• barry faz

    It’s right to hold politicians to a higher standard. And Barry O’Farrell was right to resign.

    Share      It is tragic that New South Wales has lost an able and dedicated Premier apparently over a bottle of wine, even if it is a $3000 bottle of 1959 Penfolds Grange. Many will be sad to see Barry O’Farrell go. He is one of the most skilled politicians in the recent history [read more]

  • poo-3

    The ‘Poo Song’ is a real, official song that exists to stop people defecating in public.

      This is being called ‘The first Poo Song in the history of India’. Which is kind of interesting, although not as interesting as the fact that India has an official national poo song. Apparently, about half the population of India shits out in the open, which means there’s about 600 million piles of poo [read more]

  • Nicky and her daughter Amelia.

    “The best piece of advice my mum ever gave me.”

            As long as you live under my roof, you’ll do as I say. Did you clean your room? Don’t ask me WHY. Just do it. I’ll treat you like an adult when you start acting like one. I don’t care what “everyone” is doing. I care what YOU are doing! You’ll [read more]

  • mum picking up toys

    Share: 7 ways to get the kids out of the house in as little time as possible.

            If I invited you over to my house during the week, you could be forgiven for thinking I was slightly bonkers (or time challenged). You see, there’s a very good chance the table would be laid and the food partially served for the next meal. Breakfast prepared before bed, plates laid [read more]

  • learning fun

    This is the photo diary of a four-year-old.

      What happens when you ask your four-year-old to document her weekend with their very own device? This. Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Samsung. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words. SELFIE: I’m Matilda. And this is [read more]

  • school principal writes tooth fairy letter

    A school principal wrote a letter to the tooth fairy and made this little girl’s day.

          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 [read more]

  • first world problem

    Is it time for you to check your privilege?

        We’ve all heard the term ‘First World Problems’. You know, those complaints and problems we have the luxury of having only because we are lucky enough to live in a first world, wealthy and industrialised nation. There’s a good chance we’ve all been guilty of it, at least in some capacity. My hand [read more]

  • Cadbury Creme Eggs

    8 incredible Cadbury Creme Egg recipes.

    Think Easter isn’t complete without Creme Eggs? You’re going to love these ooey, gooey, completely decadent recipes. Who wants a plain old chocolate egg wrapped in foil for Easter when you can create brownies, ice cream and cakes based on Cadbury Creme Eggs? Check out these delicious Easter recipes, via Buzzfeed. Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs [read more]

  • Robert Marshall

    This politician actually just said that kids with disabilities are punishment for abortions.

              A politician in the US actually just said that children born with disabilities are punishment for women who get abortions. He actually said that. Republican party candidate Robert Marshall is openly anti-abortion, and this week is standing by his 2010 statement that said: “The number of children who are born [read more]

  • Delta

    Rachael Leahcar: ‘Delta hasn’t spoken to me for over a year.’

          You probably remember Rachael Leahcar from the first season The Voice, but it seems that her mentor from the show, Delta Goodrem, has forgotten. The 20-year-old singer from Adelaide revealed to OK! Magazine that she hadn’t heard from Delta Goodrem in over a year. “It’s sad.. she was my big sis,” Leahcar [read more]

  • Barry O'Farrell

    Thursday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    Update: NSW Treasurer Mike Baird has been elected the new NSW Liberal leader. He was elected unopposed as the new NSW Premier. His nearest contender for the job, Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian, decided not to challenge in the leadership ballot. Supporters of each minister were running the numbers overnight in anticipation of a ballot, the [read more]

  • taylorswift

    FLUFF: Taylor Swift adorably shocks fan by turning up to her bridal shower.

              It’s no secret that Taylor Swift is adorable. She’s practically a cherub-faced human ray of sunshine. The 24-year-old singer demonstrated just how adorable she is by rocking up to surprise a “superfan” at her bridal shower. The bride-to-be and devout T-Swift fan, an American woman called Gena Gabrielle, had invited Swift to her bridal [read more]

  • cos-nail-salon-uv-lamps-mdn

    The one question everyone’s asking about gel manicures…

          As Mamamia’s resident Style and Beauty Editor, I often act as an agony aunt to the team. On a daily basis I’ll get asked anything from ‘How do I get nail polish off my leather bag?’ to ‘Nic, do I need these ridiculous but fabulous shoes?’ (To which the answer is nearly [read more]

  • Catherine Zeta Jones new hair

    FLUFF: Catherine Zeta Jones got bangs. You need to see them immediately.

          Ladies and gentlemen, Catherine Zeta Jones has changed the shape of the hair on her beautiful head. The 44-year-old actress / cabaret singer / dancer / heavenly age-defying goddess paid someone to fashion a little hair curtain on her forehead, otherwise known as a blunt fringe. Girl looks good: C-Z-J was on [read more]

  • royals

    The Royals are here. Quick, everyone look fancy.

    THEY’RE HERE THEY’RE HERE. Prince William, Duchess Catherine (AKA Kate Middleton) and their little bundle of royal joy, Prince George, have just touched down in Australia. Everyone’s favourite trio of Royals have stepped off the royal plane in Sydney and they’re headed straight to the Opera House. Kate stepped off the plane in bright canary [read more]

  • rachel corbett

    3 reasons women shouldn’t have kids in their 40s. (And why they’re bollocks.)

