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    Anti-abortion protest signs that are actually funny.

        Every week in the US town of Raleigh, pro-life activists gather outside an abortion clinic.  And every week, they’re joined by Grayson and Tina Curri. Just like the pro-life activists, Grayson and Tina Curri carry signs. But unlike the pro-life activists whose signs work to spread an anti-abortion message with slogans like “babies are murdered [read more]

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    This drink has double the amount of caffeine as a glass of coke. And now little kids are drinking it.

            Today’s instalment of “What the hell are parents thinking” is brought to you by the words ‘coffee’ and ‘children under ten’. Yep, that’s right. In an alarming new trend, parents at hip Sydney cafes are letting their kids drink coffee. Owner of Flood Street Carousel Café in Leichhardt, father of two [read more]

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    Thanks anti-vaxxers. There’s a measles outbreak in Australia.

      NSW heath authorities are warning people who have visited a suburb in Sydney’s inner west recently to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles. According to a Facebook post from the Sydney Local Heath District, anyone who went to Leichhardt MarketPlace, Norton Plaza or the library between July 15 and 24 runs the risk of being infected. [read more]

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    Bec: “My life is great. So why is this thought keeping me awake at night?”

          What I’m about to tell you makes me sound ridiculous. But I’m going to tell you anyway because I don’t think I’m alone. And what I’ve learned recently has changed the way I live my life. (Look, yeah I know you’re rolling your eyes because that’s a BIG CALL  saying “changed the way [read more]

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    Look! It’s the world’s ugliest shoe.

          By NICKY CHAMP Man repellers rejoice! Because just when we thought shoes couldn’t get any uglier, fashion’s tastemakers have thrown us a real doozy. Thanks to Normcore – the fashion movement where it’s trendy to wear non-labels and dress to fit in, rather than stand out – the hottest footwear trend right [read more]

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    FLUFF: Jessica Simpson turns Instagram into her own family album.

          When you’re mega-famous, sharing a single baby photo on Instagram can make news around the world. Jessica Simpson, that singer who became famous in the early 2000s for singing in tiny denim shorts and never really left, just shared a series of baby photos. She pretty much made Instagram her own personal family album. Here’s one [read more]

  • Lily Allen handcuffs photo

    FLUFF: Lily Allen tweeted a photo of herself being handcuffed. But why?

          Lily Allen tweeted this photo — where she’s on her knees, hands behind her back, being handcuffed by Australian police officers. It was taken when the singer arrived in Queensland ahead of her Splendour in the Grass performance.   Spoiler alert: Lily Allen didn’t actually get arrested. She just flashed her famous smile [read more]

  • A gang of boys assaulted the young girl just metres from the teacher's staff room

    News: Year 9 girl tied to a tree and sexually assaulted just metres away from teachers at her SA school.

    Warning: this post deals with issues of sexual assault and bullying and may be distressing for some readers.       Tied to a tree. With a gang of eight rubbing their buttocks and genitalia against her. Another male filming the assault. The young girl, barely a teenager screaming. Terrified. The footage posted online, it [read more]

  • Helen Turkiewicz

    “What happens when a parent has no template for how to be a parent?”

            by SOPHIA TURKIEWICZ ONCE MY MOTHER is the story of two films – the one I started in 1976 and never finished and the one I’ve made now. The story begins in 1976 when I was a film school student and shot 16mm black and white footage of my mother and [read more]

  • AFP have cancelled plans to head to crash site

    Monday’s news in less time than it takes to drink your coffee.

    1. MH17 site dangers Australian Federal Police have cancelled plans to head to the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine. Fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops in the area has prevented access to the site. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe said last night the operation was [read more]

  • Podium girls

    EM: While these girls exist, women won’t be taken seriously in sport.

              by EM RUSCIANO My other half is a level 6 (there are only 7 levels), hardcore, lycra wearing, leg shaving bike nerd. In fact as I write these very words I can see him lovingly cleaning his road bike with… WAIT they are our wedding towels! Remind me to lose [read more]

  • Alysia

    She ran a race while 34 weeks pregnant. This is why.

          By NATALIA HAWK Last month, Alysia Montano – a 28-year-old professional runner in the USA – took part in the 800m race at the national running championships. She was also 34 weeks pregnant at the time. Which is quite far along in a pregnancy – as evidenced by the big bump that [read more]

  • parents of autism

    “The things I hate about autism.”

            By ROBYN CAMPBELL I recently read an article that questioned why there were so many “happy” autism blogs. “Where are all the angry ones?” She was right. Living life with challenging kids has so many frustrating scenarios, why aren’t more people writing about them? So I thought I would make a [read more]

  • talking to kids about death

    Big Bird has some surprisingly sage advice for talking to kids about death.

      By KERRIE NOONAN Don’t you remember we told you? Mr Hooper died, he’s dead. Oh, yes, I remember. I’ll give it to him when he comes back. Big Bird, Mr Hooper’s not coming back. Why not? Big Bird, when people die they don’t come back… Ever? No, never. Why not? Well, Big Bird, they’re [read more]

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    Hero, Shocker and Whinger of the week.

