reason catwalk models are so thin.

            The skinny model outcry is now an annual event. It coincides with fashion week. Every year, it’s been there. It’s an eye-roll because it’s so predictable. Every year thin models, every year angry backlash. Which leads to the question – every year – why hasn’t it changed? If the outcry, like [read more]

  • modern families

    What to do if you’re a single woman desperate for a family? This.

          What do you do if you’re a single woman and you’re desperate to become a mother? This is a conversation I first had with my sister-in-law Nicky, while sitting on my lounge room floor drinking tea (where I have all my best important conversations with my girlfriends). What happened over the next [read more]

  • arctic ice melting video

    WATCH: 16 years of Arctic ice gone in 59 seconds.

    This video is only 59 seconds long. But its brevity serves as a testament to its truth. Because if something is an indisputable fact, you don’t need to embellish it with fancy graphs and media spin. You can just show it for what it is. This is a video of the ice of the Arctic [read more]

  • How to be a better runner

    Become a better runner (i.e. someone who actually runs… ever) in 9 easy steps.

    As we gear straight out of summer and into winter, more and more people are considering how to avoid slipping back to their old winter habits. You know the ones I mean – sitting on the couch in oversized trackpants, staring at screens and shovelling food into your mouth until it’s time for bed. The [read more]

  • Kirsten Dunst dating

    Kirsten Dunst tells us why women just need to be women and men need to be men.

            This week everyone’s favourite baby-vampire-angel/suicidal virgin/cheerleader/sad blonde has broken cool girl hearts across the world by telling Harper’s Bazaar UK: I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, [read more]

  • immunised woman

    Health Check: When do adults need to be immunised?

            Most of us will receive the majority of our vaccinations in childhood. But Australian adults still die and become disabled from vaccine-preventable diseases. Immunisations are therefore an important preventive health measure at all stages of life. So, when might adults need to be immunised? Making sure you are up-to-date Some adults [read more]

  • Frances Chan

    Too thin to study: Frances Chan was threatened with suspension unless she gained weight.

        Accusations of “skinny-bashing” have been levelled at a prominent Ivy League university after a 20-year-old student revealed she was “forced to eat cheetos” to add weight to her naturally slim frame. Frances Chan, who’s studying Arts at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, says she spent months trying to convince uni authorities that her slight [read more]

  • vagina cost kitten video

    Shocker, Hero and Whinger of the week.

      Welcome to 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 awesome. And whinger? Well, that’s pretty [read more]

  • Missing Chloe Campbell

    Sunday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Suggestions Chloe went missing following a threat made to her father. Investigations into the disappearance of 3-year-old toddler Chloe Campbell are continuing today. She was returned to her mother early yesterday after being found by police in a showground across the road from her home in Childers, Queensland. Family friends have revealed to the Sunday Mail that [read more]

  • Freya at the Hunter Valley

    How to enjoy wine intelligently (but without being a total douchebag).

        When our Editor-in-chief, Jamila, told me I was going to the Hunter Valley for a weekend of wine tasting, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. Then I found out I’d be having lunch and a chat with Neil McGuigan. This is the guy who runs the winery responsible for the best white wine [read more]

  • not wanting to get married

    FLUFF: Real-life Snow White and Prince Charming tie the knot.

            Everyone’s favourite Once Upon A Time co-stars have gotten married. In an intimate ceremony in front of 30 close family and friends, Ginnifer Goodwin, 35, (who plays Snow White in the popular TV show), and Josh Dallas, 32, (who plays Prince Charming), have tied the knot. A source revealed to E News that “Ginnifer [read more]

  • Kylie Jenner plastic surgery

    Everyone’s saying Kylie Jenner doesn’t look like Kylie Jenner anymore.

                Kylie Jenner‘s starting to look a lot more… Kardashian. The 16-year-old (half-sister of Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe) has posted some photos on Instagram this week that have got people screaming “plastic surgery!” and Kyles is not happy about it. She tweeted that her feelings are hurt by plastic surgery rumours, [read more]