                I don’t think I want children until my 40s. “Why?” I hear you cry. Because I’ve got shit to do, that’s why. At the ripe old age of 33, I feel like I’ve barely ticked off a tenth of the ‘to do list’ items I want to accomplish before I’m [read more]

  • plane

    US Airways explains why they tweeted a photo of a plane in a woman’s vagina.

        US Airways, the airline that responded to a customer’s complaint on twitter by sending out a photo of a plane in a woman’s vagina, have explained what happened. It was a mistake, you guys. (That much was obvious, no?) According to the New York Daily News: “It was an honest mistake. It was [read more]

  • child bride kills husband

    Just days after the wedding, she killed her husband with rat poison. Here’s why.

        At just 14 years old, Wasila Umar was forced to marry a man more than twice her age. Less than a week after their wedding, her 35-year-old husband and three of his friends lay dead in the couple’s home in Nigeria. Umar, who never had the chance to attend school, confessed to the [read more]

  • australian indigenous fashion week

    The kind of magazine cover Australia barely ever sees.

          Now that the fashion frenzy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has settled, it’s pertinent to note that the inaugural Australian Indigenous Fashion Week was also launched last Friday. The event was designed to celebrate and promote the talents of Indigenous Australians in the field of fashion and design and as part of this, [read more]

  • kimcrying

    We’re really not sure how to feel about this post. You’ll know what we mean in a minute.

      For as long as we can remember, science has said that there are six basic emotions – and they’re roughly based on the names of Dwarfs. Humans have been limited – nay, confined – to being happy, sad, fearful, angry, surprised or disgusted. But scientists have just announced that actually, we have a more complex [read more]

  • World's hardest job

    This is the world’s toughest job, and over 2 billion people are doing it.

          When asked what the world’s hardest job is, what do you think of? A doctor? A lawyer? The job advertised in this video beats them all. 24 people responded to the advertised job, and were shocked at the requirements when they were interviewed. They were told the job was full time – 365 [read more]

  • maruchan

    A random guy has advertised for a woman to soak in bath. Full of cooked noodles.

              If you need some quick cash and are prepared to get a bit weird, a dude in New York is looking for a women to sit in his bathtub while he’s not at home. Oh, and did we mention the tub will be full of cooked packet noodles? Cos, yeah… [read more]

  • US running out of execution drugs 1

    The fascinating reason why the US is running out of execution drugs.

            32 states in America still have the death penalty. And those 32 states are facing a setback to the death penalty. It’s not protestors or activists, who think that capital punishment is abhorrent. It’s not any state government, which believes it’s time to repeal the death penalty. It’s because the country [read more]

  • jessicapare

    This is what happens when a skinny celebrity stops eating kale.

      “I don’t really workout and eat all the burgers I want!” A collective eye roll happens every time a celebrity claims their incredible body is the work of living off burgers (the greasy McDonald’s kind, not the organic grass fed kind) and never exercising while somehow miraculously maintaining rock hard abs and the lithe [read more]

  • image2

    19 pairs of flat shoes (because they are the far superior shoe).

                If you regularly stalk Mamamia’s Instagram account you’ll know that we’ve moved offices, and it’s this move that has made me come to the conclusion (quite late to the party) that flats are the far superior shoe choice. Not only do I now walk further to get to work, [read more]

  • nicky wedding

    “I’ve spent almost half of my life with my husband, and I’m still as attracted to him as I ever was.”

          Cameron Diaz, possessor of excellent abs and great hair, has revealed she doesn’t believe in monogamy. I know, Stop. The. World. Let’s all get off. In the grand scheme of things whatever Cameron Diaz is doing in the bedroom doesn’t greatly affect our lives but it’s always fun when a celebrity goes [read more]

  • kate middleton not a role model

    Is this proof that the Queen has changed Kate Middleton’s style?

      Back in February we reported that The Duchess of Cambridge was set to undergo a “subtle but significant regal makeover” for the Royals trip down under. If you weren’t across the Queen’s style memo at the time, she advised the Duchess to adopt “lower hemlines” and wear “statement jewelry and gemstones” from her personal [read more]

  • cunnamed

    Open post: What’s happening in your world?

    Hello there! For those who haven’t been here before, this is Mamamia’s open post. It’s a post that goes up every week so that we have a place to catch up with all of Mamamia’s wonderful readers; to tell you what’s going on in our worlds, and hear about what’s happening in yours. It’s been [read more]

  • Barry

    BREAKING: NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell quits.

      Barry O’Farrell has resigned from the job as the Premier of New South Wales . Mr O’Farrell has been Premier since 2011. The news comes after Mr O’Farrell’s appearance at the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) inquiry into Australian Water Holdings and O’Farrell’s reported inability to explain why he once accepted a $3000 bottle of [read more]

  • refugee-ghalamere-forced-return-iran-1

    This story is amazing. A refugee facing deportation was saved by perfect strangers on a plane.

          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 [read more]