      It’s that time of the week again. The time when we bring the best stories of the web here to you in order to crown our Hero, Shocker and Whinger of the Week.   Hero of the Week goes too… The woman turning Beyonce songs into Oscar-worthy monologues. This is Nina Millin. She takes your favourite [read more]

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    “I want people to remember a time of simple pleasures and joy in just being.”

        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’s featured artists on the [read more]

  • movies that make you cry

    We pinpoint the exact moment you started crying in each of these movies.

      Hollywood loves a good tear-jerker and if you are a human being with tear ducts, we guarantee that these films have made water fall from them. Then we know exactly what moment salty water started trickling down your face. Yep, we’re welling up… What was the last movie you cried in?

  • 60 Minutes

    The daughters of MH17 victim: “She’ll never see us get married or have kids.”

            Australians are still reeling after Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine over a week ago. Two hundred and ninety eight people were on board. Thirty seven of them were Australians. For the victims families, the anguish is relentless. As the Maslin family said in their statement following the death of their [read more]

  • The Block The Bachelor

    We’re about to get into a new round of televised “reality”.

              Reality TV in Australia is like a carousel you just can’t jump off — when one series (finally) ends, another one begins. Like clock work, we’re about to get into a new round of televised “reality”. So, helpful lasses we are, we take a look at the shows about to kick off, [read more]

  • berry and grain

    Most Australians only get 50% of their recommended fibre intake. Here’s how to change that.

              It’s amazing how much of what’s going on in the inside can affect how you perform on the outside. Those days when you are a little bit tired, haven’t eaten quite right, or haven’t done any exercise for a while can really have an impact on the rest of the [read more]

  • Putin quotes

    Sunday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    Abbott and Putin discuss international enquiry into MH17. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Russian President Vladimir Putin have help a telephone conversation “to exchange their views on aspects of organising an independent and objective international enquiry” into MH17, a Kremlin statement has revealed. The pair agreed compliance with a UN Security Council resolution that called [read more]

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    FLUFF: Ricki-Lee poses nude for Sunday Style. Feels “extremely liberating”

    Former Australian Idol contestant Ricki-Lee Coulter has chosen to reveal A LOT about herself in this weekend’s Sunday Style magazine. Including her behind. Yep, 28-year-old Ricki-Lee has done her first ever nude shot exclusively for News Corp.  And has described it as “extremely liberating”. The tasteful shot aims to recreate one of Helmut Newtown’s iconic images, and we’re [read more]

  • Prawn linguine

    Fancy a quickie? Dinner in 10 minutes or less.

        I love to cook. But when I get home late after a stressful day at work, the last thing I want to do is cook a meal that takes an hour. Slaving over a stove can be as painful as listening to nails on a chalkboard. On nights like this, my aim is [read more]

  • A truly unbe-weave-able hair transformation...

    The health and beauty news that amazed and amused us this week.

          It’s been one of those blink-and-miss-it weeks, so the team behind Mamamia’s brand new site The Glow is here to catch you up on the fascinating, exciting and just plain strange health and beauty news that might have passed you by. This week we’ve been talking about many and varied topics, including but not limited [read more]

  • lying to your kids

    “Watching too much TV will give you square eyes” + 18 other lies our parents fed us.

          By BERN MORLEY We’ve all been lied to by our parents at one time or another. Usually these ‘white lies’ were being fed to us for the greater good, to deter us and/or protect us against some kind of resident evil. Like Watermelon seeds or tapeworms. And I’m not talking about the [read more]

  • three little girls with cancer

    Finally. The happy ending for these girls we’ve all been waiting for.

          In April this year, three little girls warmed hearts worldwide with one powerful image. The trio to your left hadn’t met before this picture was taken. They didn’t know each other’s backstories. They weren’t related by blood. And yet, this one image of these three little cancer survivors clutching onto each other [read more]

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    Pets interrupting yoga. It’s a thing and it’s glorious.

        Pets interrupting yoga. That’s pretty much all you need to know about this video called ‘Pets interrupting yoga’. Which consists of lots of shots of, well, pets interrupting yoga. It’s the simple pleasures: Amazing.   Like Mamamia Rogue on Facebook Rogue is Mamamia’s space for fun, viral and random content, with everything from [read more]

  • mh17 crash site

    Saturday’s news in less than two minutes.

    1. Australian police to arrive at MH17 crash site this weekend Australian police are set to arrive at the MH17 crash site in Eastern Ukraine this weekend. The police will be accompanied by Australian soldiers, Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed at a press conference late on Friday. A ceasefire in a 40km radius around the [read more]

  • pictures that look dirty at first glance

    This picture might look NSFW, but we assure you it’s G-rated.

        We guarantee that when you look at this picture you will see something rude. But there’s nothing rude to see, we promise. Figured it out? It’s just a pair of legs ending at a pair of feet. You sicko.

  • Andrej Pejic

    Australian male model is now a woman.

        Male model Andrej Pejic is now a woman. Pejic, whose androgynous appearance has been seen on the catwalk for Jean-Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs, has undergone sex reassignment surgery and legally changed her name to Andreja. The Melbourne-raised model, who achieved international fame after being photographed for the cover of Vogue Paris wearing [read more]