• not a bug splat 4

    A reminder to the world’s most deadly killers: These are real people.

    Share  Drone operators – the people who control those aircraft (that are sometimes designed to kill), that don’t carry a human passenger on board – are obviously quite removed from their victims. So removed, in fact, that they reportedly call their kills “bug splats” – because they appear small and grainy on a computer screen. [read more]

  • Clean Cut fashion

    Why the fashion industry’s ‘Maccas burger and fries’ solution is not a good idea.

                Australia is a little Fashion-occupied at the moment. With the opening of H&M and the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia in full swing, news feeds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram seem saturated with updates and #MBFWA. But on Thursday, something a little different took place at Carriageworks: Clean Cut [read more]

  • duct tape surfing video

    She was left paralysed by a car accident 18 years ago. Now she’s learning to surf.

              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 [read more]

  • thai commercial what is it you desire

    This 3-minute video will change the way you look at small acts of kindness.

      This three-minute film is so beautiful, it’s hard to believe it’s a commercial. In the short video, originally an ad for Thai Life Insurance, an unnamed man pauses throughout his day to carry out small deeds of kindness — leaving some snacks outside an old lady’s door, offering up his seat on the bus, handing [read more]

  • Megan Hunstman

    7 dead babies discovered in an ordinary suburban home.

            Warning: This post deals with difficult subject matter that could be distressing for some readers. It’s a modest looking brick house in a sleepy middle-class suburb in America. From the outside, there was never anything for neighbours to be suspicious about. It was simply a normal home to a family of [read more]

  • adriennelegs

    Read this: You’ll never think about survivors of tragedy in the same way again.

            Adrianne Haslet-Davis is a professional ballroom dancer, former dance instructor and public speaker. She’s also a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, an incident that left her without a left foot. Adrianne, 33, has been in the news this week because on Friday, she left a Boston television studio in tears before a taping [read more]

  • drunk-man-fence

    ‘The Futility of Existence’: A story of a drunk man trying to jump a fence.

        A very existential Youtube video has gone viral in the last 48 hours. Called ‘The Futility of Existence’, it tells a simple story: The story of a drunk man trying to jump a fence. Someone saw him struggling to get over, and decided that filming his struggle would serve as a good metaphor [read more]

  • plane

    US Airways replied to a complaint with a photo of a plane flying into a woman’s vagina.

        Woops. Seriously: WOOPS. US Airways was just responsible for what is possibly the worst social media stuff up since social media became a thing that could be stuffed up. Seriously, it’s bad. An unhappy customer tweeted the US Airways account to let them know how upset they were that their flight was delayed: [read more]

  • man charged chloe campbell abduction.

    Tuesday’s news in under 5 minutes.

    1. Police investigating Chloe Campbell’s abduction take DNA samples from friends and family. The police have taken DNA samples from 20 people to aid their search for Chloe Campbell’s abductor. The 20 individuals include family and friends of the Campbells, and Detective Inspector Bruce McNab says that all have been given voluntarily. The police also [read more]

  • Pharrell cries on Oprah

    FLUFF: Oprah made Pharrell sob on television.

              Pharrell can’t… He just can’t even… He just… He can’t deal… Pharrell just can’t even cope with the happiness he’s inflicted on the world with his song Happy. In an interview with Oprah, the 41-year-old singer watched some video footage of people around the world dancing to his infectious song, [read more]

  • Sofia Vergara house

    FLUFF: Sofia Vergara’s new place is pretty much an Argentinian castle.

                Sofia Vergara just laid down a cool $10.6 million for a pad that’s essentially an Argentinian castle. The 41-year-old Modern Family star / television goddess bought this sprawling property that includes a gym, a sauna, a wine cellar that houses 3,000 bottles and reams of crazy gold curtain material [read more]

  • Jackie O baby

    FLUFF: Jackie O talks about being a baby mama again.

              Jackie O (real name Jackie Henderson) is talking about whether she’ll have a second child – and it’s a familiar dilemma for first-time mamas everywhere. The 39-year-old radio host gave birth to her daughter Kitty (full name Catalina) in December, 2010, and she was conceived using IVF. This morning, Jackie’s [read more]

  • Nikki Webster baby girl

    FLUFF: Nikki Webster makes you feel even older by showing you her baby girl.

        World, meet Nikki Webster’s baby girl Skylah. Yep, Nikki Webster of the Strawberry Kisses. Nikki Webster of the flying Olympic Ceremony performance. Nikki Webster, the legitimate adult who makes you feel extremely old every time she reaches a new life stage. The 26-year-old singer shared these sweet photos with The Daily Edition on [read more]

  • Tony Abbott

    Tony Abbott asks the question we’ve all been asking him since the election.

        Tony Abbott may be our country’s Minister for Women but he’s just had a very awkward realisation: there are no women to be found anywhere near him. In this short clip filmed during his recent business delegation to Asia, the Prime Minister seemed EXTREMELY PUZZLED about where all his ladies were at. Rounding up [read more]

  • katherine fritz 1

    12 habits of happy, healthy people who don’t give a sh*t about your inner peace.

      Every damn time someone in my Facebook feed posts something like this, I click it. Every damn time. We all have this Facebook friend, right? People you genuinely love and admire. People you like hanging out with. People you invite to your birthday parties. You know. Actual friends. Until you’ve clicked links exactly like this again and again and again. For [read more]

  • smart hot guys

    Why smart men are hot (AKA Marry me, Stephen Colbert)

          I’d sooner ride off into the sunset with Stephen Colbert than stare into Channing Tatum’s eyes for a night. I’d go Louis Theroux or Jon Ronson over Matthew McConaughey, and every time I see Hamish Macdonald on the telly, my heart skips a beat. And I don’t care that you know it. [read more]

  • before I had kids

    A letter to my daughter about happiness.

              Dear Daughter, When you were little, happiness for you was relatively simple. I found what it was that brought out your first enchanting smile and that first beautiful giggle. I would then continue to pull ridiculous faces if it meant that you’d continue to grace me with your captivating, gummy [read more]

  • Missing Chloe Campbell

    The question everyone’s asking about the disappearance of Chloe Campbell.

          Chloe Campbell’s shocking disappearance – and then remarkable return to her family – has dominated headlines for the past week. The disappearance of a little girl always sparks a media storm, but her astonishing reappearance raises as many questions as it solves. Her whereabouts are now known – and she is thankfully [read more]

  • gina

    “The Real Housewives of Melbourne is awful, and I don’t want to write about it anymore.”

            Okay. I have some news. And it may upset some of you. I’m resigning from Housewives. It just got too gross last night, you guys. I was watching and writing notes like I usually do, and then Lydia called Gina a dog and I just stopped and thought, “Nup. I’m out.” [read more]

  • CNN reporting of royal visit

    Cringe-worthy: CNN’s shameful reporting of the royals’ visit down under.

        UPDATE: Jeanne Moos, the CNN journalist behind a controversial news report on the welcome of British Royals to New Zealand, has apologised for any offence caused. “Duly noted,” she said. “I do humour and satire, and I am truly sorry if the tone of my story offended anyone.” Her apology followed the launch [read more]

  • Yikes.

    The IVF patient who is pregnant with the wrong embryos.

            It’s an expectant parent’s worst nightmare. Actually scrap that, no it’s not. Because this is a story so strange and so surprising that it’s a circumstance that no parent would ever imagine could happen to them. An Italian woman who got pregnant using IVF technologies has just been told that she’s [read more]

  • man gets eyesight back

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

      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]